Sunday, December 21, 2014

Diane Chase's Adirondack Family Time™ Calendar for December 22-28, 2014


DON'T FORGET TO SCROLL DOWN FOR THE EVENTS IN YOUR REGION OF CHOICE!
By Diane Chase, author of the Adirondack Family Activities™ guidebook series, Adirondack Family Time™


The Adirondack Weekend Highlights for December 22-28, 2014.  
MERRY CHRISTMAS

Best Bet! 

EVENT CALENDAR
Lake Placid, Saranac Lake, Tupper Lake/ High Peaks Region and Beyond 
What to do with kids, family fun in Tupper Lake, Lake Placid, Malone, Paul Smiths, Bloomingdale, Gabriels, Wilmington, Jay, Upper Jay, Keene, Keene Valley New York (NY)

Wednesday - 12/24/14 
8:30 am - 4:30 pm Whiteface Mountain is open. 
10 am - 7 pm Dewey Mountain Recreation Center, Saranac Lake is open for skiing and snowshoeing on marked trail. Be cautious around New Lodge construction
noon Skate with Santa at the SL Civic Center ($5)

Thursday - 12/25/14 Merry Christmas
8:30 am - 4:30 pm Whiteface Mountain is open. 

Friday - 12/26/14
8:30 am - 4:30 pm Whiteface Mountain is open. 
9 am - 4 pm High Falls Gorge reopens for the season 
9 am - 4 pm Olympic Sports Complex (self-guided)tour at the bobsled, luge track $
9 am - 4 pm Olympic Jumping Center (site access only) Chairlift/elevator will resume in late Dec. 
9 am - 3:30 pm Paul Smith's VIC trails are open. ($) Call 327-6241. 
Adirondack Family Time guidebook for Lake Placid
Saranac Lake and the High Peaks
Over 300 four-season activities
including 33 easy hikes, 19 swimming holes
snowshoe/XC ski trails, trivia, maps
and more. 
Best Bet 9 am - 4:30 pm XC/snowshoe at Mt Van Hoevenberg Center, Lake Placid (weather dependent) Call 518-523-2811 for conditions)
9 am - 5 pm Cascade Cross-Country Ski Center is open for season. 
9 am - 6 pm The Climbery at High Peaks Cyclery is open
10 am Lake Placid Olympic History Tour at the Olympic Center, Lake Placid, $10/one hour
10 am - 7 pm Dewey Mountain Recreation Center, Saranac Lake is open for skiing and snowshoeing on marked trail. Be cautious around New Lodge construction
10 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The Wild Center is open
10 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Lake Placid Olympic Museum is open
10 am - 3 pm Historic Saranac Lake Laboratory Museum is open
noon  Bowling opens at Romano’s Saranac Lanes in Saranac Lake
 1-3 pm Public skating at the Olympic Oval (weather dependent) Call 518-523-2445
1 pm Lake Placid Olympic History Tour at the Olympic Center, Lake Placid, $10/one hour
2-7 pm Snow tubing at the Olympic Jumping Complex, Lake Placid ($10/hr)
3 pm - 2 am Bowlwinkles Bowling, arcade and laser tag, Lake Placid
7-9 pm Public Skating at the Lake Placid Olympic Oval (weather dependent) Call 518-523-2445
Lake Placid, Saranac Lake, Tupper Lake/ High Peaks Region and Beyond 
What to do with kids, family fun in Tupper Lake, Lake Placid, Malone, Paul Smiths, Bloomingdale, Gabriels, Wilmington, Jay, Upper Jay, Keene, Keene Valley New York (NY)

