Holiday Decorating Contest


The Village of Champlain will once again be holding its Holiday House Decorating Contest.  Judging will be held December 18th through December 22th, 2023.  Residents are asked to turn their lights on by 5 p.m. each night of judging. The winners will be announced in January and results will be posted on our Village website and in the Plattsburgh Press Republican.





Sunday, Dec. 17th @ 3-4 p.m.

Champlain Meeting House

Come join us in listening to some vinyl of holiday music across the decades. Refreshments will be available. Free and all are welcome.




Children and their families are invited!

11:00 am to 12:30 pm @ Champlain Meeting House: Christmas Crafts for children to make (FREE) with hot chocolate and treats.

12:30 pm: Annual Candy Cane Hunt at the Playground across the road.

Volunteers are welcome and candy cane donations accepted.

Stay in the area to see Santa arrive around 4:30 pm down the road at Paquette Par with the Gazebo. More delicious treats and goodies from Santa himself along with some caroling and the annual tree lighting.




Village of Champlain Holiday Fest

Saturday, Dec. 9th @ 4:30 p.m.

Paquette Park, Main St., Champlain

Join us for our Annual Tree Lighting, hot cocoa and a visit from Santa!















1-2 p.m.:  Artist Lynda Mussen at the Samuel de Champlain History Museum

2-3 p.m.: Artist Isabelle Gauthier at the Champlain Meeting House




SUNDAY, APRIL 16TH @ 1:30 p.m.

Champlain Meeting House



WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19TH @ 5:30 p.m.

Champlain Memorial Library





The Village of Champlain will once again be holding its Holiday House Decorating Contest.

Judging will be held December 19th through December 21st.  Residents are asked to turn their lights on by 5 p.m. each night of judging.

The winners will be posted on our Village website and Facebook page.





Parade of Lights & Tree Lighting

Sat. Dec. 3rd starting at 6:00 p.m.


Join us to watch the parade of lights on the Village streets followed by the annual tree lighting in Paquette Park.

 Santa will be handing out gifts to all the children. Free hot chocolate.








"Village of Champlain Turkey Trot Fun Run

Nov. 24th   2022 @ 9:00 a.m."



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Saturday, July 2nd.

10:00 a.m.

Champlain Community Garden

Maiden Lane, Champlain NY


We are building an outdoor classroom by the community garden overlooking the Great Chazy River.

This classroom will be used to host a children's garden club, outdoor cooking classes, and plein air art much more!

This first event will begin the process of creating this classroom with the help of our community's children and families.

Come by and hear what it is all about, see what our plans are, and help begin the gardens.



Bill Earl Park

River Street, Champlain NY


The Village of Champlain Fun Run series will begin on July 10th at 5 pm.

Events will continue on July 24, August 7 and 21, all at 5 pm.

Children ages up to 16 can participate.

Runners who participate in 3 of the 4 runs will earn a tee-shirt at the last run event.

The August 21 run event will be held at the Champlain Playground where we will hold a celebration with a potluck meal.

Registration forms are located at the Village office and on the Champlain Kids Connected FB group page.

When attending, please arrive 10 minutes earlier than the 5:00 race time so there is no traffic on the road. Volunteers are welcome to support and supervise the run course.





The Village of Champlain is accepting applications for Kayak Rack space at the River Street boat launch in the Village of Champlain. Preference will be given to Village of Champlain residents. Remaining spaces will be offered on a first come, first serve basis to non-residents. Bolts are available to help secure kayaks, but users must supply their own lock.

Please contact the Village office at 518-298-4152 for more information and to request an application.



Town of Champlain Swim Program


The Town of Champlain is once again offering a summer swim program.  Due to renovations being done to the NCCS High School Pool, the swim program will take place at the Chazy Central Rural School.  The program is available to students residing in the Town of Champlain (including Villages of Champlain and Rouses Point), who attended K-5th as of the 2021-2022 school year.  Weeks, sessions, and times will be assigned on a first come first serve basis as there is limited availability. Only sign up for one session per child.  The program will include both instruction and free time. The instruction is based on the Red Cross, Learn to Swim Program.


Please click here for application and more information





Champlain Celebrates Earth Day & Arbor Day

April 30th

Champlain Meeting House,11175 Rt. 9, Champlain NY


10:00 a.m. Village Wide Cleanup: Participants will meet and be assigned an area to clean up. Bags and gloves will be provided.


12:00 Childrens Crafts: Seed Pot and Birdhouse


1:00  Tree Planting in the playground area and 100 small trees given away


Knights of Columbus Senior Dinner


When: Sunday, April 24th at 4:00 p.m.

Where: Champlain Catholic Men's Club

                 3 Oak Street, Champlain, NY

Cost:      Free to Seniors 65+


The Senior Dinner sponsored by the Champlain Knights of Council #3525 and the Catholic Daughter's Court Lily of the Mohawk is taking place on Sunday, April 24th at 4:00 p.m. at the Champlain Catholic Men's Club.


The menu is ham dinner with all the fixings. Dinner free to Seniors 65+


The event is open to Seniors 65+ residing in the Village of Champlain and Rouses Point and the Town of Champlain, as well as members of Council #3525, the Catholic Daughters and their spouses.


