Although Thanksgiving weekend is one of the busiest times of the year, it’s also one of the best. After you’ve filled up on turkey and stuffing, there are plenty of ways you and your family can start enjoying the holiday season festivities. From celebrations in Lake George Village to shopping and specials in local communities, here are the top things to do this weekend in the Lake George Region!
Celebrate the Holiday Season
Lite Up The Village In Lake George – Saturday, November 25
Each year, Lake George starts off the holiday season with a community-wide celebration called Lite Up The Village. During this event, the village is decorated with thousands of holiday lights, and visitors can enjoy activities, entertainment, and more free events!
25th Annual Holiday Parade in Salem – Saturday, November 25
Looking to explore the Lake George Region this Saturday? Take a drive over to Salem for their 25th Annual Holiday Parade. This year’s theme is “A Very Sparkly Christmas,” and the parade will begin at 1:00pm on Vail Street. There will also be a variety of other holiday events and specials to check out throughout the day.
8th Annual Ticonderoga North Country Christmas – Friday, November 24 – Sunday, December 3
This Friday, Ticonderoga will kick off its annual North Country Christmas celebration! This week-long holiday event will include tons of activities and things to do for families throughout the community, such as wagon rides, a parade of lights, a chicken BBQ, holiday music, a tree lighting, and more.
Holiday Stroll & Tree Lighting in Lake Luzerne – Sunday, November 26
Take a short drive from Lake George to Lake Luzerne and enjoy a town tree lighting and holiday stroll on Sunday from 4:00pm-6:00pm. After the tree lighting, you can head over to the Harmon House for cookies, hot cocoa, and goodie bags for the kids. Raffles prizes will be available.
Prepare For Two Holiday Trains
Canadian Pacific Holiday Train – Sunday, November 26 & Monday, November 27
Get ready for the arrival of the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train in the Lake George Region this weekend. The lighted train will first stop in the Saratoga Springs area on Sunday, and then it will visit Fort Edward, Ticonderoga, and other Adirondack communities on Monday. Bring a donation to the train and enjoy live entertainment. It’s a great way to get in the holiday spirit!
The Train To Christmas Town – Friday, November 24 – Sunday, November 26
The Train To Christmas Town is Saratoga & North Creek Railway’s newest holiday train ride for parents and their kids. The train ride experience is based on the classic children’s Christmas story “The Train To Christmas Town,” and it features an engaging cast of characters and holiday entertainment. Each trip begins and ends at the Stony Creek Resort in nearby Stony Creek.
Enjoy Holiday Shopping & Specials
16th Annual Holiday Open House at The Shirt Factory – Friday, November 24 – Sunday, November 26
Join the Shirt Factory in Glens Falls for their 16th Annual Holiday Open House. This unique shopping event is a great time to find handmade gifts and support local artists and artisans. Many of the buildings’s studios will be open to the public and feature gifts, treats, and more.
Friends and Family Weekend at Adirondack Winery – Friday, November 24 – Sunday, November 26
Beat the crowds and get some early holiday shopping done at Adirondack Winery in Lake George Village. This weekend, visitors will receive 10% off wines and accessories. While you’re there, you can also enjoy a free mulled wine sample.
Huge Fall Barn Sale at the Little Theater on the Farm – Friday, November 24 – Sunday, November 26
Discover hidden treasures and more at Little Theater on the Farm’s Huge Fall Barn Sale this weekend. All proceeds will benefit the non-profit theater, and the sale will be open from 8:00am-4:00pm on all three days.
Small Business Saturday: Ticonderoga – Saturday, November 25
In celebration of Small Business Saturday, many Ticonderoga area businesses and restaurants will be offering a wide range of specials and deals throughout the day. Check out the list, and then take a walk around the community.
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