When it comes to the holidays, Albany celebrates in style

Posted on 11/2/2022 by Rashelle

Categories: ArtsEventsFamily Friendly

When it comes to the holidays, Albany celebrates in style. Save the date for these memory-making festivities sure to spread cheer.

Animal Thanksgiving at Flint RiverQuarium
November 19, 2022, 10 a.m.

Animal Thanksgiving at Chehaw Park and Zoo
November 25, 2022, 10 a.m.
Families experience feeding animals their Thanksgiving meal. Enjoy educational programs, crafts and more!

Imagination Theater
On multiple days
A movie at the Imagination Theater is the perfect addition to your Flint RiverQuarium visit! See an exciting lineup of award-winning, science-based documentaries on our three-story screen.

Chehaw Festival of Lights
Nov. 25 through Dec. 31
Weekends are filled with Christmas themed lights, fun family activities to include campfire smores and hot dogs, bike rides through the lights, and guest appearance Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Thronateeska Heritage Center
Nov. 25 through Dec. 31
"Santa Goes Global" exhibition, from the private collection of local artist Don Fisher. An estimated 4,000 Santa's from all over the world. This international collection can be experienced at the Discovery Science Center located at Thronateeska Heritage Center.

Rock & Roll Christmas Celebration
December 3, 2022, 4-8 p.m.
Watch as Downtown Albany is transformed into a Rock & Roll Christmas, with live music and entertainment, food trucks, craft vendors, and end the night with 32nd Annual Celebration of Lights Christmas Parade.

Peppermint Pops by the Albany Symphony Orchestra
December 6, 2022, 6:30 p.m.
Traditional Tchaikovsky Nutcracker selections featuring Ballet South contrasted with Duke Ellington’s “Nutcracker Suite”.

The Harlem Globetrotters Spread Game Tour
December 14, 2022, 7:00 p.m.
The World-Famous Harlem Globetrotters are bringing their Spread Game tour to Albany. The Spread Game tour is a basketball event like no other. With family entertainment and great basketball skills, the Harlem Globetrotters will show off their ankle- breaking moves, rim-rattling dunks and jaw-dropping swag. Part street-ball from the players who defined it, part interactive family entertainment, the new tour will show off the best of the Harlem Globetrotters in a dazzling exhibition of talent and game. No matter how you choose to celebrate the season, find rest between adventures at one of Albany's safe and affordable lodging options.

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