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2013 Hometown Holidays Downtown Celebration View other area events
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Where: Downtown Glens Falls, NY
Cost: FREE ADMISSION

As part of Hometown Holidays, Friday, December 6th downtown Glens Falls businesses will have refreshments and festive fun and the streets will be filled with families enjoying street entertainers -- like carolers, reindeer, and carriage rides.

The Tree Lighting kicks off the evening at 5:30 pm with Santa!

What to expect after the tree lighting:

In addition to the tree lighting and Santa at the Glens Falls National Bank, the Hometown Holiday offers a cornucopia of free holiday centered activities, sights, sounds and tastes throughout the downtown area.  

The Collaborative will provide maps at the tree lighting and in downtown shops showing the locations for each of these incredible holiday attractions. Or people can stop by the “Hometown Holiday Headquarters” for their maps.

Located next door to the Wood Theater, the Hometown Holiday Headquarters will offer a place to warm up, enjoy hot chocolate and eggnog donated by Stewart’s Shops, take part in art projects, entertainment, learn more about The Collaborative, drop off canned goods for the St Marty’s Food Pantry, and much more.  Outside the Headquarters Downtown will be bustling with activity!

santa playing sax

Entertainment

Horse and carriage rides!

Activities

  • Meet Mrs. Santa Claus and live reindeers - sponsored by NBT Bank
  • Meet the Elves and have some cookies – sponsored by TD Bank
  • Horse drawn carriage rides sponsored by Glens Falls Area Realty
  • Multiple Holiday Art projects led by LARAC, the World Awareness Children’s Museum (at Barton), Dragon Wing Arts and (at Hometown Holiday Headquarters)
  • Face painting by PJ Duell sponsored at Adirondack Trust
  • Gallery Exhibitions from LARAC, Blackburn Gallery (at TD Bank), and Chapman Historical Museum (at Hometown Holiday Headquarters)
  • Holiday themed karate demonstration/activity by Glens Falls Karate Academy  
  • Ride the trolley around downtown taking in the sights and visiting the various locations of these activities. Sponsored by  Greater Glens Falls Transit Department

Plus!

  • Downtown will be decorated for the holidays
  • All the shops in Downtown will be open and full of unique holiday gift ideas
  • Two downtown Churches (St. Mary’s and Glens Falls Baptist) will be open and showing off their beautiful sanctuaries all decked out for the Christmas season.
  • Stewart’s shops will be offering complimentary hot chocolate and eggnog
  • Downtown’s amazing collection of restaurants will be open for business

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