Adirondack A&E e-News # 307

The Whallonsburg Grange Presents

Dance At Tahawus

Try A 3-Class Mini Series

Adult Dance At Tahawus Center’s Cloudsplitter Studio in Au Sable Forks.

Email, or call 646-734-0703.

$15 for single drop in. $30 for series.

Lite Up the Village in Lake George

Friday and Saturday, November 24 & 25, 2023,

What better place is there to kick off the holiday season than the shores of beautiful Lake George? Each year, the Village comes together to present one of the magical and dazzling events of the holidays—Lite Up the Village!

Ice Castle USA’s “Winter Realm” will open on Friday Winter Realms and is sure to be a wintertainment destination with all the magic that Ice Castles captured, but more weather resilient.

Saturday’s events include live music by the Newell Family, Matt Donnelly, and Susie Q, the popular Ugly Sweater Contest, carriage rides, and bounce houses. Hot chocolate will be available all day. After 6, watch the lighting of thousands of LED lights throughout Shepard Park followed by fireworks over the lake.

Then, a giant holiday light parade of fire trucks and engines accompanied by floats will coursing down Canada Street, heralding the arrival of Santa’s and the official holiday season kick-off. At the Lake George Firehouse, Mr. and Mrs. Claus will greet eager children and serve refreshments.

All events are free and will be held weather-permitting.

More details including the schedule of events HERE.

Adirondack Center for Writing Presents

Four New York Poets Featured in “Postcard Poems” Broadside Series

Four New York State poets were selected for ACW’s “Postcard Poems”: Jackie Braje, Joseph Bruchac, Laura Cordts and Sophie Morelli. Their poems were selected from over 100 submissions from across the state.

Each writer will have their poem featured on a 5×7-inch broadside, complete with custom artwork created by artists living in New York. Both writers and artists will be compensated for their work, and broadsides will be available for sale through ACW with proceeds going to support community programs.

A poetry broadside is an ephemeral and collectible small work of art featuring a poem printed on one side of a thick sheet of paper. Broadsides are sometimes signed by the poet and include illustrations or other visual design elements. They can be traded, sold online and at events, exhibited at galleries, fairs and community arts centers and collected by libraries.

All four broadsides will be released throughout the winter, with the first one launching in late November. They can be purchased individually or as a “subscription” (all four over time) HERE.

14th Annual Ticonderoga Area North Country Christmas Celebration

Saturday, November 25th through Sunday, December 3rd, 2023.

The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce (TACC) in coordination with several area businesses and organizations will host the 14th Annual Ticonderoga Area North Country Christmas Celebration, officially kicking off with Small Business Saturday on November 25.

See the full schedule of events HERE.

23rd Annual Adirondack Christmas on Main Street in Inlet & Old Forge

November 24 – 26, 2023

Area clubs, civic groups and businesses have planned an unforgettable family experience. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be in town and families will be treated to old fashioned horse-drawn wagon rides, tree lighting, a light parade, face painting, Zoo Mobile, pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus, Candy Cane Hunt, Reindeer Fun Run and more! All free of charge!

Find our more, including the schedule of activities HERE.

Annual Indian Lake Country Christmas Tour

November 24 & 25 from 9 am to 3 pm.

Various locations around Indian Lake and Blue Mountain Lake.

Local crafters and artisans sell their wonderful creations at this annual event during Thanksgiving week.

Find out more HERE.

2023 Holiday Train

November 20 to December 19

The CPKC Holiday Train returns for its 25th year supporting food banks and food shelves across our network by raising money, food and awareness for food insecurity issues.

Since its inception in 1999, the CPKC Holiday Train has raised more than $22.5 million and more than 5 million pounds of food for community food banks across North America.

The train be in Mechanicville and Saratoga Springs on November 24, and Fort Edward, Port Henry, Plattsburgh, and Rouses Point on November 25.

It’s free to attend, but guests are asked to bring a nonperishable food or cash donation (goes to food banks).

See the full schedule HERE.

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