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Winter Fun in Saratoga!

Looking for Winter Activities?

See What Saratoga's Winter Wonderland has in Store for You!

Saratoga has everything you need to plan the perfect winter getaway with that special someone in your life or your entire family. We will help you start your planning with some fun ideas and great winter stay packages. And don't forget to check out all the other great things to do in Saratoga throughout the seasons! Take in an intimate theater experience, or step back in time with the Saratoga National Historical Park, or just marvel at the change of seasons this weekend in Saratoga. Highlights of Saratoga Happenings are below.



Win an Overnight Saratoga First Night Package!

Enter daily until Christmas eve to win:
*  Two tickets to First Night
*  Dinner in Saratoga Springs on New Year's Eve
*  Overnight Stay One Room Double Occupancy
*  Saratoga Welcome Gift
Saratoga is the New Year's Eve Place to Be!




November 18 – December 23, 2016
5:30pm and 7:30pm
Saratoga Springs Railway Station

The Saratoga & North Creek Railway Returns to The North Pole Onboard THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride. Dancing chefs serve passengers hot chocolate and cookies while they read along with the classic children’s book. Wear your PJs and bring your camera! 877-726-7245.



Festival of Trees

November 30 – December 4, 2016
2pm - 6pm
Saratoga Springs City Center

Walk amid hundreds of beautifully twinkling trees, wreaths, center pieces and other holiday items available for viewing and sale. Saturday, Dec. 3: Dine with Santa and stop by Santa's workshop. Sponsored by Catholic Charities. 518-587-5000.



Victorian Streetwalk 2016

December 1, 2016
5pm - 10:00pm
Downtown Saratoga

Victorian Holiday Magic abounds in old fashioned style as Saratoga Springs transforms into the 1800s. Dress for the era and join Santa and Mrs. Claus at the gingerbread house and at the awesome tree-lighting ceremony.



Saratoga Restaurant Week

December 2 - 8, 2016
Times vary
Saratoga County Restaurants

Enjoy the 12th Annual Saratoga County Winter Restaurant Week from December 2-8, 2016. Get a 3-Course dinner for just $10, $20 or $30 at participating Saratoga County restaurants. Dine out somewhere new! Reservations are suggested.



Ballston Spa Holiday Parade & Weekend

December 2-4, 2016
Wiswall Park, Ballston Spa

Come to Ballston Spa for a weekend filled with holiday fun, including a parade and tree lighting Friday at 6pm, Breakfast with Santa and more. Enjoy carolers, musicians and First Friday attractions.




Tang Museum Family Saturdays

December 3rd and 10th, 2016
Saturdays, 2:00 – 3:30 pm
Tang Teaching Museum

Family Saturday programs include hands-on art activities following a brief tour of the exhibitions, with all materials provided. The free programs are suitable for children age 5 and older along with their adult companions. Special holiday crafts to create!



A Charlie Brown Christmas

December 9-18, 2016
1PM, 4:30PM and/or 7:30PM
Spa Little Theater

The classic television special comes to life in this faithful adaptation by Saratoga's Homemade Theater. Watch the Peanuts gang rehearse the Christmas Play as they grapple with overwhelming commercialism, consumerism and the real meaning of Christmas.



The Nutcracker by the SOA

December 10, 2016
1pm and 7:00pm
Maple Avenue Middle School

The School of the Arts (SOA) at the National Museum of Dance is excited to present The Nutcracker's Act 2 - Kingdom of the Sweets, performed by young dancers ages 7 to 17 from all over the Capital Region. Join Clara and the Sugar Plum Fairy!



The Nutcracker - Land of the Sweets

December 17th and 18th, 2016
Saturday at 6pm; Sunday at 2pm.
Saratoga Springs High School Auditorium

Saratoga City Ballet presents its annual performance of Nutcracker Act II- "The Land of the Sweets." This is the Ballet's 23rd production of the Nutcracker and will feature dancers from 4-18 years. A holiday treat for all ages!



A Saratoga Christmas with The McKrells

December 18, 2016
Starts at 7:00pm
Spa Little Theater

Kevin McKrell and his merry musicians continue their tradition of hosting Christmas lively shows. Join us for an evening of Christmas favorites, Kevin's trademark sound, and their popular rendition of A Visit from St. Nick (T'was the Night Before Christmas).



First Night Saratoga

December 31, 2016
6:00pm - midnight
Downtown Saratoga Springs

Celebrating its 20th year! Ring in 2017 at the largest New Year's Eve event in Upstate New York. This year, enjoy more than seventy regional and touring performing groups at over thirty venues for an evening of live music, dance, comedy and fireworks, plus the First Night 5K. Come for A Night of Magic!


Skiing and Snowboarding

snowboard Check out these ski mountains near Saratoga!

Gore Mountain

West Mountain

Whiteface Mountain

Willard Mountain

Snowshoeing and Cross Country Skiing

xx-skiningWhere to snowshoe or xc ski near Saratoga.

Coles Woods Ski Trails

Garnet Hill Lodge

Lapland Lake

Saratoga Spa State Park