Looking for holiday fun in and around Clifton Park? We’ve got six holiday events you won’t want to miss out on – see what’s happening!
Festival of Trees
Two Festivals of Trees are happening this weekend!
Saturday, December 3 to Sunday, December 18
Head to the YWCA in Schenectady or the Schenectady County Historical Society to see beautifully decorated Christmas trees! Community organizations, schools, groups, clubs, businesses, and families are welcome to decorate a tree.
Wednesday, November 30 to Sunday, December 4
While the Schenectady Festival of Trees is running through the 18th, Saratoga’s Festival of Trees is only going until this Sunday, the 4th, so get out there and see these trees if you can! More than 250 decorated trees, wreaths, and centerpieces are on display at the Saratoga City Center.
Holiday Events for Charity
Saturday, December 3
The Jingle Bell Run/Walk for the Arthritis Foundation is the largest holiday-themed 5k anywhere! Participants wear a holiday-themed costume as they compete in a 5-kilometer run or walk. There is also a Cookies and Milk Trace Race Challenge, where team members carry a tray with cookies and milk for 50 yards! This event is happening at the Halfmoon Town Park, with costs varying based on registration date.
Friday, December 2 to Thursday, December 8
This Friday is the start of the annual Toys for Toga – donate a new, unwrapped toy at participating establishments in Saratoga. By donating, you’re taking some pressure off of parents who may need a little extra help this year with getting their children something special.
More Holiday Fun
Friday, December 2
Ballston Spa is embracing the holiday season with the annual parade and tree lighting! Come out to Milton Avenue to see holiday floats, marching groups, carolers, animals, fire trucks, and more. Santa himself will make an appearance to light the village Christmas tree in Wiswall Park.
Friday, December 2
It’s the first Friday of the month, and that means First Friday in Ballston Spa! The theme this month is “Holiday Season.” Enjoy art displays, live music, refreshments, and specials from local shops in downtown Ballston Spa.
Need more events to browse? Check out the full events calendar.