Workers setting up Capital Holiday Lights in Albany
ALBANY – Set up for the Capital Holiday Lights in the Park began Tuesday morning.
The show is organized by the Albany Police Athletic League, and there have been some challenges for them this year to get everything up and running.
There were concerns after they didn’t have enough workers, but after a plea they were able to get a crew onboard.
"We hired 18 folks, and we’re starting today. So we’re dispersing displays, unloading trailers. We’ll start erecting displays probably by Friday or so," said Albany Police Athletic League Director Lenny Ricchiuti.
Ricchiuti says this year is extra special as they mark 25 years and the last year this will be held in Washington Park.
This year includes several new displays and all LED lights. Also new will be some nights where people can just walk through the park to enjoy it.
One big change this year is that you need to purchase your tickets for the display ahead of time, either online or at the PAL offices.
The supply chain backup right now has caused some delays in getting lights PAL ordered back in February.
The show opens Nov. 26.
Learn about how the advanced tickets will help control traffic in the area by watching the video of Emily De Vito’s story.
MORE INFORMATION: Capital Holiday Lights in Washington Park