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Winter at the Plaza kick-off event this Sunday

Winter at the Plaza kick-off event this Sunday

Looking for a holiday celebration? Head to the Empire State Plaza in Albany from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m...
Winter at the Plaza kick-off event this Sunday
The Official New York State Tree Lighting Ceremony at Empire State Plaza in Albany on Sunday, December 8, 2013
Photographer: Photo from the Daily Gazette Archives

The Empire State Plaza will transform into a holiday wonderland Sunday in conjunction with the annual New York State Holiday Tree Lighting.

This year's event begins at 10 a.m. with train rides in the Empire State Plaza Concourse, and the opening of the ice rink at 11 a.m. There will also be caroling, Christmas llamas, horse and carriage rides, a visit from Santa, fireworks, and more.

There will be free skate rentals and free parking for the event, starting at 3 p.m. The tree lighting will follow at 5:15 p.m., and fireworks are scheduled for 5:30.

For more information about this year's event, head to https://winter.empirestateplaza.org/event-display/311.

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