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The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce (TACC) in coordination with area businesses and organizations will host the annual Holiday Shopping & Dining Night on Friday, December 1st, 2017 as part of the 8th Annual Ticonderoga Area North Country Christmas Celebration. Shopping and Dining Night is an opportunity to take advantage of great specials and promotions, support Ticonderoga Area Businesses, visit the Holiday Farmers Market, listen to live music, and get into the holiday spirit. New this year will be the Parade of Lights as part of this event which is being coordinated by the Ticonderoga Fire Department.

Participating businesses will be open until 8:00 PM and will have a Shopping & Dining Night Snowflake displayed. They will also be listed in the Holiday Shopping & Dining Guide created by the Chamber. Free raffles will be held throughout Downtown Ticonderoga sponsored by the Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership.

Live Christmas music and carols will also be part of the event including from the NCCC Victorian Strolling Choir, Girl Scouts, and Ti’Coustics. Additional music may be announced. Visit the TACC facebook page for details.

For the second year the Ticonderoga Area Farmers’ Market will have a Holiday Farmers Market on Friday, December 1st from 5:00 – 8:00 PM at the Chamber Office in Downtown Ticonderoga. A number of farmers and vendors will be set up inside the Chamber offering a variety of local products.

New this year will be the Parade of Lights throughout the Ticonderoga Business Districts & surrounding areas from 6:00 - 7:30 PM. Community members and visitors are encouraged to come out and 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. The parade will start at the Ti Fire Dept., go down Montcalm St. up the Portage, over Alexandria Ave., down Champlain Ave., across Father Joques, up Lake George Ave., across Alexandria Ave., down Lord Howe St. up Wicker St. down Burgoyne Ave., back up Montcalm St., around Liberty Monument, and then return to the Fire Department. 

“We encourage people to Shop & Dine Local within the Ticonderoga Area on Friday, December 1st and throughout the year. This is a wonderful night of Holiday magic where the community can show their support of the Chamber Members throughout the Ticonderoga Area. I would like to thank all of the participating businesses and volunteers who make this event possible. Please show your love for your community. Support your community, friends, and neighbors. Each purchase made locally makes a huge impact. Think Local. Shop! Spend! Support! Your Community – Your Future,” stated Matthew Courtright – TACC Executive Director.

Shopping & Dining Guides (promotions & specials) are available at the Chamber Office, online at www.ticonderogany.com, and at participating businesses.  

Participating businesses include Adirondack Lanes, Burgoyne Grill/Best Western Plus, Burleigh’s Luncheonette, Christopher Chevrolet Buick, Eddie’s Restaurant, Hidden Treasures, Hot Biscuit Diner, Keith’s Market, LaChute Books, Libby’s Bakery Café, McDonalds of Ticonderoga, Maplefields/Amato’s, Montcalm Liquors, Optics of Ticonderoga, Sentinel Grille, Star Trek Original Series Set Tour, Stewarts Shops of Ticonderoga, St. Mary’s School, Sugar & Spice Country Shoppe, The Country Florist & Gifts, The Downtown Gallery/Ti Arts, The Pub/Madden’s, Ticonderoga Historical Society, Ticonderoga Natural Foods Co-Op, TiNY Wellness Center, Tractor Supply Company, Your Quilt Shoppe, Wagon Wheel Restaurant, and Wal-Mart of Ticonderoga.

The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce is also a Tiny Tim Program and Local Food Pantry Drop off location until Friday, December 8, 2017. All donations can be dropped off Monday through Friday between 8:00 AM and 3:00 PM.

For more information on the Holiday Shopping & Dining Night or the 8th Annual Ticonderoga Area North Country Christmas, contact the Chamber Office at 518-585-6619 or visit www.ticonderogany.com or the Chambers facebook page.

 The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce in coordination with area businesses and organizations will host the 8th Annual Ticonderoga Area North Country Christmas Celebration from Friday, November 24th through Sunday, December 3rd, 2017. The celebration will kick off with events such as Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Holiday Wagon Rides, Rockin’ Tree Lighting, and the arrival of the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train.

