New Location Announced for Capital Holiday Lights

New Location Announced for Capital Holiday Lights

There’s good news and bad news. Capital Holiday lights will happen, but not this year. After losing it’s long time home in Albany’s Washington Park due to traffic concerns, organizers of the annual lights display have been working hard to secure a new location.

Capital Holiday Lights is put on every year by the Albany Police Athletic League. The event is the organizations largest fundraiser, with money raised going to help facilitate activities for kids in the city.

On Thursday, the Police Athletic League said they would be taking a year off from the in-person lights display and instead offering virtual tours of light shows past. However, next year, PAL says lights will be back in full force at the Altamont Fairgrounds for 2023.

Capital Holiday Lights began in 1997 with about 30 displays and quickly grew to more than one hundred over the years.

For 2022, virtual displays will be available at

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