Saturday - 12/27/14  
Dawn - Dusk Dewey Mountain Recreation Center, Saranac Lake is walking and mountain biking. Be cautious around New Lodge construction 
8:30 am - 4:30 pm Whiteface Mountain is open. 
9 am - 4 pm Olympic Sports Complex (self-guided)tour at the bobsled, luge track $
9 am - 4:30 pm XC/snowshoe at Mt Van Hoevenberg Center, Lake Placid (weather dependent) Call 518-523-2811 for conditions)
9 am - 5 pm Dewey Mountain Recreation Center, Saranac Lake is open for skiing and snowshoeing on marked trail. Be cautious around New Lodge construction
9 am - 4 pm High Falls Gorge is open for the season 
9 am - 5 pm Cascade Cross-Country Ski Center shop is open for season. 
9:30 am Lake Placid Olympic History Tour at the Olympic Center, Lake Placid, $10/one hour
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Olympic Jumping Center (site access only) Chairlift/elevator will resume in late Dec. 
9 am - 6 pm The Climbery at High Peaks Cyclery is open
9 am - 3:30 pm Paul Smith's VIC trails are open ($) Call 327-6241. 
10 am Mount Pisgah, Saranac Lake will be open for night skiing and tubing
10 am - 4 pm Lake Placid Bobsled Experience at the Olympic Sports Complex ($$$)
10 am Harvest Farmers' Market at Harriettown Town Hall, Saranac Lake
10 am – 5 pm Lake Placid Olympic Museum is open
11 am - 4 pm  Adirondack Carousel, Saranac Lake is open Rides: $2.50/person with discounts for multiple tickets 
noon Bowling opens at Romano’s Saranac Lanes in Saranac Lake
1-3 pm Public skating at the Olympic Oval (weather dependent) Call 518-523-2445
2-7 pm Snow tubing at the Olympic Jumping Complex, Lake Placid ($10/hr)
3 pm - 2 am Bowlwinkles Bowling, arcade and laser tag, Lake Placid
4:30 - 8 pm Santa's Workshop, North Pole, NY open for Village of Lights
7pm Chateaugay Town Hall Theatre presents The Fault in Our Stars"
7-9 pm Public Skating at the Lake Placid Olympic Oval (weather dependent) Call 518-523-2445
Best Bet! 7 pm Pendragon Theater presents "It's A Wonderful Life: Live Radio Play" $10

Sunday - 12/28/14  
8:30 am - 4:30 pm Whiteface Mountain is open. 
9 am - 4:30 pm XC/snowshoe at Mt Van Hoevenberg Center, Lake Placid (weather dependent) Call 518-523-2811 for conditions)
9 am - 4 pm High Falls Gorge reopens for the season 
9 am - 5 pm Cascade Cross-Country Ski Center is open for season. 
9 am - 4 pm Olympic Sports Complex (self-guided)tour at the bobsled, luge track $
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Olympic Jumping Center (site access only) Chairlift/elevator will resume in late Dec. 
9 am - 3:30 p.m. Paul Smith's VIC trails are open. $ Call 327-6241. (fee)
10 am - 4 pm Dewey Mountain Recreation Center, Saranac Lake is open for skiing and snowshoeing on marked trail. Be cautious around New Lodge construction
10 am Mount Pisgah, Saranac Lake will be open for night skiing and tubing
10 am - 2 pm Lake Placid Bobsled Experience at the Olympic Sports Complex ($$$)
10 am - 5 pm The Climbery at High Peaks Cyclery is open
10 am - midnight Bowlwinkles in Lake Placid offers an arcade, laser tag, bowling and more 
10 am – 5 pm Lake Placid Olympic Museum is open
11 am Bowling opens at Romano’s Saranac Lanes in Saranac Lake
11 am - 4 pm  Adirondack Carousel, Saranac Lake is open Rides: $2.50/person with discounts for multiple tickets 
1 pm Chateaugay Town Hall Theatre presents "Elf" PG, FREE includes visits with Santa
1-3 pm Public skating at the Olympic Oval (weather dependent) Call 518-523-2445
2-7 pm Snow tubing at the Olympic Jumping Complex, Lake Placid ($10/hr)
3:15 pm Learn to  Ice Curling Holiday Session at the SL Civic Center ($20) Contact lpcurling@gmail.com
4:30 - 8 pm Santa's Workshop, North Pole, NY open for Village of Lights
Best Bet! 7 pm Pendragon Theater presents "It's A Wonderful Life: Live Radio Play" $10
7-9 pm Public Skating at the Lake Placid Olympic Oval (weather dependent) Call 518-523-2445

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Central Adirondack Family Time What to do with kids, family fun in Cranberry Lake, Newcomb, Thendara , Raquette Lake, Blue Mountain Lake, Long Lake, Old Forge, North Creek, Star Lake, Croghan, Woodgate, Minnehaha, Indian Lake and Inlet New York (NY)

Tuesday - 12/23/14

Wednesday 12/24/14
9 am - 4:15 pm McCauley Mountain Ski Area is open daily except Tuesdays, closed Dec 23, 25, open Dec 24,26,27,28,29,30,31 and New Year's Day. 

