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2021 Ballston Spa Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting

Saratoga County Animal Shelter float in parade
people playing instruments outside
Santa greets spectators
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The Ballston Spa Business & Professional Association’s annual Ballston Spa Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting takes place Friday, December 3, 2021.

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

New this year – We are excited to announce the parade entries will be judged this year in the following categories: Best Emergency Vehicle Entry, Best Ballston Spa Community Members Entry, Best Walking Entry and The Brightest Light Award. The brighter and more festive, the better.

Before the parade, Ballston Spa High School singers and musicians and Union Fire Company band members perform carols on the street corners. Many businesses will be open throughout the day with activities and specials as part of a holiday-themed First Friday in Ballston Spa.  The parade is made possible thanks to generous sponsorship support from: B.D.B Paving and General Contracting, Curtis Lumber, Inc., Mangino Chevrolet Buick GMC, Name Bubbles, Community Emergency Corps, Generations Auto Repair, Mackenzie Frederick -State Farm, Sunmark Credit Union and Tech Valley Talent.

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