Ticonderoga The fourth annual Ticonderoga Area North Country Christmas promises to be bigger and better than ever.
“It just keeps growing,” said Matthew Courtright, Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce executive director. “It’s a lot of fun and more and more businesses are excited about participating. Everyone looks forward to the North Country Christmas.”
The 2013 event will be Nov. 28 through Dec. 8 and is sponsored by the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce.
“We cannot thank all of the businesses, organizations and volunteers who make this celebration such a success,” Courtright said. “We work hard to grow the event each and every year for the community, visitors and area businesses. We hope people will join us during the celebration at the many events and, in particular, the Shopping & Dining Night on Friday, Dec. 6, and Small Business Saturday on Saturday, Nov.. 30. Please help support the many wonderful businesses in the Ticonderoga area who work diligently for the community and support all of us in so many ways. We truly have a group of dedicated businesses in the Ticonderoga area.”
Kicking off the holiday celebration will be the arrival of the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train. The train will arrive at approximately 3:15 p.m. in Ticonderoga and 5 p.m. in Port Henry.
Decorated in holiday lights and carrying a live musical show, the goal of the Holiday Train is to collect food and money for local food banks and to raise awareness in the fight against hunger. At each event, the train provides a box car stage, musical talent and a corporate contribution to the local food bank. The community, in turn, is encouraged to donate food and funds, all of which stays in the community.
Black Friday, the traditional start of the holiday shopping season, is Friday, Nov. 29. Local businesses will be offering promotions that day.