PAL Page

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 4,000 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.

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
Show Stoppers Step Teams
After School Homework Club
Cooking with a PAL
Science on Patrol
Mindplay Competitions
Publishing Club
Double Dutch
Cartooning and Drawing
PAL Marching Band
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 21st 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

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