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Finger Lakes Events Calendar

Festivals, Happy Hour, Live Music, Theatre, and More!

It doesn’t matter what your interests are or who you’re in the Finger Lakes with, you can always find a great event to enrich your time in the region with those you care about. 

Events take place all year round in the Finger Lakes region. From lakeside (and on the lake) events in the summer to harvest activities in the fall, snowmobiling or snowshoeing in the winter, and festivals in the springtime! Step inside a glassmaker’s studio to blow your own glass, stroll Main Street on a food tour, or gather for live music and theater performances. Browse the list of Finger Lakes events below or search the specific dates you will be visiting to see everything going on in the region.

Great Events that Happen Every Year

Below, you will find dozens of great events happening throughout the year with many of them happening annually. If you have memories of favorite annual Finger Lakes events from childhood such as cardboard boat regattas, hot air balloon festivals, cheese, apple or pumpkin festivals, to name a few, it’s likely that event that still takes place or, has likely improved your enjoyment. If you see a special event that piques your interest but can’t make it, click on the event anyway, it might be coming back next year!

Events Added Daily

Make sure to check back frequently to see if any other great events have been added. Events are added daily by businesses from every sector and interest so if there is nothing that sparks your interest now, there very well could be soon!
 

**Public Notice**

Please be sure to contact event venues directly for details regarding scheduling changes. These events are all subject to change or be cancelled at the discretion and direction of the event organizers or business hosting the event. Please be sure to contact the event organizers or venue directly to confirm times and details. The Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance provides this information as posted by partner businesses and does not endorse or sponsor any listed event. 

 

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Gingerbread House
George Eastman Sweet Creations Annual Gingerbread Display

Sweet Creations Annual Gingerbread Display

Through January 1, 2023

PLUS:

  • Festive Decor
  • Holiday Films
  • Online Auctions

 

eastman.org

RMSC Museum & Science Center: Winter Break: Snowed In!

Celebrate winter break at the RMSC! Join us for a week long lineup of hands-on STEM fun and experiences to bring your students winter fun while staying warm.

WINTER THEMED PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES:

  • Monday, December 26th Kick Off: Winter Animal Scavenger Hunt: Find and track some winter animals throughout the museum. Visit all the animals to collect a prize!
  • Winter Mammal Exploration: Explore hands on animal artifacts. Discover what you can learn from following animal tracks, then make, test, and take your very own winter mammal tracks home!
  • Inventor Center Challenge–Robot Snow Plows: Build, test, and tinker with robotic snow plows to try your hand at clearing all the snow covered streets in town.
  • RMSC Weather Station: Learn about and recreate various winter weather systems: witness a snowstorm in a jar, create a cloud in a bottle, and more!
  • Noon Years Celebration (Dec. 31 & Jan. 1): Celebrate new years around the world with your littlest ones! Collect an RMSC passport and travel the globe to learn about new year traditions from around the world! Make frozen bubbles, learn about the upcoming Solar Eclipse, and more!
  • Microscope Station: Take a close look at winter objects using microscopes!
  • And more!

ABOUT THE EVENT

  • Museum & Science Center
  • December 26–January 1
  • 11am–3pm, every day

PRICING

Tickets are included with general admission! 

Follow the link below to purchase admission for the days you plan to visit.

PURCHASE ADMISSION

Frozen Taughannock Falls
"Frozen Lakes and Waterfalls"

Walk in the Park is a free, non-commercial, half-hour, public access TV series featuring parks and sights around the Finger Lakes region. It is produced for the public by Owl Gorge Productions, a partner business in the Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance. 

In this era of climate disequilibrium, we still have gotten some cold winters. That was the case in 2014, when this encore episode (68) was recorded. Ice abounded from the Great Lakes to the Finger Lakes to the big waterfalls around Ithaca, NY. We explore these wonders from space, from the sky, and from the ground. Niagara Falls, Chimney Bluffs, Cayuga Lake, Taughannock Falls State Park, Ithaca Falls, Buttermilk Falls State Park, and Lucifer Falls in Robert H. Treman State Park, all near Ithaca. Why has our winter been so cold? Why don’t Seneca Lake and Cayuga Lake normally freeze over while the other nine Finger Lakes do freeze? See big waterfalls trapped in ice. Many thanks for photographs from NASA, Steve Knapp of Keukaview Photography and the Penn Yan Flying Club, Bill Hecht,  Photography 4d, and Nigel Peter Benson Kent. This episode 68 was recorded March 12, 2014

Celebrate NYE in style at Glenora Wine Cellars!

