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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 fireworks and 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 winter
Photo Credit: Luke Dow Photography

Watch the Fireworks Over the Lake

Start the year off with a bang by watching the New Year's Eve fireworks over Lake George. Be sure to arrive before the fireworks begin at midnight!

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.

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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.

Celebrate the New Year on the Lake 

adirondac cruise ship on water

Frostbite Cruise

Begin the New Year off right with a spectacular cruise with Lake George Waterfront 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, drink tickets, food, and live music from Funk Evolution.

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 at Duffy's Tavern.

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