• Holiday Season

    Spend the holidays in the Lake George Region! Find out about family-friendly 2013 holiday events, holiday activities & attractions, holiday shopping (Christmas gifts), and holiday dining – thru the first of the 2014 year… including Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day. Scroll down to browse this Thanksgiving, Christmas & Holiday Guide. Happy Holidays!

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    Special Holiday Events

    Tis the season for Holiday Events! A few of the popular festivities have been featured below –  including tree lighting ceremonies, holiday open houses, music, visit with Santa, caroling, kids activities, and much more! For a more detailed list of holiday events, please visit the following pages:

    Events Calendar 

    Antique & Art Events

     

    • Lake George Polar Plunge

    Nov. 16, 2013
    Special Olympics of New York
    12PM plunge
    Shepard Park on Canada Street in Lake George Village
    (518) 388-0790 x190. polarplungeny.org

    • Antiques Market Place Holiday Open House

    Nov. 23-24, 2013
    – Shop for antique & vintage gifts: Christmas decorations, prints, jewelry, books, & much more!
    9AM-5:30PM (Sat. & Sun.)
    Antiques Market Place, Queensbury
    (518) 798-0010   Click here for more info.

    • South Glens Falls 2013 Holiday Parade

    Nov. 24, 2013
    Winter Wonderland Parade, floats, bands, and marchers.
    1PM
    Route 9 (Saratoga Avenue), South Glens Falls

    •  The Shirt Factory Holiday Open House

    Nov. 29 – Dec. 1 & Dec. 14-15, 2013
    – Find original art & handmade items by local artists & artisans.
    10AM-5PM
    The Shirt Factory in Glens Falls
    www.shirtfactorygf.com

    • Lite Up The Village in Lake George

    Nov. 30, 2013
    – Tree lighting ceremony, holiday music, visit with Santa, Fireworks & more!
    5PM
    Shepard Park & Fire House, Lake George Village
    (518) 668-5771

    • Thurman Country Christmas Bazaar

    Nov. 30, 2013
    – Enjoy seasonal shopping and find an array of local craftsmen’s handiwork; benefits Thurman’s Christmas Basket Fund.
    9AM-3PM
    Thurman Town Hall, 311 Athol Road in Athol
    (518) 623-9718. www.persisgranger.com/ChristmasBazaar11.htm

    • Glenwood Manor Antiques Center’s Christmas Open House

    Nov. 30 – Dec. 1, 2013
    –  A fun and fabulous antiques & vintage Holiday open house with sales, refreshments & door prizes. See the holiday decorated house!
    10AM-5PM
    Glenwood Manor Antiques Center, Corner of Quaker Rad. & Glenwood Ave. in Queensbury
    (518) 798-4747

    • Bolton Christmas Tree Lighting

    Dec. 1, 2013
    – Enjoy Holiday shopping & dining at local merchants & restaurants throughout the weekend, as well as great activities including hayrides, Santa, Christmas caroling, and lighting of Christmas tree.
    Rogers’ Memorial Park & Main Street in Bolton Landing
    (518) 644-3831.  www.boltonchamber.com

    • Downtown Glens Falls Hometown Holidays Celebration

    Dec. 6, 2013
    – Holiday music by strolling Christmas carolers, activities & tree lighting ceremony
    5:15-8:30PM
    Downtown Glens Falls
    www.facebook.com/downtownglensfalls  visit.cityofglensfalls.com

    • Holidays on the Hudson at Hadley

    Dec. 6, 2013
    – German dinner, caroling stroll, Story of Christmas, hot chocolate and more.
    4:30-7:15PM
    Hadley Community/ Senior Center/ Rockwell Street Park in Hadley
    www.townoflakeluzerne.com

