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November Events

Kick off the holiday season with family and friends in the Finger Lakes

Bring the family along to November events in the Finger Lakes

This November, we are thankful for all of the amazing things that the Finger Lakes has to offer. Fall foliage is in abundance this month so taking a trip to tour around and see the changing colors on the trees, grapevines and more can’t be missed. We’re sure that you will feel the same way when you see all the fantastic things going on in this bountiful autumn month. November events help celebrate the end of fall and kick off the holiday season, so come see us!

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

December - 2022
Events for November 27, 2022 x
The Thanksgiving Sale

Visit The Shops for the best holiday deals in town! You’ll find great discounts on holiday items and gifts, from glittering ornaments and jewelry to home decorations and handmade glass items from around the world.

Museum admission is not required to shop at The Shops.

This event is hosted by The Shops.

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Museum Store Sunday

Free and open to the public | There is no admission fee to shop

Join us for the sixth annual Museum Store Sunday! Museum Store Sunday highlights the opportunity for the public to support their local businesses and give back to the community through the patronage of their local non-profit museums. Check back for give-aways and promotions.

The Rockwell Museum Store features products that reflect the art on our walls, such as one-of-a-kind turquoise, silver and precious stone jewelry and artisan-made pottery. Find children’s toys and art supplies, cozy apparel, and top quality brands like Maruca, Pendleton, Raku Pottery Works and Turquoise Terrapin. 

Your purchase today supports museum programs tomorrow!


Events for November 29, 2022 x
Trivia Night Aurora Brewing Company
Trivia Night Aurora Brewing Company


Every Tuesday night, starting October 25th, is TACOS & TRIVIA from 6-8pm.

Free to play, prizes for top teams and a fun time!

A fast paced 3 rounds 20 questions general trivia with 2 fun topical rounds interspersed ranging from music rounds, celebrity could be anything. Come and be surprised.

Fresh made tacos served all day, plus draft and food specials! Stay tuned for our menu and more details, but mark your calendars!

Events for November 30, 2022 x
Gingerbread Invitational Opening Reception

Free and open to the public | Registration encouraged

Come dressed in your favorite festive fashion and meet the artist behind these incredible gingerbread creations. Enjoy warm beverages and tasty treats while you cast your vote for the Community Choice Award – the winner will be announced by January 6, 2023.

This year, in the spirit of The Rockwell’s annual theme Spark! From Inspiration to Creation, bakers imagined gingerbreads of a place, person or object that inspires them!

Register >>

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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:

Events for December 1, 2022 x
The Calamari Sisters Christmas Carol
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.

Taughannock Gorge view in autumn
"Great Oaks of Taughannock"

This episode of Walk in the Park (#258) honors naturalist and song writer Becca Harber of Newfield, NY, who passed away last month unexpectedly. Becca was well-known and loved throughput the Ithaca community. We’ll show illustrated videos of Becca singing three of her original songs about her love of our natural world, recorded in two of our local state parks.
In the second half of the show, Sherene Baugher of the Friends of Robert H. Treman State Park tells us of Henrietta Wickham who opened the way for visitors to Lucifer Falls more than sixty years before her work inspired Robert Treman to create the park.

Walk in the Park is a public access TV series produced by Tony Ingraham, Owl Gorge Productions, a partner business in the Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance.

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George Eastman Sweet Creations Annual Gingerbread Display

Sweet Creations Annual Gingerbread Display

Through January 1, 2023


  • Festive Decor
  • Holiday Films
  • Online Auctions

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 >>

Historic Geneva Holiday Market Opens

Red surface covered with pinecones, a Santa hat, ornaments and wrapped package with words Holiday Market December 1-3, 8-10, & 15-17.


Holiday Market Opens December 1

To make the Holiday Market a success we need your help. Come and shop at the Holiday Market. The Holiday Market opens on Thursday, December 1 in the Hucker Gallery at the Geneva History Museum and will run December 1-3, 8-10, and 15-17. Fresh greens and baked goods will only be sold on December 3. With new items added regularly, you may want to stop by more than once!

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.

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Nov 2022
THIS IS NOT A WAR STORY tracks a ragtag group of combat veterans in New York whose anti-war art, poetry and papermaking keep them together, despite the specter of their friend’s suicide and the ever-crystalizing fact
5 Mclallen St
Nov 2022
Nov 2022
Granger Homestead has held the Canandaigua Christkindl Market on our beautiful, historic grounds for 14 years. We are excited to be back after 3 years since our last Market.
295 N. Main Street
Nov 2022
Join us at historic Chateau Frank for a festive afternoon in celebration of the upcoming Holiday Season! 
9683 Middle Road
11:00 AM
Nov 2022
Nov 2022
In recognition of those who have served our country, we’d like to show our gratitude by offering veterans and active military the opportunity to participate in a FREE one-hour Introduction to Glassworking lesson on No
One Museum Way
10:00 AM
Nov 2022
Nov 2022
Clemens Center presents BLUEY'S BIG PLAY   “A glorious celebration of everything you love about the show” – The Guardian
207 Clemens Center Parkway
Nov 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
Nov 2022
Join us in The Studio on November 17, 2022, at 12:00 pm, as Japanese glass artist-in-residence Yukiko Sugano presents a lecture discussing her utilization of mixed
One Museum Way
12:00 PM
Nov 2022
The laughs are coming to Auburn when Homebrewed Comedy hits the stage at Prison City Brewery North Street Farm on Thursday, Nov. 17.
251 North Street
7:00 PM
Nov 2022
Nov 2022
On TV, cable channel 13 in Tompkins County, and WATCH IT ONLINE ANYTIME, ANYWHERE.
612 W. Green Street
Thursday, Nov. 17, 9 pm; Friday, Nov. 18, 3 pm; Saturday, Nov. 19, 9 am; Thursday, Nov. 24, 9 pm; Friday, Nov. 25, 3 pm; Saturday, Nov. 26, 9 am.
Nov 2022
Join us in The Studio on November 17, 2022, at 12:00 pm as San Francisco-based artist-in-residence Cheryl Derricotte presents a lecture describing the creation of a new bo
One Museum Way
12:00 PM