Light up the Night

Visitors taking a stroll around our lakeside villages, charming hamlets and the historic city of Plattsburgh from November through January (bundled up with a coat, mittens and hat) will discover holiday happenings around every corner. Combine the areas famous Adirondack hospitality with a generous amount of spirited cheer and you’ll see what winter bliss is all about!

This year, one of the seasons most anticipated events is getting bigger - giving the whole family more to enjoy. The annual First Weekends Tree Lighting in downtown Plattsburgh will be taking place on Friday, December 4th starting at 7:00pm in front of The Strand Center for the Arts. The tree lighting will kick off the holiday season and once again include musical entertainment, caroling, fire pits, decorative storefronts, refreshments and more. To spread the seasonal cheer even more this year the day will include a Holiday Parade through downtown Plattsburgh! Beginning at 5:00pm the parade will start at Suny Plattsburgh’s Redcay Hall on Brinkerhoff Street, continue onto Margaret Street and end at Stafford Middle School. The parade will feature seasonally decorated holiday floats, entertainment and an appearance by Santa!

Downtown Plattsburgh Holiday Parade & Tree Lighting Timeline:

5:00pm – Holiday Parade Starts

7:00pm – Tree Lighting Starts

After the tree lighting the unique shops and restaurants of downtown will remain open for spirited walks, dinner, drinks, shopping and more!

1.) Holiday Parade Start
2.) Holiday Parade Finish
3.) Tree Lighting