couple in sunny winter nature ice skating.

Take a Twirl!
We Promise Not to Laugh

bowls of chowder

Chowderfest!

Need we say more?

Winter Fun in Saratoga!

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Looking for Winter Activities?

We've Got Something For Everyone

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 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.

We will help you start your planning with some fun ideas. And don't forget to check out all the other great things to do in Saratoga throughout the seasons!

Highlights of upcoming Saratoga Happenings are below. For a complete list of events, click here.

Alpin Haus RV Show and Sale

Jan. 4 - 6, 2019
Sat.: 10am-7pm; Sun.: 10am-4pm
Saratoga Springs City Center

Time to get ready for RV season. Come to the City Center at 522 Broadway in downtown Saratoga to check out the latest and greatest trailers, campers and motor homes. You'll find any sort of recreational vehicle for touring, vacationing, or even for a new home! This event is free.

Peter Yarrow Evening Show

January 11, 2019
8:00 pm
Caffe Lena

Folk legend, Peter Yarrow, founder of Peter, Paul & Mary, is returning to Caffe Lena. This show will launch Caffe Lena's Folk Heritage Series. Bring the whole family to experience meaningful music and sing-alongs, and witness in-person a key part of America's musical history. Refreshments will be offered.

Hattie's
Mardi Gras

January 12, 2019
6:00pm - 10:00pm
Canfield Casino, Congress Park

This celebration was created in honor of Miss Hattie, to carry out her legacy of charitable giving. This year Aim Service Inc was chosen to be the recipient of the proceeds raised from Hattie's Mardi Gras Soiree.Live entertainment, food and drinks all set to a New Orleans backdrop.

Candlelight Ski & Snowshoe

January 19, 2019
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Wilton Wildlife Preserve

Luminaries will glow along 2.5 miles of groomed trail. You will find warming bonfires and hot chocolate along the way. The terrain is suitable for all levels and a smaller 1-mile loop is also available. Snowshoes are available to rent. This event is weather-permitting; check ahead!

Cabin Fever
Luncheon

January 19, 2019
11:00 am
Saratoga National Golf Club

Cabin Fever, an annual fundraising luncheon, provides a platform for individuals to gather, network, and raise money for a tremendous cause – improving the lives of women and children locally, nationally and internationally. Cost: $75; reserve your seat online.

Chili Bowl
Fundraiser

January 26, 2019
11:00am - 4:00pm
Saratoga Clay Arts

Please join us for our 8th Annual Chili Bowl. Area clay artists are busy making bowls for the event. Choose a hand-crafted bowl, fill it up with delicious chili, then keep the bowl when you're finished! You'll also be able to vote for "Best Chili" and support the efforts of your favorite chef.

Daily Gazette Wedding Show

January 27, 2019
11:00am - 3:00pm
Hall of Springs & Gideon Putnam Resort

Get ready for the Capital District's premier wedding event of 2019! Brides and grooms will sip champagne and taste hors d’oeuvres and sumptuous wedding cakes and speak with over 130 exhibitors representing every service a bride will need to create the perfect wedding day!

Agatha Christie's The Stranger

January 25 - Feb. 3, 2019
See Website for Showtimes
National Museum of Dance

iTheatre Saratoga presents Agatha Christie's THE STRANGER! Join us for this World Premiere thriller from the pen of the world's most famous mystery writer - Agatha Christie. The play confronts themes of feminine vulnerability and the seduction. Performances begin January 25.

Winter Farmers
Markets

Continues through April
Saturdays 9:00am-1:00pm
Lincoln Baths Building

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.

April will mark the move outdoors for most markets Spring through Fall.

Chocolate Fest

February 1, 2019
6 - 9 pm
Village of Ballston Spa

Visit the village of Ballston Spa on the First Friday of every month and enjoy live music, art displays, refreshments and featured shop promotions...and on February 1st: the Chocolate Fest! Vote for your favorites or just sample chocolate treats for $1 each.

Saratoga Chowderfest

February 2, 2019
11am - 4pm
Various Saratoga Locations

It's back! Chowderfest features more than 80 restaurants, caterers and other vendors serving delicious bowls of chowder for $1. Pick up a ballot and vote for your favorite in 7 categories. Awards ceremony at 6:30 at the Saratoga visitors center.

Prime's Polar Ice Bar

February 8 & 9, 2019
Fri. 6:00 pm, Sat. 11:00 am
Prime at Saratoga National

Try something new! Wear your mittens and belly up to one of 3 sides of a genuine ice bar for a weekend long ice party! Indoors and outdoors with live music, concession food, cash bar, free Selfie Ice Stands, Ice games, Beer and Spirits, more. Reserve ahead!

Saratoga Frozen Springs Classic

February 8 - 10, 2019
4:00 pm
Saratoga Spa State Park

The Saratoga Frozen Springs Classic Pond Hockey Tournament is back! Labatt's Blue brings 3 afternoons of both competitive and recreational pond hockey divisions. Trophies are awarded and fees waived for the winning teams!

Clifton Park Winerfest

February 9, 2019
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Clifton Park

Join the Town of Clifton Park for a day of winter fun and excitement for the whole family! Enjoy local competitions, entertainment, and winter activities at locations all over Clifton Park...best soup competition, Idol contest, fun for the wholefamily!

Saratoga Fat Bike Rally

February 9, 2019
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saratoga Spa State Park

Join us for the Fifth Annual Saratoga Fat Bike Rally. Ride your fat bikes with other enthusiasts, enjoy scheduled activities and vendors. Celebrate the day with a fat bike pub tour. Don't miss one of the best grass-roots fat bike events around! No fee to ride or attend.

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