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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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Events for December 31, 2023 x
Holiday Ornament Tree
Holiday Ornament Tree

In 2008, the first annual Holiday Ornament Tree showcased more than 600 ornaments handmade by our Hot Glass Team. The tree was eight feet tall and four feet in diameter at the bottom. The next year, the tree grew to 14 feet tall, with more than 2,000 glass ornaments made by Museum glassmakers.

The Museum's glittering ornament tree has now become a holiday tradition—the perfect background for an annual holiday photo. The tree is joined by other wonders in glass, including a holiday feast made entirely of glass as well as a life-sized glass snowperson family, the Tree of Life MenorahAdvent Wreath, and Kwanzaa Setting

You can’t buy the ornaments on these trees, but you can Make Your Own Glass Ornament, year-round, at The Studio.

Festival of Trees
Eleventh Annual Festival Of Trees

Museum is decorated and there are over 145 Christmas Trees of all sizes and shapes decorated for your enjoyment.

Miniature Circus Display. Model Train Exhibit, Doll Houses, Miniature Buildings

Kids Play Area with Farm Toys/Puzzles/Wooden Trains

Sunday  November 19 thru Saturday  December 30, 2023

Open 7 Days a Week from 10 A.M. till 7 P.M.

Monday Thru Friday 2 P.M. till 8 P.M.

Trees and Museum also on Display From December 31, 2023 thru January 31, 2024

Seven Days a week  10 A.M. till 4 P.M.

 

One of over 140 Trees
Sponsor a Tree in The Festival of Trees

Sponsor a Tree In The Festival of Trees

2 Categories

Business - We provide the tree, Decorate It and Take it Down

You pay a small fee for museum staff to do this

Individual

You Supply the tree, decorations and set up and take down  Free To Participate

For application e-mail Museum Director at tquill@cayugacounty.us

We would love to have you participate and sponsor  a tree

 

A tour of Ithaca Falls
Ithaca Falls Unveiled

Ithaca Falls is one of the most spectacular scenic wonders of New York’s Finger Lakes region. Fall Creek, which carries the waters of Cayuga Lake’s largest sub-watershed, roars over the falls in a little city park just a minute’s walk from city streets. Though countless thousands have stood in awe of this grand cataract, few have known the story behind its major role in the 19th century industrial history of Ithaca, nor the role Ezra Cornell played in that story before he founded Cornell University. That story is now available to all in the form of outdoor interpretive exhibits installed at the park at the entrance to the gorge in 2018.
In this encore episode (#194) of Walk in the Park, officials from the City of Ithaca, Tompkins County Legislature, the Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce, Cornell Botanic Gardens, and others gathered to dedicate and celebrate the installation of new interpretive signs in the park. 

(The speeches begin at 4:15 in the timeline and mostly end with a ribbon cutting at 13:16, in case you want to scrub through them.)

Join us on a walk up along Fall Creek below and above Ithaca Falls while Todd Bittner, Director of Cornell Botanic Gardens Natural Areas, shows us Ezra’s tunnel by the Falls and reveals the role of Ithaca Falls in Ithaca’s 19th century growth, prosperity, and connection to the world.

Walk in the Park is a non-commercial public access cable television series seen on Ithaca area channel 13. It is produced by Tony Ingraham, Owl Gorge Productions, a Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance partner.

Holiday Sparkling Wine Event at Buttonwood Grove
Spruce Up Your Sparkling!

SPRUCE UP YOUR SPARKLING!
NEW YEAR'S EVE SPARKLING COCKTAIL EXPERIENCE
SAT. 12/30 & SUN. 12/31 | $30 | SAT. 12:00-3:00PM, SUN. 11:00-2:00P


All guests will be greeted with a signature Buttonwood Grove seasonal sparkling punch before being guided through a flight of holiday-inspired sparkling cocktails to help you dress up your bubbles for the holiday season!  Learn how to recreate them at home from our enthusiastic, knowledgeable service staff as they walk you through the process step by step.  Ticket price includes a customized recipe book of all cocktails enjoyed within the experience and a side of gourmet snacks to savor alongside the sparkling flight.

Duration:  45 minutes

NYE Overnight Package at the Inn at Glenora

An Intimate Celebration: News Year's Eve at the Inn

Looking for an intimate way to celebrate the coming of a new year? Join us as we ring in the new year with style!

