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December Events

Celebrate the holidays in the Finger Lakes

Get in the Holiday Spirit at December events in the Finger Lakes

The hustle and bustle of the winter season is here. Take a moment for yourself to enjoy December events or give someone the gift of an experience here in the Finger Lakes! Our partners' are here to help make this holiday season a memory to last a lifetime. These December events in the Finger Lakes are sure to keep everyone merry and bright!

Check back often as more events are added throughout the year!

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Events for December 1, 2022 x
Art Explorers' Story Hour: Gingerbread

Free and open to pre-school age children and their caregivers |
Location: Art Lab (36 E. Market St.)

Children’s Librarian Sue McConnell reads beloved stories thematically linked to The Rockwell’s art collection. After, explore and socialize with games and activities, connecting little ones to authentic arts experiences through storytime and unplugged play. 

Attendees are invited to explore the Art Lab and The Rockwell Museum after Story Hour for free. 

Learn more >>

Gingerbread houses displayed on a table with gingerbread men garland, and a very large gingerbread house behind the table.
Gingerbread House Decorating Workshops

Children are invited to decorate gingerbread houses and enter them into the 13th Annual Judy Pipher Gingerbread Contest. All supplies are provided. Dates TBA.

Cayuga Museum of History & Art Presents Proof Positive
Cayuga Museum of History & Art Presents Proof Positive

This exhibit will explore the history of how wine, beer, cider and spirits are made in Cayuga County. Visitors to the exhibit will explore three themes: history, the process, and the impact. The history theme will explore the Temperance movement and Prohibition in Cayuga County, as well as Prohibition to the present, highlighting the rebirth of the industry through legislation and the current economic impact. The process theme will teach visitors the technical aspects of winemaking, brewing, distilling, and hop production through the stories and objects of local businesses.

Events for December 2, 2022 x
Cayuga Museum of History & Art Presents Proof Positive
Cayuga Museum of History & Art Presents Proof Positive

This exhibit will explore the history of how wine, beer, cider and spirits are made in Cayuga County. Visitors to the exhibit will explore three themes: history, the process, and the impact. The history theme will explore the Temperance movement and Prohibition in Cayuga County, as well as Prohibition to the present, highlighting the rebirth of the industry through legislation and the current economic impact. The process theme will teach visitors the technical aspects of winemaking, brewing, distilling, and hop production through the stories and objects of local businesses.

four people standing around a candlelit table
Yuletide in the Country Tours & Dinner

Join us again this year at GCV&M for our Yuletide in the Country Tours, coming up on December 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, and 17. As you explore the wintry village bedecked in holiday splendor you’ll be invited into vignettes that illuminate the link between today’s cherished holiday traditions and the cultural customs of generations that came before. Theatrical performances will represent the rich history and tradition that newcomers to the region would have shared throughout the 19th century. Highlights include a look at a Polish Christmas Eve Wigilia dinner, a Hanukkah celebration, and Watch Night festivities as presented by David Shakes and the North Star Players, and even a visit from that jolly old elf, St. Nick.

Events for December 3, 2022 x
Cayuga Museum of History & Art Presents Proof Positive
Cayuga Museum of History & Art Presents Proof Positive

This exhibit will explore the history of how wine, beer, cider and spirits are made in Cayuga County. Visitors to the exhibit will explore three themes: history, the process, and the impact. The history theme will explore the Temperance movement and Prohibition in Cayuga County, as well as Prohibition to the present, highlighting the rebirth of the industry through legislation and the current economic impact. The process theme will teach visitors the technical aspects of winemaking, brewing, distilling, and hop production through the stories and objects of local businesses.

four people standing around a candlelit table
Yuletide in the Country Tours & Dinner

Join us again this year at GCV&M for our Yuletide in the Country Tours, coming up on December 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, and 17. As you explore the wintry village bedecked in holiday splendor you’ll be invited into vignettes that illuminate the link between today’s cherished holiday traditions and the cultural customs of generations that came before. Theatrical performances will represent the rich history and tradition that newcomers to the region would have shared throughout the 19th century. Highlights include a look at a Polish Christmas Eve Wigilia dinner, a Hanukkah celebration, and Watch Night festivities as presented by David Shakes and the North Star Players, and even a visit from that jolly old elf, St. Nick.

Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes presents Not All Frozen Holiday Concert image
Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes presents Not All Frozen Holiday Concert

Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes presents

Not All Frozen Holiday Concert

Saturday, December 3, 2022 at 2:00pm

Tickets:
Adults: $50/$40/$20; College Students with ID: $10; Youth Under 18 FREE, thanks to the Anderson Foundation

Groups of 10 or more 10% discount – please inquire

For tickets and more information, call the Clemens Center box office at 607-734-8191 or 800-724-0159; or visit ClemensCenter.org.


Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes
Toshiyuki Shimada, Music Director & Conductor

Featuring
Laura Darrell, stage and screen actor/singer (Anna in Frozen Live)

With the Chorus of the Southern Finger Lakes
Ashley Sanford, soprano
Ivy Walz, mezzo soprano

Avner Finberg, composer
World premiere of Dances in Freygish, a medley of iconic Klezmer dances commissioned for Hanukkah

A delightful assortment of holiday music, this concert is a treat for all ages, with selections from:

Frozen Live

Mame

Manheim Steamroller

Hansel & Gretel

Godár’s Magnificat

Handel’s Messiah

’Twas the Night Before Christmas

Holiday Singalong

Sleigh Ride

Come early to hear the students from the Young People’s Orchestra perform in the upper lobby. For more information, visit OSFL.org or call the OSFL office at 607-936-2873.

