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Can't Miss Fall & Winter Events in Lake George

Lake George is a popular summer vacation destination, but it’s also an amazing place to visit year-round. After Labor Day, visitors are treated to a spectacular display of fall foliage followed by picture-perfect, snow-covered mountains, and plenty of fun fall and winter events in Lake George.

Lake George Village Oktoberfest & Fall Festival
The Lake George Village Oktoberfest & Fall Festival is a free, three-day event held over Columbus Day Weekend on Canada Street in Lake George Village. The area in front of Shepard Park is transformed into a Bavarian-style street fair, where guests of all ages can enjoy German music and dancing, carnival rides, crafts, local art, a beer garden, Bavarian food, and many other activities.

Adirondack Brewery Oktoberfest
The Adirondack Brewery Oktoberfest is a 21 and over event held at the Adirondack Pub & Brewery on Canada Street in Lake George. Tickets for 2023 cost $55 in advance and $60 at the door, and include an unlimited sampling of beer, wine and cider, a complimentary food voucher for Bavarian food, a beer stein, games, costume contests and much more from 1-5PM on Saturday, October 14.

Fright Fest at Six Flags Great Escape
On Saturdays and Sundays from September 30 through October 29, Six Flags Great Escape hosts its annual Fright Fest. Enjoy family-friendly Halloween fun during the day and frightful thrills after 5PM, including scary shows, haunted attractions, and roller coasters and rides that are even more terrifying at night. Fright Fest tickets can be purchased online or at the park and range from $40-$70 for 2023.

Lite Up the Village
After Thanksgiving each year, Shepard Park in Lake George Village is lit by thousands of lights to celebrate the holiday season. This free event begins at 3PM on Saturday, November 25, 2023 with horse-drawn carriage rides, hot chocolate and live holiday music, followed by a fireworks show over the lake and a Holiday Light Parade on Canada Street with Santa and Mrs. Claus at 7PM.

Ice Castles/The Winter Realm
The Lake George Ice Castles experience has been reimagined for 2023/2024 as The Winter Realm, and will feature Santa’s Village, an ice-skating rink with a Christmas in Color Light Show, a free play snow yard, ice sculptures, igloos and an ice bar. The wintertainment experience will be held in Charles R. Wood Park and is expected to be open on weekends from Thanksgiving until March.

Lake George Winter Carnival
The Lake George Winter Carnival is held every weekend in February, and features activities for kids, pony rides, beach bonfires, the comical outhouse races and other games and contests, fireworks, polar plunges, and several cook-off contests for chowder, chili, BBQ and chicken wings. Many of the events and activities are free, however, pre-sale tickets are recommended for the cook-off events.

Book Your Fall or Winter Stay in Lake George
While some lodging in Lake George is seasonal, the Lake George suites and authentic log cabin rentals at Adirondack Diamond Point Lodge are open year-round. We are located just north of Lake George Village in a beautiful wooded setting, and close to all the fun fall and winter events in Lake George. Book online or call (518) 668-4499.