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2020 Ballston Spa Tree Lighting + Neighborhood Parade

Saratoga County Animal Shelter float in parade
people playing instruments outside
Santa greets spectators
When: Friday, Dec 4, 2020 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Cost: FREE ADMISSION

The Ballston Spa Business and Professional Association is making every effort to keep the holiday spirit alive even if COVID-19 restrictions to large gatherings require a different approach to the celebrations.

On Friday, December 4 at 6-6:30 pm, Santa will light the village Christmas tree from the bucket of a fire truck in Wiswall Park. *The tree lighting will be live-streamed on the BSBPA Facebook Page.* For those who may choose to come to the park, New York State COVID-19 social distancing and mask requirements will be followed and attendance limited.

Following the tree lighting, residents should be sure to peek out their front windows or stand on their front porch or at the end of their driveways as Santa will parade through neighborhoods in the village, along with the Ballston Spa Police and Fire Departments and Community Emergency Corps’ ambulance collecting Toys for Tots.

We will not be following the traditional route on Milton Ave to cut down on traffic, opting for local neighborhoods instead. The route will be posted online closer to the parade date: https://www.facebook.com/events/403920864310143

Additionally, the village-sponsored annual holiday community art project “5,278 Points of Light”, under the direction of local artist Mark Blech, will feature hand-painted banners displayed on lampposts throughout the village and an ornament decorating competition.

Please note that the featured event photos are from previous years' parades and do not reflect the 2020 event.


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