Thursday, November 29, 2012

Diane Chase's Adirondack Family Time Calendar of Events Nov 30 - Dec 2, 2012

By Diane Chase, author of the Adirondack Family Activities™ guidebook series, Adirondack Family Time™
The Adirondack Weekend Highlights for November 30- December 2, 2012.  

Calendar of Events November 30- December 2, 2012. Enjoy Your Weekend!  BEST BET!
Enjoy the Nutcracker at LPCA, Lake Placid, A performance of Little Women in Long Lake, Canadian Pacific Holiday Train throughout the Champlain Valley, Restaurant Week in Saratoga Springs! 

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, Star Lake, Croghan, Woodgate, Minnehaha, Indian Lake, Webb, Minnehaha, Otter lake, Forestport, and Inlet New York (NY)

Southern Adirondack Family Time – What to do with kids, family in Schroon Lake, Whitehall and Lake George, Lake Pleasant, Caroga Lake, Mayfield, Lake Luzerne, Piseco, Northville, Bolton Landing, Gloversville, Thurman, Warrensburg, Hague, North Creek, North River 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, Keeseville, Wadams, Essex and Plattsburgh New York (NY)
High Peaks/Tri-Lakes Region and Beyond 
Friday - 11/30/12
The Adirondack Scenic Railroad between Lake Placid and Saranac Lake is closed for the season
8:30 am -4:00pm Whiteface Mountain is open for the season 
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Whiteface Memorial Highway is closed for the season
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Olympic Jumping Center (Elevator and Chairlift) is open. 
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Paul Smith's VIC trails are open. Call 327-6241. $
9:00 am - 4:30 pm High Falls Gorge is open for the winter!
10:00 a.m. - Dusk Dewey Mountain Recreation Center, Saranac Lake is open for walking, hiking and mountain biking (free)
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 is open
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm The Lake Placid Center for the Arts presents The BIG Little Art Show. Gallery is open from Tuesday - Saturday (closed 12/22-12/25)
5:00 pm Bloomingdale School Wreath Making Workshop, $15/wreath with crafts for kids
7 pm Philosopher's Pub at the Lake Clear Lodge and Retreat - weekend lectures
Best Bet! 7:30 pm Pendragon Theatre presents Terra Nova in Saranac Lake

Saturday - 12/1/12 
The Adirondack Scenic Railroad between Lake Placid and Saranac Lake is closed for the season
8:30 am -4:00pm Whiteface Mountain is open for the season 
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Whiteface Memorial Highway is closed for the season
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Olympic Jumping Center (Elevator and Chairlift) is open. 
9:00 am - 4:30 pm High Falls Gorge is open for the winter!
Dawn - Dusk Dewey Mountain Recreation Center, Saranac Lake s open for walking, hiking and mountain biking (free)
9 am - 2 pm St Agnes Christmas Bazaar, Lake Placid
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Paul Smith's VIC trails are open. Call 327-6241. $
10 am - 2 pm Indoor Harvest Market at the Harriettown Town Hall in Saranac Lake
10:00 am - 3:00 pm Santa's Workshop, North Pole, NY open weekends until Dec 16
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 is open
10 am - 3:00 pm Holiday Bazaar at St Luke's Episcopal Church, Saranac Lake
10:30 am  - 3:00 pm Adirondack Carousel, Saranac Lake is open Nov 1-May 31 Weekends only with special holiday times.) Rides: $2/person with discounts for multiple tickets 
11 a - 3:0 0pm Enchanted Christmas on Helen Hill, Saranac Lake. Meet artists and crafters
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm The Lake Placid Center for the Arts presents The BIG Little Art Show. Gallery is open from Tuesday - Saturday (closed 12/22-12/25)
1:00 p.m. Bowling opens at Romano’s Saranac Lanes in Saranac Lake
2:30 pm - 6:00 pm  8th annual Christmas in Au Sable Forks with Santa's Workshop characters, storytime, music and tree lighting. 
4:00 pm FREE holiday movie showing at the Hollywood Theatre, AuSable Forks (second showing will be at 7 pm after the tree lighting)
Best Bet! 7:30 pm Lake Placid Center for the Arts presents The Nutcracker Ballet
7:30 pm Lindsay Lou and The Flatbellys at BluSeed Studios, Saranac Lake
7:30 pm Pendragon Theatre presents Terra Nova in Saranac Lake
8:00 pm The Champlain Valley Film Society presents Monsieur Lazher at the Whallonsburg Grange

