The holidays are nearly here, so make the most of this festive time of year in Saratoga Springs! There are plenty of opportunities to finish up your gift shopping, see holiday light displays, enjoy delicious food and drinks, and more this weekend.
December 16 – 17
Pick up those last-minute gifts at Saratoga Arts’ Holiday Market, which will be held every Friday and Saturday through December 24. The market features one-of-a-kind handmade gifts from talented local artists.
Santa’s Playland 2022 at Quick Response
December 16 – 18
Have you been to Santa’s Playland at Quick Response yet this month? The popular drive-thru holiday lights display is open to the public on Wednesdays – Sundays through January 6, 2023. Santa Claus will be visiting each night of the event from 6pm-9pm (see Facebook page for daily updates or changes).
December 16 – 23
Take a drive to the Washington County Fairgrounds in Greenwich and experience the 2nd Annual Holiday Lighted Nights. The cost is just $25 per car, and tickets can be purchased online or at the gate. Look forward to seeing all of the dazzling light displays as you drive through the fairgrounds.
Artisan’s Market at Brookside Museum
December 16 – 18
The Brookside Museum’s Artisan’s Market will be open for gift shopping this weekend as well as from December 22 – 24. You’ll find a great selection of items available to buy, including ornaments, stocking stuffers, delicious syrups and edibles, and more.
Don’t miss out on the most festive pub crawl of the year! Saratoga SantaCON returns on Saturday, and once again, the event will raise food and funds for the local Franklin Community Center. Buy your tickets now and get ready to have some fun with other festively dressed pub crawlers in downtown Saratoga.
Brunch with Santa & Mrs. Claus at The Local
Bring the kids to The Local Pub and Teahouse on Saturday morning for a very special Brunch with Santa & Mrs. Claus. Brunch starts at 9:30am (first come, first serve), but it’s recommended that you arrive early to take photos.
Annual Merriest Christmas Party
Join the Frederick Allen Elks Lodge #609 in Saratoga Springs on Saturday for their annual Merriest Christmas Party. This wonderful evening event is open to all and includes music, dancing, food, and a cash bar.
Hop On Home’s Holiday Wrapping Station
December 17 – 18
If you need help wrapping some of your holiday gifts, then check out Hop on Home’s Holiday Wrapping Station at Wilton Mall. On Saturday and Sunday, volunteers will gladly wrap presents for a small fee. The cost for wrapping is $1-$10. If your kid needs to wrap an item secretly, Hop on Home will do it for free!
Holidays at the Hideaway – Christmas Movie Trivia
Are you a fan of all the classic Christmas movies like A Christmas Story, Christmas Vacation, Home Alone, and The Grinch? Test your knowledge at The Hideaway’s Holiday Party with Classic Holiday Movie Trivia. This event is fun for all ages, and tickets include a themed holiday buffet, a costume contest, and trivia.