The BSBPA is once again encouraging all businesses in the downtown area to deck the halls! For the past several years, the BSBPA has recognized businesses whose window decorations and displays have enhanced the Village of Ballston Spa during the holiday season. Businesses with decorated windows/outdoor decor whose lights are on the evening of December 1 will be judged and the winners will be announced on December 4, the traditional evening of the annual Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting. Although the festivities will look a little different this year, due to COVID restrictions on gatherings, there will still be a village Christmas tree lighting that evening at 6-6:30 pm and Santa and the fire trucks and a few other assembled vehicles will then proceed through village neighborhoods.
Winners will be presented with specially designated “contest winner” signs to display in their businesses for the holiday season and photos of all the windows/decoration will be featured on social media and on our website, ballston.org.
It’s been a challenging year for so many of our local small businesses, whose perseverance and adaptability have been inspiring. Decorating storefront windows for the holidays shows that the spirit of the season is alive and well and that downtown Ballston Spa’s shops, restaurants and businesses are open and welcoming!