Ticonderoga, NY – The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce in coordination with area businesses and organizations will host the 11th Annual Ticonderoga Area North Country Christmas Celebration from Saturday, November 28th through Sunday, December 6th, 2020. While the celebration and its aspects will certainly be different in 2020 due to COVID-19 the Chamber and their committee has worked hard to bring a holiday celebration to the community. The Chamber reminds everyone to follow all COVID-19 Guidelines including wearing a mask, social distancing, and not gathering. All information subject to change.
2020 Schedule of Events: COVID-19 Edition
Saturday, November 28th
Small Business Saturday - Think Local: Support local businesses & organizations - many are offering Promotions & Specials. See the list of Specials & Promotions from the Chamber. Look for #ShopSmall Signs at participating businesses & organizations. Get & complete your Small Business Saturday Passport for a chance to win prizes.
Pop Up Shops at Punky Noodles
Punky Noodles 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM: Stop in to check out pop up shops and let the kids create in the Art Room while you shop! Vendors include Punky Noodles, Huddy & Co and more!
Christmas at the Farm
Lillie Valley Farm 10.00 AM - 4:00 PM: Come out and shop for Christmas trees, wreaths, baked goods and farm fresh meats. Enjoy games, treats and get a family photo taken. Bring a letter to send to Santa with your address. Santa will be returning letters! Please bring a canned good to donate to a local food pantry.
Festival of Trees
Hancock House 10:00AM - 4:00 PM: Four floors of trees and decorations fill the historic Hancock House. View from November 23rd to December 31st, Wednesday to Sunday.
Sunday, November 29th
Tromblee’s Greenhouse & Gifts 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM: Join Tromblee’s Greenhouse and Blee’s Floral Design for a festive class of wreath decorating. Participants will be given a wreath and a variety of decorations. All will be shown how to create the perfect holiday bow. Cost: $45. Must pre-register by calling 518-586-2986.
Rockin’ Tree Lighting
Ticonderoga Community Building 5:30 PM: Join us and a special guest as we light the community Christmas Tree & listen to holiday music! All kids in attendance will help count
down to the tree lighting. Take and Make Cookie Decorating Kits available by Silver Bay YMCA Teen Center. Will also be live streamed on the TACC Facebook page.
Kids Craft Take and Make
Ticonderoga Community Building 5:30 PM: Come to the Tree Lighting and snag a craft for your child to make at home. Sponsored by Punky Noodles.
Monday, November 30th
Christmas Creation Make & Take
The Country Florist & Gifts 4:00 - 5:00 PM: Make your own Christmas Bow. Price varies, depending on ribbon chosen. Space is limited. Visit their Facebook page for more details.
Live Children’s Book Reading
Fox and Fern-Adirondack Mercantile 6:30 PM: Visit Fox and Fern-Adirondack Mercantile’s Facebook page for a live reading of “It’s the Spirit of Christmas, Peaches!” by local children’s book author and illustrator, Shaundra Bartlett Lerman. Visit Fox and Fern-Adirondack Mercantile to grab copies of books from the Bartlettberry Briar series in preparation for the newest release, ‘Happy Birthday, Peaches!”
Tuesday, December 1st
Grab takeout from your favorite Ticonderoga Area restaurant, and watch a holiday movie with your family! For a full list of restaurants go to the business directory at www.ticonderogany.com
Wednesday, December 2nd
Warm Up Wednesday
Snap a photo of yourself or family in your favorite ugly holiday sweaters. Send it to the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce Facebook through private messenger. All photos will be posted the following week for a Virtual Ugly Sweater Contest! Stay tuned for details.
Thursday, December 3rd
4th of July In December Drive Thru Chicken BBQ - Best 4th In The North Committee Fundraising Event
Knights of Columbus Ticonderoga – 4:00 PM to Sold Out: Join us for a 4th of July BBQ In December. $12 includes 1/2 chicken, potato, coleslaw, roll, & cookie. Limited supply. Call the K of C at 518-585-6520 to reserve yours!
Friday, December 4th
Holiday Shopping & Dining Night – Shop & Dine Local!
Participating businesses are open until 8:00 PM: Specials and promotions - participating businesses will have a Snowflake displayed. For a list of participating businesses get your Holiday Shopping & Dining Guide from the Chamber. FREE Raffles by the Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership. Visit the TACC facebook page for more INFO!
Holiday Farmers Market
Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce 5:00 - 8:00 PM: Visit the Ti Area Farmers Market for a special Holiday Market. Vendors will be set up inside the Chamber Office offering an array of local products for the holidays. All COVID 19 regulations will be followed. Visit their Facebook page for more details.
