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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! 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!

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 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 11 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 at City Hall, along with music by Mark and Mary Pat Rabin
  • Music and dance at LARAC


Take pictures with and get hugs from this cuddly character from 6-8PM at various locations Downtown! (Including TD Bank, The Wood Theater, and City Hall)


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  • Sit on Santa's lap - sponsored by Glens Falls National Bank
  • Meet Mrs. 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
  • Holiday art make and take at Crandall Library
  • Petting zoo next to Crandall Library - sponsored by Adirondack Trust
  • FREE Exhibitions from the World Awareness Children's Museum and the 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


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

For More Information Call: 518-812-0911
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