Please RSVP to Gloria Tetreault, prior to April 18, 2022 at 518-298-8789.

When RSVPing, please indicate whether you will be dining in or taking out.






Introductory Classes for Seniors


Beginning Yoga                          Monday, April 11 @ 11:30 am

                                                          Monday, April 18 @ 11:30 am


Tai Chi                                            Thursday, April 28 @ 1:00 pm

                                                          Thursday, May 5 @ 1:00 pm


Line Dancing                               Tuesday, May 10 @ 1:00 pm

                                                          Tuesday, May 17 @ 1:00 pm



Location: Champlain Meeting House, 11175 Route 9, Champlain NY


*Classes designed for all ability levels. Snacks served.


*Free of Charge


*Grant funded by the Clinton Count Office for the Aging


Questions?  Call the Village of Champlain office at 518-298-4152






International Slow Art Day 2022: Roxham Road by Photographer Bill McDowell


Saturday, April 2nd  at 1 p.m.

Champlain Meeting House


Bill began to photograph at Roxham Road in June 2017. In the years since he has been drawn to make photographs that can be considered poetic documents; contemplative photographs influenced by cultural and historical readings, by spending considerable time at Roxham Road, by his experience having grown up in the North Country, and by witnessing the continued affront of racialization in the United States.




Board Game Day

Sunday, March 20, 222

1:00 p.m.

Champlain Meeting House

11175 Route 9, Champlain NY


Come join us for a board game or two. Bring your own or try one we have on hand.

Free & Open to the Public



Champlain Author Visit: Mark Barie

Thursday, April 7th, 2022

6:30 p.m.

Champlain Meeting House

11175 Route 9, Champlain, NY


Come listen to author Mark Barie speak about his new book " The Commodore and the Powder Monkey": A story about a young lady, disguised as a boy, serving on the Commodores flagship during the War of 1812.




PBS Kids Library Playdate: Explore the Outdoors

Tuesday, Feb. 22nd at 10 a.m.

Champlain Memorial Library




Children's Book Club

Sunday, Feb. 20th from 2-3 p.m.

Champlain Memorial Library


Open to children grades 3 through 8 interested in joining an informal book club.

We will discuss our last book from November and choose our next book to talk about in March.

For anyone new, we will also

1. Discuss the program

2. Create a book list of all interests

3. Set a schedule (monthly)

Parents are welcome to join and share ideas



Village of Champlain House Decorating Contest Judging took place last week and the winners have been selected:

1st Place goes to Neil and Beth Walker at 54 Oak Street.

2nd Place goes to Clarence & Sharon Patrie at 735 Prospect Street.

3rd Place goes the Steve and Heidi Lincourt at 44 Spruce Street.


 Congratulations to these participants and a big “Thank You” to all of the Village residents who put up their lights and decorations this year, making our Village a festive place for the holiday season.



Village of Champlain Holiday Celebration


Sunday, December 12th


Paquette Park

5:00 p.m. : Tree Lighting Ceremony

                        Gifts from Santa

                         Hot Cocoa and Treats


6:30 p.m. Parade of Lighted Vehicles

Starting at the Kimpex building on Elm Street

traveling on Church Street , Main Street and Elm Street.



Holiday Decorating Contest


The Village of Champlain will once again be holding its Holiday House Decorating Contest.  Judging will be held December 12th through December 18th, 2021.  Residents are asked to turn their lights on by 5 p.m. each night of judging. The winners will be announced on Dec. 20th and results will be posted on our Village website and in the Plattsburgh Press Republican.



"Board Games for Adults"

Sunday, Nov. 7th

1:00 pm- 3 pm

Champlain Meeting House

11175 St. Rt. 9

Champlain NY 12919









Village of Champlain Trunk or Treat

October 30, 2021 at 2:00 p.m.

at the Village Playground



Cooking Classes For Teens

   A series of four cooking classes will be held for teens beginning Monday,August 9 at 2 pm at the Champlain Meeting House. Participants will learn how to prepare the dishes and then will be given the ingredients to take home to fix for their families. Free. Maximum of eight in the class.

  Call the Village office to sign up at 518-298-4152.



Saturday, June 19th

@ the playground Pavillion on Maiden Lane in the Village of Champlain

Hosted by Celtic Riley

10am will be ages 8 and up

11am will be ages 5 and up.


group 1, ages 8 and up:

watercolor and ink

1 point perspective abstract pattern


group 2. ages 5 and up

watercolor and ink



Classes are $10 per student per class.

Covid precautions will be followed: Social distancing, hand sanitizer, and everyone please wear a mask.




Music in the Park with Dave Miller

Where: Bill Earl Park, River Street, Champlain

When: Saturday, July 31st at 6:30 p.m.


Come enjoy a concert by the river in the Village of Champlain.

Bring a chair. Invite a friend.

Let’s celebrate a summer where we can gather.



Champlain Farmers Market

@ Paquette Park

Saturdays beginning July 17th

from 9 a.m.- noon