Sunday - 12/2/12  
8 am - 11 am Breakfast with Santa at the AuSable Forks Fire Department
8:30 am -4:00pm Whiteface Mountain is open for the season 
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Whiteface Memorial Highway is closed for the season is closed for the season
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Paul Smith's VIC trails are open. Call 327-6241. ($)
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Olympic Jumping Center (Elevator and Chairlift) is open. 
9:00 am - 4:30 pm High Falls Gorge is open for the winter!
Dawn - Dusk Dewey Mountain Recreation Center, Saranac Lake is open for walking, hiking and mountain biking (free)
Best Bet! 10:00 am - 3:00 pm Santa's Workshop, North Pole, NY open weekends until Dec 16
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. Lake Placid Olympic Museum is open
noon - 5:00 p.m.  Adirondack Carousel, Saranac Lake is open Nov 1-May 31 Weekends only with special holiday times.) Rides: $2/person with discounts for multiple tickets 
1:00 pm The Lake Placid Center for the Arts presents The Nutcracker
2 pm Adirondack Singers Annual Holiday Concert at St. Bernard's Church, Saranac Lake
4:30 pm - 7:30 pm 4:30 - 7:30 pm Santa's Workshop, North Pole, NY Village of Lights open December 2,9,16,21-23, 26-30,  Ride the carousel and observe the Nativity Pageant under the stars. $9.95/pp
Central Adirondack Family Time

Friday - 11/30/12
Water Safari Park is closed for the season, Old Forge and will reopen June12, 2013
McCauley Mountain Ski Area Scenic Chairlift will reopen in June (but the Ski Mountain will be open be open tentatively on December 15
Adirondack Museum will reopen in the spring and during Special Winter Lectures and Events. Special Shoppings Days include November 23 and December 4-22, 10-4 Don't forget to print out Coupon for $2 adult admission under "Special Offers." 
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Gallery open at the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts
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 "Tribute to the Tuttles"until April 2013
10:00 a.m. Every Friday bring pre-schoolers to the Johnsburg Library for craft and story time (FREE)
Best Bet! 7 pm Adirondack Lake Center for the Arts presents Little Women at the Long Lake Town Hall

Saturday – 12/1/12
Christmas on Main Street in Old Forge
Indian Lake Country Chrismas
The Adirondack Scenic Railroad is closed until the Santa Train November 23-24 and December 
Water Safari Park is closed for the season, Old Forge and will reopen June12, 2013
McCauley Mountain Ski Area Scenic Chairlift will reopen in June (but the Ski Mountain will be open be open tentatively on December 15
Adirondack Museum will reopen in the spring and during Special Winter Lectures and Events. Special Shoppings Days include November 23 and December 4-22, 10-4 Don't forget to print out Coupon for $2 adult admission under "Special Offers."  
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 am - 4 pm Long Lake Craft Fair at the Long Lake Central School
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Goodsell Museum presents "Tribute to the Tuttles"until April 2013
Best Bet! 2 pm The Old Forge Ballet Company presents The Nutcracker at The Strand Theatre in Old Forge
6 pm Eagle Bay Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
7 pm Adirondack Lake Center for the Arts presents Little Women at Newcomb Central School
7 pm  The Old Forge Ballet Company presents The Nutcracker at The Strand Theatre in Old Forge

Sunday - 12/2/12
Christmas on Main Street in Old Forge
Water Safari Park is closed for the season, Old Forge and will reopen June12, 2013
McCauley Mountain Ski Area Scenic Chairlift will reopen in June (but the Ski Mountain will be open tentatively on December 15
Adirondack Museum will reopen in the spring and during Special Winter Lectures and Events. Special Shoppings Days include November 23 and December 4-22, 10-4 Don't forget to print out Coupon for $2 adult admission under "Special Offers." 
9 am Let it Snow 5 K Run in Old Forge
Best Bet! 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.

