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Nov
28
Fri
Trains @ Toys Holiday Show @ miSci @ miSci (museum of innovation and science)
Nov 28 @ 8:00 am
Trains @ Toys Holiday Show @ miSci @ miSci (museum of innovation and science) | Schenectady | New York | United States

The Model Trains are back at miSci this holiday season! Explore the popular 19- x 27-foot display of running O Gauge (Lionel) model trains with an expanded run – November 28, 2014 through January 19, 2015. Stay and play! The Play Space is full of science toys you don’t have at home. Special thanks for Upstate Train Associates. Don’t miss this holiday favorite! Hours: Monday – Saturday, 9 am – 5 pm; Sunday, 12 – 5 pm (closing 2pm 12/24; closed 12/25, 1/1)

Nov
29
Sat
Tiny Tots Tea Room Open Play Saturdays @ Tiny Tots Tea Room
Nov 29 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Tiny Tots Tea Room Open Play Saturdays @ Tiny Tots Tea Room | New York | United States

Join us Each Saturday for Open Play – Book your Tea for Two at 9:30 am or 11:30 am at Tiny Tots Tea Room in Clifton Park

The 39th Annual Saratoga Craft Marketplace @ Saratoga Springs City Center
Nov 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

This is the 39th year for this popular craft marketplace that attracts 115 artisans and 2500 customers.  The admission ticket includes special offers at downtown Saratoga merchants and 2 free raffle tickets.  All proceeds benefit the Saratoga Center for the Family’s mission to prevent and treat child abuse, neglect and trauma in our community. (518) 587-7244.

Nov
30
Sun
A Pig in my Backyard – Book Launch Party @ Saratoga Springs Paint & Sip Studio
Nov 30 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
A Pig in my Backyard -  Book Launch Party  @ Saratoga Springs Paint & Sip Studio | New York | United States

Calling children everywhere! On Sunday, November 30 from 11 am till 1 pm there will be a special children’s event celebrating the release of the book, “A Pig in my Backyard.” This book launch party will be at Saratoga Paint & Sip located at 80 Henry Street in downtown Saratoga Springs. Come and join in the fun. You’ll have a chance to meet the author and illustrator, Tim Conners and have him sign the book personally just for you. Tim’s book and all Saratoga Springs Publishing books will be available at the event. There will be face painting and a special make your own “Milo” the pig puppet craft for kids to keep. Kids will also get to make and eat their own Milo cup cakes. Special guest, Jodi Fitz, Author and Creator of the Price Chopper Kids Cooking Club, will be there making her famous smoothies for everyone to enjoy! You can even enter a raffle to win a Designer 725 Blendtec blender (retail value $650.00). Award winning children’s book author Vicki Addesso Dodd will also be there to meet and sign any of her books.

Tim Conners is an accomplished Graphic Designer with over 24 years of professional experience. His passion for animal rights and vegetarian lifestyle served as his motivation to create this soon to be classic story.

GE Kids in Free at miSci
Nov 30 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

miSciLogoGE Kids in Free at miSci!

Children 12 & under receive free museum and planetarium admission when accompanied by a paying adult Sundays (November 16, 2014 – January 4, 2015), courtesy of GE (planetarium seating limited).

 

Dec
1
Mon
Messy Mondays at The Wonder Room @ The Wonder Room
Dec 1 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Messy Mondays at The Wonder Room @ The Wonder Room | Ballston | New York | United States

Messy Monday at The Wonder Room

Open for drop-in play and creative art.  Each week features a new theme and activities.  Drop in, play, get messy!

Dec
2
Tue
Tuesday for Tots at the Children’s Museum at Saratoga @ Children's Museum at Saratoga
Dec 2 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Tuesday for Tots at the Children's Museum at Saratoga @ Children's Museum at Saratoga | Saratoga Springs | New York | United States

Tuesday for Tots is a neat drop-in program at the Children’s Museum at Saratoga.  Tuesday for Tots is every Tuesday from 10 a.m. -12 p.m. and 1 p.m – 3 p.m and is free with museum admission.

This is a special time for younger visitors to gain preschool readiness skills in a fun and social environment.   Drop in anytime for playdough, crafts, games and friends!

Dec
4
Thu
Saratoga Springs Victorian Streetwalk 2014 @ Downtown Saratoga Springs
Dec 4 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Saratoga Springs Victorian Streetwalk is a holiday event that can’t be missed. As you walk the sidewalks of downtown Saratoga you will see carolers and entertainers in period costumes. Kids can visit Santa and adults can enjoy the decorations at The Festival of Trees. 

