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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, or step back in time at one of our many museums, or get outside just marvel at the natural beauty while hiking or skiing on trails. Saratoga County also offers our world-famous mineral springs and spas, great shopping and unique and amazing 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.

 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.

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December

21st Annual Artisan Market

November 27 - December 24, 2021
12:00 - 5:00 pm each day
Brookside Museum, Ballston Spa

Handcrafted products created by local artisans—from natural soaps and lotions to unique ornaments and jewelry to delicious syrups and edibles. Unique gifts that make holiday shopping simple. Each item sold supports the Saratoga County History Center and local artisans.

Holiday Lights Spectacular

November 25-December 31, 2021
Nightly from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
2077 Route 9 Round Lake

Quick Response Holiday Lights Spectacular is favorite local holiday tradition from the warmth and comfort of your vehicle. This is a FREE drive-thru event. Santa will be popping in frequently throughout the season to visit too.

Holiday Farmers Market

December 2021 - End of April 2022
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. Stop by and pick up your favorite items.

Saratoga Festival of Trees

December 1-5, 2021
Times vary by day
Saratoga Springs City Center

A Saratoga favorite! Come to a 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 Street Walk

December 2, 2021 - December 5, 2022
See below for times
Downtown Saratoga

Celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the Victorian Streetwalk with a whole WEEKEND of activities ! We will kick off the event with the Tree Lighting Ceremony on December 2nd at 6pm. FREE ADMISSION

  • Friday  5-8pm, Saturday 5-8pm, Sunday 12-4pm

KARAOKE at Saratoga City Tavern

December 2 2021 - March 31, 2022
Thursdays, 9:00 pm - Midnight
Saratoga City Tavern, 21 Caroline St.

Come on down to the Saratoga City Tavern every Thursday night for the highest quality karaoke, food, and drinks in Saratoga! Our karaoke catalog boasts of over 42,000 songs currently so we'll definitely have your tune! The show starts at 9pm and goes until midnight.

Ballston Spa Holiday Parade

December 3, 2021
Start time 6:30 pm
Milton Ave, Ballston Spa

The parade 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.

 

2021 Jingle Bell Run

December 4, 2021
Start time to be announced
Halfmoon Town Park

The 2021 Jingle Bell Run-walk will be live and in person this year! Together we'll jingle our way to a cure for the #1 cause of disability--arthritis. Bring your friends for a head-clearing celebration of living life to the fullest, while helping battle this painful disease.

 

3rd Annual Palette Winter Market

December 4 & 5, 2021
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Palette Cafe, 493 Broadway

Get a jump on your holiday shopping while supporting local and woman-owned businesses. While you're there, grab a small bite and peruse our artists gallery wall.

 

Charles Weidman's Christmas Oratorio

December 12, 2021
1:00 pm & 4:00 pm Shows
Universal Preservation Hall

Nacre Dance Group’s production is based on choreographer Charles Weidman’s “Christmas Oratorio” which opened in NYC in 1961 and has remained a much-loved classic, telling the story of the Nativity through modern dance.

Storm Large: Holiday Ordeal

December 16 & 18, 2021
8:00 - 10:00 pm
Universal Preservation Hall

Storm Large: musician, actor, playwright, author. She rose to national prominence in 2006 as a finalist on Rock Star: Supernova. Her multi-genre talents have made her soar. Holiday Ordeal is a night of music, gags and gifts, and song.

The
Samples

December 17, 2021
9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Putnam Place

More than 30 years after starting his music career with The Samples, Sean Kelly returns with his band. You'll hear their rock/reggae influenced, unforgettable anthems of the early 90s, as well as  songs from their 2019 album.

Holiday Folk Show: Afternoon Performance

December 18, 2021
4:00 pm
Cafe Lena, 47 Phila St.

Every year folks from across the region 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.

The McKrells Christmas Show

December 19-21, 2021
7:00 pm
The Parting Glass, 40 Lake Ave

Join in the musical fun with this Christmas Tradition held at the Parting Glass. Plan on coming for dinner and enjoy top regional and national brews, while listening to a delightful mix of toe-tapping, hand-clapping Christmas tunes.