Age Recommendation: All Ages

Sponsored by Hilliard Corporation

Dates/times/programs/protocols subject to change.

Holiday Concert feat. The Pickle Mafia
A Very Pickle Christmas

Ring in the holiday season with a visit from The Pickle Mafia, Rochester’s high energy piano power instrumental trio, as they deck BVT’s halls with their own take on Vince Guaraldi’s Charlie Brown Christmas music and other songs of the season.

Visit Santa
Visit Santa and Elf Jess @ The Olde Country Store and More

Who's ready for Santa?!
we are!!! 🙋‍♀️🎅📸

Once again Santa and Elf Jess will be at The Olde Country Store on December 4th and 5th from 10-4 both days.

Appointments for professional pictures can be booked with Jess directly.
Link for Saturday: https://book.usesession.com/s/iaCkY6BLX

Link for Sunday: https://book.usesession.com/s/zVXh6zu0p

If you just wish to visit with Santa and take your own pictures you may stop in at any point between 10 and 4. Please note that you may have to wait a few minutes until a booked session has finished with their visit.

Please note there will be plenty of time to visit with Santa regardless of the fact that you have an appointment or not.

Bethany Yarrow
LIVE MUSIC at Hunt Country Vineyards Bethany Yarrow & John Wieczorek Concert

In addition to tasty Hunt Country wines, Climbing Bines beer, an extensive offering of local picnic nibbles, and beautiful vineyard scenery, we offer LIVE MUSIC in our Tasting Room. 

Picnic items include local cheeses, salamis, ferments, olives, nuts, popcorn, pretzels, chips, crackers, specialty mustards, Hedonist chocolates, grape candy, etc...  We also offer local kombucha, bottled soda, iced teas, and sparkling water.  

Doors open at 6:30pm and concert begins at 7pm

Bethany Yarrow sings music of power and praise. She is a song keeper, earth activist, and student of the spiritual traditions of the Americas. A mesmerizing, dancing spirit with a powerful voice, she carries a living prayer for unity at the heart of her music.  

For the past few years, Bethany has devoted herself to translating a song cycle of traditional music for the Orixás, the great pantheon of Afro-Brazilian deities that embody the forces of nature, born in Brazil from the meeting of African archetypes, indigenous cosmologies and Judeo-Christian beliefs.  The songs are invocations and portals that unfold into beautiful pools of devotion and celebration.  They call on the healing forces of the wind, water, forest, fire, mineral and animal kingdoms.  The angels and the Holy Mother.  The White Moon, the Golden Sun, and all the guardians of sacred knowledge.  In creating singable translations that capture both the poetry and precise symbolism of the original Portuguese, the songs build a bridge of understanding and deeper reverence for these forces of nature, as well as the extraordinary cultures that birthed them.

John Wieczorek has studied contemporary, ethnic and electronic percussion for the last 35 years.  He has performed with improvisers throughout the United States and Europe.

"Singing these songs has kept me hopeful in these times", says Bethany. “Folkloric music contains the wisdom of the generations. It is a powerful river of song that connects us and can help dissolve prejudice, build bridges of understanding between cultures, and remind us of our shared responsibility to protect the Sacred and this beautiful Earth that we all call home.”

holiday shopping spree on cayuga lake
2022 Holiday Shopping Spree- December Weekend

Holiday Shopping Spree is back and ready to make you the thrifty multi-tasker that you are! Treat yourself while shopping for others and cross items off your gift list as you sample before you buy. Save money with your Holiday Shoppers Card. You'll get a souvenir wine glass, a souvenir ornament, wine and food pairings, a digital recipe book, and $5 off a $35 wine purchase at every single winery!

 

Here’s a quick rundown on this event:

  • The event weekend is December 4 and 4 from 10 am to 5 pm.
  • Tickets are sold as singles and couples for either Saturday,  Sunday, or one full weekend and are ONLY good for the chosen date/weekend. They cannot be used for a date other than the one specified on your order.
  • Ticket prices are the following:
        • Single Saturday: $60 (+ tax and service fees)
        • Couple Saturday: $110 (+ tax and service fees)
        • Single DD Saturday:  $30 (+ tax and service fees)
  • Even though this event is sold as single and couple tickets, it is still a SEATED event. Tables seat 4 people, so you may be sitting with other folks. If you’re traveling with more than 4 people, you may be split up into different tables. Parties over 12 are prohibited.
  • Even though this event is sold as single and couple tickets, this event still comes with an itinerary to follow. The one-day ticket includes 6 of the 12 participating wineries. The full weekend ticket includes all 12 wineries- 6 on Saturday and 6 on Sunday.
  • Multiple itineraries are available to choose from. Quantities of each are limited and cannot be increased.
  • You must stick to your chosen itinerary: Early or late arrivals at each winery will only be accommodated if space permits. You also cannot stray from your purchased itinerary. If you aren’t on their list, they will not allow you in.
  • A one-day ticket includes 6 wineries, with food and wine samples served at each.
    • This ticket also includes one souvenir wine glass per person, plus a souvenir ornament per ticket, and a digital recipe book. Oh, and the Shopper’s card featuring $5 off a $35 wine purchase good at each winery.
  • A full weekend ticket includes 12 wineries, 6 on Saturday and 6 on Sunday, with food and wine samples served at each.
    • This ticket also includes one souvenir wine glass per person, plus a souvenir ornament per ticket, and a digital recipe book. Oh, and the Shopper’s card featuring $5 off a $35 wine purchase good at each winery.
  • Wineries reserve the right to refuse service to intoxicated customers, or those arriving too far outside (or inside) of their designated time slot.
  • Visit Cayugawinetrail.com to see packages that have been created that include event tickets
Santa in his Crystal House
Sparkle presented by First Heritage FCU

