Village Plans Even Brighter “Lite Up”
Lake George Village’s annual “Lite Up the Village” holiday celebration will be even brighter this year, Mayor Bob Blais has announced.
This year’s festivities will be held Saturday, November 26, starting at 4 pm. In addition to the lighting of Shepard Park, caroling, a concert, fireworks and a visit from Santa Claus, this year’s event will feature the unveiling of a 25-foot Christmas tree near the Visitors Center and twenty new illuminated displays in Shepard Park.
The new Christmas tree has been donated to Lake George Village by the owners of Riley’s t-shirt shops, who recently acquired the Boyd Bear Company of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
At the Gettysburg headquarters, the tree was a prominent feature of the company’s Christmas display, said Blais.
“The tree has been dismantled and will be transported to Lake George, where it will be assembled, complete with all its beautiful and unique decorations,” said Blais.
The twenty new displays for Shepard Park have been donated by the Wheeler family, whose home on Bloody Pond Road was well known for its extravagant Christmas lights and decorations, attracting sightseers every year, Blais said.
“Lite Up the Village” will also feature a live Christmas music and a holiday show by Robert Noah and Cyndie Wade at the Shepard Park band shell; a visit from Santa Claus at 5:45 pm, refreshments at the firehouse provided by the Ladies Auxiliary; and a concert by the Lake George Commmunity Band. Throughout the day, local merchants and restaurant owners will offer special holiday discounts.