Parade of Lights
Town of Ticonderoga 6:00 -7:30 PM: Businesses, organizations, and community members are encouraged to participate (vehicles, floats, etc.). You must register with the Ticonderoga Fire Department by calling Mary at 518-586-6912 or emailing email@example.com. You can also register with the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce. All entries must be family friendly. All COVID-19 Guidelines must be followed. Do Not Gather. View From Your Property,
Car, or the Sidewalk. Stay Safe! Route will be posted on the Ti Fire & TACC facebook page.
Sponsored by the Ti Fire Department with support from TACC.
Ticonderoga Heritage Museum & Ti Arts Holiday Gift Shoppe
Ticonderoga Arts Gallery 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM: The Ticonderoga Heritage Museum will join the Ticonderoga Arts Gallery in Downtown Ticonderoga for a Christmas Shoppe. Adirondack artists are represented in the many gifts such as books, jewelry, pottery, wood products, and much more. Also open Saturday, December 5th from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Friends Comforting Friends Holiday Lights Display
Brookwood RV Resort: Travel around the campground to see dozens of holiday light displays. Donations will benefit the efforts of Friends Comforting Friends. This event will take place Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings from December 4th to December 20th. Visit the Friends Comforting Friends Facebook group or the TACC Facebook page for more details.
Tromblee’s Greenhouse & Gift Shop Holiday Open House
Tromblee’s Greenhouse: Crown Point 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM: Kick off the Holiday season with their annual family fun event. Get a complimentary holiday themed photo. Two door prizes, a free Christmas tree & wreath. Take and Make Kids’ Craft provided by Maiden by the Lake. To go treats provided by Sweet Cal's. Discounts from 10%-30% off! Also taking place on December 5th and 6th from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM.
Saturday, December 5th & Sunday, December 6th
Selfie with Santa Contest
Ticonderoga Area: Follow the TACC Facebook page for instructions on how to find our Wooden Soldier Santa. Take a selfie and private message it to the TACC Facebook page for a chance to win a number of prizes! All photos will be posted on the TACC Facebook page. Winners will be chosen at random.
“We cannot thank all of the businesses, organizations, and volunteers, who make this celebration each year a success. We work hard to grow the event each and every year for the community, visitors and area businesses. While the 2020 celebration will certainly be different, we are honored to bring you some holiday cheer. We hope you will join us during the celebration and in particular Small Business Saturday and Holiday Shopping & Dining Night. Please help support the many wonderful businesses in the Ticonderoga Area who work diligently for the community and support all of us in so many ways. Think Local! Shop! Spend! Support! Your Community – Your Future. Each of us has the power to make a difference in our community simply by supporting local businesses, organization, and events. This year more than ever we need to show the love to our local businesses and organizations. For Ticonderoga Area INFO, business directory, or calendar of events contact the Chamber or visit www.ticonderogany.com,” stated Matthew Courtright – TACC President & CEO.
The Chamber is also a Tiny Tim Program and Local Food Pantry Drop off location until Friday, December 4th, 2020. All donations can be dropped off Monday through Friday between 8:00 AM and 3:00 PM. Details on a Holiday Home & Business Decorating Contest will also be announced soon.
For detailed information, a printed schedule of events, or a list of participating businesses for the Small Business Saturday, Holiday Shopping & Dining Night, a Ticonderoga Area Business Directory, or calendar of events, visit www.ticonderogany.com or call 518-585-6619. You can also stay up to date on event details and announcements by visiting the Ticonderoga Area Chamber Commerce facebook page.
The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce – The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce (TACC) is a non-profit organization that serves, markets, and promotes the Ticonderoga area including, Ticonderoga, Crown Point, Hague, Moriah, and Putnam, NY. The mission of the TACC is to initiate and provide programs, services, and leadership
which will enhance a cooperative business community and create a vibrant economy, making the Ticonderoga Area an exceptional place to live, work, and visit. For more information on the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce or the Ticonderoga Area please visit www.ticonderogany.com, “like” the Chamber on facebook, “follow” TiconderogaADK on twitter, and TiconderogaNY on Instagram.
Pictured is the TACC staff following the 2019 Tree Lighting event. The 11th Annul Ticonderoga Area North Country Christmas Celebration: COVID-19 Edition will take place November 28th – December 6th, 2020.
Matthew Courtright, President & CEO firstname.lastname@example.org or 518-585-6619