    • Lake Luzerne Holiday Festival

    Dec. 6, 2013
    – Dedication to the “Lake Luzerne Mural 2013,” entertainment, lighting of the Children’s Tree, Santa, festivities & activities with the Warren County Sheriff and Glens Falls National Bank, artists exhibiting, and more.
    3-7PM
    Various locations/ Main Street in Lake Luzerne
    www.townoflakeluzerne.com   www.lakeluzernechamber.org

    • Town of Queensbury Tree Lighting & Children’s Holiday Party

    Dec. 6, 2013
    – Tree lighting, holiday party, kids activities (horse-drawn wagon rides, face-painting), games, refreshments & visit with Santa, Mrs. Clause & Frostbury the Snowman.
    6-8PM
    Queensbury Town Hall & Activity Center
    www.queensbury.net

    • North Country Festival of Trees

    Dec. 6-8, 2013
    – Winter wonderland with decorated trees, holiday shop with handmade items, breakfast with Santa, Sugar Plum Ball, & more!
    A Prospect Child and Family Center benefit at the Queensbury Hotel in Glens Falls
    www.prospectcenter.com/north-country-festival-of-trees/

    • Chestertown’s Christmas with Santa & Christmas Cantata

    Dec. 7-8, 2013
    – Saturday:  Visit with Santa, cookie decorating, holiday music, & gifts (10AM-12Noon) at Town of Chester Municipal Center
    – Saturday:  Christmas Cantata performance 7PM at St. Sacrament Episcopal Church in Bolton Landing
    – Sunday: Christmas Cantata performance 3PM at The Community United Methodist Church in Chestertown.
    www.northwarren.com

    • Christmas in Warrensburg

    Dec. 7-8, 2013
    – Tree lighting ceremony, music, kids activities, caroling, bazaars, and more
    Town of Warrensburg
    www.warrensburgchamber.com

    • Holiday Party & Auction Benefit for Women & Families in Need

    Dec. 12, 2013
    – Help women and children in the Lake George Region community by attending & donating to this annual holiday party & auction. Bid on great holiday gifts & spectacular gift certificates… all while helping those in need! Proceeds from auction & donations are used to help women & their families with food, fuel, clothes & other various expenses.
    Auction at Mario’s Restaurant in Lake George
    Lake George Region Women for W.I.N.

    •  The Shirt Factory December Open House

    Dec. 14-15, 2013
    – Find original art & handmade items by local artists & artisans.
    10AM-5PM
    The Shirt Factory in Glens Falls
    www.shirtfactorygf.com

    • New Year’s Eve Dinner Cruise

    Dec. 31, 2013
    – Take an evening dinner cruise on Lake George.
    Sails 6-8PM
    Lake George Steamboat Co. in Lake George Village
    www.lakegeorgesteamboat.com

    • New Year’s Eve Party & Fireworks Cruise

    Dec. 31, 2013
    – Take a night cruise on Lake George & enjoy a spectacular display of fireworks.
    Sails 10PM – 12:30AM
    Lake George Steamboat Co. in Lake George Village
    www.lakegeorgesteamboat.com

    • New Year’s Day Champagne Brunch Cruise

    Jan. 1, 2014
    – Take a cruise on Lake George & enjoy a spectacular brunch.
    Sails 12Noon- 2:15PM
    Lake George Steamboat Co. in Lake George Village
    www.lakegeorgesteamboat.com

    • New Year’s Day Frostbite Cruise

    Jan. 1, 2014
    – Take a cruise on Lake George & enjoy an assorted menu and  live entertainment.
    Sails at Noon and 2:30PM
    Shoreline Cruises in Lake George Village
    www.lakegeorgeshoreline.com

    Looking for more events? Check out the Events Calendar & Antique & Art Events pages for a more detailed list.


     

    Holiday Activities & Attractions

    You will fully enjoy the Holidays & Winter season in the Adirondack Region when partaking in these fun-filled activities & attractions. Find a variety of things to do – from caroling, sleigh riding, meeting Santa, shopping, & holiday musical performances  – to hockey games, New Year’s boat cruises, fishing & horseback riding. Please note that some activities & attractions are available all year round, and others only at certain times thru New Year’s.

