December 4 – December 10, 2020

Friday, December 4

Saratoga Festival of Trees
Saratoga Springs City Center, 522 Broadway, Saratoga Springs | 2 – 6 p.m.

Catholic Charities of Saratoga, Warren and Washington Counties invites the local community to unwrap the magic of the holiday season at their 25th annual fundraiser. With COVID-19 precautions in place, the Festival will once again showcase beautifully decorated trees, wreaths and other holiday and gift items for purchase. Festival proceeds will benefit the programs of Catholic Charities of Saratoga, Warren and Washington Counties. New this year, the community will also be able to view and purchase trees online. Remaining days and hours are Saturday, December 5, Noon – 6 p.m. and Sunday, December 6, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Tickets are $8 per person, $5 for seniors, $3 for ages 10-18, and free for anyone 10 and under when accompanied by an adult. Everyone will be asked to wear their masks and socially distance, with limited numbers safely allowed in the Display Room at one time. For more information, please call 518-587-5000.

Takeout Roast Beef Dinner Fundraiser
Knights of Columbus, 50 Pine Rd., Saratoga Springs | 5 - 7:30 p.m. 

Meals will include 8 oz. each of tender roast beef, mashed potatoes with gravy, a vegetable, salad, and rolls for $15 each.  Last chance to order will be the day of the event from 1 - 4 p.m. or until we run out.  To place your order or for questions, please call 518-584-8547.  Thank you for your continued support of all our events, which help us to continue our work in the community.

Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting
Wiswall Park, Ballston Spa | 6 – 6:30 p.m.

The Ballston Spa Business and Professional Association is making every effort to keep the holiday spirit alive even if COVID-19 restrictions to large gatherings require a different approach to the celebrations.  Santa will light the village Christmas tree from the bucket of a fire truck. The tree lighting will be live streamed on the BSBPA Facebook Page. For those who may choose to come to the park, NYS COVID-19 social distancing and mask requirements will be followed. Following the tree lighting, residents should be sure to peek out their front windows or stand at the end of their driveways as Santa will parade through neighborhoods in the village, along with the Ballston Spa Police and Fire Departments and Community Emergency Corps’ ambulance collecting Toys for Tots. The approximate route and times will be posted closer to the parade date on the BSBPA Facebook Page.

Christmas in the Country
Various Locations, Washington County | Friday and Saturday
Christmas in the Country is a group of artisans who get together every year for a Christmas in the Country tour of their homes and studios. They are primarily located in Fort Ann and Kingsbury. Participants will have Christmas tree signs in front of their houses; those who are not on the official list but are still participating will have snowman signs. Find Christmas in the Country - Washington County NY on Facebook for more information.

Saturday, December 5

Take a Walk in the Park with History
Corner of Route 50 and Middleline Rd., Ballston Lake | 10 a.m.

Join Ballston Town Historian Rick Reynolds for a historic tour of Anchor Diamond Park.  The walk will be about 2 miles. Wear clothing for the weather.  Register at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with name and number in group.  Free and open to all ages. Masks and social distancing required.

Ladies of Charity Poinsettia Sale
Saratoga Senior Center, 5 Williams St., Saratoga Springs | 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Unusual and breathtaking colors. Plants from a local greenhouse. Cost is $12 per plant or 2 for $20. 

Big Fez Xmas Show
The Parting Glass, 40-42 Lake Ave., Saratoga springs | 7 – 9:30 p.m.

Come celebrate with great holiday music, 2020 is almost over! Enjoy delicious Irish fare and beer in a safe and happy environment. For reservations please call 518-583-1916. Donations appreciated.

Sunday, December 6

Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Geyser Crest Area | Starting at 4 p.m.

The Saratoga Springs downtown Business Association and Stewarts Shops are bringing Santa to the children of Saratoga Springs. Catch a glimpse of Santa in your neighborhood as he travels through Saratoga Springs atop a tower ladder fire truck provided by King Enterprises. Follow Santa live on Facebook @downtownsaratogasprings. For more information visit www.saratogaspringsdowntown.com. 

Monday, December 7

Clayfest
Saratoga Clay Arts Center, 167 Hayes Rd., Schuylerville | 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Saratoga Clay Arts Center is pleased to present its first annual holiday invitational exhibition, CLAYFEST, our way of celebrating the holiday season with a compilation of incredible functional and decorative works by clay artists from across the country. The exhibition will be a beautifully diverse exhibition of functional and decorative pottery – cups, mugs, bowls, teapots, pitchers, vases - as well as some fabulous ceramic jewelry and holiday ornaments. The Schacht Gallery is open Monday - Saturday from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. and by appointment. Visit saratogaclayarts.org, call 518-581-2529 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Tuesday, December 8

Brooks House of BBQ Dinner Fundraiser
Saratoga Automobile Museum | 4 – 7 p.m.

Enjoy the famous Brooks BBQ at home with helping raise funds for the Saratoga Automobile Museum’s exhibit and educational programing. Meals include: 1/2 chicken, baked potato, cole slaw, a roll, a drink and a cookie. Take out only. Please pre-register (order) on our website www.saratogaautomuseum.org/events. Cost is $15. Please contact Megan Hennessey at (518) 401-5185 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.

Wednesday, December 9

Roast Pork Dinner
Saratoga-Wilton Elks, 1 Elks Lane, Rt. 9, Saratoga Springs | 4:30 – 6 p.m.

Menu: roast pork, mashed potatoes, vegetable, stuffing, applesauce, gravy & roll, tossed salad. Dinner for 23 $25 (cash only). For curbside pick-up only. Call Monday or Tuesday between 10 a.m. – Noon to place an order, 518-584-2585. 

Thursday, December 10

Brown Bag Lunch
Saratoga Springs Public Library Zoom Presentation | 11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.

The History of Saratoga Springs using the bolster Photographic Collection, Part 2. James Parillo and Charles Keunzel are back with more fabulous images from the Bolster Collection, sharing more stories of the history of Saratoga Springs. Please register online. This online program uses the Zoom livestreaming platform. It will require access to a computer, mobile device with the Zoom app installed, and/or a phone for audio-only access. Registration with an email is required in order to receive information on how to connect. The email will be sent three (3) hours prior to the scheduled start time of the program. To register visit sspl.libcal.com/event/7195263. 

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