albany-logo-new.jpg Albany, N.Y. - From spectacular tree lightings to classic holiday performances, there is a perfect holiday event for everyone. Come experience the magic of the holiday season in the Capital City. 12/1 | Chicago Live in Concert Palace Performing Arts Center | Albany | (518) 465-3334 12/4 | NYS Capital Holiday Tree Lighting Empire State Plaza | Albany | (518) 474-0549 A spectacular fireworks display will be part of the fun as the official NYS holiday tree is lit. 12/4 | Chocolate Expo & Holiday Gift Market NYS Museum | Albany | (518) 474-5877 Shop, sip, and sample at the New York State Museum's annual Chocolate Expo & Holiday Gift Market. Browse through the galleries featuring over 35 of the region's finest chocolatiers, specialty food producers, clothing and jewelry artisans, and more. There's something crafted by hand for everyone on your holiday list. Children's activities and the chocolate dipping fountains add to the excitement of this delightful family event.   12/6-9 | Holiday Northeast Art & Craft Show Empire State Plaza | Albany | (518) 474-0549 Handcrafted arts and crafts. 12/7-11 | Disney on Ice Times Union Center | Albany | (518) 487-2000 Mickey and Minnie's Magical Journey. 12/8-18 | A Wonderful Life Cohoes Music Hall | Cohoes | (518) 237-5858 A holiday classic is brought to the Cohoes Music Hall stage as a heartwarming musical. The story closely follows the original plot of the film, set in 1945, telling the story of a suicidal man whose guardian angel reveals to him how different the world, and everyone whose life he has touched, would be had he never been born. 12/10 | Winter WonderLARK Lark Street | Albany | (518) 434-3861 Join us on Saturday, December 10 for the 5th Annual Winter WonderLARK & the 6th Annual Santa Speedo Sprint! Along with our favorite race of the year, we will again have vendors, the Lark Street BID winter window display contest, and lots of other fun activities! 12/10-11 | Northeast Ballet's Annual NUTCRACKER The Mainstage at Proctors | Schenectady | (518) 346-6204 Northeast Ballet Company's delightful production of Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker.  This year's performance features New York City Ballet principal dancers, Wendy Whelan and Charles Askegard. 12/17 | Albany Last Run 5K Begins on State St. | Empire State Plaza | Albany | (518) 434-2032 The 15th Annual Last Run 5K is a great race for all ages, featuring a beautiful course through Capital Holiday Lights in Washington Park and a spectacular fireworks show!   12/26 | Trans Siberian Orchestra Times Union Center | Albany | (518) 487-2000 Winter Tour 2011


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