Mamatoga Daily: Tuesday, Nov. 29th

Today on Mamatoga we had our cooking contributor Kim give us some recipes and tips for what to do with all of those delicious leftovers. And don't forget we also had our Thanksgiving Shepherds Pie recipe on over the weekend as well so you have lots of fun options to try out! We also had the staff from Dr. Nicole Byrne's office give us an idea of what to expect on the potentially scary first dentist appointment for your little one. I personally love this dentists office, Dr. Nikki and her staff make it an enjoyable experience to go to the dentist with the kids, so check it out and find out for yourself! Here are the events going on around town for tomorrow, have a great night!

  • Saratoga LibraryToddler Story Time for ages 24-42 months from 9:30-9:50am.  Preschool Story/Music Program for ages 42 months to 5 years from 2-2:30pm.  Tail-Waggin’ Tutor from 5-6pm.
  • Children’s Museum – Tuesday for Tots from 10-12pm and 1-3pm.  Join them for play dough, crafts, games and friends!
  • Saratoga Spa State Park - NY Symbols from 3-4:30pm.  Test your knowledge on the symbols of NY and find out what makes our state so unique!  Appropriate for anyone 6 years and older.$3 per person or $5 for family.  Call 584-2000 ext. 221 to register.

Don't forget the Holiday Events going on this week! keep in mind that there are some fantastic holiday events going on this week, the Saratoga Tree Lighting Ceremony is happening on Wednesday, November 30th at 7:00pm in front of Putnam Wine, 435 Broadway in Saratoga. Admission is free and your little ones can visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus who will be arriving by horse drawn carriage. There will be free hot chocolate and cookies as well! Also starting on Wednesday is the Saratoga Festival of Trees, and you can find out more about that here.

On Thursday, December 1st, from 6-10pm is the 2011 Saratoga Springs Victorian Streetwalk. This is one of my favorite local activities, when downtown Saratoga closes to traffic and is transformed into a Victorian winter wonderland. Musicians, singers, magicians, and other performances walk through the crowds entertaining the whole family and Santa welcomes visits from children at his very special cottage. Kids can get up close and personal with his real-life team of reindeer right down the street! Free hot beverages and treats will be served at numerous locations around downtown. Carolers stroll the sidewalks dressed in elegant period costumes and over 50 venues will have entertainment and everything is free and open to the public!

Then, on Friday, there is Wilton’s Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place at Gavin Park on Friday, December 2nd from 6:15 to 8:45pm. Bring the family and come start the holiday season off right with Frosty, Rudolph, and of course Santa himself! The Saratoga Soundtrack Chorus will warm us up with sounds of the season at 6:15 p.m. There will be gifts from Santa as well as refreshments and holiday movies for all to enjoy. You can get more info on these and ALL of the local Holiday Events right here, and we’ll be updating it all the time to bring you the latest info on how to enjoy all the holiday fun Saratoga has to offer!

Also, there is a great event running this Saturday at Experience Event Design at The Studio at 526 Maple Ave in Saratoga, Crafternoons! For $30 your child can create two age appropriate crafts, one to give as a gift this holiday season and one to show off right away! This weekend the slots available are from 12-2pm or 2-4pm, and what’s great is that you can drop the kids off and have a couple child free hours to do some Christmas shopping or whatever you like! 8 kids are needed for the block, so let them know ASAP if you’re interested because I’d LOVE Finn and Lev to do one this Saturday. I love having them give relatives handmade gifts and this sounds like the perfect way to do that!