November is an especially quiet time for recreational events in our neck of the woods, sort of the "calm before the storm" of winter. But, don't be fooled as there are several fun annual holiday favorites that start the day after Thanksgiving! Pre-holiday events and shopping deals abound when Inlet hosts the "Adirondack Christmas on Main Street," Indian Lake is the scene for the "Christmas County Tour" and Speculator puts on the "Holiday Stroll".
Christmas Country Tour, Indian Lake
November 28-20, 2014
Indian Lake is home to the 17th Christmas County Tour spanning the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving. Spend the days from 9am-4pm on a self-guided Artisan and Crafters Tour throughout Indian Lake area and visit 25+ local vendors and stores to finish your shopping list! You'll be welcomed into many of the local homes to get a close up of their products for sale and see how they are crafted.
VISIT THE GOATS: Stop off and feed Nancy's Pygora goats, small in size, but with huge personalities. Watch as she spins their fur/fiber into yarn, or enjoy local holiday workshops. You'll meet and greet Nancy's pet Maremma dog, who protects the flock of goats from wild predators.
There are a variety of children's activities throughout the day including a candy cane hunt, story time with Mrs. Claus, as well as a showing of "The Puppet People, a children's program featuring 16 delightful puppets! And you do not want to miss Willemsen's model train exhibit and demo - exciting for all ages! The Hedges, an historic resort in Blue Mountain Lake will offer facility tours and will allow you to step back in time while you enjoy the wonderful Adirondack architecture surrounding the property. Complimentary refreshments will be available from the gracious hosts, so do stop by.
After dinner at one of Indian Lake's restaurants head to the Indian Lake Theater to see "The Sound of Music" performance at 7pm, hosted by the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts. You'll find these and many more activities on the official schedule for the Country Christmas Tour offered by the Indian Lake Chamber of Commerce here: Christmas_Country_Tour.pdf
Adirondack Christmas on Main, Inlet
November 28-30, 2014
Inlet hosts the 3 day Adirondack Christmas on Main Street beginning on Friday November 28th and features many kid friendly activities including: a candy cane hunt, children's holiday film festival, a Holiday Dog parade, and a "Best Holiday Pie" contest. Kids can write and send their Christmas wish list to Santa and drop it off at the Inlet Town Hall from 9-6pm all weekend. But, be sure to leave your return address to get a reply from Santa!
Saturday evening ends with the traditional tree lighting ceremony and a visit by Santa! Don't forget to get a cup of cocoa! While shopping, enter the Holiday Basket Raffle by dropping your Inlet receipts (when you are here) at the Inlet Info office to receive one raffle ticket for each $10 spent!
Sunday morning shopping: Get up and out early on Sunday morning and enjoy a hearty breakfast at one of Inlet's breakfast nooks. Most shops are open for your shopping pleasure and at 5pm the winner of the Holiday Basket Raffle will be drawn at the town hall.
Call the Inlet Information office at (315) 357-5501 to get more information or download a complete schedule of events here: Adk_Christmas_On_Main.pdf.
"Holiday Stroll", Speculator
November 28, 2014
Head to Speculator for the "Holiday Stroll" from 4 – 7pm on Friday, November 28th, where you'll find over 20 shop owners offering holiday spirit and great deals around the village. Stop at the Speculator Chamber at "The Four Corners" to get more information and while you're there, buy a couple of gift certificates from local merchants to stuff a family member's stocking with!
You'll find many deals on the streets including restaurant deals, door prizes and big sales at local shops. It's always fun to get out and dust your boots off after a heavy Thanksgiving meal, enjoy the crisp evening air, and find great bargains everywhere you look! Call the Speculator Chamber @ 518-548-4521 today for more information.
Come on up!
Start planning your Holiday vacation with us today. There are a variety of quaint and friendly country inns, B&B, cabins and motels that are available for your stay and many local events to add to your To-Do list while you're here! When the snow hits the ground, come and ride the 750 miles of snowmobile trails that have made our area famous for some of the best riding on the finest groomed trails in the Adirondacks. We're sure that you'll have the best Adirondack Experience and want to come back again.