Overnight stay includes:

A Bottle of Glenora sparkling wine

Continental Breakfast on New Years Day from 6 am - 12 pm

Late Check-out of 12pm for a leisurely morning

 

Take the romance up a notch and join us for dinner at Veraisons, where our kitchen will be serving up a special NYE menu. Enjoy our special NYE menu by reservation from 5-8pm. View the special menu here.

Joining us after our restaurant hours?

Our lounge will stay open late for light bites, festive cocktails, and wine from 8-10 pm.

 

Room Rates

Vintner's Guestroom & Vintner's Deluxe Guestroom $179*
Vintner's Select Guestroom $279
*

 

*Add an additional night (before or after) at 25% off*

Booking

To book or ask about our non-package accomodations, please call 800.243.5513
*For details on each room type, click here

Searching for a larger place to stay?

Check out our Vineyard Cottage or Glenora Guesthouse.

More information is also available by calling 800.243.5513

New Year's Eve Golden Jubilee
New Year's Eve Golden Jubilee

In honor of the hotel’s 50th anniversary (in 2024) of serving the public, Radisson Corning is hosting a Golden Jubilee for the ages on New Year’s Eve.   On December 31st, Radisson Corning will ring in 2024 with a Grand Ballroom party fit for royals and the option to take a short and safe elevator ride home!  Overnight NYE packages, which are only $399, include: a four course, elevated prix fixe dinner for two that showcases the best of Radisson’s culinary expertise, four hours of open bar, dancing and live music 9 pm to 1:30 am from the 8-piece Sam Pallet Big Band, a midnight countdown telecast from Times Square, a Champagne toast, late night snacks in the ballroom, a newly renovated guestroom, Champagne and chocolate truffles upon arrival, late check out, a hearty New Year’s Day breakfast for two, and all gratuities.  Reservations can only be made by calling the Radisson Corning front desk at (607) 962-5000.    

Events for January 1, 2024 x
Holiday Ornament Tree
Holiday Ornament Tree

In 2008, the first annual Holiday Ornament Tree showcased more than 600 ornaments handmade by our Hot Glass Team. The tree was eight feet tall and four feet in diameter at the bottom. The next year, the tree grew to 14 feet tall, with more than 2,000 glass ornaments made by Museum glassmakers.

The Museum's glittering ornament tree has now become a holiday tradition—the perfect background for an annual holiday photo. The tree is joined by other wonders in glass, including a holiday feast made entirely of glass as well as a life-sized glass snowperson family, the Tree of Life MenorahAdvent Wreath, and Kwanzaa Setting

You can’t buy the ornaments on these trees, but you can Make Your Own Glass Ornament, year-round, at The Studio.

Festival of Trees
Eleventh Annual Festival Of Trees

Museum is decorated and there are over 145 Christmas Trees of all sizes and shapes decorated for your enjoyment.

Miniature Circus Display. Model Train Exhibit, Doll Houses, Miniature Buildings

Kids Play Area with Farm Toys/Puzzles/Wooden Trains

Sunday  November 19 thru Saturday  December 30, 2023

Open 7 Days a Week from 10 A.M. till 7 P.M.

Monday Thru Friday 2 P.M. till 8 P.M.

Trees and Museum also on Display From December 31, 2023 thru January 31, 2024

Seven Days a week  10 A.M. till 4 P.M.

 

One of over 140 Trees
Sponsor a Tree in The Festival of Trees

Sponsor a Tree In The Festival of Trees

2 Categories

Business - We provide the tree, Decorate It and Take it Down

You pay a small fee for museum staff to do this

Individual

You Supply the tree, decorations and set up and take down  Free To Participate

For application e-mail Museum Director at tquill@cayugacounty.us

We would love to have you participate and sponsor  a tree

 

A tour of Ithaca Falls
Ithaca Falls Unveiled

Ithaca Falls is one of the most spectacular scenic wonders of New York’s Finger Lakes region. Fall Creek, which carries the waters of Cayuga Lake’s largest sub-watershed, roars over the falls in a little city park just a minute’s walk from city streets. Though countless thousands have stood in awe of this grand cataract, few have known the story behind its major role in the 19th century industrial history of Ithaca, nor the role Ezra Cornell played in that story before he founded Cornell University. That story is now available to all in the form of outdoor interpretive exhibits installed at the park at the entrance to the gorge in 2018.
In this encore episode (#194) of Walk in the Park, officials from the City of Ithaca, Tompkins County Legislature, the Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce, Cornell Botanic Gardens, and others gathered to dedicate and celebrate the installation of new interpretive signs in the park. 

