A living nativity scene will be part of the Schroon Lake community Christmas celebration Saturday, Dec. 14.
Schroon Lake will host its 28th annual community holiday celebration this winter.
The Olde Tyme Christmas, scheduled Saturday, Dec. 14, will add a holiday craft and food bazaar in 2013. Community groups are also being asked to take part.
The holiday celebration will be sponsored by the Schroon Lake Chamber of Commerce.
“We are adding additional activities and including more local organizations to expand this year’s program to make it the best Christmas celebration yet,” said Patti Mehm, who is coordinating the Olde Tyme Christmas.
“The most exciting addition of the celebration will be the incorporation of a holiday craft and food bazaar throughout the afternoon and evening,” she said. “This will be a great opportunity for our local crafters to showcase their unique talents, giving the community the opportunity to purchase unique gifts for Christmas presents.”
The crafters will be intermingled in venues throughout the event, so they will be an active part of the celebration, Mehm said.
Interested craftspeople and food vendors can contact Mehm at 791-3578 for information. Space will be provided at no charge.
“We are also reaching out to the community organizations, groups, etc. to add additional activities to this fun-filled evening,” Mehm said. “If your group is interested in participating, please contact me as soon as possible to discuss your ideas and space available to host each new event. The more the merrier for this festive event.”
The town Christmas tree will be lit at 5:30 p.m., kicking off the celebration, in the town park.
A living nativity scene will march from the park to Our Lady of Lourdes Church on Main Street, followed by holiday carolers.
The Schroon Senior Citizens Club will light its memory tree following the caroling.
Santa will arrive at the Strand Theater to greet children at 6 p.m. There will also be opportunities for children to have photos taken with Santa.
Schroon Lake Central School music students will perform throughout the hamlet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Performances will be held at the Community Church, Joannies Goodies and The Towne Store.
There will be horse and carriage rides along with a petting zoo from 6 to 8 p.m. The Towne Store will host a children’s holiday craft program at the same time.
Throughout the evening the senior center will be open serving cookies, hot chocolate and coffee.
The traditional popular basket raffle will be located in Schroon Lake Chamber of Commerce office on Main Street. Tickets will go on sale at 11 a.m. and continue throughout the event. The drawing will be held at 8 p.m.
In 2012 the raffle raised $1,200 for community programs, including Christmas Express gifts for area children.