"An Evening to Remember" Alzheimer's Benefit Gala

December 3rd, 2014

Triphammer Wines & Spirits will host the 8th annual “An Evening to Remember” event to benefit the Alzheimer's Association of Central New York on Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014 from 5:30-9:00pm. The gala will be held in the Grand Ballroom of the Trip Hotel Ithaca (formerly the Clarion Hotel), located at One Sheraton Drive, Ithaca NY. 100% of ticket and auction proceeds from this event will go directly to the Alzheimer's Association of CNY. The event will once again offer guests extensive food and wine tastings from local restaurants and wineries, as well as a beer garden with a variety of craft beers. There will also be both a live and on-line silent auction, and live music by local talent. For more information including partners, sponsors, auction items, ticket purchases, and opportunities to get involved, please visit the event website at . Please like and share the event Facebook page as well to help spread the word,

Claire Lynch Band Holiday Concert at La Tourelle

December 4th, 2014

Winter Village Bluegrass season begins in December this year when the Claire Lynch Band returns to La Tourelle for a special holiday and CD release concert on Thursday, December 4. All of the photos on the CD cover were shot at La Tourelle during their Winter Village Bluegrass Festival appearance last January. The band will also be performing cuts from their Dear Sister recording, featuring Claire's original Civil War song, Dear Sister, voted as Song of the Year in 2014 by the International Bluegrass Music Association. Join us for a festive evening of great music and holiday cheer. Special overnight packages are available, with a room & breakfast starting at $125.00! Call the front desk at (607) 273-2734 to reserve your room for a great night of sleep after an evening of bluegrass.

A Sense of Place: Finger Lakes Wines and the World Wine Pairing Series

December 5th, 2014

Each wine we drink has a story to tell: A story about the region from which it comes, the vineyard in which it’s grown, and the winemaker who creates it. The Finger Lakes wine making story spans over 150 years and is in the midst of a new exciting chapter. Join us for a special monthly wine tasting series where you will discover the sense of place associated with a sampling of Finger Lakes wine compared with similar varietals and styles from all around the world. Those who do will walk away with a greater appreciation of the wines of our special region, as well as other classic winemaking regions around the globe. The event is hosted by by Laura Winter Falk owner of Experience! The Finger Lakes. Laura holds a doctorate in nutrition, is a member of the Guild of Sommeliers, and is known for her fun and engaging presentations on food and wine. Held at La Tourelle Resort and Spa the first Friday of the month from 5-6pm, this is a unique opportunity to enjoy some fabulous wines and walk away with an enhanced understanding of world wines. 2014 Dates: March 7 April 4 May 2 June 6 July 4 Aug 1 Sept 5 Oct 10 Nov 7 Dec 5 Cost: $5 per person, Guests of La Tourelle are free of charge Time: 5-6pm Location: The Bistro at La Tourelle Resort and Spa. Transportation to/from the event is not provided. Contact: Experience! The Finger Lakes at 607-233-4818 or

Cayuga Lake Wine Trail's Holiday Shopping Spree

December 5th, 2014

December 5-7 Friday, 1:00PM-5:00PM Saturday, 10:00AM-6:00PM Sunday, 10:00AM–5:00PM Experience the Holidays with all the hustle and bustle here at our annual Holiday Shopping Spree event. Take home a souvenir wineglass, a grapevine wreath, a unique specialized ornament from each winery, plus holiday recipe cards. Special to our holiday trail event is our Shopper’s Discount Card that can be used at each winery during the weekend for all those great wine buys. Visit these 4 wineries on Friday, Six Mile Creek, Long Point, King Ferry or Montezuma wineries to start your weekend plans early. On Saturday visit King Ferry and Long Point wineries at a special time, 9:00am. All 17 wineries will participate in the event the rest of the weekend. Participants will be eligible to win one of our Grand Prizes from Cayuga Lake Wine Trail Season Pass for 2015, Holiday Inn in Auburn, LaTourelle Hotel, Spa & Bistro in Ithaca and S&S Limousine. Advance: Single ticket, $40.00, Couple ticket, $60.00 DD Tickets: Single ticket $35.00, Couple Ticket $55.00 At the door: Single ticket, $45.00, Couple ticket, $65.00 upon availability Please add 8% sales tax to all orders and a handling fee to all mail in orders.

