Today is the last day of the Holiday Art Bazaar at BluSeed Studios, there are other holiday events to check out before the season is over, and the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival 2022 poster has been revealed.
Holiday Happenings & Last-Minute Shopping
Here’s what’s happening this week into next:
- Holiday Art Bazaar at BluSeed Studios: through December 23
- Christmas Eve Yoga at the VIC: December 24
- Hancock House Festival of Trees: through December 24
- Birds of Prey at Hotel Saranac: December 26
- Wild Lights at The Wild Center: December 26 – January 1 (and other dates)
- Lake George Winterfest: December 27 – March 11
- North Country Jazz Project Holiday Concert at the Tannery Pond Center: December 30
- Holiday Festival of Lights in Lake George: through December 31
Looking Ahead: Making New Year’s Plans
You can find holiday dining options, including for New Year’s, on the Holiday Dining page, and there are other New Year’s events happening, including First Day Hikes.
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Your News Around the Park: Winter Carnival Poster, Licensed Guides Tests & More
2022 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Poster Revealed
Event organizers for the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival have uncovered the “Totally 80s”-themed poster for the 2022 carnival. Cartoonist Garry Trudeau depicts classic Doonesbury characters J.J. and Mike, the DeLorean time machine set to February 4, 2022, and the Adirondack mountains.
Trudeau has signed 100 posters that cost $75 each (tax included, but there is a cost for shipping if you’re not able to pick up). These signed posters will be available for purchase starting January 10. Contact Jeff Dickson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 518.524.2731 if interested.
Additionally, there will be a raffle for signed poster #1. Raffle tickets cost $5 and will be available from Dickson from now through the first day of the Carnival, February 4. They’ll also be available at Carnival Headquarters at the Lake Flower Boat Launch during the Carnival.
And, unsigned posters are for sale at $17 each at Ampersound (52 Main Street), at the Saranac Lake Chamber of Commerce (39 Main Street), and at Carnival Headquarters before and during the Carnival.
Interested in Being a Licensed Guide? Take the Test
The DEC is offering online exams for individuals seeking to become licensed guides in the State in the areas of camping, fishing, hiking, hunting, whitewater rafting, rock climbing, ice climbing, and more. Being a licensed guide involves directing, instructing, or aiding another person in the aforementioned activities, and applicants must be at least 18 years old.
Find exam dates and more info here.
BluSeed Studios Awarded a Major Grant
BluSeed Studios of Saranac Lake announced a grant totaling $25,000 from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) to support the recovery of the nonprofit arts and culture sector; the NYSCA has awarded more than $80 million since June of this year.
“2022 will continue to bring change, and BluSeed Studios will play a vital role in the renewal of our state’s economy and creative ecosystem,” Mara Manus, Executive Director of NYSCA, said in a statement.
New Hotel Approved for Lake Placid
A 185-room Cambria Hotel has been approved for Lake Placid, reports Adirondack Explorer. The new hotel will replace a former Quality Inn on Saranac Avenue, and will be close to Saranac Lakes Wild Forest and will partially border Paradox Bay.
- Adirondack Explorer: New hotel on Lake Placid approved