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North Country Christmas celebration slated

Nov. 28 to Dec. 8 in Ticonderoga

The fourth annual Ticonderoga Area North Country Christmas promises to be bigger and better than ever. The 2013 event will be Nov. 28 through Dec. 8 and is sponsored by the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce.

The fourth annual Ticonderoga Area North Country Christmas promises to be bigger and better than ever. The 2013 event will be Nov. 28 through Dec. 8 and is sponsored by the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce. Photo by Nancy Frasier.

— “We want to promote local shopping,” Courtright said. “You can get anything you need for the holidays right in Ticonderoga.”

Small Business Saturday, a national campaign sponsored by American Express, will be observed in Ticonderoga Saturday, Nov. 30. Local businesses will participate with specials and promotions.

The Downtown Gallery will open a new exhibit by the Upper Hudson Valley Watercolor Society Nov. 30 5:30 to 7 p.m. The exhibit will be open every day throughout the Ticonderoga Area North Country Christmas.

The Ticonderoga Community Christmas Tree will be lit during a ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, on the Community Building lawn. Santa will attend. There will be live music by Elvis impersonator Jim Cawley and refreshments provided by the Silver Bay YMCA. The first 20 people to arrive will receive a free candy cane and a special gift.

Holiday hayrides will be available Sunday, Dec. 1, 6 to 8 p.m. beginning at the Heritage Museum, sponsored by the Ticonderoga Youth Commission with Lynne and Joe Sawyer.

“Tantalize Your Taste Buds” will be held Monday, Dec. 2, 5 to 7 p.m. Held at Montcalm Liquor with Libby’s Bakery, it will feature wine and food tasting.

“The Family Holiday Book Reading” will be Tuesday, Dec. 3, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Black Watch Memorial Library. Courtright, library staff and volunteers will read Christmas stories to children. Snacks will be provided.

“Letters to Santa and Wish List Night” will be held at Sugar & Spice Country Shoppe 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4. Children can write letters to Santa, which will be mailed to the North Pole and answered. Refreshments will be provided. While children write letters, parents can shop, receiving a 25 percent discount on one item.

“Learn to Create Your Own Holiday Arrangement” will be held Thursday, Dec. 5, at 4 p.m. at the Country Florist. Francine Burke will teach participants to make holiday flower arrangements.

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