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New York State's Holiday Tree Lighting

Celebrate the season at the beautiful Empire State Plaza with FREE activities including the official ceremony and tree lighting, fireworks, a rock-and-skate with Skeeter Creek, demonstrations by the Hudson Mohawk...

When and where

Date and time

Today
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Address

Empire State Plaza Albany, NY 12210

Cost

FREE ADMISSION

About this event

Celebrate the season at the beautiful Empire State Plaza with FREE activities including the official ceremony and tree lighting, fireworks, a rock-and-skate with Skeeter Creek, demonstrations by the Hudson Mohawk Figure Skating Club, performances by Tuba Christmas, and photo opportunities with Santa Claus at Cornerstone at the Plaza!

2022 Schedule 

12:00 PM-3:30 PM | Open Skating at the Ice Rink

12:00 PM-4:00 PM | Inside the Snow Globe with Cornerstone at the Plaza featuring a warming area, holiday concessions, specialty beverages, sweets & treats, and more at the Cornerstone at the Plaza

1:00 PM-4:00 PM | Carriage Rides at the North End of the Plaza

1:00 PM, 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM, 4:00 PM | Meet & Greet With Santa Claus at the Cornerstone at the Plaza

1:15 PM-3:15 PM | Rock-and-Skate with Side B at the Ice Rink

4:00 PM | Tuba Christmas Performance at the Plaza North End

4:30 PM | Demonstrations by the Hudson Mohawk Figure Skating Club at the Ice Rink

5:00 PM-5:15 PM | Caroling with The Rusty Pipes at the Plaza North End

5:15 PM | Official Ceremony, Tree Lighting, and Fireworks at the Plaza North End

6:00 PM-8:00 PMOpen Skating at the Ice RInk

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