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Winter Fun in Saratoga!

Saratoga has everything you need to plan the perfect winter getaway with that special someone in your life or your entire family. We will help you start your planning with some fun ideas and great winter stay packages. And don't forget to check out all the other great things to do in Saratoga throughout the seasons! Take in an intimate theater experience, or step back in time with the Saratoga National Historical Park, or just marvel at the change of seasons this weekend in Saratoga. Highlights of Saratoga Happenings are below.


Winterfest Festivities Are Here February 5-14, 2016


2016 Saratoga Winterfest festivities kickoff this weekend! There will be live entertainment, kids activities, delicious food and more. Family fun for all ages and a not-to-be-missed annual event.

beer wine_copy12th Annual Winterfest Wine & Beer Tasting Friday,
February 5, 2016 6-9 PM
Holiday Inn Saratoga Springs

Sample a selection of delicious & affordable wines and beers paired with a lavish display of savory hors d’oeuvres. Proceeds to benefit Wesley Foundation and Relay for Life: American Cancer Society.

$20 Single Admission or $30 per couple.

skiSnowshoeCandlelight Ski and Snowshoe
Friday, February 5th, 2016  (POSTPONED TO MARCH 4TH)
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Saratoga Spa State Park

Families are invited to enjoy an evening at Saratoga Spa State Park’s CANdlelight Ski and Snowshoe fundraiser event. Admission is a minimum of two canned food items. In addition to a one-mile candlelit loop, the park will be offering a bonfire, ice skating and hot food and drinks. Snowshoes will be available to rent. This event will take place at the Warming Hut. Food will be donated to the Franklin Community Center Food Pantry.
Please call Alli Schweizer at (518) 584-2000 Ext. 116 for more information.

chowderfest18th Annual Chowderfest
Saturday, February 6, 2016
11 AM - 4 PM Participating establishments

Saratoga’s Annual Chowderfest is one of the area’s most highly anticipated events of the year. Family-friendly, fun and utterly delicious, Chowderfest features more than 90 vendors—including Saratoga County’s best restaurants and caterers—open to the public serving hot bowls of chowder to event goers. Sponsored by Saratoga Convention & Tourism Bureau, the 18-year anniversary of Saratoga Chowderfest will feature live music, face painting and, of course, a wide variety of chowders. Even dogs are welcome—establishments offer doggy chowder and photo ops for your four-legged friends.

fireIce19th Annual Bartender’s Ball “Fire and Ice”
Saturday, February 6, 2016
6:30-12 AM Saratoga Springs City Center

Dress to impress in a cool white, an ice blue, or a fiery red! The evening will feature dinner, gambling tables provided by the Lions Club of Saratoga, and dancing to the live music by the Audiostars.

$60 per person, tables of 10 encouraged.

wilton wildlife winterfestWilton Wildlife’s Winterfest
Sunday, February 7, 2016 (WEATHER DEPENDENT)
10:00 AM-2:00 PM Camp Saratoga www.wiltonpreserve.org

Join us outside for a day of snowy fun! Snowshoes and Cross Country Skis will be available for rental from the Information Cabin in Parking Lot #1 on Scout Road. Rentals are $5.00 per pair for use during the event or free (as always) for members. After stepping out on the trails, there will be a bonfire at the old Scout Camp’s Council Fire circle where participants can warm up by the bonfire with hot cocoa and s’mores. No registration is necessary for this drop-in, FREE event.

pond hockey_copy3rd Annual Saratoga Frozen Springs Classic Pond Hockey Tournament
February 12-14, 2016
Saratoga Spa State Park

It’s not all about hockey this weekend at the State Park! Stop on down to enjoy all the action and stick around for some killer live performances.

dance flurryThe Flurry -Annual Dance & Music Festival
February 12-14, 2016
The Saratoga Hilton, Saratoga Springs City Center and various downtown locations www.flurryfestival.org

Put on your dancing shoes and enjoy a great weekend of dancing, dipping and whirling with thousands of other spirited dancers! In its 29th year, the Flurry Festival in Spa City has engaged thousands in dance and music from all over the world. Tickets are available as full weekend passes or day passes with special discounts for students, children, military and seniors.

Looking for Winter Sports Activities?
See What Saratoga's Great Outdoors has in Store for You!

Skiing and Snowboarding

snowboard Check out these ski mountains near Saratoga!

Gore Mountain

West Mountain

Whiteface Mountain

Willard Mountain

Snowshoeing and Cross Country Skiing

xx-skiningWhere to snowshoe or xc ski near Saratoga.

Coles Woods Ski Trails

Garnet Hill Lodge

Lapland Lake

Saratoga Spa State Park