A very exciting and joyful tradition is returning to Albany this holiday season. The Capital Holiday Lights In The Park celebration will be back for its 24th annual event.

The holiday light event is coming back to Albany’s Washington Park. People in the Capital Region always look forward to the festive event and they won’t be let down this year.

According to Albany.com Members of the Albany Police Athletic League will be sponsoring the event. Retired Leonard Ricchiuti is the Executive Director of Albany PAL, and he is helping to coordinate the event. He says that they’ve made some minor modifications to the event to safely deal with the pandemic. He also said, “With the year we’ve had, the people of the Capital Region need a sense of normalcy that our holiday tradition provides.”

Every Sunday night throughout the event children will receive a special gift and Santa will be seen from the roadside. The cost is only $5 per person or $10 for a family.

You can get a sneak peek of the event on November 20 and the 21st from 6 to 9 p.m.

If you enjoy biking, Bicycle Night will begin on November 22 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Also on November 22 will be the Food for Friends Night, from 5:45 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.

Pets will also be included with Pet Walk Night on November 23 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m.

The Grand Opening for the event will be Friday, November 27 and it will run until January 3, 2021.

Like Lieutenant Ricchiuti said, we all need some normalcy in our lives. If you get a chance, check out the festivities of the Capital Holiday Lights In The Park.

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