Thursday, December 13, 2012

Diane Chase's Adirondack Family Time Calendar of Events for December 14-16, 2012

By Diane Chase, author of the Adirondack Family Activities™ guidebook series, Adirondack Family Time™
The Adirondack Weekend Highlights for December 14-16, 2012.  

Calendar of Events December 14-16, 2012. Enjoy Your Weekend! BEST BET! Gingerbread House making and FREE Adirondack Carousel rides, 200th Anniversary of Pike's Cantonment, Plattsburgh, Adirondack Harper Martha Gallagher at Saratoga Free Library, FREE kids movie at The Strand in Old Forge

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 
All weekend Holiday Art Stroll in Saranac Lake
Lake Placid Holiday Stroll
 Daily - Horseback Riding at the Olympic Sports Complex with the Equine Center
Friday - 12/14/12
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)
7 pm Philosopher's Pub at the Lake Clear Lodge and Retreat - weekend lectures
7-9 pm Public Ice Skating at the Lake Placid Olympic Speed Skating Oval ($8/adult, $5/Junior(12-under), $5/Senior(over 65), Rentals for $3

Saturday - 12/15/12 
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)
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Paul Smith's VIC trails are open. Call 327-6241. $
10 am - 4 pm Saranac Lake Holiday Stroll
10 am - 2 pm Indoor Harvest Market at the Harriettown Town Hall in Saranac Lake
Best Bet! 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
10:30 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 
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
6 pm Santa and Mrs Claus at the Harrietstown Town Hall, Sarnanac Lake (free) part of Home for the Holidays
7:00 pm The Lake Placid Center for the Arts presents An Adirondack Christmas with Roy Hurd, Frank Orsini, Peggy Lynn, Dan Duggan, Tom Hodgson and Henry Jankiewics, $12/adults, $10/students, $6/under 12

Sunday - 12/16/12  
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)
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
10:00 am - 3:00  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 
Noon (Free) Holiday concert at the Adirondack Carousel (
1-3 pm Snowman Building contest at Berkely Green, Saranac Lake (part of Home for the Holidays)
Best Bet!2-3 (FREE) carousel rides at the Adirondack Carousel  and FREE gingerbread house making with David Hunt of Generations Restaurant, Lake Placid (all at the Saranac Lake Adirondack Carousel)
3-5 pm Visit with Santa at the Saranac Lake Youth Center (part of  Home for the Holidays)
 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
5-7 pm Green Crafts at the Saranac Lake Youth Center (part of Home for the Holidays)
7-9 pm Public Ice Skating at the Lake Placid Olympic Speed Skating Oval ($8/adult, $5/Junior(12-under), $5/Senior(over 65), Rentals for $3


Central Adirondack Family Time

Friday - 12/14/12
Water Safari Park is closed for the season, Old Forge and will reopen June12, 2013
9 am - 4:15 pm McCauley Mountain Ski Area  will be open tentatively on December 15. The Scenic Chairlift will reopen in June
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! 5 pm Holiday Soup Social at the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts, Blue Mountain Lake

Saturday – 12/15/12
The Adirondack Scenic Railroad is closed 
Water Safari Park is closed for the season, Old Forge and will reopen June12, 2013
9 am - 4:15 pm McCauley Mountain Ski Area  will be open tentatively on December 15. The Scenic Chairlift will reopen in June
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.  
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Goodsell Museum presents "Tribute to the Tuttles"until April 2013
noon Olive Oil Tasting at the Indian Lake Library
Best Bet! 10:30 am Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Strand Theatre, Old Forge
11:00 am FREE showing of Rise of the Guardians at the Strand, Old Forge (sponsored by Kiwanis Club's Bob Thayer Memorial Free Holiday Movie. Parents and children , popcorn and drink at no charge
 11:30 am  Lunch with Santa at the Long Lake Town Hall, pre-registration required at 518-624-3077

Sunday - 12/16/12
Water Safari Park is closed for the season, Old Forge and will reopen June12, 2013
9 am - 4:15 pm McCauley Mountain Ski Area  will be open tentatively on December 15. The Scenic Chairlift will reopen in June
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.
Best Bet! 2-4 pm Visit with Santa and Mrs Claus at the Indian Lake Theatre. Enjoy cookies and hot chocolate. Free

Lake Champlain Adirondack Family Time
Friday - 12/14/12 
BEST BET!9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Visit Ausable Chasm, 518-834-7454. Try the new cliff rappelling tour
The North Country Underground Railroad Historical Association is closed for the season
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 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
:00 pm - 1:00 pm The Crux Indoor Rock Climbing is open for the season. $10/adults, $8/child (12-younger)
8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Friday Night Magic at the Champlain Centre Mall Courtyard


