December 23 – December 29, 2022

Friday, December 23

Saratoga Holiday Market ?

Saratoga Arts, 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Find your one-of-a-kind handmade gifts this season at Saratoga Arts' Holiday Market! Support our selection of talented, unique local artists.  Saturday, December 24, 12 – 4 p.m.

Artisan’s Market ?

Brookside Museum,
Saratoga County History Center,

21 Fairground Ave., Ballston Spa

11 a.m. - 6 p.m. | The market will feature only handcrafted products created by local artisans. Everything from natural soaps and lotions to unique ornaments and jewelry to delicious syrups and edibles – simply the best that our community has to offer. Last day - Saturdays 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

Saturday, December 24

Santa’s Playland ?

Quick Response Restoration, 2077 Route 9, Round Lake
5 – 11 p.m. | Open to the public on Wednesdays – Sundays through January 6. Admission is free.

Sunday, December 25

Merry Christmas! ?

Monday, December 26

Holiday Lighted Nights ?

Washington County Fair, 392 Old Schuylerville Rd., Greenwich | 4:30 – 9 p.m. | Make Holiday Lighted Nights the start of a new tradition! This drive-thru experience is fun for the whole family through December 30. Cost is $25 per car. For more information, visit

Tuesday, December 27

One-On-One Tech Help

Clifton Park Halfmoon Public Library, 475 Moe Rd., Clifton Park

10 & 10:45 a.m. | Sign up for a one-on-one session with our Technology Librarian for basic information, instruction and assistance with your device, software, or apps. Patrons may only schedule one Tech Help appointment per month. Please note: We are unable to set up laptops or devices, diagnose and/or repair software/hardware issues, fill out forms or create online accounts, or contact your service provider. Registration required. 518-371-8622 

Wednesday, December 28

Holidays Around the World with Dawn Collins ?

Saratoga Springs Public Library, H. Dutcher Community Room, 49 Henry St., Saratoga Springs

2:30 p.m. | This program introduces songs and tunes from around the world to celebrate the holidays, on a variety of folk and ethnic instruments. Information may be shared about the history of unique instruments and/or the ethnic background of where it originates from. Audience participation is encouraged. Please register online, or by calling 518-584-7860, ext. 305, or visit the Children's Room.

Baby Back Ribs Dinner Take Out

Saratoga Wilton Elks, 1 Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs | 4:30 – 6 p.m.

Take out only. Call Monday or Tuesday between 10 a.m. – Noon to place an order. 518-584-2585. Menu: Baby back ribs, baked beans, cold slaw, corn bread. Dinner for 2 / $30. (cash only). 

Galway Photography Club

Galway Public Library Community Room, 2112 East St., Galway | 6 p.m.

For our last meeting of the year, we will be showing member submissions from our December Photo Challenge “Your Best Photos of 2022.” Anyone who enjoys viewing photography is encouraged to attend. For more information contact: Dave Waite at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

Thursday, December 29

Celebrating New Year’s Around the World ?

Moreau Lake State Park,
605 Old Saratoga Rd., Gansevoort

10 a.m. – Noon | This 2-part program will help children to prepare for a year of gratitude as well as learn how other cultures celebrate the New Year. We will decorate a Gratitude Jar to take home. Every day  you are encouraged to write down one good thing that happened that day and place it in the jar; at the end of the year, look back and recall the good that happened! Stations will also be set up to explore ways people around the world celebrate the New Year. Reservations are required at least 24 hours in advance. The cost is $1 per child. To reserve your spot call or text 518-917-2174.

Stories and Fun with Pipsqueak the Clown ?

Saratoga Springs Public Library, H. Dutcher Community Room, 49 Henry St., Saratoga Springs

11 a.m. | Our favorite clown is coming back to share stories and silliness with her friends. Please register as a family at, by calling 518-584-7860, ext. 305, or visiting the Children's Room.

Crafting for a Cause

Ballston Spa Public Library,
21 Milton Ave., Ballston Spa | 1 p.m.

Plan to have your grade school aged child attend card making fun event over holiday break. The library has teamed up with the non-profit group Cardz for Kidz. Kids of all abilities are invited to create one-of-a-kind uplifting greeting cards that will then be distributed to nursing homes, veteran’s home, and hospitals. Registration is required, limit 20. Please stop in or call 518-885-5022 to reserve your spot today.

Friday, December 30

Magic with Ron Cain ?

Saratoga Springs Public Library, H. Dutcher Community Room, 49 Henry St., Saratoga Springs

11 a.m. | Join us for a family friendly magic show with magician Ron Cain. No registration is necessary, but space is limited to room capacity. Central New York magician Ron Cain always brings the same qualities to every performance. He's a skilled professional committed to entertaining audiences of all ages. Children. relate to his warmth and desire to make every magical experience memorable. 

20 Year H.O.P.E. Anniversary Paint and Pet

HOPE Adoption Center,
Wilton Mall, 3065 Route 50, Saratoga Springs | 7 - 9 p.m. Come enjoy a night full of fun and kitty cuddles all to benefit the animals of H.O.P.E. You will have a great time following step by step instructions to painting a fun animal painting. Enjoy snacks and drinks. You will get to bring home your painting as well as a complementary H.O.P.E. mug! $25 Donation includes your painting, snacks, refreshments, and HOPE Mug. Reservations highly suggested online at

Saturday, December 31

The Saratoga New Year's Fest ? ?

Multiple venues in Downtown Saratoga Springs | Saratoga New Year's Fest is New York's biggest New Year's Eve celebration north of Times Square! See details pg. 29

Original Choreography with Leigh Berenis

Saratoga Children’s Theater, Inc., 616 Maple Ave., Suite 3, Saratoga Springs | Offering two classes. Cost is $25 per class. Ages 7 – 11 class will be at 10 a.m. – Noon and Ages 12 – Adult class is at 2- 4 p.m. For more information, visit

Parents Night Out

Saratoga Children's Theatre, Inc., 615 Maple Ave., Suite 3, Saratoga Springs | 5 – 8 p.m. | Enjoy a New Year’s Eve dinner without the kiddos. Drop them off for a night of crafts, a dance party, movie and more! Ages 7+. Registration fee: $50 which includes 2 slices of pizza. For more information, visit

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