Lake Champlain Adirondack Family Time
Friday - 11/30/12 
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Visit Ausable Chasm, 518-834-7454. Try the new cliff rappelling tour
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Tour Undergound Railroad Sites in Peru and Keeseville, $10/person. Registration required 518-834-5180
10:00 am - 4:00 pm Hot Chocolate at a Cold Fort: Fort Ticonderoga will be open for Special Events and Lecture throughout the winter. It will reopen full time in early May. 
10:00 am - 5 pm Adirondack History Center Museum, Elizabethtown
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Hancock House in Ticonderoga is open Wed-Saturday  
10:00 am - 4:00 pm Museum and the Arts Holiday Gift Shop: Crafts and Gift sales at the Ticonderoga Historical Society, Heritage Musuem and other locations
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Visit the Clinton County Historical Museum, Plattsburgh (Wed-Sat or by appt)
10 am - 2 pm Imaginarium Children's Museum in Plattsburgh
BEST BET!4 pm Canadian Pacific Holiday Train in Ticonderoga
5:00 pm - 1:00 pm The Crux Indoor Rock Climbing is open for the season. $10/adults, $8/child (12-younger)
BEST BET! 5:45 pm Canadian Pacific Holiday Train in Port Henry
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Pie and The Ski (Astronomy and Pizza) at the Pok-O-Mac Outdoor Education Center, Willsboro
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PARC Wellness Family Swim, Plattsburgh
8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Friday Night Magic at the Champlain Centre Mall Courtyard
BEST BET 8:15 pm Canadian Pacific Holiday Train in Plattsburgh
BEST BET! 10:00 pm Canadian Pacific Holiday Train in Rouses Point Station


Saturday - 12/1/12
9:00 a.m. Story Time and craft at the AuSable Forks FREE Library
BEST BET! 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Visit Ausable Chasm, 518-834-7454. Try the new cliff rappelling tour
Fort Ticonderoga will be open for Special Events and Lecture throughout the winter. It will reopen full time in early May. 
10 am - 2 pm Imaginarium Children's Museum in Plattsburgh
10 am - 6 pm Musuem Holiday Shopping at the Champlain Mall. The  Clinton County Historical Association will have many historical items for sall
10 am - 5 pm Adirondack History Center Museum, Elizabethtown 
10 am - 11:00 am Make a FREE wooden toy at Lowe's Build and Grow workshop
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Winter Plattsburgh Farmers' and Crafters' Market will move to the City Rec Center on the Old Base Oval until Dec 22
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Hancock House in Ticonderoga is open Wed-Saturday
10:30 am - 12:30 pm Create a Mask at the North Country Cultural Center, Plattsburgh, $
10:30 a.m. Story Time at the Chazy Public Library, 9633 State Route 9 for ages 3-8
10:30 am - noon Santa Meet and Greet at the Champlain Valley Mall with face painting, crafts and dancing
noon - 8:00 pm The Crux Indoor Rock Climbing is open for the season. $10/adults, $8/child (12-younger)

Sunday - 12/2/12  
Fort Ticonderoga will be open for Special Events and Lecture throughout the winter. It will reopen full time in early May. 
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Visit Ausable Chasm, 518-834-7454. Try the new cliff rappelling tour
BEST BET! 10 am - 2 pm Imaginarium Children's Museum in Plattsburgh
10 am - 5 pm Adirondack History Center Museum, Elizabethtown 
noon - 8:00 pm The Crux Indoor Rock Climbing is open for the season. $10/adults, $8/child (12-younger)

Southern Adirondack Family Time and Saratoga Springs
Fun for Parents and Children: Schedule a Tea at Abigail's Tea and Tiaras in Ballston Spa

Don't forget Saratoga Restaurant Week - Select restaurants have 3-course meals for $10, $20, $30 

