Ballston Spa Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting

  • Saratoga County Animal Shelter float in parade
  • people playing instruments outside
When: Friday, Dec 1, 2017 - 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa, NY 12020
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Phone: 518.885.2772

Parade Details

The Ballston Spa Business & Professional Association's annual Ballston Spa Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting will take place Friday evening, December 1st, 2017.

Parade step off time is 6:30 pm, proceeding on Milton Avenue and ending in Wiswall Park on Front Street with Santa lighting the Christmas tree.

The parade has become a hometown-style holiday tradition, with fire trucks, floats, animals, kids and Santa parading down the main street of the village.

Toys for Tots

Once again this year, the parade will spotlight the Toys for Tots campaign, in partnership with the Ballston Spa Community Emergency Corps, Saratoga County Sheriff Department and U.S. Marine Corps.  Volunteers from these organizations will be on hand to collect donations of new, unwrapped toys from spectators along the parade route as well as at the tree lighting. 

First Friday

The parade headlines a holiday-themed “First Friday." Ballston Spa’s unique shops, museums, and popular restaurants will be open from 6-9 pm, filling the village with a merry atmosphere. 

Ballston Spa High School singers and musicians and Union Fire Company band members perform carols on the street corners. After lighting the tree, Santa Claus heads to Ballston Spa National Bank where he visits with kids of all ages.


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