Saratoga Tree Lighting Ceremony
Dec 4 @ 6:00 pm

Kick off the Victorian Streetwalk with the Saratoga Tree Lighting Ceremony!  Santa and Mrs. Claus will make an appearance, arriving by horse drawn carriage, they will visit with your children.  There will be free hot chocolate and cookies with music by Star 101.3 radio. But don’t forget the most important part,   the tree lighting!

Dec
5
Fri
Tree Lighting Ceremony & Reception @ Gavin Park
Dec 5 @ 6:00 pm
Tree Lighting Ceremony & Reception @ Gavin Park | Saratoga Springs | New York | United States

The holidays are just ahead, and the Town of Wilton is getting ready to make it official!

On Friday, December 5th, the public is invited to attend the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at Gavin Park. The fun begins at 6 p.m., with holiday songs, led by Glenn Dorman at the piano and accompanied by the Wilton Baptist Choir, Frosty, Rudolph and Santa’s elves. At 6:30 p.m., the lights will go up on Gavin Park’s beautiful Colorado Spruce tree. Then, at 6:45 p.m., Santa will arrive to meet and greet the crowd. From 6:45 – 8:45 p.m., the fun will continue, inside the Dailey Gym, where Santa will hand out candy, treats, and gifts. There will be holiday movies for the little ones and more opportunities for everyone to sing songs of the season. Refreshments will be served from 7 – 8:30 p.m.

Maple Avenue Fire Department makes the night possible, with assistance from the Wilton EMS, Hannaford Bros., and Walmart. The evening is sponsored by Applebee’s.

This event will take place, rain, snow, or moonlight and is free to the public. For more information, contact Gavin Park, Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., at (518) 584-9455.

Ballston Spa Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting @ Wiswall Park
Dec 5 @ 6:30 pm

The parade steps off at 6:30 pm, proceeding down Milton Avenue and ending in Wiswall Park on Front Street with Santa lighting the Christmas tree.  The parade has become a hometown-style holiday tradition with fire trucks, floats, animals, kids, and Santa parading down the main street of the village.

Before and after the parade, there will be carolers and musicians on the street corners. Many village shops and restaurants will be open with music, demonstrations, and displays as part of First Friday, which also falls on this festive evening.

Dec
6
Sat
Tiny Tots Tea Room Open Play Saturdays @ Tiny Tots Tea Room
Dec 6 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Tiny Tots Tea Room Open Play Saturdays @ Tiny Tots Tea Room | New York | United States

Join us Each Saturday for Open Play – Book your Tea for Two at 9:30 am or 11:30 am at Tiny Tots Tea Room in Clifton Park

Family Saturday: Make a Mini Furniture Set @ Tang Teaching Museum
Dec 6 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Family Saturday: Make a Mini Furniture Set  @ Tang Teaching Museum

Dec. 6: Make a Mini Furniture Set

Chris Johanson and Johanna Jackson have created a new seating installation of custom couches, chairs, and platform for our exhibition I was a double. We will make whimsical mini-sofas and chairs inspired by their work.

The fall Family Saturdays program begin Oct. 11 and run through Dec. 13. Most activities run from 2 to 3:30 pm and include a brief tour of a museum exhibition followed by a hands-on art-making activity. The programs are suitable for children age 5 and older and their adult companions, and all materials will be provided. Details on each week’s program are below. Due to the popularity of the programs, reservations for one week’s program can be made beginning one week before that program by calling the Visitors Services Desk at 518-580-8080.

Christmas Party for Children of Veterans @ American Legion Post 70
Dec 6 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Relatives of Veterans and Post 70 Members aged 12 and under are invited to attend. Join us for pizza, desserts, crafts & gift from Santa. Admission is free, reservations required – sign up at Post 70 by November 29. Include name of Veteran and name and age of child(ren) who will be in attendance.  (518) 587-0236. 

Northeast Ballet’s Annual Nutcracker @ Proctor's Main Stage
Dec 6 @ 7:00 pm

Enter a world of Christmas dreams to the joyous music of Tchaikovsky in this annual year-end favorite. Join the Sugar Plum Fairy, the heroic Nutcracker Prince and the evil Rat King in this whimsical celebration of the season. Ticket prices vary. For more information call (518) 382-3884. For additional show times visit www.Proctors.org

Dec
7
Sun
GE Kids in Free at miSci
Dec 7 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

miSciLogoGE Kids in Free at miSci!

Children 12 & under receive free museum and planetarium admission when accompanied by a paying adult Sundays (November 16, 2014 – January 4, 2015), courtesy of GE (planetarium seating limited).