Racquette River Rounders

December 26, 2021
Doors open at 6:30 pm
Caffe Lena, 47 Phila St

The Racquette River Rounders' annual Boxing Day performance returns to Caffe Lena. This duo brings everything from traditional reels and jigs to Fats Waller, Elvis Presley and their own original music. Proof of vaccination is required.

New Year's Eve with Broadway Star
Zachary James

December 31, 2021
7:00 pm
Universal Preservation Hall

Enjoy this FREE concert featuring Broadway and Opera Star Zachary James with pianist Laurie Rogers. The festive concert will feature a variety of popular, Broadway and classical favorites

New Year's Eve Celebration at Vapor

December 31, 2021 - January 1, 2022
Doors open at 8:00 pm
Vapor Nightclub at Saratoga Casino

Ring in 2022 with a spectacular evening of music and revelry! Dance to live music from Ten Most Wanted, watch the countdown to 2022 and the midnight ball drop on our amazing 16 foot HD screen.

January

Wilton Preserve Weekend Rentals

Weekends, January 8 - March 13, 2022
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park

It's time to fully embrace the essence of winter with ski and snowshoe rentals for adults and kids. Weather permitting, trek or cross country ski through our beautiful nature trails. You might spot some furry winter critters!

Saratoga Winter Farmers' Market

January 8 - April 26, 2022
9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Wilton Mall Food Court

Saratoga Farmers' Market's indoor winter season returns to 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.

Documentary Film: Stray (2020)

January 13, 2022
6:30 - 9:00 pm
Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

This award-winning film explores what it means to live without status or security through the eyes of three stray dogs. Shot in Turkey over the course of three years, we witness compassion, fear, and sadness on the streets of Istanbul.

Saratoga's Dr. King Celebration Weekend

January 14 - 17, 2022
Hours vary by day
Virtual and various in-person locations

Experience provocative and profound performances, workshops, community conversations, creative expressions, and author interviews on Saturday and Sunday, and our Day of Service projects on the National Holiday.

We Banjo 3 at Caffe Lena

January 19, 2022
Two shows, 5:00 & 7:30
Caffe Lena

The Galway, Ireland, and Nashville-based quartet WB3 seamlessly converge the shared and varied traditions of Americana, Bluegrass, and Celtic music with popsensible songcraft to create a truly unique and gratifying sound.

Steve Lambert Quartet at 9 Maple Ave

January 21, 2022
9:00 pm
9 Maple Avenue

9 Maple Avenue is an intimate, forty seat jazz bar in the heart of Saratoga Springs. Steve Lambert, born and raised in Schenectady NY, has been playing jazz trumpet professionally in the capital region for over 10 years.

Fenimore Blues at the Parting Glass

January 22, 2022
7:00 pm
The Parting Glass Pub

Saratoga Springs' original Irish Pub, The Parting Glass brings the authentic pub experience with around 60 beers, hearty bar fare, and live entertainment. Fenimore Blues performs an eclectic mix of rock, r&b, and of course, blues.

Beer Dinner at the Hideaway

January 27, 2022
6:00 - 8:00 pm
The Hideaway, Saratoga Lake

Gather 'round the fireplace as the charming Hideaway Restaurant pairs up with Unified Beer Works for a 6-course beer dinner! Each course, paired with the perfect brew, will be sure to take your tastebuds on a wild ride.

Log & Timber Home Show

January 28-30, 2022
Fri: 1-7pm, Sat: 10am-6pm;
Sun: 10am-4pm

Saratoga Springs City Center

The Log Home and Timber Frame Show features professionals in log home building, manufacturing and more for your dream home. There will be everything from building, maintenance, furniture and remodels.

February

Ruby Sky Stiler
Exhibition

January 29-May 15, 2022
12:00 - 5:00 pm
Tang Teaching Museum

A solo exhibition by Ruby Sky Stiler will feature new relief paintings, site-specific line sculptures, furniture-sculpture, and more. Don't miss this installation which draws from historical through contemporary techniques and motifs, using modern materials.

