Adirondack Events and Activities for December 4-6, 2015

ENJOY! 


Fun Adirondack (ADK) Events for everyone: kids, parents, families, pet-owners singletons, handicap-accessible or retired.

December 4-6, 2015 
Highlights: Whiteface Mt and Gore are open, NCBE The Nutcracker in Lake Placid, North Pole Yuletide Family Weekends, Sparkle Village Saranac Lake,Luge World Cup, Christmas with Almanzo at Wilder Homestead, public indoor skating,  Ticonderoga North Country Christmas, Its a Wonderful Life Radio Play in Blue Mt Lake, FREE kids movie at Whallonsburg Grange, Tree Lightings in Saranac Lake, Plattsburgh, Ballston Spa, Hudson Falls, Speculator and more! 27th Annual Christmas in Warrensburg, Enjoy!

Previous Events

Have a great weekend from the Adirondack (ADK) Park! There are a variety of activities and events happening around the Adirondack (ADK) region this weekend that are great family fun, not just for kids!

Calendar of Weekend Events for December 4-6, 2015


Adirondack High Peaks/Lake Placid/Saranac Lake EventsWhat to do in Tupper Lake, Lake Placid, Malone, Paul Smiths, Bloomingdale, Gabriels, Vermontville, Town of Saranac, Wilmington, Jay, Upper Jay, Keene, Keene Valley, Malone, New York (NY)

Old Forge/Inlet/Long Lake (Central Adirondack Events) Hamilton County, NY– including What to do with kids, family in Cranberry Lake, Newcomb, Thendara, Raquette Lake, Blue Mountain Lake, Long Lake, Old Forge, Northville,North Creek, Caroga Lake, Star Lake, Speculator, Croghan, Indian Lake and Inlet New York (NY)

Lake George/ Southern Adirondack Events– What to do in Schroon Lake, Whitehall and Lake George, Caroga Lake, Mayfield, Lake Luzerne, Bolton Landing, Gloversville, Thurman, Warrensburg, Hague New York (NY)

Champlain Valley, Adirondack Events– What to do in Ausable Forks, Ticonderoga, Crown Point, Westport, Port Henry, Elizabethtown and Keeseville, Wadams, Essex and Plattsburgh New York (NY)



Lake Placid/Saranac Lake/High Peaks (Tri-Lakes) Events
December Public Skating times for Saranac Lake Civic Center (next date: December 13, 20 at 2 pm; Dec 24: Skate with Santa at 11:45 am, Dec 27 at 12:45 pm

Thursday - December 3
6:30 pm Tupper Lake's Adirondack State Theatre presents a screening of Fade to Winter







