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Everyone is looking to save a few dollars this holiday season and it doesn’t have to be black Friday to get the best deals in the Finger Lakes region! Visit the Holiday Happenings in the Finger Lakes page on to find the best deals this winter.

Finger Lakes Night Life

As the days get shorter and the nights get colder it seems to get a little harder to find a place to go after 5. Well look no further, there are plenty of places in the Finger Lakes to get out of the house to enjoy friends and family.

The up-and-coming craft brewery market in the Finger Lakes offers top quality beers past 5 at a number of locations. Nedloh Brewing in Bloomfield is open until 8 Wednesday through Saturday and features a variety of classic and experimental beers all year long. The Boathouse Beer Garden in Romulus brings together a number of Finger Lakes beers in one location. 24 taps pour the best of the Finger Lakes as late as 9 pm on Thursday and Friday.

Belhurst Winery, located on the northern banks of Seneca Lake in Geneva, is open until 8 daily the entire year. Belhurst also features two dining options: Edgar’s and "Stonecutter’s, both open until between 9 and 10, depending on the day of the week. Americana Vineyards is also open past 5 on nightly bases. Friday nights Americana features live music from 6-8pm, the rest of the week closing at 6pm. Americana Vineyards has an award winning wine for every palate, Americana was also a founding member of the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail.

Tioga Downs Casino and the Finger Lakes Gaming and Racetrack are two great options past 5 in the Finger Lakes. Tioga Downs Casino boasts 800 gaming machines and holds special slots tournaments; there are also five dining options to satisfy whatever taste you are craving. The Finger Lakes Gaming and Racetrack features over 1,500 gaming machines and other dining and entertainment options.

There are also a number of dining options throughout the region that will provide a great setting to enjoy those important to you; visit our dining page for a full list of options.

Eat Out for Thanksgiving and Miss the Clean-Up

The holidays are a time to celebrate friends and family, so you shouldn’t have to deal with the stress of cleaning, cooking and preparing for your loved ones. Let the organizations in the Finger Lakes do the work for you! The Inns of Aurora, Veraisons Restaurant at Glenora and the Holiday Inn Elmira are all holding Thanksgiving dinners.

The Inns of Aurora is holding a traditional buffet featuring classic dishes such as roast turkey and pecan pie. Seating will be from 11am – 3pm.

Veraisons Restaurant at Glenora, on the western shore of Seneca Lake, will hold their Thanksgiving Buffet from 11am – 4pm on Thanksgiving Day. Veraisons will be featuring traditional fixings like free range turkey, mashed potatoes and roasted vegetables as well as chef inspired creations like butternut squash mac & cheese and honey glazed sweet potato puree.

The Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet at the Holiday Inn in Elmira will run from 12pm – 4pm. This buffet boasts roast beef, ham, turkey and a number of side dishes and desserts.


Visit Rochester

Looking for big city culture with the accessibility and affordability of a small town? Look no further. There is no limit to what you can do in Rochester, NY! Known as the gateway to the Finger Lakes, enjoy first-class theatre and dance, live music, more than 100 family-friendly attractions, trendy boutiques and galleries, fresh farm-to-table cuisine and gourmet goodies, picturesque parks and scenery, world-renowned museums, craft brews, historic sites, sporting events, and SO MUCH MORE!

 The holiday season is brimming with excitement, from your favorite theatre and concert classics to sledding and ice skating, and a warm cup of cocoa. Add in your choice of boutique hotels and B&B’s or family-affordable large hotels with all the necessary amenities to rest and restore, start your adventure right here in Rochester. Your possibilities are limitless.


2016 Travel Guide Coming in January

Visit to reserve your 2016 Travel Guide now! The Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance Regional Travel Guide gives you all the information you need about the Finger Lakes region. Information about area accommodations, dining options, attractions and so much more can be found in this guide. To be one of the first to get the guide in 2016, click here and fill out the form. With plenty to do in every season in the Finger Lakes, plan your next trip with the Finger Lakes Regional Travel Guide.

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