Holiday Weekend

The BSBPA would like to thank everyone who made this year’s parade such a success!

Parade sponsors Ballston Spa National Bank, Saratoga County Fairgrounds, Tech Valley Talent, Mangino Chevrolet Buick GMC, NBT Bank, Curtis Lumber, Community Emergency Corps, Sunmark Federal Credit Union, Ballston Spa Veterinary Clinic, Canvas Hair Salon, Saratoga Bridges and TCT Federal Credit Union

The theme of this year’s tree decorations is “A village of friends”—community art project spearheaded by local artist Mark Blech, along with the uniquely decorated candle banners around the village. Ornaments and banners were painted by Ballston Spa residents young and old.  Our tree was once again cut down, delivered by Wayne McCormick of Earth Care Plus

The hardest working crew around is our own Ballston Spa DPW.  They not only helped install, light and hang the ornaments on the tree, but also put in many hours preparing the village for the parade and the holiday season.  Their help has been indispensible.

Thank you to Mayor John Romano and the village of Ballston Spa for their continuing support of this event, the Ballston Spa Police Department for their essential help with logistics and safety, and our own Eagle Matt Lee and Union Fire Companies.

Special thanks to all the volunteers who spent this evening making sure the parade progressed smoothly by helping to man the roadblocks and help with crowd control.  The parade couldn’t happen without them.

Wishing everyone a joyous holiday season. Be kind to each other, as is befitting this Village of Friends!



Holiday Window Display Recognition

Downtown Ballston Spa is once again decorated for the Christmas season.  The BSBPA is pleased to recognize businesses whose window decorations and displays have enhanced the business district during the holiday season.  Our “elves” were out and about to judge this friendly contest to find the most memorable decorations.  It was by all accounts a… Read more »

Breakfast With Santa

The BSBPA presents the annual Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 8 in the gymnasium of St. Mary’s School, 40 Thompson Street, Ballston Spa. The event will take place from 8 to 11 am and will include pancake breakfast, provided by the Eagle Matt Lee and Union Fire Companies, treats for children and a chance… Read more »

2018 Ballston Spa Holiday Parade

The Ballston Spa Business & Professional Association’s annual Ballston Spa Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting takes place, Friday, December 7. 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, this year decorated with hand-painted “Village of Friends” gingerbread characters. … Read more »

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 »

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 »