Thursday, December 20, 2012

Diane Chase's Adirondack Family Time Calendar of Events for December 21-23, 2012

The Adirondack Highlights for December 21-23, 2012.  

Calendar of Events December 21-23, 2012. Enjoy Your Weekend! BEST BET! Pendragon Theatre presents A Christmas Carol

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 - 12/21/12
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 am - 4 pm Take a self-guided tour of the Lake Placid Olympic Sports Complex ($4/non event days)
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 am - 4 pm Olympic Bobsled Experience at the Olympic Sports Complex
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)
Best Bet! 3-7 pm Try tubing at the Olympic Jumping Complex (Dec 22- March 17) , $9/hr
4:30 - 7:30 pm Santa's Workshop, North Pole, NY Village of Lights open December 2,9,16,21-23, 26-30, $9.95/pp
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
7 pm Pendragon Theatre presents A Christmas Carol

Saturday - 12/22/12 
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 am - 4 pm Take a self-guided tour of the Lake Placid Olympic Sports Complex ($4/non event days)
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 is 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 - 2 pm Olympic Bobsled Experience at the Olympic Sports Complex
10 am - 2 pm Indoor Harvest Market at the Harrietown 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
10:30 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 p.m. Bowling opens at Romano’s Saranac Lanes in Saranac Lake
2:00 pm Pendragon Theatre presents A Christmas Carol
2-7 pm Try tubing at the Olympic Jumping Complex (Dec 22- March 17) , $9/hr
Best Bet! 4:30 - 7:30 pm Santa's Workshop, North Pole, NY Village of Lights open December 2,9,16,21-23, 26-30, $9.95/pp
7 pm Pendragon Theatre presents A Christmas Carol
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

Sunday - 12/23/12  
8:30 am -4:00pm Whiteface Mountain is open for the season 
9 am - 4 pm Take a self-guided tour of the Lake Placid Olympic Sports Complex ($4/non event days)
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Whiteface Memorial Highway is closed for the season is closed for the season
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Paul Smith's VIC trails are open. Call 327-6241. ($)
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 am - 2 pm Try tubing at the Olympic Jumping Complex (Dec 22- March 17) , $9/hr (Closed in Christmas Day)
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 
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm  Adirondack Carousel, Saranac Lake. 
2 pm Pendragon Theatre presents A Christmas Carol
4:30 - 7:30 pm Santa's Workshop, North Pole, NY Village of Lights open December 2,9,16,21-23, 26-30, $9.95/pp
Best Bet! 7 pm Pendragon Theatre presents A Christmas Carol
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 - 12/21/12
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! 5:00 pm Soup and Songs at the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts, Blue Mountain Lake

Saturday – 12/22/12
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
Best Bet! 3 pm Adirondack Lake Center for the Arts presents Little Women at the The View, Old Forge

Sunday - 12/23/12
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! 

Lake Champlain Adirondack Family Time
Friday - 12/21/12 
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
5:00 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 - 12/22/12
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 - 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 am - noon Champlain Valley Transportation Museum will present a Kids' Station Event at the Plattsburgh Library: Make Sugar Cone Christmas Trees and other crafts
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 - 12:30 pm Create Your Own Jewelry at the North Country Cultural Arts Center, Plattsburgh
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 - 12/23/12  
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 - 12/21/12

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 am - 4:00 pm Gore Mountain is open
8 am - 4 pm Up Yonda Farm Environmental Education Center in Bolton Landing($)
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 am - noon Lake George Forum Public Skating, $3/children (12 and under), $6/adults, $3.50 rental
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
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)
8 pm The Parting Glass presents McKrells Christmas Show, $10, Saratoga Springs

Saturday – 12/22/12
Check out the  Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theatre (Black Box Studio) Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs
 8:30 am - 4:00 pm Gore Mountain is open
Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School
8 am - 4 pm Up Yonda Farm Environmental Education Center in Bolton Landing($)
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)
Best Bet!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
 Railroads on Parade Museum will reopen for the season Memorial Weekend. Print a $1 off coupon
11:30 am - noon Saratoga Springs Public Library present Family Story Time for children 2-5
1-3 pm Lake George Forum Public Skating$3/children (12 and under) and $6/adults, with rentals available for $3.50.
1:00 pm The Parting Glass presents McKrells Christmas Show, $10, Saratoga Springs
6 pm Guided Winter Snowshoe Tours (evenings) at Natural Stone Bridge and Caves
Check back for more Hudson River Music Hall, 10 Maple Street, Hudson Falls after the New Year

Sunday - 12/23/12 
Check out the  Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theatre (Black Box Studio) Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs
8:30 am - 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)
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 
2:00 pm The Parting Glass presents McKrells Christmas Show, $10, Saratoga Springs 
2-4 pm Lake George Forum Public Skating$3/children (12 and under) and $6/adults, with rentals available for $3.50.
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Kids Yoga program at Yana Yoga Malta
6:00 pm The Parting Glass presents McKrells Christmas Show, $10, Saratoga Springs

photos and content © Diane Chase, used with permission of the Adirondack Family Activities™ Guidebook SeriesAdirondack 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. 

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