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Events for November 1

The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze

The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze Time: 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location: Van Cortlandt Manor, 525 S. Riverside, Croton-on-Hudson, NY, 10520
Email: info@hudsonvalley.org
Select Dates from September 15 - November 19: Visit website for exact dates and times.

Meander through an 18th-century landscape and discover a breathtaking display of more than 7,000 illuminated jack o’ lanterns—all designed and hand-carved on site by our team of artisans. Witness more than 7,000 spooky, hand-carved pumpkins illuminate the grounds at the Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze at the historic Van Cortlandt Manor. Complete with synchronized lighting and an original soundtrack, this one-of-a-kind event is not to be missed!

New for 2023, see our twirling pumpkin Ferris wheel and take in our gourd-eous circus sideshow!
 

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week Host/Presenter: Valley Table Magazine
Location: Various locations in the Hudson Valley,
Phone: 845-486-9500
Offered each Spring and Fall and produced by The Valley Table magazine, Hudson Valley Restaurant Week is the largest and most successful dining event in the region. More than 150 restaurants are participating in the event, including at least 18 new ones in Sullivan County. During Restaurant Week, participating restaurants now have 2 different tiered priced points to choose from. All meals are three courses (keeping in mind tax, beverages and gratuity are not included).
The event is made possible by generous sponsors who are leaders in the Hudson Valley in supporting the local economy.
 

Tomorrows: Artists Address Our Uncertain Future

Tomorrows: Artists Address Our Uncertain Future Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: 137 East Ave, Rochester, NY, 14604
Phone: 585-461-2222
Email: info@rochestercontemporary.org
Opening Reception: First Friday, October 6, 6-9pm
On view October 6, 2023 - November 12, 2023; Open: Wed-Sun 12-5pm / Fri 12-9pm

‘Tomorrows’ considers how today’s artists engage with our swiftly changing world to contemplate how and where we go from here. Included in the exhibition is work from, Eva Davidova, [phylum] Carlos Castellanos, Johnny DiBlasi, Bello Bello, Jude Griebel, Eryk Salvaggio, and Sam Van Aken.

Image: Still from ‘Garden for Drowning Descendent’, an immersive, mixed reality participatory installation by Eva Davidova

$2 / Free For RoCo Members
 

Events for November 2

The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze

The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze Time: 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location: Van Cortlandt Manor, 525 S. Riverside, Croton-on-Hudson, NY, 10520
Email: info@hudsonvalley.org
Select Dates from September 15 - November 19: Visit website for exact dates and times.

Meander through an 18th-century landscape and discover a breathtaking display of more than 7,000 illuminated jack o’ lanterns—all designed and hand-carved on site by our team of artisans. Witness more than 7,000 spooky, hand-carved pumpkins illuminate the grounds at the Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze at the historic Van Cortlandt Manor. Complete with synchronized lighting and an original soundtrack, this one-of-a-kind event is not to be missed!

New for 2023, see our twirling pumpkin Ferris wheel and take in our gourd-eous circus sideshow!
 

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week Host/Presenter: Valley Table Magazine
Location: Various locations in the Hudson Valley,
Phone: 845-486-9500
Offered each Spring and Fall and produced by The Valley Table magazine, Hudson Valley Restaurant Week is the largest and most successful dining event in the region. More than 150 restaurants are participating in the event, including at least 18 new ones in Sullivan County. During Restaurant Week, participating restaurants now have 2 different tiered priced points to choose from. All meals are three courses (keeping in mind tax, beverages and gratuity are not included).
The event is made possible by generous sponsors who are leaders in the Hudson Valley in supporting the local economy.
 

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Time: 7:30 PM
Host/Presenter: The Oncenter Crouse Hinds Theater
Location: 411 Montgomery St., Syracuse, NY, 13202
Phone: 315-435-2121
Classical Arts Entertainment presents the ballet fairy tale Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in two acts with one intermission.
There are fairy tales that inspire creators to create performances in different genres and directions. One of these was the favorite fairy tale of the Brothers Grimm, "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs." This time, the fairy tale comes to life in dance and staging by the State Ballet Theater of Ukraine. Our ballet is a story about love, friendship, witchcraft, and the eternal struggle between good and evil.
 

