Tuesday, November 30, 2010

What to do with Kids in the Adirondacks: Calendar for December 3-5, 2010

There are plenty of ways to get into the holiday spirit this weekend, December 3-5, 2010. Crafts for kids and activities are happening in all corners of the Adirondacks. Get ready for Adirondack Holiday celebrations as Santa hits the Adirondack Park this weekend. These are just some activities to do with kids in the Adirondacks.

Below are just a few of the many things to do with your family. Enjoy!

Tri-Lakes and Beyond - including Tupper Lake, Lake Placid, Malone, Paul Smiths, Bloomingdale, Gabriels, Wilmington, Jay, Upper Jay, Keene, Keene Valley

Western Adirondack Family Time – including Cranberry Lake, Newcomb, Thendara , Raquette Lake, Blue Mountain Lake, Long Lake, Old Forge, Northville, Caroga Lake, Star Lake, Croghan and Inlet

Southern Adirondack Family Time – including, Schroon Lake, North Creek, Indian Lake, Whitehall and Lake George, Caroga Lake, Mayfield, Lake Luzerne, Bolton Landing, Gloversville, Warrensburg, Hague

Champlain Valley Family Time – including Ausable Forks, Ticonderoga, Crown Point, Westport, Port Henry, Elizabethtown and Keeseville, Wadams, Essex and Plattsburgh


Tri Lakes and Beyond Adirondack Family Time
Don’t’ forget the Wild Center is open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday during the winter from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Slavery in New York and Slavery Today Conference around Lake Placid all weekend

Friday - 12/3/10
4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 23rd annual Sparkle Village Craft Show and Sale will be held at the Harrietstown Town Hall, Saranac Lake. Token Admission of $1 for two days. Children 14-under are FREE, 891-1990
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Northern Lights School presents its Winter Faire in the basement of the Pres. Church, 7 Church St., Saranac Lake
7:30 p.m. Pendragon Theatre presents Dracula $15 for adults, $12 for students and seniors and $10 for people under age 17.

Saturday - 12/4/10
9:00 a.m. – noon Breakfast with Santa at the SL Adult Center. Donations benefit the SL Food Pantry
9:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m. St. Agnes School in Lake Placid will host the annual Christmas in the school gymnasium.
10:00 a.m. FREE movie at the Upper Jay Post Office, 12197 State Route 9N
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Northern Lights School presents its Winter Faire in the basement of the Church, 7 Church St., Saranac Lake , children can make a craft, watch a puppet show, hand-dip a candle.
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 23rd annual Sparkle Village Craft Show and Sale will be held at the Harrietstown Town Hall, Saranac Lake. Token Admission of $1 for two days. Children 14-under are FREE, 891-1990
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Lake Placid Farmers’ Market at Lake Placid Center for the Arts
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Keene Valley Central School presents its Holiday Bazaar
6:00 p.m. High Peaks Guide House in Lake Placid will host a FREE movie showing of “Deeper (Snowboarding) at 2739 Main Street
11:00 a.m. Home for the Holidays in Saranac Lake: author signing at Fact and Fiction
11:00 a.m. Christmas at the Wilder Homestead
Special readings of the Christmas chapter of "The Farmer Boy" by Laura Ingalls Wilder, carol sing-alongs, children's activities and more. Free. 483-1207.
noon Meet the Author at The Bookstore Plus: Douglas Gladstone, “A Bitter Cup of Coffee”
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Whiteface Community Methodist Church’s annual holiday bazaar
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Christmas Party with Santa at the Franklin Town Hall in Vermontville
3:00 pm. Meet the Author at The Bookstore Plus, Lake Placid Connie Reeves, “The Elimination Game”
4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Free gift wrapping with local Saranac Lake receipt at the Youth Center
5:00 p.m. Saranac Lake community sing-along Berkley Green and tree lighting

7:30 p.m. Pendragon Theatre presents Dracula $15 for adults, $12 for students and seniors and $10 for people under age 17.

