Thanks to the recent snowstorm, it feels like winter has already arrived in Saratoga Springs. While that season is still a few weeks away, the holiday season is underway and full of fun things to do. Here are 9 of the weekend’s best events that you should check out with the family!
Get Festive at Holiday-Themed Celebrations & Ceremonies
From Wednesday through Sunday, the Saratoga Springs City Center will transform into a twinkling wonderland of delightfully decorated trees, wreaths, and centerpieces. The 2019 Saratoga Festival of Trees is the perfect holiday event to attend with the family. In addition to general festival hours, there will be a Breakfast with Santa, a Sundaes with Santa, and holiday crafts and activities at Santa’s Workshop.
It’s time for the 2019 Christmas in Cambridge Weekend, which will feature a wide array of family-friendly events. Don’t miss the tree lighting, Santa’s arrival, the Cambridge Valley Fine Art Tour, the Holiday Craft and Vendor Fair, or the other festivities in the community.
Experience a weekend of holiday fun at Sunnyside Gardens’ 2nd Annual Winter Wonderland Festival. Highlights will include Santa’s Sleigh Ride, Santa’s Train Ride, live music, a build your own hot chocolate bar, roasted chestnuts, homemade Christmas cookies and punch, and more.
Head to Gavin Park this Friday for the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony and holiday songs and treats. Santa Claus and other costumed characters will make an appearance and visit with children.
The Ballston Spa Business & Professional Association will host their annual Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting on Friday evening. Watch as all the fire trucks, floats, marchers, and more travel through downtown Ballston Spa in celebration of the holiday season.
Plan a Holiday Shopping Trip
Looking to prepare for winter? Stop by Lapland Lake Nordic Vacation Center in Northville for their Annual Open House. During the event, all in-stock ski and snowshoe equipment, apparel, specialty foods, and gifts will be 15% – 50% off. Enjoy shopping and free complimentary cookies, hot chocolate, and hourly door prizes.
This Saturday, Saratoga Clay Arts Center in Schuylerville will host their 2nd Annual Holiday Open Studio from 10:00am-3:00pm. The special open house is a fantastic opportunity to meet the studio’s artists, see their work spaces, and purchase unique handmade pottery and gifts made at the Center.
The Mansion Inn in Rock City Falls invites you to attend their 2nd Victorian Winter Market this weekend. This two-day market will get you and your family into the holiday spirit, as there will be fine artisans and crafters selling their best holiday gifts, live music, and food and drinks.
Drive over to the Stillwater Area Community Center on Saturday and browse a variety of vendors at the 11th Annual Stillwater Community Craft Fair. The event will run from 10:00am-3:00pm.
Dig out your best Santa outfit and mark your calendar for the upcoming Saratoga SantaCon! On Saturday, December 14, this popular pub crawl fundraiser will take over downtown Saratoga for a day of holiday festivities.