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!
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
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.