It’s time to celebrate the start of the holiday weekend! While much of it will likely be spent visiting with family and friends, if you’re looking for some fun and festive things to do, then head over to Saratoga. There will be holiday shows, fun events, and much more to enjoy throughout the region.
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Find Holiday Entertainment in the Saratoga Area
Celebrate the holiday season with The McKrells at The Parting Glass this weekend! The popular Irish group will perform live for their Christmas Shows on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Admission is $12, and reservations are suggested.
On Friday and Saturday, Let’s Be Leonard will be spreading holiday cheer at Caffe Lena during their two-night show – A Very Leonard Christmas! Come and hear the holiday classics sprinkled with the signature Leonard flavor.
Sax-o-Claus will perform a full set at Nanola in Malta on Saturday from 5:30pm-7:30pm. In addition, the restaurant will offer free kids meals to all children under 10 years of age for this family-friendly event.
It’s finally time for the 11th Annual Ugly Sweater Pub Crawl in Saratoga Springs! This pub crawl will kick off at the Saratoga City Tavern at 12:30pm on Saturday, and it will run through the afternoon. Dress in your best ugly sweater, and prepare for festive fun in downtown ‘Toga.
Each year, the Gideon Putnam transforms into a winter wonderland and welcomes visitors to their Christmas Day Dinner. From 4:00pm-9:30pm, enjoy a wide range of special items from their Christmas menu. Reservations are required.
Ready for some fun on Saturday night? Check out The Putnam Den’s Holidaze Party at 9:00pm featuring the Steal Your Peach Band. This group celebrates the jam band tradition of The Grateful Dead and The Allman Brothers. Admission is $10 at the door.
Get Out & Enjoy Winter
Although there is no ski resort in Saratoga Springs, there are a variety just a short drive away! Plan a ski trip this holiday weekend to West Mountain in Queensbury, Gore Mountain in North Creek, or another local ski destination.
If you’re not a fan of the thrills that come with downhill skiing, then strap on your cross-country skis instead. There are tons of cross-country ski trails to explore in the Saratoga area, including Saratoga Spa State Park!