Looking for an intimate way to celebrate the coming of a new year? With packages beginning at $319 (based on room type), you can ring in the New Year in comfort AND class.

Overnight Stay Includes:

A Bottle of Glenora sparkling wine

$50 Gift Card for Veraisons Restaurant

Hot Breakfast Buffet on New Years Day

Late Check-out for a leisurely morning

 

Already have midnight plans?

Join us for dinner before you head to your NYE celebrations! Veraisons Restaurant is open for reservations 5-9 pm.

RMSC Museum & Science Center: Winter Break: Noon Years

Got a bedtime to catch before midnight? Attend one of our Noon Years programs so that your littlest ones get to celebrate too!

Join us on New Years Eve and New Years Day to celebrate traditions practiced around the world!

PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES:

  • Noon Years Celebration (Dec. 31 & Jan. 1): Celebrate New Years around the world with your littlest ones!
  • Passports (Dec. 31 Only): Grab a passport and collect stamps from around the world by completing activities!
  • Noon Countdown (Dec. 31 Only): Join us for a countdown with a grand finale of an ending (Location TBD).
  • Frozen Bubbles (Dec. 31 Only): Freeze a moment in time making frozen bubbles.
  • A Year on Other Planets (Dec. 31 Only): How long is a year on other planets compared to our calendar year?
  • Lucky Colors: Learn what colors bring you luck into the New Year from different cultures.
  • Resolution Table: Make resolutions for your 2023.
  • Westerly Winds: Make your own weathervane to test which way the wind is blowing.
  • And more!

ABOUT THE EVENT

  • Museum & Science Center
  • December 31, 2022 – January 1, 2023
  • 11am–3pm, every day

PRICING

  • Tickets are included with general admission! 

Follow the link below to purchase admission for the days you plan to visit.

PURCHASE ADMISSION

Celebrate NYE in style at Glenora Wine Cellars!

Looking for an intimate way to celebrate the coming of a new year? With packages beginning at $319 (based on room type), you can ring in the New Year in comfort AND class.

Overnight Stay Includes:

A Bottle of Glenora sparkling wine

$50 Gift Card for Veraisons Restaurant

Hot Breakfast Buffet on New Years Day

Late Check-out for a leisurely morning

 

Already have midnight plans?

Join us for dinner before you head to your NYE celebrations! Veraisons Restaurant is open for reservations 5-9 pm.

Celebrate NYE in style at Glenora Wine Cellars!

Looking for an intimate way to celebrate the coming of a new year? With packages beginning at $319 (based on room type), you can ring in the New Year in comfort AND class.

Overnight Stay Includes:

A Bottle of Glenora sparkling wine

$50 Gift Card for Veraisons Restaurant

Hot Breakfast Buffet on New Years Day

Late Check-out for a leisurely morning

Already have midnight plans? Join us for dinner before you head to your NYE celebrations! Veraisons Restaurant is open for reservations 5-9 pm.

Celebrate NYE in style at Glenora Wine Cellars!

Looking for an intimate way to celebrate the coming of a new year? With packages beginning at $319 (based on room type), you can ring in the New Year in comfort AND class.

Overnight Stay Includes:

A Bottle of Glenora sparkling wine

$50 Gift Card for Veraisons Restaurant

Hot Breakfast Buffet on New Years Day

Late Check-out for a leisurely morning

Already have midnight plans? Join us for dinner before you head to your NYE celebrations! Veraisons Restaurant is open for reservations 5-9 pm.

 

 

Celebrate NYE in style at Glenora Wine Cellars!

Looking for an intimate way to celebrate the coming of a new year? With packages beginning at $319 (based on room type), you can ring in the New Year in comfort AND class.