Christmas in the Country - Hamburg

Christmas in the Country - Hamburg Time: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Event Center on the Fairgrounds
Location: 5820 South Park Ave., Hamburg, NY, 14075
Phone: 910-799-9424
Email: info@wnypremierpromotions.com
Christmas in the Country is the nation’s premier Holiday Artisan Market and a grand Western New York tradition. Welcoming artisans from all over the country, our flagship event has been voted the #1 Artisan Market for the past decade. Attendees to Christmas in the Country will find unique and only handcrafted creations including home décor, gourmet foods, craft spirits and wine, trendsetting jewelry, hand poured aromatic candles, children’s toys, custom furniture, stylish pottery, original wall art, gifts for pets, and holiday gift items galore. This is the opportunity to make your gift buying meaningful and shopping festive!
 

Tomorrows: Artists Address Our Uncertain Future

Tomorrows: Artists Address Our Uncertain Future Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: 137 East Ave, Rochester, NY, 14604
Phone: 585-461-2222
Email: info@rochestercontemporary.org
Opening Reception: First Friday, October 6, 6-9pm
On view October 6, 2023 - November 12, 2023; Open: Wed-Sun 12-5pm / Fri 12-9pm

‘Tomorrows’ considers how today’s artists engage with our swiftly changing world to contemplate how and where we go from here. Included in the exhibition is work from, Eva Davidova, [phylum] Carlos Castellanos, Johnny DiBlasi, Bello Bello, Jude Griebel, Eryk Salvaggio, and Sam Van Aken.

Image: Still from ‘Garden for Drowning Descendent’, an immersive, mixed reality participatory installation by Eva Davidova

$2 / Free For RoCo Members
 

Butternut Creek Revival LIVE @ Bullfinch Brewpub

Butternut Creek Revival LIVE @ Bullfinch Brewpub Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Destiny USA, 306 Hiawatha Blvd W, Syracuse, NY, 13204
Email: michelle@albertsgroup.net
Live music from 6 PM - 9 PM!
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Singer-songwriters Len Widdekind and Ed Gorham make up the core of Butternut Creek Revival. Their influences are varied and include folk, rock, blues, jazz, and traditional American and European roots music. Butternut Creek Revival plays as a duo and adds great local musicians from time to time to expand their sound. At a show they will often choose songs “on the fly” that feel right for the moment in order to connect with their audience. Some audiences would prefer to hear recognizable covers, while others would prefer a more eclectic blend of original music and songs written by others.
 

Events for November 3

The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze

The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze Time: 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location: Van Cortlandt Manor, 525 S. Riverside, Croton-on-Hudson, NY, 10520
Email: info@hudsonvalley.org
Select Dates from September 15 - November 19: Visit website for exact dates and times.

Meander through an 18th-century landscape and discover a breathtaking display of more than 7,000 illuminated jack o’ lanterns—all designed and hand-carved on site by our team of artisans. Witness more than 7,000 spooky, hand-carved pumpkins illuminate the grounds at the Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze at the historic Van Cortlandt Manor. Complete with synchronized lighting and an original soundtrack, this one-of-a-kind event is not to be missed!

New for 2023, see our twirling pumpkin Ferris wheel and take in our gourd-eous circus sideshow!
 

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week Host/Presenter: Valley Table Magazine
Location: Various locations in the Hudson Valley,
Phone: 845-486-9500
Offered each Spring and Fall and produced by The Valley Table magazine, Hudson Valley Restaurant Week is the largest and most successful dining event in the region. More than 150 restaurants are participating in the event, including at least 18 new ones in Sullivan County. During Restaurant Week, participating restaurants now have 2 different tiered priced points to choose from. All meals are three courses (keeping in mind tax, beverages and gratuity are not included).
The event is made possible by generous sponsors who are leaders in the Hudson Valley in supporting the local economy.
 

