Fall Folliage & 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. We will help you start your planning with some fun fall ideas and great fall 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. 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!

Saratoga Festival of Trees

November 29 - December 3, 2017
Saratoga City Center

A Saratoga favorite for over 20 years!  An indoor winter wonderland of lights and festive decor. Walk through over 250 uniquely decorated trees, wreaths and centerpieces. A fun event for all ages with Family Day, Breakfast and Sundaes with Santa and Santa's Workshop.

Victorian Streetwalk

November 30, 2017
6:00pm - 10:00pm
Downtown Saratoga

Celebrate the magic of an old-fashioned Holiday Victorian Streetwalk and tree lighting! Kick-off your holiday shopping and enjoy live entertainment, street performers, the tree lighting, carolers, Santa and Mrs. Claus, live reindeer and so much more!

Saratoga County Restaurant Week

December 1 - 7, 20
Various Restaurants

Enjoy a 3-Course dinner for just $10, $20 or $30 plus tax & tip at participating Saratoga County restaurants! Some participating restaurants are offering lunch specials for just $5 plus tax & tip. Donate a new, unwrapped toy for local children in need. Reservations suggested.

Train to Christmas Town

Runs through December 27, 2017
Departure Times Vary
Saratoga & North Creek Railway

All Aboard The Train To Christmas Town for a merry holiday ride that will warm your heart! Based on the beloved children's book, the Train to Christmas Town, our holiday ride recreates on board the story book tale that is sure to become a family favorite tradition!

Ballston Spa Holiday Weekend

December 1 & 2, 2017
6:30pm - 8:30pm Fri., 8am - 11am Sat.
Wiswall Park & Downtown Ballston Spa

A weekend filled with holiday fun, including parade, tree lighting, Breakfast with Santa and more. Enjoy a hometown-style holiday tradition, with fire trucks, floats, animals, kids and Santa parading down the main street of the village. Live music and First Friday activities!

Tang Family Saturdays

November 4 - December 6, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Tang Teaching Museum

A series of nine programs accompany the work of our exhibitions this fall. The programs include a hands-on art activity with all materials provided, following a brief tour of our exhibitions. Free and open to the public. Suitable for children age 5 and up with an adult.

A Christmas Carol at HMT

December 8 - 17
1PM, 4:30PM or 7:30PM
Spa Little Theater

Charles Dickens' story comes to life in this classic tale of the penny-pinching Ebenezer Scrooge and the loving family of his hapless employee, Bob Cratchet. Join Home Made Theater, and Tiny Tim, this holiday season for timeless family entertainment.

Christmas with the McKrells

December 17. 2017
Spa Little Theater

Home Made Theater is happy to present a Christmas show with Kevin McKrell and his merry musicians. Join them for an evening of Christmas favorites, Kevin's trademark sound, and their popular rendition of A Visit from St. Nick ('Twas the Night Before Christmas).

First Night Saratoga

December 31, 2017
6:00pm - 12:00am
Downtown Saratoga Springs

A Saratoga tradition for over 20 years! Enjoy more than seventy regional and touring performing groups at over thirty venues throughout Downtown for an evening of live music, dance, comedy and other performances, plus the First Night 5K and fireworks to end the night!

Winter Farmers Markets

November through April
Various Locations

Saratoga prides itself on locally-grown, fresh products in their stores and on the tables in area restaurants. Our farmers' markets offer high-quality, local food and agricultural products, from fruits and vegetable to flowers and baked goods.  November marks the move indoors for most markets for the winter.


Mark Your Calendars

Coming in Early 2018

Frost Faire - Jan 27

Chowderfest - Feb 3

Inspecting Carol at HMT - Feb 10-25

The Flurry - Feb 16-18

Saratoga Beer Week - Feb 20-24