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2015 Hometown Holidays Celebration

Fri, Dec 4, 2015
5:45 PM to 8:00 PM
Downtown Glens Falls, NY
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As part of Hometown Holidays, Downtown Glens Falls businesses will have refreshments and festive fun activities on Friday, December 4th! The streets will be filled with families enjoying entertainment -- like carolers, live reindeer, and even Saxophone Santa!

See the full schedule and venue map >>

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 and enjoy holiday music provided by Mike DuBray from Regional Radio Group and the Glens Falls Community Theatre carolers.

After The Tree Lighting

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.


Horse and carriage rides!

  • Strolling carolers from the Glens Falls Community Theatre  
  • 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 at TD Bank on Glen Street
  • Hot cocoa and eggnog sponsored by Stewart's Shops will be available at TD Bank, along with decorations from holidays past, provided by Glenwood Manor
  • Bolton Dance Academy dancers perform under the new lights in the Exchange Street alley
  • Everyone's Favorite Snowman hosted by Samantha's Cafe in their new Glen Street location
  • Dancers perform at LARAC


  • Sit on Santa's lap - sponsored by Glens Falls National Bank
  • Meet Mrs. Claus and live reindeer - sponsored by NBT Bank
  • Face Painting by Happy Face FX and meet The Grinch at The Wood Theater
  • 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

Activities for Adults

  • 1942 Radio Show with Gary Ferris playing the tunes and commercials from Christmas 1942 at Spot Coffee, 221 Glen Street. Also at Spot Coffee: Artist Rod Bentley
  • Open House at Sip and Canvas, 21 Bay Street
  • The Chronicle Open House with photo ops with Puppet Mark, 15 Ridge Street
  • NorthCountryARTS at Rare eARTh Gallery’s “Come Together Event”: Hear about people’s passion, see art and have mulled wine and cider, 164 Glen Street


  • Downtown will be decorated for the holidays
  • Many shops in Downtown will be open and full of unique holiday gift ideas
  • Adirondack Thunder will be playing a home game at the Civic Center at 7:00pm
  • Downtown’s amazing collection of restaurants will be open for business

See the full list of activities, venue map, and trolley route here >>


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