Celebrate in Saratoga
Saratoga Springs has fun activities all month long to help you celebrate the holiday season. From special story times and craft days in the library to visits from Santa and musical concerts that the whole family will enjoy. There is sure to be something that will become your family's tradition.
List of Events
Holiday Home Decorating Contest
You don't need to leave the city to see fabulous homes decorated for the holidays.
- December 2 - December 25
- Maps of participating homes will be available December 3
- Click the link to access the interactive map and voting
- Citizens will be able to vote for their favorite homes through December 25.
- Winners will be announced on Social Media the beginning of January
- Want to be a participant? Click the link here for information and the registration form, November 1-28
Christmas Tree Lighting
- Monday, November 28
- 6 PM - Santa arrives
- 6:30 PM - Tree Lighting program begins
- Neptune Park
Kick off the Holiday season by joining us for the 13th annual Saratoga Springs Christmas Tree Lighting with Santa, crafts for the kids and musical entertainment. You can also drop off your letter to Santa in his mailbag when you stop by to visit with him. Food Trucks will be there for you to purchase a treat: Kona Ice (hot Chocolate), Clark's Malasadas and Waffle Love.
- Saturday, December 3
- Time 9 AM - 12 PM
- Public Safety Building
This is a time for people with special needs to meet Santa Claus without all of the hustle and bustle that normally goes with the holiday season.
- Registration will be available mid - November.
- Participants will be able to sign up for an individual 10 minute time slot with Santa.
- Parents will be able to add notes to their registration to let Santa know the best way to interact with their child.
- Parents with multiple children, please sign up for 1 time slot for everyone (not per child) to visit with Santa.
- Parents can bring any extended family that they would like to have there during their time slot.
- This event is for all special needs individuals who are wanting to see Santa in a no stress environment. There is no age limit on this event.
Presented by the Miss Saratoga Springs Royalty
Christmas Jars- Stuff The Jar Night
Presented by the Westlake Student Council
- Date: TBA
- 5 PM - 8 PM
- Westlake High School
Christmas Jars is the annual charitable fundraiser supported by students at Westlake High School. Stuff the Jar night is a holiday event put on by the students. All proceeds from Christmas Jars and Stuff The Jar Night go to help families in need right here in Saratoga Springs. (Sponsored by the Saratoga Springs Youth Council)
City Orchestra Holiday Concert
- Monday December 12
- 7 PM
- Vista Heights Middle School
Come and enjoy holiday music and some fun at our Saratoga Springs City Orchestra Holiday Concert. This years concert will include a vocal choir and flute choir to help make the experience that much better. If you haven't dropped your letter to Santa off at the Library yet, you can bring it to the concert and put it in Santa's Mailbag.
Library Holiday Activities
Help us decorate the City Hall tree! Pick up your ornament kit at the library beginning November 26. Turn it back in and we will hang it on the City Hall Christmas Tree
Letters To Santa
Print up your letter to Santa template from the link below, or pick up a template in the library. Drop it off to Santa's mailbox in the library between November 26 - December 16.
- You can also put it in Santa's mailbag at:
- The Christmas Tree Lighting, November 28
- Silent Santa - December 3
- Holiday Orchestra Concert - December 12.
Santa will answer letters dropped off by December 16.