 

Dec
8
Mon
Messy Mondays at The Wonder Room @ The Wonder Room
Dec 8 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Messy Mondays at The Wonder Room @ The Wonder Room | Ballston | New York | United States

Messy Monday at The Wonder Room

Open for drop-in play and creative art.  Each week features a new theme and activities.  Drop in, play, get messy!

Dec
9
Tue
Tuesday for Tots at the Children’s Museum at Saratoga @ Children's Museum at Saratoga
Dec 9 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Tuesday for Tots at the Children's Museum at Saratoga @ Children's Museum at Saratoga | Saratoga Springs | New York | United States

Tuesday for Tots is a neat drop-in program at the Children’s Museum at Saratoga.  Tuesday for Tots is every Tuesday from 10 a.m. -12 p.m. and 1 p.m – 3 p.m and is free with museum admission.

This is a special time for younger visitors to gain preschool readiness skills in a fun and social environment.   Drop in anytime for playdough, crafts, games and friends!

Dec
12
Fri
Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation’s 25th Anniversary Candlelight House Tour
Dec 12 @ 5:00 pm – Dec 12 @ 9:00 pm
Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation's 25th Anniversary Candlelight House Tour

On Friday, December 12, 2014 the Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation will celebrate its 25th Anniversary Candlelight House Tour by touring festively decorated homes in the historic North Broadway neighborhood. This highly anticipated event has been a holiday tradition in Saratoga Springs for over 24 years and is attended by hundreds of people each year. Following the tour, guests enjoy a reception and silent auction event with food and music at the Saratoga Golf and Polo Club from 7:30 pm until 10:30 pm.

Silent auction items this year include: a box seat and a chance to name a race at Saratoga Raceway, $500 spa gift certificate from Spa City Spa, and more.

The silent auction has many items that are great for holiday gifts or for yourself! Coming Soon.

Tour-Only and Tour & After Party Tickets are available now!

Tickets can be purchased at http://store.saratogapreservation.org/ or over the phone at (518) 587-5030 or in person at SSPF office at 112 Spring Street.

Tour ONLY tickets will also be available the evening of the event from 5-7:30 pm at 1 N. Circular Street (off of N. Broadway)

$40 SSPF Member Tour Only Ticket
$50 Non-Member Tour Only Ticket
$75 SSPF Member Tour & Reception
$85 Non-Member Tour & Reception Ticket

*Tickets are non-refundable. If you are unable to attend, your purchase is considered at tax-deductible donation to the Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation.

Dec
13
Sat
Tiny Tots Tea Room Open Play Saturdays @ Tiny Tots Tea Room
Dec 13 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Tiny Tots Tea Room Open Play Saturdays @ Tiny Tots Tea Room | New York | United States

Join us Each Saturday for Open Play – Book your Tea for Two at 9:30 am or 11:30 am at Tiny Tots Tea Room in Clifton Park

Family Saturday: Abstract Sculpture @ Tang Teaching Museum
Dec 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Family Saturday: Abstract Sculpture  @ Tang Teaching Museum

Dec. 13: Abstract Sculpture

After discussing Beverly Semmes’s ceramic sculptures such as Cake in her solo exhibition Beverly Semmes: FRP, we will create abstract sculptures out of pipe-cleaners (chenille stems) and wax sticks, using the shapes of hers as inspiration.

The fall Family Saturdays program begin Oct. 11 and run through Dec. 13. Most activities run from 2 to 3:30 pm and include a brief tour of a museum exhibition followed by a hands-on art-making activity. The programs are suitable for children age 5 and older and their adult companions, and all materials will be provided. Details on each week’s program are below. Due to the popularity of the programs, reservations for one week’s program can be made beginning one week before that program by calling the Visitors Services Desk at 518-580-8080.

Dec
14
Sun
GE Kids in Free at miSci
Dec 14 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

miSciLogoGE Kids in Free at miSci!

Children 12 & under receive free museum and planetarium admission when accompanied by a paying adult Sundays (November 16, 2014 – January 4, 2015), courtesy of GE (planetarium seating limited).

 

Holiday Concert @ Proctors Theatre
Dec 14 @ 7:00 pm
Holiday Concert @ Proctors Theatre | Schenectady | New York | United States

Celebrate in the beauty of the season by coming out to support our music, dance, theater and art students. They are working hard to prepare a beautiful and festive show for you, featuring selections from Frozen and also the Peanuts in celebration of Charlie Brown’s 50th Anniversary. We will also have a Winter Art Gallery Exhibit put on by our talented art students! Proceeds to benefit our Student Scholarship Program.

