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Lake George Winter Carnival is an annual festival which takes place every weekend of February in a picturesque town of Lake George. Located in New York’s Adirondack region, which is about a three hour drive upstate from New York City, it is famous for its mountains and old-growth forests. The Opening Ceremony and the parade take place on Canada Street and kick off on the first weekend of the Carnival. Visitors can try out all the local food specialties such as: chili, BBQ, chowder, and chicken wings. It's also possible to witness outhouse races, 4x4 truck races, human foosball tournament, ATV races, polar plunges, and fireworks every night. Other fun activities include pony rides, horse-drawn carriage rides, helicopter rides and a Lake George Dog's Got Talent show. Some of the activities like rides and races are carried out on the frozen Lake George.
The first Lake George Winter Carnival was held in the winter of 1961. Now, it's still a favorite wintertime tradition for many families in the Albany and Adirondack area. Kids love to toast marshmallows and drink hot chocolate on the beach. Besides that, they can also partake in a lot of fun activities on the ice and around the village.