The 47th annual Sparkle presented by First Heritage FCU returns for 2022!

As a child, did you ever shake a snow globe and marvel at the magical scene within-of snow swirling around a winter wonderland? That perfectly describes the feeling you'll get as you stroll through Corning's Gaffer District during the holidays! Each year, downtown Corning transforms into a Hallmark-worthy oasis of beautiful decorations, friendly faces, delicious food, and unique gifts for everyone on your Christmas list. You can even visit Santa inside his real-life snow globe as snow swirls outside his crystal house. Join us this holiday season and experience Christmas as it should be in Corning's Gaffer District.

Christmas Shopping
Christmas Shopping Weekends

This is our 7th year and again there will be a bunch of local craft vendors setting up their things upstairs and we will open the upstairs "Wetmore Hall" on all three weekends leading up to Christmas from 10am - 4pm for all your Christmas shopping needs.

Santa will be here on 12/3 and 12/4. He will be sitting in his chair upstairs waiting for all kids to have pictures taken. Either professionally by Uniquely Yours by Jess or you can take your own. As always Santa will be handing out little treat bags.
Our German Meal will be on on 12/10. Pre sale ONLY! Please stop by the store to purchase your tickets by 11/11. You can also call in for payment or pay via PayPal. Pick up is from noon till 3.30pm.
We look forward to seeing you all here for another amazing Christmas season!!

Glass
Holiday Open House

Free admission, craft activities, seasonal fun, and special glassmaking experiences kick off the holiday season. Plus, Mr. and Mrs. Claus will be making a special visit to the Museum to greet guests throughout the day.

Shop Local
Geneva Jingle Markets

On each Saturday, support 20 Finger Lakes vendors selling their diverse gifts. Enjoy local wine, beer, cider, and food tastings, while you fill your "Made in the Finger Lakes" gift boxes with local products. Shop Local and celebrate all that the Finger Lakes has to offer at the Finger Lakes Welcome Center.

Events for December 4, 2022 x
four people standing around a candlelit table
Yuletide in the Country Tours & Dinner

Join us again this year at GCV&M for our Yuletide in the Country Tours, coming up on December 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, and 17. As you explore the wintry village bedecked in holiday splendor you’ll be invited into vignettes that illuminate the link between today’s cherished holiday traditions and the cultural customs of generations that came before. Theatrical performances will represent the rich history and tradition that newcomers to the region would have shared throughout the 19th century. Highlights include a look at a Polish Christmas Eve Wigilia dinner, a Hanukkah celebration, and Watch Night festivities as presented by David Shakes and the North Star Players, and even a visit from that jolly old elf, St. Nick.

Visit Santa
Visit Santa and Elf Jess @ The Olde Country Store and More

Who's ready for Santa?!
we are!!! 🙋‍♀️🎅📸

Once again Santa and Elf Jess will be at The Olde Country Store on December 4th and 5th from 10-4 both days.

Appointments for professional pictures can be booked with Jess directly.
Link for Saturday: https://book.usesession.com/s/iaCkY6BLX

Link for Sunday: https://book.usesession.com/s/zVXh6zu0p

If you just wish to visit with Santa and take your own pictures you may stop in at any point between 10 and 4. Please note that you may have to wait a few minutes until a booked session has finished with their visit.

Please note there will be plenty of time to visit with Santa regardless of the fact that you have an appointment or not.

holiday shopping spree on cayuga lake
2022 Holiday Shopping Spree- December Weekend

Holiday Shopping Spree is back and ready to make you the thrifty multi-tasker that you are! Treat yourself while shopping for others and cross items off your gift list as you sample before you buy. Save money with your Holiday Shoppers Card. You'll get a souvenir wine glass, a souvenir ornament, wine and food pairings, a digital recipe book, and $5 off a $35 wine purchase at every single winery!

 

Here’s a quick rundown on this event:

