Whether you love snow or the holidays, Saratoga is a wonderful place to be this time of year. Take a moment to read about some of the region’s holiday events, early winter activities, and other news you should know about.
Celebrate the Holidays at These Festive Events
The holidays are right around the corner, so get into the spirit of the season at some of Saratoga’s most festive events, including:
- Victorian Streetscapes – Plan a visit to downtown Saratoga and check out all the beautiful Christmas trees located throughout the community. It’s also a great opportunity to support local restaurants, stores, and small businesses.
- Rudolph’s Movie Experience – Tickets are selling out fast for Ellms Family Farm’s new Rudolph’s Movie Experience & Pyrotechnics Show, so if you’d like to treat your kids to this magical event, then don’t delay! The show is taking place on Thursdays – Sundays from now through December 22, and limited time slots are available.
- Pop Up Holiday Market – Saratoga Arts will host their final Pop Up Holiday Market on Saturday, December 19, and it will feature up to 8 artists selling their unique wares.
- 20th Annual Artisan’s Market – Browse a large selection of locally crafted goods, soaps and lotions, cutting boards, holiday ornaments, and much more at the 20th Annual Artisan’s Market. The market is held at the Brookside Museum in Ballston Spa on Thursdays – Sundays from now through Thursday, December 24.
Featured Outdoor Activity: Downhill Skiing & Snowboarding
It’s beginning to feel a lot like winter thanks to the recent snowfall, and throughout the area, local ski resorts are opening for the 2020 – 2021 season. Are you ready to hit the slopes once again? West Mountain in Queensbury plans to open on Saturday, December 19, and Gore Mountain in North Creek is open but as of December 17, 2020, they are only selling new lift tickets for Monday – Friday outside of holiday periods. New lift ticket sales for weekends and holiday periods are on pause. This does not affect advanced purchases, season passholders, or ski cardholders who have loaded tickets onto their card.
Here Are Some Noteworthy Announcements From Around the Region
Caffe Lena Announces New Online Music Classes for 2021
Is your New Year’s resolution to try something new or learn how to play an instrument? If so, then check out the Caffe Lena School of Music, which is offering new online music classes starting in January 2021. Subjects range from banjo and fiddle to guitar, songwriting, and traditional dance.
Season 4 of Foal Patrol to Debut in Late December
The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame’s Foal Patrol Season 4 will debut online on December 29, and similar to past seasons, it will follow the daily activities of in-foal mares. In addition, this year’s featured stallion will be Gainesway Farm’s three-time North American champion sire Tapit, one of the most influential and breed-shaping stallions of the past half-century.
Beekman Street Arts District Online Holiday Marketplace Opens for Shoppers
The Saratoga Springs Art District is happy to announce the opening of the Beekman Street Arts District Online Holiday Marketplace. Just in time for the holidays, this virtual marketplace features arts and crafts from a group of unique and accomplished artists, including jewelry, paintings, home decor, ceramics, and more. You can view and purchase these fine artworks online at https://saratogaartdistrict.com/marketplace/
Mystic World Opens New Store in Downtown Saratoga
Mystic World, a local metaphysical shop, has recently opened a new store at 423 Broadway in downtown Saratoga Springs. They offer a wide variety of crystals and stones, tarot and oracle cards, candles, oils, incense, and more. Their other two locations are in Wilton Mall and Lake George.