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The 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 13 - 15, 2019.

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.

Santa and crowd in village

Holiday Village Stroll 2019 Events Schedule

Friday, December 13, 2019

  • 5pm to 6:30pm: Skating Party in the 1932 Arena. Bring your stakes, rentals are available. Special apperance by Santa!
  • 6pm to 9pm: Ugly Sweater Party at The Cottage. Grab your ugliest sweater to win a prize! Offering samples of Bulleit Bourbon cocktails and craft winter ales.
  • 7pm to 10pm: Kyle Widrig performs live at The Cottage.
  • 7:30pm to 10:30pm: Tim Wechgelaer and Chris Carey perform live at Taste Bistro.
  • 9pm to 12pm: Yellow Dog performs live at Delta Blue.

Saturday, December 14, 2019

  • 8:30am: Jingle Bell Run/Walk at the Village Beach
    • Register online in advance.
    • On-site registration starts at 7am at the Village Beach. Benefit for Adirondack Health "Fit for Life."*
    • $100 cash prize for the best holiday-themed costume.
    • Guests are encouraged to bring an unwrapped toy to donate to deserving local families.
  • 8:30am to 10:30am: Breakfast With Santa at the Hotel North Woods.*
  • 10am to 11:30am: Holiday Story Time at St. Eustace Church.
  • 11:30am to 3pm: Wreath Decorating & Cookie Sale at St. Eustace Church
  • 12pm to 1pm: Santa arrives on a firetruck at Mid's Park.
  • 12pm to 5pm: Local beer tasting at Great Adirondack Brewing Company.
  • 12:30pm to 2pm: Children's Holiday Crafts at High Peaks Resort, provided by the Lake Placid Center for the Arts.
  • 2pm to 3pm: Create holiday greeting cards at the Lake Placid Public Library.
  • 2pm to 5pm: Maker's Market at the Alpine Mall featuring local artisan food and drink.
  • 2:30pm to 4pm: Soup, Chili & Chowder Tasting/Competition on Main Street.
  • 4:30pm: High Peaks Resort Yule Log Hunt - a community tradition.
    • Meet on the lawn of The Lake House. Light the log at Mid's Park immediately following the hunt.
  • 5pm: Mid's Park Holiday Celebration: Tree Lighting & Special Performance by Lake Placid School Chorus, sponsored by Lake Placid Family Dental.
  • 5pm to 8pm: Double Axel performs live at Dancing Bears.
  • 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.
  • 7:30pm to 10:30pm: tim Wechgelaer and Chris Carey perform live at Taste Bistro.
  • 8pm to 10pm: Donna and The Buffalo perform live at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts.
  • 9pm to 12pm: Yellow Dog performs live at Delta Blue.

Sunday, December 15, 2019

  • 8am to 11am: Candy House making at Generations with the purchase of breakfast.
  • 8:30am to 10:30am: Breakfast with Santa at Mirror Lake Inn.
  • 8:30am to 10:30am: Breakfast With Santa at Dancing Bears restaurant.
  • 8:30am to 4pm: 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.
  • 11am to 3pm: free horse drawn sleigh rides on Main Street, courtesy of Paul Smith's College. Pick up/drop off at Mid's Park.
  • 10am to 1pm: Candy house making at Generations, with purchase of breakfast.
  • 11am: Free matinee showing of The Polar Express at The Palace Theater with free popcorn and a special gift for the first 300 kids. The doors open at 10:30am.
  • 3pm: Holiday Concert hosted by High Peaks Ringers at the Adirondack Community Church.
  • 6pm: Skating Club of Lake Placid Holiday Skating Show at the Olympic Arena.
    • Adults $6, seniors and kids $4, children under 3 are free.

Live bands play at various restaurants throughout Lake Placid during the Holiday Village Stroll. Stay tuned for a complete schedule of bands.

*Charges may apply; schedule subject to change.

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