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Holiday Lights Contest

The Town of Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department is hosting the Annual Holiday Decorating Contest for both Long Lake and Raquette Lake. 
In Long Lake judging will be on Tuesday December 17th, 2019 after sunset, and the contest is open to both businesses and residents.  There will be cash prizes for residential homes only. To sign up call 518-624-3077 by Monday December 16th.  Winners will be announced at the Senior’s Holiday Luncheon on Thursday December 19th.
The Raquette Lake Holiday Lights Contest judging will take place on Thursday December 19th after dark, and cash prizes will be awarded for best display. Participants are asked to have their displays fully lit up during the judging. 
Residents of both communities will be eligible for prizes of $100, $75 and $50. Businesses receive plaques for their prize-winning displays.
The contest is free to enter.  Call up to sign up to guarantee your display is included.  518-624-3077.

Holiday Decorating Contest

The Town of Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department is hosting the 2017 Holiday Decorating Contest for both communities of Long Lake and Raquette Lake.

In Long Lake judging will take place on Wednesday, December 20th between dusk and 9 p.m. Participants must have their displays lit up during the judging period.  Sign up’s  are not required, but strongly recommended.  Winners will be announced at the Seniors Luncheon on Thursday, December 21st at the Long Lake Town Hall. 

Raquette Lake judging will take place Thursday, December 21st starting at 7pm.  Participants are asked to have their displays fully lit up during the judging.  Sign ups are with Kat Forsell and at the Tap Room. 

The judging criteria includes unique design and creative use of lights and decorations.  Extra consideration will be given for a storyline or theme and display placement of decorations and animated objects. 

Residents will be eligible for prizes of $100, $75 and $50.  Businesses will win plaques for 1st, 2nd & 3rd. 

The contest is free to enter.  Call to sign up to guarantee your display is included!  518-624-3077. 



Raquette Lake and Long Lake Holiday Classes

The Town of Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department will be offering two Wreath and Balsam Workshops with Cindy Black.  Workshops will be offered Monday, November 20th, 2017, 6 p.m. at the Raquette Lake School and Monday, November 27th, 2017, 7 p.m. at the Long Lake Town Hall at 1204 Main Street.  Walk ins are welcome but sign-ups are encouraged.  Call 518-624-3077 to reserve your spot. 


Project cost will depend on materials used.  Balsam, tools, wire, ribbon, and decorative embellishments and will be available.  Participants are invited to bring their own items to add to their project.  Special thanks to the Long Lake and Raquette Lake Highway Department for collecting the balsam bows to be used for the workshops.

On Thursday, December 7th at 7 p.m. there will be a Holiday Craft Class with Cindy Black at the Long Lake Town Hall, 1204 Main Street.  Participants will make their own holiday angel ornaments.  Class fee is based on materials used.  Glue guns, materials and embellishments will be available.  Sign up by calling 518-624-3077 x 110.   All ages are welcome to participate and walk ins are welcome. 

First Storm of the Season

The Town of Long Lake in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains boasted 6 inches of snow on Wednesday, November 23rd. While it didn’t surpass other surrounding towns with snowfall total, it still required every snowplow in the area to go out and clear off driveways. One plow owner plowed twenty-three driveways in a matter of a few hours.

Ice started to form on Jennings Park Pond and the inlets and bays of Long Lake, but not enough to stick for very long. Covered docks bore the brunt of the heavy wet snowfall. One covered dock, visible from the Town Bridge, was partially submerged next to the shore. Over the weekend the snowpack melted and the dock has visibly recovered.

Unfrozen lake and heavy, wet snow starts to sink covered dock

Braving the snow for the Town Wide Photo

On Thanksgiving Day thirty-five hearty folks trampled on the snow covered ball field for the Town Wide Photograph, that’s up 75% participation from 2010.

Coming up is Celebrate the Season debuting with the live musical performance of Cinderella on Friday, December 2, 2011 at the Long Lake Town Hall at 7:30pm. Kids under 12 are FREE. Did you hear that? Kids under 12 are free! Don’t miss this show! Great performances by Long Lake actors and actresses including Natalie Luxford as the Fairy Godmother, who’s hilarious characterization stuns the crowd into feats of uproarious laughter. Singer/songwriter Jason Hall explodes on stage as the Prince’s Steward, Lionel. Jason sings, dances and manages to balance Lionel’s complete panic with composure and control, but taking the audience along on the ride.

Cinderella and her entourage

Other regional actors participate in the project to bring the Cinderella magic to life on stage including Colleen Pine from Indian Lake. This week Colleen is performing in Violet at the University of Miami, but she’ll be back on Friday for the show! The community cast has created a cohesive and delightful production for all ages to enjoy. Purchase tickets online at Adirondack Lake Center for the Arts or by calling 518-352-7715.

