Monday, December 5, 2022

Holiday events on tap in North Creek

Christmas tree ornaments.

All are invited to help bring a bit of light and joy to the community by participating in an array of holiday-themed events and activities planned around North Creek, NY. See the following for a calendar of events.

North Creek Community Lighting Contest:

The community is once again encouraging businesses and residents to vie for the prize. Register your residence or business at the Town Hall by calling (518) 251-2421, ext. 2 and give Joanne your address for the competition. Prizes will be awarded for the best decorated in three categories, best residence, best not-for-profit, and best business. The prize is $300 cash in each category. The registration deadline is December 10. Judging will take place between December 10 and 18, and winners will be announced at the town board meeting on December 20. The Warren County Planning Department will list your address on the county’s site, so holiday light enthusiasts can see your efforts.

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“Lights On” December 9, 10 & 11

The “Lights On” in Johnsburg Celebration began the first full weekend after Thanksgiving. For over 40 years, the Town of Johnsburg has celebrated this seasonal event with lights, music, and laughter.

All businesses are asked to decorate their outdoor property with white lights, natural boughs, and red bows to show a unified theme to residents and visitors alike. Participants are encouraged to leave the white lights up all winter.

Town of Johnsburg Library

December 9 & 10

Gingerbread House Assembly: Volunteers are needed to assemble Gingerbread Houses on Friday, December 9 from 1 to 4 p.m. Please call to register.

Gingerbread House Workshop on December 10 from 10 a.m. to noon. One Gingerbread House per family; please call to register, as supplies are limited.

On Saturday, December 10 from noon to 2 p.m., local authors Glenn Pearsall and Sterling Goodspeed will talk and answer questions about their books. The event will be followed by a book signing.

The Town of Johnsburg Library is located at 219 Main Street in North Creek, NY 12853.

(518) 251-4343

Holiday Toy Give Away

Thursday, December 8 from  5 to 7 p.m. & Saturday, December 10 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Adirondack Community Outreach Center located at 2718 RT 28 in North Creek

Toys for infants to age 14. Sponsored by the friends of the Adirondack Community Outreach Center.

Look for North Country Outreach Boxes in area businesses and be generous to others in the community.

THEATER | It’s a Wonderful Life” radio play by Gem Radio Theatre | Presented by the Tannery Pond Center

Saturday, December 10 at 7 p.m. & Sunday, December 11 at 2 p.m.

The Tannery Pond Center is pleased to present the holiday classic “It’s a Wonderful Life,” performed as a live radio play by Gem Radio Theatre. The stage is set at the WADK radio station during the golden days of radio and a handful of actors have gathered to bring “It’s a Wonderful Life” to the airwaves. The audience experiences the magic of radio as a small cast voice over 30 parts and the foley artist creates sound effects live using a unique array of props to bring the story of George Bailey to life. The sentimental tale of “It’s a Wonderful Life,” told through this simulated radio broadcast, fills the heart with holiday cheer and reminds us, through George’s story and a miracle named Clarence, why life really is so wonderful. Please visit for more information and tickets.

H’ART Studio & Gallery Presents a Studio Sale & Benefit for Ukraine

December 10 & 11 – Reception set for December 10 from 5 to 7 p.m.

276 Main Street in North Creek, NY

Discounted artwork by over 20 local artists including, Jan Palmer, Kate Hartley, Mel Thomas, Kim Repscha, Diane Swanson, Bob Fisher, Joe Glazerbrook, Dennis Wilson, Avis Russell, Don Potter, Suzette Usher, and more. Visit H’ART Studio & Gallery on Facebook for more information, including hours.

North Creek Firehouse Invites You To Visit With Santa

Sunday, December 11 from 1 to 3 p.m.

134 Main Street in North Creek, NY

(Snow Date is December 18)

Cars can line up outside the firehouse. Santa & his helpers will have gifts for each car as you drive through the firehouse.

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“Lights On” December 16, 17, & 18

 OTTG Coffee House Cabaret~ A Potpourri of Local Talent – Saturday, December 17 at 7 p.m.

OTTG is hosting a free coffee house-type evening featuring community members reading stories, poems, small scenes, and musicians (solo, duo, and trio.) All ages are welcome. It’s OTTG’s way of giving back to the community for their support of OTTG, It’s a Potpourri of Local Talent. Cookies and punch will be provided.

Gore Mountain Invites You to Join Them For A Solstice Party In The Tannery Restaurant

December 17 from  3 to 6 p.m.

Celebrate winter and the stars with lots of music, drink specials, giveaways, games, crafts for kids, and a constellation guide.

The event is free and no reservations are required. For more information, call the Marketing Office at (518) 251-2411.

793 Peaceful Valley Road in North Creek, NY

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“Lights On” December 23, 24, & 25

Garnet Hill Lodge & Nordic Center Invites You to Join Them for a Christmas Buffet on Sunday, December 25 from noon until 5 p.m.

Adults $50, Children 12 & under $20

Reservations are required. Call (518) 251-2444

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“Lights On” December 29, 30, 31 & New Year’s Day

CONCERT | North Country Jazz Project on Thursday, December 29 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

·         Tannery Pond Community Center located at 228 Main Street in North Creek, NY

·         Advance $15 | Day of Event $20 | Free for Youth

Enjoy an evening of groovin’ jazz with these 18 piece, big-band jazz ensemble.

With tunes ranging from holiday favorites to toe-tapping standards and high-energy jazz, you’ll enjoy a memorable evening of top-notch music.

Garnet Hill Lodge & Nordic Center

New Year’s Buffet Dinner on Saturday, December 31

Buffet $60 Adults, $25 children 12 & under. Seating is available from 5 to 9 p.m. Reservations required.

Call (518) 251-2444

Gore Mountain Ski Area

Invites you join them in January for the FISU World University Games – January 12-22, 2023

11 Days — 86 Medal Events – 50 Countries

2500 Athletes & Coaches – 600 universities – 12 sports

More events are planned through New Year’s Eve. If you are planning an event, please send your information to so it may be included in the “Lights On Events Listing” for the first week or the following.

For more information about the above events, please contact:

Laurie Arnheiter at (518) 251-4461

Joanne at the Town Hall at (518) 251-2421

Linda Quintavalle at (917) 561-8985 (cell)

Photo at top: Wikimedia Commons photo.

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