Editor’s note 11/25/20 2:30pm: Christmas in Warrensburgh (scheduled for next weekend) has been cancelled. However, the Holiday Wreath Sale, the Limited Edition Ornament Sale, and a few other events will still take place. See here for details.
The holidays aren’t the only thing we should be planning for in the Adirondacks! Read on to see why you’ll want to prepare for the snowsports season, get the details on this weekend’s festive events, and more.
Quick News Roundup: Gore, Hiking/Hunters & Adirondack Art
Gore Mountain Season Price Deadline Coming Up
If you’re toying with the idea of getting season passes to Gore for the upcoming winter, then now’s the time to pull the trigger. You can get the best possible price from now through Wednesday, December 9. And, they open December 4!
Bonus recommendation: McCauley Mountain Ski Area also has a deal going on right now with 15% off season passes.
Hikers & Hunters Are Out at the Same Time
According to the DEC, hunting incidents involving non-hunters are rare. However, this year the DEC is reminding us to stay safe out there because there’s an increased number of both hikers and hunters as a result of the pandemic.
They’re asking outdoor enthusiasts to Be Seen, Stay Safe, and Show Respect during the fall and winter hunting seasons. “Whether you are a hiker, hunter, nature photographer, mountain biker, or trapper, following a few simple measures can make your choice of recreation safe and enjoyable while sharing the outdoors with others,” DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos said in a statement.
In fact, the Adirondack Daily Enterprise reported on Monday that North Country meat processors are busier than normal this year, thanks to record-breaking sales of hunting and trapping licenses.
The View Celebrates Artists Sunday & They Have Ornament Painting To-Go Kits
Artists Sunday, which is the Sunday after Thanksgiving, is a nationwide movement dedicated to supporting artists. The View Arts Center in Old Forge plans to recognize the day by bringing the artwork to you via their online shop at ViewArts.org. While you’re at it, Artists Sunday coincides with The View’s virtual Holiday Gift Auction, so there’s another chance to browse potential gift items from home.
In addition, The View has holiday ornament to-go kits as part of Christmas on Main Street (more on that below). The kits include six different ornaments, five paint colors, ribbon, and two paintbrushes. They’re $22 each (not including shipping if you buy online), and supplies are limited.
You can stop into The View to shop in person and/or to purchase an ornament kit Friday and Saturday from 10am to 4pm; kits are available to purchase at The View through December 23 or online through December 15.
Get Into the Spirit This Weekend at These Festive Events
Ticonderoga Area North Country Christmas Starts
Ticonderoga does the holidays right, even during a pandemic, as evidenced by their HalloweenFest that included a scavenger hunt, costume contest, pumpkin carving giveaway, and much more.
Make sure to browse the full schedule for the Ticonderoga Area North Country Christmas, which runs from November 28 to December 6. The Festival of Trees is still on display at the Hancock House, plenty of deals are happening for Small Business Saturday, there will be a rockin’ tree lighting on Sunday, and the fun continues into next week.
Adirondack Christmas on Main Street in Old Forge and Inlet
The always-fun and festive Christmas on Main Street takes place Friday through Sunday. Activities and events include a drive-thru/walk-by holiday lighting display, Santa touring on a sleigh, a Christmas ornament scavenger hunt, a tree lighting, an ugly Christmas sweater contest, and more.
Adirondack Holiday Stroll & Tree Lighting in Speculator
The annual Adirondack Holiday Stroll takes place in Speculator this Friday, where there will be tons of sales going on for Black Friday, and a tree lighting will follow at Dean Lane Memorial Park.
Looking Ahead: Christmas in Warrensburgh
Get ready for the annual Christmas in Warrensburgh, happening December 4 to December 6, including their special limited edition ornament sale and holiday wreath sale.
Thanksgiving in the ADK: Check pre-order dates, but if you still need dinner plans or want to pick up some pies you might be able to find some last-minute Thanksgiving specials.
- Adirondack Daily Enterprise: North Country deer processors ‘full tilt’ in hunting boom