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2022 Ballston Spa Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting

Saratoga County Animal Shelter float in parade
people playing instruments outside
Santa greets spectators
When: Friday, Dec 2, 2022 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Cost: FREE ADMISSION

The Ballston Spa Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting is on December 2, 2022. The parade begins promptly at 6:30pm and starts from the intersection of South Street and Milton Ave and proceeds down Milton Ave up to West High Street.

Following the parade, Mr. and Mrs. Claus will arrive on the back of an Eagle-Matt Lee Fire Company truck to light the tree in Wiswall Park.

We are excited to announce the parade entries will be judged this year in the following categories: Best Emergency Vehicle Entry, Best Float Entry, Best Walking Entry, and the Brightest Light Award. The brighter and more festive the better.

The parade will once again spotlight the Toys for Tots campaign, in partnership with the Ballston Spa Community Emergency Corps, Saratoga County Sheriff Department and the U.S. Marine Corps. Volunteers from these organizations will be on hand to collect donations of new, unwrapped toys from spectators along the parade route as well as at the tree lighting.

The parade headlines a holiday themed “First Friday” in Ballston Spa. Home to unique shops, museums, and popular restaurants, Ballston Spa pulls out the stops for December’s First Friday by filling the village with a merry atmosphere. Many businesses will be open with special holiday activities and specials, while Ballston Spa High School singers and musicians as well as Union Fire Company band members perform carols on the street corners.

This event is a wonderful way to kick off the holiday season, and everyone is invited to attend.


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