"This is the first year for the Lights On Parade," event organizer Laurie Arnheiter said. "The idea to hold the parade on Saturday was Lisa Thomas's, and when I found out that the Railroad was going to be hosting the Polar Express on Saturday, only this year instead of driving to Riparius and riding the train, never to get off in North Creek and walk up and down the streets, the customers were embarking the Polar Express in North Creek and riding to Riparius. I saw it as an opportunity to add something to the Polar Express experience whilst bringing up to 500 people into the community, thus benefiting the community."
In conjunction with local merchants offering numerous sales and specials, Johnsburg Central School will be the proud host of three Invitational boys basketball games. The games will be help on Friday at 7:30 p.m. (JCS vs. Keene), Saturday at 6 p.m. (JCS vs. tbd - consolation game), and the final game on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. (JCS vs. tbd - championship game).
"Almost all the merchants offered to do an open house offering cookies and drinks for the people in town and the parade participants," Arnheiter added.
On Sunday, Dec. 14 Santa Claus will come to town at 1 p.m., at the Ski Bowl Park. His arrival will be followed by the ever-popular parade through town on the communities fire trucks. Following the parade, children are invited to visit with Santa at the Johnsburg Central School gym where they can enjoy refreshments and receive an early Christmas present. This event is sponsored by the North Creek Volunteer Fire Department and Auxiliary.
Finally, the Upper Hudson Musical Arts will bring a close to the season with their hosting of the Ellen Sinopoli Ballet, 7:30 p.m., in the Tannery Pond Community Center.