Downtown Albany Hot Chocolate Stroll

Downtown Albany Hot Chocolate Stroll


Baby it's cold outside - but don't worry, because hot chocolate is on the way!

The first Downtown Albany Hot Chocolate Stroll takes place Saturday, December 7 from Noon-2:00 PM. For just $1 per sample you'll try gourmet beverages from participating locations and cast your vote to determine who will take home the trophy (for an additional cost, various locations will offer grown-up hot chocolate cocktails as well). Purchase your tickets in advance before 12:00 PM on December 6 for a special pre-event discount: get 6 tickets for $5, or tickets for all ten locations for just $8Tickets will be available on-site day-of, for $1 each, cash only. Please only purchase what you think you will use, as no refunds will be given. Only 3,000 tickets will be released for this event, so get your tickets early to make sure you get to enjoy all the fun!

Purchase tickets and pick up a map of participating locations at the Fort Orange Holiday Market at 488 Broadway. Click here for an interactive Google map of participating businesses

Participating locations include:

  • The Enchanted Florist of Albany (54 Columbia Street)
  • The Excelsior Pub (54 Philip Street)
  • First Church in Albany (110 N Pearl Street)
  • Hilton Albany (40 Lodge Street)
  • The Knick Apartments (16 Sheridan Avenue)
  • Loch & Quay (414 Broadway)
  • McGeary's Irish Pub (4 Clinton Square)
  • The Olde English Pub & Pantry (683 Broadway)
  • Parish Public House (388 Broadway)
  • Stacks Espresso (488 Broadway)

The FREE Capital City Trolley will run a continuous loop from the Holiday Market to participating businesses from 12 - 2 PM. Find real time trolley locations with the CityFinder app. Free parking is available at the Riverfront Garage at Broadway & Columbia Street. 

Special thanks to CDTA, ParkAlbany, and the City of Albany.