2014 Hometown Holiday Downtown Celebration View other area events
When: Fri, Dec 5, 2014 | 5:45 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: Downtown Glens Falls, NY

As part of Hometown Holiday, Downtown Glens Falls businesses will have refreshments and festive fun activities on Friday, December 5th! The streets will be filled with families enjoying entertainment -- like carolers, live reindeer, and even Saxophone Santa!

The Tree Lighting With Santa kicks off the evening at 5:45 pm! Gather in City Park along the Bay Street side of the library!

After The Tree Lighting:

Santa will be at the Glens Falls National Bank to listen to children's holiday wishes. 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. People can also stop by the “Glens Falls Gift Back” in the Community Room of the Crandall Library to make a meaningful gift in the name of a friend or loved one. This is also the perfect place to warm up, enjoy hot chocolate and eggnog donated by Stewart’s Shops and take part in art projects. Outside, Downtown will be bustling with activity!


Horse and carriage rides!

  • Carolers from the Glens Falls Community Theatre will
    stroll the downtown streets 
  • Visit the Crandall Library Community Room to listen to music and visit Glens Falls Gift Back - an alternative gift fair helping out 13 local not-for-profits
  • Costumed Characters, including the Grinch and Cindy Lou Who, will be on hand to greet children – sponsored by Glens Falls National Bank
  • Dancers from Adirondack Ballet Theater will perform excerpts from The Nutcracker
  • Music in the Gazebo


  • Meet Mrs. Santa Claus and live reindeer - sponsored by NBT Bank
  • Meet the Elves and have some cookies – sponsored by TD Bank
  • Face Painting by PJ Duell of Happy Face FX at The Wood Theater - sponsored by Glens Falls Area Realty
  • Multiple Holiday Art projects led by LARAC, the World Awareness Children’s Museum, and Crandall Library
  • Pony rides and a petting zoo next to Crandall Library - sponsored by Adirondack Trust
  • Gallery Exhibitions from LARAC and Chapman Historical Museum
  • Holiday Model Trains at Upstate Model Railroaders on Glen Street
  • 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. Listen to Saxophone Santa playing various Christmas melodies! Sponsored by Greater Glens Falls Transit Department


  • Downtown will be decorated for the holidays
  • All the shops in Downtown will be open and full of unique holiday gift ideas
  • Stewart’s Shops will be offering complimentary hot chocolate and eggnog
  • Downtown’s amazing collection of restaurants will be open for business
For More Information Call: 518-812-0911
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