Adirondack Calendar of Events: December 24-26, 2010

By Diane Chase

December 24-26, 2010

Adirondack Christmas Events, holiday, Christmas. What to do with kids in...



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

Friday - 12/24/10
Mt Pisgah Ski Center Open
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Whiteface Mountain will be open
8:30 a.m. – 3:15. p.m. gondola rides open at Whiteface Mountain
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The Wild Center in Tupper Lake
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 1932/1980 Olympic Museum open in Lake Placid
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Take the elevator to the top of the Olympic Ski Jumps, Lake Placid
noon – 1:30 p.m. FREE skating with Santa at the Saranac Lake Civic Center (sponsored by Guide Boat Realty)
noon - 7:00 p.m. Sleigh Rides at the Lake Placid Club Golf Course with the Ausable Equine Center
12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Chairlift and elevator open at the Olympic Ski Jumping Complex
2:00 p.m. State Theatre in Tupper Lake will be only having a matinee
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Ice Skating at the Olympic Oval in Lake Placid

Saturday - 12/25/10
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Whiteface Mountain will be open
8:30 a.m. – 3:15. p.m. gondola rides open at Whiteface Mountain
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Take the elevator to the top of the Olympic Ski Jumps, Lake Placid
1:30 p.m. Luge Rocket Rides at the Olympic Sports Complex (only available this one day a year)
4:00 p.m. Luge Rocket Rides at the Olympic Sports Complex (only available this one day a year) $65.00/pp 518-523-4436
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Ice Skating at the 1932 Olympic Ice Rink in Lake Placid
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Ice Skating at the Olympic Oval in Lake Placid

Sunday - 12/26/10
Sleigh Rides at the Lake Placid Club Golf Course – Ausable Equine Center

8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Whiteface Mountain will be open
8:30 a.m. – 3:15. p.m. gondola rides open at Whiteface Mountain
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Take the elevator to the top of the Olympic Ski Jumps, Lake Placid
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The Wild Center in Tupper Lake
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Tubing opens at the Lake Placid Olympic Jumping Complex
10:00 a.m.. – 9:00 p.m. Ice Skating at the 1932 Olympic Ice Rink in Lake Placid (closed at noon, 3:00, 6:00 to clean the ice)
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 1932/1980 Olympic Museum open
noon - 9:00 p.m. Sleigh Rides at the Lake Placid Club Golf Course with the Ausable Equine Center
12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Chairlift and elevator open at the Olympic Ski Jumping Complex
1:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Skating on the Olympic Oval in Lake Placid (it closes at 3:00 and 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Sleigh Rides at Hohmeyer’s Lake Clear Lodge (dinner option available)
6:00 to clean the ice)
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.. Apres Sliding Party at the Olympic Sports Complex with bonfire, prizes and music


Western Adirondack Family Time

Friday - 12/24/10
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Long Lake Ice Skating Rink (free skate rentals)
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Long Lake Ice Skating Rink (free skate rentals)

Saturday – 12/25/10
Noon – 3:00 p.m. FREE Christmas dinner at the Ausable Forks Fire Station
Sunday - 12/26/10
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Long Lake Ice Skating Rink (free skate rentals)
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Long Lake Ice Skating Rink (free skate rentals)

Lake Champlain Adirondack Family Time
Crete Civic Center in Plattsburgh, 4 Beach Road, 518-563-4431

Friday - 12/24/10
Noon – 2:00 p.m. Public Skating at Rouses Point Civic Center

Saturday - 12/25/10

Sunday - 12/26/10
1:30 – 2:45 p.m. Public Skating at the SUNY Plattsburgh Field House
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Public Skating at the Lake city Stars Arena, 90 Sharron St, Plattsburgh, 58-561-7672

Southern Adirondack Family Time
Up Yonda Farm will reopen on January 8th with shoeshoe trails
Circle B Ranch in Chestertown is open on holidays and weekends, 518-494-4888


Friday - 12/24/10
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Gore Mountain is open
Saturday - 12/25/10
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Gore Mountain is open
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Christmas Day at Lapland. Visit reindeer and join in ski and snowshoe trails. ($)

Sunday - 12/26/10
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Gore Mountain is open

Comments