Saratoga Springs is absolutely magical in the wintertime. Find fun and festive things to do with your friends and family this holiday season.


Go out to eat

Open year-round, Cantina is committed to serving fresh, delicious Mexican cuisine and festive drinks in a relaxing atmosphere. Located in the heart of downtown on Broadway, Cantina is a delicious option for you and your family.


Salt & Char is another great option. Established in 2016, Salt & Char is Saratoga’s favorite farm-to-table steakhouse with an inviting and stylish sophistication that brings exceptional cuisine to upstate New York’s most storied destination! Located inside one of the oldest & most historic buildings in its original location, Salt & Char offers a dining experience unlike any other.

Also located on beautiful Broadway, The Merc serves breakfast all day, along with some classics like sandwiches, soups, salads, and classic banana splits...and did we mention bottomless mimosas? Also popular for dinner, their head chef designs seasonal fare around local products.


Have a sweet treat

Treat yourself this holiday season with festive dessert options. Saratoga Gelato offers 24 flavors of Gelato that change daily along with a variety of homemade Italian pastries and desserts created from family recipes. Included are fresh filled Cannoli, Tiramisu, Biscotti, and Ginetti cookies.

The Peppermint Pig

Craving a chocolate dessert? Saratoga Candy Company offers gourmet cookies, homemade fudge, maple candies, and more! They're also the home of the infamous peppermint pig, a Victorian holiday tradition as a symbol of good health, happiness and prosperity.


Attend a Holiday Event

Santa likes to visit Saratoga Springs too. If you’re trying to find Santa, Santa’s cottage stands in front of Putnam Market, and here are the dates left to see Mr. Claus in the flesh!  

  • Friday, December 8: 4PM - 7PM 

  • Saturday, December 9: 1PM - 4PM 

  • Sunday, December 10: 1PM - 4PM 

  • Friday, December 15: 4PM - 7PM 

  • Saturday, December 16: 1PM - 4PM 

  • Sunday, December 17: 1PM - 4PM 




The Adelphi Hotel is hosting a Santa Brunch on the 16th & 17th of December from 830AM-10AM. Enjoy their festive brunch buffet filled with holiday favorites!  

On December 18th from 4:30PM-7:30PM, attend the annual Cookies and Cocoa with Santa at the Saratoga Hilton. Bring your kids and tell Santa what you want for Christmas while enjoying some sweet treats. The Saratoga Hilton will be collecting donations for the Franklin Community Center to give back to the community.  

Have a magical ride on the Candy Cane Express! The Saratoga Corinth & Hudson Railway has a 60-minute Christmas themed train ride in the southern Adirondacks. With beautiful scenery, hot chocolate, and candy canes, this event will only lift your holiday spirits.    


Enjoy all Saratoga Springs has to offer this holiday season. For more information about restaurants, events, and more visit