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Illuminate Your Holidays at Lite Up the Village in Lake George

Stay tuned for the 2024 date!

What better place is there to kick off the holiday season than the shores of beautiful Lake George? Each year, the Village comes together to present one of the magical and dazzling events of the holidays - Lite Up the Village!

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It’s Time to “Lite Up” Your Night With Holiday Cheer

Every year, the Village of Lake George is lit by thousands of lights to celebrate the holiday season. This year, with the introduction of Winter Realms, Lite Up the Village is expanding to two days!

See the 2023 schedule below for an idea of what to expect, and stay tuned for the 2024 details!

Friday, November 24

Winter Realms opens in Charles R. Wood Park at 4pm. A Lake George Community Band Holiday Concert follows at 7pm at the Caldwell Presbyterian Church.

Special rates will be available to Warren County residents from November 24 to November 26 for Winter Realms, which will include an ice skating rink surrounded by illuminated ice sculptures, trees, and a variety of interactive activities that includes a new, enlarged light show, and an ice bar.

Saturday, November 25

The festivities continue in Shephard Park for the traditional Lite Up the Village! Highlights include:

  • 3pm to 6pm: Live Music & Singalong with the Newell Family, Matt Donnelly, and Susie Q
  • 5:30pm: Crazy & Ugly Sweater Contest with adult and child divisions at the Shepard Park Stage, top prize $250, kids prize $100 in gift cards
  • 6pm: Countdown to the lighting of thousands of LED lights throughout Shepard Park followed by fireworks over the lake at approximately 6:05pm
  • 6:15pm: Parade of Holiday Lights - The Lake George Volunteer Fire Department's Lighted Fire Truck Parade will travel down Canada Street past Shepard Park
  • After Parade: Santa Claus will arrive at the Lake George Firehouse at 179 Ottawa Street. An awards ceremony for the parade will be held at the American Legion at 3932 NY-9L.

There will also be carriage rides, bounce houses, and hot chocolate all day in Shepard Park, and downtown.

This is a free event. Follow the Village of Lake George on Facebook to stay up to date with any schedule changes.

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