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Posted on: December 1, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Downtown Glens Falls' Hometown Holidays Updated for 2020




Media Contacts:
 Nancy Turner,
 Amy Collins,, 518-761-3864

Downtown Glens Falls' Hometown Holidays
 Updated for 2020 

Virtual tree lighting, downtown decorations, letters to Santa, holiday house contest  and more.

Santa parades through town on Friday, December 4, at 6 p.m. 

Due to COVID-19: No congregating, practice social distancing and wear your mask as Santa passes by.


GLENS FALLS, NY — Downtown Glens Falls’ annual Hometown Holidays event, organized by the Glens Falls Collaborative and sponsored by the Glens Falls Business Improvement District, has been updated for 2020 due to Covid-19. While a single downtown event will not take place, the following is planned. Safe holiday shopping is encouraged throughout downtown Glens Falls as well!


There will be a virtual tree lighting shared on the Downtown Glens Falls Facebook page on Friday, December 4, featuring special guests, Mayor Dan Hall and Santa Claus, along with angels, elves, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, his friend Clarice and Sax-o-Claus. The Collaborative thanks Pepe Productions for their video services. Bookmark the link:


Have your children written their letter to Santa yet? A mailbox for letters to Santa will appear in front of Glens Falls City Hall on Friday, December 4. Families are invited to drop their letters to Santa in the mailbox and they will be delivered to Santa at the North Pole.


Santa Claus will parade around town with a fire truck on Friday, December 4th, beginning at 6 PM.. Santa and his elf will travel on a flatbed truck donated by Falls Farm and Garden and will be accompanied by DeeJay Mike DuBray who will be playing holiday music. There will be a map showing Santa’s parade route posted on the Glens Falls Collabrative’s website ( and social media channels late on Tuesday, Dec. 1. Children are encouraged to come outside and wave to Santa! If the route doesn’t go down your street, you can check the route for another place to watch as Santa goes by.


There will also be a Holiday House Contest with participants throughout Glens Falls. Participants will have the opportunity to register their home in the contest through Friday, December 4, online at A map and list of participant addresses will be posted on the Glens Falls Collaborative’s website and social media. Voting will take place at beginning on Saturday, December 5, through December 30, 2020. There are three categories: House, apartment and business storefront, and there will be prizes for the participants who receive the most votes. Friends and neighbors are encouraged to drive around to the Holiday Houses and enjoy the festive decorations. 


The Holiday House Scavenger Hunt posted at and on Facebook that will incorporate features found on the registered Holiday Houses.    


These events are a partnership of the Glens Falls Collaborative, City of Glens Falls, and the Glens Falls BID. Glens Falls Collaborative: • @DowntownGlensFalls on Facebook • @downtown.glens.falls on Instagram • City of Glens Falls: www.cityofglensfalls • @cityofglensfalls on Instagram • Call 518-761-3864 • Glens Falls BID: Event planners are Nancy Turner, owner of the Bell House Inn, and Amy Collins, Tourism and Downtown Business Director for the City of Glens Falls.

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Nancy Turner and Amy Collins are available for interviews.

This release was sent by Advokate • • (518) 353-2121 •

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