Friday, December 2, 2011

Adirondack Calendar of Events: What to do December 2-4, 2011

By Diane Chase, author of the Adirondack Family Activities™ guidebook series. her first book Adirondack Family Time High Peaks/Tri-Lakes: Your Four-Season Guide to over 300 activities, $17.95 available online and bookstore . With over 33 easy hikes to walk, cross-country (XC) ski or snowshoe in winter, 21 historic sites, 19 swimming holes, farmers markets, playgrounds, seasonal activities, maps, pictures and GPS coordinates. 


The Adirondack Weekend Highlights for December 2-4, 2011.  


Please join me on Saturday, December 3 at 2:00 p.m. at Willows Bistro in Warrensburg  for book signing, activity sheets and  winter activity ideas!


Have a great weekend from the Adirondack Park! There are a variety of activities and events happening around the Adirondack region this weekend that are great family fun!  
Calendar of Events December 2-4, 2011 
Adirondack High Peaks/Tri-Lakes and Beyond - What to do with kids, family in Tupper Lake, Lake Placid, Malone, Paul Smiths, Bloomingdale, Gabriels, Wilmington, Jay, Upper Jay, Keene, Keene Valley New York (NY)


Central Adirondack Family Time – including What to do with kids, family in Cranberry Lake, Newcomb, Thendara , Raquette Lake, Blue Mountain Lake, Long Lake, Old Forge, Northville, Caroga Lake, Star Lake, Croghan, Indian Lake and Inlet New York (NY)


Southern Adirondack Family Time – What to do with kids, family in Schroon Lake, North Creek, Indian Lake, Whitehall and Lake George, Caroga Lake, Mayfield, Lake Luzerne, Bolton Landing, Gloversville, Thurman, Warrensburg, Hague New York (NY)


Champlain Valley, Adirondack Lakes Family Time – What to do with kids, family in Ausable Forks, Ticonderoga, Crown Point, Westport, Port Henry, Elizabethtown and Keeseville, Wadams, Essex and Plattsburgh New York (NY)


High Peaks/Tri-Lakes Region and Beyond Adirondack Family Time
Saranac Lake Home For The Holidays events*


Friday - 12/2/11 For Art Events around the Saranac Lake  Robert Louis Stevenson Memorial Cottage and Museum is now open by appointment only until July 1. Whiteface Memorial Highway is closed to drivers for the season. There is snow on top of Whiteface!
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Whiteface is open for the season 
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. America's Cup Bobsled and Skeleton at the Olympic Sports Complex Lake Placid
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. High Falls Gorge is now open for the season! Open five days a week (closed on Weds and Thurs only)
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Olympic Jumping Center (Elevator only) is open. The Ski Lift will open on December 17.
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The Wild Center is open
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Lake Placid Olympic Museum open

4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Sparkle Village Craft Show, Harriettown Town Hall, Saranac Lake
5:00 p.m. Saranac Lake tree lighting ceremony at Berkeley Green
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. FREE cookies and donuts at Larkin's Deli in Tupper Lake
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Adirondack o. Artisans in Tupper will host "Story Night with the Elves" Wear your PJs while elves read classic Christmas stories to chidlren. Hot Chocolate and cookies by the fire.
7:00 p.m. Elks Club Trivia Night, 30 Bloomingdale Ave, Saranac Lake, $5/pp and prizes for top three
7:00 p.m. Goody Goody's Game Night Saranac Lake
7:00 p.m. Pendragon Theatre presents "To Kill A Mockingbird" at its Saranac Lake theatre
8:00 p.m. 7444 Gallery, Saranac Lake will host its First Friday Film at the gallery 



Saturday - 12/3/11
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Whiteface is open for the season
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. America's Cup Bobsled and Skeleton at the Olympic Sports Complex Lake Placid
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Olympic Jumping Center (Elevator only) is open. The Ski Lift will open on December 17.
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. St Agnes School, Lake Placid presents annual craft fair with free babysitting, food and vendors
9:00 a.m. Breakfast with Santa held at the Saranac Lake Adult Center (breakfast is free but donations are requested to benefit the SL Food Pantry)*
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. High Falls Gorge is now open for the season! Open five days a week (closed on Weds and Thurs only)
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.. Sparkle Village Craft Show, Harriettown Town Hall, Saranac Lake
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Lake Placid Olympic Museum open 
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Santa and his elves will be at the Adirondack co. Artisans in Tupper Lake for photos
11:00 a.m. Christmas at Almanzo Wilder Homestead, Burke
11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Enchanted Christmas on Helen Hill Saranac Lake: 12 artists and craftspeople will open their homes. Tour through for unique gift ideas
11:00 a.m. FREE movie of Rudolph the Red nosed Reindeer at The State Theatre, Tupper Lake
11:00 a.m. Bowling opens at Romano’s Saranac Lanes in Saranac Lake
noon - 4:00 p.m. Malone House of History presents its annual Christmas Tea and book reading on Milwaukee Street, Malone
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Decorate a cookie and make an ornament at the Adk co Artisans in Tupper Lake 
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. FREE natural crafts for kids at Larkin Deli in Tupper Lake
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Santa at the SL Youth Center, FREE gift wrapping with local receipt5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Marshmallow Roast* (downtown Saranac Lake) Berkeley Green
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Northern Lights School presents their annual Holiday Faire and Faire Trade Craft Show
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. FREE Adventure Movie at the High Peaks Cyclery Guide House in Lake Placid, 
7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. BluSeed Studios presents Nora Jane Struther's bluegrass music
7:30 p.m.  North Country Ballet Ensemble and Lake Placid School for Ballet presents The Nutcracker at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts $18/adults, $16/seniors, $12 children 


