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Enjoy Lake George New Year's Events & Activities

New Year's Eve is a time to celebrate, and in Lake George, there are plenty of ways you can do that. Bring the family for a grand fireworks display at midnight, 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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Stay tuned for details on 2018 events and activities in Lake George. In the meantime, you can view last year's info below for an idea of what to expect.

Cruise 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.

New Year's Eve Dinner Cruise

If you want to eat out with the family on New Year's Eve, then the Lake George Steamboat Company's Dinner Cruise is the one for you. Not only is it a great way to celebrate the New Year without having to stay up all night, but each ticket includes access to an all you can eat dinner buffet. The cruise will sail from 5:30pm-7:30pm.

New Year's Eve Party Cruise

End 2017 with a party on board the Lake George Steamboat Company's Lac du Saint Sacrement. Their New Year's Eve Party Cruise will sail from 10:00pm-12:30am, and the highlight will be a grand fireworks display at midnight. A full buffet, live music, and a champagne countdown are all included with each ticket.

New Year's Day Brunch Cruise

On January 1, go for a New Year's Day Brunch Cruise with the Lake George Steamboat Company. From 12:00pm-2:15pm, passengers will be able to enjoy an amazing selection of brunch items, dance to live music, and have fun seeing the beauty of Lake George this time of year.

2018 Frostbite Cruise

Start 2018 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, live entertainment, and free admission to King Neptune's New Year's Day party.

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 2017 at a party, and then kick off 2018 with another one.

New Year's Eve Party At King Neptune's

One of the world's best party bands - Shorty Long & The Jersey Horns - will be performing live at King Neptune's Pub on New Year's Eve. The music will start at 9:00pm, and admission is free.

New Year's Eve Party With The Radio Junkies

Grab your friends and swing over to the Lake George Beach Club for a fun-filled New Year's Eve party featuring live music by The Radio Junkies. In addition, party-goers will enjoy light appetizer stations, party favors, a midnight toast, and an ice bar/ice luge.

Frostbite Party

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.

New Year's Day Party at Lake George Beach Club

Join the Lake George Beach Club on New Year's Day for live music by PJ Ferguson and The Radio Junkies! There will also be an ice bar and an ice luge to enjoy.

Find even more New Year's events from around the region »

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 And 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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