Sunday - 12/5/10

Western Adirondack Family Time

Friday - 12/3/10
7:00 p.m. Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts performs “Annie” at the Long Lake Town Hall. 518-352-7311 for tickets

Saturday – 12/4/10
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. townwide celebration in Long Lake with a holiday workshop, lights and decorations, shopping and open houses by artisans and others. Maps are available. Call 624-3077
11:00 a.m. FREE Candy Cane Hunt for children under nine at the Long Lake Central School front lawn
2:00 p.m. FREE holiday story time at the Long Lake Library with free cookies and punch
5:00 p.m. FREE showing of the Jim Carey movie “A Christmas Carol” at the Long Lake “theatre”
5:30 p.m. Eagle Bay Tree Lighting - at the corner of State Route 28 and Big Moose Road. Caroling and gifts for kids. Refreshments at the Eagle Bay Fire Hall after the tree lighting.
7:00 p.m. "Nutcracker" - Ballet performance presented by the Old Forge Ballet Company at the Strand Theatre.

Sunday - 12/5/10
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Long Lake Town Hall Creche Opening
12:30 – 2:30 p.m. FREE workshop on how to make your own Christmas cards, call Shawnee Ross at 624-2125
3:30 p.m. Songs for the Holidays at the Calvary Methodist Church in Long Lake


Lake Champlain Adirondack Family Time


Sixth-annual Christmas in AuSAable Forks
Women's Advent Retreat, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., St. James Episcopal Church. Story hour with Mrs. Claus, 2:30 to 3, AuSable Forks Free Library. Advent workshop for ages 4 to 12, 3 to 4, United Methodist Church basement. Free holiday movie, 4 p.m., Hollywood Theater. Christmas in Song/Open House, 4 to 6, St. James Episcopal Church. Tree-lighting, 6 p.m., featuring the Grinch, Cindy Lou Who, Snoopy, Santa and Mrs. Claus, at Black Brook Clock Park, AuSable Forks. For personalized wooden ornaments, call Helen Wirt Kennedy, 647-8332 or 578-0865. Free holiday movie, 7 p.m., AuSable Forks Fire Department. Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, 7 p.m., Town of Jay Community Center.

All weekend - Ticonderoga Holiday Celebration -

Holiday in Hague on Saturday and Ticonderoga’s Festival of Trees where community members decorate a tree for display through Jan 1st at Hancock House.

Friday - 12/3/10
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 17th annual "Christmas in the Village" celebration on Main Street in Essex, 963-7494.
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Cookies, cocoa and crafts, $1 admission per child. Santa arrives at noon. Bring your own camera. Hosted by Girl Scout Troop 4111. Also accepting non-perishable food donations at the Saranac Fire Station
11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. -56th-annual Greens Tea luncheon and sale at the United Church of Christ Hall, Elizabethtown
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Holiday Shopping Night in Elizabethtown – Bring kids to meet Santa and all sorts of events around town
6:00 p.m. Ticonderoga Holiday Movie at the Best Western: showing a Holiday classic with pizza and snacks for purchase, $5/adults, $2/children
6:00 p.m. – 10)) p.m. Parents Night Out Dannemora United Methodist Church
86 Clark St., children up to the age of 12 for supervised activities. Snacks, games, fellowship. To pre-register, call Jim Pritchard at 314-1213 by Dec. 1.
6:30 p.m. Keeseville Free Library Holiday Celebration Keeseville Free Library
1721 Front Street celebrating the arrival of Santa on a KVFD fire truck.
Keeseville 6:45 p.m. Annual Christmas Parade of Toys at Village of Rouses Point
7:30 p.m. FREE jazz concert at . Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall, Plattsburgh State with Jeff Rendinaro and Eric O’Haro 564-2243

Saturday - 12/4/10
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 5th-annual Ticonderoga area Museums' Christmas Store Fort Ticonderoga, Ticonderoga Hancock House, Ticonderoga Heritage Museum and Ticonderoga Arts will sell items from their gift shops in one location at the Hancock House

