Thanksgiving weekend has made its way to Saratoga Springs, and it’s going to be one of the most festive times of the year. After you’re done eating all the turkey and stuffing you can handle, consider attending a top holiday event in the area. We’ve highlighted 8 of the best happening from November 29 through December 1!
Get Gifts for Everyone on Your List This Holiday Season
Don’t miss out on the 44th Saratoga Holiday Craft Marketplace at the Saratoga Springs City Center. From 10:00am-4:30pm on Small Business Saturday, over 140 individual artisans will be selling their wares, which will range from home and holiday decor to blown glass, woodworking, fashion wear, food delicacies, photography, and other great gift items.
Set your alarm and wake up early on Friday morning for 2019 Black Friday Saratoga. This premier shopping event in downtown Saratoga will offer amazing specials at participating stores starting at 6:00am.
If you’re looking for great deals and want to avoid the Black Friday crowds, then go shopping on Small Business Saturday. Explore Saratoga’s shops and boutiques and support the city’s small, local businesses.
This weekend, Brookside Nursery in Ballston Spa will present their 3rd Annual Shop Small Holiday Artisan Fair. Local artists and vendors will offer a unique selection of home and garden products on both Saturday and Sunday from 9:00am-5:00pm.
On Saturday, the Mechanicville District Public Library will host a Small Business Saturday Craft & Vendor Fair featuring handmade Christmas wreaths, country crafts, essential oils, jewelry, fine art, ceramics, and other products. Admission is free, and the fair will take place from 11:00am-3:00pm.
Browse a fantastic selection of locally-made items that would make perfect holiday gifts at the Brookside Museum Artisans’ Market. This year’s market officially opens on November 30 and will continue through December 23. Stop by and shop from 12:00pm-5:00pm this Saturday!
Bring Home a Fresh Christmas Tree
Have you heard? Saratoga County’s newest Christmas tree farm, Boulder Brook Farm, will have their Grand Opening this coming weekend. Choose and cut your own tree at the farm, and make sure you stop by the Holiday Shop in the Christmas Barn for local honey, maple syrup, fresh wreaths, and more. Their Grand Opening will also include the festive sounds of live hammer dulcimer music.
Meet Santa Claus in Salem
Head over to Salem in nearby Washington County for the community’s 27th Annual Holiday Parade on Saturday afternoon. Enjoy the festive parade, local shopping opportunities, visits with Santa at the Train Depot, and a tree lighting at the Courthouse Community Center.
One of the most dazzling events of the holiday season in Saratoga is the annual Saratoga Festival of Trees. During this popular event, the Saratoga Springs City Center will be transformed into a winter wonderland filled with over 250 decorated trees, wreaths, and centerpieces that will delight people of all ages.