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Santa's Cottage & Neighborhood Visits in Saratoga Springs, NY

The story of Santa Claus is a big part of what makes Christmas so magical. For some kids, seeing is believing, and luckily, Santa has a lovely cottage right in Saratoga Springs, NY.

Note: Although Santa Claus typically makes appearances at his cottage during the holiday season, for 2021, there will be some changes to help ensure social distancing. Check out the Saratoga Springs Downtown Business Association's Santa Claus plans below!

outside of santa's cottage
Photo Credit: Gail Stein

Where Is Santa's Cottage Located?

Santa's Cottage is located on Broadway in front of Putnam Market (across from Caroline Street) in downtown Saratoga.

Will Santa Be at His Cottage in 2021?

Unfortunately, Santa Claus will not be making appearances inside his cottage during the holiday season. However, as part of the Victorian Streetwalk Weekend on December 2-5, 2021, children are welcome to leave their Christmas lists and notes for Santa at his cottage.

Enjoy Neighborhood Santa Visits in December

As an alternative to in-person Santa visits, the Saratoga Springs Downtown Business Association will present Neighborhood Santa Visits Throughout December. Catch a glimpse of Santa Claus as he travels through Saratoga neighborhoods atop a Tower Ladder fire truck on the following dates:

  • Friday, December 3: Starting at 5:00pm, West Side Area
  • Thursday, December 9: Starting at 5:00pm, N. Broadway & Church Street North
  • Saturday, December 11: Starting at 2:00pm, Geyser Crest Area
  • Friday, December 17: Starting at 5:00pm, Woodlands and Meadowbrook Area
  • Sunday, December 19: Starting at 2:00pm, South Side Jefferson Street & Union Avenue South Area & East Side

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