Christmas in the Country - Hamburg

Christmas in the Country - Hamburg Time: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Event Center on the Fairgrounds
Location: 5820 South Park Ave., Hamburg, NY, 14075
Phone: 910-799-9424
Email: info@wnypremierpromotions.com
Christmas in the Country is the nation’s premier Holiday Artisan Market and a grand Western New York tradition. Welcoming artisans from all over the country, our flagship event has been voted the #1 Artisan Market for the past decade. Attendees to Christmas in the Country will find unique and only handcrafted creations including home décor, gourmet foods, craft spirits and wine, trendsetting jewelry, hand poured aromatic candles, children’s toys, custom furniture, stylish pottery, original wall art, gifts for pets, and holiday gift items galore. This is the opportunity to make your gift buying meaningful and shopping festive!
 

The Albany Auto Show

The Albany Auto Show
Location: MVP Arena, 51 S. Pearl St., Albany, NY, 12207
Phone: 518-452-0584
Join us at the 2023 #AlbanyAutoShow for three days of the hottest cars - including new EV vehicles - classic cars, family activities, prizes, & so much more.
Tickets are available on-site at the box office. They can also be purchased online.
 

Tomorrows: Artists Address Our Uncertain Future

Tomorrows: Artists Address Our Uncertain Future Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: 137 East Ave, Rochester, NY, 14604
Phone: 585-461-2222
Email: info@rochestercontemporary.org
Opening Reception: First Friday, October 6, 6-9pm
On view October 6, 2023 - November 12, 2023; Open: Wed-Sun 12-5pm / Fri 12-9pm

‘Tomorrows’ considers how today’s artists engage with our swiftly changing world to contemplate how and where we go from here. Included in the exhibition is work from, Eva Davidova, [phylum] Carlos Castellanos, Johnny DiBlasi, Bello Bello, Jude Griebel, Eryk Salvaggio, and Sam Van Aken.

Image: Still from ‘Garden for Drowning Descendent’, an immersive, mixed reality participatory installation by Eva Davidova

$2 / Free For RoCo Members
 

Fall Field Trip to Montezuma

Fall Field Trip to Montezuma Time: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: 4007 Bishop Hill Rd., Marcellus, NY, 13108
Phone: 315-673-1350
Email: info@baltimorewoods.org
Early November is an exciting time to witness the wonders of fall bird migration at Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge. Join us on this guided adventure as we search for journeying migrants such as waterfowl, shorebirds, and more. We will also learn about the history of this place that is so crucial as a migration stopover site for birds.

This program is designed for ages 15 and up. Space is limited. Online pre-registration is required. Meet at the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge visitor center at 10 am. Bring binoculars and dress warm. Most of this program will take place via car caravan, with a potential stop at an observation tower that includes stairs.
 

Events for November 4

The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze

The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze Time: 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location: Van Cortlandt Manor, 525 S. Riverside, Croton-on-Hudson, NY, 10520
Email: info@hudsonvalley.org
Select Dates from September 15 - November 19: Visit website for exact dates and times.

Meander through an 18th-century landscape and discover a breathtaking display of more than 7,000 illuminated jack o’ lanterns—all designed and hand-carved on site by our team of artisans. Witness more than 7,000 spooky, hand-carved pumpkins illuminate the grounds at the Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze at the historic Van Cortlandt Manor. Complete with synchronized lighting and an original soundtrack, this one-of-a-kind event is not to be missed!

New for 2023, see our twirling pumpkin Ferris wheel and take in our gourd-eous circus sideshow!
 

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week Host/Presenter: Valley Table Magazine
Location: Various locations in the Hudson Valley,
Phone: 845-486-9500
Offered each Spring and Fall and produced by The Valley Table magazine, Hudson Valley Restaurant Week is the largest and most successful dining event in the region. More than 150 restaurants are participating in the event, including at least 18 new ones in Sullivan County. During Restaurant Week, participating restaurants now have 2 different tiered priced points to choose from. All meals are three courses (keeping in mind tax, beverages and gratuity are not included).
The event is made possible by generous sponsors who are leaders in the Hudson Valley in supporting the local economy.
 

The Albany Auto Show

The Albany Auto Show
Location: MVP Arena, 51 S. Pearl St., Albany, NY, 12207
Phone: 518-452-0584
Join us at the 2023 #AlbanyAutoShow for three days of the hottest cars - including new EV vehicles - classic cars, family activities, prizes, & so much more.
Tickets are available on-site at the box office. They can also be purchased online.
 

