Ballston Spa Plans Virtual; Distanced Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting

But Santa Wants Everyone to Be Extra, Extra Good!

BALLSTON SPA –  The Ballston Spa Business and Professional Association is making every effort to keep the holiday spirit alive even if COVID-19 restrictions to large gatherings require a different approach to the celebrations.  On Friday, December 4 at 6-6:30 pm, Santa will light the village Christmas tree from the bucket of a fire truck in Wiswall Park. The tree lighting will be live-streamed on the BSBPA Facebook Page.

For those who may choose to come to the park, New York State COVID-19 social distancing and mask requirements will be followed. Following the tree lighting, residents should be sure to peek out their front windows or stand at the end of their driveways as Santa will parade through neighborhoods in the village, along with the Ballston Spa Police and Fire Departments and Community Emergency Corps’ ambulance collecting Toys for Tots. The approximate route and times will be posted closer to the parade date on the BSBPA Facebook Page

The BSBPA sponsors a downtown holiday window decorating contest, which inspires some beautiful displays in shop windows along the main streets. Additionally, the village-sponsored annual holiday community art project “5,278 Points of Light”, under the direction of local artist Mark Blech, will feature hand-painted banners displayed on lampposts throughout the village and an ornament decorating competition.

So never fear, Santa IS coming to town, there will be a tree lighting and whimsical community-made decorations. Village shop windows will be decorated, and good cheer will abound.

The Ballston Spa Business and Professional Association, founded in 1983, is a non-profit community organization committed to making the Village of Ballston Spa a great place to live and work, and to bringing quality arts and entertainment events for all ages to the community. For more information, visit

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