Viessmann World Cup Luge at Lake Placid Olympic
Luge Track December 4-5, 2015
Friday - December 4, 2015
ALL DAY: Luge World Cup at the Lake Placid Olympic Luge Track
Dawn - Dusk Dewey Mountain Recreation Center, Saranac Lake trails for walking and mountain biking (free)
Dawn - Dusk: Hike or mountain bike the trails at Pisgah Mountain, Saranac Lake (free)
Dawn - dusk: Henry's Woods, Lake Placid hiking/running trails (free)
Dawn - Dusk: Heaven Hill Orchard Loop, Lake Placid hiking/running trails (free)
 to Dusk: Paul Smith's VIC trails are free except during ski season. Call 327-6241. The building is open 9 am - 5 pm Tues-Sun.
8:30 am - 4 pm Whiteface Mountain Ski Resort is open for the season 
9 am - 4 pm Olympic Jumping Center (Elevator only)
9:30 am 2 pm Luge World Cup at the Lake Placid Olympic Luge Track (9:30 am Doubles:1st Run, 10:50 doubles 2nd Run, 12:10 Men 1st Run, 13:45 Men 2nd Run, Medal Ceremony- Doubles and Men at Medals Plaza) Adults/$16, Juniors/Seniors/$10
10 am - 4 pm Historic Saranac Lake Museum presents "Medical Marvels" in the John Black room (Open Tues - Sat)
10 am - 4 pm Adirondack Wildlife Refuge, Wilmington (Thursdays - Mondays)
10 am– 5 pm The Wild Center is open weekends with these exceptions: Open Dec. 26-31 (10 am - 5 pm), President's week (3rd week in February and Martin Luther King Day, Closed:Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Day and the month of April
10 am – 5 pm Lake Placid Olympic Museum is open daily. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and Ironman Sunday
Upper Jay Recovery Lounge presents 
"Love and Information"
by Caryl Churchill, directed by james Colman, 
(December 2,3,4,5,6 at 8 pm) $18/general
noon - 3 am Bowling at Romano’s Saranac Lanes in Saranac Lake
noon - 3 pm Public Skating at the Tupper Lake Civic Center
1:30 - 3 pm Public skating at the Olympic Center, Rentals $6
3 pm - midnight Bowlwinkles in Lake Placid offers public bowling
3:15 pm Lake Placid Public Library presents "Magic and Levitating Language" for grades 3-5. Discover simple tricks of magic through hands-on learning along with book oaks and read alouds. Call 523-3200 (Offered December 4,11,18)
4-8 pm Saranac Lake Sparkle Village at Harrietstown Town Hall Auditorium $2
4-8 pm Bowlwinkles Indoor Bounce House Open
5:30 pm Light Up Dowtown Saranac Lake Tree Lighting
6 pm  The Wead Library, Malone presents Movie Night: "Frozen"
7 pm FREE: Join Dr. Aileen O'Donoghue at the Wild Center for a lecture "Astronomy in the Era of Data" 
8 pm Upper Jay Recovery Lounge presents "Love and Information" by Caryl Churchill, directed by james Colman, (December 2,3,4,5,6 at 8 pm) $18/general

Saturday -December 5, 2015 
ALL DAY: Luge World Cup at the Lake Placid Olympic Luge Track
Dawn - Dusk Dewey Mountain Recreation Center, Saranac Lake trails for walking and mountain biking (free)
Dawn - Dusk: Hike or mountain bike the trails at Pisgah Mountain, Saranac Lake (free)
Dawn - dusk: Henry's Woods, Lake Placid hiking/running trails (free)
Dawn - Dusk: Heaven Hill Orchard Loop, Lake Placid hiking/running trails (free)
Dawn to Dusk:Paul Smith's VIC trails are free except during ski season. Call 327-6241The building is open 9 am - 5 pm Tues-Sun.
8:30 am - 4 pm Whiteface Mountain Ski Resort is open for the season 
9 am - 2 pm St. Agnes School Christmas Bazaar, Lake Placid
9 am St Luke's Holiday Bazaar, Saranac lake
9 am - 4 pm Olympic Jumping Center (Elevator only) is open
9 am – 4 pm High Falls Gorge after Thanksgiving - Dec 24 (Mon, Tues, Fri, Sat, Sun), Dec 26-Jan 26 open daily) Winter = $14, Children (4-12) $10, Try the Mining activity
10 am - 3  pm Keene Central School Craft Fair (Look for Santa at 11 am)
10 am - 3:30 pm North Pole Yuletide Family Weekends (Saturday and Sunday though December 23)
10 am - 4 pm Saranac Lake Sparkle Village at Harrietstown Town Hall Auditorium $2
10 am– 5 pm The Wild Center is open weekends with these exceptions: Open Dec. 26-31 (10 am - 5 pm), President's week (3rd week in February and Martin Luther King Day, Closed:Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Day and the month of April
10 am - 4 pm Adirondack Wildlife Refuge, Wilmington (Thursdays - Mondays)
10 am - noon Adirondack Carousel and the Saranac Lake Teacher's Union presents "Season Readings" FREE books and treats
10 am - midnight Bowlwinkles in Lake Placid offers an arcade and public bowling
10 am - 8 pm Bowlwinkles Indoor Bounce House : Saturday Special Bounce and Bowling (ages 4-12) $8/child
10 am - 2 pm Indoor Farmers Market Harrietstown Hall Saranac Lake (through December 19)
10 am – 5 pm Lake Placid Olympic Museum is open daily. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and Ironman Sunday
10:40 am - 2 pm Luge World Cup at the Lake Placid Olympic Luge Track (10:40 am Women's 1st Run, noon Women's 2nd run, 14:00 Team Relay, Medal Ceremony- Women's and Team Relay at Medal Plaza) Adults/$16, Juniors/Seniors/$10
11 am - 3 pm Wilder Homestead, Burke, NY: presents "Christmas With Almanzo" caroling, cookies, children's activities, Farmer Boy Christmas chapter readings 
11 am - 3 pm Adirondack Carousel is open, $2/ride, multiple tickets available for discount. (Nov 2- June 24) 
noon - 3 am Bowling at Romano’s Saranac Lanes in Saranac Lake
1-4 pm Christmas Tea and Festival of Trees at the House of History, Malone
7:30 pm North Country Ballet Ensemble presents The Nutcracker at the Lake Placid Center For the Arts $20/adults, $15/children
8 pm Upper Jay Recovery Lounge presents "Love and Information" by Caryl Churchill, directed by james Colman, (December 2,3,4,5,6 at 8 pm) $18/general

