Sunday, November 25, 2018

Ski, Skate, Stroll: Lake Placid As Holiday Village

Santas arrival by fire truck on Main StreetLake Placid’s 10th Holiday Village Stroll, complete with holiday shopping, family fun, arts and entertainment, will be held from Friday, December 7 through Sunday, December 9, 2018.

This December, the Holiday Village Stroll weekend is packed with activities for kids and families including a skating party, opportunities to visit with Santa, holiday movie screenings at the Palace Theatre, a tree-lighting ceremony, holiday crafts, story time and free sleigh rides around Mirror Lake.

Grown-ups can stroll Lake Placid’s Main Street adorned with ice sculptures, holiday shopping deals, specialty drinks, live music throughout the village. In addition, the Jingle Bell Run/Walk is a fun race on a 2.5-mile course around the scenic Mirror Lake, in which hundreds of visitors and locals compete; festive costumes are encouraged. In addition, dress as Santa and ski free at Whiteface Mountain.

Highlights of the Holiday Village Stroll weekend include free skating party at the Lake Placid Olympic Center, where Santa will make an appearance; Santa’s arrival by fire truck on Main Street; Breakfast with Santa; free classic holiday movies in the classic movie theatre; a Traditional Yule Log Hunt; Mid’s Park Holiday Celebration with tree lighting and special performance with the Lake Placid school chorus; Sleigh rides around picturesque Mirror Lake; cookie decorating, holiday card making, and gingerbread house making workshops; “Golden Ladle” soup, chili and chowder competition with complimentary tastings for all, provided by local dining establishments; Local beer and spirit tastings, twine and cheese, and other foods; Live bands throughout the weekend at various restaurants; local holiday decorating contest.

jackrabbit trail The Jackrabbit Trail runs through Lake Placid, and offers cross-country skiing and snowshoe opportunities.

During the weekend, area hotels are offering special package rates on accommodations here.

Photo of Santa’s arrival by fire truck on Main Street provided, Map of Jackrabbit Trail courtesy Adirondack Atlas.

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