Cooperstown, N.Y. - Join us for one of the region’s best-loved holiday traditions, Candlelight Evening, to be held Saturday, December 14, from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. at The Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown.
Music and live performances bring Candlelight Evening to life. “A Living Nativity” is presented by members of the congregation of Christ Episcopal Church. Excerpts from Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol are performed by the cast of the Glimmer Globe Theatre production. Traditional holiday favorites are sung by the Catskill Chamber Singers and the Ah Coopella Singing Group. Holiday favorites are played by local school bands. Best of all, visitors can join in singing with carolers in the midst of our candle-lit historic buildings! Read more »
New events and activities for families and grown-ups too
Lake Placid, N.Y. - The 6th annual Lake Placid Holiday Village Stroll is fast approaching, December 6 - 8, 2013. At a time when many flock to the “big box” stores, Lake Placid is prepped and ready to open its village doors for a festive weekend of boutique village shopping, fun family events, arts and entertainment in an authentic winter wonderland.
New events and activities this year include:
- The Nutcracker Ballet at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts
- New children’s crafts, including ornament making
- Super Sunday at Whiteface Mountain
- Skating Show at the Olympic Center
From artist exhibitions to children’s activities and special events to partake in, the Holiday Stroll is designed with families and couples in mind. Read more »
What Ends later In Rhinebeck/But Soon Begins in Kingston?
Crosses the Hudson in the Middle/And Solves This Holiday Riddle?
Rhinebeck, N.Y. - On November 30th the famed Sinterklaas Celebration that has drawn thousands to Rhinebeck is going Bi-coastal for the third year where Kingston experiences a little bit of its Dutch heritage. In the story, Kingston will play the role of Spain as a procession of giant puppets, stars, fish, flags, and the great Hudson River itself will travel down Broadway participating in the story of Sinterklaas’ arrival in the Hudson Valley.
The kick-off event will take place at The Old Dutch Church at the corner of Wall and Main Streets in Uptown Kingston on Thursday November 21 at 6pm for the Wreaths, Sweets & Dutch Treats, cocktail reception and silent auction. Fabulous food with a Dutch theme, beer, wine and signature cocktails will be served while attendees will have the opportunity to bid on decorated wreaths, trees, and gift baskets getting a jump start on the holiday season. Read more »
Thanksgiving at the Farm
Nov. 29-30, 2013 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Cooperstown, N.Y. - Discover how rural New Yorkers celebrated Thanksgiving in the 1840s when The Farmers’ Museum re-opens its doors on the Friday and Saturday following the holiday: November 29 and 30 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. The Farmers’ Museum is the ideal setting to spend time with family and friends over the Thanksgiving holiday.
Visitors will see traditional Thanksgiving foods prepared over the open hearth at the rustic Lippitt Farmhouse. Look in on the heritage-breed turkeys and take part as they are herded across the tavern green. Participate in chores on the farm and admire Red and Rusty, our team of oxen in training. Read more »
One of the Capital Region’s Most Popular Holiday Events Slated for Nov. 17 at 11 AM & 3 PM
Saratoga Springs, N.Y. - Saratoga Performing Arts Center announced that tickets for its popular holiday fundraiser, the Nutcracker Tea, will go on sale on Friday, October 25 at 10 a.m. at spac.org. Sponsored by The Albany Academies and presented by SPAC’s Action Council, the event features a special one-hour performance of beloved classic ballet, The Nutcracker by Northeast Ballet Company. The event, which typically sells out, is slated for Sunday, November 17 with seatings at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Read more »
Clayton, N.Y. - The Antique Boat Museum (ABM), North America’s premier freshwater nautical museum based in Clayton, New York, has announced a new children’s program, B is for Boat, which uniquely connects boats with literacy.
B is for Boat will consist of a story time connected with a fun craft, game and/or song. Children will be split into four groups based on grade level for appropriate games, books, activities, and fun. Read more »
Fort Ticonderoga’s Heroic Corn Maze features family-fun fall activities Oct 19 & 26!
Ticonderoga, N.Y. - What activity combines solving puzzles and testing your knowledge of Fort Ticonderoga’s history surrounded by beautiful autumn foliage and two miles of winding trails? Fort Ticonderoga’s Heroic Maze: A Corn Maze Adventure! This fall the Heroic Maze features new and fun ways to celebrate the fall season. Join Fort Ticonderoga for Maze by Moonlight on October 19 and Treats without Tricks October 26 for family fun, celebrating Fort Ticonderoga’s agriculture history in one of America’s most beautiful settings!
The Heroic Maze is included in Fort Ticonderoga’s general admission price and open weekends (including Columbus Day) through October 20. Other fees apply for evening and special event programs on October 19 and October 26. Visit http://www.fortticonderoga.org/visit/heroic-maze for corn maze details or call 518-585-2821. Read more »