Sunday - December 6, 2015
Dawn - Dusk Dewey Mountain Recreation Center, Saranac Lake trails for walking and mountain biking (free until the snow flies)
33 easy hikes 19 swimming holes, 4-season
acitivities, ski trails, trivia and maps!
Dawn - Dusk: Hike or mountain bike the trails at Pisgah Mountain, Saranac Lake (free)
Dawn - dusk: Henry's Woods, Lake Placid hiking/running trails (free)
Dawn - Dusk: Heaven Hill Orchard Loop, Lake Placid hiking/running trails (free)
Dawn to DuskPaul Smith's VIC trails are free except during ski season. Call 327-6241The building is open 9 am - 5 pm Tues-Sun.
8:30 am - 4 pm Whiteface Mountain Ski Resort is open for the season  (Don't miss "Why Not Wednesday" - bring a Coca-Cola product to the Whiteface ticket window and get a $48 lift ticket or 
NCBE The Nutcracker at LPCA on
December 5 at 7:30 pm
and December 6 at 1 pm
9 am - 4 pm Olympic Jumping Center (Elevator only)
9 am – 4 pm High Falls Gorge after Thanksgiving - Dec 24 (Mon, Tues, Fri, Sat, Sun), Dec 26-Jan 26 open daily) Winter = $14, Children (4-12) $10, Try the Mining activity
10 am - 3:30 pm North Pole Yuletide Family Weekends (Saturday and Sunday though December 23) 
10 am– 5 pm The Wild Center is open weekends with these exceptions: Open Dec. 26-31 (10 am - 5 pm), President's week (3rd week in February and Martin Luther King Day, Closed:Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Day and the month of April
10 am - 4 pm Adirondack Wildlife Refuge, Wilmington (Thursdays - Mondays)
10 am – 5 pm Lake Placid Olympic Museum is open daily. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and Ironman Sunday
11 am - 3 pm Adirondack Carousel is open, $2/ride, multiple tickets available for discount. (Nov 2- June 24) 
noon - 9 pm Bowling at Romano’s Saranac Lanes in Saranac Lake
noon- midnight Bowlwinkles in Lake Placid offers public bowling
noon - 8 pm Bowlwinkles Indoor Bounce House
1 pm North Country Ballet Ensemble presents The Nutcracker at the Lake Placid Center For the Arts $20/adults, $15/children
4:30 - 8 pm North Pole Yuletide Family Weekends Village of Lights December 6, 13, 20, 22,23 )
8 pm Upper Jay Recovery Lounge presents "Love and Information" by Caryl Churchill, directed by james Colman, (December 2,3,4,5,6 at 8 pm) $18/general