Dec
15
Mon
Messy Mondays at The Wonder Room @ The Wonder Room
Dec 15 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Messy Mondays at The Wonder Room @ The Wonder Room | Ballston | New York | United States

Messy Monday at The Wonder Room

Open for drop-in play and creative art.  Each week features a new theme and activities.  Drop in, play, get messy!

Pre-K Discovery Day @ Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park
Dec 15 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

This monthly program is for our youngest explorers (ages 3-6 years old) where we use children’s love of nature to teach simple concepts. Adults are expected to attend. This is an outdoor program so please come dressed for the weather. Preregistration is required.

Dec
16
Tue
Tuesday for Tots at the Children’s Museum at Saratoga @ Children's Museum at Saratoga
Dec 16 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Tuesday for Tots at the Children's Museum at Saratoga @ Children's Museum at Saratoga | Saratoga Springs | New York | United States

Tuesday for Tots is a neat drop-in program at the Children’s Museum at Saratoga.  Tuesday for Tots is every Tuesday from 10 a.m. -12 p.m. and 1 p.m – 3 p.m and is free with museum admission.

This is a special time for younger visitors to gain preschool readiness skills in a fun and social environment.   Drop in anytime for playdough, crafts, games and friends!

Dec
18
Thu
Expectant Parents’ Evening @ Saratoga Hospital
Dec 18 @ 6:00 pm – Dec 18 @ 8:00 pm
Expectant Parents’ Evening @ Saratoga Hospital | Saratoga Springs | New York | United States

Expectant Parents’ Evening at Saratoga Hospital

7:00 – 9:00 pm — Take a guided tour of the Labor and Delivery Unit and get general information about your options for birth at Saratoga Hospital.

Speaker: Tisha Graham, ICCE
Location: Saratoga Hospital Conference Room C

This program is offered on the third Thursday of every month at 7:00 p.m. and includes a guided tour of the Labor and Delivery Unit and general information about your options for birth at Saratoga Hospital.

Couples taking a childbirth class (either the all-day Saturday Childbirth Class, or the four-day Childbirth Preparation class) need not attend, as a tour is included.

We welcome participants who are considering where to give birth, as well as those who are giving birth at Saratoga Hospital for the first time. This class is free and open to the public.

Call HealthSource at 518-580-2450 or 866-580-2450 (toll free)

View the SaratogaMama Childbirth Resources page here!

Dec
20
Sat
Tiny Tots Tea Room Open Play Saturdays @ Tiny Tots Tea Room
Dec 20 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Tiny Tots Tea Room Open Play Saturdays @ Tiny Tots Tea Room | New York | United States

Join us Each Saturday for Open Play – Book your Tea for Two at 9:30 am or 11:30 am at Tiny Tots Tea Room in Clifton Park

Dec
21
Sun
GE Kids in Free at miSci
Dec 21 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

miSciLogoGE Kids in Free at miSci!

Children 12 & under receive free museum and planetarium admission when accompanied by a paying adult Sundays (November 16, 2014 – January 4, 2015), courtesy of GE (planetarium seating limited).

 

Dec
22
Mon
Messy Mondays at The Wonder Room @ The Wonder Room
Dec 22 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Messy Mondays at The Wonder Room @ The Wonder Room | Ballston | New York | United States

Messy Monday at The Wonder Room

Open for drop-in play and creative art.  Each week features a new theme and activities.  Drop in, play, get messy!

Dec
23
Tue
Tuesday for Tots at the Children’s Museum at Saratoga @ Children's Museum at Saratoga
Dec 23 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Tuesday for Tots at the Children's Museum at Saratoga @ Children's Museum at Saratoga | Saratoga Springs | New York | United States

Tuesday for Tots is a neat drop-in program at the Children’s Museum at Saratoga.  Tuesday for Tots is every Tuesday from 10 a.m. -12 p.m. and 1 p.m – 3 p.m and is free with museum admission.

This is a special time for younger visitors to gain preschool readiness skills in a fun and social environment.   Drop in anytime for playdough, crafts, games and friends!

Dec
27
Sat
Tiny Tots Tea Room Open Play Saturdays @ Tiny Tots Tea Room
Dec 27 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Tiny Tots Tea Room Open Play Saturdays @ Tiny Tots Tea Room | New York | United States

Join us Each Saturday for Open Play – Book your Tea for Two at 9:30 am or 11:30 am at Tiny Tots Tea Room in Clifton Park