Each year, Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights in the Park provides the Capital Region and beyond with a spirited Holiday Celebration. Thousands of families enjoy the show while contributing to a worthwhile organization, The Albany Police Athletic League (PAL).

What is PAL?

Albany PAL, founded in 1988, is proud to provide quality after school programming to more than 2,000 Albany youth annually. With the help of Albany Police Officers, community volunteers and college interns PAL keeps kids off the streets and safe during their non-school hours. In an attempt to deter juvenile crime, PAL mentors youth through athletic, educational, and recreational programs and events.

During the pandemic, PAL stepped up, delivering Care Packages to the elderly and shut ins; opening PAL CARES Childcare for essential workers,  providing them peace of mind during a stressful time; providing  cloth masks to school-age children in the City of Albany School District for back-to-school.  We would like to thank all of  those who have supported our mission during this difficult and challenging time.

PAL Programs

PAL provides our youth with numerous programs including, but not limited to:

  • Community Service Projects
  • Youth Mentoring Program
  • Computer Clubs
  • Summer Day Camps
  • Summer Track Camp
  • Movie With A PAL
  • Karate and Martial Arts Clubs
  • After School Homework Club
  • Lacrosse
  • Cooking with a PAL
  • Science on Patrol
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Bowling
  • Volleyball
  • Chess
  • Publishing Club
  • Police Explorers
  • Youth Leadership Council
  • PAL/Art Mitchell College Scholarships
  • Educational Field Trips
  • PAL/Pioneer Toy Program which distributes more than 4,000 free toys annually to needy children.
  • And many more……

**All proceeds from the 27th Annual Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights in the Park benefit the Albany Police Athletic League (PAL). Your visit makes a difference!!**

Thank you

On behalf of Albany PAL Board of Directors, staff and of course the kids, Thank you for visiting!
A special thanks to the businesses and organizations that support Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights in celebration of PAL. Also, thank you to those who patronize the organizations that make Lights in the Park possible, and to the countless PAL Holiday Lights volunteers!

For more information about Albany PAL call (518) 435-0392 and make sure to visit our web site at www.albanypal.org.

Albany PAL, “Kids, Cops and Community, Working Together for a Brighter Tomorrow”.