The Tannen-Boom is back for its third year!

(PLATTSBURGH- Friday January 25th 2024) - The City of Plattsburgh will be hosting the third annual Tannen-Boom! winter celebration and community bonfire event at the Plattsburgh City Beach on Saturday February 24th, 2024. The event will kick off at 2:30PM and close out at 5:30PM. The Tannen-Boom brings together our community to celebrate winter in the North Country through local food, drinks, music and winter activities. This event is free and open to the public. An inclement weather date has been set for Saturday March 2, 2024.


Winter Fun for All

This year’s event will have a large walled-in tent, courtesy of Party Plus Rentals, for attendees to warm up, if needed. A beer garden (21+) hosted by Old Soul Design Studio will be serving up local brews, and free hot chocolate will be provided thanks to McDonalds. Eagle Country Radio is back for its third year to DJ the event and many local winter recreation enthusiasts like Ephemer ADK, The Strand Center for the Arts and the Plattsburgh Arts Coalition will be providing activities for kids!


Of course, there is plenty to do outside! Grab some tasty food at Tammy’s Lunchbox food truck or a hot coffee at High Peaks Brew. Weather and snow permitting, our Public Works staff are building an epic sledding hill! The City encourages residents to bring their snowshoes, cross country skis or just their snow boots and take a walk along the trails at the City Beach. Stay warm by many of the small fires until the Tannen-BOOM! is lit, shortly after the event starts.

Safety Information

Plattsburgh Police, Fire and Public Works teams will be on site to monitor the safety and security of this event. The public is advised to abide by safety protocol issued from city personnel and ensure that children are with their parents/guardians at all times.

Parking Information

Event attendees will be directed to park in the North Parking lot (formally the Crete Center lot) and use the sidewalk to access the event. Vehicles with handicap parking permits will be permitted to use the Beach Parking lot. Only authorized vehicles will have access to the Beach parking lot and lawn. No parking fees are enforced for this event.

Environmental Information

The City of Plattsburgh has worked closely with the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to ensure this event is in compliance with their strict environmental regulations.


The bonfire will be lit for approximately 2.5 hours and will be closely monitored by the City's Fire Chief and firefighter personnel. Approximately several dozen trees will be burned for this event. The DEC does not prohibit having ceremonial bonfires.


The City of Plattsburgh is thankful to Brennan Buick GMC, Schluter Systems, and SeaComm for sponsoring this event as well as Party Plus Event Rentals, McDonalds and Eagle Country 99.3 Radio for providing in kind donations for this event.


To stay up to date on event information visit or the City’s event on Facebook. If you are a local organization that would like to get involved with this event, please email or call 518-536-7526.