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Holiday Stroll returns to Lake Placid village

Time for a stroll - Arts, entertainment, music, events and shopping come together in the Olympic Village of Lake Placid each year for three days known as the Lake Placid Holiday Village Stroll.

Time for a stroll - Arts, entertainment, music, events and shopping come together in the Olympic Village of Lake Placid each year for three days known as the Lake Placid Holiday Village Stroll.

— The Sixth annual Lake Placid Holiday Village Stroll is fast approaching, Dec. 6 - 8.

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

•“Lake Placid Holiday Dreams on Ice,” Show on Sunday at 5pm will feature future Olympic hopefuls, past Olympians and a tribute to skater Sonia Henie on the same ice where she earned an Olympic Gold in 1932.

From artist exhibitions to children’s activities and special events to partake in, the Holiday Stroll is designed with families and couples in mind. Highlights from the weekend include:

•The Jingle Bell 5K Walk/Run benefitting Adirondack Health’s “Fit for Life”

•Traditional Yule Log hunt and Christmas tree lighting on the shores of Mirror Lake

•Free showings of The Polar Express at the nostalgic Palace Theatre

•Free holiday story time, craft making, and candy house making

•Free wine tastings, gift wrapping and local store promotions

•The arrival of Santa via fire truck on Main Street

Numerous Lake Placid hotels are offering festive packages to complement the weekend-long event for travelers looking to enjoy the holiday season affordably.

“The second weekend of each December, hundreds of visitors and residents join in a three day family-friendly celebration of the holidays in the quaint alpine village of Lake Placid,” said Kim Rielly of the Lake Placid Visitors Center/Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism. “The Lake Placid Holiday Village Stroll event includes a fun run, shopping, festive family fun, arts and entertainment.”

Arts start the weekend events Dec. 6 with a artists’ celebration at the Northwoods Inn. The reception, held from 5 to 7 p.m., will showcase artists displaying various creations, which will be at the inn for viewing throughout the weekend.

For more information on the annual Lake Placid Holiday Village Stroll, visit lakeplacid.com/holidays.

For more information, visit lakeplacid.com/holidays.

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