The holiday season is in full swing, and this weekend is filled with fun and family-friendly things to do. Enjoy dazzling holiday light displays, pick up some more gifts, and catch a fantastic performance of “Christmas Oratorio.”
December 9 – 11
Get your tickets to experience the 2nd annual Holiday Lighted Nights at the Washington County Fairgrounds, happening on December 9-11, December 15-23, and December 26-30. You and your family are sure to get into the spirit of the season as you drive through the holiday lights display. At the end of your trip, don’t forget to stop by the Holiday Square for gifts, snacks, and more.
Santa’s Playland Holiday Lights Display at Quick Response
December 9 – 11
Looking for some free holiday fun this weekend? Check out the Santa’s Playland Holiday Lights Display at Quick Response in Round Lake, which is open to the public on Wednesdays – Sundays from now through January 6. Santa’s Playland is Quick Response’s way of giving back to the local community, and it has become a highly anticipated annual event in the region.
December 9 – 10
Saratoga Arts’ annual holiday pop-up market offers an outstanding selection of gifts for everyone on your list this year. Take a look at all of the unique creations from local artists on Friday from 10am-4pm and Saturday from 12pm-4pm.
Artisan’s Market at the Brookside Museum
December 9 – 11
Wrap up your holiday shopping with a trip to the Artisan’s Market at the Brookside Museum in Ballston Spa. This is the 22nd installment of the annual marketplace, which features only handcrafted products by local artisans. Browse natural soaps, homemade ornaments, jewelry, edibles, and more in one place.
Breakfast With Santa & Mrs. Claus
Enjoy a festive morning at the Clifton Park Elks Lodge during the Twin Bridges Rotary’s annual Breakfast With Santa & Mrs. Claus on Saturday from 8:30am-11am. Registration is strongly recommended, and the event will include a full breakfast, photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and other activities.
Saratoga Holiday Mule & Mimosa Fest
Celebrate the season in Saratoga Springs at the Holiday Mule & Mimosa Fest, which will take place at multiple venues in the city, such as The Night Owl, Spa City Tap & Barrel, and The Bourbon Room. Registration includes an event wristband that will give you access to a variety of great drink specials throughout the day and night.
Dance Classic “Christmas Oratorio” at Universal Preservation Hall
This Sunday, Nacre Dance Group will present “Christmas Oratorio” at the Universal Preservation Hall in Saratoga Springs at 4pm and 7pm. The production is based on modern dance pioneer Charles Weidman’s later version of “Christmas Oratorio,” which opened in 1961 to critical acclaim. Tickets for both performances are available now.
Hop on Home’s Bunnies and Books Holiday Edition
Join the Hop on Home Rabbit Sanctuary at Wilton Mall for a family-friendly storytime featuring the book “Santa Claus vs. the Easter Bunny” by Fred Blunt. During the storytime, bunnies will hop around for the kids to pet. There will be an opportunity to create an ornament after the story as well.