Make Plans for a Wonderful Start to Your Holiday Season With These Annual Country Events
Editor's Note (11/9/23): Some of the following event details are from the 2022 holiday season. We will be updating for 2023 as info is announced.
Sleigh bells are ringing - are you listening? The holidays are coming up in Saratoga, and one of the best places to experience the magic of the season is in nearby Washington County. Communities throughout the countryside host a number of wonderful annual events and celebrations that will get you into the holiday spirit!
Recognized as the area's unofficial kickoff to the holiday season, the Holiday Lighted Tractor Parade in historic downtown Greenwich is a magical event beloved by people of all ages. The Greater Greenwich Chamber of Commerce will host the 2023 parade on November 18.
Stand on the side of the road and watch as over 70 tractors decorated with thousands of twinkling and colorful lights travel through Greenwich in celebration of the season. Approximately 5,000 spectators come to see the parade every year and enjoy food, treats, and festivities.
Holiday Shopping Spots: If you're hunting for unique holiday gifts, then Greenwich is the place to be during your next shopping spree. Explore distinctive gifts and collectibles at Country Peddler Shoppes, arts and crafts at Ruby's Marketplace, and amazing, low-cost items at Faerydale Consignment & Gifts.
Each year the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train goes on a journey across North America, entertains thousands of people at various stops, and collects food and monetary donations. What makes this train special is that donations from each stop stay in the local community. This year, the train will stop in Fort Edward on November 25, 2023.
On Small Business Saturday, November 25, 2023, the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce will present their annual Christmas Parade on Main Street. Attend the popular parade with your family and experience the magic of the holidays. This year's theme will be "Christmas in Toyland."
During the holiday season, Santa Claus takes time out of his busy schedule to visit families in the Village of Hudson Falls. Head to Hudson Falls on December 1, 2023, and watch as Santa is escorted by the Hudson Falls and Kingsbury Fire Departments in the annual Christmas Parade.
Holiday Shopping Spots: There are a variety of stores worth checking out in Hudson Falls. Find local cheese products at the Argyle Cheese Farmer store, instruments and gear for music lovers at Adirondack Guitar and pet toys at Sutherland's PetWorks.
Christmas in the Country is a special open house weekend in Washington County when farms and artists' studios welcome the public to browse their handcrafted products. This year's self-guided tour will run from December 1-3, 2023, and feature participants in the Fort Ann - Hudson Falls area.
You can visit the locations in any order during the open house hours. All of them will have great holiday gifts for sale, ranging from jams and dip mixes to ornaments, home decor, folk art, mittens, and jewelry.
Christmas in Cambridge has continued to evolve and offer tons of holiday events and activities for families. From December 1-3, 2023, the fun-filled celebration will include Santa Claus' arrival, two tree lightings, and more.
Holiday Shopping Spots: Love art? Shop for beads, supplies, and other gifts at Over The Moon Beads in Cambridge. If you'd like to build a small basket of gifts, visit the Cambridge Food Co-Op and pick up a selection of local & regional natural food products.
Light Up Your Holiday Season With Granville's Parades & Festivities
The Town of Granville knows how to celebrate the holiday season, and each year, you can look forward to multiple parades and family-friendly fun in the community.
The annual Holiday Parade in Granville will take place on December 2, 2022, and the theme is "Granville’s Christmas Past— A Decade of Celebrations in Veteran's Park."
On December 9, the 2023 Lighted Tractor Parade will spread holiday cheer throughout Granville. Dozens of decorated tractors, trucks, and vehicles will light up the night as the parade travels throughout the community.
Ready to experience the magic of the holidays near Saratoga? Attend some of these upcoming annual events with the family and have fun!