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 4 - December 31

Event Details

  • Maps of participating homes will be available December 4
    • To access the interactive map and voting click here
  • Citizens will be able to vote for their favorite homes till December 31. 
    • Winners will be announced on Social Media the beginning of January
    • Prizes are:
      • 1st Place $300.00 prize and sign to put in your yard.
      • 2nd Place $200.00 prize and a sign to put in your yard.
      • 3rd Place $100.00 prize and a sign to put in your yard.

Scavenger Hunt

  • Print off the scavenger hunt sheet click 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)

Christmas Tree Lightingoutdoor Christmas Tree in Snow

  • Monday, November 30
  • 6:30 pm
  • Facebook Live

Event Details

Kick off the Holiday season  by live streaming our 12th annual Saratoga Springs Christmas Tree Lighting. Join our Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Facebook,

Letters to Santa Parade


  • Saturday December 5
  • 5-8pm
  • Neptune Park 

Event Details

  • Participants will be able to Drive past Santa and 4 of Santa's Helpers
    • 1st Helper - Will take your letter to deliver it to Santa. 
      • Younger kids letter to Santa template click here 
      • Older kids letter to Santa template click here
        • Letter's to Santa on the provided template will be answered before Christmas. 
    • 2nd Helper- Will give you a glow stick
    • 3rd Helper - Will give you a holiday craft.
      • The craft is an ornament that you can make and turn into the library. They will hang it on the Christmas tree in the City Hall lobby. 
    • 4th Helper - Will give you a special treat from Santa.
    • Prizes available while supplies last
  • Participants will need to follow the map to enter the cue to wave to Santa and deliver your letters.

Letters to Santa Event Maps

Missed the Event?

  • Do you want to send a letter to Santa? You can still deliver your letters to Santa at the Saratoga Springs Library, in Santa's special mailbox.
    • The letters need to be turned in by December 12 to guarantee that Santa has time to answer it.
    • Only letters using the template will be answered by Santa. 
    • Younger kids letter to Santa template click here 
    • Older kids letter to Santa template click here

Ryan InnesVirtual Concert Series

Due to COVID- 19 restrictions the Orchestra concert will be virtual with prerecorded small ensembles. (Sponsored by the Saratoga Springs Arts Council)

Saratoga Springs Orchestra Holiday Concert

  • December 7
  • 7pm
  • Facebook Live

Ryan Innes

  • December 14 
  • 7pm
  • Facebook Live

Light Up Saratoga

AdobeStock_225732967 - home decorated for the holidaysDate: December 12

Food Trucks will be at Neptune Park 5-8pm by the City Christmas Tree.

  • Go get dinner or some yummy treats from the food trucks at Neptune Park, then go check out the homes participating in the Holiday Home Decorating Contest. 
    • Trucks Expected are: Fiore Pizza,  Fatty Tuna, Traditions Mobile Cafe, Fry Me to The Moon, Kona Ice - Hot Cocoa
  • Vote for your favorite home.
  • Don't forget to print the scavenger hunt sheet and turn in your completed sheet at city hall to be entered in our prize drawing.

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

Presented by the Westlake Student Council

  • December 8
  • 6-9pm
  • 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 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)

holiday craftingLibrary Holiday Activities

The Saratoga Springs library will have a different craft that they will hand out each week. 

Help us decorate the tree in the city hall lobby. The craft the first week is an ornament. Turn your completed ornament back in at the library and they will hang it on the lobby tree so all can enjoy it. 

  • Nov. 30 - Dec 5: Ornament Craft Kits
  • Dec. 7-12: Paper Chain Santa
  • Dec. 14-19: Reindeer Craft
  • Dec. 21-27: Christmas Tree Ornament

Click Here to access the Saratoga Springs Library page of the website.

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