     

    Partake in these activities with the whole family…

    Antiquing – great for holiday gifts!

    • Boat Cruising – see above under events for New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day

    Caroling, Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremonies

    Dining – also see Holiday Dining below

    Exhibiting

    Fishing & Ice Fishing

    Holiday Performances, Concerts & Shows

    Holiday Festivals & Ceremonies

    Horseback Riding & Winter Horseback Riding

    Meeting Santa & his friends

    Museums

    Roller Skating

    Shopping – also see Holiday Shopping below

    Skiing

    Snowmobiling

    Snowshoeing

    Train Riding (The Polar Express!)

    Tube Sliding

    Winter Sleigh Rides

     

    Visit the following attractions for great holiday & winter fun…

    Adventure Racing

    Bennett’s Riding Stable

    Circle B Ranch

    Chapman Museum

    Fun Spot

    Lake George Steamboat

    Natural Stone Bridge & Caves

    RockSport Indoor Climbing Facility

    Santa’s Workshop/ North Pole

    Saratoga North Creek Railway

    Shoreline Cruises

    Tubby Tubes Slide Park

     


     

    Holiday Shopping

    If you are looking to do some holiday shopping this season, you will be pleasantly surprised as to the variety of unique items the Lake George & Adirondack Regions have to offer. Find the perfect Christmas gifts from local businesses, as well as from holiday bazaars, special seasonal holiday shops, and craft shows selling fine handmade items made by local artists & regional artisans.

     

    • Holiday Shops, Craft Shows, Bazaars – For unique holiday shopping, don’t forget about the special hidden holiday treasures! Regional craft shows, church bazaars, art centers’ holiday open houses & other festive holiday events can yield the most perfect gift. Here, you will find a variety of hand-made & unique items. You can find more information on these holiday shops, craft shows, & bazaars on the Antique & Art Events page. For a complete list of holiday open houses in area towns & villages that are welcoming Christmas shoppers, please visit the Calendar Events page.

    • Shopping Guide – To find the perfect gift, search the Lake George Guide’s Shopping Guide. Here, you can search out local shops & stores by clicking on your preferred shopping categories. See below for a list of stores.

    Lake George Region Shops & Online Stores – these local businesses are open during the holiday & winter season:

     

    Hand Painted Christmas Ornaments

    Local artist, Cyndie Wade, creates the most perfectly unique & one-of-a-kind Christmas gifts… custom hand painted Christmas ornaments! Have a picture of your house, pet, favorite vacation spot, baby’s 1st Christmas, Lake George landmark, snow family with your personal message, etc…. delicately hand painted on a ornament ball. Specialty custom hand-painted glasses also available… great for wedding favors!  Click here for more information or visit official website at www.cyndiewade.com

     


     

    Holiday Dining

    Eat, drink and be Merry! Looking to dine together with friends & family during the holiday season, searching for a great establishment to have a holiday party, or trying to find a quick bite eatery while holiday shopping? Enjoy these Lake George Region restaurants & dining options open during the holidays & all year round! Don’t forget… dining gift certificates make great holiday gifts!

     

    Bistro LeRoux

    Blue Moose Tavern & Restaurant

    Ciro’s Restaurant

    The Docksider Restaurant & Bar

    Fort William Henry

    Frank’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria

    Georgian Resort’s Giovanna’s on the Lake

    Inn at Erlowest

    Log Jam Restaurant

    Mama Riso’s

    Mangia’s

    Mario’s Restaurant

    Massie’s Restaurant

    New Way Lunch

    Pizza Jerks

    The Silo

    … also check out the Winter Farmers’ Markets open November thru Spring.


    For more area holiday information on activities, shopping & dining, please visit these Official Regional Information Sources  and our Winter Season page.

    Winter Season page

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