Friday, December 16
Saratoga Arts’ Holiday Market ?
Saratoga Arts, 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Find your one-of-a-kind handmade gifts this season at Saratoga Arts’ Holiday Market! You can support our selection of talented, unique local artists every Friday and Saturday through December 24. We will feature new artists every weekend. Hours Fridays: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Saturday Noon – 4 p.m.
Saturday, December 17
American Legion Monthly Meeting
Adirondack Post 70,
34 West Avenue, Saratoga Springs
Sundaes Best Hot Fudge Sauce Factory - Open House ?
Sundaes Best Hot Fudge Sauce Kitchen, 23 Northern Pines Rd., 1st floor, Bldg. 2, Gansevoort
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Sundaes Best Hot Fudge Sauce will host an open house and pop-up shop at their manufacturing facility. Celebrating 21 years in business, owner Katie Camarro and friends will be on hand with product displays and gift ideas for everyone on your list, across from Saratoga Restaurant Supply. www.sundaesbest.com, 518-584-4036.
Annual Holiday Open House ?
Town of Greenfield
Historical Society’s Museum,
440 Middle Grove Rd,
Middle Grove | 1 – 3 p.m.
Please stop in to sample some Christmas Cookies and the traditional Hot Weasel. Bring some holiday cookies to share (and at the end of the time, all cookies left over become take home items – for a donation). The theme this year is “Holiday Greeting Cards.” Do you send greeting cards during the Christmas / Hanukkah / Kwanzaa Season? Please bring a favorite card or two along and during the program time, we will give each person attending time to describe their Holiday Greeting Cards and family traditions. All are welcome.
Performing Arts Center
at the University at Albany,
1400 Washington Ave, Albany
1 and 7 p.m. | Saratoga Springs Youth Ballet presents the Nutcracker featuring over 100 local dancers ages 5- 18 years old, and special guests Sarah MacGregor, Aram Hengen, and Aaron Moore. Choreography by Joan Kilgore Anderson and Cristiane Santos showcases the talent and hard work of SSYB’s dedicated young dancers. Performances also held on Sunday, December 18 at 2 p.m. Ticket proceeds directly support the Saratoga Springs Youth Ballet, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Tickets available at www.eventbrite.com. General Admission: $35; seniors and students: $28; children under three: free.
Saratoga Youth Symphony Winter Performance ?
Presbyterian-New England Congregational Church,
24 Circular St., Saratoga Springs 7 p.m. | Free Admission.
Sunday, December 18
All You Can Eat Country Breakfast with Santa ?
Gansevoort Volunteer Fire Department, 1870 Route 32, Gansevoort | 8 – 11 a.m.
Have breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Menu Includes: eggs made to order, omelets, pancakes, hash, French toast, home fries, biscuits with sausage gravy, orange juice, milk, and coffee. Donation: $12 adults, $10 seniors 55+, military and 1st responders $11, $8 children (6-12), children under 6 yrs. free.
Monthly Breakfast ?
Fish Creek Rod & Gun Club,
123 NY-32, Schuylerville
8 – 11 a.m. Come join Santa from 9 – 11 a.m. Menu: choose from pancakes – regular, buckwheat, apple cinnamon and blueberry or French toast. Eggs to order, home fries, bacon or sausage, toast, coffee, and orange juice.
Winter Solstice Walk ?
Camp Saratoga North, Wilton Wildlife Preserve, 80 Scout Rd., Wilton | 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Get ready for the shortest day of the year! Learn about how astronomy impacts the natural world. Snowshoes rentals will be available 15 minutes prior to the program at $3/pair. Registration is required at least one business day in advance. To register visit wiltonpreserve.org/education/calendar or call 518-450-0321.
Monday, December 19
11th Annual Photography Show
Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park, 80 Scout Rd., Gansevoort
10 – 11:30 a.m. | Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park is hosting its 11th Annual photography show to highlight the beauty and mission of the Preserve & Park. The exhibition will be a virtual gallery. See the winning photographs by visiting our website under the “Our Programs” tab. www.wiltonpreserve.org.
Saratoga Springs Public Library, 49 Henry St., Saratoga Springs
Noon – 1 p.m. | Apple Enthusiasts is a hybrid all-things-Apple chat group, where you can bring your device, app, or software questions to get some answers. Topics covered may include: IOS software updates, apps, and general use. Users of all experience levels are encouraged to attend! Please register for this Zoom-based program online at www.sspl.org, or by contacting the library at 518-584-7860.
Tuesday, December 20
Handcraft Meet Up
Saratoga Springs Public Library, 49 Henry St., Saratoga Springs
Noon – 1 p.m. | Join our informal online knitting and handcrafting meet up. This online gathering is a perfect opportunity to knit, crochet, embroider or do other handwork while chatting with others who are working on their own projects. There will be no instruction, but we welcome the opportunity to show and share our creations and help each other. New members welcome. Please register online. www.sspl.org
Wednesday, December 21
Chicken Parmigiana Dinner Take Out
Saratoga Wilton Elks,
1 Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs
4:30 – 6 p.m. | Take out only. Call Monday or Tuesday between 10 a.m. – Noon to place an order. 518-584-2585. Menu: Chicken Parmigiana, penne pasta, tossed salad, garlic toast. Dinner for 2 / $30. (Cash only).
Santa’s Playland ?
Quick Response Restoration, 2077 Route 9, Round Lake
5 – 11 p.m. | Open to the public on Wednesdays – Sundays through January 6. Toys for Tots and the US Marine Corps will be on site December 9 and 10, 5 – 11 p.m. to collect new, unwrapped toys. Donations can be made from December 1 – 10. Admission is free.
Galway Public Library Board of Trustees Meeting
Galway Public Library,
2112 East St., Galway | 6:30 p.m.
The agenda and other documents will be available prior to the meeting on the library website: www.galwaypubliclibrary.org. The public is welcome to attend. More information at 518-882-6385.
Light in the Darkness
First Presbyterian Church,
22 West High St., Ballston Spa
7 p.m. | A service of Comfort & Home for the longest night of the year. Christmas can be a painful time. The constant, inescapable refrain about the happiness of the season reminds many people of what they have lost or have never had. Broken or lost relationships, employment and financial insecurity, poor health, depression--all of these can be more difficult as the nights lengthen and the cold intrudes. Recognizing that Christ came to comfort those who struggle with sadness and pain, First Presbyterian Church will host a community service of scripture, prayer, music, and candle lighting to invite God’s Word to shine light into our darkness. Everyone, regardless of church background (or no religious affiliation) is welcome.
Thursday, December 22
Artisan’s Market ?
Saratoga County History Center, 21 Fairground Ave., Ballston Spa
Noon – 5 p.m. | The market will feature only handcrafted products created by local artisans. Everything from natural soaps and lotions to unique ornaments and jewelry to delicious syrups and edibles – simply the best that our community has to offer. Thursdays, Noon – 5 p.m. Fridays 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Saturdays 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. The market will run until December 24. www.brooksidemuseum.com