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There's a lot to think about during the holiday season: making plans with the family, picking out holiday gifts, and finding time to have fun. Take some time to relax this weekend and plan on attending one of these fantastic holiday and seasonal events going on in the Adirondacks!

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During this season, there is no shortage of holiday celebrations throughout the Adirondacks, such as the Ticonderoga Area North Country Christmas. One of the can't-miss events of North Country Christmas is the 4th of July in December Chicken BBQ on December 1, which benefits Ticonderoga's annual Best 4th in the North Celebration!

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Thanksgiving is next Thursday, and the holiday season is already kicking off in the Adirondacks. Get ready to enjoy some of the region's festive entertainment, holiday sales, and more great events this weekend: November 18-20!

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Although the upcoming holiday season might be on your mind, don't forget to honor our military veterans during this year's Veterans Day weekend. Here in the Adirondacks, you'll find a few events being held in honor of our veterans, as well as some fun regional activities and entertainment, happening throughout the weekend!

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Don't miss the Canadian Pacific (CP) Holiday Train this Thanksgiving weekend! Now in its 18th year, the LED-lit Holiday Train will hit the rails once again and travel through the Adirondacks. At each stop, the train will collect local donations and feature a box car stage and live music!

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Photo Credit: Carl Heilman II
Five of our very own Adirondack resorts made Conde Nast Traveler's 2016 Readers Choice Awards for Top Resorts in New York State and the Mid-Atlantic! Check out who made the cut.

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Library at Mirror Lake Inn 
The holiday season is on its way in the Adirondacks, but until then, there are still plenty of fun things to do in and around the area. From a ski swap sale to a fun ornament-making class, don't miss all the entertainment happening this weekend in the Adirondacks!

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Editor's Note: 10/28/16: This roundup has been updated to also feature the Nightmare on Main Street event in North Creek. 

Halloween is fast approaching, so hopefully you've already picked out your costume for this year! If you're looking for ways to celebrate this spooky holiday in the Adirondacks, there are plenty of parades and entertainment for kids, teens, and adults happening from Friday, October 28 through Monday, October 31 (Halloween).

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Photo Credit: Bridgette DeSantis
The Village of Lake Placid is renowned for its Olympic facilities, particularly its historic ice rinks. Next year, U.S. Figure Skating will bring Skate America to Lake Placid's 1980 Herb Brooks Arena for three days of world-class competition!

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Photo courtesy of www.lakeplacid.com
Poke-O-Moonshine Mountain is renowned for its historic fire observation tower at the summit, but in recent years, the peak's Ranger Trail has been in need of repairs and upgrades. As part of a multi-year project, the New York State DEC and Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH) - Friends of Poke-O-Moonshine Mountain have been working to improve the Ranger Trail and will continue their efforts in 2017/18.

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Photo Credit: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC)