Shop local for the holidays

06 Nov Shop local for the holidays

For a more authentic holiday shopping experience, don’t wait outside in the cold at the mall or a big box store. Take a leisurely stroll down an Adirondack Main Street and shop local. Or visit one of the many craft fairs throughout the region where you can buy quality, hand-made goods and support local artisans. See the listings of our many options below, click the links for more details, and check back for updates! Email if you have an event you want to add.


Saturday, Nov. 8 – Raquette Lake – Holiday Helpers Market
Come out to the Raquette Lake School to start your holiday shopping! With vendors like Pampered chef, 31, Scentsy, Discovery Toys, Hamilton Hill Antiques, Younique makeup, jewelry, pottery, living essential oils and more. You’re sure to find presents for everyone on your shopping list.

Friday, Nov. 14 – Saranac Lake – Off the Wall at BluSeed Studios: Original Art for $100 or less
Opening reception for Off the Wall at BluSeed Studios: Original Art for $100 or Less featuring work from area artists in a wide range of artistic media including paintings, prints, drawings, photography, ceramics, fiber art and handmade jewelry. All art is priced $100 or less, just in time for the holidays! Dont miss this unique opportunity to purchase affordable one-of-a-kind gifts while supporting local artists.

Saturday, Nov. 15 – Schroon Lake – Schroon Lake Auxiliary Craft Fair
Come to the Schroon Lake Firehouse and find great gift ideas for the holidays!

Sunday, Nov. 23 – Saranac Lake – 31st Annual Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair
100 vendors at this local favorite area craft fair! All types of hand-crafted, original artwork, authentic crafts, and antiques will help find the perfect holiday gifts.

Friday, Nov. 28 – Speculator – Speculator Holiday Stroll
Shop locally this Black Friday. Look for specials all around the Speculator Region.

Friday and Saturday, Nov. 28 and 29 – Indian Lake – Christmas Country Tour
Get ready for the upcoming Christmas holiday season and start shopping early for that special Adirondack craft when the town of Indian Lake’s artisans and crafters open their homes to our visitors! As the 20-30 crafters and artisans showcase their locally homemade crafts around town in their houses and public places, enjoy other activities including gift making workshops, contests, bonfires and Mrs. Claus reading stories to all the children!

Friday through Sunday, Nov. 28 to 30 – Inlet – Adirondack Christmas on Main Street
Avoid the crowds and start your holiday shopping with us! Many activities planned, including visits from Santa, tree lightings, pet parade, candy cane hunt and much more!

Saturday, Nov. 29 – Tupper Lake – Holiday Shopping Artisan Fair Saturday at The Wild Center
Support the Small Business Saturday movement on the Saturday after Thanksgiving and bring the family to make it a fun local day to do your holiday shopping at The Wild Center with Adirondack artisans showcasing local artists, jewelry makers, knitters, leather goods, photographers and more. The day includes seasonal treats from the Waterside Cafe, free gift wrapping and music.

Friday, Nov. 28, to Sunday, Dec. 7 – Ticonderoga – North Country Christmas Week 
Holiday Shopping & Dining Night Shop & Dine Local! – Friday, Dec. 5
Participating businesses are open until 9 p.m. offering specials and promotions participating businesses will have a snowflake displayed. For a complete list of participating businesses contact the Chamber office or see the ad in the Times of Ti. Free raffles throughout downtown Ticonderoga, live Christmas music throughout town, and horse-drawn holiday wagon rides at Ticonderoga Heritage Museum from 6 to 8 p.m. Sponsored by Gins Redemption Center.

Museum & Arts Co-Op Holiday Gift Shop – Friday and Saturday, Dec. 5 and 6
The Hancock House hosts gift shops for the Ticonderoga Historical Society, Ticonderoga Heritage Museum, Ticonderoga Arts and Fort Ticonderoga. Carillion Garden Club holiday wreaths will also be available.

– Black Friday shopping specials – Friday, Nov. 28
Holiday shopping and dining specials throughout the Ticonderoga area for Black Friday.

– Small Business Saturday – Saturday, Nov. 29
A variety of small businesses throughout the Ticonderoga area are offering Small Business Saturday promotions.

Friday and Saturday, Dec. 5 and 6 – Saranac Lake – Sparkle Village Arts & Crafts Fair 
40 vendors will sell assorted hand-crafted items from foods to mittens to holiday wreaths. There will also be a Silent Auction with a number of items donated by area businesses. Support local artisans and get some of your holiday shopping done!

Friday to Sunday, Dec. 5 to 7 – Long Lake – Celebrate the Season weekend  
Local retail sales and events at participating shops — including the Adk Trading Post, The Adirondack Hotel Gift Shop, Hoss’s Country Corner, Incapahco Art Song Studios — a performance of “The Sound of Music” at 7 p.m. Saturday at Long Lake Central School by the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts, and the “Winter Winds are Blowing” Holiday Concert at 3 p.m. Sunday at the United Methodist Church.

Friday, Dec. 12 – Speculator – Holiday Fair & Winter Celebration
Enjoy an evening of “pre-winter” fun, with something for everyone in the family! Santa will visit, so make sure you bring the kids! Listen to great stories, enjoy the HUGE bonfire and Yule Log, and you’ll also find a variety of community businesses, restaurants and local crafters showing their food, gifts, crafts and treats for purchase! Start your Christmas shopping local and early! Vendors or crafters interested in participating should contact

Friday through Sunday, Dec. 12-14 – Lake Placid Holiday Village Stroll
Celebrate the holiday season in the Adirondacks featuring holiday shopping, festive family fun, arts and entertainment. The Village of Lake Placid transforms into a winter wonderland full of family activities and sugar plums all weekend long!

Saturday, Dec. 13 – Schroon Lake – Olde Tyme Christmas Celebration
Enjoy live music, a tree lighting, hot chocolate and raffles as you shop for gifts from local artisans at the Community Church Bazaar.

  • Lana M Gokey
    Posted at 13:51h, 07 November Reply

    How do I get on the list of participating Holiday Shopping businesses for Lake Placid during the Lake Placid Holiday Stroll?


    Owner of Crispin Hair design & Day Spa

    • MJ Lawrence
      Posted at 13:14h, 18 November Reply

      Hello Lana,
      Olivia Zeis, The Marketing Manager at the Golden Arrow, is overseeing the businesses that are participating in the Holiday Village Stroll with promotions, as well as, those that are accepting holiday shopping dollars. She can be reached at the Golden Arrow 523-3353. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have further questions that I can assist you with.
      MJ Lawrence

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