9:30 a.m. Santa and Mrs. Claus willl arrive on the Essex Ferry and there will breakfast with Santa at the Essex Firehouse after at 10 a.m. - free and open to the public.
9:30 a.m. -4:00 p.m. 17th annual "Christmas in the Village" celebration will take place on Main Street in Essex with artisan and craft displays, a book signing, luncheon and other special events at village shops
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Second annual Holiday Craft Bazaar will take place at the Whallonsburg Grange Hall on state Route 22, just south of Essex, to benefit troops overseas.
10:00 a.m. Lowes Build and Grow where kids can build a FREE wooden toy (Part 1/3-piece train set)
noon – 5:00 p.m. Holiday in Hague: parade, doggie costumes and tree lighting http://www.ticonderogany.com/cgi-bin/calendar.pl?month=12&view=Event&event_id=860
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Ticonderoga Chamber Santa Fest at the Ticonderog Community Building: crafts, face painting, and more
7:30 p.m. Champlain Valley Film Society presents Winter’s Bone (rated R for drug use and language) Tickets $5; Under 18 $2 held at the Willsoboro Central School

Sunday - 12/5/10
8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Auxiliary's Pancake breakfast with Santa
Adults, $6; ages 5 to 12 and seniors, $5. Takeout available, 561-7370. Wallace Hill Station
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 5th-annual Ticonderoga area Museums' Christmas Store Fort Ticonderoga, Ticonderoga Hancock House, Ticonderoga Heritage Museum and Ticonderoga Arts will sell items from their gift shops in one location at the Hancock House
9:00 a.m. – noon All-you-can-eat breakfast Adults, $8; children, $5. Plattsburgh Elks Club, 56 Cumberland Ave
9:30 a.m. -4:00 p.m. 17th annual "Christmas in the Village" celebration will take place on Main Street in Essex with artisan and craft displays, a book signing, luncheon and other special events at village shops
noon – 3:00 p.m. Kent-Delord House Museum Holiday Open House
Annual event featuring rooms decorated by the Garden Club on the theme, "An Old-Fashioned Adirondack Christmas." Free. 561-1035.
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Chazy Library Christmas Open House 9633 State Route 9
1:00 p.m. Champlain Valley Bluegrass and Old Time Music Association Club: Bring a dish for buffet table. American Legion, Montcalm Street, Ticonderoga
2:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. –FREE concert: Cumberland Bay Barbershoppers and Friends and several quartets561-0545. North Country Alliance Church, 7 Northern Ave., Plattsburgh
6:45 p.m. Public Skating at Rouses Point Civic Center
7:00 p.m. Piano by Nature presents Rags and Tangos. $15 adults. $5 under 15. 962-2949, at the Hand House in Elizabethtown

Southern Adirondack Family Time

Friday - 12/3/10
All day: Sports Demo Day and $29 Lift Tickets at Gore
5:00 p.m. Tree Lighting at dusk at the Ownes House North Creek and cookies with The Clauses
6:30 p.m. FREE Family Film Festival at the North Country bible Fellowship in Speculator

Saturday - 12/4/10
All Day: North Creek’s “Lights On” celebration from breakfast with Santa to a parade and fair
All day: Christmas in Warrensburg with tree lighting, church bazaars, and children activities
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Holiday Far at the Adirondack Folk School, Lake Luzerne
10:00 a.m. – noon Christmas at the Indian Lake Fire Hall
11:00 a.m. Santa visits Indian Lake
11:00 a.m. North Creek parade starting at the Fire House
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Lights On Fair in North Creek
4:00 p.m. FREE reading of the Polar Express at Owns House in North Creek
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Goodsell Museum Open House as part of the Town of Webb Historical Association
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. FREE Open House at the Lake Pleasant Museum FREE refreshments
1:00 p.m. – 3:0 p.m. Community Tree Trimming Party at the Thurman Town Hall in Athol with visits from Santa, gifts and caroling.
2:00 p.m. Christmas in Hague with parade, children’s crafts and Clause photo opt, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Christmas in Bolton at Rogers’ Memorial Park with Hay Rides with Santa
4:30 Tree Lighting at the Four Corners in Speculator

Sunday - 12/5/10
All day: Christmas in Warrensburg with tree lighting, church bazaars, and children activities
9:00 am. – 4:00 p.m. Holiday Craft Fair at the Lodge t Echo Lake, Warrensburg
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Family Discovery Day at the Hyde Collection in Glens Falls
2:00 p.m. La Boheme Opera film version $5/pp at the Indian Lake Theatre, 518-648-5950

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