LAKE PLACID - The sixth annual Lake Placid Holiday Village Stroll will kick off Friday and end Sunday.
At a time when many flock to the "big box" stores, Lake Placid is prepped and ready to open its village doors for a festive weekend of boutique village shopping, fun family events, arts and entertainment in an authentic winter wonderland.
New events and activities this year include:
-The Nutcracker Ballet at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts
-New children's crafts, including ornament making
-Super Sunday at Whiteface Mountain
-Skating show at the Olympic Center
From artist exhibitions to children's activities and special events to partake in, the Holiday Stroll is designed with families and couples in mind. Highlights from the weekend include:
-The Jingle Bell 5K Walk/Run benefitting Adirondack Health's "Fit for Life"
-Traditional Yule Log hunt and Christmas tree lighting on the shores of Mirror Lake
-Free showings of "The Polar Express" at the nostalgic Palace Theatre
-Free holiday story time, craft making, and candy house making
-Free wine tastings, gift wrapping and local store promotions
-The arrival of Santa via fire truck on Main Street
For more information, visit www.lakeplacid.com/holidays or visit the Holiday Village Stroll Facebook Page.