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The free programs and events of Albany PAL are made possible by our biggest fundraiser of the year: The Capital Holiday Lights in the Park.  Visitors to the Park are treated to a night of splendor and holiday cheer as they drive or walk through the magical winter wonderland of Washington Park. For more than 20 years, Capital Holiday Lights in the Park has been a sign of the season in Albany and throughout the Capital Region. Filled with light displays, craft vendors, reindeer, holiday treats and even Santa visits, this is an event that cannot be missed. 

Volunteer for Holiday Lights 


Volunteers are needed every night of the Holiday Light show to perform a variety of tasks.  Volunteers are given the opportunity to:

-Dress up in a costume

-Take pictures of Santa

-Converse with guests waiting to see Santa and much much more!

The support we receive from our volunteers is what makes the Holiday Lights Show so magical every year. Please help us to continue this tradition of spreading holiday cheer and supporting the children of PAL.

Volunteer times are from 5:30-9:30 Sunday-Thursday and 5:30-10 pm Friday-Saturday.  For more information contact Laura at, or call us at 518-435-0392!



Sundays-Thursday 6-9 pm and Friday-Saturday 6-10 pm November 17th, 2017-January 3rd, 2018



$20.00 per car

$25.00 for 10-18 passenger vehicle

$50.00 for vehicles containing 19-28 passengers

$75.00 for school buses

$100.00 for commercial 


                                                                                                                                           Special Events and Dates

November 18th: Charity Walk Night 5-8 pm. Suggested donations $5/person or $10/family. Join Mayor Kathy Sheehan, Santa, and more!  

November 19th: Craft, Beer, & Wine Festival 4-8 pm. $20 in advance/$45 at the door. Designated Drivers $9.25 in advance/$15 at the door!

November 20th: Chili, Chowder and Soup Festival 4-7 pm.

November 21st: Pet Walk Night 5-7 pm.  Suggested donations $5/person or $10/family.

November 22nd-24th: No Lights or Events.

November 25th: GRAND OPENING! A Platinum Celebration; Lighting Up the Holidays for 20 Years!

December 1-23rd: Santa visits.

December 24th-25th: Lake House is closed.

December 7th, 14th, 21st and 23rd: Reindeer visits. 

December 30th: Final night of Lake House.  

January 3rd: Final night of Lights.

Every Sunday night is Family Night. The first 100 children receive a special prize. 

*All proceeds from walk nights benefit the Ronald McDonald House, the Alzheimer's Association of NENY, and the Albany Fund for Education. 



Contact Us

Albany Police Athletic League, Inc.

844 Madison Avenue 
Albany, New York 12208

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Phone : 518-435-0392
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