Sunday - 12/4/11
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Whiteface is open for the season
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. America's Cup Bobsled and Skeleton at the Olympic Sports Complex Lake Placid
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Olympic Jumping Center (Elevator only) is open. The Ski Lift will open on December 17.
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. High Falls Gorge is now open for the season! Open five days a week (closed on Weds and Thurs only)
10:00 a.m. - midnight Bowlwinkles in Lake Placid offers an arcade, laser tag, bowling and more 
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The Wild Center is open
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Lake Placid Olympic Museum open
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Indoor Adirondack Farmers' Market at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts Annex (until December 17) 
1:00 p.m. North Country Ballet Ensemble and Lake Placid School for Ballet presents The Nutcracker at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts $18/adults, $16/seniors, $12 children
2:00 p.m. Pendragon Theatre presents "To Kill A Mockingbird" at its Saranac Lake theatre
4:00 p.m. "Art for under $100" sale and show at the Pendragon Theatre, Saranac Lake 


8:00 p.m. Open Mic Night at the Guide House in Lake Placid


Central Adirondack Family Time


Friday - 12/2/11
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. McCauley Mountain Scenic Chairlift is closed until June! Get ready for Ski Season and Opening Day December 10
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Adirondack Museum Store is open until Dec 23! Get your own copy of Adirondack Family Time:Tri-Lakes and High Peaks there!
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. the Adirondack Interpretive Center's building is open Tuesday-Saturday. Trails are open from dawn to dusk every day. 
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Goodsell Museum presents "Medicine in the North Country"
11:00 a.m. Old Forge Library Story Time
7:30 p.m. Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts presents Cinderella at the Lake Long Town Hall,  $15 / $10 members - *Children 12 and under $5 with parent)

Saturday – 12/3/11
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. McCauley Mountain Scenic Chairlift is closed until June! Get ready for Ski Season and Opening Day December 10
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Adirondack Museum Store is open Tuesday-Saturday through December 23! Get your own copy of Adirondack Family Time:Tri-Lakes and High Peaks there!
1:00 a.m. - noon Join the Northern NY Audubon Bird Walk at the Adirondack Interpretive Center, Newcomb
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. the Adirondack Interpretive Center's building is open Tuesday-Saturday. Trails are open from dawn to dusk every day. 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Goodsell Museum presents "Medicine in the North Country"
1:00 p.m. Peter O'Shea will lead a nature walk at the Newcomb VIC, preregistration is required, 
3:00 p.m. Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts presents Cinderella at the The View, Old Forge $15 / $10 members - *Children 12 and under $5 with parent)
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Sunday - 12/4/11
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. McCauley Mountain Scenic Chairlift is closed until June! Get ready for Ski Season and Opening Day December 10
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. the Adirondack Interpretive Center's building is open Tuesday-Saturday. Trails are open from dawn to dusk every day. 
noon - 3:00 pm Old Forge Holiday Open House at the Goodsell Museum
10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Adirondack Museum is closed for the season


Lake Champlain Adirondack Family Time
In Redford there is a new Genealogical Society in Redford for all those looking and searching for interesting family and local history for the Saranac Valley. 


Friday - 12/2/11 
Ticonderoga Home for the Holidays - all day* 
9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Fort Ticonderoga is open for special event: Hot Chocolate at a Cold Fort on 12/3/11 until  Fort Fever Series begins January 22
 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Children can make a craft at the Glens Fall National Bank in Ticonderoga*
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Hancock House in Ticonderoga is open Wed-Saturday  
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Public skating at the Rouses Point Civic Center
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Friday Night Magic at the Champlain Centre Mall Courtyard
5:00 p.m. FREE Holiday movie at Mountain Lake PBS, Plattsburgh "A Very Monkey Christmas" wear your pjs, bring your blanket, pizza party. admission: can of food for pantry
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Drop Your Kids Off at All Bout Critters to make crafts with Nancy and watch some animal antics (while you get your shopping done)*
5:30 p.m. Christmas in Essex Village, Tree-lighting ceremony and caroling.
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Parents' Night Out at the Church of The Nazrene, 187 Broad St, Plattsburgh, 561-1960 to register
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Festival of Trees at the Good Shepherd Church of the Nazarene in Keeseville
6:45 p.m. Santa arrives in Rouses Point by Fire Truck, children receive a book and bag of goodies. Tree lighting at the Gazebo
7:30 p.m. FREE Winter Jazz Concert at the E Glen Glitz Auditorium in Plattsburgh State