Christmas in the Country - Hamburg

Christmas in the Country - Hamburg Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Event Center on the Fairgrounds
Location: 5820 South Park Ave., Hamburg, NY, 14075
Phone: 910-799-9424
Email: info@wnypremierpromotions.com
, Christmas in the Country is the nation’s premier Holiday Artisan Market and a grand Western New York tradition. Welcoming artisans from all over the country, our flagship event has been voted the #1 Artisan Market for the past decade. Attendees to Christmas in the Country will find unique and only handcrafted creations including home décor, gourmet foods, craft spirits and wine, trendsetting jewelry, hand poured aromatic candles, children’s toys, custom furniture, stylish pottery, original wall art, gifts for pets, and holiday gift items galore. This is the opportunity to make your gift buying meaningful and shopping festive!
 

The Great New York State Model Train Fair

The Great New York State Model Train Fair Time: 10:00 AM
Host/Presenter: The Central New York Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society
Location: Great New York State Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd, Syracuse, NY, 13209
Phone: 1-315-451-6551
The oldest and largest Model Train show and sale in New York State featuring over 25+ operating train layouts, 300 vendor tables and a miniature children’s train ride! Tickets are sold at the door - No advance sale tickets available - FREE PARKING. There is plenty of free parking at the fairgrounds and shuttle buses are scheduled at regular intervals between The Center of Progress and outlying parking areas.
 

Annual Central New York Veterans Parade & Expo

Annual Central New York Veterans Parade & Expo Time: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: Great New York State Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd, Syracuse, NY, 13209
Phone: 1-315-451-6551
The annual CNY Veterans Parade and Expo will continue to be an outpouring of gratitude and support for our soldiers and veterans. The purpose of the event is "Thanking Our Veterans" of every generation and conflict.

The one and one-half hour long parade at 12:00 noon features more than 90 veterans and military organizations from throughout Central New York and beyond. The parade is based on the old-fashioned military style parades that featured military vehicles, local military units, Veterans of Foreign War Posts and American Legions. Every branch of the armed services and every conflict since WWII are represented.
 

Tomorrows: Artists Address Our Uncertain Future

Tomorrows: Artists Address Our Uncertain Future Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: 137 East Ave, Rochester, NY, 14604
Phone: 585-461-2222
Email: info@rochestercontemporary.org
Opening Reception: First Friday, October 6, 6-9pm
On view October 6, 2023 - November 12, 2023; Open: Wed-Sun 12-5pm / Fri 12-9pm

‘Tomorrows’ considers how today’s artists engage with our swiftly changing world to contemplate how and where we go from here. Included in the exhibition is work from, Eva Davidova, [phylum] Carlos Castellanos, Johnny DiBlasi, Bello Bello, Jude Griebel, Eryk Salvaggio, and Sam Van Aken.

Image: Still from ‘Garden for Drowning Descendent’, an immersive, mixed reality participatory installation by Eva Davidova

$2 / Free For RoCo Members
 

Fall in Love with Arts & Crafts

Fall in Love with Arts & Crafts Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Greystone Castle
Location: 201 North Main Street, Canastota, NY, 13032
Phone: 315-697-3802
Email: info@thegreystonecastle.com
Get your holiday shopping started with 3 floors of artisans and all handmade gifts. There will also be a food truck both days and Dungeon tours on the hour, both days.
Please note: Handicapped accessible to 2 floors, top floor via stairs only.
Admission: $5/pp Sr. Citizens - $4/pp

Dungeon Tours:$3/Adult; $2/ages 12 & younger
 

Michael Crissan LIVE @ Bullfinch Brewpub | Destiny USA!

