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‘Lite up the Village’ fest set for Lake George

Decorated trees in Lake George's Shepard Park glow in December 2010 after being energized by Santa during the municipality's annual 'Lite Up the Village' celebration. This year's edition of the fest is to be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday Nov. 13. Caroling and children's activities begin at 4 p.m.; Bobby Dick presents a holiday show at 5 p.m., Santa arrives and throws the switch at 6 p.m., then he and accompanying festivities move to the Lake George Firehall, where there children can visit with Sanata, and members of the Lake George Community Band will perform live.
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Decorated trees in Lake George's Shepard Park glow in December 2010 after being energized by Santa during the municipality's annual 'Lite Up the Village' celebration. This year's edition of the fest is to be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday Nov. 13. Caroling and children's activities begin at 4 p.m.; Bobby Dick presents a holiday show at 5 p.m., Santa arrives and throws the switch at 6 p.m., then he and accompanying festivities move to the Lake George Firehall, where there children can visit with Sanata, and members of the Lake George Community Band will perform live. Photo provided

— The Village of Lake George will show off their extensive array of colorful holiday lights again on Saturday, Nov. 30 during their annual Lite Up the Village celebration. This year’s illumination event will feature a new, multi-themed display centered around the new Visitor Center pocket park on Beach Road and Blais Park.

Festivities will begin at 4 p.m. with bounce houses for children in Shepard Park and caroling led by popular vocalist and charitable organizer Andrea Jacobs.

Bobby Dick will present a special holiday show at 5 p.m. prior to Santa’s arrival and a fireworks display at 6 p.m. All are then invited to the local firehouse where members of the Lake George Volunteer Fire Department and Ladies Auxiliary will host Santa hearing children’s Christmas wishes. A special musical program is to be performed by members of the Lake George Community Band.

Each year, hundreds attend this event, in which more than 5,000 lights are energized at 6 p.m. at the command of the famous big red elf.

Additionally, refreshments and children’s gifts are provided by the Lake George Chamber of Commerce. All events are free.

The evening also features special sales and refreshments by nearby merchants on Montcalm Street.

Last year’s events featured a variety of new displays donated by Mr. & Mrs. Charles Weaver. This year’s new display has been designed by Judy Gearwar and her staff. Gearwar’s flower beds and plantings throughout the village have received numerous accolades over the past several years, according to Village Mayor Robert Blais.

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