Happy Holidays!  Are your kids home from school, do you have family visiting?  Here are some entertaining ideas for you to keep everyone occupied….

Lights On Thompson Street runs through January 1, 6-9pm daily at 19 Thompson Street, Broadalbin.  Tune into 88.7 FM to hear the music sync’d with the lights! This show is in memory of Don Edwards who started the show 6 years ago in Northville. Please visit Don’s mosaic page on The American Cancer Society website and learn how to make a donation: http://main.acsevents.org/goto/lights.  Enjoy the show!!!

On December 28 at Lapland Lake Nordic Vacation Center  try Snowshoe by the Light of the Moon from 5-9pm.  This winter evening is certain to create lasting memories! Enjoy a light dinner and dessert at the cozy Tuulen Tupa Grill followed by a gently paced snowshoe tour. Stop by the lakeside campfire to roast s’ mores! Package includes dinner, dessert, coffee or tea, snowshoe rentals, s’ mores and guided tour. $39.00 ($30.00 if you provide your own snowshoes). Ages 18+, please. Space is limited; reservations are a must! Dinner service begins at 5pm; the guided snowshoe tour begins at 7pm and runs until 8:30/9pm. Please bring headlamps; a limited number are available to loan on a first-come, first-served basis.

On December 29 at Lapland Lake is Finn-tastic Music, Moonlit Skiing, Lakeside Campfire & Dinner Service… Delight in a perfect day of skiing, snowshoeing, tubing and ice-skating. After skiing relax at the Tuulen Tupa Grill and enjoy complimentary live music with the incredible Dan Lynaugh from 3 – 5:30pm. Linger longer for a wonderful Saturday evening meal including Finnish dinner specialties available at additional cost.Reservations are advised and appreciated; dinner is served beginning at 5:00pm with a final seating at 7:00pm. $20 adult $18 youth/senior $10 junior

High Rollers is under new ownership and hosting a New Year’s Eve Skate.  Watch the ball drop at High Rollers Fun Center on the huge screen in the roller skating rink! Join in from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. for the most incredible New Year’s Eve celebration! Games! Prizes! Noise Makers! Fantastic music! $15 at the door.

New Year’s Eve Fireworks in downtown Johnstown in the park are 9-9:30pm. The Johnstown Area Community Center is sponsoring the fireworks display.  This is the Community Center’s way of giving back to the community for all of their support over the years.

On New Year’s Day is the 6th Annual Caroga Polar Plunge at the Caroga Lake Marina.  Join in for our annual Polar Plunge.  This year many local businesses are sponsoring the event, and it will include tugs of war between neighboring townships.  Food and refreshments will be available for sale by local vendors.  Come and visit for some fun and laughter on New Year’s Day.  Registration for the Plunge available at the Caroga Lake Marina and Vrooman’s.  Polar Plunge Specials and T-shirts available at: Pine Lake Stoves, Pine Lake Lodge, Vrooman’s, Maple Tree Knoll, 1 Cook & A Waitress, Outlet, Canada Lake Store, Groom’s, Emporium, Coffee Shop.

Event Schedule:

5:30am-? Polar Plunge Breakfast Special at the Coffee Shop

11:30am Bloody Mary Bar, Wings & More at Vrooman’s

12pm Storytelling and S’ mores at the Emporium

1pm Tug of War at the Caroga Lake Marina ~ Come cheer your favorite team on!

2pm Polar Plunge at the Caroga Lake Marina

 For more events and activities explore the 44lakes website!