Hometown Holidays


Downtown Glens Falls will be in the holiday spirit from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, December 1 as the community officially ushers in the holiday season with “Hometown Holidays.”

New events at locations throughout the city are planned for Saturday, December 2, 2017.
Kids of all ages will discover holiday treats and festivities as they connect with friends and neighbors enjoying the warmth of this community event, which is organized jointly by The Glens Falls Collaborative, the Glens Falls Business Improvement District, and the City of Glens Falls.

Ceremonial Tree lighting at 5:45 p.m.

Gather at 5 p.m. on Friday, December 1 st , in City Park, along the Bay Street side of the library, to visit with friends
and neighbors, listen to holiday music, and enjoy the ceremonial tree lighting at 5:45 p.m.
Once the tree is lit, Santa will greet the crowd before heading off to Glens Falls National Bank where children
can get their picture taken with the man in red and tell him their holiday wishes.
At the tree lighting, the Glens Falls Collaborative will provide maps showing the locations of the following holiday

Entertainment for All Ages

  • Visits with Santa & Mrs. Claus
  • 20+ Locations to Explore
  • Refreshments & Cocoa
  • Live Reindeer
  • Trolley Rides featuring Saxophone Santa
  • Musical Performances
  • Horse & Wagon Rides
  • Children’s Activities
  • Costumed Characters
  • Holiday Shopping

Trolley Route

The Trolley will provide transportation to multiple venues featuring entertainment and activities for both children
and adults. Saxophone Santa will be performing Christmas melodies onboard. Take in the sights as you ride the
trolley around the decorated City. Sponsored by Greater Glens Falls Transit.
Experience the sights, lights and tastes of the season. Downtown will be decorated for the holidays and many
Downtown shops will be open and full of unique holiday gift ideas.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

New this year are events happening though out the city on Saturday, December 2 . Spend your day exploring beautiful homes, enjoying holiday music, and looking for just the right gift!
Holiday House Tour in the Broadacres neighborhood of Glens Falls
Tour beautiful homes from noon to 3 p.m.
$20 to benefit the Glens Falls Art Trail

* Tickets for the Holiday House Tours can be purchased at glensfallscollaborative.com/hometown-holidays

Craft Beverage Tasting

3:30 p.m. at 14 Hudson
Sample beer, wine & more. Craft projects for adults and children with Creative Chameleon
Free, small fee for crafts

Family Concert

2 p.m. at The Hyde Collection
Glens Falls Symphony Children’s Choir and SUNY Adirondack’s Mountainaires
Admission by donation

Scavenger Hunt

3 to 5 p.m. at The Shirt Factory
Explore The Shirt Factory and enter for a chance to win a gift basket

Event Details

Various eventsDec. 1 &2

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