The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce in coordination with area businesses and organizations will host the 10th Annual Ticonderoga Area North Country Christmas Celebration from Saturday, November 30th through Sunday, December 8th, 2019. The celebration will kick off with Small Business Saturday and events will include the Rockin’ Tree Lighting, wagon rides, special events, Holiday Shopping & Dining Night, Holiday Farmers Market, Parade of Lights, and much more.
As part of the Ticonderoga Area North Country Christmas the Chamber will be sponsoring and promoting Small Business Saturday on Saturday, November 30th, which is a national effort encouraging communities to shop small and local. Participating businesses promotions, specials, and events will be available as well as additional information on other ways the community can get involved. In addition, the Chamber will be coordinating a Holiday Shopping and Dining Night, encouraging people to Shop & Dine Local within the area on Friday, December 6th, 2019 from 4 – 8 PM. Offering specials and promotions, participating businesses will have a Shopping & Dining Night Snowflake displayed and will be listed in the Holiday Shopping & Dining Guide. In addition to the promotions and specials there will be holiday music provided by the Ticonderoga Central School music department, free raffles, and the 2nd Annual Parade of Lights coordinated by the Ticonderoga Fire Department with support from the Chamber.
2019 Schedule of Events:
Saturday, November 30th
Small Business Saturday – Think Local!
Support local businesses & organizations – many are offering Promotions & Specials. See the list of Specials & Promotions from the Chamber. Look for #ShopSmall Signs at participating businesses & organizations. Get & complete your Small Business Saturday Passport for a chance to win prizes. Visit Riley’s Wishes craft/vendor fair at the Ticonderoga Fire House from 10 AM– 4 PM. Santa will be there from noon to 2. There will also be a raffle table and lunch will be available for purchase.
Sunday, December 1st
Festival of Trees Open House & Champagne Reception
Hancock House 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Four floors of trees and decorations fill the historic Hancock House. Holiday train layout courtesy of Upstate Model Railroaders
Olive’s Ti Pi Pizza Party
Ticonderoga Community Building 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Slices of pizza and beverages for purchase. Come to the tree lighting early to grab a bite to eat.
Ticonderoga Community Building 5:00 – 5:30 PM
Come to the Tree Lighting early for a Christmas Craft in the lobby.
Sponsored by Punky Noodles.
Rockin’ Tree Lighting w/ DJ Cruz
Ticonderoga Community Building 5:30 PM
Music provided by DJ Cruz! Free refreshments sponsored by Dunkin Donuts. First 20 people will receive a candy cane and a special gift! All kids in attendance will help count down to the tree lighting. Sponsored by Elderwood at Ticonderoga.
Holiday Hay Rides
Ticonderoga Heritage Museum 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Enjoy Holiday Wagon Rides following the Tree Lighting and continue to listen to Holiday Music. Sponsored by the Sawyer Family.
Monday, December 2nd
Christmas Creation Make & Take
The Country Florist & Gifts 3:30 – 5:00 PM
Make your own door swag with choice of festive bow. $20 starting price, additional cost for added pinecones and antlers. Call 585-2264 to you reserve your spot! Visit their Facebook page for more details.
Tuesday, December 3rd
“Fun with Chocolate” Candy Making Workshop
The Candy Corner 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Pour and decorate chocolates, make chocolate dipped candies and spoons, and chocolate Holiday pops. $4 per person. Take home all of your creations. All ages welcome. Check out all we have to offer.
Alcohol Ink Art Make and Take
Black Watch Library 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Create your own unique piece of art. Call (518) 585-7380 to reserve your spot. Visit their Facebook page for more details.
Wednesday, December 4th
Winter Farmers Market at the Co-Op
Ticonderoga Natural Foods Co-Op 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
“Souper” Savings. Local dairy, Battenkill Egg-nog samples available and more. Visit their Facebook page for more details.
Thursday, December 5th
4th of July In December Chicken BBQ
Best 4th In The North Committee Fundraising Event
Knights of Columbus Ticonderoga – 5:00 PM to Sold Out. Join us for a 4th of July BBQ In December. Take out available. $12 includes 1/2 chicken, potato, coleslaw, roll, & cookie.
Friday, December 6
Holiday Shopping & Dining Night – Shop & Dine Local!
