Santa To Schroon Laker: I'm On My Way

Adirondack Gospel Trio will be performing at the Towne Store tonight

We've just gotten an email blast from the North Pole where Santa is readying for a supersonic journey today to arrive at the Strand Theatre on a Fire Truck for tonight's meet and greet with the kids at 6pm.

And every kid who gets to meet Santa will be receiving a book, courtesy of the kind folks Friends of Schroon Lake Library.

Events are already underway for Schroon's 26th Old Tyme Christmas Celebration and there is a ton of kid and family activities planned. To recap:

The day kicked off at 10am with a Christmas Bazaar at the Community Church, co-sponsored by the congregations of the Community Church and St. Andrews Episcopal. It goes to 2 pm. 

Tickets are now on sale for the Adirondack Basket raffle at the Schroon Lake Chamber of Commerce Office, with all proceeds benefiting local charities and families. There are almost 50 incredible baskets! Tickets are on sale until 8pm, and remember, you dpn't have to be present to win.

At 5.30 pm it’s the lighting of the tree near the Fountain in the Town Park, The Nativity Walk and reading of the scriptures at Our Lady of Lourdes followed by the lighting of the Memory Tree at the Senior Center, honoring all of those who have passed this year.

From 6pm to 7.30 pm Hayfield Farm hosts a petting zoo in the parking lot of the Grand Union.

Also beginning at 6 pm is a series of ongoing activities on Main Street.

Cocoa, Cookies and Coloring at the Senior Center, Christmas Cookie and Cupcake Decorating at Mr. P’s Mountain Smokehouse, Christmas ornament decorating  - sponsored by the Glens Falls Bank  -- will take place at The Strand Theatre and there will be Children’s Crafts at The Towne Store.

There are plenty of high notes on the musical scene. The Schroon Lake Central School’s 5th and 6th Grade band will perform at the Community Church between 6:15 and 6:45. The Boat House Gang will be at the Community Church and at Joanie’s Goodies and Strolling Carolers from Mountain Lake Services will be up and down Main Street.

There will be a special performance by the Adirondack Gospel Trio at the Towne Store between 6 pm and 8pm.

Merry Christmas!