Eastman Evening Concert

December 5th, 2014

Join Eastman School of Music students for a 20-minute concert followed by a question and answer session in the Caterpillar Atrium. The story of Babar the elephant will be performed by musical artists Orlando Diaz and Aaron Bigelstein. Included with general admission fees.

The Inns of Aurora "Heart & Hands Wine Company Dinner"

December 6th, 2014

Join us for an exclusive dinner at Rowland House ! 6:30pm $125++/person Reservations please. 315 364-8888

Play Pals Exhibit Opening Weekend

December 6th, 2014 - December 7th, 2014

 Explore the history of dolls, action figures, toy soldiers, plush animals, and other toys of the imagination. Role-play in a life-size dollhouse, go on adventures at the action figure play station, and tend to teddy bears and other stuffed animals at the teddy bear check-up area. Cozy up next to your pal and enjoy interactive musical performances by Billy Kelly, nationally recognized children’s performer, on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and Sunday at 1 and 2:30 p.m. Kelly’s “I’m Thinking of an Animal” video series appears on PBS stations nationwide, including Rochester’s WXXI. Included with general museum admission fees. 

Wassail Bowl & Sale

December 6th, 2014

The Wassail Bowl Committee of the Geneva Historical Society will present the 46th annual Wassail Bowl and Sale on Saturday, December 6, from 10am to 2pm at The Presbyterian Church, 24 Park Place in Geneva. This is a great opportunity to get fresh wreaths and greens for the holiday, including kissing balls, table decorations and tree ornaments. Handcrafted items, baked goods, attic treasures and gently used Christmas decorations will also be sold. Wassail, a traditional spiced cider, will be available for tasting at the event. The Wassail Bowl Committee is also sponsoring a Wassail Bowl raffle. Raffle tickets are $1 each or 12 tickets for $10 and are available at the Historical Society office at 543 South Main Street or at the Wassail Bowl sale. Admission to the Wassail Bowl and Sale is free of charge. All proceeds benefit the Geneva Historical Society. For further information about this event, please call the Society office at 315-789-5151.

Iroquois White Corn Project Open House & Corn Cook-Off

December 6th, 2014

Shop differently this holiday season. Give the gift of delicious and healthy non-GMO Iroquois White Corn, the same corn that sustained the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) people for at least 1,400 years. Come to our Iroquois White Corn Open House from 11 am – 3 pm. All three White Corn Products will be for sale, as well as Corn merchandise and gorgeous original Native art works. And, cook something Amaize-ing for our first ever Corn Cook-Off competition. Free to enter, but registration is required. Visit

The Inns of Aurora "Fundamentals of Soup Cooking Class"

December 9th, 2014

Learn to make chowder, broth and cream-based soups ! 6:00-8:30pm $75/person Reservations please. 315-364-8888


December 9th, 2014

December 9-14, 2014 Tickets: On Sale Now Prices: Starting at $32.50 Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA is the Tony Award®- winning Broadway musical from the creators of The Sound of Music and South Pacific that’s delighting audiences with its contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love—the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more—plus some surprising new twists! Be transported back to your childhood as you rediscover some of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible” and “Ten Minutes Ago,” in this hilarious and romantic Broadway experience for anyone who’s ever had a wish, a dream... or a really great pair of shoes. Show Schedule: Tuesday - 7:30pm Wednesday - 7:30pm Thursday - 7:30pm Friday - 8:00pm Saturday - 2:00pm & 8:00pm Sunday - 1:00pm & 6:30pm For more information, visit To purchase tickets online, go to

The Burns Sisters

December 12th, 2014

After a recent tour to Ireland, the Burns sisters return to Ithaca with their annual holiday concert of original songs and favorite seasonal selections from cultures around the world. A long time staple in national folk music circles, these local singer-songwriters have performed on several tours with folk-legend Arlo Guthrie. Their graceful, lilting harmonies blend their own brand of folk, rock, and blues with social and political activism.

