Lake George Area Winterfest

Make Lake George WinterFest Your Winter Fun Destination Mid-December - March
Get the winterfest "no activity" wristband here. (Order anytime)Free and Charged events are available. click here.

The WINTERFEST WRISTBAND gives you all of this!  

 The $50 Winterfest Wristband offers hotel & restaurant discounts, horse and carriage rides, and hot chocolate stops. Incluided activities TBD for 2021-2022 Season.

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Horse Drawn Carriages

A fleet of horse drawn carriages will be available to people with the Winterfest wristband. Flash your Winterfest wristband on Saturdays 12pm-6pm (arrive earlier to guarantee availabiity), and hop aboard at no charge.  It’s the perfect winter wonderland transportation.  (See pickup areas and route here)

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Hot Chocolate Stations

At local restaurants and shops, walk in, show your Winterfest wristband, and you’ll be handed a fresh cup of hot chocolate faster than you can say “ahh.” And when you’re ready for another, just show your wristband again at any of the other hot chocolate stations (hours are posted on the map here).

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Big hotel discounts

Your Winterfest wristband provides you a whopping 15% off hotel rooms at many choice hotels in the Lake George region! Your hotel savings alone will exceed the price of the wristband.
(Limited Availability)  See the list of hotels here, and a map of the hotels here.

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great restaurant discounts

Local restaurants will offer a 10% discount to all Winterfest wristband holders. In one meal alone, you’ll save more than the price of the wristband. Find Winterfest logo in the window of the many participating restaurants.  See the list of restaurants here, and a map of them here.

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the best weekend you've had in 12 months

Who needs a weekend to just relax and play? We all do! Winterfest is designed to give you an opportunity to kick back in a beautiful part of the world, and enjoy truly unique activities, all at a great price.

The Winterfest Wristband gives you incredible hotel and restaurant discounts, horse and carriage rides, hot chocolate stops – all in one of the most beautiful areas in the world.   

And, there are many fun, socially distant activities offered in the area – just click on the Public Activities tab above.

The lake george region is a blizzard of winter activities

There are many activities available in the region.  See our Public Activities page for a list of your options in the region.

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Cross Country Skiing

Consider enjoying an all-day cross country experience, quietly sliding through the forests of a nearby cross-country ski park. 

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Snowshoe Experience

Explore the beautiful snowy Adirondack forests on snowshoes.  1/2 day and all-day experiences are available, where you’ll be outfitted with snowshoes and poles.

Axe Throwing

Axe Throwing Experience

Come to the Adirondacks and leave as an axe throwing expert! It’s fun, it’s memorable, and easy. It’s the real deal, and only 15 min from Lake George!

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Winter Mountain Biking

Escape into the snowy countryside on specially equipped “fat tire” mountain bikes. These snow tire equipped bikes are great for riding the groomed snowy trails.

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dog Sled Rides

What’s the best winter activity in the Adirondacks? Many would say dog sledding on Mirror Lake or throughout the Adirondack wilderness. 

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snowmobile tours

Your trip to the Lake George Region can provide you an amazing, exhilarating experience to remember: An hour-long snowmobile tour through the snowy fields of the Adirondacks.  

February Events Open To The Public

Outdoor Ice Skating Rink

Lake George’s new public ice skating rink is fun during the day and magical at night. A charming new rink will be waiting for you next to the Shepard Park beach. Bring your skates, and don’t forget your camera, because this will be a moment to remember.


“The Great 8”  An Eight Minute Fireworks Display!

Every Saturday evening, the Lake George Winterfest will feature a brief fireworks display overhead.  This short 8 min show will take place more overhead than traditional Lake George displays, so the best view is just about wherever you happen to be in Lake George Village. They’ll explode over the Fort William Henry Museum, so stand on just about any sidewalk and look up!  (It’s “only” 8 min long to keep crowds from congregating and to remain Covid-safe.)

Please:  Wear a mask & Socially Distance During the Shows



Winterfest Ice Sculptures!

The Hyde Collection is famous for its rare works of art.  Their indoor collection is closed this winter, but for two special weekends they will have ice sculptures created for your enjoyment.  Click below to see a map of the locations.


Ice Fishing Contests

Join the Lake George Area Ice Fishing Challenge!

For the month of February, we invite anglers to share their ice-fishing catch on Visit Lake George’s Instagram page.

The first 100 anglers to do so will receive a free Ice Fishing Challenge t-shirt. The rules of the challenge are pretty simple.  See the details on the Public Activities page by clicking the button.

Lake George Area Winterfest


Winterfest will take place Mid-December 2021 - March 2022


We care about the health and safety of our community and guests. 

Please click here for the latest Travel Advisory on before you plan your trip.

Covid Statement:  We want you to have an enjoyable and safe experience in the Lake George Region.  All of our hotel, restaurant and activity providers are required by the state to strictly follow the individual safety mandates for their businesses.  Additionally, the region mandates social distancing, mask wearing and hand sanitization.  All activities are subject to change, and guests will be notified if changes are made to available activities.

ASSUMPTION OF THE RISK. I acknowledge and understand the following:

Participation includes possible exposure to and illness from infectious diseases including but not limited to COVID-19. While particular rules and personal discipline may reduce this risk, the risk of serious illness and death does exist.  By participating with Winterfest, I knowingly and freely assume all such risks related to illness and infectious diseases, such as COVID-19, even if arising from the negligence or fault of Warren County and Americade.  I hereby knowingly assume the risk of injury, harm and loss associated with the Activity, including any injury, harm and loss caused by the negligence, fault or conduct of any kind on the part of the Released Parties.

I understand the activities associated with Winterfest involve numerous risks including, but not limited to, the risks posed by variations in terrain and snow and ice conditions, and other hazards. I also understand mountain biking, skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling and dog sledding involve risks posed by loss of balance, loss of control, falling, and collisions with natural and man-made objects and other participants. I further agree that all of these risks and dangers are necessary to winter activities. New York Law imposes a duty on you to become apprised of, and understand, the risks inherent in these sports, which are set forth above, so that you make an informed decision whether to participate notwithstanding the risks. New York law also imposes additional duties upon you, to which you must adhere, for the purpose of avoiding injury caused by any of the risks inherent in these winter activities. ASSUMPTION OF RISK: I have read and understand the NOTICE above. I have read, reviewed and understand the warning above. In signing, I signify that I am aware of and understand the risks inherent in these activities and that I am accountable for my action.