It's beginning to look a lot like ... the holidays!
At 5:30 p.m., Saratoga Mayor Chuck Page and the Mustang Chorale from Marshall Lane Elementary School will officially kick off the event in Blaney Plaza with holiday songs and the ceremonial tree lighting.
Page will showcase the city’s new LED street lights that use 50 percent less energy than light the streets of downtown Saratoga.
“The annual tree lighting and wine stroll is a wonderful Saratoga tradition that brings our community together to celebrate the holidays,” said Page. “This event is a great way to get into the holiday spirit, meet neighbors, taste local wines, and find unique holiday gifts.”
In addition to the tree lighting ceremony, the chamber will host the wine stroll, food trucks, and holiday craft faire in Saratoga Village starting at 5 p.m.
The wine stroll will feature 20 local wineries. Some of the wineries participating include Cinnabar Winery, Cooper-Garrod Estate Vineyards, House Family Winery, The Mountain Winery, Charles Usher Winery, Ruthe Roberts Vintners Collective, Burrell School Vineyards and Winery, Guglielmo Winery, Coterie Cellars, Mica Cellars, Roudon-Smith, Martella and Michaud Wineries and Big Basin Vineyards. Tickets are $40 in advance and $45 the day of the event.
The festivities also include a variety of free holiday perks, including horse-drawn carriage rides, photos with Santa, crafts for children, Christmas karaoke, a petting zoo, and more.
Stores in the Village will also be holding extended hours so the public can explore the eclectic shops and take care of holiday shopping.
The Saratoga History Museum, 20450 Saratoga-Los Gatos Rd., will also be open and showing a special free “Santa’s Workshop—Remembering Favorite Toys” exhibit.
The Museum will have a special holiday gift shop selection, accepting unwrapped toys to be donated to Sacred Heart Community Services for children in need, and hosting light refreshments and live music.
The Saratoga Book-Go-Round, 14410 Oak St., will also be holding a special holiday book sale 6-9 p.m.
Details: City of Saratoga, 408-868-1269, or email@example.com, or Saratoga Chamber of Commerce, 408-867-0753.