Your Guide to Saratoga Events and Happenings

Signature Saratoga Events Draw Group Tours & Convention-Goers from Across the World

Whether you’re a Saratoga resident, tourist, or meeting planner, there’s always something to do in the Spa City — perfect for year-round meetings, conventions, reunions, weddings, sports, group travel, and so much more.

The Saratoga Convention and Tourism Bureau will be happy to assist you with your next visit or event — call us at 518-584-1531 or Submit an RFP for more information!

Holiday Headquarters

The Adirondack Museum Visitor Center is open daily, Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., from November 27 through December 20, with a wide variety of activities for Adirondack Park visitors and year-round residents that make the museum a "Holiday Headquarters" in the heart of the Park.

Inside the rustic, festively decorated Visitor Center, guests can stroll through the free "Celebration of Community History" exhibition of objects from around the Park, explore the "Water Witch" Adirondack mountain sailboat, enjoy a hot cup of coffee, start (or finish) holiday shopping in the Museum Store, and tie it all up with a bow at a gift-wrapping station.


Friday, November 27 - Black Friday Sale
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Start (or finish) your holiday shopping at the Museum Store's Black Friday Sale! This shopping extravaganza will kick-off the store's holiday hours.

Saturday, November 28 - Small Business Saturday
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Get a taste of the North Country on Small Business Saturday, featuring great small businesses from around the Adirondack Park! American Express cardholders can receive a $10 credit on their card with a purchase of $10 or more!

Friday, November 27 - Saturday, November 28 - Indian Lake Country Christmas Tour
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The museum is a stop on this annual tour of hometown holiday fun!

Saturday, December 5 - Members Only 30% Off Holiday Sale
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The Museum Store will host a members-only, 30%-off sale on Saturday, December 5, featuring refreshments, a performance of It's A Wonderful Life by a community theater group at 2 p.m. in the museum auditorium, and locally hand-made knits and crafts for sale. (The 30% off does not apply to consignment items, books, memberships, tickets, or items already on sale.

Make the Adirondack Museum your headquarters this holiday season!

Price: Free Event

Date: November 27, 2015 Add to outlook

40th Annual Holiday Craft Marketplace

115 artisans converge on the Saratoga Springs City Center on November 28th to display their wares.  This event has become a holiday tradition for so many shoppers.  100% of the profit which is a phenomenal 90% of revenue benefits the Saratoga Center for the Family in its mission to prevent and treat child abuse and neglect.  The admission ticket includes two raffle tickets and in celebation of Small Business Saturday, discounts at Downtown Saratoga Springs merchants.  Come join the merriment and the abundant holiday spirit of this show.

Price: $5.00

Date: November 28, 2015 Add to outlook

Festival of Trees Preview Reception

Be the first to choose from hundreds of beautiful and twinkling trees, wreaths, centerpieces and other holiday items to decorate your home or office. Sumptuous appetizers and wine provided by Longfellows and Olde Bryan Inn.
Proceeds benefit Catholic Charities of Saratoga, Warren and Washington counties.

Price: $75.00

Date: December 2, 2015 Add to outlook

Festival of Trees General Hours- Victorian Streetwalk

Warm up from the Victorian Street Walk and take a walk through a winter wonderland of holiday trees

Price: $8.00

Date: December 3, 2015 Add to outlook

Saratoga Festival of Trees General Hours

Take a walk through hundreds of beautiful and twinkling trees, wreaths, centerpieces and other holiday items to decorate your home or office.

Price: $8.00

Date: December 4, 2015 Add to outlook

Holidays at Home Made Theater

Arts Fest Fridays presents “Holidays at Home Made Theater,” a FREE, mult-genre, multigenerational arts and entertainment event inspired by Home Made Theater’s winter production of “Miracle on 34th Street.” This family-friendly evening will include behind-the-scenes theater tours, a wishes-for-the-world letter-writing campaign, dress-up and other activities for kids, and a mini-movie-theater highlighting the original “Miracle on 34th Street” film. There will also be an outdoor gathering area with food and hot drinks, and the Salvation Army will attend with their traditional Red Kettle.  Activities will all be reminiscent of a New York City streetscape in 1947, the year the classic film was made.  Plus, there will be a 1940s-inspired jazz lounge for grownups, with beer provided by event sponsor, Druthers.  Don’t miss this amazing evening of fun – our grand finale of Arts Fest Fridays 2015!

Price: Free Event

Date: December 4, 2015 Add to outlook

Saratoga Festival of Trees General Hours

Walk through hundreds of beautiful and twinkling trees, wreaths, centerpieces and other holiday items to decorate your home or office.