Old Forge/Inlet/Long Lake/North Creek 
Friday -December 4, 2015
Dawn to Dusk: Adirondack Interpretive trails, Newcomb are open FREE
8:30 am - 4 pm Gore Mountain is open 
10 am - 4pm Adirondack Museum Gift Shop will be open Wednesday - Sunday  through December 20) 
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.
10 am- 3 pm Goodsell Museum "Extraordinary Things: 100 years of history" New Exhibit 
10 am Every Friday bring pre-schoolers to the Johnsburg Library, Newcomb for craft and story time (FREE)
5:30 pm Lighting of Community Tree, North Creek: part of Lights On Festival
7 pm Indian Lake Theatre presents "Bridge of Spies"
7:45 pm Lowville Hometown Theatre presents " Mockingjay Part II"

Saturday –December 5, 2015 
Dawn to Dusk:Adirondack Interpretive trails, Newcomb are open FREE
7-10:30 am Breakfast with Santa at North Creek Fire House -part of Lights On Festival
8:30 am - 4 pm Gore Mountain is open 
10 am- 3 pm Goodsell Museum presents"Extraordinary Things: 100 years of history"
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 - 4pm Adirondack Museum Gift Shop will be open Wednesday - Sunday  through December 20) 
11 am Lights On Crafts Fair at Copperfield Inn, North Creek - part of Lights On Festival
11:30 am North Creek Holiday Parade - part of Lights On Festival
noon - 4 pm "More Christmas Through Their Eyes" 130 nativity scenes at Park-Bentley Place, South Glens Falls
2 pm Gem Boy Production presents a Radio Play version of "It's A Wonderful Life" at the Adirondack Museum, Blue Mountain Lake, Free/members, $10/general (Other productions are Dec 12 at Chestertown and Feb 13 at Indian Lake Theatre)
7 pm Indian Lake Theatre presents "Bridge of Spies"
7 pm FREE Concert and Holiday Celebration at Tannery Pond Community Center, North Creek - part of Lights On Festival
7 pm Lowville Hometown Theatre presents " Mockingjay Part II"
7 pm Long Lake Library present the annual Holiday Coffee House with the Adirondack Gypsies, reading by Jordan Hormstein, refreshments. FREE


Sunday - December 6, 2015
Dawn to Dusk:Adirondack Interpretive trails, Newcomb are open FREE
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8:30 am - 4 pm Gore Mountain is open 
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 - 4pm Adirondack Museum Gift Shop will be open Wednesday - Sunday  through December 20) 
2 pm Indian Lake Theatre presents "Bridge of Spies"
2 pm Tannery Pond Community Center, North Creek presents FREE Holiday Choir - part of Lights On Festival
2 pm Lowville Hometown Theatre presents " Mockingjay Part II"
3-4:30 pm United Methodist Church, North River presents Nancy Tutunjian-Berger for a FREE holiday concert
7 pm Lowville Hometown Theatre presents " Mockingjay Part II"

Monday - December 7, 2015
7 pm FREE Lowville Hometown Theatre presents "It's A Wonderful Life" brought to Lowville by the Arts Community of Lewis County
Westport/Essex/Ticonderoga/Plattsburgh 
(Lake Champlain Events)

Friday -December 4, 2015
Dawn to DuskChamplain Area Trails (CATS)

