Downtown Albany Hot Chocolate Stroll 2021 | Downtown Albany

Downtown Albany Hot Chocolate Stroll 2021

Downtown Albany Hot Chocolate Stroll 2021

Congratulations to 2021 Hot Chocolate Stroll People's Choice winner Hilton Albany! 

The second Downtown Albany Hot Chocolate Stroll takes place Saturday, December 11 from Noon-4:00 PM. With ticket purchase, you'll receive a passport allowing you to 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). Each ticket purchase will also include an exclusive Downtown Albany x Upstate of Mind hot chocolate mug designed by CompasLife!

Pick up your passport and a map of participating locations at Tricentennial Park (Broadway & Columbia Street) between Noon and 2:00 PM.

  • Broadway Plaza Liquor
  • Dawn's Victory Sports Cafe
  • The Enchanted Florist & Gifts
  • The Excelsior Pub
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites
  • Hilton Albany
  • Loch & Quay
  • McGeary's Irish Pub
  • The Olde English Pub & Pantry
  • Steuben Street Market
  • The Yard: Hatchet House & Bar

While you stroll, take in some spectacular holiday shopping at the Beaver Alley Holiday Outdoor Market at Broadway & Beaver Alley, and stop by B. Lodge & Co. at 75 N Pearl Street to enjoy a holiday photo op, store coupons and wrapped candy canes to go with your hot chocolate. The Hot Chocolate Stroll will also include a unique opportunity to preview the future Clinton Market Collective space at Federal Plaza Park, at the intersection of Broadway & Clinton Avenue. With construction beginning in Spring 2022, the Clinton Market Collective will serve as Albany's newest public outdoor market and event space. Be among the first to virtually see its design and enjoy cookies from Nocturnal Cookies when you stop by!

FREE parking is available across the street from Tricentennial Park at the Riverfront Garage (2 Columbia Street), as well as in the Quackenbush Garage, Green-Hudson Garage, and on-street spaces. Visit for more information.

Participating locations are subject to change. This event is rain or shine, and refunds will not be issued unless event is canceled due to unforeseen circumstances or dangerous weather. Please do not attend the event if you have tested positive or display any symptoms of COVID-19, or if you have been in close contact with anyone that has tested positive in the past 14 days. Please wear a mask at all times If unvaccinated, when inside businesses, or whenever social distancing is not possible. COVID-19 is still a risk and attendees acknowledge that they are responsible for their own safety at the event. All attendees must complete and agree to a safety waiver during checkout.