Price: $8.00

Date: December 5, 2015 Add to outlook

Family Day at the Festival of Trees

Proceeds benefit Catholic Charities of Saratoga, Warren and Washington counties

Breakfast with Santa

Seatings: 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00 a.m. (reservations required)

Sundaes with Santa 

Seating: 12:30 p.m. (reservations required)

Santa's Workshop 

8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Children's crafts and goodies, costumed characters, storytelling and a photo with Santa.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Price: $8.00

Date: December 6, 2015 Add to outlook

Holiday Open House at Anne's Washington Inn

Ever wonder what's up on the hill? Join us at Anne's Washington Inn for a festive open house and find out! Come explore the property, from gazebo to guest rooms, enjoy hot cider on the porch, and share some Saratoga holiday cheer! Food and refreshment will be provided by Mama Mia's Catering, live music by The Spa City Duo, and a special appearance by the Saratoga Santa. RSVP on Facebook:

Price: Free Event

Date: December 6, 2015 Add to outlook

Saratoga Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series: History of the Saratoga Drum & Bugle Corps

Where: Saratoga Springs Public Library, H. Dutcher Community Room, 49 Henry Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Cost: Free

Presenter: Jeff Perkins of the Avant Garde Drum & Bugle Corps of Saratoga Springs

Price: Free Event

Date: December 10, 2015 Add to outlook

15th Annual Santa's Playland Open House

Quick Response is celebrating 15 Years of Holiday Magic.  This free event is open to the public and offers spectacular LED lighted displays.  Children can visit with Santa and other winter Characters, enjoy rides on The Quick Express Train, Horse and Wagon rides and free refreshments.  Shuttle service is offered from offsite parking areas

Price: Free Event

Date: December 11, 2015 Add to outlook


Adapted by Mountain Community Theater from the novel by Valentine Davies. Based upon the 20th Century Fox motion picture. Sometimes we all need a reminder of how wonderful it is to believe! Just when a weary world needs it most, a white-whiskered, kindly old man calling himself Kris Kringle appears to remind a little girl and her skeptical mother that the holidays are still a magical time of humor, generosity, and faith in the goodness of others. Join us for this uplifting yuletide classic! Weekends Dec 11-20.

December 11 & 18 – 7:30pm
December 12, 13, 20 – 1:00pm
December 19 – 1:00pm & 4:30pm

Price: $18.00

Date: December 11, 2015 Add to outlook

A Saratoga Christmas with The McKrells at HMT

HMT continues their tradition of hosting Christmas shows with Kevin McKrell and his merry musicians. Join them for an evening of Christmas favorites, Kevin’s trademark sound, and their popular rendition of A Visit from St. Nick (‘Twas the Night Before Christmas).

Price: $15.00

Date: December 20, 2015 Add to outlook

First Night Saratoga 2016

FIRST NIGHT 2016 - the twentieth anniversary!

Thursday, December 31: 6pm to midnight

First Night Saratoga celebrates it’s 20th anniversary this year!  As one of the oldest and largest First Night celebrations in the country it is the most affordable, accessible, family-friendly, safe and exciting way to spend New Year's Eve in the region.  On Thursday, December 31st join over 15,000 revelers as Saratoga Art’s hosts over seventy regional and touring performing groups in thirty venues throughout Historic Downtown Saratoga Springs.  Starting with the 5k roadrace at Skidmore College at 5:30pm, culminating with the SPAC sponsored fireworks in Congress Park at midnight and packed full of live music, dance, comedy and magic in between, this event will be a highlight of your outgoing year.

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Price: $15.00

Date: December 31, 2015 Add to outlook

Saratoga Beer Week

Saratoga Beer Week is back, February 16th – 20th with the 5th Annual Saratoga Beer Summit on February 20th at the Saratoga City Center! Choose from two sessions, 1pm-4pm or 5pm-8pm. Sample over 150 releases from some of America’s best craft breweries. Plus hang out in an atmosphere filled with live music, delicious food available for purchase, and great vendors.

Price: $40.00

Date: February 16, 2016 Add to outlook

Elite Bridal Expo

Come meet some of the Capital Regions most distinguished Wedding Professionals at the Elite Bridal Expo. This year’s event will be held at the breathtaking Canfield Casino in downtown Saratoga Springs, NY on Sunday February 21, 2016 from 11:00am - 4:00pm. This fun filled day will include Luxurious Swag Bags, Lavish Prize Giveaways, a Bridal Fashion Show, DIY Wedding Workshops, Free Champagne & H’ourderves, and much much more. Bring your fiance, family, and friends for one of the hottest bridal events of the season; you won't want to miss out!

Price: Free Event

Date: February 21, 2016 Add to outlook