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December 1 - 7, 2023

Breakfast With Santa

Curtis Lumber, 885 State Route 67, Ballston Spa, 8 – 11 a.m. You and your family are invited to join us on December 9 for a festive and fun breakfast with Santa and his elves! For a suggested donation of $5 per person, you can be a part of spreading joy and supporting a great cause – the News Radio 810 & 103.1 WGY Christmas Wish that benefits local ill and homeless children in Upstate, NY.  Every breakfast purchase contributes to making the holiday season brighter for those in need in our community. No reservations required!  For more information, visit curtislumber.com/breakfast 

Barnes & Noble Bookfair for the Academy for Lifelong Learning

Barnes & Noble, Wilton Square, 3029 Route 50, Saratoga Springs, December 9, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Enjoy great holiday shopping for books, music & movies, stationary & gifts, toys & games - something for everyone on your list. Academy greeters will be on hand with vouchers and a free raffle. By presenting the voucher to your cashier, A.L.L. will receive a percentage of your purchases. For more information on the Academy for Lifelong Learning, visit www.allsaratoga.org or contact Academy Executive Director, Jeff Shinaman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 518-290-6988.

Lions Club Christmas Pop-Up Shop

The Town of Greenfield Lions Club will hold the event at the Greenfield Community Center, 25 Wilton Rd. in Greenfield on December 9 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. The Lions will be selling fresh homemade hot soups or chili, baked goods, and coffee. There will be local vendors and crafters, a Lions cookbook for sale and a food drive for the Food Pantry. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Lion Verna Plummer at 518-605-6105. 

31st Annual Holiday Cookie Sale

Saturday, December 9 at 10 p.m. at the Galway United Methodist Church, located at the Corner of Rte 147 and CR 45, Galway. This is the oldest and continuously held sale in the area. Come early for the best selection. Contact Sharyn Kalinkewicz at 518-928-0179 for information. Options are available for those that prefer to remain socially distant. 

11th Annual Wreaths for Veterans Observance 

Veterans and their families will be honored with the laying of wreaths by members of the Glenville Hills Garden Club on Saturday, December 9, at noon at the following locations: Galway Junior-Senior High School, Galway Town Hall, Galway Village Park, Gideon Hawley Park in Charlton, Providence Town Hall, and the Scotch Church Cemetery in West Charlton. The public is invited.

Army vs Navy Football Party

Held at the Saratoga-Wilton Elks Lodge, 1 Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs on Saturday, Dec. 9 at 1 p.m. There will be games, hot appetizers, and snacks then a BBQ chicken dinner at half time. Ticket prices are $25. Presales or $30 at the door. All proceeds go to Elks Charities. Email Don at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 518-935-8885 for tickets! 

The Liberty Freestyle Christmas Show

December 10 at 1 p.m. (Gates open at noon). The celebration of horsemanship is sponsored and presented by Fahey Family Ranch. It will be held at Long Shadows’ indoor arena at 84 Dr. Brown Lane, Cambridge. Silent auction (great holiday gifts), bake sale, and 50/50 raffle. Entertainment for the whole family. Admission is free. The event will showcase the talent of local liberty horsemanship performers. All proceeds from the event will benefit Dorset Equine Rescue and Long Shadows Charitable Foundation. 

Repair Café

Saratoga Springs Public Library and Sustainable Saratoga are excited to host our 10th Repair Café at the library in the Harry Dutcher Room from 1 – 4 p.m. We will have coaches available to help you fix your lamps, small appliances, computers, leather, jewelry, or sew/hem your favorite item of clothing or beloved stuffed animal. We can’t wait to see you! Find all the details here: https://sustainablesaratoga.org/projects/zero-waste/repair-cafe-saratoga-springs/

Songs of Light and Hope

Saratoga Jewish Community Arts, with a generous grant from the Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York and sponsorship of Temple Sinai of Saratoga Springs and Congregation Beth Shalom of Clifton Park, brings Songs of Light and Hope: A Chanukah Concert and Sing-along on Saturday, December 9, at 7 p.m. at Congregation Beth Shalom, 688 Clifton Park Center Rd., Clifton Park. Join us as we celebrate the Festival of Lights with an uplifting and joyous evening of song. Registration is required at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  A $10 donation is requested.

Santas for Seniors 

Saratoga Senior Center’s “Santas for Seniors” provides wish lists for donors willing to adopt a senior this holiday season. To participate, contact Barbara Devlin – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Barbara can match interested volunteers with countless holiday activities too, including an afternoon of giftwrapping and cookie decorating on December 11, the Center’s Holiday Dinner on December 14, a Holiday Movie Matinee on December 15 and member Holiday Party on December 18. For those looking for unique gifts, “Holiday Shops at the Center” will take place on Monday, December 4, from 1-3 p.m. The first annual shopping extravaganza is open to the public and will feature a variety of vendors offering art, crafts, and specialty items. Call 518-584-1621 or visit saratogaseniorcenter.org to learn more.

Sip n’ Shop Holiday Art & Craft Fair 

Saturday December 16, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Park Manor Hotel, located at 7 Northside Dr, Clifton Park. Cash bar for wine and champagne and Basket Raffles. Fundraiser for Friends and Families Muscular Disorders Foundation 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization dedicated to increase the quality of life and independence of children and adults with any type of neuromuscular disorders, MD, CP, Lupus, MS, ALS, Parkinson plus over 100 other disorders/diseases as well as empowers their families, through advocacy, education, and medical financial assistance in your community and throughout New York State. For more information, please call or text Mark at 585-519-1917

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