As part of the Ticonderoga Area North Country Christmas the Chamber will be sponsoring a Holiday Shopping and Dining Night, encouraging people to Shop & Dine Local within the area on Friday, December 1, 2017 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, free raffles, and new this year the “Parade of Lights” coordinated by the Ticonderoga Fire Department.  

2017 Schedule of Events:

Friday, November 24th

Black Friday Shopping In The Ticonderoga Area

Visit the many local businesses offering specials. You can get everything on your Christmas list in the Ticonderoga Area. 

Saturday, November 25th                                                    

Small Business Saturday - Ticonderoga Area

Support the many local businesses & organizations throughout the Ticonderoga Area. Many offering wonderful Promotions & Specials.  See the list of specials & promotions from the TACC. Look for #ShopSmall Signs at participating businesses & organizations.  Get and complete your Small Business Saturday Passport for a chance to win prizes. Be sure to also visit Riley’s Wishes Independent Vendor Fair at the Ticonderoga American Legion from 10 AM - 3 PM. For a listing of Promotions & Specials contact the Chamber.

Sunday, November 26th 

Bodette’s Outdoor Winter BBQ

Ticonderoga Community Building   4:30 - 6:30 PM

Outdoor Winter BBQ with hamburgers, hotdogs, chips, & beverages!

Christmas Craft

Ticonderoga Community Building   5:00 - 5:30 PM

Come to the Tree Lighting early for a Christmas Craft in the lobby.

Sponsored by 52 Smiles. 

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.

Holiday Hay Rides

Ticonderoga Community Building 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, November 27th

Canadian Pacific Holiday Train

Ticonderoga Train Station  3:10 PM

Port Henry Train Station  4:45 PM

*Times are approximate per Canadian Pacific Railway. Food Pantry donations accepted. 

Tuesday, November 28th

Family Holiday Book Reading & Local Author Book Signing

Black Watch Library   6:00 - 7:00 PM

Join the Black Watch Library in Ticonderoga for Family Holiday Stories. Families are welcome to attend and children are encouraged to come in their pajamas. A very special guest and local Author Shaunrda Bartlett Lerman will also read her new holiday book “It’s the Spirit of Christmas, Peaches” as well as host a book signing. This is her second book in the children’s series Bartlettberry Briar. The series explores familiar and timeless family themes through the eyes of Peaches the squirrel and her woodland friends. Snacks will be provided.                            

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Wednesday, November 29th

Holiday Gift Baskets at the Co-Op

Ticonderoga Natural Foods Co-Op  11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Gift Baskets for everyone on your list! Premade or build your own! A basket raffle will also be held. Tickets will be available. Drawing will be held Friday, December 1st during Holiday Shopping & Dining Night. Open To The Public!

Thursday, November 30th

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. $12.00 per person includes 1/2 chicken, potato, coleslaw, roll, & cookie.

Friday, December 1st                                                             

Holiday Shopping & Dining Night – Shop & Dine Local!                            

Participating businesses are open until 8:00 PM. Offering specials and promotions participating businesses will have a Snowflake displayed.  For a complete list of participating businesses (specials & promotions) get your Holiday & Shopping Guide. FREE Raffles throughout    Downtown Ticonderoga sponsored by the Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership. Christmas Music throughout Town including NCCC Victorian Strolling Choir (NCCC students & staff as well as any community members who would like to join them). Additional music may be announced. Visit the TACC facebook page. THINK LOCAL - SUPPORT YOUR COMMUNITY!        

Holiday Farmers’ Market

Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce  5:00 - 8:00 PM

Visit the Ticonderoga Area Farmers’ Market for a special Holiday Market!  Farmers and vendors will be set up inside the Chamber Office.

