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

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

  • December 4 - December 25

Event Details

  • Want to be a participant? Register at this link, November 1-28
  • Maps of participating homes will be available December 3
    • To access the interactive map and voting click here
    • Citizens will be able to vote for their favorite homes through December 25. 
    • Winners will be announced on Social Media the beginning of January

Christmas Tree Lightingoutdoor Christmas Tree in Snow

  • Monday, November 29
  • 6:30 pm
  • Neptune Park

Event Details

Kick off the Holiday season by joining us for the 13th annual Saratoga Springs Christmas Tree Lighting with Santa and musical entertainment. You can also drop off your letter to Santa in his mailbag when you stop by to visit with him. Santa Letter template link, click here. 

Silent Santa


  • Saturday December 4
  • Time 9am-noon
  • City offices 

Event Details

Silent Santa is one of the events included in Celebrate in Saratoga. 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 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.  

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 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 13
  • 7:00pm
  • 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 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 if in Santa's Mailbag. (Sponsored by the Saratoga Springs Arts Council)

holiday crafting

Library Holiday Activities

The Saratoga Springs library will have an ornament craft that can be picked up, assembled and returned to the library to have it hung on the City Christmas Tree. You may also bring your letter to Santa to the Library and put it in the North Pole Mailbox. Letters to Santa templates can be printed here.

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

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