Lake Placid hosts Holiday Village Stroll this weekend

Santa gets dropped off at Mid’s Park by a fire truck during a previous Holiday Village Stroll in Lake Placid. (Provided photo)

LAKE PLACID — The 14th annual Lake Placid Holiday Village Stroll will be held from Friday, Dec. 8 to Sunday, Dec. 10 and will feature a number of family-friendly activities, including a skating party in the 1932 Arena, Christmas tree lighting at Mid’s Park and Santa Claus arriving at Main Street on a fire truck.

Friday, Dec. 8

¯ Holiday Wine & Spirits Tasting. 3-7 p.m. Terry Robards Wine & Spirits, Saranac Avenue.

¯ Family Skating Party. 5-6:30 p.m. There will be skate rentals available onsite. Santa might make an appearance.

¯ Live music. 6-9 p.m. Scott Sileo performs at Generations restaurant, 2543 Main St.

¯ Ugly Sweater Party. 6-9 p.m. Grab your ugliest sweater and head over to the Cottage on Mirror Lake Drive for a chance to win a prize.

Saturday, Dec. 9

¯ Adirondack Health Jingle Bell Run/Walk. 8:30 a.m. Help support the Fit for Life Scholarship Program. Join the festive, colorful, holiday spirit-filled 2.7-mile run/walk around Mirror Lake. Wear your best holiday costume for a chance to win a prize. Register online at holidayvillagestroll.com.

¯ Holiday Craft & Vendor Fair. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Adirondack Community Church, 2583 Main St.

¯ Singing & Storytime. 11 a.m. Performance by Julie Jingles. St. Eustace Episcopal Church, 2450 Main St. She will get everyone in the holiday spirit with sing-alongs before reading her very own book, “The Reindeer Games.”

¯ Santa’s Arrival. Noon. Santa Claus and his elves will arrive by fire truck to Mid’s Park on Main Street, where they stop and take photos. There will also be free hot chocolate and ornaments and hats for sale.

¯ Santa Photos. Noon to 1:30 p.m. Mid’s Park. Bring your phone or camera — there is no photographer.

¯ Visit SPRINKLES the Gingerbread Man. Noon to 5 p.m. Meet and take photos with SPRINKLES at Little Blue House, 2501 Main St. He will be handing out free cookies and candy canes. All children can pick out a free holiday ornament to take home (while supplies last).

¯ Craft Time. 1:30-3:30 p.m. St. Agnes School, Saranac Avenue.

¯ Maker’s Market. 2-5 p.m. Benefits the North Elba Christmas Fund. Alpine Mall, 2578 Main St.

¯ Wine Tasting. 2-5 p.m. Free tasting from Coyote Moon Winery at The Boat Tasting Room, 2617 Main St.

¯ Dartmouth Decibelles. 4 p.m. Listen to Dartmouth College’s oldest historically female a cappella group at Mid’s Park, Main Street.

¯ Tree Lighting Celebration. 5 p.m. Mid’s Park, Main Street.

¯ Live music. 5-8 p.m. Performance by Double Axel at the Lake House, 1 Mirror Lake Dr.

¯ Dartmouth Decibelles. 7 p.m. Listen to Dartmouth College’s oldest historically female a cappella group at the Lake Placid Pub & Brewery, 813 Mirror Lake Dr.

Sunday, Dec. 10

¯ FREE Movie. 11 a.m. “The Polar Express” at the Palace Theatre, Main Street. The first 200 children (under the age of 12) will receive a special gift.

¯ Santa Ski. 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wear a FULL Santa costume and get a free lift ticket at Whiteface Mountain Ski Center in Wilmington. Go to the Whiteface ticket window to receive your lift ticket. Participate in a group photo and a lap down excelsior at the top of Little Whiteface at 11 a.m.

¯ Chris Kringle Caravan. 4 p.m. Santa Claus will again join the Lake Placid Volunteer Fire Department as they make their way through town to look at the Christmas lights. This year, locals are asked to decorate their vehicles and join the fun.

¯ Dartmouth Decibelles. 11:30 a.m. Listen to Dartmouth College’s oldest historically female a cappella group at Big Slide Brewery, 5686 Cascade Road.

Chris Kringle Caravan

Starting at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10 from the Lake Placid Volunteer Fire Department, 456 Old Military Road. Each leg will last around 45 minutes.

Leg 1

¯ Left onto Old Military

¯ Right onto Averyville

¯ Right onto Patch Lane

¯ Right onto Averyville

¯ Left onto Jersey Drive

¯ Left onto Bonnie Road

¯ Left onto Tamarack

¯ Right onto Old Military to end

¯ Turn onto Cascade Road

¯ Left onto Newman Road

¯ Right onto Winter

¯ Right onto Johnson

¯ Left onto Balsam — continue to Hurley Avenue

¯ Right onto Hurley

¯ Left onto Trillium Drive

¯ Left onto Station Street

Leg 2

¯ Right onto Old Military

¯ Right on Mill Pond Dr.

¯ Left onto Colden

¯ Left onto School Street

¯ Left onto McLenathan

¯ Right onto McKinley

¯ Right onto Wesvalley

¯ Right onto Oneida

¯ Right onto Grandview

¯ Left onto W. Heights

¯ Left onto Hillcrest

¯ Left onto Acorn Street

¯ Left onto Grandview

¯ Right onto Elm Street

¯ Right onto Essex Street

¯ Left onto Acorn Street

¯ Right onto Wesvalley

¯ Right onto Greenwood

¯ Left onto Hillcrest

¯ Right onto Saranac Ave.

¯ Right onto Main Street

¯ Left onto Parkside, to the end of Parkside

¯Right onto Morningside

¯Through stoplight onto Sentinel Road

¯ Right onto Newman and back to the fire department

Starting at $1.44/week.

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