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Top Annual Holiday Events in the Adirondacks

Before the 2019 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 29 - December 1, 2019

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 30 - December 8, 2019

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

November 26 - 27, 2019

Don't miss the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train as it travels through the Capital Region and the Adirondacks this season. This festive train ride provides plenty of music and holiday cheer, and guests are encouraged to provide donations for food banks in return.

Sparkle Village Arts & Crafts Fair

village Christmas decoration displayPhoto credit: Alan Nudi

December 6-7, 2019

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 event

December 13 - 15, 2019

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

November 15 - December 22 (select dates)

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

December 31, 2019

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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