Ballston Spa, New York

DECEMBER 1, 2017 

6:30pm Parade Kick Off

Tree Lighting with Santa to follow at Wiswall Park

Come on out and see us in the 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 trucks, floats, animals, kids and Santa parading down the main street of the village.  Once again this year, the parade will spotlight the Toys for Tots campaign, in partnership with the Ballston Spa Community Emergency Corps, Saratoga County Sheriff Department and 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”.  Ballston Spa’s unique shops, museums, and popular restaurants will be open from 6-9 pm, filling the village with a merry atmosphere.  Ballston Spa High School singers and musicians and Union Fire Company band members perform carols on the street corners. After lighting the tree, Santa Claus heads to Ballston Spa National Bank  where he visits with kids of all ages.

Our Parade Crew had a Holiday Blast! What a fun night filled with so much magic for the kids!  We all enjoyed being apart of such a wonderful event and are grateful to be apart of our town's Holiday Celebration!

Best moment of the parade was meeting our Warrior, Jennaca, who came out to the parade to see us!  It was heartwarming to see Jennaca out and enjoying the festivities!

Thank you to all of those who brought treatment blankets to the parade to donate!  We collected a total of 67 blankets!

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