When you’re planning out your winter snowmobile or ski vacation, don’t forget about all of the great things we have going on in our little towns. There is something for everyone, from Winter Carnivals to New Year’s Eve bashes to fishing derbies. From December to February, check out everything we have going on.
12/7/18 Oak Mountain Holiday Fair
This will be Oak Mountain's 7th annual Holiday Fair and it is always a fun time for the whole family. From 4-8 p.m. enjoy events for kids and adults. The kids can make reindeer food for Christmas Eve, write letters to Santa, compete in the Gingerbread House competition, and make Christmas ornaments for the tree.
You can also step into the Acorn Pub for a cocktail and some live music, after you have bid on your favorite decorated tree in the Festival of Trees. The proceeds from this silent raffle will benefit the Lake Pleasant Central School Scholarship Fund.
In the Lodge area you can check out the many crafters and vendors on hand selling their merchandise. Get some Christmas gifts for the people on your list (or treat yourself! We won’t tell!).
Here's a list of some other exciting festive events:
On New Year’s Eve:
1/19/19 Long Lake Winter Carnival
This long standing winter carnival will be taking place again this year on Mt. Sabattis. Along with a fireworks display and a bonfire at night, you can spend your day enjoying ice sculptures by The Ice Farm, a cardboard box sled race, and so much more. Make sure to get in on the town wide Photograph! Ladies can take a turn at the Frying Pan Toss while men try their hand at the Christmas Tree Toss! The Long Lake Little Bus will also be running starting at 5 pm. Call (518) 323-5001 for a free ride!
More winter celebrations:
1/25-26 Inlet Barnstormers Poker Run
1/26 Raquette Lake Mike Norris Memorial Fishing Derby
1/26-27 Long Lake Winter Birding
2/2 Oak Mountains 70th Anniversary Party
2/3 Oak Runner Snowshoe Race
2/9 Long Lake/Lake Eaton Fishing Derby
2/10 Pleasant Riders Tree Burning and Sledding Party
2/15-23/19 Indian Lake Snocade
This Presidents' Day week is jam packed full of events for the lover of all things snow! Snowcade events will include guided snowmobile rides, fireworks, kids' games, Kitty Kat Races, and more. You can also take part in the Snowman Contest, the Snowshoe Softball Tournament, Frying Pan Toss, or the Human Foosball game! A full schedule of events will be forthcoming. The fun during Snowcade is never ending!
2/23/19 Inlet’s Frozen Fire and Lights
Head to Inlet for their Frozen Fire and Lights Festival taking place at Fern Park. You can have a full day of fun sledding, ice skating, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing — all free! You just need to supply the equipment. If you don’t have any, don’t worry! Pedals & Petals in downtown Inlet have skate, ski and snowshoe rentals for you. There will also be a bonfire, a cardboard sled race, fireworks, and the coronation of king and queen!