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December 15 - 21, 2023

Friday, December 15

Holiday Shopping Sale

Saratoga Springs Public Library, 49 Henry St., Saratoga Springs

10 a.m. – 6 p.m. | Browse through our wide selection of books and choose any book from our shop for 25 percent off! From captivating novels to thrilling mysteries, we have something for every reader. Not only will you be expanding your personal library, but you’ll also be supporting the Saratoga Springs Public Library and its programs. December 15 until December 23. 

Artisan’s Market ?

Brookside Museum,
21 Fairground Ave., Ballston Spa

Noon – 5 p.m. | Discover a variety of locally made items, perfect for your holiday shopping. Support local artisans and the Saratoga County History Center. The hours are Tuesday – Thursdays 1 – 5 p.m., Fridays noon – 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Open through December 24.

Christmas Lights 2023 – Santa’s Playland ?

Quick Response, 2077 Route 9, 

Round Lake | 5 – 11 p.m. Wednesdays – Sundays through January 6. Free admission. Santa will be on site nightly unless otherwise announced. And this year for some extra cheer, there will be $100 giveaways every night we are open! Watch for signs as you drive through the lights!

Saturday, December 16

Sip n’ Shop Holiday Art & Craft Fair 

Park Manor Hotel, 7 Northside Dr., Clifton Park | 10 a.m. -4 p.m.

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

Sunday, December 17

All You Can Eat Breakfast ?

Gansevoort Volunteer Firehouse, 1870 Route 32N, Gansevoort | 8 – 11 a.m. 

A visit from Santa and Mrs. Clause plus, horse drawn wagon rides. Menu: Eggs cooked to order, omelets, pancakes, hash, French toast, home fries, biscuits, sausage gravy, orange Juice, milk, and coffee. Donations: $12 Adults, $10 Seniors 55+, $10 Military and 1st Responders, $8 Children (age 6 – 12) Free kids under 6.

Gift Wrapping

Middle Grove United Methodist Church, 429 Middle Grove Rd., Middle Grove

11 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Bring your gifts and we will wrap them for you, by donation.  We will also have live music for your enjoyment. 

Saratoga Chamber Players Concert ?

Saratoga United Methodist Church, 175 Fifth Avenue, Saratoga Springs | 3 p.m.  Saratoga Chamber Players’ violinist and Artistic Director Jill Levy joins cellist Annabelle Hoffman and pianist Margaret Kampmeier to celebrate Beethoven with a Piano, Violin and Cello trio featuring his 12 Variations on a Mozart theme from the “Magic Flute”, his Sonata no. 7, and the famous “Archduke” Piano Trio. A concert preview will be held for Wesley residents on December 16.  For information and tickets: www.saratogachamberplayers.org

Live Nativity

Trinity Methodist Church, Ballard Rd., Wilton | 3 p.m. Follow the star from Exit 16 of the Northway or Ballard Rd. off Rt 50 to the Church.

Monday, December 18

Nature on the Move

Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park, 80 Scout Rd., Wilton

10:30 a.m. – Noon | Come enjoy nature with others looking to get outside. This walk is geared towards gentle exercise and those with basic fitness levels. This program will be walking with snowshoes, weather permitting. Free snowshoe rentals will be available 15 minutes prior to the program provided by a grant from the Common Roots Foundation. Registration is required at least one business day in advance. Visit our website at wiltonpreserve.org, call the office at 518-450-0321, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

Saratoga Area Retired Educators Monthly Luncheon

Holiday Inn, Win Room,
232 Broadway Saratoga Springs

Noon | All area retired K-12 public, parochial, private, BOCES teachers, librarians, teaching assistants and other school-related personnel are welcome. For further information, call 518-584-1192.

Saratoga Parkinson’s Support Group December Meeting

Saratoga Senior Center,
290 West Avenue, Saratoga Springs | 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Holiday Party and Bingo - Bring a little something to share. Cider and water will be provided. Don’t forget your bingo chips or 25 items to cover your card. We will have some prizes. The meeting will be held in a new venue at Saratoga Senior Center, 290 West Avenue, Saratoga Springs, 518-584-1621. Contact with questions: Leader Gordon Blyth, contact information is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 917-887-7980. Co-Leader Marie Thorne This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 518- 810-8483. 

Tuesday, December 19

Cocoa and A Christmas Carol

Saratoga Springs Public Library, 49 Henry St., Saratoga Springs

7 – 8:30 p.m. | Stop in for some hot cocoa and listen to the recording of Neil Gaiman reading Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol at the New York Public Library in 2013. The entire story is 1.5 hours long, so stay for some or all of the story, pull up a chair, and enjoy some cocoa or tea with a neighbor! No registration required. 

Wednesday, December 20

Roast Beef Dinner Take Out

Saratoga-Wilton Elks Club,
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: roast beef, roasted redskin potatoes, vegetable, salad, roll, gravy. Cost: $15 per dinner. (Cash only). 

Board of Trustees Meeting

Galway Public Library, 2112 East Street, Galway | 6:30 p.m.  The meeting is open to the public.  Any questions can be directed to Debra Flint, Library Director, at 518-882-6385.

Holiday Concert

Dee Sarno Theater,
320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs

7 p.m. | Join us for fun, festivity, community connection, delicious vittles, and most importantly, music! Local songwriters and artists Cassandra Kubinski, Ria Curley with Chuck Lamb, and Marcus Ruggiero, join forces to showcase a colorful, poignant, entertaining mix of their original songs, plus unique versions of holiday favorites. A festive, fabulous atmosphere. For tickets, visit https://saratoga-arts.org/events/ 

Thursday, December 21

Winter Solstice Walk ?

Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park, 80 Scout Rd., Wilton

6:30 – 7:30 | We are getting ready for the shortest day of the year. Come for a walk to learn about how the celestial movements impact the natural world. This program will be walking with snowshoes, weather permitting. If you do not own snowshoes, no worries.  Free snowshoe rentals will be available 15 minutes prior to the program provided by a grant from the Common Roots Foundation. Registration is required at least one business day in advance. Visit our website at wiltonpreserve.org, call the office at 518-450-0321, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

Light in the Darkness

First Presbyterian Church,
22 West High St., Ballston Spa

7 p.m. | 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.

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