Thursday - 12/25/14 Merry Christmas

Friday - 12/26/14
9 am - 4:15 pm McCauley Mountain Ski Area is open daily except Tuesdays, closed Dec 23, 25, open Dec 24,26,27,28,29,30,31 and New Year's Day. 
10 am - 4 pm Gallery open at the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts
10 am - 4 pm the Adirondack Interpretive Center's building is open Tuesday-Saturday. Trails are open from dawn to dusk every day. 
10 am- 3 pm Goodsell Museum in Old Forge presents "100,00 Acres of Paradise: The Early History of the ADK League Club"
10 am Every Friday bring pre-schoolers to the Johnsburg Library for craft and story time (FREE)
4:30 - 5 pm Old Forge Ballet Company offers classes for children 3-5 at the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts $10/class
7 pm See a film at the Indian Lake Theatre: (Join in on Art House Thursdays)
7 pm Old Forge Ballet Company offers classes for children 6-13 at the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts $10/class
7 pm See a movie at The Strand in Old Forge
7:45 pm Lowville Town Hall Theatre, Lowville, showing "The Hobbit"

Saturday – 12/27/14 
9 am - 4:15 pm McCauley Mountain Ski Area is open daily except Tuesdays, closed Dec 23, 25, open Dec 24,26,27,28,29,30,31 and New Year's Day. 
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 in Old Forge
noon Lunch with Santa at Long Lake town Hall (pizza $)
1-5 pm Moms and Kids Day at Incapahco Art Song Studio, Long Lake: Make a Angel Necklace and earrings ($22)
1 pm Long Lake Polar Plunge to benefit Wounded Warrior Project
1:30 pm See a movie at The Strand in Old Forge
2 pm Indian Lake Theatre matinee
2 pm Lowville Town Hall Theatre, Lowville, showing "The Hobbit"
7 pm Old Forge Ballet presents "Nutcracker Ballet" at The Strand Theatre, Old Forge $15/adults, $10/seniors/teens, $5/children under 12
7 pm See a movie at The Strand in Old Forge
7 pm See a film at the Indian Lake Theatre: (Join in on Art House Thursdays)
7 pm Lowville Town Hall Theatre, Lowville, showing "The Hobbit"

Sunday - 12/28/14 
9 am - 4:15 pm McCauley Mountain Ski Area is open daily except Tuesdays, closed Dec 23, 25, open Dec 24,26,27,28,29,30,31 and New Year's Day. 
10 am - 4 pm the Adirondack Interpretive Center's building is open Tuesday-Saturday. Trails are open from dawn to dusk every day.
1:30 pm See a movie at The Strand in Old Forge
2 pm Lowville Town Hall Theatre, Lowville, showing "The Hobbit"
7 pm See a movie at The Strand in Old Forge
7 pm Lowville Town Hall Theatre, Lowville, showing "The Hobbit"

Monday - 12/29/14
9 am - 4:15 pm McCauley Mountain Ski Area is open daily except Tuesdays, closed Dec 23, 25, open Dec 24,26,27,28,29,30,31 and New Year's Day. 

Tuesday - 12/30/14
9 am - 4:15 pm McCauley Mountain Ski Area is open daily except Tuesdays, closed Dec 23, 25, open Dec 24,26,27,28,29,30,31 and New Year's Day. 

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Over 58 easy hikes, swimming holes,
seasonal activities, maps and trivia
Lake Champlain Adirondack Family Time
What to do with kids, family fun in Ausable Forks, Ticonderoga, Crown Point, Westport, Port Henry, Elizabethtown, Keeseville, Wadams, Essex and Plattsburgh New York (NY)

Monday - 12/22/14
10 am - 4:30 pm Imaginarium Children's Museum, Plattsburgh will merge with Kids' Place at The Transportation Museum in May 2015)
10:30 - 11:30 am FREE Family Ice Skate at SUNY Plattsburgh Field House (rentals $2/pair)

Tuesday - 12/23/14
10 am - 4:30 pm Imaginarium Children's Museum, Plattsburgh will merge with Kids' Place at The Transportation Museum in May 2015)
6-7 pm FREE instructional archery at Gander Mt, Plattsburgh registration is required 518-562-6860

Wednesday - 12/24/14 
3:45 pm Tune into a Holiday Story Time on WIRY Radio (1340 AM) with 