  • The event weekend is December 4 and 4 from 10 am to 5 pm.
  • Tickets are sold as singles and couples for either Saturday,  Sunday, or one full weekend and are ONLY good for the chosen date/weekend. They cannot be used for a date other than the one specified on your order.
  • Ticket prices are the following:
        • Single Saturday: $60 (+ tax and service fees)
        • Couple Saturday: $110 (+ tax and service fees)
        • Single DD Saturday:  $30 (+ tax and service fees)
  • Even though this event is sold as single and couple tickets, it is still a SEATED event. Tables seat 4 people, so you may be sitting with other folks. If you’re traveling with more than 4 people, you may be split up into different tables. Parties over 12 are prohibited.
  • Even though this event is sold as single and couple tickets, this event still comes with an itinerary to follow. The one-day ticket includes 6 of the 12 participating wineries. The full weekend ticket includes all 12 wineries- 6 on Saturday and 6 on Sunday.
  • Multiple itineraries are available to choose from. Quantities of each are limited and cannot be increased.
  • You must stick to your chosen itinerary: Early or late arrivals at each winery will only be accommodated if space permits. You also cannot stray from your purchased itinerary. If you aren’t on their list, they will not allow you in.
  • A one-day ticket includes 6 wineries, with food and wine samples served at each.
    • This ticket also includes one souvenir wine glass per person, plus a souvenir ornament per ticket, and a digital recipe book. Oh, and the Shopper’s card featuring $5 off a $35 wine purchase good at each winery.
  • A full weekend ticket includes 12 wineries, 6 on Saturday and 6 on Sunday, with food and wine samples served at each.
    • This ticket also includes one souvenir wine glass per person, plus a souvenir ornament per ticket, and a digital recipe book. Oh, and the Shopper’s card featuring $5 off a $35 wine purchase good at each winery.
  • Wineries reserve the right to refuse service to intoxicated customers, or those arriving too far outside (or inside) of their designated time slot.
  • Visit Cayugawinetrail.com to see packages that have been created that include event tickets
Christmas Shopping
Christmas Shopping Weekends

This is our 7th year and again there will be a bunch of local craft vendors setting up their things upstairs and we will open the upstairs "Wetmore Hall" on all three weekends leading up to Christmas from 10am - 4pm for all your Christmas shopping needs.

Santa will be here on 12/3 and 12/4. He will be sitting in his chair upstairs waiting for all kids to have pictures taken. Either professionally by Uniquely Yours by Jess or you can take your own. As always Santa will be handing out little treat bags.
Our German Meal will be on on 12/10. Pre sale ONLY! Please stop by the store to purchase your tickets by 11/11. You can also call in for payment or pay via PayPal. Pick up is from noon till 3.30pm.
We look forward to seeing you all here for another amazing Christmas season!!

Glass
Holiday Open House

Free admission, craft activities, seasonal fun, and special glassmaking experiences kick off the holiday season. Plus, Mr. and Mrs. Claus will be making a special visit to the Museum to greet guests throughout the day.

Shop Local
Geneva Jingle Markets

On each Saturday, support 20 Finger Lakes vendors selling their diverse gifts. Enjoy local wine, beer, cider, and food tastings, while you fill your "Made in the Finger Lakes" gift boxes with local products. Shop Local and celebrate all that the Finger Lakes has to offer at the Finger Lakes Welcome Center.

Events for December 5, 2022 x
four people standing around a candlelit table
Yuletide in the Country Tours & Dinner

Join us again this year at GCV&M for our Yuletide in the Country Tours, coming up on December 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, and 17. As you explore the wintry village bedecked in holiday splendor you’ll be invited into vignettes that illuminate the link between today’s cherished holiday traditions and the cultural customs of generations that came before. Theatrical performances will represent the rich history and tradition that newcomers to the region would have shared throughout the 19th century. Highlights include a look at a Polish Christmas Eve Wigilia dinner, a Hanukkah celebration, and Watch Night festivities as presented by David Shakes and the North Star Players, and even a visit from that jolly old elf, St. Nick.

Shop Local
Geneva Jingle Markets

On each Saturday, support 20 Finger Lakes vendors selling their diverse gifts. Enjoy local wine, beer, cider, and food tastings, while you fill your "Made in the Finger Lakes" gift boxes with local products. Shop Local and celebrate all that the Finger Lakes has to offer at the Finger Lakes Welcome Center.

Events for December 6, 2022 x
four people standing around a candlelit table
Yuletide in the Country Tours & Dinner

Join us again this year at GCV&M for our Yuletide in the Country Tours, coming up on December 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, and 17. As you explore the wintry village bedecked in holiday splendor you’ll be invited into vignettes that illuminate the link between today’s cherished holiday traditions and the cultural customs of generations that came before. Theatrical performances will represent the rich history and tradition that newcomers to the region would have shared throughout the 19th century. Highlights include a look at a Polish Christmas Eve Wigilia dinner, a Hanukkah celebration, and Watch Night festivities as presented by David Shakes and the North Star Players, and even a visit from that jolly old elf, St. Nick.

Shop Local
Geneva Jingle Markets

On each Saturday, support 20 Finger Lakes vendors selling their diverse gifts. Enjoy local wine, beer, cider, and food tastings, while you fill your "Made in the Finger Lakes" gift boxes with local products. Shop Local and celebrate all that the Finger Lakes has to offer at the Finger Lakes Welcome Center.

Events for December 7, 2022 x
four people standing around a candlelit table
Yuletide in the Country Tours & Dinner

Join us again this year at GCV&M for our Yuletide in the Country Tours, coming up on December 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, and 17. As you explore the wintry village bedecked in holiday splendor you’ll be invited into vignettes that illuminate the link between today’s cherished holiday traditions and the cultural customs of generations that came before. Theatrical performances will represent the rich history and tradition that newcomers to the region would have shared throughout the 19th century. Highlights include a look at a Polish Christmas Eve Wigilia dinner, a Hanukkah celebration, and Watch Night festivities as presented by David Shakes and the North Star Players, and even a visit from that jolly old elf, St. Nick.