Friday - 11/30/12

Check out the  Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theatre (Black Box Studio) Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs
Open Houses through Saratoga Springs, Glens Falls, Queensbury and Lake George
Gore Mountain is open
9:00 am Holiday Fair at the Adirondack Folk School. Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School 
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Natural Stone Bridge, Pottersville will reopen December 15 (snow permitting)
10:00 - 4:00 p.m. GO to the World Children's Museum, 89 Warren Street, Glens Falls ($5 admission includes program) 
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Railroads on Parade Museum will reopen Memorial Weekend for the season. Print a $1 off coupon
10:30 am - noon Saratoga Springs Public Library presents Library Babies play group for babies under 24 mths
10:30 p.m. Fun activities at the Crandall Public Library Glens Falls for ages 9-12 each week
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm Saratoga Springs Festival of Trees at the Saratoga Springs City Center, $8/adults, $5/Seniors, 43/Children over 10, Free/Children under 10 
4:00 pm Nature Wreaths at the Wilton Wildlife Preserve, Camp Saratoga, (FREE) 
5-8 pm Hometown Holidays Downtown Open House in Glens Falls
5-7 pm Lake Luzerne Tree Lighting and Stroll
Best Bet! 8 pm Janet Kinghorm Bernhard Theatre Mainstage presents A Midsummer Night's Dream in Saratoga Springs

Saturday – 12/1/12
Check out the  Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theatre (Black Box Studio) Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs
 Gore Mountain is open
9:00 am Holiday Fair at the Adirondack Folk School.  Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School
8:00 a.m. - 2:00 pm Glens Falls Farmers' Market is located at Christ Church Methodist for the Winter (9-noon) all off-season Saturdays
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Natural Stone Bridge, Pottersville will reopen December 15 (snow permitting)
10:00 - 4:00 p.m. GO to the World Children's Museum, 89 Warren Street, Glens Falls ($5 admission includes program) FREE Community Day
10:00 am - 11:00 am Saratoga Springs Public Library presents Library Babies, a free play group for children under 24 mths
10 am - 5 pm Glenwood Manor Antiques presents Open House, refreshments and an elegantly decorated home setting
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Railroads on Parade Museum will reopen for the season Memorial Weekend. Print a $1 off coupon
Best Bet! 11:00 am - 6:00 pm Saratoga Springs Festival of Trees at the Saratoga Springs City Center Family Day, $8/adults, $5/Seniors, 43/Children over 10, Free/Children under 10 
11:30 am - noon Saratoga Springs Public Library present Family Story Time for children 2-5
2 pm The Charles Wood Theatre presents The Night Before Christmas Yuletide Gathering
6 pm Guided Winter Snowshoe Tours (evenings) at Natural Stone Bridge and Caves
7 pm The Charles Wood Theatre presents The Night Before Christmas Yuletide Gathering
 7:30 p.m. Hudson River Music Hall, 10 Maple Street, Hudson Falls presents Stephanie Scheider and Friends Holiday Show
8 pm Janet Kinghorm Bernhard Theatre Mainstage presents A Midsummer Night's Dream in Saratoga Springs

Sunday - 12/2/12 
Check out the  Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theatre (Black Box Studio) Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs
Gore Mountain is open
Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School
 8:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Kid's Time at the Wells Wesleyan Church in Speculator every Sunday.  Snacks, lessons and fun activities.
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Natural Stone Bridge, Pottersville will reopen December 15 (snow permitting)
11:00 am - 6:00 pm Saratoga Springs Festival of Trees at the Saratoga Springs City Center, $8/adults, $5/Seniors, 43/Children over 10, Free/Children under 10 
noon - 4:00 p.m. GO to the World Children's Museum, 89 Warren Street, Glens Falls ($5 admission includes program)
noon - 5:00 p.m. Railroads on Parade Museum will reopen Memorial Weekend for the season. Print a $1 off coupon
12:30 pm Adult and Teen Gingerbread House Workshop at the Saratoga Springs Public Library
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Discovery Day at the Hyde Museum, Glens Falls 
Best Bet! 2:30 pm Adult and Teen Gingerbread House Workshop at the Saratoga Springs Public Library
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren Street, Glens Falls presents the Lake George Chamber Orchestra
3:00 pm  Hudson River Music Hall, 10 Maple Street, Hudson Falls presents 100 Days until St Patricks Day with Grafton Street Trio
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Kids Yoga program at Yana Yoga Malta
7 pm Christmas Concert at Rockwell Presbyterian in Lake Luzerne



photos and content © Diane Chase, used with permission of the Adirondack Family Activities™ Guidebook Series Adirondack Family Time™: Tri-Lakes  and High Peaks – July 2011 Adirondack Family Time: Adirondack Coast - Plattsburgh to Ticonderoga – August  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's second guidebook in the four-book series of Adirondack Family Activities™ will be available July 2012 covering the Adirondack Champlain Valley.

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