Participating businesses are open until 8:00 PM. Specials and promotions – participating businesses will have a Snowflake displayed. For a list of participating businesses get your Holiday Shopping & Dining Guide from the Chamber. FREE Raffles coordinated by the Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership. Christmas Music provided by the Ticonderoga Central School Music Department.
Holiday Farmers Market
Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce 5:00 – 8:00 PM
Visit the Ti Area Farmers Market for a special Holiday Market. Farmers and Vendors will be set up inside the Chamber Office offering an array of local products for the holidays. Visit their Facebook page for more details.
Parade of Lights
Ticonderoga Business District & Surrounding Areas 6:00 -7:30 PM
Come out & enjoy the parade of lights along with holiday music. Businesses, organizations, and community members are encouraged to participate (vehicles, floats, etc.). You must register with the Ticonderoga Fire Department by calling Mary at 518-586-6912 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also register with the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce. All entries must be family friendly. Sponsored by the Ti Fire Department with support from TACC. Visit the Ticonderoga Fire Department or TACC Facebook page for route INFO.
Ticonderoga Heritage Museum & Ti Arts Holiday Gift Shoppe
Ticonderoga Arts Gallery 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
The Ticonderoga Heritage Museum will join the Ticonderoga Arts Gallery in Downtown Ticonderoga for a Christmas Shoppe. Adirondack artists are represented in the many gifts such as books, jewelry, pottery, wood products, children’s games, and more. A gift card tree will be raffled as part of the weekend. Also open Saturday, December 7th from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Saturday, December 7th
Tromblee’s Greenhouse & Gift Shop Holiday Open House
Tromblee’s Greenhouse, Crown Point 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Kick off the Holiday season with their annual family fun event. FREE activities for the whole family. A complimentary picture with Santa Claus by Cody Lang. Petting zoo by Odyssey E.S.A. Face painting and kids crafts provided by Maiden by the Lake. Gladys Grazer will be available to autograph her famous balsam pillows. Two door prizes, a free Christmas tree & wreath. Refreshments provided by Sweet Cal’s. Also taking place on Sunday, December 2nd from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.
Holiday Movie Theater Night
Best Western Plus Ticonderoga 5:00 PM
Wear your pajamas and bring a blanket! Showing “Home Alone” rated PG. Pizza, Hot Chocolate, & Soda will be available for purchase. Brief educational presentation prior to the movie. Free popcorn for all! Bring a non-perishable food item to benefit the Food Pantry. Proceeds of food sales to benefit the Ticonderoga Festival Guild & Friends Comforting Friends. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Sponsored by the Best Western & the Ticonderoga Festival Guild.
Holiday In Hague
Hague, NY – Tree decorating, parade at 2:00PM followed by a holiday party at the Community Center. Contact the Town of Hague for more INFO.
Sunday, December 8th
Annual SantaFest & Photo’s with Santa Ticonderoga Community Building 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Music, Games, Crafts, Photo’s with Santa & More! In coordination with Silver Bay YMCA, Ticonderoga Festival Guild, Ticonderoga Federal Credit Union, Glens Falls National Bank, Patrick Ida, CPA, Where the Light is Good Photography, Ticonderoga Central School, Ticonderoga Arts & Kiwanis. Refreshments sponsored by Wal-Mart. FREE Event. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
“We cannot thank all of the businesses, organizations, and volunteers, who make this celebrationsuch a success. We work hard to grow the event each and every year for the community, visitors and area businesses. We hope you will join us during the celebration at the many events and in particular Small Business Saturday on November 30th and the Holiday Shopping & Dining Night on Friday, December 6th. 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. Think Local! Shop! Spend! Support! Your Community – Your Future. Each of us has the power to make a difference in our community simply by supporting local businesses, organization, and events. For Ticonderoga Area INFO, business directory, or calendar of events contact the Chamber or visit www.ticonderogany.com,” stated Matthew Courtright – TACC President & CEO.
The Chamber is also a Tiny Tim Program and Local Food Pantry Drop off location until Friday, December 6th, 2019. All donations can be dropped off Monday through Friday between 8:00 AM and 3:00 PM.
For detailed information, a printed schedule of events, or a list of participating businesses for the Shopping and Dining Night and Small Business Saturday, a Ticonderoga Area Business Directory, or calendar of events, visit www.ticonderogany.com or call 518-585-6619. You can also stay up to date on event details and announcements by visiting the Ticonderoga Area Chamber Commerce facebook page.