Thursday - 12/25/14 Merry Christmas

Friday - 12/26/14 
Daily - Use the hiking trails at the New Land Trust, Saranac FREE
Daily - Hike Champlain Area Trails Systems, (CATS) FREE
6 am - 6 pm Rulf's Orchard (bakery)
9 am - 9 pm Ticonderoga North Country Christmas Local Shopping with raffles, music
9 am - 4 pm Visit Ausable Chasm, 518-834-7454. Try the cliff rappelling tour (Discounts for residents of Clinton, Essex and Clinton counties)
9:30 am Storytime at the Paine Memorial Library, Hillsboro
10 am - 4 pm Imaginarium Children's Museum, Plattsburgh will merge with Kids' Place at The Transportation Museum in May 2015)
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Visit the Clinton County Historical Museum, Plattsburgh (Wed-Sat or by appt)
 6:30 - 9:30 pm Beartown Ski Area open weekend
6-10 pm Willsboro's climbing wall, the Crux is open


Saturday - 12/27/14 
Daily - Use the hiking trails at the New Land Trust, Saranac FREE
Daily - Hike Champlain Area Trails Systems, (CATS) FREE
6 am - 6 pm Rulf's Orchard ( bakery) 
9 am Story Time and craft at the AuSable Forks FREE Library
9 am - 4 pm Visit Ausable Chasm, 518-834-7454. Try the cliff rappelling tour (Discounts for residents of Clinton, Essex and Clinton counties)
9 am - 4 pm Beartown Ski Area is open
10 am - 1 pm Plattsburgh Farmers' Market at the City Recreation Center through the fall and alternating Saturday from January - May
10 am - 4 pm Imaginarium Children's Museum, Plattsburgh (will merge with Kids' Place at The Transportation Museum in May 2015)
10 am - 5 pm Adirondack History Center Museum, Elizabethtown s closed for the season but the Brewster Library is open by appointment for historical research
10 am – 4:00 pm 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
3 pm Kids Club at The Crux, $8/child under 12, $10/adult

Sunday - 12/28/14  
Daily - Use the hiking trails at the New Land Trust, Saranac FREE
 6 am - 6 pm Rulf's Orchard (bakery)
 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Visit Ausable Chasm, 518-834-7454. Try the cliff rappelling tour (Discounts for residents of Clinton, Essex and Clinton counties)
10 am - 6 pm Beartown Ski Area, Beekmantown is open
10 am - 4 pm Imaginarium Children's Museum, Plattsburgh will merge with Kids' Place at The Transportation Museum in May 2015)
Adirondack History Center Museum, Elizabethtown is closed for the season but the Brewster Library is open by appointment for historical research

Monday - 12/29/14
10:30 - 11:30 am FREE Family Ice Skate at SUNY Plattsburgh Field House (rentals $2/pair)
1 pm FREE Family snowshoe and XC ski at Cadyville Rec Park

Tuesday - 12/30/14
1 pm FREE Family snowshoe and XC ski at Cadyville Rec Park
6-7 pm FREE instructional archery at Gander Mt, Plattsburgh registration is required 518-562-6860

Wednesday - 12/31/14
1 pm FREE Family snowshoe and XC ski at Cadyville Rec Park
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Southern Adirondack Family Time Area Events
What to do with kids, family fun in Schroon Lake, Whitehall and Lake George, Caroga Lake, Mayfield, Lake Luzerne, Piseco, Northville, Bolton Landing, Gloversville, Thurman, Warrensburg, Hague and Speculator New York (NY) 


Monday - 12/22/14
8:30 am - 4 pm Gore Mountain is open for skiing and riding
8:30 am - 9 pm Ski/Ride at West Mountain, Queensbury
10 am - 9 pm Tubing at West Mountain, Glens Falls through Jan 4
10:30 am - 4 pm Take a trolley to get your Christmas Tree at Ellm's, Ballston Spanoon Charles Wood Theatre, Glens Falls Christmas Family party


Tuesday - 12/23/14
8:30 am - 4 pm Gore Mountain is open for skiing and riding
8:30 am - 9 pm Ski/Ride at West Mountain, Queensbury
10 am - 9 pm Tubing at West Mountain, Glens Falls through Jan 4

Wednesday - 12/24/14
8:30 am - 4 pm Gore Mountain is open for skiing and riding
8:30 am - 9 pm Ski/Ride at West Mountain, Queensbury
10 am - 9 pm Tubing at West Mountain, Glens Falls through Jan 4

Thursday - 12/25/14 Merry Christmas

8:30 am - 4 pm Gore Mountain is open for skiing and riding
11 am  4:30 pm  Christmas at LapLand Nordic Center - visit reindeer, tube, skate (fees vary)
noon - 4:30 pm Ski/Ride at West Mountain, Queensbury
noon - 4:30 pm Tubing at West Mountain, Glens Falls through Jan 4

