All are welcome to get into the jolly spirit during Inlet’s Adirondack Christmas on Main Street which is slated for Thanksgiving weekend, November 25-27. As part of the annual event, many of Inlet’s stores will be open for shoppers all weekend. Be sure to bring your receipts from these stores dated November 25-27, 2022 to the Inlet Information Office. For every $10 spent in Town of Inlet or at a business outside of Inlet that is a paid Inlet Area Business Association (IABA) member, you will receive one free raffle ticket. At the end of the weekend, one lucky person will take home a basket full of items donated by local businesses. Activities happening all weekend in Inlet include a book sale at the Inlet Public Library, make & take Santa stones at ArtHouse at the WareHouse, and a drop box for Letters to Santa at the Inlet Town Hall.
Most of the excitement takes place on Saturday, Nov. 26:
Mountain & Main will have a bonfire going from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. They will have Paula’s cookies and an ornament-making station. Curt Osgood will also return there to play on his hammered dulcimer from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.
The Inlet Youth Commission will host their Noah’s Ark Animal Workshop from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Inlet Town Hall. An assortment of plush animals, ready for stuffing will be available for purchase. Once stuffed, make a wish upon a rainbow star before tucking it safely inside your new friend. All come with a birth certificate, and outfits are available at an additional cost.
ADK Little Cabins & Greg Rudd’s Pottery Studio will host “Christmas” from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. There will be a bonfire and free popcorn by the lean-to, and Santa will be there with gifts for
At 12:30 p.m. Arrowhead Park will be swarmed with children looking for hidden candy canes around the playground and ball field during Inlet’s 20th annual Candy Cane Hunt. After they have found their allotted number of candy canes and collected their prize, they are invited into the Inlet Town Hall where the Inlet Youth Commission will have hot cocoa and popcorn ready for them. There will also be face painting and holiday movies playing on the large screen television and a drop box for Letters to Santa.
Inlet continues their search for a holiday pie to be proud of. Bake your favorite pie and bring it in to the Senior Room in the Inlet Town Hall at 2:15 p.m. to share with other pie lovers and we will all determine which pie can be called “Inlet’s Best.”
At 3:00 p.m. the eighth annual “Ugly Christmas Sweater” Contest will take place in the Inlet Town Hall. To be eligible as an Ugly Christmas Sweater Contestant, you must wear a Christmas or winter-themed sweater, sweatshirt, or sweater vest to the event. Turtlenecks and long or short-sleeved t-shirts will not be accepted. You may add to or alter your Christmas sweater however you like. Have fun and get creative!
Screamen Eagle will have beer sampling (for those 21 & over) with lots of cheeses from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. as well as being open with their regular menu starting at noon.
Dress your pet in their holiday best and parade with us through town at 4:00 p.m. The Holiday Pet Parade starts at the parking lot between the Church of the Lakes and St. Anthony’s (Be sure to sign in with
Brittany during the line up) and ends at the Inlet Town Hall, where we will ask all to pose for a group photo. Treats for all canine participants will be provided by Ruff Road Pet Accessories and prizes will be given to a few of the “best dressed.”
Sue & Dave Beck will be doing the honor of lighting the town tree for us this year. Jill Marsh will again lead us in caroling before we light the tree. Afterwards, everyone is invited into the Inlet Town Hall for a visit with Santa and treats, including the famous Rudd Santa cookies.
On Sunday, November 27:
Join us at Screamen Eagle at 3:00 p.m. for a Paint ‘n Sip. This year we will be painting on pottery with Amy Williams that you will be able to take home, same day. Cost is $40, which includes all materials and one complimentary drink. There is limited seating, so preregistration is required by contacting the Inlet Information Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 315-357-5501.
Screamen Eagle will also be hosting a Happy Hour with ½ price drinks from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, and at 5:30 p.m., the winner of the Holiday Basket Raffle will be drawn.
For a list of open shops, an updated schedule, and a list of what’s in the Holiday Basket go to InletChristmasonMainStreet.com.
Photo at top: Holiday Pet Parade contestants from a previous Adirondack Christmas on Main Street event in Inlet. Photo provided by Adele Burnett.