(The speeches begin at 4:15 in the timeline and mostly end with a ribbon cutting at 13:16, in case you want to scrub through them.)

Join us on a walk up along Fall Creek below and above Ithaca Falls while Todd Bittner, Director of Cornell Botanic Gardens Natural Areas, shows us Ezra’s tunnel by the Falls and reveals the role of Ithaca Falls in Ithaca’s 19th century growth, prosperity, and connection to the world.

Walk in the Park is a non-commercial public access cable television series seen on Ithaca area channel 13. It is produced by Tony Ingraham, Owl Gorge Productions, a Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance partner.

New Year's Eve Golden Jubilee
New Year's Eve Golden Jubilee

In honor of the hotel’s 50th anniversary (in 2024) of serving the public, Radisson Corning is hosting a Golden Jubilee for the ages on New Year’s Eve.   On December 31st, Radisson Corning will ring in 2024 with a Grand Ballroom party fit for royals and the option to take a short and safe elevator ride home!  Overnight NYE packages, which are only $399, include: a four course, elevated prix fixe dinner for two that showcases the best of Radisson’s culinary expertise, four hours of open bar, dancing and live music 9 pm to 1:30 am from the 8-piece Sam Pallet Big Band, a midnight countdown telecast from Times Square, a Champagne toast, late night snacks in the ballroom, a newly renovated guestroom, Champagne and chocolate truffles upon arrival, late check out, a hearty New Year’s Day breakfast for two, and all gratuities.  Reservations can only be made by calling the Radisson Corning front desk at (607) 962-5000.    

Event Date Between
End Date (field_event_end_date)
19
Oct 2023
Thru
21
Dec 2023
Radisson Corning’s American Contemporary signature restaurant, Grill 1-2-5, has launched a special date night tailored to couples.
125 Denison Pkwy E
15
Nov 2023
Thru
07
Jan 2024
In 2008, the first annual Holiday Ornament Tree showcased more than 600 ornaments handmade by our Hot Glass Team.
1 Museum Way
9:00 AM
(607)-937-5371
19
Nov 2023
Thru
31
Jan 2024
Museum is decorated and there are over 145 Christmas Trees of all sizes and shapes decorated for your enjoyment. Miniature Circus Display. Model Train Exhibit, Doll Houses, Miniature Buildings
6880 East Lake Road Rt 38A
10 A.M.
(315)-252-7644
19
Nov 2023
Thru
31
Jan 2024
Sponsor a Tree In The Festival of Trees 2 Categories Business - We provide the tree, Decorate It and Take it Down You pay a small fee for museum staff to do this Individual
6880 East Lake Road Route 38 A, Ward W. O'
10 A.M.
(315)-252-7644
25
Nov 2023
Thru
23
Dec 2023
Join us for the 2nd Annual "Geneva Jingle Markets" shopping event on, November 25th, December 9th, December 16th and December 23rd, 10:00am-2:00pm.
35 Lakefront Drive
10:00am
(315)-787-0007
30
Nov 2023
Thru
10
Dec 2023
In this encore episode of Walk in the Park (from January, 2016), we visit several area gorges and compare photos taken for tourist stereographs w
PEGASYS Studio (not open to public), 612 W. Green Street
Stream online anytime. On TV, 9 pm Thursdays, 3 pm Fridays, 9 am & 5 pm Saturdays, 9:30 am & 5 pm Sundays, both weeks
01
Dec 2023
Thru
03
Dec 2023
THE CALAMARI SISTERS' FEAST OF THE SEVEN FISHES
8 Exchange St
Multiple Times
01
Dec 2023
Thru
03
Dec 2023
December 1-3, 2023, 
Franklin Street
December 1 at 12 noon
(877)-536-2717
01
Dec 2023
The Village of Owego sparkles with holiday spirit during this popular annual festival. Visitors are invited to enjoy an evening filled with family-friendly activities, including a visit from Santa & Mrs.
Downtown Owego
5 pm
01
Dec 2023
Join us at The Grayhaven Motel to celebrate the new works of photographer Gwen Bullock. 
657 Elmira Rd
4 PM
(607)-272-6434