Saturday - 12/15/12
9:00 a.m. Story Time and craft at the AuSable Forks FREE Library
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. 
BEST BET! 10 am - 4 pm 200th Anniversary of Pike's Cantonment at the War of 1812 Museum, Plattsburgh
10 am - 2 pm Imaginarium Children's Museum in Plattsburgh
10 am - 5 pm Adirondack History Center Museum, Elizabethtown 
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 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
The North Country Underground Railroad Historical Association is closed for the season
noon - 8:00 pm The Crux Indoor Rock Climbing is open for the season. $10/adults, $8/child (12-younger)

1:30 - 2:45 pm Call SUNY Plattsburgh Field House for Public Skate Times: $2/general, 518-564-3060

Sunday - 12/16/12  
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)
1:30 - 2:45 pm Call SUNY Plattsburgh Field House for Public Skate Times: $2/general, 518-564-3060
4:30 pm - 6 pm FREE public ice skating at the Scott Memorial Rink in Chazy (until March 10)

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

Friday - 12/14/12

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
8:30 - 4:00 pm 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- 11 am Lake George Forum Public Skating$3/children (12 and under) and $6/adults, with rentals available for $3.50.
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
4 - 6 pm Make some reindeer food at Abigail's Tea and Tiaras
5-7 pm Saratoga Candlelight House Tour as part of the Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation $$
6-8 pm Wilton Wildlife Preserve Nature Film Craft and Snack for Kids. Drop off school-aged children while you finish your shopping (registration required)
 6:30 - 10 pm Jingle Shelves at Saratoga Music Hall
(FREE with a nonperishable food item or new unwrapped gift for teens) 8 pm Charles Wood Theatre, Glens Falls presents Lake George Community Band's Most Wonderful Time of the Year Holiday Concert

Saturday – 12/15/12
Check out the  Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theatre (Black Box Studio) Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs
7 am - 10 am Peggy Strack signs her new book, A Stop in the Park at Uncommon Ground Coffee and Tea, Saratoga Springs
8:30 - 4:00 pm Gore Mountain is open
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) 
10:00 am - 11:00 am Saratoga Springs Public Library presents Library Babies, a free play group for children under 24 mths
 10:45 am - 12:45 pm The Saratoga Winery and Tasting room presents Pictures with Santa, Cheese, and chocolate wine pairings, complimentary cookies and cocoa for kids
Railroads on Parade Museum will reopen for the season Memorial Weekend. Print a $1 off coupon
11:30 am - 6 pm Adirondack Winery Holiday Part FREE wine tasting
11:30 am - noon Saratoga Springs Public Library present Family Story Time for children 2-5
1-3 pm The Lake George Forum Public Skating$3/children (12 and under) and $6/adults, with rentals available for $3.50.
1-3 pm Chapman Historical Museum presents Holiday Workshop for Children:crafts, reading, refreshments and music, $5/child
 3-6 pm Vicki Addesso Dodd signs her new book, I Love You More at Impressions of Saratoga, Saratoga Springs
5:30 -7 pm Peggy Strack signs her new book, A Stop in the Park at The Parting Glass, Saratoga Springs
6 pm Guided Winter Snowshoe Tours (evenings) at Natural Stone Bridge and Caves
 7:00 p.m. Hudson River Music Hall, 10 Maple Street, Hudson Falls presents Holiday Show

Sunday - 12/16/12 
Check out the  Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theatre (Black Box Studio) Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs
8:30 - 4:00 pm 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)
11:30 am - 6 pm Adirondack Winery Holiday Part FREE wine tasting, games, praizes and free tastings
noon - 4:00 p.m. GO to the World Children's Museum, 89 Warren Street, Glens Falls ($5 admission includes program)
 Railroads on Parade Museum will reopen Memorial Weekend for the season. Print a $1 off coupon
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Discovery Day at the Hyde Museum, Glens Falls 
Best Bet! 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Join the Adirondack Harper Martha Gallagher at the Saratoga Free Library (Free)
2-4 pm Lake George Forum Public Skating$3/children (12 and under) and $6/adults, with rentals available for $3.50.
2-4 pmThe Hyde Collection, 161 Warren Street, Glens Falls presents the Lake George Chamber Orchestra
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Kids Yoga program at Yana Yoga Malta
5:00 pm Halos n' Holly Dinner Theatre at Prime, Saratoga National, $$



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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