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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.

Brookside Artisans' Market

November 28 - December 4, 2020
See website for hours
Brookside Museum, Ballston Spa

Discover a variety of locally made items, perfect for gifts or for yourself! This is a wonderful opportunity to support local artisans as well as the Saratoga County Historical Society at Brookside Museum. Check BrooksideMuseum.org for updated hours during the market.

Saratoga Festival of Trees

December 2-6, 2020 
Times vary by day
Saratoga Springs City Center

A Saratoga favorite! Don't miss this year's COVID-aware annual holiday 'Must See'! 2020 brings both indoor and virtual winter wonderland of lights and festive decor.  Come and walk through over 250 uniquely decorated trees, wreaths, and centerpieces. A fun event for all ages.

Victorian Streetscapes 2020

December 3 - 31, 2020
Times vary
Downtown Saratoga Springs

Come discover the reimagined Victorian Streetwalk. Victorian Streetscapes brings an enhanced holiday look to the downtown area, including a professionally lit 19' tree, a special ride-through downtown by Santa, and Santa's mailbox for your letters.

Contactless Santa Experience

December 4 - 24, 2020
Times vary by day
Center Court, Wilton Mall

Santa is back with a whole new contactless experience this year, and we're taking steps focused on everyone's wellness. There will be no lap-sitting, but plenty of excitement and joy. It's a modified photo-op! Reservations are strongly recommended.

Ballston Spa Tree Lighting and Parade

Friday, December 4, 2020
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Downtown Ballston Spa

Join us for a holiday Ballston Spa First Friday like no other!  From 6-6:30 pm, Santa will light the village Christmas tree in Wiswall Park, live-streamed on Facebook. Then look out your window or stand in your driveway to watch Santa parade through village neighborhoods.

Sawyer Fredericks at Caffe Lena

December 5 and 6, 2020
Sat. 8:00 PM; Sun. 7:00 PM
Live Stream- YouTube

Log in this very special two-night live stream of The Voice winner Sawyer Fredericks, straight from the stage of Caffe Lena. Your tips help offset the loss of work for musicians, and help our legendary, non-profit venue survive the pandemic.

Arthritis Jingle Bell Run/Walk 2020

December 11 - December 13, 2020
All day
Your favorite place to run

Though the Arthritis Foundation’s Benefit 2020 Jingle Bell Run is going virtual, don’t let that stop you from jingling. Join the original festive race for charity from anywhere. Run your favorite 5K route or try something new! Register to receive your swag package.

Storytime With Santa for the Homeless

December 12, 2020
9:00 - 9:30 AM
Virtual event at SheltersofSaratoga.org

Join WAIT House and Shelters of Saratoga at our virtual Storytime with Santa event to benefit people experiencing homelessness in Saratoga, Warren and Washington counties. Santa will bring the joy of the holiday season to your family with songs and stories.

Seth Warden Trio Xmas Show

December 12, 2020
7:00 - 9:30 PM
The Parting Glass

The Parting Glass will be celebrating the holidays in a safe and enjoyable way. Singer/songwriter Seth Warden, percussionist Brian Melick, and fiddler/vocalist Doug Moody will bring tons of holiday spirit. Reservations are encouraged, limited seating available.

Photo Finish Photography Exhibition

Continuing through Jan. 31
Daily 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
National Museum of Racing

Judges selected 45 photographs by 34 photographers for the exhibition featured in the von Stade Gallery. An additional 26 stirring photographs were selected as online-only images. Don't miss the diverse racing photography.

Saratoga Arts Center Clayfest

December 21 - January 16, 2020
Mon-Sat., 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Hayes Rd., Schuylerville

Saratoga Arts Center is proud to present Clayfest, an invitational exhibition celebrating the clay arts. It will be a beautifully diverse exhibition of functional and decorative pottery – dishware, teapots, pitchers, and ceramic jewelry.

Bakithi Kumalo & The Graceland Experience

January 15, 2021
7:30 PM
Universal Preservation Hall

Bakithi Kumalo is a South African bassist, composer, and vocalist, and has played with Paul Simon for over 30 years. His show will feature Paul Simon's entire Graceland record as well as incredible World Music.

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! With a full program of dance, music, instruction, jams, and social opportunities, you can still put on your dancin' shoes. Don't miss it!

Harness Racing
Returns

Feb. 16 - Sept. 2, 2020
Check website for schedule
Saratoga Casino and Raceway 

Our 79th season of live harness racing is underway! 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. Or, watch and wager on live racing from tracks around the U.S.

ADK Sports Summer Expo

March 20-21, 2021
Sat 10 AM-5 PM, Sun. 10 AM-4 PM
Saratoga Springs City Center

Gear up for outdoor summer sports and fitness activities at our 15th Expo. Includes great sales on gear, footwear and clothing, as well as exhibits and demos from over 70 exhibitors. Plus, activities, races, seminars and prizes. Get ready for the Summer of '21!

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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