Indian Lake prepares for Country Christmas

— “Made in the Adirondacks” is the theme for the 15th Annual Indian Lake Country Christmas Tour (CCT), which gives visitors an inside view of the lives and work of many local and regional artisans and crafters.

This townwide holiday activity is designed to promote community pride and holiday spirit. The Country Christmas Tour, a premier annual event in the Central Adirondacks, is a two-day event on the weekend after Thanksgiving, Friday, Nov. 23, and Saturday, Nov. 24, this year.

This annual event is a self-guided tour to visit artisans and crafters who offer a variety of holiday gift items for sale in their homes and at numerous locations.

The ones who make it happen: Abanakee Studio, Homemade Quilts and Crafts, North Country Crafters, Lorraine Powers, Dolores Weisinger, Indian Lake Garden Club, Indian Lake Methodist Church, Pine’s Country Store, Heidi Plumley, Carol and Dan Feldt, Nancy Harding, Grandma’s Things, Hutch n’Stuff, Robert Foote, Rose Burgess, Janet Johnson, Dan McFadden, Diane and George McCane, The Lake Store, A Portion of Thyself, Mary Vianese, Harry and Louise Sprauer, Kenda Butterfield, Robin Jay, Colleen Mulligan, Adirondack Museum Store, Deb Coller, Brenda Bruso, Betty Liddle, Beth Schidzick, Berneice Cummins, Bonnie Eldridge, Kelly King, Vonnie Liddle, Kelly-Ann Currier.

The Country Christmas Tour family activities

In addition to shopping for great “Made in the Adirondacks” gift items with many artisans, visitors are invited to see, close up, how their gift items are made.

While parents shop for holiday gifts, youngsters can attend the “Gifts to Give” Children’s workshop designed to engage youngsters in hands-on experiences.

A family favorite on the tour is Willemson’s model train exhibit and demonstration which is extensive, exciting and a great experience for youngsters and the young at heart.

Also his daughter will be demonstrating and selling her beautiful jewelry and makes rings for you while you wait.

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