Saratoga Winterfest Gymnastics

February 4-6, 2022
Check website for schedule
Saratoga Springs City Center

Saratoga Winterfest 2022 is the city’s fourth annual USA Gymnastic sanctioned event, and state qualifier for gymnasts competing in girls levels 2 through 10 as well as all levels of Xcel. The meet is an exciting event for over 700 gymnasts competing.

Fire & Ice Bar at The Mill on Round Lake

February 4 - 19, 2022
Fridays 5-10 pm, Saturdays 2-10 pm
The Mill on Round Lake

Join us for our 5th annual Fire & Ice Bar! The Ice Bar will be open the first 3 Fridays and Saturdays in February. Don't miss the live DJ, Ice Shuffle Board, Ice Cornhole, fire pits and hot chocolate cocktails to keep you warm!

Bakithi Kumalo & The Graceland Experience

February 5, 2022
7:30 - 9:30 pm
Universal Preservation Hall

Fretless Bassist Bakithi Kumalo returns to UPH with The Graceland Experience. This unique show will feature Bakithi's virtuosic performance of the entire Graceland record, one of Paul Simon’s biggest, along with a  selection of eclectic world music.

7th Annual Saratoga Fat Bike Rally

February 12, 2022
Times to be announced
Saratoga State Park Warming Hut

Join us for the return of the Fat Bike Rally! Our 7th annual event features a variety of races and rides, and plenty of surprises for the competitive and non-competitive. Come get in on the food, beer and exciting raffle prizes! Check back for our schedule.

Clifton Park Winterfest 2022

February 12, 2022
9:30 - 4:00 pm
Several Clifton Park Locations

The Town of Clifton Park is pleased to announce its annual Winterfest. Join your friends and neighbors during this day of fun and exciting outdoor activities, as well as warm, sheltered inside locations. There will be wintery contests, family fun, and more!

They’re Playing Our Song

February 11-12 at 7:30 PM
February 12-13th at 2 PM
Dee Sarno Theater, inside Saratoga Arts, 320 Broadway in Saratoga Springs

A funny, romantic show about an established composer and his relationship with an aspiring young female lyricist. Romance blossoms, conflict rears its head, and comic sparks fly.

Saratoga County Restaurant Week

February 17 - 24, 2022
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner!
Saratoga County Restaurants

Whether you want to dine-in, take-out, or find family style meals, Restaurant Week has you covered! That includes for breakfast, lunch and/or dinner. To view all the Restaurants that are participating, click the More Info button.

They’re Playing Our Song

February 18-19 at 7:30 PM
February 19-20, at 2 PM
Dee Sarno Theater, inside Saratoga Arts, 320 Broadway in Saratoga Springs

A funny, romantic show about an established composer and his relationship with an aspiring young female lyricist. Romance blossoms, conflict rears its head, and comic sparks fly.

Fire & Ice Bar at The Mill on Round Lake

February 18 - 19, 2022
Friday 5-10 pm, Saturday 2-10 pm
The Mill on Round Lake

Join us for our final annual Fire & Ice Bar of the year! Sip your warm chocolate cocktails, or try one of our specialty adult beverages, at the area's longest ice bar. Stay warm by the cozy fire pits. Don't miss the live DJ, Ice Shuffle Board, and Ice Cornhole.

Saratoga Beer Week & Summit

February 22 - 26, 2022
Events begin at 5:00 pm  
Downtown & Saratoga City Center

It's back! This event features fun, food, and fantastic beer! With multiple beer-centered events, locals and visitors alike will enjoy top regional and national brews. Restaurants and bars will hold special events, beer dinners and promotions throughout the entire week.

An Evening with Solomon Northrup

February 24, 2022
7:00 - 8:30 pm
Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation Via Zoom

History re-enactor Clifford Oliver Mealy tells the story of Solomon Northrup in this virtual event. Northup was an African American abolitionist and musician who was kidnapped and sold into slavery in 1841, while living in Saratoga Springs.

