Join us in Saranac Lake as we say goodbye to 2022 and welcome 2023. With activities planned all over town, there is sure to be something for everyone!
How to spend the last day of 2022
Inner Quest Yoga is teaming up with Paul Smith's College VIC to offer Holiday Yoga from 10-11:15 a.m. at the beautiful Great Room on the VIC’s property. Slow down and unwind after this year's whirlwind of changes. Come share the joy and uplift your spirit with movement and stillness inside and outside. Practice stretching and slow-moving yoga postures for increased flexibility and mobility, meditation and reflection to soothe your mind. Then after class, if you wish, hit the trails and you’ll receive a discount on a day pass and equipment rentals.
Skiing or snowshoeing the VIC is a great way to bring your year to an end, while enjoying the beautiful scenery of the Adirondacks. With 40K of groomed and maintained trails for classic skiers and snowshoers with a full range of ski trail difficulties and lengths through the woods, past ponds and over mountains, plus an indoor space to get you geared up for your winter adventure, it is the perfect place to hit the trails! Rental equipment for skiing and snowshoeing is available.
Maybe you’re looking to relax, in which case Hotel Saranac’s Ampersand Spa offers a wide variety of spa treatments, including their Winter Spa Escape for two, that can be enjoyed with a loved one or dear friend. It includes a side-by-side massage and your choice of a glass of wine or local craft beer after the treatment. Holidays are a time to connect with those around you, so what better treatment to share your time together?
Time together with family is a special occasion. If you are looking for something to do with your family, look no further! Light Up the Town is the perfect family-friendly outing! Enjoy the magnificent lights throughout Saranac Lake and surrounding areas by foot, or in the comfort of your warm car. Walk (or drive) the streets of downtown Saranac Lake and through the surrounding neighborhoods to vote on your favorite holiday decoration display. Fill out a voting form and hit the town! This event is ongoing from December 15 through January 1.
Celebratory dining experiences
There is no shortage of dining in Saranac Lake, with everything from casual cafes to upscale experiences. New Year's Eve will be no exception for good eating!
Saranac Waterfront Lodge is offering a New Year's Eve Dinner at the Boathouse with a decadently prepared three course prix fixe menu, and extended hours at the bar. Dinner reservations are requested, so book ahead to reserve your table.
Hotel Saranac has curated three courses to enjoy, while the bar team has complimented it with a wine pairing add-on. Reservations are highly recommended for this evening, and spots are going fast. Please book today by visiting Campfire Bar & Grill on OpenTable. Campfire will also be open for breakfast hours the next morning for all your mimosa and pancake needs! Open from 7 a.m. - 11 a.m., New Year's brunch is always a good plan!
Blue Moon Cafe will be closed during Christmas, but offers extended hours for New Year's Eve, with a special menu that is sure to delight! (And did we mention they have one of the best breakfasts too?)
A local favorite, Red Fox offers extended hours to be open on Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Year's Eve, and New Year Day.
Many other dining options are available, but be sure to check their holiday hours before you make your plans!
If you're looking to move your feet and swing to the beat, check out Saranac Lake's music scene!
The Waterhole is Saranac Lake’s premier music venue and a great place to get your body moving to the music this New Year's! Celebrate at their New Year's Eve Bash featuring Raisinhead (a crowd favorite) with special guest (TBA) on the 3rd floor music stage and bar, or enjoy drinks downstairs at the main bar and outside patio.
Hotel Saranac will be celebrating New Year's with live music in the Great Hall Bar for continued festivities. Enjoy live music from, The Handymen from 5pm-8pm and Silver Arrow Band from 8:30pm-12:30am!with a complimentary bubbly toast for all that choose to countdown at midnight, and outdoor heaters on the patio.
Grizle T’s is a great place to celebrate with friends in a laid-back atmosphere, without all the bells and whistles. When you have seriously delicious eats and a curated craft beers selection, you know you'll have a good time (on NYE or any night of the week)!
Bitters & Bones is another great place to grab a bite, then keep the celebration going with a lively bar and no shortage of fun! They are working on plans for a more formal late night event (think bow-ties and little black dresses) and a pre fixe (did someone say sushi) menu. Plans were not finalized as this story was arranged, so stay tuned for more details, and as always, more events and updates are available on the Saranac Lake Events Calendar as they are made available.
Wherever you end up this New Year's Eve, be sure to stay safe, and drive responsibly.