ticonderoga-area-cofc.JPGTiconderoga, N.Y. -The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce in coordination with area businesses and organizations will host the 4th Annual Ticonderoga Area North Country Christmas Celebration from Thursday, November 28 through Sunday, December 8, 2013. The celebration will include a variety of events starting with the arrival of the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train and ending with the Chamber's Annual SantaFest event. As part of Ticonderoga Area North Country Christmas the Chamber will be sponsoring a Shopping and Dining Night, encouraging people to Shop & Dine Local within the area on Friday, December 6, 2013. Offering specials and promotions, participating businesses will have a Shopping & Dining Night Snowflake displayed. In addition to the promotion and specials, live holiday music will be provided by the Ticonderoga Central School and "Elvis", Jim Cawley. For a complete list of participating businesses contact the Chamber office. Shopping & Dining Guides will be available at the Chamber Office, online, and at area businesses. The Chamber office will be open on December 6th until 9:00 PM as well, giving the community and visitors an opportunity to see the Chamber Office and stop in for complimentary refreshments sponsored by Dunkin Donuts. Free Gift Certificate Raffles will be available throughout Downtown Ticonderoga organized by the Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership. In addition Horse Drawn Holiday Wagon rides will be available starting at the Ticonderoga Heritage Museum. 2013 Schedule of Events: Thursday November 28th Canadian Pacific Holiday Train                                                         Ticonderoga Train Station  3:15 PM                                                  Port Henry Train Station  5:00 PM                                                     *Times are approximate per Canadian Pacific Railway. Food Pantry donations accepted.  MORE Friday, November 29th Black Friday Shopping In The Ticonderoga Area Visit the many local businesses offering specials. You can get everything on your Christmas list in the Ticonderoga Area!  Saturday, November 30th                                                      Small Business Saturday  - Ticonderoga Area Support the many local businesses throughout the Ticonderoga Area. Many offering wonderful Promotions & Specials. Look for Small Business Saturday Participating Flyers. For a complete listing of Business Promotions & Specials contact the Chamber. New Art Exhibit Kick Off  The Downtown Gallery  5:30 - 7:30 PM The Upper Hudson Valley Water Color Society art exhibit will debut at The Downtown Gallery in Ticonderoga. Light refreshments will be served. The exhibit will be on display from  November 30th through December 8th. Sunday, December 1st                                                  Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony                                                  Ticonderoga Community Building  5:30 PM. LIVE HOLIDAY MUSIC featuring "Elvis" - Jim Cawley! Special guest appearances by Santa, who will arrive in a Horse Drawn Wagon and others! Sound system provided by Limited Light KaraokeComplimentary Refreshments sponsored by Silver Bay YMCA. First 20 people will receive a candy cane and a special gift! Holiday Hay Rides Ticonderoga Heritage Museum  6:00 - 8:00 PM Sponsored by the Ticonderoga Youth Commission & Lynn and Joe Sawyer.  Monday, December 2nd                                                  Tantalize Your Taste Buds Montcalm Liquor  5:00 - 7:00 PM Tantalize your taste buds with the combination palette of wine and food provided by Montcalm Liquor and Libby's Bakery Café.  Joint event with Montcalm Liquor & Libby's Bakery Café Tuesday, December 3rd Family Holiday Book Reading                                                              Black Watch Library  6:30 - 7:30 PM MORE Join the Black Watch Library in Ticonderoga for Family Holiday Stories. Families are welcome to attend and children are encouraged to come in their pajamas. Snacks will be provided to go following story time. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Wednesday, December 4th                                      Letters To Santa & Wish List Night                                                   Sugar & Spice Country Shoppe  5:00 - 7:00 PM Children can make their wish list and write a letter to Santa which will be mailed out. Check out the kids section and the holiday items! Wish lists will be copied and available at the Shoppe for parents. Parents will receive a 25% Off Coupon for one item from your child's wish list.                                   Refreshments will be served. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Thursday, December 5th                                              Learn How To Create Your Own Holiday Arrangement                                    The Country Florist & Gifts  4:00 PM The Country Florist will be demonstrating how to create your own                  holiday arrangement and centerpiece. Stop by to join them as well check out all The Country Florist has to offer! 4th of July In December Chicken BBQ                                               Best 4th In The North Committee Fundraising Event                                                        Knights of Columbus Ticonderoga - Starting At 5:00 PM Join us for a 4th of July BBQ In December. Take out available. $12 Per Person. Friday, December 6th                                                               Shopping & Dining Night - Shop & Dine Local!                             