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Enjoy New Year's Festivities in Lake George

New Year's Eve is a time to celebrate, and in Lake George, there are plenty of ways you can do that. Check out New Year's cruises, stop by for a bite to eat, or put on your dancing shoes and get ready to party through the night. No matter how you want to spend your New Year's Eve/Day, Lake George is the place to be.

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Welcome 2019 on the Lake

Spend New Year's Eve and New Year's Day in Lake George with a special cruise on the lake. Both the Lake George Steamboat Company and Lake George Shoreline Cruises offer cruises during this festive holiday, giving you a variety of options to choose from.

*Note: There is no fireworks cruise for 2019.

2019 Frostbite Cruise

Start 2019 off right with a spectacular cruise with Lake George Shoreline Cruises. The company's annual Frostbite Cruise will take place on New Year's Day, and passengers can choose between a 12:00pm or a 2:30pm departure time. Each ticket includes a 1.5-hour cruise, heavy hors d'oeuvres drink tickets, and live entertainment.

Please Note: If the ships are iced in, the parties typically take place on the dock. Make your reservations now before the cruises sell out.

Get Ready to Party in Lake George

Some of the region's biggest and best New Year's parties happen right in Lake George. You can celebrate the end of 2018 at a party, and then kick off 2019 with another one.

New Year's Eve Party at King Neptune's

Weird Science - a high energy 80s rock band - will be performing live at King Neptune's Pub on New Year's Eve. The music will start at 9:00pm, and there's no cover charge.

Frostbite Party at King Neptune's

On New Year's Day, join King Neptune's Pub for their exciting Frostbite Party. The celebration will begin at 1pm and feature live performances by The Jonathan Newell Band and Shorty Long & The Jersey Horns.

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Brave the New Year's Day Polar Plunge

One of Lake George Village's New Year's Day traditions is the Polar Plunge. Each year, hundreds of polar plungers visit Lake George and charge into the frigid lake, and many spectators gather around to cheer them on.

If you're willing to take the plunge, then be sure to register! However, if the event is not for you, you can still watch the Polar Plunge take place and then celebrate the New Year at the post-plunge party.

Eat Out & Celebrate

Celebrate the end of the year with family and friends by dining out together. There are a wide range of restaurants and bars that are open year round in Lake George, and while some usually host New Year's Eve parties, others feature a more relaxing atmosphere.

Make It an Overnight Celebration

Rather than stay at home, plan a getaway to Lake George this year and enjoy all of the area's local festivities. Plus, there are numerous lodging options in or right outside Lake George that are open all winter long (which includes New Year's Eve). From resort hotels to cozy cabins, find the lodging place that works best for you.

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