Events in Lake Placid

Late fall in the High Peaks Region brings a few events geared to the indoors as we await the first flakes of the winter when the outdoors events take over.

Why We Love Winter

As late fall rolls around and snow starts blanketing the region, we think more about winter events. Early December will see Luge, Skeleton and Bobsled World Cup events, Lake Placid will come alive for the very popular Lake Placid Holiday Village Stroll, so bring the kids to meet Santa and partake in lots of free activities during the Stroll.

Holiday Stroll & Downton Abbey

New this year on the same weekend as Holiday Village Stroll, our local PBS affiliate will hold a screening of the first episode of Downton Abbey as part of their annual gala. complete with dinner and cocktails. The screening is a full three weeks prior to the television premier. If you’re a Downton fan, come spend the weekend, bring your Downton-inspired attire and take part. 
Many more events fill the calendar, so browse through the listings. There’s something for everyone!

Pick Your Events, Plan Your Trip

Come experience all we have to offer and make sure you don’t miss some of these entertaining events of the season. Don’t forget to check out the many hotels in Lake Placid offering seasonal packages and specials throughout the season.
Warren Miller's No Turning Back
This year's film takes ski and snowboard fans on a journey to some of the world's most exotic destinations, highlighting the passion, athleticism and of the... view event details
6th Annual Adirondack Health 5K Turkey Trot
This flat 5K walk/run starts at 8:30am on Thursday, Nov. 27th at the Speed Skating Oval in Lake Placid, goes around Mirror Lake and ends back at the Oval.... view event details
FIL Luge World Cup
12/05/2014, 12/06/2014
FIL Luge World Cup racing returns to Lake Placid for the first time since February 2012, December 5-6. The race is the second event in the nine-event... view event details
The Nutcracker
Experience the wonder of the holidays with young Claire on Christmas Eve as her Nutcracker Prince battles the Mouse King and she journeys to the Land of Sweets... view event details
Lake Placid Holiday Village Stroll
12/12/2014, 12/13/2014, 12/14/2014
A Lake Placid tradition, the Stroll is a family and couples weekend chock full of events, entertainment, parties, dining specials and shopping in the fairy-... view event details
FIBT World Cup Bobsled & Skeleton
12/12/2014, 12/13/2014
Action will be in men and women's skeleton, two-man and four-man bobsled and women's bobsled. This race opens the eight-race FIBT World Cup season, which will... view event details
Holiday Gala Inspired by Downton Abbey
In celebration of Season 5 of Downton Abbey, Mountain Lake PBS is pleased to present "A Holiday Gala Inspired by Downton Abbey" on Saturday, December 13th at... view event details
FREE showing of The Polar Express movie
The classic Polar Express movie, starring Tom Hanks, will be shown FREE of charge to all, compliments of Wilkins Agency. view event details
Stars on Ice Skating Show
Olympic Gold Medalist Evan Lysacek Returns to Stars on Ice for First Time Since 2011 and Olympic Silver Medalist Patrick Chan Makes U.S. Tour Debut  A Decade... view event details
First Night Saranac Lake
First Night Saranac Lake is an alcohol free alternative to ringing in the New Year.  It is one of 75 First Night(R) New Year's Eve celebrations around the... view event details
FIS Freestyle World Cup Skiing
01/29/2015, 01/31/2015
Watch the world's best mogul skiers compete at Whiteface Mountain and the world's top aerial skiers soar at the Olympic Jumping Complex in Lake Placid. January... view event details
34th Empire State Winter Games
02/05/2015, 02/06/2015, 02/07/2015, 02/08/2015
Watch as some of New York State's best athletes compete in a variety of winter sports, throughout the Lake Placid region and on Lake Placid's famed 1980... view event details
Saranac Lake Winter Carnival
02/06/2015, 02/07/2015, 02/08/2015, 02/09/2015, 02/10/2015, 02/11/2015, 02/12/2015, 02/13/2015, 02/14/2015, 02/15/2015
The annual 10-day festival will include performances, sports, dances, parades and two sets of spectacular fireworks above the world-famous Ice Palace. Kicking... view event details
Lake Placid Nordic Festival
02/27/2015, 02/28/2015, 03/01/2015
Whether you’re a beginner skier or an experienced racer, join us February 27-March 1, 2015 for our innaugural Lake Placid Nordic Festival.  THREE DAYS OF... view event details
ECAC Men's Hockey Championship
03/20/2015, 03/21/2015
ECAC Championships are back in Lake Placid! Home to 12 of the most prestigious ice hockey programs in the nation, ECAC Hockey is a conference filled with... view event details
16th Annual Ausable River Two-Fly Challenge
05/15/2015, 05/16/2015
"Couple with the myriad natural wonders of the Adirondacks, the Ausable and its productive pocket water offer the solitude and challenge no fly fisher could... view event details
The 5th Annual Wilmington-Whiteface Mountain Bike Fest
06/05/2015, 06/06/2015, 06/07/2015
With a mix of uphill, downhill, serious competition and family fun, the 5thAnnual Wilmington Whiteface Bike Fest is set for June 5, 6 and 7.  The weekend... view event details
Annual Lake Placid Marathon & Half
13.1 mile Half marathon run, 26.2 mile Marathon run. Each June, the Lake Placid Marathon and Half Marathon attracts athletes and spectators from all over North... view event details
Lake Placid Horse Show, I Love New York Horse Show, Adirondack Horse Show
06/23/2015, 06/24/2015, 06/25/2015, 06/26/2015, 06/27/2015, 06/28/2015, 06/30/2015, 07/01/2015, 07/02/2015, 07/03/2015, 07/04/2015, 07/05/2015, 07/07/2015, 07/08/2015, 07/09/2015, 07/10/2015, 07/11/2015, 07/12/2015
WHAT: The Lake Placid, I Love New York, and Adirondack Horse Shows Presented by Sea Shore Stables, LLC WHEN: 46th annual Lake Placid Horse Show: June 23 -... view event details