Holiday Weekend

Holiday Parade – The Holiday Parade takes place on First Friday in December. We kick off the holiday season with a giant parade of floats, carolers, fire trucks and Santa down Milton Avenue onto Front Street, culminating with the Tree Lighting in Wiswall Park with Santa & Mrs. Claus.

Breakfast with Santa – Breakfast with Santa takes place the Saturday morning after the Holiday Parade.  Children young and old can visit with Santa & Mrs. Claus and enjoy a delicious breakfast and family friendly entertainment.


Ballston Spa 2018 Christmas Community Art Project

Merry Christmas, Ballston Spa! Local artist Mark Belch, the creator of last year’s Christmas tree ornament project and this year’s birdhouse competition has plans in the works for the 2018 Christmas season with another free community art project. The plan is to expand on last year’s very successful project, which had children and adults paint… Read more »

Ballston Spa Holiday Weekend Events

The BSBPA is pleased to be able to provide a program of events for the weekend of December 1-3, starting with the parade and tree lighting, First Friday activities, Breakfast with Santa, plus local church events, holiday open houses and more.   Stroll the village this weekend to find unique holiday gifts in our shops, museums… Read more »

Holiday Window Decorating–Decking the Halls in Ballston Spa

  For the past few years, the BSBPA has recognized businesses whose window decorations and displays have enhanced the Village of Ballston Spa during the holiday season.  Our winners for the 2017 holiday season:  Canvas Hair Salon, Sage Wine & Spirits, Front Street Deli, O’Brien Pharmacy and Corina Contemporary Jewelry, display below, along with several… Read more »

Breakfast with Santa

  The Ballston Spa Business & Professional Association presented the annual Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 2 in the gymnasium of St. Mary’s School. Eagle Matt Lee and Union Fire Companies provided a delicious pancake breakfast for just under 300 people.   Children and their families enjoyed activities, including a crafts table, reading corner with… Read more »

2017 Ballston Spa Holiday Parade

The Ballston Spa Business & Professional Association’s annual Ballston Spa Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting takes place, Friday, December 1. Parade step off time is 6:30 pm, proceeding on Milton Avenue and ending in Wiswall Park on Front Street with Santa lighting the Christmas tree.  The parade has become a hometown-style holiday tradition, with fire… Read more »

2016 Holiday Weekend–Parade and Breakfast With Santa

The BSBPA’s 2016 Holiday Parade was the largest ever–with 46 floats/vehicles, 15 marching groups and 10 fire/EMS companies from all over Saratoga County–and an amazing spectator turnout!  We would once again like to thank our generous parade sponsors:  Name Bubbles LLC, Ballston Spa National Bank, Ballston Spa Veterinary Clinic, Liberty Tax Service of Ballston Spa,… Read more »

Holiday Window Decorating

Thank you to all the businesses that decorated their windows so festively this season–you make our village merry and bright!  The following window displays were chosen as the favorites by our “roving group of elves”: Canvas Hair Salon, Sage Wine & Spirits, O’Brien Pharmacy, Corina Contemporary Jewelry and 50 Shades of Hair.    Please remember… Read more »