Shop Local
Geneva Jingle Markets

On each Saturday, support 20 Finger Lakes vendors selling their diverse gifts. Enjoy local wine, beer, cider, and food tastings, while you fill your "Made in the Finger Lakes" gift boxes with local products. Shop Local and celebrate all that the Finger Lakes has to offer at the Finger Lakes Welcome Center.

sunset with text
FREE Live Music Wednesday Nights at Ventosa 6-9pm, BOGO happy hour 5-6pm

Live Music Series every Wednesday Music from 6-9 pm. BOGO Happy Hour from 5 to 6 pm. Cafe Toscana open until 8 pm.

No table reservations taken. See our website for full artist line-up: https://ventosavineyards.com/events/

Events for December 8, 2022 x
Shop Local
Geneva Jingle Markets

On each Saturday, support 20 Finger Lakes vendors selling their diverse gifts. Enjoy local wine, beer, cider, and food tastings, while you fill your "Made in the Finger Lakes" gift boxes with local products. Shop Local and celebrate all that the Finger Lakes has to offer at the Finger Lakes Welcome Center.

RMSC Museum and Science Center: Science on the Edge- A Deep Dive Into the Watery World of Beavers

ABOUT THE SERIES

The RMSC Richard C. Shultz Science on the Edge lectures in Bausch Auditorium have provided insight and understanding about current research on a broad array of topics for a general audience for more than 30 years. Science on the Edge sparks intelligent conversations throughout the community. Designed to engage those interested in broadening their scientific understanding, lectures promote the continuation of education and sharing of ideas.

Science on the Edge lectures are supported in part by the Richard C. Shultz Endowment Fund. 


A DEEP DIVE INTO THE WATERY WORLD OF BEAVERS

WITH DAVE HALL

After spending hundreds of hours observing his resident beavers, Dave Hall, naturalist and author, has gained unique insight into their daily habits.

This lecture will go well beyond dams, lodges and bark to take a rare look into the lives of three very special beavers: Merle, Apple, and Amik. Attendees can look forward to learning skills and gaining perspectives that can be utilized to enrich experiences with all types of wildlife.

 

GET TICKETS

Ticket includes access to the museum. Doors open at 6pm.


ABOUT THE PRESENTER

Dave Hall is the founder of Primitive Pursuits, a youth-focused nature awareness program offered in partnership with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County, New York. He has worked as a naturalist and guide in Massachusetts and New York and has served as an instructor with the Adirondack Mountain Club, the State University of New York at Cortland, Cornell Outdoor Education, and Ithaca College. Dave is co-author of Winter in the Wilderness: A Field Guide to Primitive Survival Skills and lives in Willseyville, New York, with his family and two dogs.

Events for December 9, 2022 x
Shop Local
Geneva Jingle Markets

On each Saturday, support 20 Finger Lakes vendors selling their diverse gifts. Enjoy local wine, beer, cider, and food tastings, while you fill your "Made in the Finger Lakes" gift boxes with local products. Shop Local and celebrate all that the Finger Lakes has to offer at the Finger Lakes Welcome Center.

Seward House Museum Candlelight Christmas Tours
Seward House Museum Candlelight Christmas Tours

Experience a full Victorian Christmas with all the trimmings and trappings. Costumed guides lead candlelit tours of the home, which is decorated in holiday splendor, as visitors learn about Christmas traditions of the Sewards through heart-warming holiday memories shared from their letters and diaries.

Events for December 10, 2022 x
Shop Local
Geneva Jingle Markets

On each Saturday, support 20 Finger Lakes vendors selling their diverse gifts. Enjoy local wine, beer, cider, and food tastings, while you fill your "Made in the Finger Lakes" gift boxes with local products. Shop Local and celebrate all that the Finger Lakes has to offer at the Finger Lakes Welcome Center.

Seward House Museum Candlelight Christmas Tours
Seward House Museum Candlelight Christmas Tours

Experience a full Victorian Christmas with all the trimmings and trappings. Costumed guides lead candlelit tours of the home, which is decorated in holiday splendor, as visitors learn about Christmas traditions of the Sewards through heart-warming holiday memories shared from their letters and diaries.

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Rafael Grigorian Ballet Theatre presents THE NUTCRACKER

Rafael Grigorian Ballet Theatre presents
THE NUTCRACKER

Saturday, December 10, 2022 at 2:00pm

Tickets:
Adults: $45/$30/$20
Senior (65 or older): $15
Students (6-18 with college ID): $15
5 and Under Free with purchase of an Adult Ticket

Groups of 10 or more 10% discount – please inquire

Visit ClemensCenter.org for more information.


Bring the magic of the holidays to life this season with Tchaikovsky’s unforgettable score and delightful story of the young princess Masha and her enchanted Prince, the victory over evil and triumph of beauty, friendship and love.

Age Recommendation: All Ages

Dates/times/programs/protocols subject to change.

SANTA CON! at A.T Walley's
SANTA CON! at A.T Walley's

Downtown Auburn’s Santa Con! Come dressed in your Santa Suit or holiday themed costume. Pre and Post Party at A.T. Walleys with Live Music at 8pm. Bar Stops are TBD at this time!

Christmas Shopping
Christmas Shopping Weekends

This is our 7th year and again there will be a bunch of local craft vendors setting up their things upstairs and we will open the upstairs "Wetmore Hall" on all three weekends leading up to Christmas from 10am - 4pm for all your Christmas shopping needs.

