Since time flies by as the end of the year approaches, make sure you maximize your time and pack in as many festive activities before the holidays have come and gone. Here at Whiteface Lodge, our location nestled near Whiteface Mountain in the Adirondacks’ High Peaks region, coupled with the rustic timber design of our lodge, makes the perfect festive setting for the holidays. During your time at Whiteface Lodge, make sure you check off these festive things to do in Lake Placid in winter.
Your Lake Placid Christmas
There are a few winter festivals to take advantage of here in Lake Placid, but there are also several things to do in Lake Placid in winter that you should do while you’re on vacation to upstate New York in general.
1. Sleigh Rides
How often do you get the opportunity to go on a sleigh ride during the holidays? Sleigh your day with Adirondack Sleigh Rides while you wrap yourself up in a blanket and sip on hot cocoa while you get pulled by Rudolph and his crew. Take photos of your kids with the reindeer for Christmas photos that you’ll cherish forever.
2. Toboggan Sledding
Pay your one-time admission fee for unlimited toboggan rides during your time slot down the 30-foot-tall chute next to Mirror Lake. Once you finish with the inclined chute, sled 1,000 feet onto frozen Mirror Lake, dismount, and repeat.
3. Olympic Oval Ice Skating
If you want to feel a sense of pride for your country, ice skate on the indoor Olympic Oval. This is one of the things to do in Lake Placid in winter that you won’t find anywhere else, because American athletes at the 1980 Olympics took home their gold medals here. Or, skate a few laps on the outdoor two-mile track at Mirror Lake.
4. Yuletide Family Weekends
Yuletide Family Weekends embody everything that your children expect out of Christmas: Santa, reindeer, candy canes, and more. Take them to meet Santa in his home, go through the reindeer barn, take a ride on the Candy Cane Express, and the various small rollercoasters suited for kids aged two through ten years old.
5. Holiday Village Stroll
This Lake Placid winter festival is more geared towards adults: watch the Christmas tree lighting at Mid’s Park, attend various ugly sweater parties, browse the Maker’s Market at the Alpine Mall, and participate in the Yule Log Hunt for the perfect Christmas fire.
Things to Do in Lake Placid in Winter |Whiteface Lodge
Spend the holidays here in the Adirondacks by booking your stay early. Our gorgeous rustic lodge is the perfect place for your Lake Placid Christmas. Our pre-set menus for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day at Kanu Dining room will entice you, and our location as one of the closest hotels near Whiteface Mountain will seal the deal. For more information about booking during the holidays and more things to do in Lake Placid in winter, give us a call at 518-523-0505 or visit us on our website.