Crane Candelight Concert

The holiday concert tradition began in the 1930s at what was then the Crane Institute of Music at Potsdam Normal School, and has continued to grow in size and prestige over the years.
We here at Mountain Lake Public PBS recorded the concert and will televise it on Monday, December 17th at 9pm. We will also be sharing the Candlelight Concert nationally with PBS stations across the country.

Monday 12/17 at 9:00 pm

Sunday 12/23  at 3:00 pm

Monday 12/24 at 8:00 pm  (Last years concert will air at 9:00 pm.)

Tuesday 12/25 3:00 am

Christmas with The Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Celebrate Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and special guests Hugh Bonneville and Sutton Foster.

Airs Monday, December 17th at 10:00 pm and December 25th at 2:30 am.

Lidia Celebrates America: A Heartland Holiday Feast

Join Lidia for a tour of some amazing heartland cooking and the food of small town America at the holiday season.

Airs Tuesday, December 18th at 9:00 pm and Saturday, December 22nd at 1:00 pm.

Holiday Cooking Show Marathon

Get ready for the holidays with a marathon of great cooking shows.  Gets some tips, tricks and recipes on everything from Christmas cookies to main courses. Airs December 22nd from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Bing Crosby Rediscovered

Thirty-seven years after his death, Crosby remains the most recorded performer in history with nearly 400 hit singles, an achievement no one, not Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley or the Beatles, has come close to matching.

Airs Sunday December 23rd at 12:00 pm.

Great British Baking Show: Christmas Masterclass Marathon

Celebrate the holidays with Paul and Mary! Showcasing everyone’s festive favorites, Paul and Mary divulge in real detail how to make the perfect mince pies, Christmas pudding, and Christmas cake – as well as introducing some new tasty treats for the holiday season.

Watch the Christmas Master Class Specials from past seasons. Airs Sunday, December 23rd from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm.

Holidays at Hendricks

The Hendricks Chapel Choir under the direction of Dr. José “Peppie” Calvar with Dr. Anne Laver, University Organist, in collaboration with the Syracuse University Brass Ensemble directed by Dr. James T. Spencer, present Holidays at Hendricks annually in December. An ongoing CNY tradition, Holidays at Hendricks features guest ensembles from the Syracuse University’s Setnor School of Music. Guest ensembles have included the international award-winning Syracuse University Singers, under the direction of Dr. John Warren, and Syracuse University’s Vocal Jazz Ensemble, directed by Prof. Jeff Welcher, as well as the Syracuse University Women’s Choir and Concert Choir, directed by Dr. Hillary Ridgley and Peppie Calvar, respectively.

Airs Sunday, December 23 at 1:30 pm and Monday, December 24th at 3:00 am.

Liona Boyd: A Winter Fantasy

Enjoy the beautiful classic guitar of Liona Boyd in “A Winter Fantasy.” Perfect music to get you in the mood for the holiday season.

Airs Monday, December 24th at 10:00 pm.

Call the Midwife Holiday Special 2018

See what happens when a new nun and four Chinese orphans arrive unexpectedly at Nonnatus House, causing both joy and chaos for the midwives. Meanwhile, Mother Superior falls ill, and it’s time for a new spiritual leader to be elected.

Tune in Dec. 25 at 9:00.


European Christmas Markets

Discover European Christmas Markets, where the town center, market square, or just the sides of narrow, cobblestone streets come alive in the dark of winter with festively decorated wooden stalls offering hot wine, regional food, Christmas decorations, sweet confections, toys, regional crafts and local entertainment. Visit eight enchanting medieval and castle towns in Europe, learn of their history, see their Christmas markets, and celebrate the magic of the season. It is a time of community, conviviality and color. The show is made all the more delightful by the folk arrangements of Christmas carols recorded especially for the show by The Kingston Trio. The show will fill your senses with the warmth of the holiday season.

Airs Tuesday, December 25th at 11:00 pm.