LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. (NEWS10) – If you look out on Lake George this holiday season, you may just make out some colorful Christmas lights reflecting out on the water. The village’s annual Light Up the Village celebration is set to shroud the village in holiday cheer this Saturday, Nov. 26.

The festival consists of a complete, bright and colorful reimagining of Shepard Park, off Canada Street. The park will be reimagined into a winter wonderland, with a full array of Christmas lights, trees and more covering the whole park. This year’s event has been greatly expanded, with more music, performances and things to do.

“This is the village’s biggest event of the year,” said Lake George Mayor Bob Blais in an announcement. “Come early and find a place to park. Dress with your crazy sweater and enjoy a great family evening.”

The full schedule includes:

  • 4 p.m.
    • Festivities begin, with horse-drawn carriage rides and refreshments available at Shepard Park
    • Music at Shepard Park by Bobby Dick and Susie Q, followed by Richie Ortiz
  • 5:30 p.m.
    • Witches Dance by the North Creek Witches
  • 5:45 p.m.
    • Family sing-along with Bobbie Dick and Susie Q
  • 6:15 p.m.
    • Ugly sweater contest
  • 6:45 p.m.
    • Lighting ceremony, with fireworks to follow
  • 7 p.m.
    • Fire Apparatus Holiday Light Parade, featuring over 15 fire departments
  • 7:30 p.m.
    • Santa and community band performance at Lake George Firehouse
  • 8 p.m.
  • Awards ceremony for parade

Following the parade, Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus will take up residence at the Lake George Firehouse for the evening, to greet the local children and hear their Christmas wishes. The Lake George Community Band will play a short concert at the firehouse.

Village parking meters will be suspended, making all parking free. Visitors are invited to bring a toy to donate to Tri-County Marines Toys for Girls and Boys.

The festival is a free event, held rain, shine or snow. Once lit, the lights will be bright and shining in the village all through the holiday season.

The Light up the Village celebration is just one of many winter festivities coming to the village of Lake George this holiday season. For more seasonal brightness, the Lake George Holiday Festival of Lights will ask local businesses on Canada Street to put out their own displays. The Lake George Holiday Inn Resort is set to host a Disney-inspired family Christmas weekend with familiar princesses, storytime and photo opportunities. Finally, the Lake George Ice Castles attraction is set to bring a second year of beautiful ice palace fun to Charles R. Wood Park. The company aims to open in January.