Ticonderoga, NY - November 3, 2015 - The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce in coordination with area businesses and organizations will host the 6th Annual Ticonderoga Area North Country Christmas Celebration from Friday, November 27th through Sunday, December 6th, 2015. The celebration will kick off with events such as Small Business Saturday and the arrival of the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train, as well as include new events like the Holiday Farmers' Market.

The Chamber in coordination with businesses and organizations have added new aspects to traditional events as well as made a number of changes. This year's tree lighting on Sunday, November 29th will be a Rockin' Tree Lighting with DJ Cruz and will include an Outdoor Winter BBQ by Bodette's Barbecue, and refreshments compliments of Libby's Bakery Café, followed by Holiday Wagon Rides.

As part of the Ticonderoga Area North Country Christmas the Chamber will be sponsoring a Holiday Shopping and Dining Night, encouraging people to Shop & Dine Local within the area on Friday, December 4, 2015. Offering specials and promotions, participating businesses will have a Shopping & Dining Night Snowflake displayed.

In addition to the promotions and specials, live holiday music will be provided by the Ticonderoga Central School and the Ticonderoga Community Band. 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.

For a complete list of participating businesses, promotions, and specials contact the Chamber office. Shopping & Dining Guides will be available at the Chamber Office, online, and at area businesses.

2015 Schedule of Events:
Friday, November 27th
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 28th
Small Business Saturday - Ticonderoga Area

Support the many local businesses throughout the Ticonderoga Area. Many offering wonderful Promotions & Specials. Look for You're Invited To #ShopSmall Signs. For a listing of Promotions & Specials contact the Chamber.
E.M.A Annual Craft Fair
EMA Club 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Crafts, handmade items, local vendors, and much more.

Sunday, November 29th
Canadian Pacific Holiday Train

Ticonderoga Train Station 3:00 PM
Port Henry Train Station 4:45 PM
*Times are approximate per Canadian Pacific Railway. Food Pantry donations accepted.
Bodette's Outdoor Winter BBQ
Ticonderoga Community Building 4:30 - 6:30 PM
Outdoor Winter BBQ with hamburgers, hotdogs, chips, & beverages!


Rockin' Tree Lighting w/ DJ Cruz
Ticonderoga Community Building 5:30 PM
Music provided by DJ Cruz!! Free refreshments sponsored by Libby's Bakery Café. 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 & the Sawyer Family.

Monday, November 30th
Designs For Your Home

The Country Florist & Gifts 4:00 PM
The Country Florist will demonstrate three simple sample floral designs that you can do at home. Stop by to join them, enjoy the holiday ambiance as well check out all The Country Florist has to offer this holiday season!

Tuesday, December 1st
Family Holiday Book Reading

Black Watch Library 6:30 - 7:30 PM
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 2nd
Kids Sip & Create and Bring Your Letters To Santa

Sugar & Spice Country Shoppe 5:00 & 6:00 PM
Kids can bring their letters to Santa to place in the North Pole Mailbox. Kids will create their own Christmas Ornament. Refreshments will be served. Pre-Registration required by calling 518-585-7727. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Ti' Acoustics
Burleigh House 7:00 PM

Live music featuring Terrina Cook & Brad Peria. Donations accepted to benefit the Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership.

Thursday, December 3rd
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. Children 5 & under are free.
Live Music At Libby's
Libby's Bakery Cafe 6:30 PM
Enjoy the holiday ambiance and treats of Libby's Bakery Café. Live music featuring Terrina Cook & Brad Peria. $10 pp suggested donation for music.

Friday, December 4th
Holiday 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 or see the ad in the Times of Ti. A business directory for the evening will be published. FREE Raffles throughout Downtown Ticonderoga in coordination with TMSP. Live Christmas Music throughout Town provided by the Ticonderoga School Music Dept. & the Ticonderoga Community Band. Tiny Tim Donations will be accepted at music locations.

Holiday Farmers' Market
Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce 5:00 - 9:00 PM

Visit the Ticonderoga Area Farmers' Market for a special Holiday Market! Farmers and vendors will be set up inside and outside the Chamber Office offering a variety of local products. Fresh cut Christmas Trees will be available!
Horse Drawn Holiday Wagon Rides
Ticonderoga Heritage Museum 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Sponsored by Gin's Redemption Center.

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. Carillon Garden Club holiday wreaths and Ti Festival Guild raffle tickets will also be available at the Hancock House. Be Sure To Check Out The Festival of Trees At The Hancock House.

Saturday, December 5th Holiday Movie Theater Night
Best Western Plus Ticonderoga 5:00 PM

Brought to you by the Best Western & the Ticonderoga Festival Guild.
Wear your pajamas and bring a blanket! The movie Santa Paws will be shown. Pizza, Hot Chocolate, & Soda will be available. A short educational presentation will be shared prior to the movie. Free movie & popcorn for all! Donations for the Tiny Tim Program will be accepted. Proceeds of food sales to benefit the Ticonderoga Festival Guild and the Tiny Tim Program. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Museum & Arts Co-Op Holiday Gift Shop
Hancock House 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Ticonderoga Historical Society, Ticonderoga Heritage Museum, Ticonderoga Arts & Fort Ticonderoga Gift Shops. Carillon Garden Club holiday wreaths Ti Festival Guild raffle tickets will also be available at the Hancock House. Be Sure To Check Out The Festival of Trees.
The Noble Train Begins - Living History Event
Fort Ticonderoga 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Discover the story of Henry Knox's "Noble Train" of artillery at this living history event. The event will feature a lively program highlighting Henry Knox's arrival to Ticonderoga. For additional information contact Fort Ticonderoga.
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 6th
Annual SantaFest

Ticonderoga Community Building 11:00 - 1:00 PM
All are welcome! Free! Music, Games, Crafts, Photo's with Santa & More! In coordination with Silver Bay YMCA Leaders Club, Glens Falls National Bank, Patrick Ida, CPA, Nancy Frasier Photography, Ticonderoga Arts/The Downtown Gallery & Kiwanis. Complimentary refreshments sponsored by Wal-Mart & McDonalds. Special guest appearances by holiday friends. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Festival of Trees Open House
Hancock House 1:00 - 3:00 PM

"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 Small Business Saturday on November 28th and the Holiday Shopping & Dining Night on Friday, December 4th. 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!, 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 www.ticonderogany.com. You can also stay up to date on event details by visiting the Ticonderoga Area Chamber Commerce facebook page. The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce is also a Tiny Tim Program and Local Food Pantry Drop off location until Friday, December 11, 2015. All donations can be dropped off Monday through Friday between 8:00 AM and 3:00 PM.

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.

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