Michael Crissan LIVE @ Bullfinch Brewpub | Destiny USA! Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Destiny USAhttps://bullfinchbrewpub.com/, 306 Hiawatha Blvd W, Syracuse, NY, 13204
Email: michelle@albertsgroup.net
Live music from 6 PM - 9 PM!
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Michael Crissan is a singer and songwriter from Syracuse! He plays a large variety of songs on acoustic guitar and harmonica with an energetic and rhythmic feel. Genres range from rock, folk rock, and a little country. Head over to Bullfinch Brewpub and enjoy covers from The Beatles, Neil Young, the Eagles, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, Jason Mraz, Dave Mathews, and much more!
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Bullfinch Brewpub is a locally owned restaurant and brewery located in the level 1 canyon in the Destiny USA mall. 306 Hiawatha Blvd, Syracuse, NY 13204
 

Family Forest Therapy Walk

Family Forest Therapy Walk Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: 4007 Bishop Hill Rd., Marcellus, NY, 13108
Phone: 315-673-1350
Email: info@baltimorewoods.org
Come join us for a nature immersion experience for the whole family where everyday stresses are released. You can experience fun ways to be with nature with your children in this spring season on a guided Forest Therapy/Shinrin Yoku Walk led by June Leo-Randazzo, a Certified ANFT Forest Therapy Guide.

As you enjoy time with your family and others in the forest, you will have a chance to share with others what you are noticing in any way you would like to (words, movement, gestures and even silence). During our times of sharing, we will all practice listening with our full attention to whomever is sharing (no worries if young children need to move around, as all are welcome).

This walk is for ages 5 and up.
 

Dinosaur Teeth! at the Children's Museum

Dinosaur Teeth! at the Children's Museum Time: 11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Location: 65 South Broadway, Saratoga Springs, , 12866
Phone: (518) 584-5540
Email: info@cmssny.org
The Children's Museum at Saratoga - Get ready for a roaring good time on November 4th! We’re excited to announce our Dinosaur Teeth event!

Join us at 11:00 am and 3:00 pm for a prehistoric adventure where we’ll dive deep into the world of dinosaur teeth. Learn all about these fascinating ancient chompers and discover how they differ from our own teeth.

Bring your friends and family and join us for a day filled with dinosaur-themed fun and exploration. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity.

See you there!
 

Events for November 5

The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze

The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze Time: 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location: Van Cortlandt Manor, 525 S. Riverside, Croton-on-Hudson, NY, 10520
Email: info@hudsonvalley.org
Select Dates from September 15 - November 19: Visit website for exact dates and times.

Meander through an 18th-century landscape and discover a breathtaking display of more than 7,000 illuminated jack o’ lanterns—all designed and hand-carved on site by our team of artisans. Witness more than 7,000 spooky, hand-carved pumpkins illuminate the grounds at the Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze at the historic Van Cortlandt Manor. Complete with synchronized lighting and an original soundtrack, this one-of-a-kind event is not to be missed!

New for 2023, see our twirling pumpkin Ferris wheel and take in our gourd-eous circus sideshow!
 

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week Host/Presenter: Valley Table Magazine
Location: Various locations in the Hudson Valley,
Phone: 845-486-9500
Offered each Spring and Fall and produced by The Valley Table magazine, Hudson Valley Restaurant Week is the largest and most successful dining event in the region. More than 150 restaurants are participating in the event, including at least 18 new ones in Sullivan County. During Restaurant Week, participating restaurants now have 2 different tiered priced points to choose from. All meals are three courses (keeping in mind tax, beverages and gratuity are not included).
The event is made possible by generous sponsors who are leaders in the Hudson Valley in supporting the local economy.
 

The Albany Auto Show

The Albany Auto Show
Location: MVP Arena, 51 S. Pearl St., Albany, NY, 12207
Phone: 518-452-0584
Join us at the 2023 #AlbanyAutoShow for three days of the hottest cars - including new EV vehicles - classic cars, family activities, prizes, & so much more.
Tickets are available on-site at the box office. They can also be purchased online.
 

The Great New York State Model Train Fair

The Great New York State Model Train Fair Time: 10:00 AM
Host/Presenter: The Central New York Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society
Location: Great New York State Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd, Syracuse, NY, 13209
Phone: 1-315-451-6551
The oldest and largest Model Train show and sale in New York State featuring over 25+ operating train layouts, 300 vendor tables and a miniature children’s train ride! Tickets are sold at the door - No advance sale tickets available - FREE PARKING. There is plenty of free parking at the fairgrounds and shuttle buses are scheduled at regular intervals between The Center of Progress and outlying parking areas.
 

