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The 2018 Lake Placid Holiday Village Stroll

Enjoy a festive holiday celebration in Lake Placid, NY when you experience the annual Lake Placid Holiday Village Stroll, taking place December 7th - 9th, 2018.

Fun will be had by all with music, shows, holiday activities, shopping promotions, and lively nightlife entertainment planned for the three-day weekend. See the events schedule for the Holiday Village Stroll below. Most events are free unless otherwise noted.

people meeting Santa

Holiday Village Stroll 2018 Events Schedule

Friday, December 7th

  • 5:00pm-7:00pm - Skating Party in the 1932 Arena (bring your skates, rentals are available). Special appearance by Santa!

Saturday, December 8th

  • 8:30am - Jingle Bell Run/Walk at the Village Beach
    • Registration starts at 7:00am at the Village Beach - Benefit for Adirondack Health "Fit For Life"*
    • Participants and spectators are encouraged to bring an unwrapped toy to donate to deserving local families
    • Sponsored by Lake Placid Marathon
  • 8:30am-10:30am - Breakfast with Santa at the Hotel North Woods*
  • 11:00am-11:30am - Holiday Story Time at the Mirror Lake Inn
  • 12:00pm-1:00pm - Santa arrives on a Fire Truck at Mid's Park
  • 12:00pm-5:00pm - Local Beer Tasting at Adirondack Steak & Seafood
  • 12:30pm-2:00pm - Children's Holiday Crafts at High Peaks Resort - Sponsored by the Lake Placid Center for the Arts
  • 2:00pm-3:00pm - Create Holiday Greeting Cards at the Lake Placid Public Library
  • 2:00pm-5:00pm - Maker's Market at the Alpine Mall
  • 2:30pm-4:00pm - Soup, Chili & Chowder Tasting/Competition on Main Street
  • 4:30pm - High Peaks Resort Yule Log Hunt
  • 5:00pm - Mid's Park Holiday Celebration: Tree Lighting & Special Performance by the Lake Placid School Chorus - Sponsored by Lake Placid Family Dental and Lake Placid Center for the Arts
  • 5:00pm-8:00pm - Double Axel performing live at Dancing Bears Restaurant
  • 5:30pm-7:30pm - Cookie Decorating and hot chocolate for kids, hot Glogg wine and snacks for adults on the second floor lobby of Hotel North Woods

Sunday, December 9th

  • 8:30am-10:30am - Breakfast with Santa at the Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa (advance reservations are required)*
  • 8:30am-10:30am - Breakfast with Santa at Dancing Bears Restaurant
  • 8:30am-4:00pm - Special Holiday Stroll offers at Whiteface Mountain:
    • Dress as Santa for the day for a free lift ticket
    • Bring a coat to donate and enjoy buy-one, get-one-free lift tickets for the day
  • 10:00am-1:00pm - Candy House making at Generations, with purchase of breakfast
  • 10:00am-3:00pm - Free Sleigh Rides around Mirror Lake - pick up and drop off at Mid's Park
  • 11:00am - Free matinee showing of "The Polar Express" at The Palace Theatre with free popcorn and special gift for the first 150 kids (doors open at 10:30am) - Sponsored by The Palace Theatre and the Lake Placid Christmas Company

Live bands will be playing at various restaurants throughout Lake Placid during the Holiday Village Stroll.

*Charges may apply; schedule subject to change.

If you're interested in staying in the region during the Lake Placid Holiday Village Stroll, there are more than a few lodging options available.

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