Holiday Events Throughout Warren County!
The holidays are around the corner, and it’s certainly beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Warren County. Our community here in Warren County LOVES special events and the holidays are the perfect time to celebrate! Bundle up the kids, get in the car and visit one of our many postcard-worthy towns and villages. Stay awhile and join our small businesses and local craftspeople as we celebrate the holidays all month long. Warren County truly has something to get everyone in the spirit!
The festivities begin with the 20th annual Open House at The Shirt Factory in Glens Falls. Artists offer open studios on all four floors of the historic building and guest vendors offer their wares in the hallways. The event runs10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This year, the Open House will also be held Dec. 11-12.
Another popular event the weekend after Thanksgiving is the 30th annual North Country Festival of Trees presented by Prospect Center at The Queensbury Hotel in Glens Falls. The event, a fundraiser for the nonprofit education center, includes uniquely decorated trees, wreaths, stockings, centerpieces, kissing balls and gingerbread houses, as well as wares from local vendors and designers.
The village of Lake George kicks off its festivities with the 23rd Annual Lite Up the Village. Starting at 3 p.m, enjoy a horse-drawn carriage, a holiday sing-along with Bobby Dick and Susie Q, a village-wide lighting at 6 p.m., and an annual Holiday Lighted Fire Truck parade on Canada Street.
The Lake George Holiday Festival of Lights in Lake George runs throughout the holiday season with many events, including “Royal Snow Sisters Princess Show” for children on Dec. 4, the “Ha-Ha Holiday Comedy Show” on Dec. 10, and a Holiday Artisan Vendor Market with free pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus on Dec. 18 and 19.
Another fun event for the family is the Santa Parade in Glens Falls. Beginning at 4 p.m., Santa Claus will parade around the city. A map of his route can be found on the Glens Falls Collaborative website.
Hometown Holidays is the biggest holiday event in Glens Falls and this year has even more activities than in the past. Hometown Holidays kicks off at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 3 with a tree lighting with Mayor Hall and Santa Claus in City Park. The event continues with local dance groups performing holiday routines, horse-drawn wagon rides and children’s activities. Kids are encouraged to bring their letters for Santa to the mailbox in front of City Hall to be delivered to the North Pole.
Glens Falls Collaborative hosts Christkindlmarkt, a free inaugural event in Glens Falls City Park offering more than 30 vendors selling unique holiday gifts, foods and more in a heated tent.
The Park Theater celebrates the season with the Holiday Jazz Fest featuring The North Country Jazz Project’s big band along with guest vocalist Colleen Pratt, featuring jazz classics and seasonal favorites for free. Doors open at 4 p.m.; music starts at 5 p.m.
To the north, the town of Warrensburg will celebrate Christmas in Warrensburgh. Visit Toyland with Santa; a petting zoo and pony rides; church bazaars; and cookie walks; open houses at local businesses; book signings; and wine and spirit tastings; holiday museum exhibits; children’s craft workshops; decorate gingerbread houses; Adirondack artisan demonstrations; Indoor Holiday Market & Artisan Fair; Christmas tree lighting; and more. See a full list of events.
The Queensbury Hotel hosts LARAC Holiday Arts Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. . Thirty regional artisans sell one-of-a-kind handcrafted items. The event is free and open to the public.
The village of Lake George will celebrate the holidays outdoors in Shepard Park starting at 6 p.m. with Holiday Choral Music with the Madrigals. The classic holiday film “It’s a Wonderful Life” will be screened at 7 p.m. Both events are free and open to the public.
Adirondack Ballet presents its annual performance of “The Nutcracker” at Charles R. Wood Theater. More than 50 local dancers, ages 4-18, local actors and guest artists perform.
Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra presents its Holiday Pops Concert at 4 p.m.at SUNY Adirondack. The concert features holiday music from around the world that is fun for the entire family.
Glens Falls Community Theater presents “The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society’s Production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL” at Wood Theater. The performance is a comedy about a delightfully terrible production of “A Christmas Carol,” as produced by a (nearly) all-female British community theater. Tickets can be purchased online.
Wind down the holidays with laughs at the First Night of Funny at 7 p.m. at Wood Theater, showcasing four professional comedians who have performed on Netflix, “America’s Got Talent” and Comedy Central.