December 20 – December 26, 2019

Friday, December 20

Candlelight Festival of Carols 
The Church of the Immaculate Conception, 400 Saratoga Rd., Glenville | 7 p.m.
‘Tis the season for family and friends, memories and traditions, all beautifully wrapped in the glorious sound of music. The Burnt Hills Oratorio Society chorus invites you to its second annual Candlelight Festival of Carols. Great for all ages, this gathering includes many of your seasonal favorites, accompanied by brass, organ, and percussion. Children 12 and under free. $15 student (ages 13-21). $20 senior (65+). $25 general admission. Tickets available online at bhos.us, by phone 518-416-4060, or at the door the day of the performance.

Saturday, December 21

Little Folks Show: Fiddlefire! at Caffe Lena
Caffe Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs | 3 – 5 p.m.

Join us for an afternoon of musical fun for the whole family. With FiddleFire!, violin sensation Chris McKhool and his musical friends from Sultans of String get kids and families clapping, dancing and singing songs. Kids and their parents scat-sing, become a rhythm section and join McKhool on stage to play rare percussion instruments from around the globe! Kids will be introduced to several musical styles, including rumba flamenca, gypsy-jazz, blues, classical, funk, world beat, and east coast fiddling. For tickets, visit nvite.com/caffelena/b40b8. 

The Nutcracker
Trombley Auditorium, Maple Ave. Middle School, Saratoga Springs | 6:30 p.m.
Enter the magical world of Clara and her Nutcracker as they celebrate the holidays and journey into the magical land of the Sweets in the holiday classic The Nutcracker.  The School of the Arts is delighted to perform our first Full Length adaptation of the ballet. Second performances will be held on Sunday, December 22 at 1 p.m.  Guest artists include William Otto formerly of New York City Ballet, Johnny Martinez of Tango Fusion, and SOA Alumnus, Samuel Epstein. They will dance alongside 80 local students from the Saratoga, Capital, and Vermont regions. Bring the whole family to this holiday favorite. Tickets available on Eventbrite. More information can be found at dancemuseum.org/school or call 518-584-2225, ext. 3008.

Sunday, December 22

Chanukah Begins

Breakfast Buffet 
Sons’ of ITAM Post #35, 247 Grand Ave., Saratoga Springs | 8 – 11 a.m.

Eggs (made to order), toast, pancakes, French toast, home fries, hash, breakfast sausage, bacon, sausage gravy and biscuits, coffee, juice, pastries, fruit cocktail.  Cost is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, children under 5 are free, $10 for carry out.

Chanukah Party
Wilton Mall, Near JC Penney, Wilton | 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Chanukah items will be on display until December 29. Surprise entertainer. For more Information call Rabbi Abba 518-526-0773 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.saratogachabad.com. 

Monday, December 23

Chanukah Wonderland
Saratoga Springs Public Library, Susman Room, 49 Henry St., Saratoga Springs | 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Fun for the whole family. Enjoy donuts and hot latkes. For more Information call Rabbi Abba 518-526-0773 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.saratogachabad.com. 

Tuesday, December 24

Saratoga Hilton’s 25th Annual “Breakfast with Santa”
The Saratoga Hilton; 534 Broadway, Saratoga Springs | 8:30 a.m.

The special anniversary event will feature a festive buffet breakfast, fantastic gift raffles and a fun visit from Santa himself. Doors open for seating and raffle tickets go on sale at 8:30 a.m. Entry for the event is $12 for adults, and $6 for children aged 4 to 12 years old (little ones under 4 eat free). Families are welcome to take a picture with Santa during the event. Early attendance is encouraged. Proceeds will benefit Beyond My Battle, a Saratoga Springs-based nonprofit organization that provides emotional support, education, resources and awareness to people with chronic illnesses and their families. For more information, call 518-584-4000 or visit www.thesaratogahotel.com. 

Wednesday, December 25

Merry Christmas

Chanukah Game Lunch
130 Circular St., Saratoga Springs | Noon – 2 p.m.

Play games, enjoy bagels and lox, doughnuts and latkes.  For more Information call Rabbi Abba 518-526-0773 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.saratogachabad.com.

Christmas Day Social
Embassy Suites at the Diamond Club Grill, 86 Congress St., Saratoga Springs | 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.
No plans or alone for Christmas? Come join us for some holiday cheer! A great way to connect and meet new people. Food and beverages will be available for purchase at the restaurant. The more the merrier! For more information, call or text April Arnold Andreoli at 239-285-0026.

Thursday, December 26

Snowshoe Hike
Moreau Lake State Park, 605 Old Saratoga Rd.,Gansevoort | 1 – 3 p.m.

Try out snowshoeing with us! Join a park naturalist on a fun snowshoe around the lake. This event is weather dependent. If we do not have enough snow, we may still hike. Please call the park office for more information and to reserve your spot, 518-793-0511. Program fees apply. Snowshoes are available to rent.

Jigsaw Puzzle Exchange & Potluck
Saratoga Springs Public Library, Glasby Room | 5 – 7 p.m.

Want to clean out those old puzzles from your closet? Would you like to get your hands on some new ones?  The popular jigsaw puzzle exchange is returning this holiday season. Bring your old puzzle(s) and a dish to share to the for a lively and social puzzle swap event. If you are looking to just clean out, puzzle donations will also be accepted and redistributed. Beverages will be provided. This event is a free, all ages event put on by the Jigsaw Puzzlers of Saratoga County. Questions: Ian 518-396-8376

Upcoming Meetings

Saturday, December 21

American Legion Monthly Meeting
American Legion Adirondack Post 70,

34 West Ave., Saratoga Springs | 10 a.m.

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