Mark Your Calendar for the 2019 Saratoga Victorian Streetwalk
The annual Saratoga Victorian Streetwalk features the annual tree lighting ceremony, Christmas carols, free entertainment, and more holiday fun in downtown Saratoga. Come out on Thursday, December 5, 2019, to see Saratoga Springs transformed into a beautiful Victorian wonderland.
2019 Victorian Streetwalk Details
The 33rd Annual Saratoga Victorian Streetwalk will take place on Thursday, December 5, from 6:00pm-9:00pm. Visitors can experience music, magic, the Festival of Trees, choral groups, Victorian dress and costumes, the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus, and many venues with free entertainment.
Incredible Entertainment & Events
Kick off the Saratoga Victorian Streetwalk with the Saratoga Tree Lighting Ceremony! Santa and Mrs. Claus will make an apperance, arriving by horse-drawn carriage, to visit with your children. The ceremony happens in front of Putnam Market at 431 Broadway.
At 5:45pm, the Racing City Chorus will serenade the crowd outside Putnam Market as families wait for Santa and Mrs. Claus. After they arrive, the Honorable Mayor Meg Kelly will light the trees at 6:00pm. Right after the ceremony, the Santa Parade will begin at the City Center and travel down Broadway. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be escorted by Santa's elves, the Dance Factory of Saratoga and performers from the Waldorf School of Saratoga Springs.
Soon after, Santa, Clara, elves and Rumple Dumple will visit with children throughout the evening in the beautiful Santa Cottage, which will be located at the center of Broadway. The opportunity for visits with Santa in the Santa Cottage will begin on December 5 and continue throughout the month of December.
Best of all, the Saratoga Victorian Streetwalk will feature over 40 sites with free entertainment, including:
- Racing City Chorus
- Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Select High School Choir
- Salvation Army Brass Band
- Spa City Duo
- Saratoga Springs Fire Department Fire Truck
- Saratoga Abundant Life Church
- Shenendehowa MS Select Choir
- Saratoga City Ballet
- St. Paul's Lutheran Church Choir
- A capella and brass groups from Skidmore College
- Saratoga Soundtrack Chorus
- Saratoga County 4-H gingerbread house display at various locations
- Six Penny Bit
- Bobby Dick and Susie Q
- Waldorf A capella
- Corinth Select Chorus
- Capitaland Chorus
- John & Orion Kribs
- Justin Charles
- Dance Factory of Saratoga
- Schwa Capella
- And more!
CDTA, a festival Gold Sponsor, will be running free shuttle buses every 20 minutes from the following Silver Sponsor locations: Empire State College parking lot at 111 West Avenue on the west side of Saratoga Springs; NYRA's Oklahoma track just off Exit 14 of I-87, Gate 21 on the corner of East Ave and Union Ave; the National Museum of Dance and Hall of Fame on South Broadway; and the Saratoga Performing Arts Center parking lot on Rt. 50. These shuttles will run to and from downtown from 4:30pm until 9:00pm.