ADIRONDACK REGION, NY (November 3, 2015) - Winter comes early in the Adirondack Mountains, and with it, the promise of holiday festivities guaranteed to turn any Scrooge or Grinch into a Saint Nick or Rudolph.
Throughout the holiday season, the Adirondacks are quiet and snow-covered, providing the perfect winter getaway for families or couples looking to enjoy ice-skating, horse-drawn sleigh rides, and relaxing evenings in front of the fire with a seasonal cocktail.
Just four hours north of New York City, the Adirondack Region hosts a variety of Yuletide festivities to get families and couples in the spirit, and outside in the fresh air. This year's lineup of Adirondack Holiday Festivals includes a celebration straight out of a Laura Ingalls Wilder's book, and ample opportunity to shop local and enjoy the most wonderful time of the year.
Journey to the Adirondacks this holiday season to enjoy:
Adirondack Christmas on Main Street in Inlet, November 27-29, kicks off on Black Friday, offering activities for kids and shopping specials for everyone to promote the shop local movement. The festivities include book sales, a holiday film festival, ugly sweater contest, pictures and cookies with Santa, a holiday dog parade, and more.
North Country Festival of Trees at the Queensbury Hotel in Glens Falls on December 3 features a fun après shopping or evening outing through a wonderland of decorated trees and gingerbread houses. Shop at holiday boutiques offering handcrafted items, while the kids meet Santa.
Celebrate Christmas with Almanzo December 5 at the Almanzo Wilder Homestead in Malone. This free, family-friendly celebration includes readings from Farmer Boy's Christmas chapter, cookies and mulled cider, Christmas carols and children's activities. Complimentary gift wrapping will be offered for all gift shop purchases.
Gifting the Adirondacks Holiday Fair at the Adirondack Folk School in Lake Luzerne on December 5 features a rare opportunity to purchase handcrafted works of art made by the Adirondack Folk School instructors. The school offers traditional artisan classes and workshops in rug and furniture making, weaving and more.
Christmas in Warrensburg, December 5-6, offers an old-fashioned holiday celebration including caroling, church bazaars, musical performances, photos with Old Saint Nick, family activities, and craft demonstrations.
Find more holiday events and festivities at visitadirondacks.com, and connect with the Adirondack's on Instagram.com/VisitAdirondacks, Facebook.com/VisitAdirondacks and Twitter.com/VisitAdks.
About the Adirondacks:
The Adirondack Region is home to the six-million-acre park offering limitless recreation amid 2,000 miles of hiking trails and 3,000 lakes and ponds. Part of the largest temperate forest in the world, the Adirondacks are also home to 103 towns and villages. Connect with the Adirondacks online at Facebook.com/visitadirondacks or www.Twitter.com/visitadks, Instagram.com/VisitAdirondacks and search Adirondack events, attractions and Adirondack vacation packages at VisitAdirondacks.com.