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Get Ready for Christmas in the Country: From Tractor Parades to Holiday Traditions

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The sound of sleigh bells ringing means the holiday season is underway in Glens Falls and the North Country. This truly is the most wonderful time of the year, as communities around the region prepare for holiday celebrations, Christmas light displays, and traditions both new and old. In nearby Washington County, you can experience all of this and more throughout the holiday season.

The Most Magical Events of the Holiday Season? Tractor Parades!

holiday tractor riding down road

In celebration of the region's rich agricultural history, one of the newest holiday traditions in Washington County is the lighted tractor parade. Featuring dozens of tractors decorated in thousands of twinkling lights, these events unite communities for a night of lights and holiday cheer.

Greenwich Holiday Lighted Tractor Parade

Please note, this event has been cancelled for 2020.

Come one, come all! The Greater Greenwich Chamber of Commerce presents the annual Holiday Lighted Tractor Parade. Join them as tractors, floats, and wagons - all covered in holiday lights and decorations - follow the parade route through downtown Greenwich. This dazzling parade attracts over 5,000 spectators each year, and it continues to grow thanks to support from local businesses.

Granville Lighted Tractor Parade

Please note, this event has been cancelled for 2020.

Embrace the spirit of the holidays at the Granville Lighted Tractor Parade on Decmeber 13, 2019. This year's parade will start at 6:30pm on Church Street and travel to Main Street, Quaker Street, and back.

Celebrate the Holiday Season With Tree Lightings, Parades & Santa Claus

holiday christmas tree in the park

Multiple communities in Washington County are renowned for their hometown holiday celebrations. These festive events are perfect for families who want to get out and experience the magic of the season. Mark your calendar for holiday fun!

Salem’s Annual Christmas Parade

Please note, this event has been cancelled for 2020.

Santa Claus is coming to Salem! On November 30, 2019, the annual Christmas Parade will make its way down Main Street and bring holiday cheer to the Salem community. Santa Claus will make an appearance at the end of the parade and meet with all the children at the Train Station afterwards.

Hudson Falls Hometown Holiday Celebration

Please note, this event has been cancelled for 2020.

There’s no place like home for the holidays, but consider visiting Hudson Falls on December 6, 2019 for their wonderful Hometown Holiday Celebration. There will be a tree lighting and caroling in the park at 5:30pm, and then the action will begin as Santa gets rescued by the local fire department. Stick around for the village parade and holiday activities at St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s School Hall.

Holiday Festivities in Granville

December 4, 2020

The annual Holiday Parade & Tree Lighting in Granville has been adapted into a Polar Express-themed drive-thru parade where the public is invited to enjoy over 100 lit up and decorated homes in Granville. There will also be a Holiday Decorating Contest and tree lighting.

Pember Festival of Wreaths

Please note, this event has been cancelled for 2020.

On November 30, the Pember Museum will open bidding at their Festival of Wreaths and Centerpieces.

Slate Valley Museum Festival of Trees

Stay tuned for 2020 date!

On December 6, the Slate Valley Museum will present their Festival of Trees at this unique museum.

Christmas in Cambridge

Please note, this event has been cancelled for 2020.

Enjoy an old-fashioned, small-town celebration of the holiday season at Christmas in Cambridge December 6-8. This three-day community event offers tons of family-friendly events, shopping specials, and more.

Buy Handcrafted Holiday Gifts for Everyone on Your List

Christmas decorations for sale

The arrival of the holiday season means it's once again time to think about gift shopping. Whether you’re buying for a family member, a friend, or even a coworker, you want your gifts to be special and memorable.

Looking to kick-start your holiday shopping and find some of the most unique, handcrafted gifts in the region? Some upcoming holiday festivals, markets, and events will offer shoppers an opportunity to buy gifts for everyone on their list.

Christmas in the Country

Please note, this event has been cancelled for 2020.

Artists throughout Washington County will take part in the 29th Annual Christmas in the Country on December 6 - December 8, 2019. Join them for this three-day open studio tour and enjoy refreshments, music, raffles, and browsing tons of homemade wares.

Holiday Open House at Lavenlair Farm

This event is going virtual for 2020 and a date has not yet been decided.

Take a trip to Lavenlair Farm in Whitehall for a tour of their 200-year-old stone farmhouse and a chance to shop their whole line of products. The farm's 5th Annual Holiday Open House will run from December 6 - December 8, 2019.

Holiday Craft Fair and Mini Mall at the Whitehall Athletic Club

Stay tuned for the 2020 date!

Whitehall’s annual holiday extravaganza, the Holiday Craft Fair and Mini Mall, will take place at the Whitehall Athletic Club on December 7, 2019. The goal of this holiday event is to provide people with a stress-free shopping experience where they find everything in one convenient place, including art, gourmet food, candles, custom clothes, holiday decor, and more from local artists and crafters.

Find the Perfect Christmas Tree at a Local Farm

group of christmas trees

One of the most treasured traditions of the holiday season is heading to a local farm with the family and picking out a Christmas tree. Best of all, you don’t have to go too far from Glens Falls to find a variety of options. Visit one of the Christmas tree farms in nearby Washington County this year!

Gardenworks Farm

Gardenworks Farm in Salem knows how to celebrate Christmas! This country destination has something going on every season, and during the holidays, visitors can purchase a homegrown Christmas tree, wreaths and bows, handmade gifts, and they typically host holiday activities and events.

Bailey Family Christmas Trees

Start a new tradition by planning a trip to Bailey Family Christmas Trees in Cambridge. They are a choose-and-cut Christmas tree farm with some of the finest trees in the region. You can pre-tag your tree, or take a walk around their farm and pick one you'd like to bring home that day.


Rathbun's Maple Sugar House Restaurant in Whitehall is known for their mouthwatering maple breakfast, but in the winter, they offer a selection of fresh-cut Fraser fir, Douglas fir, and spruce trees. Choose and cut down your Christmas tree this season.

Kuzmich’s Christmas Trees

In Greenwich, Kuzmich's Christmas Tree Farm has everything you need to prepare for Christmas, from beautiful trees to wreaths and other holiday decor.

Are you ready to have a fun-filled holiday season? Plan your next trip to Washington County and get in the holiday spirit!

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