Family Day at the 2016 Saratoga Festival of Trees Plus Giveaway!


Saratoga Festival of Trees It’s time again for the annual Saratoga Festival of Trees!  This event is a family-favorite and a wonderful way to kick off the holiday season.  The Festival of Trees transforms the Saratoga City Center each year into a magical winter wonderland.

At last year’s festival, we adored oohing and ahhing over each of the exquisitely decorated Christmas trees.  After admiring the trees, we were then seated in the dining area for a special ‘sundaes with Santa’.  The kids loved eating ice cream and then a little visit with Santa (+photo!)  In the Santa’s Workshop area, the kids enjoyed making crafts and playing games with Santa’s helpers.Festival of Trees Family 2016

Helping Neighbors in Need

“The Festival of Trees is the largest fundraiser for Catholic Charities. This anniversary is a reminder of an event that has been making a difference for 20 years,” said Julia Ingersoll, communications specialist at Allegory and committee principle for the Festival of Trees. “The festival is so sentimental and celebratory. It’s an excellent cause, especially at Christmastime. You can never be a Grinch if you go to the Festival of Trees.”

FT_Family_Day-2Visit with Santa at the Saratoga Festival of Trees!

Getting gussied up for a special breakfast with Santa is one of our favorite holiday traditions.  Once again this year at the Saratoga Festival of Trees, there are several opportunities to create some special memories with Santa!

Saturday, December 3rd 2016 is Family Day where you’ll have four different opportunities to spend some time with Saint Nick.  There are three breakfast times, 8am, 9:30am, and 11am, and a Sundaes with Santa at 12:30pm.

Wednesday, Nov. 30th

• Preview Reception 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. – $75; $60 for guests under 35

Thursday, Dec. 1st

• Victorian Street Walk 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Warm up from your Downtown Stroll and walk through the Festival of Trees at a special price!

  • All Adults $3; Children under 10 are free, Tickets available at the door

Friday, Dec. 2nd

• General Festival Hours 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. 

  • $8 Adults; $5 Seniors, $3 children over 10; Children under 10 are free, Tickets available at the door

Saturday, Dec. 3rd

• General Festival Hours 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. 

• Family Day 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 
Kick off the holiday season with a fun family-filled day! Join us for Breakfast with Santa or Sundaes with Santa. Tickets to each will cover admission to the trees, food, and a photo with Santa himself!
  • $8 per person
  • Breakfast seatings: 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00 a.m.
  • Sundaes seating: 12:30 p.m.
  • Reservations and selection of a desired seating required
  • Adults must accompany children
• Santa’s Workshop 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 
While you’re walking through the trees or having a snack with Santa, stop by Santa’s Workshop for holiday crafts, facepainting and more!
  • $1 per activity; available at the door

Sunday, Dec. 4th

• General Festival Hours 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 

  • $8 Adults; $5 Seniors, $3 children over 10; Children under 10 are free, Tickets available at the door
All Festival proceeds benefit the programs of Catholic Charities of Saratoga, Warren and Washington Counties. 

WIN a Family Four Pack of seats to Sundae’s with Santa!

In the spirit of the season, SaratogaMama is giving away a Family Pack of seats to Sundae’s with Santa!  Enter here to win Four tickets for the 12:30 seating!

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  1. The Festival of Trees and Victorian Street Walk are two of my family’s traditions we love! So grateful to live in Saratoga Springs!

  2. Every year the Waldorf School of Saratoga Springs community gets together to create gifts for the “Angel Room.” The younger children enter a beautifully decorated winter-themed room with their “Angel,” who is an older child in the school, and they get to shop for their loved ones (no parents/adults allowed in the Angel Room – makes it so much more fun for the little ones!). While the children shop parents are treated to tea/coffee and delicious baked goods.

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