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Winter Fun in Saratoga!

Saratoga has everything you need to plan the perfect winter getaway with that special someone or your entire family.

Take in an intimate theater experience, step back in time at one of the area's many museums, or get outside just marvel at the natural beauty while hiking or skiing on trails. Saratoga County also offers world-famous mineral springs and spas, great shopping and amazing, unique local restaurants too. Whether it's a winter weekend getaway or a mid-week trip, Saratoga County is a winter destination sure to delight you. Highlights of upcoming Saratoga happenings are below. Click to view a complete list of events.

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Winter Indoor Farmers Market

November 2023 - End of April 2024
Saturdays 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Wilton Mall Food Court

On Saturdays, the Saratoga Farmers Market features 50+ vendors selling a full range of locally produced items including fresh produce, ready-to-eat foods, artisanal products, and holiday gift items. The market is located in the mall’s food court.

Victorian Streetwalk

November 30 - December 3, 2023
See website for days and times
Downtown Saratoga Springs

Victorian holiday magic returns for our 37th year, as Saratoga Springs transforms again into the 1800s! Witness the tree-lighting ceremony Thursday, and join Santa and Mrs. Claus at the gingerbread house Friday through Sunday. Fun for the whole family!

Saratoga Festival of Trees

November 30 - December 4, 2023
Times vary by day - see website
Saratoga Springs City Center

A Saratoga favorite! Come to 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.

Ballston Spa Holiday Parade

December 1, 2023
6:30 - 8:00
Milton Ave., Ballston Spa

The 2023 parade and tree lighting starts on Milton Avenue and ends in Wiswall Park on Front Street with Santa lighting the Christmas tree. It's a hometown-style holiday tradition, with fire trucks, floats, animals, kids and Santa. Awards for best floats!

Darlingside at Spa Little Theater

December 3, 2023
7:00 - 9:30 pm
Spa Little Theater

Darlingside comes back to Saratoga! Known for layered harmonies and intelligent songwriting, Darlingside combines classical, baroque folk & rock into a dynamic live show. NPR describes their music as “exquisitely arranged, literary minded, baroque folk-pop.”

Time for Three Holiday Concert

December 9, 2023
7:00 pm
Spa Little Theater

Defying convention and boundaries, Time For Three stands at the intersection of Americana, modern pop, and classical music. In addition to their arrangements of Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, Led Zeppelin and others, they will perform holiday favorites.

Holiday Shopping Sale

December 12 - 23, 2023
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friends Library, Saratoga Springs Public Library

Discover the perfect gifts for the bookworms in your life at the Friends of the Saratoga Springs Public Library Book Shop Holiday Shopping Event. Our shop's wide selection of books will be 25 percent off!

Holiday Folk Shows at Caffe Lena

December 17, 2023
3:00 - 5:00 pm; 7:00 - 9:00 pm 
Caffe Lena

Come to Caffe Lena to enjoy a sweet, sentimental and silly celebration of the season complete with swanky décor, audience participation, and loads of lovely songs. Our 30th show will feature sing-alongs, fiddle, guitar, banjo, and more played by talented folk musicians.

The McKrells' Christmas Party

December 20 & 21, 2023
7:00 pm
The Parting Glass

Join in on a Saratoga annual holiday tradition with the McKrells and their toe-tapping Irish and Christmas music at the Parting Glass Pub. Listen in on such classics as "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" and many more, presented with their own theatrical spin.

Saratoga New Year

Dec 29, 2023, 1 PM – Jan 1, 2024, 5 PM
Multiple venues
Saratoga Springs Downtown

Formerly just First Night-Saratoga, now New Year Fest First Day! New Name. New Leadership. New Spirit. 2023-24 will feature Joan Osborne, Robert Randolph Band, The Gibson Brothers, Dogs in a Pile, Organ Fairchild, Tracy Bonham, and much more. Buy your badge and book your hotel early!


Saratoga New Year Fest

December 29, 2023 - January 1, 2024
Hours vary by day and venue
Saratoga Springs Downtown

Formerly just First Night-Saratoga, now New Year Fest First Day! New Name. New Leadership. New Spirit. 2023-24 will feature Joan Osborne, Robert Randolph Band, The Gibson Brothers, Dogs in a Pile, Organ Fairchild, Tracy Bonham, and much more. Buy your badge and book your hotel early!

Alpin Haus RV Show and Sale

January 3 - 7, 2024
Friday 4-9 pm; Saturday 10am-7pm; Sunday 10am-4pm
Saratoga Springs City Center

This year's Alpin Haus RV Show and Sale will be bigger than ever, with hundreds of rvs on display and for sale. Rekindle your fantasy of living on the road, or extended family vacations with literally all the comforts of home, then make the dream a reality! Free admission.