9 am - 4 pm 25th Annual Christmas Open House at Parker Family Maple Farm, Chazy
10 am- noon Inside Farmers Market: Plattsburgh Winter Market at the City Recreation Center, US Oval (Jan 23-April 30 on alternating Saturdays)
Ticonderoga North Country Christmas
through December 6, 2015
10 am - 2 pm Champlain Valley Transportation Museum/Imaginarium Museum, Plattsburgh
10 am – 4 pm Hancock House in Ticonderoga is open Wed-Saturday year-round
10 am - 3 pm Visit the Clinton County Historical Museum, Plattsburgh (Wed-Sat or by appt)
11 am - 2 pm Adirondack History Museum Holiday Sale at the Gift Shop
4-10 pm Champy's Fun Zone: mini bowling, glow-in-dark mini golf, arcade, indoor splash park at Comfort Inn, Plattsburgh
5 pm - midnight Open Bowling at Willsborough Bowling in Willsboro
5 pm Downtown Plattsburgh Holiday Parade and Christmas Tree Lighting. Starts at SUNY Plattsburgh and ends at Stafford School

Saturday -December 5, 2015
• Check out the newly renovated Strand Theatre, Plattsburgh for workshops and events
Come Color at the Plattsburgh Public Library for fun and relaxation during the holiday. Coloring stations set up for all age groups. 

Dawn to Dusk: Champlain Area Trails (CATS)
Dawn to Dusk: Saranac River Trail, Plattsburgh
58 easy hikes, 33 swimming holes,
trivia, maps and four-season fun
for Westport, Ticonderoga
Plattsburgh and the Champlain Valley
9 am - 10 pm Champy's Fun Zone: mini bowling, glow-in-dark mini golf, arcade, indoor splash park at Comfort Inn, Plattsburgh
9 am Story Time and craft at the AuSable Forks FREE Library
9 am - 4 pm 25th Annual Christmas Open House at Parker Family Maple Farm, Chazy
9 am- 3 pm Visit Ausable Chasm518-834-7454: Winter times and rates through March
9:30 am - 4 pm Holiday Craft Fair at Plattsburgh Rec Center, US Oval Plattsburgh $3 (12 and older) visit Santa , kids crafts, food and vendors
10 am AuSable Forks Free Library Story time
10 am - 1 pm Holiday Party with Santa at the Mason's, Westport
10 am - 2 pm Champlain Valley Transportation Museum/Imaginarium Museum, Plattsburgh
The Strand presents A Joyous Nowell
10 am - 3 pm Visit the Clinton County Historical Museum, Plattsburgh (Wed-Sat or by appt)
10 am – 4 pm Hancock House in Ticonderoga is open Wed-Saturday,year-round
10:30 am Story Time at the Chazy Public Library, 9633 St 
noon - 4 pm 2nd annual Holiday Ornament Workshop: FREE games, crafts and music at The Alice, Chazy
4-5:30 pm Hot Chocolate and coolies, children activities and caroling at Library Park, Westport (Firemen's Parade to Light the tree)
5 pm - midnight Open Bowling at Willsborough Bowling
7 pm Piano By Nature, Elizabethtown presents "Playing in the Snow" at Hand House
7 pm The Newman Center, Plattsburgh prsents "The Golden Age of Comedy" FREE (on 16mm set to Chopin)
7:30 pm The Strand Theatre presents "Champlain Valley Voices: A Joyous Nowell" 
FREE movie at Whallonsburgh Grange
7:30 pm Champlain Valley Film Society presents "Ida" at the Whallonsburg Grange $6/adults, $3/children

Sunday - December 6, 2015
Dawn to DuskChamplain Area Trails CATS
8-11 am Ausable Forks Fire Department Big Breakfast
FREE Open House at Kent-DeLord House
9 am- 3 pm Visit Ausable Chasm518-834-7454:Winter times and rates through March
9 am - 4 pm 25th Annual Christmas Open House at Parker Family Maple Farm, Chazy
Town of Hillsboro
presents Cookies with Santa
9 am - 9 pm Champy's Fun Zone: mini bowling, glow-in-dark mini golf, arcade, indoor splash park  at Comfort Inn, Plattsburgh
noon - 4 pm Feathered Friends Holiday Open House at Kent-DeLord House Museum, Plattsburgh
2 pm FREE Champlain Valley Film Society presents "Shaun the Sheep" at the Whallonsburg Grange
2-4pm Cookies with Santa at the Hillsboro Fire Station
3 pm Piano By Nature, Elizabethtown presents "Playing in the Snow" at Hand House


