Lake Placid Winter Events
Lake Placid Holiday Village Stroll
December 7-9, 2018
If you're anything like us, the first snowflake of the season prompts visions of sugar plums, cravings for crisp apple strudel, and we can almost smell the chestnuts roasting on an open fire. In Lake Placid, celebrating the holidays is a month-long event and it begins with the Lake Placid Holiday Village Stroll. It's a weekend full of family-friendly activities, food and beverage tastings, live music and entertainment, and holiday traditions that will leave you singing, "it's the most wonderful time of the year."
Happy and Merry in the High Peaks
December 22, 2018 - January 1, 2019
Get away from the hustle and bustle this holiday season and enjoy the most wonderful time of the year in the Adirondacks. From shopping on a picturesque small town Main Street to holiday crafting, wellness activities, and nightly movies to Christmas and New Year's Brunch, nothing says mountain charm like Christmas in the Adirondacks. Sign up for our email newsletter and be among the first to hear about this year's plans!
International Children's Games
January 6 - 11, 2019
As a two-time Winter Olympics host city, Lake Placid is no stranger to international level winter sports competition. And because Lake Placid and the surrounding region sends homegrown competitors to each Winter Olympics, we know better than anyone the importance of emphasizing sports, cross-cultural engagement, and healthy competition in childhood. This January, we're excited to welcome the International Children's Games to Lake Placid. Modeled after the Olympic Games and sanctioned by the International Olympic Committee, the ICG brings together children from all over the world to compete in eight winter sports games and promote cultural exchange in the spirit of global community and Lake Placid will be the first United States city to host these remarkable competitors.
Empire State Winter Games
January 31 - February 3, 2019
Now in its 39th year, the Empire State Winter Games brings together upwards of 2,000 athletes of all ages from New York and beyond that will compete in over 30 winter sports scheduled around the region. To accompany the games, Lake Placid will be host to a full schedule of activities, events, and celebration. Spectators are welcome and encouraged (access to some venues included in the purchase of a Lake Placid Olympic Passport).
Saranac Lake Winter Events
Saranac Lake Winter Carnival
February 1-10, 2019
When winter lasts from November to May, every snow day brings another reason to celebrate and Saranac Lake already has the party planned. Join us this February for the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival, for fun times and fireworks, parades and parties, games, entertainment, and the world-famous Ice Palace.
High Peaks Resort Winter Events
Presidents Week at High Peaks Resort
February 15 - 25, 2019
Can't make it for Saranac Lake Winter Carnival? No worries! We're extending the fun this winter with a weeklong celebration of our very own. Enjoy nightly movies, kids crafting, wellness activities and outdoor adventures. Get out of winter survival mode and embrace the season in the Adirondacks.