Lake Placid and High Peaks Resort Ring In Magic and Tradition With Historic Yule Log Hunt, Holiday Village Stroll

Sep 22, 2011, 08:22 ET from High Peaks Resort

LAKE PLACID, N.Y., Sept. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- This December, the historic Yule Log Hunt returns to Lake Placid and High Peaks Resort for the first time in 50 years.  In addition, the Village of Lake Placid will be dressed for the holidays with its annual Holiday Stroll down Main Street.

On Saturday, December 10th, High Peaks Resort's Yule Log Hunt & Ceremony will glimpse into the past and toast the future.  According to Lori Fitzgerald, High Peaks' Director of Marketing, historic records show the Lake Placid Yule Log tradition began in 1911 and continued until the 1950s.  Part of the tradition was sharing pieces of the Lake Placid Log with other communities so they could begin their own ceremony; Palmer Lake, near Pikes Peak, Colorado, was one such community, which received their Yule Log splinter from Lake Placid in 1934.  Now, the ceremony returns as Lake Placid receives a piece of the Palmer Lake Log to close the circle and restart its own tradition.

"This is exciting that our famous symbol of peace, good will and community spirit has come full circle back to Lake Placid," said Fitzgerald.

The Yule Log Hunt begins with the bugle sounding at 4 p.m. from High Peaks Resort.  From there, whoever finds the Log first rides it back to Mid's Park on Main Street, where it will be ceremoniously burned to celebrate the season.

Amid twinkling lights and festive music, from December 9 - 11, Lake Placid's Holiday Stroll features music, shopping and dining specials, children's activities, strolling carolers and crafts.  Highlights include a free skating party and rentals at Lake Placid Olympic Center; Santa's arrival by fire truck; free holiday movies in the old-fashioned movie theatre, and a holiday performance at Lake Placid Center for the Arts.

In celebration, High Peaks Resort is featuring a Holiday Village Stroll Weekend:

  • Two nights deluxe accommodations for up to four, December 9 - 11
  • $50 Resort credit at the Resort's restaurants or Aveda Spa
  • 50 'Lake Placid Shopping Dollars' to use at participating shops, all within walking distance

Rates start at $179 per person, double occupancy.  For reservations, contact 518-523-4411, 800-755-5598, or visit and mention "YULE".   Offer may not be combined with other promotions; based on availability.    

SOURCE High Peaks Resort