The Saratoga Springs area is gearing up for the holidays, which means you’ll find no shortage of festivities and family-friendly activities. From local parades to holiday shopping opportunities, here are some of the weekend’s can’t-miss events!
Festive Parades to Get You in the Holiday Spirit
Experience a magical night of lights at the 6th Annual Holiday Lighted Tractor Parade in Greenwich. Featuring dozens of tractors decorated in thousands of twinkling lights, this is the perfect event to kick off the holiday season. Watch the parade and browse the local food trucks, souvenir vendors, and more.
Bring the family to South Glens Falls on Sunday to witness the annual South Glens Falls Fire Company Holiday Parade! Attendees can expect to see floats, bands, community groups, costumed characters, marchers, and Santa Claus. The parade will begin at 1:00pm.
Celebrate the Season With Holiday Shopping & Activities
Ready to get a head start on your holiday shopping? Visit Saratoga Clay Arts Center on Saturday from 11:00am-4:00pm for their Fall Open House and Studio Sale. Find unique, handcrafted artworks that would be perfect for holiday gifts this season.
Head over to The National in downtown Saratoga Springs and check out their Martin Dingman & Meyer Trunk Show. Enjoy great savings on potential holiday gifts, delicious snacks, and complimentary gift wrapping.
Attend Breakfast With Santa at Wilton Mall this Saturday morning from 8:00am-10:00am. Highlights will include festive music, holiday stories, great food, and the chance for kids to write letters to Santa. Space is limited, and pre-registration is recommended.
Love Sci-Fi, Comics, and More? Attend Comic Con!
Unleash your inner geek this weekend at Chase Con – Saratoga’s Comic Con! There will be celebrity appearances, vendors, artists, comic books, gaming, and a cosplay contest too. Admission is $20 on Saturday, $15 on Sunday, and $30 for a weekend pass.
Support Great Causes in Saratoga
Love The Beatles? Don’t miss Skidmore College’s annual Beatlemore Skidmania, a two-day celebration featuring music from The Beatles’ famous “White Album.” 16 acts will perform, ranging in style from straight-up covers to jazz arrangements and more. All proceeds raised will be donated to local nonprofits and student financial aid funds.
On Friday night, HEAL Raising Our World Foundation, Inc. will host a special art auction and party at The Adelphi Hotel featuring 25 paintings created by orphans from Kenya. During the event, Hot Club of Saratoga will provide the music, and there will be a silent auction, cash bar, and appetizers. This party is free to attend, and proceeds from the auction will benefit the children at Rapha Community Center.