Top Winter Events in Lake George

Lake George may be the top summer vacation spot in New York, but have you been to Lake George in the winter? The months of January and February are jam-packed full of winter activities for you and your friends and/or family to enjoy!

Here’s a little rundown of all the awesome events in Lake George this winter!

Ice Castles

Ice Castles are returning to Lake George for another remarkable year! The Ice Castles will be keeping the Lake George Festival Commons warm for us all winter long. With just five locations around the country, this is going to be a huge event in Lake George this winter! The 20 million pound creation is currently in progress and is expected to open at the end of January. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.


The perfect winter escape is back for a second year – Lake George Winterfest!

Running until March 5, Winterfest is the perfect opportunity to enjoy all the best winter activities and events in Lake George. All you need to do is purchase a pass and you’ll get access to things like horse-drawn carriage rides, skiing, biking and axe throwing, dog sled rides, and fireworks. You’ll also get discounts at hotels and restaurants around Lake George and free hot chocolate at Winterfest’s Hot Chocolate Stations! (Stop by Adirondack Winery for a free warm wine cocktail with your Winterfest wristband and 10% off food boards and wine!)

Click here for more information and to purchase your Winterfest pass!

Lake George Winter Carnival

One of the best and longest-running winter events in Lake George, Winter Carnival is a month-long celebration that takes place every weekend in February. It’s the perfect family-friendly event that everyone will enjoy! Experience the beauty of frozen over Lake George while indulging in tasty samples of warm food and witnessing the fun of outhouse races, ATV races, polar plunges, fireworks, and much more! Click here to view the complete list of events so you can start planning your weekends! If you haven’t been to the Village for Winter Carnival, it’s a must for friends and family alike!

Ice Bars

Embrace the cold and get outside to enjoy the coolest Ice Bars in the region! Sip on cocktails and craft brews while admiring bars made entirely out of ice. Do some bar hopping and check out the multiple restaurants, bars, and lounges that display these chilling creations!

CLICK HERE for a list of Ice Bars in Lake George courtesy of

For more guides to winter fun, click the images below!

We hope these fun winter events can hold you over until the Adirondack Wine & Food Festival returns to Lake George Festival Commons on June 24th & 25th.
Tickets for the festival are on sale now! Click here to purchase tickets and use the codes below to save.

Use code BLOG25 for 25% of GA tickets

Use Code BLOG10 for 10% off VIP and DD tickets

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Thank you to our generous sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor: Adirondack Winery

Partner: Warren County Tourism | Beneficiary: Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Southern Adirondacks

Platinum Sponsors: Adirondack Broadcasting (Exclusive Radio Station) Lake George Outlets (Official Eco-Friendly Shopping Bag Sponsor) Mannix Marketing (Official Digital Marketing Provider) North Country Subaru (Official Transportation Sponsor) | Adirondack Safari (Official VIP Cabana Sponsor) The Post Star | Saratoga Water (Official Water Sponsor & Entry Line Shade Tent Sponsor) | Taste NY/Adirondacks Welcome Center (Official Wine Glass Sponsor)