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Discover the magic of the Lake George Area this winter season, where the fun knows no bounds! From November until the end of March, the region transforms into a captivating winter wonderland, adorned with shimmering lights, exciting shopping opportunities, lively carnivals, and enchanting winter attractions. And that's just the beginning! You can also indulge in a range of ongoing winter activities, including skiing on our well-maintained slopes, snowshoeing through scenic groomed trails, cheering for our local hockey team, and, for those seeking a touch of luxury, savoring cocktails at a charming local ice bar.
Ice Bar at the Sagamore Resort
The winter season in the Lake George region promises an array of festive activities and events to keep visitors and locals immersed in the wintery magic of the region. It all begins on Saturday, November 25 with the enchanting "Lite Up the Village" celebration in downtown Lake George. Enjoy refreshments, a family-friendly sing-along, ugly sweater contest, and live music. At 6:30 pm, the town becomes a brilliant illumination of over 10,000 holiday lights, followed by a spectacular fireworks display. The Holiday Lighted Fire Truck Parade adds to the merriment, and a visit with Santa at the Lake George Firehouse is a perfect way to cap off the evening.
Nearby, at Festival Commons, a re-imagined Lake George attraction will come to life. Formerly Ice Castles, now, the Winter Realm: The Wintertainment Destination unfolds, providing a haven of winter delights. Ice skating, live entertainment, intricate ice sculptures, cozy igloos, Santa's Village, and a Polar Ice Bar offer fun for the whole family. This attraction will coincide with the “Lite Up the Village” kick off event.
Moving into the first week of December, the Adirondack Holiday Festival in downtown Glens Falls ignites everyone’s festive spirit with a Friday night parade, a vibrant array of vendors, visits from Santa Claus, delightful horse and carriage rides, and an abundance of other activities that are sure to get you in the holiday mood.
New this year, the Lake George Winter’s Dream, set against the backdrop of the Fort William Henry Historic Fortress in Lake George, offers a captivating outdoor multimedia experience. Immerse yourself in a world of light, sound, and interactive displays that capture the magic and wonder of the winter season. Winter's Dream is created and produced by Moment Factory, an award-winning multidisciplinary studio known for its international projects. Lake George Winter’s Dream extends the winter season by operating December through the end of March.
Every weekend in February, the area celebrates the Lake George Winter Carnival with food cook-offs, horse-drawn carriage rides, and lively activities from snowmobile races to silly outhouse pulling contests!
The Lake George region doesn't just offer amazing events; it's also a playground for winter enthusiasts. From skiing and snowboarding on one of the region’s three groomed mountains to serene cross-country skiing, there's a winter sport for everyone. Frozen lakes invite ice fishing adventures and snowmobiling through the Adirondacks promises excitement. Winter hikers can conquer the Adirondack peaks for breathtaking summit views.
Lodges at Cresthaven
Need to get out of the cold? Cozy lodging establishments offer a respite from the cold. Finding the perfect accommodation is an essential part of making your meeting or event unfortgettable! Lakefront hotels and inns take full advantage of the winter scenery, offering breathtaking views of the frozen lake and snow-covered landscapes. Many boast indoor heated pools and on-site dining to enhance your comfort and relaxation.
When it comes to dining, the Lake George region provides a diverse culinary experience. Many restaurants offer fireside dining, allowing you to savor a delicious meal while the snowflakes fall outside, creating a cozy and intimate atmosphere. You'll also have the chance to explore the flavors of the area with local cuisine that often includes Adirondack specialties and seasonal ingredients.
The Lake George Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau (LGRCVB) is a division of the Lake George Regional Chamber of Commerce & CVB and works as an extension of the Warren County Tourism Department. While the Tourism Department markets Warren County to the leisure consumer tourism market, the mission of the LGRCVB is to bring year-round, weather-proof group business to Warren County in the form of meetings, conventions, reunions, sports events, weddings, and more.