Ballston Spa First Fridays

January 5, 2024
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Throughout the Village of Ballston Spa

Join the celebrants at Ballston Spa's first First Friday of 2024! Park your car and walk our unique small business community on the first Friday of every month. Bring your family to enjoy live music, treats, and all the special happenings in our downtown shops, restaurants, and museums.

Saratoga Clay Arts Exhibition

January 6 - 27, 2024
Opening Reception Jan. 6, 5-7:00 pm, Mon. - Sat. 10 am - 4 pm
Schacht Gallery, Saratoga Clay Arts

Celebrating 12 years with our clay community, the Members Exhibition will feature ceramic sculptures, utilitarian and decorative works made by current SCAC Members in the past year. Light refreshments will be served.

9th Annual Dr. King Celebration

January 12 - 15, 2024
Times vary; see website for schedule
Various Downtown Saratoga venues

Dr. Martin Luther King Celebration weekend returns for the 9th annual, family friendly observance, featuring presentations, performances, and service projects to honor the ideals of Dr. King including peace, civil and human rights and justice for all people.

Roomful of

January 13, 2024
8:00 - 10:00 pm
Caffe Lena

Grammy-nominated Chris Vachon and his 8-piece ensemble bring joyful, soulful and swingin' music to Caffe Lena January 13. Thier winning combination of jump, swing, blues, R&B and soul remains their calling card, as does their ability to fill the dance floor.

Rochmon Record Club

January 16, 2024
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Caffe Lena

January's Rochmon Record Club Listening Party features former Beatle George Harrison’s expansive 1970 solo album “All Things MustPass.” Come to Caffe Lena to listen, learn, and get a deeper understanding of Harrison’s third solo album.

Saratoga Winter Farmers' Market

Saturdays through April 27, 2024
9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Wilton Mall Food Court

Saratoga Farmers' Market's indoor winter season continues through April the Wilton Mall! The market will feature vendors selling a range of locally produced items including fresh produce, ready-to-eat foods, and artisanal products. Enter at the AMC Cinema.

Saratoga Reptile Show

January 22, 2024
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saratoga City Center

New York's premier reptile show returns to Saratoga with hundreds of healthy/captive bred reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates. Browse, learn, purchase these healthy creatures in a family friendly, fun environment.


Saratoga Chowderfest

February 10, 2024
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Downtown Saratoga Springs

Saratoga’s Annual Chowderfest is one of the area’s most highly anticipated events of the year. Family-friendly, fun and utterly delicious, Chowderfest features more than 80 vendors serving 4 oz. samples of chowder for $2 to event goers.

Flurry Festival 2024: Winter Roots

February 16 - 18, 2024
See website for schedule
Headquartered at Saratoga City Center

The Flurry Festival is one of the largest folk dance and music festivals in North America, and, as is the tradition, will take place over President’s Weekend. The Flurry draws roughly 4,500 attendees and 400 performers. Don't miss contra, jazz, international dancing and more!

Saratoga Library Public Sale

February 16 - 18, 2024
10:00 AM - 7:00 pm
Saratoga Springs Public Library

Friends of the Saratog Springs Public Library present a weekend of books for sale at the Friends Book Shop. The public is invited to take advantage of the sale, proceeds of which play a vital financial role in bolstering the library and its various community programs.


Aztec Two-Step

March 1, 2024
8:00 - 10:00 pm
Caffe Lena

Rex Fowler continues his band's musical legacy with his wife, Dodie Petit, and a talented band. This new incarnation of Aztec Two-Step continues to impress audiences with dazzling musicianship, intelligent songwriting, and two- and three-part harmonies.


March 9, 2024
7:00 pm
Spa Little Theater

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center celebrates instrumental odd couples with three duo teams highlighting the extremes of possibility. Maurice Duruflé’s post-Romantic trio augments the duo format, rounded out by Septet by Johann Hummel.

2024 Adirondack Sports Expo

March 16 - 17, 2024
Sat. 10 am - 5 pm; Sun. 10 am - 4 pm
Saratoga Springs City Center

The Adirondack Sports Summer Expo 2024 returns to Saratoga City Center. This high-energy gathering of summer sports enthusiasts brings Adirondack Sports magazine to life with over 200 outdoor sports, health and fitness, and travel exhibitors.

Skiing and Snowboarding

Check out these ski mountains near Saratoga!

Gore Mountain

West Mountain

Whiteface Mountain

Willard Mountain

Snowshoeing and Cross Country Skiing

Where to snowshoe or xc ski near Saratoga.

Coles Woods Ski Trails

Garnet Hill Lodge

Lapland Lake

Saratoga Spa State Park

Wilton Preserve XC Ski Trails

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