Lake Placid is the perfect place to spend the holidays with family, friends and loves ones! Below are our top 10 favorite things to do during the holiday season in Lake Placid. Use this as a checklist for your next winter getaway in our beautiful lakeside village!
1. Lake Placid Holiday Village Stroll
Visit the Victorian Stroll from Dec. 9 – 11, 2017. This is the perfect event to celebrate the magic of the holiday season. Stroll down Main Street while you eat free holiday cookies and sip on hot cocoa. Visit with Santa, listen to Christmas carols or even get some holiday shopping done! This is one event not be missed. Get more details about the Lake Placid Holiday Village Stroll.
2. Jingle Bell Run / Walk
The Adirondack Health Jingle Bell 2.5 Mile Run/ Walk will be held in collaboration with the Lake Placid Holiday Village on Saturday, December 9th, 2017. Feeling festive? This year, runners/walkers can win $100 for the individual and $100 for the family that comes dressed in their most festive holiday attire!
3. Go ice skating
Skate and twirl your way around the Olympic Oval in downtown Lake Placid or on beautiful Mirror Lake! Here you’ll find several natural rinks for skating and hockey games.
4. Drink a hot cocoa by the fireplace
Grab a book, a nice hot cup of cocoa, and put your feet up. Relax… you’re in Lake Placid!
5. Go window shopping
What trip would be complete without a little window shopping in Lake Placid? As you walk down Main Street, you’ll love seeing the beautiful holiday decorations, Adirondack furniture, and special Adirondack made gifts and souvenirs.
6. Dog sledding
This is one winter activity in Lake Placid that you can’t miss! Feel the adrenaline rush as the dogs zoom across beautiful snow-covered Mirror Lake. The two local favorites are Thunder Mountain Dog Sled Tours (518-891-6239) and Mike Arnold Dog Sled Rides (518-523-3353).
7. Stars on Ice
Stars on Ice is the World’s favorite ice skating tour! Olympic Champion Kristi Yamaguchi and Olympic silver medalist Paul Wylie celebrate the 25th anniversary of their Stars on Ice debut on Dec. 30, Stars on Ice Legends show in Lake Placid, N.Y. Get tickets.
8. First Night Saranac Lake
Celebrate New Years Eve in style at First Night Saranac Lake! Watch Saranac Lake’s unique ball drop on River Street as well as a spectacular firework display over Lake Flower. Fun for all ages! Learn more.
9. 2018 Mountaineering Festival
From January 12-14, 2017, Mountainfest features guest athletes and celebrates ice climbing and mountaineering. Hear about their climbing adventures and visit instructional clinics with local guides, demo gear, enter raffles and gather with the climbing community for an exciting winter weekend!
10. The Nutcracker
Celebrate the holidays with a signature nutcracker show in Lake Placid. The Nutcracker makes the perfect family tradition or date night! Learn more.
Discover holiday magic at Lake Placid Summit Hotel
The holidays are the perfect time to visit Lake Placid! Browse our Lake Placid hotel rooms and book your stay today. Rooms start at $99. Have questions? Give us a call at 1-800-790-8452.