You won’t want to miss out on this fantastic holiday event! The 30th Annual Victorian Streetwalk is happening in downtown Saratoga Springs and includes a slew of fun activities and entertainment. Here are the details!
The Victorian Streetwalk is taking place on December 1st between 6pm and 9pm; Broadway will be closed from 5pm to 9pm from the Route 50 arterial to the Spring Street intersection.
The Saratoga Central Catholic School Choir will serenade the crowd with Christmas carols starting at 5:45pm. Santa and Mrs. Claus will soon arrive on horse and carriage, escorted by the Christian Brothers Academy Marching Band and Santa’s elves.
At 6PM, Mayor Joanne Yepsen will perform the ceremonial lighting of the tree. Santa, Clara, elves, and Rumple Dumple will visit with children throughout the evening in the beautiful Santa Cottage.
Santa will be at his cottage during the duration of the Victorian Streetwalk (6pm to 9pm) but he’ll also be hanging out at the cottage throughout the entire month! Check out Santa’s schedule.
More fun and entertainment includes: 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 Arts ballet dancers and Mother Ginger, the Saratoga County 4-H Club’s gingerbread house displays at various locations, The Ice Man, live reindeer, Santa and Mrs. Claus, special DBA local coupon books, face painting, the Newfoundland Dog Club, and the Saratoga Festival of Trees.
The Saratoga Festival of Trees is happening from 4pm to 10pm on the day of the Victorian Streetwalk, but the event spans November 30th to December 4th.
The Saratoga City Ballet and Octavo Singers will be entertaining audiences as they join forces at the Universal Preservation Hall.
See the full schedule and map here >>
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.
Stop by the Post Office with your stamped Christmas card envelopes, get them canceled with the specially designed 30th anniversary Victorian Streetwalk cancellation (free), and you have a month to mail them.
If you’re looking for a great way to get into the holiday spirit and celebrate with loved ones, there’s no better way than to experience all that the Victorian Streetwalk has to offer!