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December 8 - 14, 2023

Friday, December 8

Morning Bells Musical Performance ?

Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library, 475 Moe Rd., Clifton Park, NY –10 a.m. The Morning Bells are an ecumenical group of handbell ringers that love to share the beautiful and unique sound of handbells with others. 518-371-8622.

Artisan’s Market ?

Brookside Museum,
21 Fairground Ave., Ballston Spa

Noon – 5 p.m. | Discover a variety of locally made items, perfect for your holiday shopping. Support local artisans and the Saratoga County History Center. The hours are Tuesday – Thursdays 1 – 5 p.m., Fridays noon – 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Open through December 24.

Visit with Santa ?

St Peter Lutheran Church,
2776 Route 9, Malta. Across from the Malta Drive-In. Storytime with Santa 2-4 p.m. Photos with Santa 4-5 p.m. No Pets. Bring your own camera. Food truck! Bake sale! Firepit! 

Tang Bazaar, a Creative Student Marketplace ?

The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Skidmore College,
815 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs | 3:30–5:30 p.m.
One-day pop-up shop features Skidmore student-made jewelry, clothing, pottery and more for sale. The Bazaar, which is organized by members of the Tang Student Advisory Council, is free to attend and open to the public. While each student vendor will have their own payment system, visitors should expect most students will accept payments via Venmo. For more information, contact the Visitors Services Desk at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 518-580-8080, or visit the Tang website at 

Winter Wonderland Weekend ?

Saratoga Arts, 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs | 4 – 8 p.m.

This event will take place throughout the Saratoga Arts building, from December 8 - 10. Join us for a fun-filled weekend with local artists so you can find the perfect holiday gift! Friday night will feature 3 tasting stations with live music, by Cosby Gibson and Tom Staudle, and an appearance by the Grinch. Saturday will feature art workshops for the family, hot chocolate and mulled cider with donuts station and an appearance by the Grinch. Saturday, December 9, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sunday, December 10, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 

Saturday, December 9

Breakfast With Santa ?

Curtis Lumber, 885 State Route 67, Ballston Spa, 8 – 11 a.m.

You and your family are invited to join us on December 9 for a festive and fun breakfast with Santa and his elves! For a suggested donation of $5 per person, you can be a part of spreading joy and supporting a great cause – the News Radio 810 & 103.1 WGY Christmas Wish that benefits local ill and homeless children in Upstate, NY. Every breakfast purchase contributes to making the holiday season brighter for those in need in our community. No reservations required! For more information, visit 

Barnes & Noble Bookfair for the Academy for Lifelong Learning ?

Barnes & Noble, Wilton Square, 3029 Route 50, Saratoga Springs | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Enjoy great holiday shopping for books, music & movies, stationary & gifts, toys & games - something for everyone on your list. Academy greeters will be on hand with vouchers and a free raffle. By presenting the voucher to your cashier, A.L.L. will receive a percentage of your purchases. For more information on the Academy for Lifelong Learning, visit or contact Academy Executive Director, Jeff Shinaman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 518-290-6988.

Lions Club Christmas Pop-Up Shop ?

Greenfield Community Center, 25 Wilton Rd. Greenfield

10 a.m. – 5 p.m. | The Town of Greenfield Lions Club will be selling fresh homemade hot soups or chili, baked goods, and coffee. There will be local vendors and crafters, a Lions cookbook for sale and a food drive for the Food Pantry. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Lion Verna Plummer at 518-605-6105. 

31st Annual Holiday Cookie Sale ?

Galway United Methodist Church, Corner of Rte 147 and CR 45, Galway | 10 a.m.
This is the oldest and continuously held sale in the area. Come early for the best selection. Contact Sharyn Kalinkewicz at 518-928-0179 for information. Options are available for those that prefer to remain socially distant. 

Christmas in the Air ?

Empire State Aerosciences Museum, 250 Rudy Chase Dr. Glenville | 11:30 a.m. Santa Flies in from the North Pole! Candy will fall from the sky as we tell the story of the “Berlin Candy Bomber” with our candy bomber drop. Enjoy pizza, hot chocolate, coffee, popcorn and more! Bring your camera and grab a picture of your group with Santa! Tour the Museum from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Special pricing for the day. For more information: 518-377-2191.

11th Annual Wreaths for Veterans Observance ?

Veterans and their families will be honored with the laying of wreaths by members of the Glenville Hills Garden Club. Noon at the following locations: Galway Junior-Senior High School, Galway Town Hall, Galway Village Park, Gideon Hawley Park in Charlton, Providence Town Hall, and the Scotch Church Cemetery in West Charlton. The public is invited.

Army vs Navy Football Party

Saratoga-Wilton Elks Lodge,
1 Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs

1 p.m. until the game ends. There will be games, hot appetizers, and snacks then a BBQ chicken dinner at half time. BBQ chicken served with cornbread, coleslaw and our special baked beans loaded with bacon and salt pork. Ticket prices are $25. Presales or $30 at the door. All proceeds go to Elks Charities. Email Don at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 518-935-8885 for tickets! 

Repair Café

Saratoga Springs Public Library, Harry Dutcher Room, 49 Henry St., Saratoga Springs

1 – 4 p.m. | Saratoga Springs Public Library and Sustainable Saratoga are excited to host our 10th Repair Café. We will have coaches available to help you fix your lamps, small appliances, computers, leather, jewelry, or sew/hem your favorite item of clothing or beloved stuffed animal. We can’t wait to see you! Find all the details here:

Songs of Light and Hope ?

