Ti to celebrate North Country Christmas

— The North Country Christmas is growing.

Sponsored by the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce, the North Country Christmas will be a week of holiday-related events in the community. In its second year in 2011, the event has expanded.

“Last year was very successful and a lot of people want to be involved,” explained Matt Courtright, chamber executive director. “The community really turned out last year and we got a lot of positive feedback. Next year we may have to expand to two weeks.”

North Country Christmas will be held Nov. 28 through Dec. 4.

The arrival of the Canadian Pacific Railway Holiday Train will again kick off the week.

The decorated train is scheduled to stop at the Ticonderoga train station at 3:50 p.m. and at the Port Henry train station at 5:35 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 28.

Following the train stop, the town Christmas tree will be lit on the Ticonderoga Community Building lawn at 6 p.m. The ceremony will include musicby Dan Sadowski and Joe McGinness from The Inlaws and refreshments provided by the Silver Bay YMCA.

This will be the seventh year the train, covered with hundreds of holiday lights and carrying a live concert, will stop in Ti. It has stopped in Port Henry the past six years.

All About Critters will host “Meet the Woodland Animals” Tuesday, Nov. 29, 4 to 5 p.m. The family event will teach participants to make pine cone bird feeders. The cost is $8 a family.

That same day the Black Watch Memorial Library in Ti will host “Family Holiday Book Reading” 6:30-7:30 p.m. Parents are encouraged to bring children, in their pajamas, to hear holiday stories read by library staff and Courtright. Snacks will be provided.

“Letters to Santa & Wish List Night” will be held Wednesday, Nov. 30, 5-7 p.m. at Sugar & Spice Country Shoppe on Montcalm Street. Children are invited to come and write letters to Santa, which will be shared with parents, before being mailed to the North Pole. Parents will receive 25 percent off coupon for shopping at the store.

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