Black Friday has come and gone and the holiday shopping season is in full swing. It's a great time to support our local shops.
While the shopping malls will be hustling and bustling on Friday and in the weeks to come, this weekend would be a great time to check out the local shops on Main Street in Lake Placid. The annual Holiday Village Stroll will take place Dec. 9 to Dec. 11 on Lake Placid's main thoroughfare and the weekend aims to stimulate shopping at stores throughout Lake Placid by offering special promotions. The event this year will feature live music, skating, food tastings and Santa Claus. It's a great event that truly illuminates the special qualities of Main Street Lake Placid.
Most likely a large segment of our communities will travel to Plattsburgh during the holiday shopping season to patronize the larger box stores. There is nothing wrong with that. But during the holiday season, locals should visit local shops this weekend or next. You are certain to find a special gift for someone on your shopping list.
And you'll help support the local economy - and hopefully, you'll bump into your friends and neighbors along Main Street. It will be a great chance to begin a Happy Holiday season while supporting our own community.