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Holiday Happenings In The Finger Lakes

The Finger Lakes is home to many diverse holiday celebrations with a variety of themes, holiday ties and in locations across the region. From holiday markets to musicals, to city-wide celebrations and museum presentations - find your holiday fun in the Finger Lakes!

Each year, our historic towns and villages play host  to events that welcome visitors from near and far to join in the community spirit and warmth of the holiday giving season. Come celebrate with us by crafting an itinerary filled with cheer, shopping for the perfect gifts and holiday happenings. 

Featured Holiday Blog Posts:

5 Can't Miss Holiday Festivals

Indoor Retreats From Winter in the Finger Lakes


Beginning November 27, Corning, NY will be featured on for a special livestream view of the yuletide décor that makes the season shine so bright. Tune in to experience all the joy the twinkling lights and stunning displays can bring this Christmas, and be sure to stop by Corning’s Gaffer District and Centerway Square to see the dazzling décor yourself!

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Holiday Events Calendar

December - View the Full December Calendar of Events

Re-Occuring Events

Yuletide in the Country Tours & Dinner (Dec. 2-4, 9-11, & 16-17)

Geneva Jingle Markets (Dec. 3, 10 &17)

Christmas Shopping Weekends at Olde Country Sotre & More, 1849

December 10

Rafael Grigorian Ballet Theater presents The Nutcracker at Clemens Center

Seward House Museum Candlelight Christmas Tours

SANTA CON! in Downtown Auburn

December 12

Holiday Market at Dr. Frank's

December 17

Miracle on 34th Street at Auburn Public Theatre

Christmas on Main Street - Auburn

December 17-18

Holly Jolly Holiday Party at 41 Lakefront Hotel

December 18

Breakfast with Santa at 41 Lakefront Hotel's Lakeview Ballroom       

Holiday Open House and Breakfast with St. Nick at Genesee Country Village & Museum

Holiday Pairing Experience at Buttonwood Grove

December 25

Christmas Buffet at the Clarion Inn Elmira

New Year's Eve: 

Celebrate At Glenora Wine Cellars

Bubbly for New Year's at Radisson Hotel Corning

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