Ready or not, this Thanksgiving holiday weekend marks the beginning of the holiday season, and Saratoga Springs is already celebrating. See what kinds of festive events await you in the area, and learn about other holiday happenings.
Gobble Gobble! Show Your Kids How to Make a Turkey Out of a Potato
The Tang Teaching Museum’s 18th Annual Make-a-Turkey-Out-of-a-Potato Festival will be a virtual event this year so that everyone can make their own turkey creation at home. With help from the museum’s instructional video, you and your kids can make a traditional turkey potato, a turkey mask, and even a paper turkey.
Run for a Great Cause in the Virtual Christopher Dailey Turkey Trot
The Christopher Dailey Foundation raises funds to support youth sports in the Saratoga Springs area, and each year this local nonprofit hosts the Christopher Dailey Turkey Trot. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the race is going virtual, which means registered participants can complete it anywhere from November 25 – 29. Sign up to run and support a great cause this Thanksgiving h0liday weekend.
Get the Best Black Friday Deals in Saratoga Springs
Are you looking to take advantage of all the Black Friday deals in Saratoga Springs? This year, local stores will be offering deals before, on, and after Black Friday, as well as online, curbside pickup, and delivery options to make your shopping experience easier.
Find Locally Made Gift Ideas at the Brookside Museum
Shop a unique selection of locally crafted goods at the 20th Annual Artisan’s Market at the Brookside Museum in Ballston Spa. The market kicks off on Saturday, November 28, and it will take place on Thursdays – Saturdays through December 24.
Annual Festival of Trees to Illuminate the Saratoga Springs City Center
With COVID-19 precautions in place, the annual Festival of Trees will return to the Saratoga Springs City Center on Wednesday, December 2. The event will run through Sunday, December 6 and feature decorated trees, wreaths, and other holiday centerpieces that are available for viewing and purchase. New this year, you will also be able to buy trees online.
Mark Your Calendar for the Reimagined Saratoga Victorian Streetwalk
To keep the tradition alive and follow COVID-19 regulations, the Saratoga Springs Downtown Business Association has reimagined the annual Saratoga Victorian Streetwalk as a season-long celebration named the Victorian Streetscapes. Starting on December 3, downtown Saratoga will transform into a holiday wonderland featuring over 50 beautifully decorated trees. Visitors are encouraged to explore the city and support local businesses.
Ellms Family Farm to Host a Unique Rudolph Movie Experience Event
As the follow-up to their successful Pumpkin Glow & Light Show Drive-Thru, Ellms Family Farm in Ballston Spa has announced a new Rudolph’s Movie Experience & Pyrotechnics Show. This family-friendly event combines the nostalgia of a beloved classic film with mesmerizing special effects, and it will take place from November 27 – December 22 on Thursdays – Sundays.
Saratoga Casino Hotel Begins Their “30 Days of Giving” Campaign
Saratoga Casino Hotel recently announced the start of their “30 Days of Giving” Campaign. They have committed to donating $100,000 to 38 local and regional nonprofit organizations. The goal of the campaign is to both support and raise awareness of these important nonprofits.
- News10 ABC – Saratoga Casino Hotel kicks off “30 Days of Giving” campaign, makes $100,000 commitment to local non-profits