Santa will be here on 12/3 and 12/4. He will be sitting in his chair upstairs waiting for all kids to have pictures taken. Either professionally by Uniquely Yours by Jess or you can take your own. As always Santa will be handing out little treat bags.
Our German Meal will be on on 12/10. Pre sale ONLY! Please stop by the store to purchase your tickets by 11/11. You can also call in for payment or pay via PayPal. Pick up is from noon till 3.30pm.
We look forward to seeing you all here for another amazing Christmas season!!

Events for December 11, 2022 x
Shop Local
Geneva Jingle Markets

On each Saturday, support 20 Finger Lakes vendors selling their diverse gifts. Enjoy local wine, beer, cider, and food tastings, while you fill your "Made in the Finger Lakes" gift boxes with local products. Shop Local and celebrate all that the Finger Lakes has to offer at the Finger Lakes Welcome Center.

Christmas Shopping
Christmas Shopping Weekends

This is our 7th year and again there will be a bunch of local craft vendors setting up their things upstairs and we will open the upstairs "Wetmore Hall" on all three weekends leading up to Christmas from 10am - 4pm for all your Christmas shopping needs.

Santa will be here on 12/3 and 12/4. He will be sitting in his chair upstairs waiting for all kids to have pictures taken. Either professionally by Uniquely Yours by Jess or you can take your own. As always Santa will be handing out little treat bags.
Our German Meal will be on on 12/10. Pre sale ONLY! Please stop by the store to purchase your tickets by 11/11. You can also call in for payment or pay via PayPal. Pick up is from noon till 3.30pm.
We look forward to seeing you all here for another amazing Christmas season!!

Auburn Public Theater presents Loren Barrigar
Auburn Public Theater presents Loren Barrigar

International award winning guitarist Loren Barrigar joins together with singer-songwriter Irv Lyons Jr. for an unforgettable evening of music. LJ Barrigar and Kimberly Rossi join as guest performers.

Events for December 12, 2022 x
Shop Local
Geneva Jingle Markets

On each Saturday, support 20 Finger Lakes vendors selling their diverse gifts. Enjoy local wine, beer, cider, and food tastings, while you fill your "Made in the Finger Lakes" gift boxes with local products. Shop Local and celebrate all that the Finger Lakes has to offer at the Finger Lakes Welcome Center.

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Click, Clack, Moo

A Clemens Center Mary Tripp Marks School-Time Series production presented by TheaterworksUSA
CLICK, CLACK, MOO

 

“Cows that Type? Hens on strike!  Whoever heard of such a thing!” All day long Farmer Brown hears ‘click clack moo, clickety clackety moo…’  The cows are typing and protesting their working conditions! Join us for this hilariously “moo-ving” musical about the art of negotiation and compromise, based on the award-winning book by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin.

Curriculum Ties: Literature, Communication/Language Arts, Music, Relationships, Social Studies  

Runtime: 60 minutes
Age Recommendation: Grades Pre K - 3

Events for December 13, 2022 x
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Geneva Jingle Markets

On each Saturday, support 20 Finger Lakes vendors selling their diverse gifts. Enjoy local wine, beer, cider, and food tastings, while you fill your "Made in the Finger Lakes" gift boxes with local products. Shop Local and celebrate all that the Finger Lakes has to offer at the Finger Lakes Welcome Center.

Events for December 14, 2022 x
Shop Local
Geneva Jingle Markets

On each Saturday, support 20 Finger Lakes vendors selling their diverse gifts. Enjoy local wine, beer, cider, and food tastings, while you fill your "Made in the Finger Lakes" gift boxes with local products. Shop Local and celebrate all that the Finger Lakes has to offer at the Finger Lakes Welcome Center.

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Dinner & Show: Todd East & Jimmy Richmond

Ventosa Vineyards will be hosting the very talented pianist/singer/entertainer Todd East, Geneva’s own Jimmy Richmond, & Mike “Woody” Woodward on Wednesday, December 14th, 2022. Doors open at 5:30 pm for a buffet-style dinner, including stuffed chicken breast or braised Tuscan beef, Yukon Gold whipped potatoes, & salad until 6:30 pm. The show begins at 6 pm to 9 pm. Tickets are $10 for show-only and $40 for dinner and show. They can be purchased on Ventosa’s website VentosaVineyards.com, at Ventosa, or by calling. Pre-sale tickets available until December 12th. Tickets are available at the door the day of the show, space permitting.

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FREE Live Music Wednesday Nights at Ventosa 6-9pm, BOGO happy hour 5-6pm

Live Music Series every Wednesday Music from 6-9 pm. BOGO Happy Hour from 5 to 6 pm. Cafe Toscana open until 8 pm.

No table reservations taken. See our website for full artist line-up: https://ventosavineyards.com/events/

Events for December 15, 2022 x
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Geneva Jingle Markets

On each Saturday, support 20 Finger Lakes vendors selling their diverse gifts. Enjoy local wine, beer, cider, and food tastings, while you fill your "Made in the Finger Lakes" gift boxes with local products. Shop Local and celebrate all that the Finger Lakes has to offer at the Finger Lakes Welcome Center.