Parade of Lights

Ticonderoga Business Districts & 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. For more information or to register call Mary at 518-586-6912. All entries must be family friendly. The parade will start at the Ti Fire Dept., go down Montcalm St. up the Portage, over Alexandria Ave., down Champlain Ave., across Father Joques, up Lake George Ave., across Alexandria Ave., down Lord Howe St. up Wicker St. down Burgoyne Ave., back up Montcalm St., around Liberty Monument, and then return to the Fire Department. 

Sponsored by the Ticonderoga Fire Department.

Museum & Arts Co-Op Holiday Gift Shop                                     

Hancock House  10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Ticonderoga Historical Society, Ticonderoga Heritage Museum & Fort Ticonderoga Gift Shops. Ticonderoga Festival Guild raffle tickets will also be available at the Hancock House. Be Sure To Check Out The Festival of Trees. Also open Saturday, December 2nd from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Saturday, December 2nd                                             

Holiday Movie Theater Night

Best Western Plus Ticonderoga  5:00 PM

Brought to you by the Best Western & the Ticonderoga Festival Guild. Wear your pajamas and bring a blanket! The movies will be Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer & Frosty The Snow Man. Pizza, Hot Chocolate, & Soda will be available.  A short educational presentation will be shared prior to the movie. Free movie & popcorn for all! Scarf & Hat donations will be accepted for the Elks Program. Proceeds of food sales to benefit the Ticonderoga Festival Guild. All children must be accompanied by an adult. 

Holiday In Hague                                                                     

Hague, NY - Starting At 10:00 AM                                                                    

Shopping, Christmas Tree Decorating Contest, Holiday Parade, Tree Lighting, Christmas Party with snacks, & crafts.

Sunday, December 3rd                                                   

Annual SantaFest                                                                                       

Ticonderoga Community Building  11:00 – 1:00 PM

All are welcome! Free! Music, Games, Crafts, Photos with Santa & More! In coordination with Silver Bay YMCA Leaders Club, Ticonderoga Festival Guild, Ticonderoga Federal Credit Union, Glens Falls National Bank, Patrick Ida, CPA, Nancy Frasier Photography, Ticonderoga Central School, Ticonderoga Arts & Kiwanis. Complimentary refreshments sponsored by Wal-Mart. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Festival of Trees Open House & Champagne Reception

Hancock House  1:00 - 3:00 PM

Over 30 trees, centerpieces, and gingerbread houses will be on display providing a magical holiday atmosphere. Refreshments will be served.

“We cannot thank all of the businesses, organizations, and volunteers, and the Town of Ticonderoga who make this celebration such 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 25th and the Holiday Shopping & Dining Night on Friday, December 1st.  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, events, etc.” stated Matthew Courtright – TACC Executive Director.   

The Chamber is also a Tiny Tim Program and Local Food Pantry Drop off location until Friday, December 8th, 2017. 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.

“First there was Black Friday. Then Cyber Monday. Now there is Small Business Saturday.”  Support Ticonderoga Area businesses on Saturday, November 25, 2017 for the 8th Annual Small Business Saturday.  The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce is participating in the nationwide initiative as the Neighborhood Champion via American Express in hopes to lend support and resources to area businesses.  Small Business Saturday falls on Thanksgiving weekend; between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, when most holiday shopping begins. 

Small Business Saturday is the day we all shop small. Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses across the country. Created by American Express in 2010, this day is celebrated each and every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. This year, Small Business Saturday is on November 25th. It’s the local community organizers, the small business owners, and the customers who make Small Business Saturday the busiest shopping day of the year for small businesses. Start getting involved now. Small businesses are the heartbeat of our communities. They’re the corner stores that create jobs. The retail shops and restaurants that help build our economy. And the mom and pop shops whose very presence makes a neighborhood, your neighborhood. The Shop Small Movement inspires people to shop with and support these small businesses, as well as give back to the places that have given their communities so much.

