Editor’s Note 12/05/20 12:10pm: Christmas in the Country has been cancelled, and therefore removed from this article.
This is the weekend to take a drive around the region and see all the festively decorated houses, buildings, and tractors – get the details on holiday events and much more in the Glens Falls region below.
Here Are Your Upcoming Holiday Happenings In & Around Glens Falls
Take a Drive Through Greenwich This Weekend
The #ReverseTractorParade is still happening in Greenwich! Visit the Greenwich Lighted Tractor Parade on Facebook to get a map of participants and take a drive on an upcoming evening to see festive lights, farm-style. The map is connected to Google Maps, so it’s super easy to navigate your way around the town.
Santa Claus Is Coming to Town – Tomorrow
Santa Claus will take a ride through Glens Falls tomorrow evening, Friday, December 4 as part of Hometown Holidays. Children are invited to stand outdoors and wave to him as he comes by. Click through to the event listing to get details and see his route.
Get Treats, Giveaways & More at This Drive-Thru Event
The Town of Queensbury is hosting Candy Cane Lane this Friday, where you can make stops to mail Santa a letter, get goodies from Cool Beans, participate in Guess the Candy, enjoy carolers, and of course Santa will make an appearance.
Here are more events happening:
- Holiday Happenings in Granville: Homes and businesses will be decorated to the nines and a tree lighting will be live streamed on Facebook from Veterans Memorial Park.
- Holiday Festival of Lights: Walk through a winter wonderland in Lake George. This runs through December 20.
- Holiday Craft Fair: Check out over 30 vendors to shop from at Roaring Brook Branch.
- Holiday Meal for the Arts: The Hyde Collection teams up with Morgan & Co. to offer this special deal that will benefit the Hyde.
Not an Event, But a Request to Support Local Childcare Workers This Season
This holiday season, Warren County Employment & Training and the Southern Adirondack Childcare Network are partnering up to provide gift bags to 110 local childcare workers. They’re seeking donations from local businesses for items to include in the bags – this could include anything from stress balls to lotions to gift cards to candy.
All donations must be received by Wednesday, December 16 at the Traveler’s Building in Glens Falls (Suite 300, Employment & Training). Childcare workers have tough jobs, especially during the pandemic, and this is a great way to show a little appreciation (and get your business name out there – participants will be included on the thank you note).
A Soup Kitchen, Disc Golf, Free Bread & 3 More Newsworthy Mentions for the Glens Falls Area
Open Door Mission Gets New Soup Kitchen
Open Door Mission is gearing up now for their new soup kitchen, an addition that has been in the making for years. The nonprofit that also runs the area’s Code Blue Shelter received a sizable donation for the project earlier in the year, and they raised even more on Giving Tuesday. Check out videos and updates on their Facebook page.
Try Your Hand at the New Disc Golf Course in Crandall Park
The first nine holes of an 18-hole disc golf course are out and ready to play at Crandall Park today. This is a par-3, woodsy course, and the remaining nine holes will or are being installed over the next week or two. This new addition to the park is the result of a $10,000 grant from Stewart’s Shops to the Crandall Park Beautification Committee.
Local Children’s Museum Announces Upcoming Programs
The World Awareness Children’s Museum has announced additions to their calendar like Storytime Friday and a Slime Lab on Monday, December 7, which looks interesting (and colorful), and is appropriate for all ages. Get the details for more upcoming happenings at their website.
Shout Out to Rock Hill Bakehouse & Cafe for Giving Away Bread
Rock Hill Bakehouse & Cafe has been giving away loaves of bread to those who need it for the past few weeks. No questions asked, no forms to fill out, just come in and grab two off the rack. They do have a donation box (and of course you can order their other delicious food) if you’d like to support them. They’re at 18 Curran Lane in Glens Falls.
Lake George Arts Project Welcomes Submissions
The Lake George Arts Project’s Courthouse Gallery invites regional, national, emerging, and established artists to submit exhibition proposals. They have a preference for experimental or non-traditional work created in the last two years, although this is not a requirement. You can enter now through January 31, 2021. Find out what else you should know here.
Warrensburg Restaurant Suffers Fire Damage
Last Sunday, November 29, Thanksgiving weekend ended on a terrible note for Grist Mill owner Ash Anand as fire took over the building. “With sadness in our hearts we share that our beloved Grist Mill has succumbed to a devastating structure fire,” the restaurant began its Facebook post to announce the incident. The integrity of the building dates back to 1824. Fortunately, no one was hurt.
- The Post Star: First nine holes of disc golf course open for ‘play testing’ at Crandall Park