Participating businesses are open until 9:00 PM. Offering specials and promotions participating businesses will have a Snowflake displayed. For a complete list of participating businesses contact the Chamber office. The Chamber office will be open until 9:00 PM stop in for complimentary refreshments sponsored by Dunkin Donuts. FREE Raffles throughout Downtown Ticonderoga provided by the TMSP. Live Christmas Music Throughout Town provided By Ticonderoga Central School Music Departments and "Elvis" Jim Cawley. Horse Drawn Holiday Wagon Rides Ticonderoga Heritage Museum 6:00 - 8:00 PM Sponsored by Gin's Redemption Center.   MORE Museum & Arts Co-Op Holiday Gift Shop                                      Hancock House 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Ticonderoga Historical Society, Ticonderoga Heritage Museum, Ticonderoga Arts & Fort Ticonderoga Gift Shops. Carillion Garden Club wreaths and Ticonderoga Festival Guild 12th Night raffle tickets will also be available. Be Sure To Check Out The Festival of Trees At The Hancock House Saturday, December 7th                                             Holiday Movie Theater Night Best Western Plus Ticonderoga at 5:00 PM - Champlain Room               In coordination with the Ticonderoga Festival Guild. Wear your pajamas and bring a blanket! The movie will be projected onto a large screen. Pizza, Hot Chocolate, & Soda will be available. The movie will be a Christmas Classic. Free movie & popcorn for all!  All children must be accompanied by an adult. Museum & Arts Co-Op Holiday Gift Shop                                     Hancock House 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Ticonderoga Historical Society, Ticonderoga Heritage Museum, Ticonderoga Arts & Fort Ticonderoga Gift Shops. Carillion Garden Club wreaths and Ticonderoga Festival Guild 12th Night raffle tickets will also be available. Be Sure To Check Out The Festival of Trees At The Hancock House The Noble Train Begins! Fort Ticonderoga  10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Ticonderoga Guns for the siege of Boston. Meet the soldiers left behind to guard this frontier outpost, as the first winter of the revolutionary war begins to take hold. Discover the mechanics of this epic feat Henry Knox would perform for the Continental Army. $10.00 Per Person. Children 4 & Under are free. Holiday In Hague                                                                      Hague, NY Starting At 10:00 AM                                                                    Shopping, Christmas Tree Decorating Contest, Holiday Parade, Tree Lighting, Christmas Party with snacks, & crafts. Sunday, December 8th                                                    TACC Annual Santa Fest                                                                        Ticonderoga Community Building 1:00 - 3:30 PM All are welcome! Free! Music, Games, Crafts, Photo's with Santa & More! In coordination with Silver Bay YMCA Leaders Club,  All ‘Bout Critters, Glens Falls National Bank, Patrick Ida, CPA, Nancy Frasier Photography, & Kiwanis. Complimentary refreshments sponsored by Wal-Mart, NCCC & McDonalds.  All children must be accompanied by an adult.    MORE Festival of Trees Open House Hancock House  1:00 - 3:00 PM *Refreshments to be provided. Champlain Valley Chorale Holiday Concert                                      Ticonderoga Methodist Church At 3:00 PM Refreshments provided by the Carillion Garden Club. A variety of chamber members, board members and ambassadors as well as community members, organizations, and students volunteer to make this celebration possible. "We cannot thank all of the businesses, organizations, and volunteers, who make this celebration such a success. We work hard to grow the event each and every year for the community, visitors and area businesses. We hope you will join us during the celebration at the many events and in particular the Shopping & Dining Night on Friday, December 6th and Small Business Saturday on Saturday, November 30th. 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. We truly have a group of dedicated businesses in the Ticonderoga Area" shared Matt Courtright - TACC Executive Director.    For detailed information, a printed schedule of events, or a list of participating businesses for the Shopping and Dining Night and Small Business Saturday, or a Ticonderoga Area Business Directory, please visit the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce office or http://www.ticonderogany.com/. You can also stay up to date on event details by visiting the Ticonderoga Area Chamber Commerce facebook page. The Ticonderga Area Chamber of Commerce is also a Tiny Tim Program and Local Food Pantry Drop off location until Friday, December 13, 2013. All donations can be dropped off Monday through Friday between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM or during the Shopping & Dining Night on Friday, December 6th.    Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce - The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit organization that serves, markets, and promotes the Ticonderoga area including, Ticonderoga, Crown Point, Hague, Moriah, and Putnam, NY. The TACC plans and hosts free community events, events that draw area visitors, assists area organizations with their events and projects, provides small business support and resources and business referrals, answers many community and visitor questions and requests via phone, email, and mail, sends visitor area information upon request, keeps an online calendar of events, as well as an array of benefits for its members. The Ticonderoga Area in New York is located in the Adirondacks along Lake Champlain and Lake George. For more information on the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce or the Ticonderoga Area please visit http://www.ticonderogany.com/, "Like" the Chamber on facebook or follow TiconderogaADK on twitter

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CONTACT:
Matthew Courtright, Executive Director
Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce
mcourtright@ticonderogany.com
518-585-6619