Overnight Stay Includes:

A Bottle of Glenora sparkling wine

$50 Gift Card for Veraisons Restaurant

Hot Breakfast Buffet on New Years Day

Late Check-out for a leisurely morning

Already have midnight plans? Join us for dinner before you head to your NYE celebrations! Veraisons Restaurant is open for reservations 5-9 pm.

 

 

Toast to 2023!
Bubbly for New Year's

The Radisson is capping off its 50th golden year of proudly serving Corning with a New Year’s Eve celebration for the ages.  Designed exclusively with couples in mind, Radisson Corning will ring in 2023 on Saturday, December 31st with dining, dancing, and the option to take a short and safe elevator ride to bed!  The $279 Bubbly for New Year’s event includes a prix fixe dinner with drinks for two at the hotel’s signature restaurant, Grill-1-2-5, dancing and live music by the Twin Tier’s finest 5-piece party band, Major Big Time, a live midnight countdown telecast from Times Square, a Champagne toast, and a cozy guestroom.  Reservations are now available by visiting Radisson Corning’s website: https://www.radisson.com/corningny (direct link to booking page here).  For the general public interested in partaking in the New Year’s Eve festivities (less the dinner and guestroom package), Radisson cordially invites them to come without booking a package and for no cover charge.  It’s time to pop the cork on a New Year full of hope and possibility with Radisson Corning as it eagerly looks forward to transitioning to a Hilton brand in 2023.  

Other holiday happenings at Radisson Corning include: 

Breakfast with Santa: Santa has breakfast reservations at the Radisson this year and all the local good girls and boys are invited!  From 9 am to 11 am on December 11th, families can join The Jolly Old Elf for a festive meal in the elegant holiday decorated dining room, where nostalgia and a bountiful feast make for fond memories and full bellies.  While the Man in the Big Red Suit takes wish lists and complimentary photos, the kitchen will roll out a lavish breakfast buffet with Christmas-themed items for the kiddos and gourmet favorites for the grown-ups.  Children six and under eat free with a paying adult.  Menu info and reservations can be obtained by calling 607-962-5000 extension 127.  

Christmas Eve Dinner: The culinary team at Radisson is giving the community an opportunity to skip stressful holiday cooking and be served instead by Corning’s finest.  Grill 1-2-5 is now taking reservations for Christmas Eve dinner, with seating times available from 5 pm to 8 pm.  The chef-driven, ala carte holiday menu includes creative appetizers, lavish meat and fish entrees, and handmade desserts.  Menu info and reservations can be obtained by calling 607-962-5000 extension 127.  
 

2023 with candles
Happy New Year From Lodging at the Gaffer Inn

Happy New Year!

With the new year fast approaching,
Lodging at the Gaffer Inn would like to wish you a Happy New Year!
As our way of saying thank you for your continued support throughout the year, we'd like to offer you $99/night when you stay with us anytime during the month of January. 
Use promo code: HAPPY2023

 

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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
03
Dec 2022
Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes presents Not All Frozen Holiday Concert Saturday, December 3, 2022 at 2:00pm
207 Clemens Center Parkway
2:00pm
(607)-734-8191
03
Dec 2022
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 mu
151 S. Main Street
7pm
(585)-374-9032
03
Dec 2022
Thru
04
Dec 2022
Who's ready for Santa?!
2 University Avenue
10:00 am
03
Dec 2022
Enjoy good friends, great drinks & food, and your favorite acoustic tunes of the 60's and 70's performed by Greg Neff.  
633 Allen Glen Road
6:00 pm
(607)-414-0634
03
Dec 2022
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. 
4021 Italy Hill Road
7pm
(315)-315-2812
03
Dec 2022
633 Allen Glen Rd.
6:00 PM
03
Dec 2022
Thru
04
Dec 2022
The Calamari Sisters are back for another holiday season of music, mayhem, and morsels!
8 Exchange Street
2:00 PM
(315)-253-6669
03
Dec 2022
Thru
04
Dec 2022
Holiday Shopping Spree is back and ready to make you the thrifty multi-tasker that you are!
PO Box 123
10:00 am
(315)-549-3034
03
Dec 2022
The 47th annual Sparkle presented by First Heritage FCU returns for 2022!
Market Street
5:00 pm
(607)-937-6292