Ring in 2018 with these Lake George New Year’s celebrations Drink, dance, cruise, bowl and jump in the lake

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New Year's Eve in Lake George

2017, your days are numbered. Whether your year was phenomenal, just so-so or something you’re glad to see come to an end, celebrating the old year’s finish and embracing the opportunities of the new is a ritual not to be skipped. Here is our roundup of Lake George New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day events.

King Neptune’s Pub
1 Kurosaka Lane
Lake George, NY
(518)668-2017

Neptune’s New Year’s Eve Bash kicks off at 9 p.m. with Shorty Long & The Jersey Horns. Billed as Jersey Shore’s “hottest party band,” expect a lot of energy with a full complement of horns backing keyboardist Ricky “Shorty Long” Tisch. The party includes a free Champagne toast at midnight. No cover charge.

Lake George Beach Club
3 Lower Montcalm Street
Lake George, NY
(518)685-5418

Radio Junkies, the local trio known for its pitch perfect vocals and harmonies, takes the stage at 9 p.m. The party includes light appetizers, midnight toast, hats and horns. No cover charge.

163 Taproom
163 Canada Street
Lake George, NY
(518)685-3236

Rockin’ New Year’s Eve with Roxy and The Road Kings. Party starts at 10 p.m. and continues into the New Year. No cover.

 Fort William Henry Hotel and Conference Center
48 Canada Street
Lake George, NY
Reservations: (518)964-6628

 Enjoy an elegant sit-down dinner at the head of Lake George. Fort William Henry Hotel’s New Year’s Eve menu includes roast prime ribs and crab-stuffed sole. Dinners include appetizer, salad or soup, dinner rolls and dessert. Entrée prices are $30 to $45. New Year’s Eve dinner includes the mid-night Champagne toast.  Dinner is served 5 – 9 p.m. The bar remains open past midnight.

Lake George Lanes & Games
2211 Canada Street
Lake George, NY
(518)668-5741

New Year’s Eve Family Party, 4 – 6:30 p.m.

Book a lane for up to six bowlers. $60 per lane includes unlimited bowling, shoe rentals, prizes and party favors.

New Year’s Eve Party, 10 p.m. – 1 a.m.

Book a lane for up to eight guests. $100 includes unlimited bowling, shoe rentals, party favors, prizes and midnight toast.

Holiday Inn Resort
2223 Canada Street
Lake George, NY
Reservations (518)668-5781

Enjoy a family buffet at TR’s Restaurant on New Year’s Eve, 5 – 10 p.m.. Dinner starts with a salad bar, chowder, bruschetta bar and all-you-can-eat little neck clams. Entrees include beef carving station and pasta station served with side dishes. Finish with an assortment of desserts. Special children’s buffet offered 5 – 8 p.m.

Adults $27 | Children (12 and younger) special buffet $10

Tax and gratuity additional

The New Year’s Eve party kicks of at 9 p.m. with live music and includes midnight Champagne toast. Kid-friendly activities include face painting, arts & crafts, games, make-your-own sundae and cookie decorating.

Lake George Steamboat Company
57 Beach Road
Lake George, NY
(518)668-5777
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The Steamboat Company is closing out its bicentennial year with two New Year’s Eve cruises aboard the Lac du Saint Sacrement. If the lake is frozen (which, at this writing, doesn’t look likely) events will be held dockside. These cruises usually sell out, so don’t delay in reserving your spot if you want to ring out the year on the lake.

 New Year’s Eve Dinner Cruise

The early dinner cruise boards at 4:30 p.m. and sails 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The menu includes roast beef, chicken Normandy, pasta with a Vermont cheddar sauce and tortilla crusted tilapia. Steamed broccoli, au gratin potatoes, rolls and butter accompany the entrees. Dinner is topped off with Chocolate mousse cake for dessert. At 7 p.m., the ship will hold a mock New Year’s Eve countdown. If the lake is frozen (which, at this writing, doesn’t look likely) events will be held dockside. Reserve tickets here.

Adults $60 | Seniors (65+) $55 | Children (3 – 11) $25

New Year’s Eve Party Cruise

Boarding begins at 9:15p.m. The Saint sails 10 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Hors d’oeuvres, salad bar, prime rib, apricot chicken Dijon, baked seafood cakes and savory side dishes are on the menu. Tickets include two free drinks for adults and Champagne toast at midnight. Reserve tickets here.

Adults $125 | Seniors (65+) $125 | Children (3 – 11) $50

New Year's Day in Lake George

New Year's Day Lake George

2018 Lake George New Year’s Day Polar Plunge
Shepard Park Beach, Canada Street
Lake George, NY
Contact: Linda Duffy, Duffy’s Tavern, (518)668- 5323

For more than 40 years, the new year in Lake George has begun with the New Year’s Day Polar Plunge. More than 1,000 plungers rush into the lake to wash away the old year. The carnival-like atmosphere attracts hundreds of spectators as well. To join the fun, register at Duffy’s Tavern on Lower Amherst Street Dec. 31, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. or Jan. 1 beginning at 10:30 a.m. The first wave of plungers go in at 1 p.m. Cost to register is $10. All proceeds from the event benefit the volunteer fire companies that assist with the plunge and the Springfield Shriner’s Hospital for Children.

Lake George Shoreline Cruises
2 Kurosaka Lane
Lake George, NY
9518)668-4644

Shoreline has two Frostbite Cruises scheduled aboard the Adirondac for New Year’s Day. The first cruise embarks at noon; the second at 2:30 p.m. The 1 ½ hour cruises include hearty hors d’oeuvres, drink tickets, live music and admission the Frostbite Cruise After Party at King Neptune’s Pub. Reserve tickets here.

Adults (21+) $40 | Guests ages 13 – 20 $29

King Neptune’s Pub

Frostbite Cruise After Party
1 Kurosaka Lane
Lake George, NY
(518)668-2017

The Frostbite Cruise After Party runs from noon to 10 p.m. at King Neptune’s Pub. Jonathan Newell Band takes the stage at 1 p.m.; Shorty Long & The Jersey Horns are on at 4 p.m.

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New Year’s Day Brunch Cruise
57 Beach Road
Lake George, NY
(518)668-5777

Boarding begins at 11 a.m. The Saint sails noon to 2:15 p.m. The brunch menu includes traditional breakfast items — eggs, Texas French toast, bacon and sausage, along with seafood, chicken, pasta, baked ham, rolls and butter. Reserve tickets here.
Adults $60 | Seniors (65+) $55 | Children (3 – 11) $25