2023 Saratoga Springs Victorian Streetwalk Weekend

Your Guide to the 2023 Saratoga Springs Victorian Streetwalk

While “frightful” weather may be on the way, there is a “delightful” reason to be out and about from Thursday, November 30th through Sunday, December 3rd, while staying in our downtown Saratoga Springs Hotel.  This year marks the 37th annual Saratoga Springs Victorian Streetwalk, a truly unique event sponsored  by the Downtown Business Association — and the most festive way to celebrate the holiday season in Saratoga. 

Broadway will bustle with live entertainment and free events along the busy street. 

The Saratoga City Center will be open all weekend for guests to admire the beloved Festival of Trees and a special breakfast with Santa.

The City Center special event hours are: 

Thursday 11/30 4p-9p  Special pricing $5
Friday 12/1 3p-8p
Saturday 12/2 11a-7p (Breakfast w Santa 8:30a-9:30a; 10a-11a; 11:30a-1p)
Sunday 12/3 11a-2p

Plan Your 2023 Saratoga Springs Victorian Streetwalk Weekend

The Saratoga Springs Victorian Streetwalk is a cherished annual event that transforms downtown Saratoga into a winter wonderland straight out of a Charles Dickens novel. With its charming 19th-century architecture adorned in festive lights and decorations, the streets come alive with music, entertainment, and the joyful spirit of the holiday season. From carolers and costumed characters to unique shopping opportunities and delectable treats, this event offers a delightful experience for visitors of all ages.

The weekend begins with the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on Thursday, November 30th at 6pm. In addition, get your fill of decorated trees during the Festival of Trees at the Saratoga Springs City Center on view from November 30th through December 3rd. All proceeds from the Saratoga Festival of Trees help the Catholic Charities of Saratoga, Warren, and Washington Counties who continue to serve our neighbors and friends in times of need.


Live Entertainment

Immerse yourself in the holiday season with the opportunity to enjoy live music downtown and performers strolling Broadway all weekend. 


Santa’s Cottage on Broadway

Santa invites children to leave their Christmas lists and notes at Santa’s Cottage. This charming cottage is located on Broadway in front of Putnam Market, which is also a perfect spot for lunch or to grab a treat while enjoying the festive spirit downtown.
Photo courtesy of Saratoga Springs Downtown Business Association

Neighborhood Santa Visits Throughout December

You may even catch a glimpse of Santa as he travels throughout the city visiting with children by firetruck!

Photo courtesy of Saratoga Springs Downtown Business Association

Stay at Saratoga Arms Hotel

Saratoga Springs is a winter wonderland in December, and Saratoga Arms is ready to welcome you to our city to enjoy the holiday season and all it has to offer. Enjoy your time, and don’t fight downtown parking if you stay at our lovely Saratoga Springs Hotel since the action is merely a step off the front porch. 

By booking your stay at Saratoga Arms Hotel during the Saratoga Springs Victorian Streetwalk, you’ll enjoy: 

  1. Historic Experience: Saratoga Arms Hotel is an iconic Victorian-era hotel in the heart of downtown Saratoga. Built in 1870, the hotel exudes the history and notes of a bygone era, making it the perfect complement to the Victorian Streetwalk.
  2. Convenience:Staying at Saratoga Arms means you’re just steps away from the festivities. You can easily explore the beautifully decorated streets, pop back to your room for a quick break, or drop off your shopping bags before heading out again.
  3. Warmth and Comfort: After an evening of strolling and enjoying the event’s attractions, return to the warmth and comfort of Saratoga Arms. Relax by the fire in the cozy parlor, sip on hot cocoa or mulled wine, and savor the moment.
  4. Luxury Accommodations: The hotel offers a range of well-appointed rooms and suites to suit your needs. Whether you’re looking for a romantic winter getaway or a long weekend retreat, you’ll find the perfect accommodation to make your stay memorable.
  5. Local Knowledge: The friendly and knowledgeable staff at Saratoga Arms can provide you with insider tips on the best spots to visit during the Victorian Streetwalk, including must-see performances, unique shops, and the tastiest holiday treats.

Make Your Reservation

To ensure your spot at Saratoga Arms Hotel during the 37th Annual Saratoga Springs Victorian Streetwalk, we recommend booking your stay in advance. Don’t miss the opportunity to immerse yourself in the magic of this cherished Saratoga tradition and experience the perfect blend of historic elegance and modern comfort at Saratoga Arms Hotel.

May your stay be merry and bright!