LAKE PLACID - On Dec. 10-12, the village of Lake Placid will magically come alive with a weekend of holiday festivities during the third annual Holiday Village Stroll. The Holiday Village Stroll Committee has been busy planning this destination weekend for Lake Placid and is very pleased with the increase in local participation and support for the 2010 edition.
As the annual event approaches, the Holiday Village Stroll Committee is offering a series of brief orientation meetings to discuss the weekend's festivities.
Each year, the Holiday Village Stroll gains more momentum, incorporating new activities, decorations and building wider community involvement. This winter, the event features new webpages and domain (www.holidayvillagestroll.com), as well as a logo, social media presence and PR effort. Price Chopper, Adworkshop, Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism/Lake Placid CVB/, State Farm Insurance, Lake Placid Business Association, and Coca-Cola are sponsors of this year's event.
Local businesses are encouraged to get involved and offer something unique to celebrate the community and promote the spirit of the holidays. Restaurant and store promotions for the weekend can be sent to Pam at ROOST/ Lake Placid CVB: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are a business and want to find out how you can get involved contact Mary Jane Lawrence email@example.com.
The Holiday Village Stroll event schedule is as follows:
Friday, Dec. 10
*6:30-8:30 p.m. • Free Holiday Skating Party at the Olympic Center with free skate rental. Featuring Santa & hot cocoa.
Saturday, Dec. 11
All Day • Local stores will have special events & promotions all day on Saturday.
*11-11:30 a.m. • Free Holiday Story Time at Mirror Lake Inn.
*12-1 p.m. • Santa arrives on a Fire Truck at Mid's Park (Located at the center of Main Street).
*10-2 p.m. • Lake Placid Farmer's Market at the LPCA.
*1-2:30 p.m. • Free Children's Holiday Crafts at High Peaks Resort.
* 12-2:30 p.m. • Holiday "TASTINGS" at area restaurants.
*2:30-4:30 p.m. • Free Gift Wrapping & Wine Tasting at The Pines Inn while children watch Free Holiday Movies.
*5 p.m. • Holiday Tree Lighting & Santa at Mid's Park with a special performance by LPHS Chorus.
7:30 p.m. • The Nutcracker Ballet at the LPCA.
Evening hours • Local restaurants & bars will feature live music, happy hours, wine tasting, and more
Sunday, Dec. 12
8:30-10:30 a.m. • Breakfast with Santa available at participating hotels.
*8:30-10:30 a.m. • Free gingerbread house building at Generations restaurant.
*11 a.m. • Free Matinee Showing of "THE POLAR EXPRESS" at the Palace Theater.
1 p.m. • The Nutcracker ballet at the LPCA.
*This is a free event.
For more information on the Lake Placid Holiday Village Stroll, visit www.holidayvillagestroll.com