Ice Wars National Ice Carving

December 12th, 2014

This is the opportunity to watch this great carving event while celebrating the winter season in all your winter attire. Lounge with a glass of beer or wine from the outdoor bar during this event. The entire family is welcome but you must be 21 or older to purchase an alcoholic beverage.

The Burns Sisters

December 13th, 2014

After a recent tour to Ireland, the Burns sisters return to Ithaca with their annual holiday concert of original songs and favorite seasonal selections from cultures around the world. A long time staple in national folk music circles, these local singer-songwriters have performed on several tours with folk-legend Arlo Guthrie. Their graceful, lilting harmonies blend their own brand of folk, rock, and blues with social and political activism.

5th Annual Downtown Chowder Cook-Off

December 13th, 2014

Over twenty restaurants will compete for the coveted Chowder Cup. Vegetarian, seafood, and meat chowders are available for hungry patrons. Local and regional wineries pair with the Finger Lakes Cheese trail to bring you this new winter event of tasty delights.

Biggest Little Office Party

December 13th, 2014

BIGGEST LITTLE OFFICE PARTY Glenora Wine Cellars 5435 State Route 14, Dundee, NY 14837 800.243.5513 ~ December 13th, 2014 - 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. $50.00 / per person plus tax & gratuity 5:00-6:00pm – Cocktail Hour 6:00-7:00pm – Dinner is Served 7:00-10:00pm – DJ and Dancing Starters Spinach Salad sliced pear, First Light chevre, pomegranate vinaigrette or Buttercup Squash Soup curried apples & crème fraiche Entrees Choose one of the following Bavette Steak bacon Brussel hash, thyme potato gratin, red onion marmalade, port wine demi glace Pan Seared Faroe Island Salmon ginger fig cous cous, butternut squash puree, wild mushrooms, pistachio butter Moroccan Chicken airline breast, jeweled rice, Picholine olives, apricots, Marcona almonds Pan Seared Celeriac Fillets cornmeal cinnamon dusted cauliflower duet, elderberry jam Dessert Bar Showcase Croquembouche Duo Gingerbread Marshmallow Cupcakes Santa’s Chocolate Cupcakes Chocolate Madelines Apple Cider Caramels Peppermint Fudge Peanut Butter Fudge Please call for reservations ~ 800-243-5513

Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker

December 15th, 2014

Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker December 15, 2014 @ 7:30pm Tickets: On Sale Now Price: $31 - $105 Moscow Ballet’s spectacular Great Russian Nutcracker is the must-see event this holiday season! Celebrate the beloved Christmas tradition with the whole family as 40 world-class Russian artists bring this charming classic to life. The New York Times raves “Knock Out!” Experience Tchaikovsky’s master score this Christmas with the magic of larger than-life-puppets, a growing Christmas Tree and super-sized Matrushka dolls! More at To purchase tickets online, visit

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas

December 17th, 2014

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis December 17, 2014 @ 7:30pm Tickets: On Sale Now Price: $35.00, $50.00, $60.00, $70.00 - MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER CHRISTMAS by Chip Davis has been America’s favorite holiday tradition and this year marks the 30th Anniversary of the group’s annual tour. Grammy Award winner Chip Davis has created a show that features the beloved Christmas music of Mannheim Steamroller along with dazzling multimedia effects performed in an intimate setting. The spirit of the season comes alive with the signature sound of Mannheim Steamroller music. Join in the 30th Anniversary celebration of Mannheim Steamroller Christmas. Don’t miss this ultimate holiday tradition from the #1 Christmas music artist in history! For more information, visit To purchase tickets online, go to

The Fresh Beat Band: Greatest Hits Live

December 18th, 2014

The Fresh Beat Band: Greatest Hits Live December 18, 2014 @ 6:30pm Tickets: On Sale 9/5 Price: $30.50, $40.50, $50.50 $150 VIP Package (sold online only) includes Meet & Greet Photo Opportunity, Fresh Beat Band Party Gift & Fresh Beat Band VIP Laminate! The Fresh Beat Band, Nickelodeon’s preschool music group and stars of the hit Emmy Award-winning TV series of the same name, are bringing an all new concert to cities across the U.S. The Fresh Beat Band Greatest Hits Live features Kiki (Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer), Shout (Thomas Hobson), Marina (Tara Perry), and Twist (Jon Beavers) performing in this brand new production featuring new hit songs such as “Walk Like an Egyptian” along with fan favorites from their live-action TV show and recent albums. The band will perform all of their biggest hits that teach preschoolers about music appreciation and how to express their feelings through movement, song and instrumental music. Fresh Beat Band Party packages, which include a meet and greet with The Fresh Beat Band will be available. To purchase tickets online, visit