Saturday Evening everyone is encouraged to attend the Snowball Gala at the Big Tupper Ski Lodge from 7pm – Midnight. Guests will enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine as well as a diverse selection of live music. Tickets for the snowball can be purchased at Snowball Tickets Call 518-624-3077 to catch a ride on the Little Bus.

On Friday, December 9th the Long Lake Library will be hosting Tupper Lake Band, Abbott Hayes, for a free concert at 8pm. From Indie Update: “With musical influences such as The Beatles, REM, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen and Elliot Smith on the list, Abbott Hayes couldn’t go too far off course.” The Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney Long Lake Library received funding from the Stewart’s Shops Matching Fund grant program to sponsor this great event for all ages, and area teens are encouraged to come enjoy this live rock concert.

On Saturday, December 10th the Friends of the Long Lake Library host a Christmas Craft Fair at Long Lake Central School starting at 10am. George and Elizabeth Cordes of the High Peaks Opera Studio will be performing “A Winter’s Journey in Song” at 7:30pm. Concert is free. Donations accepted at the door.

The Long Lake Lights are back! Long Lake will be putting out a map featuring highlighted homes that are decorated for the season. Come on over to Long Lake, check out the lights and visit a small business while you’re here! Long Lake Lights Special Stop

Look for Zumba, Saturday mornings at the Long Lake Town Hall at 9am.

Lunch with Santa will be on Saturday, December 17th starting at 11:30am. Long Lake residents can sign up their children by calling 518-624-3077. Please let us know the name, age, and the kind of toy on your child’s wishlist this season.

Hope to see you in Long Lake, the best place to be in the Adirondacks!

Holiday Decorating Contest

Compete for Cash Prizes in Long Lake

Game on in Long Lake.  The Town of Long Lake invites residents & businesses to participate in a decorating contest.  Judging for cash prizes will be on December 17th at darkness, but you must call 624-3077 to sign up for consideration.  There is also a contest in Raquette Lake, no sign up necessary. 

Also Bill Elick has a rockin’ display up on his house on Cemetery Rd.  Weeknights 6pm – 9:30 and weekends 6 – 10 (check #)  The website has info about the radio frequency to hear the coordinated music to the show.  The public is invited to see the spectacle.

The Annual Creche Lighting is on Sunday, December 6th at 11:30am at the Town Hall.  Town only has three figurines for the set, so anyone looking to upgrade the look of our manger cene is welcome to help us out.  The price for each new figure starts around $200 a pop and they are hard to find.  We need the wisemen, the animals.

December is happening in LL.  Snowball in Tupper Lake on Friday,  Dec 11th featuring local Long Lake musicians, Mr. B, Yod Crewsy,  Steve Signell & Vickie Sanidford.  The group will be performing at the Tupper Train Station at the ARISE benefit to re-open Big Tupper.  Anyone interested in signing up for the Little Bus must call 624-3077.  It is a $50 donation ticket for beer, wine, apps and live music.  16 slots on the bus, 8 are filled, come on, it will be fun, you know you want to…

Black Friday in the Adirondacks

What to do, the day after turkey?

No matinees nearbys, but bowling and ice skating are offered in Tupper Lake.

Head south on route 28 to Inlet and Route 30 to Indian Lake. Make a short trek to either Hamilton County town for fun, activities and shopping, but make sure you come back to Long Lake for dinner and rest.

An Adirondack Christmas on Main Street
November 27, 28 & 29 in Old Forge & Inlet. Lots of events, activities, free shuttle bus between Inlet and Old Forge. Fun activities for families and shopping.

Indian Lake is host to their own Country Christmas Tour featuring loads of opportunities to fill a shopping cart with treasure and the cultural highlight, check out ‘An Adirondack Christmas Carol” Produced by the Indian Lake Theatre in conjunction with the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts (also now known as the AC)

If staying local in Long Lake is your choice, don’t miss Black Friday sale at Hoss’s Country Corner. Participate in draw your own discount, free gift wrapping, daily door prizes, free coffee and cookies.

If staying cozy is what you want, check out the Adirondack Museum Store. A great variety of gifts, jewelry, ornaments, books, mugs, posters, calendars, furniture.. too many fun itmes to list and shop from the comfort of your home.

Christmas Lights Go Green in Long Lake

In an effort to brighten the town, we are adding additional lights, and certainly encourage the members of the community to brighten up their homes and facades with holiday cheer, and to consider incorporation of energy conservative LED lights in holiday lighting plans. LED lights use less energy and in these times of budget crunching and awareness of our carbon footprint the Town of Long Lake has invested in LED white lights to compliment our traditional holiday decorating extravaganza planned for the town ball field. With great hope we anticipate lighting up the field and to broaden our area of cheer throughout the community. If anyone is interested in volunteering to help implement our decorations and to incorporate a theme, please contact Parks and Rec at 624-3077.

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