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Enjoy New Year's Festivities in Lake George

Editor's Note (12/30/2020 8AM): Please note that most traditional New Year's events in Lake George have been canceled for 2020-2021, and the 2021 Frostbite Cruise is fully booked. However, you can still celebrate the new year with food & drinks from local restaurants or an overnight stay.

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.

fireworks cruise at night in winterPlease note that the New Year's Eve fireworks cruise has been canceled for 2020-2021. Photo Credit: Luke Dow Photography

Eat Out & Celebrate

Celebrate the end of the year with family and friends by dining out. 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. You can also order takeout from these restaurants and enjoy a delicious meal at home on New Year's.

In addition, these local restaurants are offering New Year's Eve dining specials. Seating is limited, so make your reservation today!

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 activities. 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.

Check out fun winter activities in Lake George »

Celebrate the New Year on the Lake (Note: Fully Booked for 2021)

2021 Frostbite Cruise

Start 2021 off right with a spectacular cruise on 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.

Brave the New Year's Day Polar Plunge (Note: Canceled for 2021)

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.

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