During the holiday season, families come together as one to create new memories as a form of celebration. One of the best ways to make the holiday season memorable is with a family vacation. If you’re looking for a destination that’s a true winter wonderland and offers fun for the whole family, look no further than Lake Placid. This charming town features snow-covered mountains, frozen lakes, winter activities, and holiday festivities. 

At Whiteface Lodge, one of Lake Placid’s best resorts for families, we love helping groups celebrate the holiday season. To help inspire a getaway full of memories that will last a lifetime, we’re highlighting the best holiday family activities in Lake Placid.  

Embrace the Winter Wonderland of Lake Placid

Lake Placid transforms into a mesmerizing winter wonderland during the holiday season. The downtown village streets are adorned with twinkling lights, the shops are bedecked with dazzling decorations, and the air is filled with a sense of festivity. No matter your age, you can’t help but be captivated by Lake Placid’s magnificent holiday spirit. 

You can embrace the holiday season in Lake Placid by joining any number of family-friendly activities. Here’s a look at some of our favorites.

Go Skiing

Lake Placid is home to the renowned Whiteface Mountain, known for its excellent skiing and snowboarding opportunities. Whiteface Mountain was the location for several events in the 1980 Winter Olympic Games. Hit the slopes and feel the rush of speeding downhill with the cool winter wind in your hair. Whether you’re an expert or a beginner, there are slopes for everyone in the family. 

Visit Santa’s Workshop

Located in nearby Wilmington, Santa’s Workshop is a theme park that’s big on spreading holiday cheer. Meet Mr. and Mrs. Claus, enjoy exciting rides, and attend holiday-themed shows. The week before Christmas, Santa’s Workshop turns into an amazing village of lights that’s truly spectacular to see.

Enjoy Holiday Shopping

You can shop until you drop in Lake Placid, and it’s the perfect place to do some holiday shopping. Downtown Lake Placid is extremely walkable and is home to a wide variety of shops. Whether you’re looking for art, jewelry, clothing, home decor, sweets, or a souvenir, you’ll find everything on your list and more when you shop in Lake Placid.

Holiday Fun at Whiteface Lodge

You don’t even have to leave our grounds to enjoy activities that are perfect for the holidays in Lake Placid. At Whiteface Lodge, we offer a wide range of activities to keep the whole family entertained. Some of our winter favorites include ice skating at our rink, where skate rentals are offered at no charge, and sitting around the campfire. We light a campfire daily and offer s’mores materials. After a long day of enjoying the many holiday activities Lake Placid has to offer, your family can warm up by the fire and enjoy delicious sweet treats.

Lake Placid is more than just a winter destination; it’s a place where the whole family can come together, relax, and enjoy the magic of the holidays. We invite you to make Whiteface Lodge your home away from home this holiday season and create memories that will last a lifetime. To book your Lake Placid getaway with us, you can make a reservation online or by calling 518-523-0505.