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.
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.
When: November 24, 2023 - February 25, 2024
This is your chance to enter a new realm in the Lake George area. The company behind Ice Castles hosts Winter Realms in 2023-2024, a winter wonderland that is both weather resilient and joyful. Take in the magic of the season with an ice skating rink, igloos, and much more. If you have time, visit Lake George Winter's Dream as these two experiences are quite close to each other.
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.
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.
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.
When: February 17th, 2024
You're not going to want to miss the hottest night of the winter at West Mountain—Fire 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.
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.
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.
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.