There will be so many great Christmas Tree lighting ceremonies taking place in the weeks ahead, and the lighting in Saratoga this year will be extra special.

The Christmas Spirit will be in full swing for the 36th Annual Saratoga Springs Victorian Streetwalk Weekend with events scheduled for Thursday, December 1st through Sunday, December 4th, according to a press release today from Saratoga Springs Downtown.

The event will take place on Broadway in Saratoga Thursday from 6 to 9 pm, Saturday and Sunday from 5 to 8 pm, and Sunday from Noon to 4 pm, featuring live music performances and so much more. You can see a full itinerary of events here.

But the main event of the weekend will be the Christmas Tree lighting on Thursday, December 1st. Broadway will be shut down from 6 to 9 pm for this festive event that will not only feature a special appearance by Santa and Mrs. Clause to light the tree, but also a special musical performance by the Captial Region's very own American Idol!

American Idol Madison Vandenburg To Perform At Saratoga Springs Tree Lighting

Madison Vandenburg, who finished 3rd on American Idol in 2019, will perform some holiday favorites at the tree lighting along with some of her own songs including "The Light Of Christmas."  Madison had an impressive run on Idol a few years ago and has still maintained a great presence performing for fans here in the Captial Region amidst all her success.

In addition to the lighting festivities, Saratoga Downton says "Businesses will offer open houses throughout the evening and live entertainment, including carolers, ballerinas, musicians, jugglers, and more." You can get more information here.

80-Foot Queensbury Xmas Tree On Way to Rockefeller Center NYC!

It's not every day that you see a 90-year-old tree getting the kind of royal treatment, complete with a police escort that this magnificent one is getting.
But this is no ordinary tree.
This 82-feet-tall Norway Spruce, grown in Queensbury, has been donated to Rockefeller Center in NYC and is making its way down there now. Once adorned and lit, this spectacular Spruce will become the most famous X-Mas in the world!

Albany's Top 10 Snowiest Winters Of All Time [RANKED]

Another Upstate New York winter is upon us. And while it is popular for forecasters to predict a cold and snowy winter ahead, how much snow would it actually take to make it an all-time winter when it comes to big a big snowfall total for the season? In the average winter, the National Weather Service (NWS_ says we get 59.2 inches of snow in Albany. We will have to crush that number this winter for the season ahead to make this NWS top 10 list of our snowiest Albany winters on record.

Look at The Dazzling Greenwich Holiday Lighted Tractor Parade Through the Years

Take a look at this amazing holiday tradition. This is the Greenwich Holiday Lighted Tractor Parade. It started in 2013 for locals to decorate their tractors and parade through town displaying the spirit of the holidays.


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