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Don't Miss Out on These Incredible Winter Events in Glens Falls & Nearby

Do you believe you know everything about winter in the Glens Falls region? Think again! There are all kinds of incredible winter events that take place in Glens Falls, Queensbury, Lake George, and other local communities. Check out what's coming up and get ready for another fantastic season.

Experience the Immersive Lake George's Winter's Dream

two people standing in a light display

When: Opened December 8th, 2023

Make plans for Lake George Winter's Dream, a brand-new, immersive experience like no other, which will leave your family with memorable moments. Lights, sounds, music, and interactivity come together to showcase the magic of winter at the Fort William Henry Historic Fortress.

The creator of this attraction is the multimedia award winning studio known as Moment Factory. They have had the opportunity to make over 500 projects worldwide, showing their expertise in creating beautiful experiences.

Shop for Unique Gifts at the LARAC Winter Arts Festival

craft vendor at an indoor festival

When: December 3rd, 2023

The LARAC Winter Arts Festival is a premier holiday season/early winter event that brings out the creativity of many local artists. Hosted by LARAC at the Queensbury Hotel, this festival is a juried arts show featuring handmade, unique products. You'll find pottery, photography, culinary items, jewelry, and more for sale.

Prepare for the Excitement & Fun of the Lake George Winter Carnival

cars racing on a lake
Photo Credit: Charles Henry Eldridge

Every Weekend in February 2024

Even if it isn't your favorite season, it's still fun to celebrate winter at the Lake George Winter Carnival. The carnival happens every weekend in February, with a full schedule of family-friendly events and activities to check out. Highlights include horse-drawn carriage rides, car races on the ice (shown above), a parade, and fireworks to end each weekend in style. Ice or no ice, this is a can't-miss winter event near Glens Falls.

Try Delicious Food at Saratoga Chowderfest

four women smiling in front of pots of chowder

When: February 10th, 2024

Enjoy one of the area's most highly-anticipated events: Chowderfest in Saratoga Springs! This family-friendly experience features over 80 vendors—including Saratoga County’s best restaurants and caterers—who serve 4 oz. samples of chowder to attendees. Each sample costs just $2, so you can definitely get your fill.

Prepare for the Hottest Night of the Winter at Fire on the Mountain

fireworks over a ski mountain
Photo Credit: JRockVision

When: February 17th, 2024

You're not going to want to miss the hottest night of the winter at West MountainFire on the Mountain. With fiery food and drink specials, live music, a torchlight parade, a bonfire, and, of course, fireworks to end the night, it's going to be a ton of fun with a focus on bringing some heat into the chilly winter months. This event is suitable for children and adults.

Beat the Winter Blues at Winterfest in Jackson

Stay tuned for 2024 date! (typically late February)

In February, the annual Winterfest is typically held at Lake Lauderdale Park in Jackson, which is just east of Greenwich and north of Cambridge. This is an activity-packed, family-friendly, free winter festival hosted by the Washington County Youth Bureau in collaboration with other area organizations.

You can look forward to ice skating, snowshoeing, sledding, horse-drawn wagon rides, a bonfire, games, and more.

Warm Up at Adirondack Brewery Barrel Fest

people next to a giant bonfire in winter

When: March 2nd, 2024

Enjoy beer, wine, cider, and a massive bonfire at Adirondack Brewery during Barrel Fest. The festival also features fantastic food, music & dancing, fireworks, and much more.

This event is in celebration of all things barrel-aged, including beers, wines, ciders, and more. Bonus: all vendors are local from throughout the Northeast.

See If You Can Handle the Heat at the Winter Meltdown Spicy Food Festival

hot sauce products at festival

Stay Tuned for 2024 date! (Typically March)

It's near the end of winter...temperatures are rising and so are the taste buds. Everyone has that one family member who will never be affected by spicy food. Take this as a challenge and bring them to the Winter Meltdown Spicy Food Festival at The Shirt Factory!

Spice always takes us for a surprise, giving us a burst of flavor and then heat just moments later. A variety of these products will be handmade and your proceeds will be benefiting Community Action. Vendors for this event can be found inside the building and food trucks will be located at the Cooper Street parking lot.

So what are you waiting for? Go experience the heat before spring brings it to us!

There's so much to check out during winter in the Glens Falls region, but if you'd like to have a memorable season, then mark your calendar for some of these top events.

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