“The Chamber and area Businesses have participated in this event over the last several years which have been very successful in benefiting the local economy.  We are hoping to make this year bigger and better. Each of you has the power to make that happen. This day is also used as an occasion to recognize the importance of small businesses and their vital contributions to the economy, job creation, and local communities. Small Business Saturday is the perfect opportunity for community members to support Ticonderoga area businesses as well as giving small businesses an opportunity to take part in a nationwide effort. This movement while focused on only small businesses does correlates with the Chambers “Think Local” campaign with the tagline “Think Local! Shop! Spend! Support! Your Community – Your Future” This campaign encourages community members to spend their money locally in the Ticonderoga Area,” stated Matthew Courtright – Executive Director of the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce.

The following businesses have registered with the Chamber to offer specials and promotions as participants in the 2017 Small Business Saturday. To receive the promotions you must have the Small Business Saturday Specials & Promotions flyer available via the Chamber, participating businesses, at www.ticonderogany.com or mention Small Business Saturday!

2017 Small Business Saturday Participating Businesses/Organizations: Best Western/Burgoyne Grill, Burleigh’s Luncheonette, Eddie’s Restaurant , First United Methodist Church Thrift Shop, Gunnison’s Orchard & Bakery, Hidden Treasures , Hot Biscuit Diner, Keith’s Market, LaChute Books, Libby’s Bakery Café, Montcalm Liquor, Nancy Frasier Photography , Pampered Chef with Debbie Barber, Riley’s Wishes, Ticonderoga Arts Gallery, Sentinel Grille, Star Trek Original Series Set Tour, Sugar & Spice Country Shoppe, The Country Florist & Gifts, Ticonderoga Federal Credit Union, Ticonderoga Natural Foods Co-Op, Ticonderoga Paint & Decorating, TiNY Wellness Center, Vanity Hair, Wagon Wheel Restaurant and Your Quilt Shoppe.

Get your Small Business Saturday Passport from participating businesses. If you complete your passport by making purchases/visiting 6 participating businesses you can then return your passport to the Chamber office by December 4th for a chance to win a variety of prizes. Be sure to write your name and phone number on your passport.

The Chamber encourages everyone to support Ticonderoga Area businesses all year long. For a Ticonderoga Area business directory, additional information on Small Business Saturday, a copy of the specials and promotions, Small Business Saturday Passport information, calendar of events, or area information visit www.ticonderogany.com, call 518-585-6619 or visit the Chambers facebook page.

The Ticonderoga Fire Department will present the 2017 Parade of Lights as the newest addition to the 8th Annual Ticonderoga Area North Country Christmas Celebration which is coordinated by the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce (TACC). As part of the annual Holiday Shopping & Dining Night (First Friday In December) the Parade of Lights will take place on Friday, December 1st, 2017 from 6:00 – 7:30 PM. The 1st Annual Ticonderoga Area Parade of Lights will take place throughout the Ticonderoga business districts & surrounding areas.

“Come out & enjoy the parade of lights along with holiday music. Businesses, organizations, and community members are encouraged to participate (vehicles, floats, etc.) We are excited to be partnering with the TACC to bring additional events to the area and promote their Think Local campaign,” shared Mary Cunningham – Ticonderoga Fire Department President.  

You must register with the Ticonderoga Fire Department. For more information or to register call Mary Cunningham at 518-586-6912 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. All entries must be family friendly. The parade will start at the Fire Department, go down Montcalm St. up the Portage, over Alexandria Avenue, down Champlain Avenue, across Father Joques, up Lake George Avenue, across Alexandria Avenue, down Lord Howe Street, up Wicker Street, down Burgoyne Avenue, back up Montcalm Street, around Liberty Monument, and then return to the Ticonderoga Fire Department. 

“We extend our sincere thanks and gratitude to the Ticonderoga Fire Department not only for their service all year long but for coordinating this amazing event which will greatly enhance the annual Holiday Shopping & Dining Night and the entire Ticonderoga Area North Country Christmas Celebration,” commented Matthew Courtright – TACC Executive Director.

For more information on the 8th Annual Ticonderoga Area North Country Christmas Celebration visit www.ticonderogany.com, call 518-585-6619, or check out the TACC facebook page. For additional details on the Parade of Lights you can also visit the Ticonderoga Fire Departments facebook page.

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