Friday, December 16, 2011

Adirondack Calendar of Events: What to do December 16-18, 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 16-18, 2011.  


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 16-18, 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 
+part of Saranac Lake Home for the Holidays


Friday - 12/16/11 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
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 for every weekend (Friday-Sunday) all winter!
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Lake Placid Olympic Museum open
7:00 p.m. Goody Goody's Game Night Saranac Lake+
7:30 p.m. The Adirondack Ski Touring Council and Barkeater Trail Alliance presents "Teton Gravity Research's film One for the Road" at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts, prizes and raffles


Saturday - 12/17/11
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. - 4:00 p.m.  Whiteface is open
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. – 5:00 p.m. The Wild Center is open for every weekend (Friday-Sunday) all winter!
10:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Opening Day at Titus Mountain, Malone
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Lake Placid Olympic Museum open 
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. Bowling opens at Romano’s Saranac Lanes in Saranac Lake
noon - 5:00 p.m. Stop by The Local Fringe for Cider and cookies, Saranac Lake +
2:00 p.m. The Bookstore Plus, Lake Placid presents a book signing with Rusty DeWees, "Scrawlins Too"
2:00 p.m. Pendragon Theatre presents "The Littlest Angel" in Saranac Lake+
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. FREE crafts at Gauthier's Saranac Lake Inn and marshmallow roast+
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. FREE Adventure Movie at the High Peaks Cyclery Guide House in Lake Placid,
7:00 p.m. Pendragon Theatre presents The Littlest Angel+
7:00 p.m. FREE showing of the Polar Express at Best Western Mountain Lake Inn in Saranac Lake+
7:00 p.m. Lake Placid Center for the Arts presents "An Adirondack Christmas" with Dan Duggan, 


Sunday - 12/18/11
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Whiteface is open
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 for every weekend (Friday-Sunday) all winter!
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. Make some Christmas projects at Adirondack Yarns, Lake Placid: Register 523-9230
4:00 p.m. Pendragon Theatre presents "The Littlest Angel"
8:00 p.m. Open Mic Night at the Guide House in Lake Placid


Central Adirondack Family Time
Friday - 12/16/11
Towns of Webb and Inlet Snowmobile Trails Open for the Season (weather permitting)


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 for Black Friday! 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"
6:30 p.m. FREE showing of "Santa Claus in Comin' to Town" at Long Lake Town Hall (free popcorn)

Saturday – 12/17/11
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Indian Lake Country Christmas Tour with various fun events throughout the day
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!
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. FREE Holiday movie for children 12 and under (with adult supervision) of Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked. In honor of the memory of Bob Thayer at the Strand in Old Forge
11:30 p.m. Lunch with Santa at Long Lake Town Hall. Join Penelope the Clown for face painting and pizza.
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Tracks and Traces: Wildlife Tracking For Kids at the Adirondack Interpretive Center, Newcomb
2:00 p.m. The View and The Adirondack Community Chorus presents "A World of Christmas" Old Forge
5:00 p.m. Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts, Blue Mountain Lake presents Holiday Soup Social, 518-352-7715

Sunday - 12/18/11
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. 
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 - 12/16/11 
9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Fort Ticonderoga is closed for the season until Fort Fever Series begins January 22 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
7:00 p.m. Westport Federated Church presents St. Petersburg Men's Ensemble by donation

Saturday - 12/17/11
9:00 a.m. Story Time and craft at the AuSable Forks FREE Library
9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Fort Ticonderoga is closed for the season until Fort Fever Series begins January 22 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Hancock House in Ticonderoga is open Wed-Saturday
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Make a FREE nature ornament at the Clinton County Historical Association (FOR KIDS)
10:00 a.m. Lowes' Build and Grow Clinic in Plattsburgh: Make a FREE wooden toy
10:30 a.m. Story Time at the Chazy Public Library, 9633 State Route 9 for ages 3-8
1:00 p.m. 20th annual Holiday Party in Keeeville (Free Library) Join Santa as he arrives by fire truck
3:00 p.m. Adirondack Holiday Spectacular in Plattsburgh State Field House, Rugar Street: Ice skate, Santa, performance by American Idol Benjamin Bright, refreshments, $2/adults, $2/students, FREE/4-under
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Open Skating at the Rouses Point Rec Center
7:00 p.m. FREE movie at the Sherman Free Library, Port Henry. Come watch the Polar Express
7:15 p.m. FREE movie musical adaptation of Scrooge, North Country Co-Op, 25 Bridge St,Plattsburgh

Sunday - 12/18/11
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. Festival of Trees at The Hancock House, Ticonderoga
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Free kids arts and crafts at Checkerhill Farms, Plattsburgh Call Barb at 561-4589
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Open Skating at the Scott's Memorial Rink in Chazy
6:00 - 7:30 p.m. A Bluegrass Christmas Concert at the Congregational Church in Crown Point
6:00 p.m. Join the Depot Theatre with a staged reading of A Christmas Carol" at Whallenburg Grange Hall, FREE (please bring a non-perishable food item. 962-4386


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 - 12/16/11
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
8:00 p.m. Lake George Community Band presents Hometown Christmas


Saturday – 12/17/11
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. - 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
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Take the Polar Express



Sunday - 12/18/11 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 
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Upstate Model Railroaders Holiday Train Show at the Glens Falls Civic Center
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.- 5:00 p.m. Holiday Bazaar at the Lake George Forum, FREE admission
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 
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. FREE Holiday on Ice show at the Lake George Forum. Watch students fromthe Adirondack Skating Academy show their skills
3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. First annual Latke Fest at Temple Beth El, Glens Falls, $10/adults, $5 kids 12 and under
4:15 p.m - 5:45p.m. Skating with Santa at the Lake George Forum, $7/adults, children 3-13/$5, children under 3/$3
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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