The holiday season is in full swing in the Glens Falls Region. Decorations are up, snow has blanketed the ground, and festive events are happening all around us. Fill your weekend to-do list with Glens Falls’ Hometown Holidays Celebration, the North Country Festival of Trees, and more.
Holiday Family Fun Abounds in the Glens Falls Region
Downtown Glens Falls will transform into a winter wonderland this weekend during the city’s 2018 Hometown Holidays Celebration. The festivities will kick off with a tree lighting at 5:45pm on Friday and afterwards activities and attractions will take place throughout downtown. Whether you’re visiting with Santa and Mrs. Claus or enjoying musical performances and hot cocoa, you’re sure to get in the holiday spirit in Glens Falls.
It’s all about lights, lights, and more lights at the annual North Country Festival of Trees in Glens Falls. Hosted by the Prospect Center at the Queensbury Hotel, this dazzling holiday festival attracts hundreds of visitors each year who want to see all the beautifully decorated trees and displays. Check out the full schedule for a list of special events throughout the weekend.
Head north into the Adirondacks for one of the top events of the holiday season – Christmas in Warrensburgh. This two-day community celebration offers tons of fun for the family, including church bazaars, horse drawn carriage rides, a living nativity, a Christmas tree lighting, and much more.
Help support next year’s South High Marathon Dance by attending this Christmas Variety & Craft Show at the Great Escape Lodge Ballroom. SPM Productions will present a variety show of music and comedy skits featuring Alvin and the Chipmunks, Rudolph, the Grinch, and other holiday characters. Local crafters will be on-site selling their products.
Don’t let the cool early winter weather stop you from running for a cause. This Sunday, the Adirondack Runners will present the annual Reindeer Run & Reindeer Run Jr. at SUNY Adirondack. Sign up for the 4-mile course, or have your kids participate in the 1-mile fun run. All proceeds from the event will benefit Cindy’s Comfort Camp.
Find Great Holiday Gifts for Everyone on Your List
Get ready for this weekend’s annual Christmas in the Country in nearby Washington County. Over 12 artists will open their doors for this free studio tour that will offer plenty of opportunities for holiday gift shopping. Discover a wide range of artworks and handcrafted wares that would be perfect for gift giving.
In celebration of the holiday season, Lavenlair Farm in Whitehall will host their annual Holiday Open House from Friday through Sunday. Stop by to see the decorated 200-year-old stone farmhouse, sample lavender tea and honey, and browse their gift shop.
Shop for unique and handcrafted gifts at the Christmas Festival in Fort Ann this Friday and Saturday. There will be crafts and vendors, food, basket raffles, and more at the West Fort Ann United Methodist Church.
Watch the Hometown Adirondack Thunder in Action
Get your tickets now for the Adirondack Thunder’s Saturday night home game against the Reading Royals. The puck will drop at 7:00pm at Cool Insuring Arena. Saturday will also feature the team’s canned food drive; anyone who brings a canned or non-perishable food item to donate will receive a ticket redeemable for the Thunder’s December 28 game.