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Christkindlmarkt, pronounced Chris-Kindl-Mart, is German for Christmas market. Festivals such as these have been extremely successful in driving winter tourism in European cities for hundreds of years, bringing in thousands of people to the event.

The Adirondack Christkindlmarkt will be a family-focused, European-style Christmas festival, with a uniquely Adirondack flair and style.  It will combine cultural traditions, entertainment, local flavors and crafts with family fun activities for all ages. 

The Adirondack Christkindlmarkt will take place in the Village of Lake George at Festival Commons and anticipates connecting with existing regional events, to build an entire weekend's worth of  family-fun and entertainment and activities.  This new winter event is organized by the Lake George Regional CVB and the Adirondack Folk School, in partnership with Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council (LARAC) and the Town and Village of Lake George.  

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS  (subject to change)

  • Friday December 7th , 2018

Festival Opens at 3:00 pm - 30+ artisans and vendors

Entertainment

5:15pm TnT Acoustic Duo

6:15pm Frank Palangi

MC: JP Henderson

Children's Activities

4:00pm 5:00pm Letters to Santa with Mrs. Claus

 6:00pm Letters to Santa with Mrs. Claus

7:00pm Night Before Xmas Reading with Mrs. Claus

 

  • Saturday December 8th 2018

Festival Opens at 11:00 am - 30+ artisans and vendors

Horse drawn carriage rides during the day

Entertainment

11:15am Jim Robinson

12:15pm Enzian Bavarian Dancers

1:15pm Erin Powers

2:15pm Mikki Bakken

3:15pm  Enzian Bavarian Dancers

4:15pm Tim Ortiz

5:15pm PJ Duo

6:15pm Enzian Bavarian Dancers

MC: JP Henderson

Children’s Activities

11am-1pm – Book signing with Elizabeth Macy, author Lucky’s Adventures (meet “Lucky” the dog)

1pm-2pm – Author Elizabeth Macy book reading Lucky’s Adventures

 

  • Sunday December 9th, 2018

Festival Opens at 11am – 30+ artisans and vendors

Horse drawn carriage rides during the day

Entertainment

1:15pm Jason Erwin

2:15pm Erin Powers

3:15 pm St. Vincent DePaul Choir

4:15pm Skidmore Bandersnatchers

5:15pm Jay Lawson 6:15pm

MC: JP Henderson

Children’s Activities

1:00pm-3:00pm Holiday card-making with the World Children’s Museum

3:00-4:00pm Meet and Photos with the Snow Sisters from Hill City Ice Queen

3:00pm (weather permitting) Build a snowman with the Snow Sisters