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Winter Fun in Saratoga!

Looking for Winter Activities?
We've Got Something For Everyone

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.


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.

Saratoga Chowder

January 30 - February 6, 2021
Various restaurants
Downtown Saratoga Springs

Grab your friends and family and visit participating Saratoga restaurants for a cup or bowl of chowder along with lunch or dinner and your favorite beverage. A week-long event includes voting for your favorites.

First Thursdays with Saratoga Arts

February 4, 2021
5:30 - 6:30
Picture Window, 320 Broadway

Enjoy a live music performance outside! Saratoga Arts is pleased to announce our next First Thursdays performance with 18 Strings of Trouble. Put on your masks and a warm coat, and prepare to dance to classic and current rock music.

Clifton Park Winterfest 2021

February 6, 2021
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Various Clifton Park Locations

Join the Town of Clifton Park for a day of winter fun and excitement with the whole family! Events include cross-country skiing, ice fishing, food offerings, tubing and crafts. Don't miss the winter outhouse race at Clifton Commons!

Robyn Hitchcock at Caffe Lena

February 7, 2021
7:00 pm
Watch Party from Caffe Lena

A surrealist poet, talented guitarist, cult artist, and musician's musician, Robyn Hitchcock is among alternative rock's father figures. Watch as the show streams live from Caffe Lena on YouTube. Tips keep up going!

The Online Flurry Festival

February 12 - 14, 2021
Online times TBA
Online from various locations

2021 introduces a special online dance festival that will bring you all the diversity and energy of a traditional in-person Flurry! Don't miss a full program of dance, music, instruction, jams, and social opportunities

Cooking Class with Fabrizio Bazzani

February 16, 2021
6:30 PM
Virtual: See website for details

Pick up ingredients at Chianti Ristorante and take an online cooking class from one of the area's best chefs. Join Fabrizio Bazzani live from the comfort of your own kitchen for this virtual, authentic Italian cooking class.

Harness Racing

March 1, 2021
Check website for schedule
Saratoga Casino and Raceway 

Pending approval from the NY Gaming Commission, our 80th season of live harness opens March 1! Spectators can view live races --safely--outside at the rail, in the lower clubhouse, in the Grandstand or while dining at Fortunes Restaurant or Lucky Joe’s.

Saratoga Reptile
Expo 2021

March 6, 2021
Sat 10 AM- 4 PM
Saratoga Springs City Center

Learn about and buy exotic pets (reptiles, amphibians, exotic small mammals, invertebrates), enclosures, and supplies at the Saratoga Reptile Expo. Highlights include hands-on education area with zoologists and other experts, over 100 vendor tables, and refreshments.

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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