The 2018 Victorian Streetwalk Schedule & Map
The Victorian Streetwalk includes the annual tree lighting ceremony, Christmas carols, free entertainment, and so much more! Come out to see Saratoga Springs transformed into a beautiful Victorian winter wonderland.
2018 Victorian Streetwalk Schedule
Kickoff the 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. There will be free hot chocolate and cookies, with music provided by Star 101.3 radio. And don't forget the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony! The tree lighting ceremony happens in front of Putnam Market, at 435 Broadway.
The 32nd Annual Victorian Streetwalk will take place on Thursday, November 29, 2018 from 6pm to 10pm. You can expect music, magic, gingerbread house displays, the Festival of Trees, choral groups, Victorian dress and costumes, live reindeer to accompany Santa, and lots of venues with entertainment, all free and open to the public.
2018 Incredible Entertainment
Christmas carols begin at 5:45pm as children wait for Santa and Mrs. Claus who will arrive on horse and carriage, escorted in by a CBA Marching Band, Santa's elves, and the Saratoga City Ballet Company. The honorable Mayor Kelly will light the tree at 6pm. Santa, Clara, elves, and Rumple Dumple will visit with children throughout the evening in the beautiful Santa Cottage.
Enjoy over 40 sites with free entertainment, including the Flying Fingers Fiddlers, Spa City Duo, Shenendehowa MS Select Choir, Pokingbrook Morris Dancers, a cappella and brass groups from Skidmore College, Saratoga Soundtrack Chorus, Sax-O-Claus, The National Museum of Dance School of the Arts ballet dancers, Mother Ginger, the Saratoga County 4-H club's gingerbread house display at various locations, The Ice Man, Santa and Mrs. Claus, Festival of Trees at the City Center, special DBA local Coupon Books, face painting, and the Newfoundland Dog Club.
The fun continues until 10:00pm, all throughout downtown Saratoga Springs. Don't miss out on this wonderful holiday event for the whole family!
Special Victorian Streetwalk postal cancellations are available at the Broadway Post Office from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Bring your stamped Christmas card envelopes, get them canceled with the special Victorian Streetwalk cancellation (free) and you have a month to mail them.
CDTA is running free bus shuttles every 20 minutes from the 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 Avenue and Union Avenue, and the Weibel Avenue Skating Rink parking lots on the east side of Saratoga Springs to downtown from 4:30pm until 10pm.
We love your dogs as much as you, but please leave them home; a Saratoga Springs City Ordinance for all large events.