December 2 | 11:00 AM-3:00 PM

The Kenmore Ballroom

76 N Pearl Street


The fifth Downtown Albany Hot Chocolate Stroll, presented by Pioneer takes place Saturday, December 7 from 11:00 AM-3:00 PM. Tickets $20-$30. The Hot Chocolate Stroll is held in conjunction with the Holiday Market at The Kenmore Ballroom.

With ticket purchase, you'll receive:

  • A passport allowing you to try gourmet beverages from participating locations and vote for your favorite hot chocolate! (For an additional cost, various locations may offer grown-up hot chocolate cocktails as well) 
  • A commemorative Downtown Albany x Upstate of Mind hot chocolate mug designed by CompasLife!



  1. Check in at the registration table located inside The Kenmore Ballroom (76 N Pearl St) between 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM. Those who purchased tickets in advance must check in here to receive their passport map and commemorative mug. Day-of tickets and additional mugs may also be purchased here, while supplies last. Now it's time to start your stroll!
  2. Show your passport when you arrive at each business to receive your hot chocolate serving. You will receive a stamp or check mark for visiting that business.
  3. Collect stamps or check marks from each stop to receive chances to win a $50 Downtown Albany Gift Card.
  4. Vote! When you are done sampling and strolling, return to the registration area to vote for your favorite hot chocolate. 


*This event is rain or shine, and refunds will not be issued unless event is canceled due to unforeseen circumstances or dangerous weather.


Check back soon for parking details.


The Downtown Albany BID thanks Pioneer for their generous support for the Hot Chocolate Stroll. To explore sponsorship opportunities for the Hot Chocolate Stroll and other Downtown Albany special events, go to


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