Friday - 12/26/14  
Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School 
8:30 am - 4 pm Gore Mountain is open for skiing and riding
8:30 am - 9 pm Ski/Ride at West Mountain, Queensbury
9 am - 4 pm Oak Mountain is open for skiing and riding
9:30 am - 9 pm Lake George Bowl and Games
9:30 am - 4:30 pm The Children's Museum at Saratoga for elementary aged children and younger (Busy Bee programs is every Friday free with admission)
Natural Stone Bridge, Pottersville will reopen in mid December
10 am - 9 pm Tubing at West Mountain, Glens Falls through Jan 4
10 am - 5 pm Visit the Hyde Collection, Glens Falls
10 am - 1:30 pm Little Steps Indoor Open Play, 35 Bath St, Ballston Spa
10:00 - 4:00 p.m. GO to the World Children's Museum, 89 Warren Street, Glens Falls ($5 admission includes program)
3:30 p.m. Fun activities at the Crandall Public Library Glens Falls for ages 9-12 each week
4-9 pm Holiday Fair at Oak Mountain, dog sled rides/$10
5:30 pm Saratoga to North Creek Polar Express Train
7:30 pm Saratoga to North Creek Polar Express Train
Home Made Theatre, Saratoga will reopen in February

Saturday – 12/27/14 
Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School
8:30 am - 4 pm Gore Mountain is open for skiing and riding
8:30 am - 9 pm Ski/Ride at West Mountain, Queensbury
9 am - 4 pm Oak Mountain is open for skiing and riding
9:30 am - 9 pm Lake George Bowl and Games
9:30 am - 4:30 pm The Children's Museum at Saratoga for elementary aged children and younger
 Natural Stone Bridge, Pottersville will reopen in mid December
10 am - 1:30 pm Little Steps Indoor Open Play, 35 Bath St, Ballston Spa
10 am - 9 pm Tubing at West Mountain, Glens Falls through Jan 4
10 am - 5 pm Visit the Hyde Collection, Glens Falls
10 am - 4 pm GO to the World Children's Museum, 89 Warren Street, Glens Falls ($5 admission includes program) 
5:30 pm Saratoga to North Creek Polar Express Train
7 pm Laser Tag at the Adventure Family Fun Center, Queensbury
7:30 pm Saratoga to North Creek Polar Express Train

Sunday - 12/28/14 
Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School
8:30 am - 4 pm Gore Mountain is open for skiing and riding
8:30 am - 4:30 pm Ski/Ride at West Mountain, Queensbury
8:45 - 10 a.m. Kid's Time at the Wells Wesleyan Church in Speculator every Sunday.  Snacks, lessons and fun activities.
Natural Stone Bridge, Pottersville will open in mid December
9 am - 4 pm Oak Mountain is open for skiing and riding
10 am - 6 pm 9:30 am - 9 pm Lake George Bowl and Games
10 am - 4:30 pm Tubing at West Mountain, Glens Falls through Jan 4
noon - 4:30 pm 9:30 am - 4:30 pm The Children's Museum at Saratoga for elementary aged children and younger
noon - 4:00 p.m. GO to the World Children's Museum, 89 Warren Street, Glens Falls ($5 admission includes program)
2 pm The film Peter Pan at the Wood Theatre, Glens Falls
3 pm Hudson River Hall, Hudson Falls Anniversary Party $10
5:30 pm Saratoga to North Creek Polar Express Train
7:30 pm Saratoga to North Creek Polar Express Train

Monday - 12/29/14
8:30 am - 4 pm Gore Mountain is open for skiing and riding
8:30 am - 9 pm Ski/Ride at West Mountain, Queensbury
10 am - 9 pm Tubing at West Mountain, Glens Falls through Jan 4

Tuesday - 12/30/14
8:30 am - 4 pm Gore Mountain is open for skiing and riding
8:30 am - 9 pm Ski/Ride at West Mountain, Queensbury
10 am - 9 pm Tubing at West Mountain, Glens Falls through Jan 4

clipart compliments of Classroom Clipart all other photos and content © Diane Chase, used with permission of the Adirondack Family Activities™ Guidebook SeriesAdirondack Family Time™: Tri-Lakes  and High Peaks – July 2012 Adirondack Family Time: Adirondack Coast - Plattsburgh to Ticonderoga – August  2013 Adirondack Family Time: Central Adirondack – July 2015 Adirondack Family Time: Southern Adirondacks – Lake George July 2016 © 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  Diane Chase's  four-book series of Adirondack Family Activities™ 

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