Celebrate in Saratoga

SantaSaratoga 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

A house lit up for ChristmasYou don't need to leave the city to see fabulous homes decorated for the holidays.  

  • December 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020

Event Details

  • Maps of participating homes will be available December 1, 2020
  • Citizens will be able to vote for their favorite homes till December 31,2019. 
  • Winners will be announced on Social Media the beginning of January
  • Prizes are:
    • 1st Place $500.00 prize and sign to put in your yard.
    • 2nd Place $250.00 prize and a sign to put in your yard.
    • 3rd Place $100.00 prize and a sign to put in your yard.

NEW THIS YEAR!- Scavenger Hunt

  • Print off the scavenger hunt sheet by Clicking Here
    • After you have completed your sheet, drop it off in the box by the Christmas tree in the front lobby of City Hall to be entered in our Family Fun Gift Basket give away. (1 entry per person)
  • To access the interactive map and voting click here

Annual City Christmas Tree Lightingoutdoor Christmas Tree in Snow

  • Monday, November 30, 2020
  • Neptune Park- 452 W 400 N 

Order of Events

  • Santa arrives at 5:30pm
  • Tree Lighting at 6:15pm

Event Details

Come kick off the Holiday season at our 11th annual Saratoga Springs Christmas Tree Lighting. Come enjoy our Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. make holiday crafts while waiting to visit with Santa, enjoy kid friendly food from the food trucks or a cup of hot cocoa with a variety of flavor options. 

Christmas Bells on Sheet MusicHoliday Orchestra Concert

  • Due to COVID- 19 restrictions the concert will be virtual with prerecorded small ensembles.  

For rehearsal information and on how to join the Saratoga Springs Orchestra  click here


  • Cost is free

Christmas Jars- Stuff The Jar Night Evergreen tree in a jar sitting in the snow

Presented by the Westlake Student Council

  • TBA
  • 5:30-8:30pm
  • Westlake High School - 99 N Thunder Blvd.

Christmas Jars is the annual charitable fundraiser run by students at Westlake High School. Stuff the Jar night is a holiday carnival put on by the students.  Come bring your families and enjoy fun holiday treats, games and activities that are donated by Westlake High School Clubs. Tickets will be available for purchase at the front door. 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)

Silent Santa


  • December 5, 2020
  • Time: 1-4pm
  • City Hall Council Chambers- 1307 N Commerce Drive

Event Details

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.

  • Participants will be able to sign up for an individual 10 minute time slot with Santa.
  • Parents can add notes to the registration form to let Santa know the best way to interact with their child.
  • 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.  


  • Cost is free

holiday craftingLibrary Holiday Activities

Click Here for more information on the special holiday activities available at the Saratoga Springs Library

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