Dead Man's Waltz at Putnam Place

February 25-26, 2022
9:00 pm - 12:30 am
Putnam Place

With the band's own spin, interweaving the classic songs and jams of The Grateful Dead, The Allman Brothers Band and The Band, Dead Man's Waltz (formerly Steal Your Peach) is an all-star collective from the Northeast music festival scene.

Snowshoe Adventure with Goats

February 26, 2022
2:30 - 4:00 pm
Into the Woods Farm

Snowshoe through Into The Woods Farm and its surrounding forest, streams, and wetlands at 1550 feet elevation. Stroll along the streams and deep into the woods, checking out a variety of animal tracks. The farm's herd of goats love to wander with you!

Longfellows Wedding Show

February 27, 2022
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Longfellows Restaurant

It's the charming setting of Longfellow's Restaurant with its unique atmosphere that makes the Longfellows Wedding Show a one-of-a-kind experience. Meet with a select group of wedding specialists to help you plan the wedding of your dreams.

March

7 Wonders: A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac

March 4, 2022
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Universal Preservation Hall 

The Seven Wonders are seven talented musicians from Western New York, paying homage to music of Fleetwood Mac. The band’s collective performing experience brings the crowd powerful renditions of these timeless tunes, packed with high energy.

Saratoga Home & Lifestyle Show

March 5 - 6, 2022
Sat. 10 am - 6 pm; Sun 10 am - 4 pm
Saratoga Springs City Center

Around 120 businesses will exhibit at the Saratoga Home & Lifestyle Show, including home improvement, landscaping, décor and fine finishes, heating and plumbing, pools, financial and professional services, and many more. Don't miss the artisans!

Rochman Record Club: Neil Young's Harvest

March 15, 2022
Doors open 6:30 pm
Caffe Lena

Caffe Lena welcomes all fully vaccinated Neil Young fans to listen to, and learn about, Neil Young’s 1972 classic, “Harvest." The show offers a live audio & video presentation by Chuck Vosganian, aka “Rochmon," who delves into the record's history and impact.

Swing into Action Winter Golf

March 18, 2022
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Northway Golf Club, Halfmoon

Come and play winter golf to benefit CAPTAIN while enoying late winter fun! The golf tournament will be held at the center’s TopTracer Range, a virtual driving range that accurately captures shots using tracking technology with advanced sensors and software.

Repair Cafe at Saratoga Springs Library

March 19, 2022
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Saratoga Springs Public Library

Saratoga Springs Public Library and Sustainable Saratoga are excited to host our 7th Repair Café. Make your appointment to have local experts analyze and repair one household item per person. COVID-19 protections will be enforced.

2022 Adirondack Sports Expo

March 19 - Mar 20, 2022
Sat. 10 am - 5 pm; Sun. 10 am - 4 pm
Saratoga Springs City Center

The Adirondack Sports Expo is happening March 19-20 at the Saratoga City Center. A high-energy gathering of sports enthusiasts, where helpful exhibitors representing running, biking, hiking, paddling, triathlon, skiing, health, fitness, recreation, and travel will all be present.

NEW DATE!
Chowderfest n' Tour

March 19 - 26, 2022
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Downtown Saratoga 

It's back and as delicious as ever! Join in on one of the area’s most highly anticipated events of the year.

Family-friendly, fun and utterly delicious, Chowderfest features more than 80 food and chowder vendors competing for the best in the region!

Lose the Winter Blues Concert

March 26, 2022
Sat. doors open 6 pm; Concert at 7 pm
13 Oak St., Saratoga Springs 

Sponsored by The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation, Tickets $20 in advance. $25 at the door. The Evening includes two 45-minute sets. Intermission will include a glimpse behind the songwriting process of "Horses and Men."

Maple Weekend

March 26 & 27, 2022
10 am to 4 pm
View Locations Maps 

Come right to the farm to see the process, smell the delicious smell of maple sap cooking down to syrup, and taste many of the maple products made right there on the farm. Tours and product samples are offered at most sites free of charge. View locations map»

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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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