30th Annual Saratoga Springs Victorian Streetwalk
Thursday night, December 1, 2016 is the 30th Annual Victorian Streetwalk brought to you by the Saratoga Springs Downtown Business Association in downtown Saratoga Springs from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Broadway will close from 5:00 to 9:00 from the Route 50 arterial to the Spring Street intersection.
Saratoga Central Catholic School Choir will serenade the crowd with Christmas Carols beginning at 5:45pm as the children wait for Santa and Mrs. Claus who will arrive on horse and carriage (Saratoga Horse & Carriage) escorted in by the Christian Brothers Academy Marching Band, and Santa’s elves.
The Honorable Mayor Joanne Yepsen will light the tree at 6:00 p.m. Santa, Clara, elves and Rumple Dumple will visit with children throughout the evening in the beautiful Santa Cottage that was renovated by the students at the F. Donald Myers Education Center Construction Trades Program. Enjoy over 35 sites with free entertainment, including the Flying Fingers Fiddlers, Spa City Duo, Shenendehowa MS Select Choir, Pokingbrook Morris Dancers, a cappella and brass groups from
Skidmore College, Saratoga Soundtrack Chorus, Sax-O-Claus, The National Museum of Dance School of The Arts ballet dancers and Mother Ginger, the Saratoga County 4-H clubs gingerbread house display at various locations, The Ice Man, live reindeer, Santa and Mrs. Claus, Festival of Trees at the City Center, special DBA local Coupon Books, face painting, Newfoundland Dog Club. The Saratoga City Ballet and Octavo Singers will also be delighting audiences of all ages as they combine talents at the Universal Preservation Hall. The list goes on and on.
Stop by the Post Office with your stamped Christmas card envelopes, get them canceled with the specially designed 30th Anniversary Victorian Streetwalk cancellation (free) and you have a month to mail them.
The festivities continue until 9:00pm throughout downtown Saratoga Springs. Don't miss out on the wonderful holiday event for the whole family! CDTA is running free shuttle buses every 20 minutes from the Empire State College parking lot at 111 West Avenue on Saratoga Springs’ west side, Silver Sponsor NYRA’s Oklahoma track just off Exit 14 of I-87, Gate 21 on the corner of East Ave and Union Ave, and the Weibel Avenue Skating Rink parking lots on the east side of Saratoga Springs to downtown from 4:30 until 10:00.
For more information, visit www.saratogaspringsdowntown.com.