other fun Activities in the Lake George Region

There are MANY! other activities going on in the Lake George region!

Don’t Miss These Activities Open to Everyone!

Don’t have a Winterfest wristband?  No problem – there is more going on in the Lake George Area.

*costs for these activities (tickets/registrations) are not associated with Winterfest
ICE CASTLES! Tickets on sale in January.

Ice Castles (separte tickets sold beginning January 2022–see here) is an awe-inspiring, must-see winter phenomenon that brings fairytales to life January and February. This winter, escape into an icy wonderland at The Festival Commons in beautiful Lake George, New York. Lake George, New York is one of only five locations across the United States. Each castle is approximately an acre in size and consists of more than 25 million pounds of ice.  See more here.

Ice castle



Every Saturday and Sunday in February, winter enthusiasts flock to Lake George Village to watch, support, and participate in the cook-offs, races, tournaments, games and other activities on the ice and around the village. See more here. (Photo credit: The Post Star)


At 7pm, a short fireworks show will take place in Lake George Village.  The explosions will take place overhead, rather than over the lake, so the best viewing areas are the sidewalks throughout the Village.   And, Beach Road Parking Lot and the adjacent section of Beach Road will be closed to through traffic from 6:30-7:30pm, allowing for plenty of socially distant spectating.

Duration: 8 min. long

Dates:  Saturdays (Jan. 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th)


Best Place to Watch: 

  1. Village Sidewalks 
  2. Or, the Beach Road Parking lot, and the adjacent section of Beach Road.

When: 7pm-7:08pm

Wear Masks & Stay Socially Distant.  (Otherwise, we won’t be allowed to continue the shows)



  • Paint with Patrice–$20 all materials included
  • Presenting two hour guided paint classes held Thursday evenings in January & February: 

         January 20- “Falling Snow”
         January 27- “ADK Winter Lake”
         February 17- “Mountain Mist”
         February 24- “Lake George” by Georgia O’Keeffe

  • For each class participants will complete an 8 x 10 inch painting using acrylic paints on stretched canvas. 
  • We will be inspired by the four pictures below.
  • Reservations for painting should be made at least 1 week prior to attending.  Reserve your spot by calling 518-696-3399

    *These painting sessions are open to all artistic abilities, no experience is necessary. All materials will be included in the $20 per person/per session fee. Masks are required for these socially distant, 10 person limit classes.

             Falling Snow                            Winter Lake                             Mountain Mist                                  Lake George





Winterfest guests can enjoy a BOGO of wine tasting at Adirondack Winery. “Buy One Wine Tasting, Get One Free” at the premier winery of the Lake George region.

Use code WF22 when you book a wine tasting in advance at adkwinery.com/book for discount. Limit one free tasting per group. Guests can use offer once per Winterfest. Cannot be combined with other wine tasting offers.

Ask about the following discounts for Winterfest customers when you visit the Tasting Room. $5 off 4-5 bottles of wine | $10 off 6-11 bottles | $25 off 12+ bottles


For the month of February, anglers can share their ice-fishing catch on Instagram. The first 100 ice fishermen, women, and children to do so per the rules will receive a free Warren County Ice fishing challenge t-shirt.

The rules of the challenge are pretty simple:

  • Fish must be caught in Warren County
  • Must post picture of angler + catch on Instagram and hashtag #mylgarea and tag @lakegeorgearea
  • If you do not have an Instagram account, please send your picture to [email protected]
  • Instagram profile must be public
  • First 100 posts receive a free t-shirt
  • Enter as many photos as you’d like, but only one t-shirt will be given per person
  • Shirts are awarded to photographers in the order in which they are received

Lake George Area Winterfest


Winterfest will take place December 27th, 2021 - March 12th, 2022



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

Please click here for the latest Travel Advisory on VisitLakeGeorge.com 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.