Saratoga After Dark: Saratoga Hosts 31st Annual Victorian Streetwalk
Evening began with a tree lighting attended by Santa and Mrs. Claus, who arrived by horse-drawn carriage.
Victorian strollers warm up at the Saratoga Festival of Trees, on display at the City Center through Dec. 3. (Lawrence White)
Holiday spirit was out in full force at the 31st annual Victorian Streetwalk, held on Broadway in downtown Saratoga Springs on Nov. 30.
The evening began with a tree lighting by Mayor Joanne Yepsen that was attended by Santa and Mrs. Claus, who arrived by horse-drawn carriage.
After, the night dissolved into a street party, with food and entertainment every few steps. Ballerinas stood poised in storefront windows and blue balloons advertising the Home Made Theater’s A Christmas Carol floated up to the sky. Sax-O-Claus roamed the streets, jazzing up classic Christmas tunes.
Other entertainers on the night’s docket included Saratoga Abundant Life Church, performing outside the City Center; The Ginley Girls (see Saratoga Living‘s Track story), performing with the Spurs USA; and the Victorian Stilt Walking Juggler.
The Saratoga Festival of Trees in the City Center was also open for Streetwalk attendees to get a break from the cold. More than 250 trees and other holiday items were on display.
The Festival of Trees will remain open until Dec. 3.