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Ballston Spa Holiday Celebration

This weekend’s Ballston Spa Holiday Celebration includes the Annual Ballston Spa Holiday Parade & Village Tree Lighting, First Friday and Breakfast with Santa.

Ring in the holiday season with their traditional hometown Holiday Parade, Friday December 4, 2015. Step off is at 6:30 pm with the parade processing down Milton Avenue to Wiswall Park on Front and Low Streets. There, Santa will lead the lighting of the village Christmas tree. Prior to the parade, carolers and musicians will be performing on the streets. Take part in the First Friday event and stroll throughout the village, from 6-9pm, and enjoy holiday themed activities in many downtown shops, restaurants, and galleries.  Along with live music, art displays and demonstrations, refreshments and featured shop promotions.

The BSBPA presents the annual Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 5, in the gymnasium of St. Mary's School, 40 Thompson Street, Ballston Spa. The event will take place from 8 to 11 am and will include pancake and sausage breakfast, provided by the Eagle Matt Lee and Union Fire Companies, treats for children and a chance to chat with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Cost for the breakfast is $5 per person and reservations are not necessary. Family activities at the breakfast include a craft table, a reading corner with a free book for each child and face painting. McDonald's of Ballston Spa, Burlingame Orthodontics and A Bead Just So are sponsoring the event and North Country Printing is donating the festive placemats. There will be live musical performances by the Capital Region Language Center and Ballston Spa Middle School Launching Pad. Bring your cameras to capture a photo with Santa and Mrs. Claus in front of our festive holiday backdrop. All proceeds will go to support community events and village beautification. A percentage of the proceeds from the breakfast will go to support the youth programs at St. Mary's Parish. Toys for Tots volunteers will also be there accepting donations, so please consider bringing a new, unwrapped toy to make a child's Christmas merrier.

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