Christmas in the Country - Hamburg

Christmas in the Country - Hamburg Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Event Center on the Fairgrounds
Location: 5820 South Park Ave., Hamburg, NY, 14075
Phone: 910-799-9424
Email: info@wnypremierpromotions.com
, Christmas in the Country is the nation’s premier Holiday Artisan Market and a grand Western New York tradition. Welcoming artisans from all over the country, our flagship event has been voted the #1 Artisan Market for the past decade. Attendees to Christmas in the Country will find unique and only handcrafted creations including home décor, gourmet foods, craft spirits and wine, trendsetting jewelry, hand poured aromatic candles, children’s toys, custom furniture, stylish pottery, original wall art, gifts for pets, and holiday gift items galore. This is the opportunity to make your gift buying meaningful and shopping festive!
 

Albany Lantern Parade 2023

Albany Lantern Parade 2023 Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Host/Presenter: Washington Park Lake House
Location: Albany , NY
8th annual Albany Lantern Parade!
A simple celebration of light and community gathering at sunset to walk with handmade lanterns in a historic park.
This event is free and accessible, and all are welcome.
Battery-operated candles will be available for use during the walk.
In-person lantern-making workshops will be scheduled - keep an eye on this page for details!
Schedule for Sunday, Nov 5:
4:30 meet at Lakehouse (music provided by the Albany High School Jazz Ensemble)
~5:15 begin walk (around lake to the bridge and back)
~5:45 enjoy refreshments and say goodnight!
 

Tomorrows: Artists Address Our Uncertain Future

Tomorrows: Artists Address Our Uncertain Future Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: 137 East Ave, Rochester, NY, 14604
Phone: 585-461-2222
Email: info@rochestercontemporary.org
Opening Reception: First Friday, October 6, 6-9pm
On view October 6, 2023 - November 12, 2023; Open: Wed-Sun 12-5pm / Fri 12-9pm

‘Tomorrows’ considers how today’s artists engage with our swiftly changing world to contemplate how and where we go from here. Included in the exhibition is work from, Eva Davidova, [phylum] Carlos Castellanos, Johnny DiBlasi, Bello Bello, Jude Griebel, Eryk Salvaggio, and Sam Van Aken.

Image: Still from ‘Garden for Drowning Descendent’, an immersive, mixed reality participatory installation by Eva Davidova

$2 / Free For RoCo Members
 

Fall in Love with Arts & Crafts

Fall in Love with Arts & Crafts Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Greystone Castle
Location: 201 North Main Street, Canastota, NY, 13032
Phone: 315-697-3802
Email: info@thegreystonecastle.com
Get your holiday shopping started with 3 floors of artisans and all handmade gifts. There will also be a food truck both days and Dungeon tours on the hour, both days.
Please note: Handicapped accessible to 2 floors, top floor via stairs only.
Admission: $5/pp Sr. Citizens - $4/pp

Dungeon Tours:$3/Adult; $2/ages 12 & younger
 

Events for November 6

The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze

The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze Time: 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location: Van Cortlandt Manor, 525 S. Riverside, Croton-on-Hudson, NY, 10520
Email: info@hudsonvalley.org
Select Dates from September 15 - November 19: Visit website for exact dates and times.

Meander through an 18th-century landscape and discover a breathtaking display of more than 7,000 illuminated jack o’ lanterns—all designed and hand-carved on site by our team of artisans. Witness more than 7,000 spooky, hand-carved pumpkins illuminate the grounds at the Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze at the historic Van Cortlandt Manor. Complete with synchronized lighting and an original soundtrack, this one-of-a-kind event is not to be missed!

New for 2023, see our twirling pumpkin Ferris wheel and take in our gourd-eous circus sideshow!
 

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week Host/Presenter: Valley Table Magazine
Location: Various locations in the Hudson Valley,
Phone: 845-486-9500
Offered each Spring and Fall and produced by The Valley Table magazine, Hudson Valley Restaurant Week is the largest and most successful dining event in the region. More than 150 restaurants are participating in the event, including at least 18 new ones in Sullivan County. During Restaurant Week, participating restaurants now have 2 different tiered priced points to choose from. All meals are three courses (keeping in mind tax, beverages and gratuity are not included).
The event is made possible by generous sponsors who are leaders in the Hudson Valley in supporting the local economy.
 