Lake George/ Southern Adirondack Events
Friday December 4, 2015
Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School
8 am - 4 pm Up Yonda Farm,Bolton Landing (Mon-Sat) (Make a holiday wreath: 9am, 10:30 am, noon, 1:30 pm) Parking $4
8:30 am - 9 pm West Mountain is closed for the ski season
9 am - 1 pm Bolton Landing Farmers' Market, Goodman Ave,
9:30 am - 4:30 pm The Children's Museum at Saratoga
9:30 am- 5 pm GO to theWorld Children's Museum, 89 Warren Street, Glens Falls ($5 admission includes program)
3:30 pm Fun activities at the Crandall Public Library Glens Falls for ages 9-12 each week
4-9 pm West Mountain Opening of new "West Express" triple chair
5-7:30 pm Art Fest Fridays at Homemade Theatre, Saratoga Springs FREE children's activities, arts and entertainment based on behind the scenes tours of "Miracle on 34th St" play,
5:30 pm Polar Express Train Ride Saratoga Springs through December 27
5:30 - 8 pm Hometown Holidays Glens Falls: carolers, refreshments and activities
6-8 pm Speculator Holiday Tree Lighting: Granville NY
6:30 - 8 pm Hudson Falls Holiday Celebration: carriage rides, tree lighting, Santa rescue and parade
6:30 pm Ballston Spa Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting
7-9 pm The Fun Spot, Queensbury: laser tag, Roller Skating, Indoor Playground (hours thru 11/21)
7:30 pm Polar Express Train Ride Saratoga Springs through December 27
8 pm Skidmore Theatre presents "MacBeth"

Saturday –December 5, 2015 
*Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk Schoolm Lake Luzerne
8 am - 4 pm Up Yonda Farm,Bolton Landing (Mon-Sat) (Make a holiday wreath: 9am, 10:30 am, 1:30 pm) Parking $4
8:30 am - 8 pm West Mountain is closed for the ski season
9 am - 6 pm "Dashing Through the Snow" Christmas in Warrensburg - 27th annual
9:30 am - 4:30 pm The Children's Museum at Saratoga
9:30 am- 5 pm GO to theWorld Children's Museum, 89 Warren Street, Glens Falls ($5 admission includes program)
10 am Serendipity Arts Studio, 26 Congress St, Saratoga Springs: $15 Homemade wrapping paper
11 am - 9 pm The Fun Spot, Queensbury: laser tag, Roller Skating, Indoor Playground (hours thru 11/21)
noon - 4:30 pm The Children's Museum at Saratoga
2 pm Woods Theatre, Glens Falls presents "The Night Before Christmas" A Yuletide Gathering
2-3:30  Tang Teaching Museum Family Saturday programs on December 5, 12 and 19 in Saratoga Springs (for children 5 and older)
5:30 pm Polar Express Train Ride Saratoga Springs through December 27

7:30 pm Polar Express Train Ride Saratoga Springs through December 27

8 pm Skidmore Theatre presents "MacBeth"


Sunday - December 6, 2015
• Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School, Lake Luzerne
9 am Reindeer Run, SUNY Adirondack Queensbury
9 am - 6 pm "Dashing Through the Snow" Christmas in Warrensburg - 27th annual
9 am - 4 pm Holiday Craft Fair - Echo Lake Lodge - Part of Christmas in Warrensburg 
11 am - 5 pm The Fun Spot, Queensbury: laser tag, Roller Skating, Indoor Playground (hours thru 11/21)
noon - 5:00 pm GO to theWorld Children's Museum, 89 Warren Street, Glens Falls ($5 admission includes program)
1 pm - 3 pm Discovery Day at the Hyde Museum, Glens Falls
2 pm Woods Theatre, Glens Falls presents "Polar Express" $5
2 pm Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs presents "MacBeth"

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