Comedy Night at Prison City Brewery North
Comedy Night at Prison City Brewery North

Join us at Prison City North for 3 hours of comedy and our awesome collection of craft beer.

RMSC Museum and Science Center: Behind the Scenes Tours- “Choose Your Own Adventure”

Like many museums, the majority of our collections are not on public display. As the steward of over 1.2 million objects, there are a lot of unique, interesting, and just plain odd objects within our collections vaults— and this is your chance to get a look at some of them! 

We’re offering 10 different, themed tours of our collections vaults. Each tour date, attendees can choose from one or more themes that interest them the most.

Each tour is led by one of our expert collections staff members and includes:

  • A brief, guided tour through a public exhibit
  • A tour through one of our eight collections vaults
  • A final Q & A session with our collections staff

Tours are for adult audiences (18+). 

Please arrive promptly, as all tours will leave the lobby right at 6pm. 


UPCOMING TOURS:

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15 | “CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE”

Tour Title: Choose Your Own Adventure 

Tour Guide: Elizabeth Pietrzykowski, Assistant Director of Collections and Registrar, OR Debbra Williams-Fernaays, Collections Manager

Tour Locations: Dependent on attendees interests

We’re bringing back everyone’s childhood favorite game with a “Choose Your Own Adventure” tour! During this unique and one-of-a-kind tour, YOU will choose what exhibits and collection objects you want to see and learn more about. Your tour guides will simply ask you the question: Would you like to see this, or that?

During the tour, you can choose to view: Natural science specimens, textiles, technology collections, military paraphernalia, art, and more.

Attendees will be separated into two tour groups. We will do our best to ensure individuals attending together are sorted into the same group. To help ensure you are paired with those you’re attending with, we recommend purchasing the tickets together. Please call 585.271.4320 with any questions or concerns.

Please note these tours are 18+ due to subject matter. Content is for mature audiences.

GET TICKETS

Events for December 16, 2022 x
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Geneva Jingle Markets

On each Saturday, support 20 Finger Lakes vendors selling their diverse gifts. Enjoy local wine, beer, cider, and food tastings, while you fill your "Made in the Finger Lakes" gift boxes with local products. Shop Local and celebrate all that the Finger Lakes has to offer at the Finger Lakes Welcome Center.

Events for December 17, 2022 x
Shop Local
Geneva Jingle Markets

On each Saturday, support 20 Finger Lakes vendors selling their diverse gifts. Enjoy local wine, beer, cider, and food tastings, while you fill your "Made in the Finger Lakes" gift boxes with local products. Shop Local and celebrate all that the Finger Lakes has to offer at the Finger Lakes Welcome Center.

Christmas Shopping
Christmas Shopping Weekends

This is our 7th year and again there will be a bunch of local craft vendors setting up their things upstairs and we will open the upstairs "Wetmore Hall" on all three weekends leading up to Christmas from 10am - 4pm for all your Christmas shopping needs.

Santa will be here on 12/3 and 12/4. He will be sitting in his chair upstairs waiting for all kids to have pictures taken. Either professionally by Uniquely Yours by Jess or you can take your own. As always Santa will be handing out little treat bags.
Our German Meal will be on on 12/10. Pre sale ONLY! Please stop by the store to purchase your tickets by 11/11. You can also call in for payment or pay via PayPal. Pick up is from noon till 3.30pm.
We look forward to seeing you all here for another amazing Christmas season!!

Holly Jolly Holiday Party

Join us at 41 Lakefront Hotel for our Holly Jolly Holiday Party! Includes a non-smoking guest room with 2 beds, a dinner pizza party with festive activities, breakfast with Santa, and more!

Reservations are required and available to book until December 12th, 2022.

Call 315-789-0400 ext. 0 to make a reservation!

Events for December 18, 2022 x
Christmas Shopping
Christmas Shopping Weekends

This is our 7th year and again there will be a bunch of local craft vendors setting up their things upstairs and we will open the upstairs "Wetmore Hall" on all three weekends leading up to Christmas from 10am - 4pm for all your Christmas shopping needs.

Santa will be here on 12/3 and 12/4. He will be sitting in his chair upstairs waiting for all kids to have pictures taken. Either professionally by Uniquely Yours by Jess or you can take your own. As always Santa will be handing out little treat bags.
Our German Meal will be on on 12/10. Pre sale ONLY! Please stop by the store to purchase your tickets by 11/11. You can also call in for payment or pay via PayPal. Pick up is from noon till 3.30pm.
We look forward to seeing you all here for another amazing Christmas season!!

Holly Jolly Holiday Party

Join us at 41 Lakefront Hotel for our Holly Jolly Holiday Party! Includes a non-smoking guest room with 2 beds, a dinner pizza party with festive activities, breakfast with Santa, and more!

Reservations are required and available to book until December 12th, 2022.

Call 315-789-0400 ext. 0 to make a reservation!

christmas decorations and candies
Holiday Open House and Breakfast with St. Nick

Join us at GCV&M on Sunday, December 18, from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. to celebrate the season with a magical medley of holiday happenings! Stroll the Historic Village bedecked in its holiday finery amid villagers bustling with preparations and offering greetings to their neighbors and friends. 

Breakfast With Santa

Join us in our Lakeview Ballroom for Breakfast with Santa! Enjoy Ruldoph's Jolly Breakfast Buffet and fun festivities!

