Snow and Christmas go hand-in-hand, and Lake Placid, NY, has some of the best snow around. Nestled in the shadow of Whiteface Mountain and on the shores of the beautiful Mirror Lake, our little town is the perfect place to go for the winter holidays. There are countless Lake Placid winter activities and festivities for you to enjoy during your stay; some of the best events are right here at Grand Adirondack Hotel. These are our favorite Lake Placid winter activities for the Christmas season.

Lake Placid Christmas Events

The winter holidays are full of good cheer and fun, and so is Lake Placid. The annual Holiday Village Stroll is the best Lake Placid Christmas event because it’s an entire weekend full of festivities. Choose between ice skating and ugly sweater parties on Friday. Have breakfast with Santa at Grand Adirondack Hotel on Saturday morning, then decorate cookies with us in the evening. Finally, see The Polar Express at the Palace Theatre. These are just a few of the many Lake Placid Christmas events during the Holiday Village Stroll!

Season-Long Lake Placid Winter Activities

Whiteface Mountain ski lift in the winter

In addition to our can’t-miss Lake Placid Christmas events, there are plenty of season-long Lake Placid winter activities. Some of the more unique options are perfect for the holidays.

  • The Cloudsplitter Gondola takes you on a sky-high ride through the snow-covered trees. The Whiteface Mountain gondola cars carry eight people, so your whole family can enjoy the lovely winter scenery together. The countryside sparkles on sunny days.
  • What’s more festive than gliding across a crystal sheet of ice with holiday music? Nothing! The best Lake Placid skating is at the Olympic Skating Oval, where you can link arms and skate beneath the stars. If you prefer to skate indoors, there’s a Lake Placid skating option for you too.
  • Most people have gone sledding, but have you ever been on a toboggan? The Lake Placid toboggan chute is one of the best Lake Placid activities, and we wait all year for it to open. Zip down the hill and onto the Mirror Lake ice in true Christmas fashion.

Lake Placid Christmas Resort

Staying at Grand Adirondack Hotel with our Village Stroll package gives you easy access to all the best Lake Placid winter activities, including several of the Holiday Village Stroll events. Our town goes all-out to celebrate Christmas, and we welcome you to join us. Call 518-302-7559 to make your reservation at our winter wonderland!