The Saratoga Springs Heritage Area Visitor Center is excited to announce the launch of their annual Mitten Tree Program. Starting Tuesday, November 28 through Wednesday, January 3, members of the local community are invited to contribute warm winter wear to the Visitor Center Mitten Tree located at 297 Broadway in Saratoga Springs. All donations will benefit the following organizations: CAPTAIN Community Human Services, Franklin Community Center, and Shelters of Saratoga.

“As the holiday season approaches, we’re reminded how important it is to give back,” said Karen Verrigni, director of the Saratoga Springs Heritage Area Visitor Center. “This annual tradition provides hundreds of pieces of winter wear to those in need during the cold winter months. The kindness and generosity of our region is heartwarming!”

Instead of ornaments or lights, the tree is decorated with warm winter items such as hats, scarves, gloves, and of course, mittens. If you'd like to donate, the Visitor Center asks that you hang new or handmade items upon the tree. The Visitor Center is open Tuesday – Saturday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.  During the Christmas and New Years holiday, the Visitor Center will observe the following hours of operation:  Saturday, December 23, 9:00am – 1:00pm; closed Sunday, December 24 – Wednesday, December 27.  The Visitor Center will be open from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm on Saturday, December 30 and will be closed from Sunday, December 31 – January 2 for the New Year holiday. Starting January 3 – March 31, the Visitor Center will follow winter hours, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, Tuesday – Saturday.

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About Saratoga Springs Heritage Area Visitor Center

The Saratoga Springs Heritage Area Visitor is owned by the City of Saratoga Springs and operated by the Discover Saratoga, whose mission is to contribute a positive impact on the local economy by promoting Saratoga Springs and Saratoga County as a world-class destination. The Heritage Area Visitor Center is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information visit, or