Saturday - 12/3/11
Ticonderoga Home for the Holidays - all day* 
9:00 a.m. Story Time and craft at the AuSable Forks FREE Library
9:30 a.m. Christmas in Exxex Village
9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Fort Ticonderoga is open for special event: Hot Chocolate at a Cold Fort Fort Fever Series begins January 22
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Victorian Scrap Ornament Make n Take Workshop FREE for kids at the Clinton Country Historical Association
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Meet authors at Willow's Bistro, Warrensburgh and pick up a personalized gift
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Hancock House in Ticonderoga is open Wed-Saturday
10:00 a.m. Lowes' Build and Grow Clinic: Make a FREE wooden toy
10:30 a.m. Story Time at the Chazy Public Library, 9633 State Route 9 for ages 3-8
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 1st annual Port Henry Tree decorating and lighting
3:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Festival of Trees at the Good Shepherd Church of the Nazarene in Keeseville
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Open Skating at the Rouses Point Rec Center
7:00 p.m. Elizabethtown- Lewis Central School presents the comedy play "Almost Maine", $5/adults, $3/students, $12/family

Sunday - 12/4/11
Ticonderoga Home for the Holidays - all day 
9:00 a.m. - noon $5 breakfast at the Peru Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars
9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Fort Ticonderoga is closed for the season until Fort Fever Series begins January 22 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Visit Santa at Aviation Mall in Queensbury until Dec 24
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Free kids arts and crafts at Checkerhill Farms, Plattsburgh Call Barb at 561-4589
1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. TACC Annual Santa Fest at the Ticonderoga Community Buildling. Free music, games, crafts, face painting and more
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Open Skating at the Scott's Memorial Rink in Chazy
4:30 p.m. Pratt Street Station Rouses Point Marine Toys for Tots Train


Southern Adirondack Family Time Circle B Ranch in Chestertown is open on holidays and weekends in the fall, winter and spring, 518-494-4888  (click on the link for a coupon) 


Friday - 12/2/11
Christmas in Warrenburgh - all day
Check out the Saratoga and North Creek Railway 
Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School 
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Gore Mountain is open for the season (weather permitting) Save $10 through Dec 16 by bringing nonperishable food item 
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Public skating at the Lake George Forum (mon-fri) $5/adults,$3/children)
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Ridin-Hy Ranch, $30 includes lunch, horseback ride and all activities
3:30 p.m. Fun activities at the Crandall Public Library Glens Falls for ages 9-12 each week
7:00 p.m. Christmas in Warrenburgh Readings at Willow's Bistro


Saturday – 12/3/11
Christmas in Warrenburgh - all day
Check out the Saratoga and North Creek Railway 
Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School
8:00 a.m. - noon Winter Farmers' Market at South St Pavilion Glens Falls
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Gore Mountain is open for the season, Save $10 through Dec 16 by bringing nonperishable food item 
10:00 a.m. Christmas in Hague with Santa, craft provided by SilverLake YMCA Leaders Club, refreshments and live music
10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Bolton Landing Holiday Open House with holiday specials, gift wrapping and family fun
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Admission to the Hyde Museum in Glens Falls with art activities, $5
11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Visit Santa at Aviation Mall in Queensbury until Dec 24
2:00 p.m. Book signing at Family Activity with Adirondack Family Time at Willow's Bistro, Warrenburg
5:00 p.m. Great Adirondack Snow Dance at the Melody Lodge, Route 30 Speculator
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Take the Polar Express

Sunday - 12/4/11
Christmas in Warrenburgh - all day
Check out the Saratoga and North Creek Railway 
Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Gore Mountain is open for the season. Save $10 through Dec 16 by bringing nonperishable food item 
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Bolton Landing Holiday Tree Lighting at Rodger's Park hay rides, refreshments and gifts from Santa
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Day trips to Ridin-Hy Ranch, $30 includes lunch, horseback ride and all activities
11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Visit Santa at Aviation Mall in Queensbury until Dec 241:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Discovery Day at the Hyde Museum, Glens Falls 
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Take the Polar Express




photos and content © Diane Chase, used with permission of the Adirondack Family Activities Guidebook Series Adirondack Family Time: Tri-Lakes  & High Peaks – July 2011 Adirondack Family Time: Adirondack Coast - Plattsburgh to Ticonderoga – July 2012 Adirondack Family Time: Central Adirondack – July 2013 Adirondack Family Time: Southern Adirondacks – Lake George July 2013 © Diane Chase, author of Adirondack Family Time: Tri-Lakes and High Peaks (Your Four-Season Guide to Over 300 Activities) available online or bookstores/museums July 2011. Diane is currently working on the second guidebook in the four-book series of Adirondack Family Activities..

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