Joyful Adornments OPEN HOUSE 4-8pm

December 19th, 2014

Send Mr. Santa with your list! We'll have food, free gift wrapping, Santa ornaments and plenty of surprises and door prizes!! (no First Friday in December)

Reindeer Run

December 20th, 2014

Sprint over to The Strong and get into the action at the third annual Reindeer Run, a unique, family-friendly foot race. Produced by YellowJacket Racing and sponsored by Fleet Feet Sports, the all-ages run is downtown Rochester’s only winter 5K event and includes a half-mile kids’ race. Fees apply.

LEGO Castle Adventure® School-Break Week

December 20th, 2014 - January 4th, 2015

Description: Explore the LEGO Castle Adventure® exhibit, featuring LEGO models of real-world castles created by LEGO Master Builders. Train like a knight in the jousting field, construct a virtual castle wall using 3-D computer technology, and admire royal furnishings including a decorative suit of armor—made entirely out of LEGO bricks. Get creative and construct your own paper brick to take home. Try your hand strategy games that have challenged people for centuries including Red Dragon, Nine Men’s Morris, puzzles, and an oversized game of chess.

New Year's Eve Bash at the Holiday Inn Elmira Riverview

December 31st, 2014

Ring in the New Year with the Holiday Inn Elmira Riverview! New Year's Eve Bash Help us ring in the New Year by joining us on December 31, 2014 at the Holiday Inn Elmira Riverview. It is certainly going to be the biggest New Year's Eve Bash around! Priced at $225.00 per couple including tax and gratuities, you can't beat the value of our New Year's Eve Party! Please note: Must be 21 & over Packages Include: Overnight Accommodations A Buffet Dinner with Carver Open bar from 9pm to 1am Champagne Toast at Midnight Dancing to the music of the Sam Pallet Band ALL TAX AND GRATUITIES INCLUDED ---------------------------------------------------------------- Rock 'N Roll and Ringing in the New Year! Looking for something a little different? Join local band Suspect at Anthony's Lounge inside the Holiday Inn Elmira for "Rock 'N' Roll and Ringing in the New Year!" $10/person or $15/couple Live Music, Party Favors, Drink Special And more! ---------------------------------------------------------------- For more information on either of the above options or to make reservations, call 607-734-0402

The Inns of Aurora "New Year's Eve Dinner"

December 31st, 2014

Select four gourmet courses and enjoy live music ! 5:00-10:00 $100++/person Reservations please. 315-364-8888

New Years Eve 2014 at Glenora Wine Cellars

December 31st, 2014

Enjoy an evening of dining and dancing at Veraisons Restaurant and the Inn at Glenora Wine Cellars

Overnight stay includes (2 people):

          Bottle of Brut in room

Tasting coupons for the Retail shop

          NYE hats & favors

          Open Bar for 3 hours from 9pm-12am

Late Night Snacks from 10:30pm-12:30am

Champagne Toast at Midnight

          Breakfast Buffet from 8-11am

Late Check~out of 12pm


Vintners Guestroom: $279.00 (additional guests $80.00 per person)

Deluxe Guestroom: $319.00  

Select Guestroom: $359.00

Cottage: $589.00 for 4 people (additional guests $110.00 per person)



Lounge open from 4pm-1am

Appetizer Menu available from 4-6pm (menu pricing)

Dinner served from 6-8pm, reservations only. Regular and Tasting Menu available (menu pricing)

DJ will play Dinner Music from 6-9pm and then Dancing Music from 9pm-12:30am  

Balloon Drop at Midnight



For Reservations call 1-800-243-5513 -