Schroon Lake Schroon Lake will host its Old Tyme Christmas celebration Saturday, Dec. 8, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The evening will be sponsored by the Schroon Lake Chamber of Commerce.
The town Christmas tree will be lit at 5:30 p.m., kicking off the celebration, in the town park.
A living nativity scene will march from the park to Our Lady of Lourdes Church on Main Street, followed by holiday carolers.
Santa will arrive at the Strand Theater to greet children at 6 p.m. Children will receive a gift from Santa as well as a book from the Friends of the Schroon Lake Library. There will also be opportunities for children to have photos taken with Santa.
Also that evening, a memory tree honoring deceased members of the community will be lit at the Schroon Lake Senior Citizens Center.
Throughout the evening the senior center will be open serving cookies, hot chocolate and coffee. There will also be face painting and crafts for children at the center.
There will be musical performances by students and local performers at various venues throughout the evening celebration.
Schroon Lake Central School students will perform at the Community Church 6:15 to 6:45 p.m., followed by the Boathouse Gang beginning at 7 p.m.
The Boathouse Gang, will start its evening with a performance at Joanie’s Goodies at 6 p.m., before moving down to the Community Church for their 7 p.m. show.
At The Towne Store the Adirondack Gospel Trio will play 6 to 8 p.m. Refreshments will be served at each business location.
There will also be hay rides 6 to 8 p.m. leaving from the Grand Union parking lot and an ornament-making activity 6 to 8 p.m. at Glens Falls National Bank.
“We have worked hard to create a very festive evening, with almost all of the popular original activities continuing, as well as the addition of a few new ones,” said Patti Mehm, an event organizer. “We are very appreciative of the big hearts here in this small town that have joined together to make this year’s Christmas celebration sparkle.”