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Capital Holiday Lights in the Park displays come down

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ALBANY, N.Y. -- Putting an official end to the holiday season, the Price Chopper Capital Holiday Lights in the Park came down on Sunday.

The five-week long event wrapped up on Saturday with a charity walk to benefit local food pantries.

All the proceeds from the rest of the season will go to the Police Athletic League, a program that helps underprivileged kids in Albany.

Organizers say this year's display was very well-attended.

“The season has been phenomenal. Our attendance has been up once again. The Capital District has so embraced Lights in the Park. It's such a tradition for so many families in the Capital District and beyond,” said Lenny Ricchiuti, Executive Director of Albany Police Athletic League.

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