Find things to do this winter in Saratoga Springs, NY! Go snowshoeing or cross-country skiing in Saratoga Spa State Park. Take the whole family sledding or ice skating. Enjoy an outdoor ice bar experience with tons of specialty cocktails or visit one of our many museums. There are many places to celebrate the winter season in Saratoga, get inspired for your next chilly adventure or cozy indoor retreat.
 

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

Two x-country skiers standing in front of warming hut at Saratoga Spa State Park

The Saratoga Spa State Park offers 12 miles of trails for cross-country skiing, many of which will bring you past some of the park’s natural mineral springs. For just $10, snowshoes can be rented making for an all-day adventure. And two ice skating ranks can be found in front of the Victorian Pool.

In addition to the Spa State Park, there are several places to ice skate in the Saratoga area, both indoors and outdoors. The Saratoga Springs Ice Rink is suitable for both ice skating and ice hockey. Lace up those skates and take a spin on the ice!

Sledding is arguably the most fun you can have in the snow! Saratoga offers plenty of open land suitable for sledding with friends and family. Saratoga National Historic Park has designated hills for snow tubing and tobogganing as weather permits.

Thinking about trying something a little bit different? Saratoga RV Park offers winter campsites. Enjoy the beauty of these winter days (and nights) and, while you are there, head on out to the snowshoe trails that are available to their guests.

Those igloo-looking bubble tents are all the rage right now! Reserve your heated pod at Prime at Saratoga National and enjoy a unique dining and drinking experience.

 

INDOOR ACTIVITIES

Saratoga Paint & Sip

Try some indoor fun with one of these art classes! Grab a drink, throw on an apron and take a seat at Saratoga Paint & Sip Studio. One of their local artists will take you step by step through an original winter-themed painting. If you’d rather spend the day with your hands in clay, Saratoga Clay Arts Center and Creative Sparks and Balloonatics offer ceramics classes for all ages!

Take the family to one of our many museums. We have a museum for art lovers, history buffs, dance devotees, even car enthusiasts! There’s also a children’s museum that offers hands-on and interactive exhibits and a horse racing museum with a state-of-the-art Hall of Fame experience.

Check out a live performance at Universal Preservation Hall, a former church reimagined after a $14 million renovation in early 2020, seats up to 680 people in-the-round. Skip the cinema and enjoy a show at Home Made Theater, a community theater with a professional edge.

Saratoga County is home to some of the best craft breweries, wineries, and distilleries in the Capital Region! Numerous possibilities await as you explore the area sampling and tasting all that the region has to offer. Whether you’re in the mood for an innovative craft cocktail, a thirst-quenching craft beer, or a full-bodied wine, Saratoga is the perfect destination for you!

 

WINTER EVENTS

Chowderfest 2019

Come to Saratoga and enjoy a full outdoor ice bar experience with tons of specialty drinks and cocktails. The Fire & Ice Bar at The Mill on Round Lake will be open the first three Fridays and Saturdays in February. There will be a live DJ, ice shuffleboard, ice cornhole, fire pits, and hot chocolate cocktails to keep you warm! Come out for Bailey's Annual Ice Bar, February 11-13, complete with an ice luge and shot glasses, fire pits, and live music for guests to enjoy.

For the bike enthusiasts, the Saratoga Fat Bike Rally will take place on February 12. This rally is about fat bikes, friends, community, giving, and of course, good beer!

Saratoga Springs has plenty of food choices thanks to the city’s flourishing restaurant scene. The Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce is holding Saratoga County Restaurant Week, February 17-24. There will be dine-in and takeout options.

If you’re into beer-related events and festivals, be sure to join us for Saratoga Beer Week, February 22-26. Get your tickets now for Saratoga Cider and Seltzer Night on February 25 and the Saratoga Beer Summit on February 26. There will be over 125 different craft beers for you to try!

The Saratoga Home & Lifestyle Show will return to the Saratoga Springs City Center March 5-6, featuring 120 regional exhibitors showcasing home improvement services, décor and furnishings, energy-saving products, outdoor living and landscaping, and lifestyle products and services.

Saratoga Chowder Fest ‘N Tour will take place March 19-26. Event goers will have the opportunity to dine-in or purchase pints and quarts to-go at participating restaurants all week long. Chowderfest, Discover Saratoga’s annual family-friendly celebration, will take place on March 26 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Try $2 chowder samples and vote for your favorite!

 

Create cherished memories and experience wintertime fun with friends and family in Saratoga! Start planning your winter getaway today.