Wednesday, November 23
Santa’s Playland 2022 ?
Quick Response Restoration, 2077 Route 9, Round Lake
5 – 11 p.m. | On select dates from November 23 – January 6 you can drive through our magical holiday lights display with the family. Open to the public on Wednesdays – Sundays. Mondays and Tuesdays are dark days for private community appreciation events. Toys for Tots and the US Marine Corps will be on site December 9 and 10 to collect new, unwrapped toys. Donations can be made from December 1 – 10. Admission is free!
Thursday, November 24
21st Annual 5K Turkey Trot ?
Saratoga Hilton Hotel,
534 Broadway, Saratoga Springs
8:30 a.m. | You can register in person at the Saratoga Hilton Hotel on Wednesday November 23 from 4-8 p.m. There is no day of registration. Packet pick up: Wednesday, November 23 from 4 – 8 p.m. or Thursday, November 24, 6 – 8 a.m.
28th Annual Ballston Spa Community Thanksgiving Day Dinner
Union Fire House
319 Milton Ave., Ballston Spa
Noon – 3 p.m. | Take outs are available, delivery available by contacting 518-937-8647 or 518-885-7121 on Thanksgiving. No cost, all are welcome.
Friday, November 25
Auditions for Xanadu
615 Maple Ave., Saratoga Springs
Noon – 4 p.m. | Seeking performers ages 18 – 50. Xanadu is a hilarious spoof on one of Hollywood’s worst films. This production is campy and filled with lots of fun. Character acting is essential! Certain characters require additional special skills Performers will be seen in the order they arrive and should prepare approximately 16 to 32 bars in the style of the show. If you are unable to attend, video submissions will be accepted until 6 p.m. on November 25. Performances will be January 13-15. For more information, visit www.saratogachildrenstheatre.org
Comedy After Dark
The Park Theater
14 Park St., Glens Falls | 8 p.m.
The Park Theater Foundation presents ‘Comedy After Dark’ featuring acclaimed New York City comedian and writer, Kevin McCaffrey. Kevin made his network TV debut on The Late Show with David Letterman, and currently appears on truTV’s Greatest Ever, truTV Presents: World’s Dumbest and Comedy Knockout, where he is a 2-time defending champion. Bring your friends and family along for an entertaining evening of fun and laughter! Tickets: Early Bird - $22| Day of Show - $25. Doors: 7:30 p.m. For further information and to purchase tickets, call 518-792-1150 or visit parktheatergf.com/events.
Saturday, November 26
Artisan Market ?
Saratoga County History Center at Brookside Museum,
21 Fairground Ave, Ballston Spa
The market is open to the public through Saturday, December 24 and will be staffed by museum employees. Shop a wide selection of hand-crafted products created by local artisans, including soaps and lotions, ornaments, jewelry, spices and syrups, cutting boards, home décor, and much more! Thursdays noon – 5 p.m., Fridays 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
ClayWorks Holiday Sale
Saratoga Clay Arts Center
167 Hayes Rd, Schuylerville
The 47th Saratoga Holiday Craft Marketplace ?
Saratoga Springs City Center
522 Broadway, Saratoga Springs
10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. | Kick off your holiday shopping season while enjoying unique handmade crafts from over 145 artisans. Appropriately this day is designated as “Small Business Saturday.” The Marketplace features individual artisans displaying and selling their wares. Vendor items include home & holiday decor, blown glass, art, woodworking, jewelry, fiber art, fashion wear, food delicacies, pottery, photography, and many more unique items. 100% of the profits go to the Saratoga Center for the Family to prevent and treat child abuse, trauma & neglect. Come join us as we celebrate the holiday season in Saratoga. For full details and vendor Information, visit saratogacff.org/craft-show
Ham Dinner ?
South Glens Falls United Methodist Church, 15 Maplewood Parkway, South Glens Falls
4:30 – 6 p.m. | Menu: Ham Dinner with scalloped potatoes, vegetable, soup, and homemade dessert. Adults $12. We are encouraging pre-orders for drive-thru pick-up dinners and delivery is available. 518-793-1152
Sunday, November 27
Breakfast Buffet ?
