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Fall Foliage & Fun in Saratoga!

Saratoga has everything you need to plan the perfect fall getaway with that special someone in your life or your entire family.  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. For a complete list of events, click here.

Something For Everyone

Saratoga County includes at least ten area museums, a wide variety of golf courses, our world famous mineral springs and spas, great shopping and unique and amazing local restaurants too. Whether it's a fall weekend getaway or a mid-week trip, Saratoga County is a fall destination sure to delight you.

Special Events

Check out “The Way We Were Car Show,” or First Fridays in Downtown Ballston Spa. We have rowing regattas on Saratoga Lake that make for spectacular viewing. And don't miss the Saratoga Wine and Food & Concours d'Elegance, the Annual Irish 2000 Festival, the Saratoga Native American Festival, the Saratoga Showcase of Homes, Saratoga International Flavorfeast, the Saratoga Fall Festival and more!

We will keep updating this page as we have more information about what events are impacted by Covid. Check back often for the latest offerings.


* Due to COVID-19, some businesses, attractions and events may not be fully operational. Please contact each venue before visiting for current hours of operation and restrictions and follow CDC guidelines.

Virtual Christopher Dailey Turkey Trot

November 25 - 29, 2020
Your choice
Anywhere you like

That's right, you can do the race from anywhere, and registration is open! Whether you're still looking for our memorial T-Shirts or just want to support the foundation, we welcome you to gather your family and friends for a 5K whenever, and wherever works for you around Thanksgiving.

Black Friday Downtown Saratoga

November 27, 2020
Check websites for hours
Downtown Saratoga Springs

Come support local businesses and artisans, and save money while getting a jump on your holiday shopping! Downtown boutiques and shops open early -- safely -- for this annual event; the earlier you shop, the more you'll save! What better way to shake off the post Thanksgiving Feast doldrums?

Rudolph's Movie Experience

November 27 - December 22, 2020
See website for schedule
Ellm's Family Farm

Rudolph’s Movie Experience and Pyrotechnics Show promises a spectacular memory in the making. Watch a retelling of the classic film, followed by a musical pyrotechnic laser show that will dazzle, all from the comfort of your car. Seasonal refreshments are available!

Brookside's Artisan Market

November 28 - December 24
Times vary; see website for schedule
Brookside Museum

Join us in celebrating the 20th Annual Brookside Artisan’s Market! Shop a wide selection of hand-crafted products created by local artisans, including: soaps & lotions, ornaments, jewelry, spices & syrups, cutting boards, home decor and much more.

Saratoga Festival of Trees

December 2-6, 2020
Times vary by day
Saratoga Springs City Center

A Saratoga favorite! Come to a indoor winter wonderland of lights and festive decor.  Come and walk through over 250 uniquely decorated trees, wreaths, and centerpieces. A fun event for all ages offers Breakfast and Sundaes with Santa and Santa's Workshop.

Victorian Streetscapes 2020

December 3 - 31, 2020
Times vary
Downtown Saratoga Springs

Come discover the reimagined Victorian Streetwalk. Victorian Streetscapes brings an enhanced holiday look to the downtown area, including a professionally lit 19' tree, a special ride-through downtown by Santa, and Santa's mailbox for your letters.

Ballston Spa Tree Lighting and Parade

Friday, December 4, 2020
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Village of Ballston Spa

Join us for a holiday First Friday!  6-6:30 pm, Santa will light the village Christmas tree in Wiswall Park, live-streamed on Facebook. Then look out your window or stand in your driveway to watch Santa parade through village neighborhoods.

A Contactless Santa Experience

December 4 - 24, 2020
Times vary by day
Center Court, Wilton Mall

Santa is back at Wilton Mall with a whole new contactless experience this year, and we're taking steps focused on everyone's wellness. There will be no lap-sitting, but plenty of excitement and joy. It's a modified photo-op! Reservations are strongly recommended.

Sawyer Fredericks at Caffe Lena

December 5 and 6, 2020
Sat. 8:00 PM; Sun. 7:00 PM
Live Stream- YouTube

Log in this very special two-night live stream of The Voice winner Sawyer Fredericks, straight from the stage of Caffe Lena. Your tips help offset the loss of work for musicians, and help our legendary, non-profit venue survive the pandemic.

Arthritis Jingle Bell Run 2020

December 11 - December 13, 2020
All day
Your favorite place to run

Though the Arthritis Foundation’s Benefit 2020 Jingle Bell Run is going virtual, don’t let that stop you from jingling. Join the original festive race for charity from anywhere. Run your favorite 5K route or try something new! Register to receive your swag package.

Storytime With Santa for the Homeless

December 12, 2020
9:00 - 9:30 AM
Virtual event at

Join WAIT House and Shelters of Saratoga at our virtual Storytime with Santa event to benefit people experiencing homelessness in Saratoga, Warren and Washington counties. Santa will bring the joy of the holiday season to your family with songs and stories.

Seth Warden Trio Xmas Show

December 12, 2020
7:00 - 9:30 PM
The Parting Glass

The Parting Glass will be celebrating the holidays in a safe and enjoyable way. Singer/songwriter Seth Warden, percussionist Brian Melick, and fiddler/vocalist Doug Moody will bring some holiday spirit. Reservations are encouraged, limited seating available.

Photo Finish Photography Exhibition

Continuing through Jan. 31
Daily 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
National Museum of Racing

Judges selected 45 photographs by 34 photographers for the exhibition featured in the von Stade Gallery. An additional 26 stirring photographs were selected as online-only images. Don't miss this display of diverse, creative racing photography.

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