Winter in Saratoga




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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.


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Holiday Arts Fair

November 10 & 11, 2018
Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. 10-4
National Museum of Dance

For exquisite gifts, this Fine Art fair has it all. There will be a selection of juried artists exhibiting handmade and very Gift-able Works of Art. The exhibitors presented are some of New England’s top artists and craftspeople working in a variety of media. Free.

 


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Saratoga Restaurant Week

November 5-11, 2018
Evenings based on reservations
Various Saratoga County Restaurants

Discover Saratoga’s Restaurant Week is a perfect time to check out some new- and new-to-you eateries. Reserve your 3-Course dinner for just $20 or $30 plus tax & tip at participating Saratoga County restaurants–more than 30 in all.


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Chris Dailey Turkey Trot

November 22, 2018
11 pm – 3 pm
Broadway, Saratoga Springs

The annual Turkey Trot 5k race returns to Saratoga Springs Thanksgiving morning. Thousands of runners will be racing to benefit the Christopher Dailey Foundation. The race starts just a few blocks south of the Saratoga Hilton. Advance registration is required; register online now!

 


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Black Friday Downtown Saratoga

November 23, 2018
Begins at 6 am
Downtown Saratoga Springs

Come support local businesses and artisans, and save money while getting a jump on your holiday shopping! Downtown boutiques and shops open early for this annual event; the earlier you shop, the more you’ll save! What better way to shake off the post Thanksgiving Feast doldrums.


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Annual Holiday Craft Fair

November 24, 2018
10 am – 4:30 pm
Saratoga Springs City Center

The 43rd annual Holiday Craft Marketplace returns to the City Center! Kick off the shopping season by browsing for the perfect original handmade crafts from over 100 artisans. Enter raffles and a silent auction. $5 admission fee benefits the Saratoga Center for the Family.


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Saratoga Festival of Trees

Saratoga Festival of Trees

November 28 – December 2, 2018
11 pm – 3 pm
Broadway, Saratoga Springs

It’s a wintertime fantasy and a joy-filled way to soak in the holiday spirit! Walk amid hundreds of nostalgic and modern trees, wreaths, centerpieces and other holiday items available for viewing and purchase. Dine with Santa and stop by Santa’s workshop. Sponsored by Catholic Charities.


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Victorian Street
Walk

November 29, 2018
5 pm – 10 pm
Downtown Saratoga Springs

Victorian Holiday Magic abounds in old fashioned style as Saratoga Springs transforms into the 1800s. Dress for the era and join Santa and Mrs. Claus at the gingerbread house and at the awesome tree-lighting ceremony. Fun for the whole family! Broadway is closed off for this holiday tradition.
 


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A Christmas Story

December 7 & 14 – 7:30pm
December 8, 9, 16 – 1:00pm
December 15 – 1:00 & 4:30pm
Home Made Theater

It’s almost Christmas and more than anything in the world Ralphie wants a Red Ryder 200-Shot Carbine Action Range Model Air Rifle, but his parents don’t seem to think it’s a good idea. Join Ralphie, and the whole family, for this delightful stage adaptation of Jean’s Shephard’s classic holiday film.

$18 Adults | $12 Children (12 & under)


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A Saratoga Christmas
with The McKrells

December 16, 2018
7 pm
Home Made Theater

Join us 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).

Tickets are $15 per person.
Seating is General Admission.


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Clifton Park July 4th Firewirks

First Night Saratoga 2019

Dec. 31 – Jan 1, 2019
6 pm – Midnight
Downtown Saratoga Springs

Ring in the New Year at the annual family-friendly, alcohol free celebration of the arts and the community. Events include a 5K race, live comedy, fireworks at midnight and music by Sawyer Fredericks and many others.

Buttons for every event are $20.
Kids under 12 are free.


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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.

 


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Candlelight Ski & Snowshoe

January 19, 2019
6:00pm – 9:00pm
Wilton Wildlife Preserve, Camp Saratoga

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!


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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.


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Winter Farmers Markets

Continues 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.


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Mark Your Calendars

Here’s what’s happening in February

Chowderfest – February 3

Inspecting Carol at HMT – February 10 – 25

The Flurry – February 16 – 18

Saratoga Beer Week – February 20 – 24

 

For a complete list of events and more info, visit our events page.

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

Ice Skating

We’ve got skating indoors and out

Gavin Park in Wilton

Saratoga Lake

Saratoga Spa State Park

Saratoga Springs Ice Rink

Ice Fishing

Get Hooked!

Ballston Lake

Hudson River

Moreau Lake

Saratoga Lake

Snowmobiling

Here’s where to make tracks:

Adirondack trails

Corinth area trails 

Saratoga County trail map

Saratoga snowmobile clubs

Sledding

Find a good sledding hill

Clifton Commons Park

Saratoga Battlefield

Saratoga Spa State Park

Saratoga County and Beyond




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