December is here and everyone is in the holiday spirit! If you’re looking for a fun activity or event to help you celebrate the holidays, here are some ideas. We gathered some of the best holiday events near Saratoga Springs to enjoy with your family and friends this year!

Location: 1227 West Galway Road Hagaman, NY 12086 

Date: December 3,4, 10, 11, 17 

Time: Different time slots available 

Pricing: Individual tickets and family ticket pricing 

Event Overview:

  • Handmade custom ornament 
  • Hot Chocolate Bar 
  • Cookie 
  • Santa! 
  • Photos with Santa and other photo opportunities 
  • Christmas activities 
  • Live Music! Kids sing-along to Christmas songs with Bernie 
  • Santa reads a Christmas story 

Location: Proctor’s Theater 432 State Street Schenectady, NY 12305 

Date: Sat, December 3, 2022

Time: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Pricing: Free

Event Overview:

  • Many Craft Vendors 
  • Santa Claus (pictures taken) 
  • Face painting 
  • Balloon animals 
  • Spiderman 
  • Food 

Location: June Farms 275 Parker Rd. West Sand Lake, NY 12196 

Date: Wed, December 21, 2022

Time: 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Pricing: $45 per person

Event Overview:

  • We are excited to welcome you to our very first Winter Solstice Candle Light Vigil, Bonfire and bar crawl! Candles provided! 
  • Kids 2 and under free. 
  • Doors Open at 4pm and Pony Barn is open. 
  • Optional candlight stroll around the farm from 4-7pm. 
  • 7pm Bonfire and Tree Lighting Ceremony hosted by Matthew Sawicky of @WitchAndFamous. 
  • Tickets include a dinner buffet from 5-7pm. 
  • Tickets include parking. 
  • Winter cocktails available for purchase! 

Location: The Night Owl 17 Maple Avenue Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 

Date: Sat, December 10, 2022

Time: 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Pricing: General admission and group pricing available

Event Overview:

Part Bar Hop, Part Delicious Winter Cocktail Celebration! Featuring 7 Bars & Restaurants, $4 Mimosa, $4 Miller Lite, $5 Day Chaser Cocktails, $6 Deep Eddy Moscow Mule & Holiday Giveaways

Participating Venues:

-Night Owl 

-Tap & Barrell 

-Bourbon Room 





Location: Soundbar Saratoga 6 Caroline Street Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 

Date: Sat, December 17, 2022

Time: 1:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Pricing: General admission $15

Event Overview:

It’s the Capital District’s largest pub crawl and has been for over 5 years. We are a bunch of Festively Dress Pub Crawlers that make are way through Downtown Saratoga Springs spreading cheer and Christmas spirit. Although Saratoga SantaCON is a fun time, Our goal is to raise food and funds for the Franklin Community Center. Please check out the mission and the programs at the center, they are really an amazing group of individuals.

Location: Bailey’s Saratoga 37 Phila Street Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 

Date: Wed, December 7, 2022

Time: 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Pricing: General admission $10

Event Overview:

What else? Cash bar, games, beer pong and an ugly sweater contest presented by Micropolitan Matchmakers! Like last time, wingmen, wingwomen and wingpeople are welcome! Just because you’re single doesn’t mean you have to come alone. 😊 

Location: Intersection of South Street and Milton Ave and proceeds down Milton Ave up to West High Street. 

Date: December 2, 2022

Time: 6:30 PM

Pricing: Free

Event Overview:

Following the parade, Mr. and Mrs. Claus will arrive on the back of an Eagle-Matt Lee Fire Company truck to light the tree in Wiswall Park. 

We are excited to announce the parade entries will be judged this year in the following categories: Best Emergency Vehicle Entry, Best Float Entry, Best Walking Entry, and the Brightest Light Award. The brighter and more festive the better. 

The parade will once again spotlight the Toys for Tots campaign, in partnership with the Ballston Spa Community Emergency Corps, Saratoga County Sheriff Department and the U.S. Marine Corps. Volunteers from these organizations will be on hand to collect donations of new, unwrapped toys from spectators along the parade route as well as at the tree lighting. 

The parade headlines a holiday themed “First Friday” in Ballston Spa. Home to unique shops, museums, and popular restaurants, Ballston Spa pulls out the stops for December’s First Friday by filling the village with a merry atmosphere. Many businesses will be open with special holiday activities and specials, while Ballston Spa High School singers and musicians as well as Union Fire Company band members perform carols on the street corners. 

This event is a wonderful way to kick off the holiday season, and everyone is invited to attend.