Adults: $16.95* Seniors and Children 5-12 years: $12.95* Children 2-4 years: $8.95* Children under 2 years EAT FREE.

This event is open to the public, but reservations are required. Call: (315)-789-0400 Ext. 0

 

Events for December 21, 2022 x
FREE Live Music Wednesday Nights at Ventosa 6-9pm, BOGO happy hour 5-6pm

Live Music Series every Wednesday Music from 6-9 pm. BOGO Happy Hour from 5 to 6 pm. Cafe Toscana open until 8 pm.

No table reservations taken. See our website for full artist line-up: https://ventosavineyards.com/events/

Events for December 25, 2022 x
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Annual Christmas Buffet at the Clarion Inn Elmira

Join us for our spectacular Christmas buffet. We provide everything so no worries about planning a meal or doing the dishes! You can sit back and enjoy time with those you find are truly a holiday gift.


What’s on the Menu

• Hand Carved Roast Beef with Au Jus and English Horseradish Sauce
• Roast Tom Turkey with Home Style Stuffing
• Baked Pineapple Glazed Ham
• Seafood Thermidor with Pastry
• Penne Alfredo
• Fresh Mashed Potatoes & Gravy
• Green Beans
• Honey Glazed Carrots
• Wild Rice
• Rolls with Butter
• Tossed Salad with Dressings
• Assorted Cold Salads
• Cheesecake with Cherries, Assorted Pies and more

 

Adults: $30.95
Children 6-10: $15.95
Children 3-5: $8.95
Under 2: Complimentary

Reservations are highly recommended. To go orders are available.
Call 607.734.0402 for reservations or information.

Anthony’s Restaurant is open for regular breakfast menu from 8:00am to 10:00am and will be closed for dinner.

 

 

ADDITIONAL OPTION!!!!

Looking to celebrate Christmas with your loved ones a day early (or grab all the Christmas Favorites so you just have to warm them up!) with your choice of hot or cold ready-to-go family style dinners!

 

Available Saturday, December 24 Only

Family Style To Go Dinner

Your Choice of Family Style Dinner comes with choice of Entree:

Dinner Choice 1- Roast Tom Turkey
• Mashed Potatoes & Gravy
• Stuffing
• Glazed Carrots
• Cranberry Sauce
• Rolls with Butter

Dinner Choice 2 - Pineapple Glazed Ham
• Mashed Potatoes & Gravy
• Glazed Carrots
• Rolls with Butter

And choice of mix and match dessert
Pumpkin Pie, Apple Pie or Bread Pudding

 

Cost:
2 Servings - $50
4 Servings - $100
6 Servings - $150
8 Servings - $200
Need more than 8 Servings? We are happy to accommodate you!

 

Call 607.734.0402 to place your orders!

Order online:
www.anthonysrestaurantelmira.com/online-ordering

Events for December 28, 2022 x
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FREE Live Music Wednesday Nights at Ventosa 6-9pm, BOGO happy hour 5-6pm

Live Music Series every Wednesday Music from 6-9 pm. BOGO Happy Hour from 5 to 6 pm. Cafe Toscana open until 8 pm.

No table reservations taken. See our website for full artist line-up: https://ventosavineyards.com/events/

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This is our 7th year and again there will be a bunch of local craft vendors setting up their things upstairs and we will open the upstairs "Wetmore Hall" on all three weekends leading up to Christmas from 10am - 4pm f
2 University Avenue
10:00 am
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Free admission, craft activities, seasonal fun, and special glassmaking experiences kick off the holiday season. Plus, Mr. and Mrs.
One Museum Way
9:00 AM
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Dec 2022
On each Saturday, support 20 Finger Lakes vendors selling their diverse gifts. Enjoy local wine, beer, cider, and food tastings, while you fill your "Made in the Finger Lakes" gift boxes with local products.
35 Lakefront Drive
9:00am
(570)-637-0645
07
Dec 2022
Live Music Series every Wednesday Music from 6-9 pm. BOGO Happy Hour from 5 to 6 pm. Cafe Toscana open until 8 pm.
3440 Rt 96a
5:00 PM
(315)-719-0000
09
Dec 2022
Thru
10
Dec 2022
Experience a full Victorian Christmas with all the trimmings and trappings.
33 South Street
6:00 PM
(315)-252-1283
10
Dec 2022
Rafael Grigorian Ballet Theatre presents THE NUTCRACKER Saturday, December 10, 2022 at 2:00pm
207 Clemens Center Parkway
2:00pm
(607)-734-8191
10
Dec 2022
Downtown Auburn’s Santa Con! Come dressed in your Santa Suit or holiday themed costume. Pre and Post Party at A.T. Walleys with Live Music at 8pm. Bar Stops are TBD at this time!
119 Genesee Street
4:00 PM
(315)-282-7314
10
Dec 2022
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11
Dec 2022
This is our 7th year and again there will be a bunch of local craft vendors setting up their things upstairs and we will open the upstairs "Wetmore Hall" on all three weekends leading up to Christmas from 10am - 4pm f
2 University Avenue
10:00 am
11
Dec 2022
International award winning guitarist Loren Barrigar joins together with singer-songwriter Irv Lyons Jr. for an unforgettable evening of music. LJ Barrigar and Kimberly Rossi join as guest performers.
8 Exchange Street
5:30 PM
(315)-253-6669