ITAM Post #35, 247 Grand Ave., Saratoga Springs | 8– 11 a.m.
$10 for adults, $9 for Seniors, $12 for take-out orders. Children under 5 are free.
Monthly Indoor Craft and Garage Sale ?
Saratoga-Wilton Elks Club
1 Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs
Monday, November 28
The Southern Saratoga Art Society Meeting
Blooming Artist Gallery, 675 Grooms Road, Clifton Park., Rexford Landing Plaza
6:30 p.m. | A special art demonstration hosted by the Featured artist will be Ilona Zabolotna demonstrating a “Coffee Painting” using her recently developed unique technique of brewed expresso as a medium. Her style flows much like watercolor and champions combining refined detail with pouring coffee and freely expressive splatter. Her portraits are full of emotions with knowledge of anatomy. The demonstration is open to the public and made possible by Saratoga Arts through the Community Arts Regrant Program, funded by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Governor and the New York State Legislature. For more information about SSAS, visit: southernsaratogaartist.com
Tuesday, November 29
Ballston Spa Public Library
21 Milton Ave., Ballston Spa
As a good faith effort, Ballston Spa Public Library will hold a special Giving Tuesday promotional for patrons. This is a one-day event. If a patron has any overdue items at home BSPL will waive any fines that are associated with that item. Any previous overdue fines or replacement fines do not qualify. For more information please call 518-885-5022 or visit bspl.sals.edu.
Wednesday, November 30
27th Annual Saratoga Festival of Trees Preview Reception
Saratoga Springs City Center
522 Broadway, Saratoga Springs
6 – 8 p.m. | The Festival returns with a showcase of 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. Festival of Trees will be open on Thursday, December 1, 4 - 9 p.m.; Friday, December 2, 3 – 8 p.m.; Saturday, December 3, Noon – 7 p.m.; and Sunday, December 4, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person, $5 for Seniors, $5 for ages over 10 and free for anyone 10 and under, when accompanied by an adult. Special admission pricing set at $5 will be offered on Thursday of Victorian Streetwalk Weekend after 5 p.m. Festival of Trees tickets can be purchased at the entrance to the Festival. Festival of Trees Preview Reception tickets can be purchased online at www.saratogafestivaloftrees.com or by calling 518-587-5000.
Rochman Record Club Listening Party
The Park Theater,
14 Park St., Glens Falls | 7 p.m.
In partnership with Rochmon Record Club, The Park Theater Foundation presents a “Rochmon Record Club Listening Party.” Hosted by Chuck Vosganian, this listening party will focus on Bruce Springsteen’s third album, “Born To Run” (1975). Tickets: $12. Doors: 6:30 p.m. For further information and to purchase tickets, visit parktheatergf.com/events or phone 518-792-1150.
Thursday, December 1
2022 Victorian Streetwalk Weekend ?
Downtown Saratoga Springs
Our goal this year is to bring back tradition, while integrating elements that worked in recent years. We are planning to close down Broadway on December 1 from 6 - 9 p.m. for our Tree Lighting Ceremony. We are so thrilled to have Madison Vandenburg as our headliner on stage. And of course, Santa and Mrs. Claus will be in the cottage. There will be other live music downtown and performers strolling Broadway and so many other surprises not only on December 1, but throughout the weekend.
Holiday Lighted Nights ?
Washington County Fair
392 Old Schuylerville Rd., Greenwich 4:30 – 9 p.m.
Make Holiday Lighted Nights the start of a new holiday tradition! This drive-thru experience will be fun for the whole family. November 25 - 27, December 1 - 11, December 15 - 23, December 26 - 30, 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m, each day.
Galway Public Library’s Finance Committee Meeting
2112 East St., Galway | 5 p.m.
The public is welcome to attend. For more information call 518-882-6385.