Nearly 900 wristbands have been sold for the first-ever Lake George Area Winterfest, happening each weekend in February. What can we look forward to next? Check out a new place to enjoy ice skating, discover where ice sculptures are now on display, and find out what the latest big announcement is!
First February Weekend Brings Frosty Fun for Everyone
Over February 4 to 7 Winterfest-goers enjoyed everything from horse-drawn carriage rides to hot chocolate stations to hotel and restaurant discounts to various activities. The fun continues every weekend (that’s Thursday through Sunday) in February and wristbands are on sale at LakeGeorgeWinterfest.com for $30 each.
The wristband includes horse-drawn carriage rides around the Village, access to hot cocoa stations, 15% off your hotel stay, and 10% off participating restaurants, many of which offer takeout and delivery. And, kids wristbands are available at half the price.
What to Check Out This Weekend: A Public Ice Skating Rink, Ice Sculptures & Fireworks
Now open is the brand-new, public ice skating rink adjacent to Shepard Park Beach. You do not need to purchase a wristband to enjoy the rink, although rentals are not available so make sure to bring your own.
And guess what? Winterfest organizer Christian Dutcher has announced that fireworks have been approved for the remaining Saturdays in February. The show will begin at 7pm, last 8 to 10 minutes, and will launch from Fort William Henry; the intention is to have the fireworks appear more overhead than usual, allowing more people to see it from a distance, thus discouraging crowds from forming.
To provide additional viewing areas, Beach Road will be closed between Canada Street and Westbrook from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. Authorities will be on hand for crowd control and social distance enforcing.
You may or may not have heard, but the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival has had to cancel their closing fireworks because of lack of crowd control. Let’s all follow the rules and stay safe so we can enjoy the show!
Get Connected With Winterfest on Social Media & Maybe Win a Prize
As you’re out and about participants are encouraged to share photos of Winterfest on Facebook and Instagram using the hashtag #lakegeorgewinterfest. If you do, you’ll be automatically entered to win a restaurant gift certificate, to be drawn on March 1st. Make sure to share your Hyde ice sculpture photos too, along with the hashtag #Hydewinterofhope.
*Note: In sharing with the hashtag #lakegeorgewinterfest you authorize Winterfest to share your post with credit.
A Collaborative Effort in Lake George
Winterfest is funded by Warren County, and supported by the Warren County Board of Supervisors, the Town and Village of Lake George, the Lake George Regional Chamber of Commerce, and major hoteliers and restauranteurs. All proceeds of wristband sales go towards Warren County’s promotional programs.