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Top Annual Holiday Events in the Adirondacks

Before the holiday season gets too busy with shopping and entertaining, plan to attend a few annual activities and events with family and friends. You can find annual holiday events throughout the Adirondacks, including craft shows, Christmas celebrations, and more. Enjoy the season with those in your community and those you love the most.

Adirondack Christmas on Main Street

rustic Christmas decorations

November 27 - 29, 2020

Celebrate the season at Adirondack Christmas on Main Street! Join Inlet and Old Forge for holiday fun, entertainment, and activities. Area businesses and groups come together to create the ultimate family experience. You can expect Santa, Mrs. Claus, their reindeer, horse-drawn carriage rides, caroling, tree lightings, a parade, and caroling.

North Country Christmas

Santa sitting with kids and mom

November 28 - December 6

Ticonderoga celebrates the season with multiple holiday events at North Country Christmas. The full schedule of events typically includes a winter barbecue, tree lightings, holiday hay rides, a family holiday book reading, ornament making, a Parade of Lights, a movie night, and more, including Santa!

Canadian Pacific Holiday Train

Christmas train

2020 Date to be Announced (Gone Virtual)

The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train is offering a virtual benefit concert this year, the date and details of which are still to be announced. The program will draw attention to food security issues and donations will benefit food banks. Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.

Sparkle Village Arts & Crafts Fair

village Christmas decoration displayPhoto credit: Alan Nudi

2020 has gone virtual at

Browse exquisite handmade gifts and more at the Sparkle Village Arts & Crafts Fair in Saranac Lake. This is a massive event with over 1,500 people in attendance. Discover the perfect one-of-a-kind gift for everyone on your list as you look through original paintings and photographs from regional artists and tons of other authentic creations.

Lake Placid Holiday Village Stroll

street with people during stroll eventPhoto from prior year

December 11 - 13, 2020

Enjoy activities, holiday entertainment, and more at the Lake Placid Holiday Stroll. The schedule of events includes an ugly sweater party, live music performances, Jingle Bell Run/Walk, beer tasting, breakfast with Santa, holiday stroll, and much more. Spend the entire weekend in picturesque Lake Placid and get your holiday spirit on!

Yuletide Weekends in North Pole, NY

Santa walking with crowd in snow

Note: Santa's Workshop will not open in 2020 due to COVID-19.

Enjoy Yuletide Weekends at Santa's Workshop! You could also bring the kids for a fun day trip. The Yuletide Weekends, appropriate for kids ages 2 to 10, include a once-in-a-lifetime magical experience with Santa. They visit with St. Nick and Mrs. Claus, create their own ornaments, enjoy entertainment like stories and caroling, and more.

First Night Saranac Lake

orange fireworks

Note: This event has been cancelled for 2020. Performers who were scheduled to perform have been invited to return on December 31, 2021.

Ring in the First Night of the New Year with events for the whole family in Saranac Lake! There's an amazing fireworks show and a variety of events and entertainment throughout the community for all ages.

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