The holidays are quickly approaching, and hopefully you’ve been having a festive season so far! The Saratoga Springs area is in full holiday celebration mode with many fun events happening this weekend.
Discover Festive Activities & Things to Do
It’s once again time to wear your best Santa outfit and visit downtown Saratoga for the annual SantaCon! This popular pub crawl fundraiser is a great way to get into the holiday spirit with others in the Capital Region. Registration is 5 or more non-perishable food items.
Bring the family to Quick Response in Round Lake and experience the magic of their annual Santa’s Play Land Open House. From horse and wagon rides to free refreshments, hot chocolate, and beautiful light displays, Santa’s Play Land is a can’t-miss event of the holiday season.
Palette Cafe in Saratoga Springs is hosting their first Palette Winter Market on Saturday from 11:00am-4:00pm. Stop by for this pop-up takeover with local vendors, artists, and creatives selling original gifts and goodies.
Santa Claus is coming to The Saratoga Winery & Tasting Room this Saturday from 11:00am-5:00pm. Bring your camera for a photo with Santa, and then enjoy a special food menu with kid-friendly eats too.
Witness the excitement of the Saratoga Springs Fire & Police Holiday Hockey Classic at the Weibel Ice Rink. Admission is free with the donation of a new or unwrapped toy, and the annual hockey game will benefit the Franklin Community Center in Saratoga Springs.
Sit Back and Enjoy the Show
As part of Saratoga Performing Arts Center’s fall/winter programming, the acclaimed Orchestra of St. Luke’s will return to Saratoga for the third straight year to perform Bach’s beloved Brandenburg Concertos at the Bethesda Episcopal Church.
Get your tickets for a Holiday Folk Show at Caffe Lena on Saturday from 8:00pm-10:00pm. Enjoy a holiday concert filled with loads of lovely songs, swanky decor, and audience participation.
HMT presents It’s a Wonderful Life | Friday, December 13 – Sunday, December 15
Opening weekend of HMT’s presentation of It’s a Wonderful Life will take place from Friday, December 13 through Sunday, December 15. Based on the film, It’s a Wonderful Life tells the story of George Bailey, an Everyman from the small town of Bedford Falls.
It’s become a tradition for The McKrells to perform a holiday music show at HMT at The Spa Little Theater. This year, A Saratoga Christmas with The McKrells will be held on Sunday night at 7:00pm. Tickets are available now.
Next weekend, the National Museum of Dance will present The Nutcracker at Maple Avenue Middle School’s Trombley Auditorium. Take a journey to the magical land of sweets during this wonderful production of a holiday classic.