Congregation Beth Shalom,
688 Clifton Park Center Rd., Clifton Park | 7 p.m.
Saratoga Jewish Community Arts, with a generous grant from the Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York and sponsorship of Temple Sinai of Saratoga Springs and Congregation Beth Shalom of Clifton Park, brings Songs of Light and Hope: A Chanukah Concert and Sing-along. Join us as we celebrate the Festival of Lights with an uplifting and joyous evening of song. Registration is required at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. A $10 donation is requested.

Ballston Area Seniors Monthly Dance

Milton Community Center,
310 Northline Rd., Ballston Spa

7 - 10 p.m. | The dance is open to the public with ample free parking. There will be a donation of $5 per person. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. Dance to the music of the River Road Boys Band. Adults Only. For more information call 518-430-7029. 

21st Annual Toys for Tots Drive

Renaissance II, Country Knolls South, Woods Way, Clifton Park | Local teens will be going door to door collecting new unwrapped toys in Country Knolls South and Renaissance II. If you haven’t had the time to purchase a toy, donations of cash or checks would also be appreciated. We shop for toys on Monday with all monetary donations. All neighborhoods are welcome to drop a toy at 3 Georgio Court, Clifton Park. The Toys for Tots truck will be at this address all day. Please contact Margaret Gregory for further details if needed. 518-588-3778.

Sunday, December 10

Monthly Breakfast ?

Fish Creek Rod & Gun Club, 123 NY-32, Schuylerville
8 – 11 a.m. | Santa will be visiting the area to update his list. He will be at the club from 9 – 11 a.m. Last chance for boys and girls to show Santa they have been nice this year. Breakfast Menu: choose from pancakes – regular, buckwheat, apple cinnamon and blueberry or French toast. Eggs to order, home fries, bacon or sausage, toast, coffee, and orange juice. $10 adults, $5 children.

Ugandan Craft and Jewelry Sale ?

Presbyterian-UCC Church,
24 Circular St., Saratoga Springs | The annual Ugandan holiday craft & jewelry sale will be held on December 10 & 17. The Hand-made Ugandan items will be offered between 10 to 10:45 a.m. & 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. All proceeds go to support AOET Uganda, a registered non-profit that educates Ugandan children who are living in poverty.

The Liberty Freestyle Christmas Show ?

Long Shadow Farm,
84 Dr. Brown Lane, Cambridge
1 p.m. (Gates open at noon) | The celebration of horsemanship is sponsored and presented by Fahey Family Ranch. It will be held at Silent auction (great holiday gifts), bake sale, and 50/50 raffle. Entertainment for the whole family is guaranteed. Admission to the event is free. The event will showcase the remarkable talent of local liberty horsemanship performers. All proceeds from the event will benefit Dorset Equine Rescue and Long Shadows Charitable Foundation.

Monday, December 11

Knee-high Naturalist ?

Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. 

Geared toward children aged 2-5, (siblings welcome). Knee-high Naturalist is a fun introduction to nature. We meet in the Nature Center where we begin by reading a book or two and then take a short walk together outdoors, keeping our eyes open for animal tracks, shells, feathers, and other signs of the natural world around us. Dress for the weather. Reservations are required at least 24 hours in advance. The cost is $1 per child, payable by cash or check at the office upon your arrival. To reserve your spot call 518-793-0511.

Tuesday, December 12

Pierogi Sale

Christ the Savior Church,
349 Eastline Rd., Ballston Lake

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Pick up. We will have potato/cheese, sauerkraut, and farmer’s cheese pierogies. We will also have seasonally limited sweet potato pierogies. All pierogi orders are $12/dozen. Call 518-363-0001. 

Wednesday, December 13

Roast Pork Dinner Take Out

Saratoga-Wilton Elks Club,
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: roast pork, mashed potatoes, vegetable, stuffing, applesauce, gravy and roll, tossed salad. Cost: $15 per dinner. (Cash only). 

Green Drinks

The Parting Glass, 40-42 Lake Ave, Saratoga Springs | 5 – 7 p.m. 

A “green gathering” for those who work, volunteer, or have a passion for promoting the environment, conservation, and sustainability. Food, alcoholic, and non-alcoholic drinks are available for purchase. While this is a networking event, solicitation is not allowed.

Thursday, December 14

Citizen Preparedness: Natural and Man-Made Disasters

Saratoga Springs Public Library, 49 Henry St., Saratoga Springs 

10-30 – 11:30 a.m. | Come learn how the Citizen Preparedness Corps helps NYS residents prepare for natural or man-made disasters. Join Sergeants Gerardi and Esmel as they help us make our communities safer, stronger, and better prepared to respond to all hazards and threats. No registration is required.

Open Mic Karaoke Holiday Party ?

Saratoga Arts, 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs | 7 – 9 p.m. 

Home Made Theater invites you to join us for an unforgettable and free evening at our Open Mic Karaoke Holiday Party, emceed by the talented Jerry Ryan! Immerse yourself in the holiday spirit as you take the stage or cheer on fellow performers at this special event. Let the festivities unfold with raffle baskets, delightful refreshments, and a variety of beverages. Bring your friends, family, and neighbors to Saratoga Arts for an evening filled with laughter, music, and community cheer. Donations are appreciated to support the arts and the magic of live performances.

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