By Joe Legault
The 2023-2024 winter season in Lake George, NY, is shaping up to be a truly memorable one for both residents and visitors to the area. This winter will include not one, not two, but three amazing events: Lake George Winter’s Dream, Winter Realms, and Lake George Winter Carnival.
Wondering what to expect? Explore the differences between each event, and why you should add all three to your family’s winter itinerary.
Lake George Winter’s Dream
Lake George Winter’s Dream is an all-new immersive experience where lights, original music, sounds, and interactivity come together to showcase the magic of winter. It will be held at the Fort William Henry Historical Fortress in Lake George, specifically the outdoor courtyard and on all four bastions.
This extraordinary attraction is being created by the award-winning multimedia studio Moment Factory, which has designed over 500 unique projects worldwide. Lake George Winter’s Dream will feature a series of multimedia installations that draw on the rich emotions, sensations, and wonder of the season.
It’s a family-friendly event intended for ages 7+, and exploration of the attraction will take 40-60 minutes. Lake George Winter’s Dream will be held December 8, 2023 – March 31, 2024 (Sunset-10PM), and it will be open every day except Tuesdays (special open/closed dates for the holidays). Tickets are available now at lakegeorge.wintersdream.com
Located at the Charles R. Wood Park Festival Commons in Lake George, Winter Realms is a new “wintertainment destination” that will enchant visitors with outdoor ice skating, larger-than-life motifs, dazzling lights, a sculpture park, igloos, Santa’s Village, a Polar Ice Bar, and other winter attractions.
Winter Realms is being brought to Lake George by the creators of Ice Castles, and their goal is to create a winter wonderland where fairytale adventures can be discovered around every turn. Bring the whole family as you enter this otherworldly landscape and bask in the radiance of the Northern Lights.
Winter Realms will be open November 24, 2023 – March 3, 2024, 4PM-10PM, Thursday – Sunday + Holiday Dates. Tickets are available now at winterrealms.com
Lake George Winter Carnival
For those who have never been, the Lake George Winter Carnival is an annual winter celebration that’s held every weekend in February. Now entering its 62nd year in 2024, the Lake George Winter Carnival will feature a variety of activities and events on a frozen Lake George (weather/ice permitting) and throughout the Village.
Highlights of the Lake George Winter Carnival typically include games and contests, cook-offs, car races, outhouse races, children’s activities, fireworks shows, and much more. Admission is free, so you’ll definitely want to stop by during your visit to Lake George this season.
Are you ready for another amazing winter?