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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.

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.

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.

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.


Storm Large: Holiday Ordeal

December 16, 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 McKrells Christmas Show

December 20, 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. Formed in 1978, this duo brings everything from traditional reels and jigs to Fats Waller, Elvis Presley and their own original music. Proof of vaccination is required.

Saratoga SkyBall NYE

December 31, 2021-January 1, 2022
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Night Owl Saratoga, 17 Maple Ave

A Spectacular All-Inclusive Celebration to Ring in the New Year! Featuring Live Entertainment, Heated Outdoor Tents & Fireplaces, Custom Ice Sculptures, Assorted Appetizer Stations, Champagne Toasting, Free Giveaways & Signature Open Bar! Tickets on sale December 1st at noon.

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, as well as hand-crafted decor and gift items.

Log & Timber Home Show

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

Saratoga Springs City Center

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

Saratoga Winterfest

February 4-6, 2022
Check website schedule for times
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, with over 2,000+ members of the community attending.

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.

The Flurry Festival

February 18-20, 2022
Flurry Headquarters: Saratoga Springs City Center
Other venues at nearby locations

2022 We're back live! The Flurry Festival is one of the largest folk dance and music festivals in North America. Don't miss a full program of dance, music, instruction, jams, and social opportunities. Check website for times and other details.

Saratoga Beer Week & Summit

February 22 - 26, 2022
Times to be announced
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.

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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