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2018 Saratoga Festival of Trees

  • brightly lit holiday trees
  • decorated christmas trees in a room
  • brightly decorated christmas tree
  • trees and holiday wreaths display
  • three people looking at decorated holiday tree
  • a room filled with brightly colored holiday trees
  • santa and mrs claus
When: Wednesday, Nov 28, 2018 until Sunday, Dec 2, 2018 - 6:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Cost: Varies
Phone: (518) 587-5000

About the Festival

From November 28th - December 2nd, 2018, the city of Saratoga Springs will come together to celebrate the holiday season. The Saratoga Springs City Center will be transformed into a winter fantasy filled with the bright colors and twinkling lights we all adore.

Between the many events, including Family Day Breakfast and Sundaes with Santa and the Preview Reception, the Festival is a joyously fun way to kick off the holiday season for children and adults alike.

The Festival’s main attraction is a wonderland of over 250 delightfully decorated trees, wreaths and centerpieces all donated and designed by community sponsors. Visitors are encouraged to savor in this visual feast and experience the magical moments that fill our spirit with hope and gladness every holiday season.

Pro Tips

Go to the Preview Reception / Gala on Wednesday to get your "pick" of the best decorated trees for sale OR go to the Sunday General Festival Hours to get deep discounts on what's left!

Tickets for the Preview Reception / Gala and the annual Family Day are available in advance online. Visit their website to purchase yours today! General admission tickets will be available at the door.

2018 Schedule of Events

Preview Reception / Gala
Wednesday, November 28th, 6pm to 8pm

Be the first to walk amid hundreds of beautifully twinkling trees, wreaths, centerpieces and other holiday items available for viewing and sale. Appetizers and wine provided by Longfellows and Olde Bryan Inn

  • Tickets: $75; $60 for guests under 35
  • Reservations required.

Victorian Streetwalk
Thursday, November 29th, 4pm to 10pm

Warm up from your Downtown Stroll and walk through the Festival of Trees at a special price! 

  • Tickets: $3 adults; children under 10 are free
  • Tickets available at the door.

General Festival Hours
Friday, November 30th, 2pm to 6pm

The festival is open for viewing.

  • Tickets: $8 adults; $5 seniors; $3 children over 10; free for kids under 10
  • Tickets available at the door.

General Festival Hours
Saturday, December 1st, 11am to 6pm

The festival is open for viewing.

  • Tickets: $8 adults; $5 seniors; $3 children over 10; free for kids under 10
  • Tickets available at the door.

Family Day
Saturday, December 1st, 8am to 2pm

Kick off the holiday season with a fun family-filled day! Join us for Breakfast With Santa or Sundaes With Santa. Tickets to each will cover the admission to trees, food, and a photo with Santa himself!

  • Tickets: $8 per person
  • Breakfast seatings: 8am, 9:30am, and 11am
  • Sundaes seating: 12:30pm
  • Reservations and selection of a desired seating required. Adults must accompany children.

Santa's Workshop
Saturday, December 1st, 8am to 2pm

While you're walking through the trees or having a snack with Santa, stop by Santa's Workshop for holiday crafts, facepainting, and more!  

  • Tickets: $1 per activity
  • Tickets available at the door.

General Festival Hours
Sunday, December 2nd, 11am to 2pm

The festival is open for viewing.

  • Tickets: $8 adults; $5 seniors; $3 children over 10; free for kids under 10
  • Tickets available at the door.

All festival proceeds benefit the programs of Catholic Charities of Saratoga, Warren, and Washington Counties.


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