The holiday weekend is here, and the Saratoga area is full of festive cheer! Start the long weekend off right by attending some of these great events, including holiday light displays, live music, and more.
Santa’s Playland at Quick Response
Happening Today through January 6
Take a drive out to Santa’s Playland at Quick Response in Round Lake and experience their magical holiday lights display. Santa’s Playland is now open to the public 7 days a week, 5:00pm-11:00pm, so come on by. Admission is free.
Happening Today through December 23
The Holiday Lighted Nights at the Washington County Fairgrounds continues this week and next! If you and your kids like Christmas lights, then this is a can’t-miss event. Drive through the fairgrounds and see all the beautiful light displays; tickets are available online and at the gate.
Artisan’s Market at the Brookside Museum
Happening Today through December 24
Need some help finding those last-minute holiday gifts? Check out the Artisan’s Market at the Brookside Museum in Ballston Spa, which features a great selection of handcrafted products by local artisans. The market’s final days are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
December 23 – 24
Visiting downtown Saratoga on Friday and Saturday? Head over to Saratoga Arts’ Holiday Market and pick up some one-of-a-kind handmade gifts. Your purchases will support the area’s talented artists.
Ugly Christmas Sweater Party at Spa City Tap & Barrel
Start your weekend off right with an Ugly Christmas Sweater Party at the Spa City Tap & Barrel. Bartenders will be giving away prizes all night for the best holiday sweaters. There will also be festive drink specials and live music.
Live Music by Pat Decker at Saratoga Winery
Plan a trip to the Saratoga Winery on Friday night for delicious food, holiday cocktails, and live music by Pat Decker. Reservations are recommended but not required.
Samara Joy at Universal Preservation Hall
Highly acclaimed jazz singer Samara Joy will perform live at the Universal Preservation Hall for her “A Joyful Holiday” concert with The McLendon Family. A limited number of tickets are still available, so get yours now.
Christmas Day Celebration at Spa City Tap & Barrel
The festivities will continue at the Spa City Tap & Barrel on Sunday with their Christmas Day Celebration. Bring your family and friends for drink specials, karaoke, free games like pool, darts, and jumbo Jenga, and more starting at 8:00pm.
Looking Ahead to New Year’s Weekend
December 31 – January 1
Formerly known as First Night Saratoga, the all-new Saratoga New Year’s Fest will feature two days of events and entertainment throughout the Spa City. Highlights include live music at multiple local venues, a New Year’s Eve fireworks show, activities and contests, a 5K Road Run on New Year’s Day, and more. All-access badges are available for purchase now.