Tomorrows: Artists Address Our Uncertain Future

Tomorrows: Artists Address Our Uncertain Future Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: 137 East Ave, Rochester, NY, 14604
Phone: 585-461-2222
Email: info@rochestercontemporary.org
Opening Reception: First Friday, October 6, 6-9pm
On view October 6, 2023 - November 12, 2023; Open: Wed-Sun 12-5pm / Fri 12-9pm

‘Tomorrows’ considers how today’s artists engage with our swiftly changing world to contemplate how and where we go from here. Included in the exhibition is work from, Eva Davidova, [phylum] Carlos Castellanos, Johnny DiBlasi, Bello Bello, Jude Griebel, Eryk Salvaggio, and Sam Van Aken.

Image: Still from ‘Garden for Drowning Descendent’, an immersive, mixed reality participatory installation by Eva Davidova

$2 / Free For RoCo Members
 

Mah Jongg Tournament

Mah Jongg Tournament Time: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: 70 East Main Street, Victor, NY, 14564
Phone: 585-924-2637
Email: jpritchard@owwl.org
Please join us for our annual Mah Jongg Tournament and library fundraiser. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers. Lunch & beverages provided. Please bring your own 2023 Mah Jongg card. $30 entry fee (non-refundable). All proceeds benefit the library.
 

Events for November 7

The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze

The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze Time: 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location: Van Cortlandt Manor, 525 S. Riverside, Croton-on-Hudson, NY, 10520
Email: info@hudsonvalley.org
Select Dates from September 15 - November 19: Visit website for exact dates and times.

Meander through an 18th-century landscape and discover a breathtaking display of more than 7,000 illuminated jack o’ lanterns—all designed and hand-carved on site by our team of artisans. Witness more than 7,000 spooky, hand-carved pumpkins illuminate the grounds at the Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze at the historic Van Cortlandt Manor. Complete with synchronized lighting and an original soundtrack, this one-of-a-kind event is not to be missed!

New for 2023, see our twirling pumpkin Ferris wheel and take in our gourd-eous circus sideshow!
 

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week Host/Presenter: Valley Table Magazine
Location: Various locations in the Hudson Valley,
Phone: 845-486-9500
Offered each Spring and Fall and produced by The Valley Table magazine, Hudson Valley Restaurant Week is the largest and most successful dining event in the region. More than 150 restaurants are participating in the event, including at least 18 new ones in Sullivan County. During Restaurant Week, participating restaurants now have 2 different tiered priced points to choose from. All meals are three courses (keeping in mind tax, beverages and gratuity are not included).
The event is made possible by generous sponsors who are leaders in the Hudson Valley in supporting the local economy.
 

Tomorrows: Artists Address Our Uncertain Future

Tomorrows: Artists Address Our Uncertain Future Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: 137 East Ave, Rochester, NY, 14604
Phone: 585-461-2222
Email: info@rochestercontemporary.org
Opening Reception: First Friday, October 6, 6-9pm
On view October 6, 2023 - November 12, 2023; Open: Wed-Sun 12-5pm / Fri 12-9pm

‘Tomorrows’ considers how today’s artists engage with our swiftly changing world to contemplate how and where we go from here. Included in the exhibition is work from, Eva Davidova, [phylum] Carlos Castellanos, Johnny DiBlasi, Bello Bello, Jude Griebel, Eryk Salvaggio, and Sam Van Aken.

Image: Still from ‘Garden for Drowning Descendent’, an immersive, mixed reality participatory installation by Eva Davidova

$2 / Free For RoCo Members
 

Widlund Gallery | The Art of Illustration Exhibit

Widlund Gallery | The Art of Illustration Exhibit Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: 228 Main Street, North Creek, NY, 12853
Phone: 518-251-2505
Email: assistant@tannerypondcenter.org
Tuesday | November 7 - Saturday | December 16 - Opening Reception: Friday, November 17 | 5-7 PM
Gallery Hours: Tues – Fri, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Sat, 12:00 - 4:00 PM | additional hours by appointment

The Art of Illustration exhibit features original painted illustrations from children’s books created by local artists Kate Hartley, Jan Palmer and Anthony Richichi, as well as Jan Palmer’s new Witches Dance portraits! We’ll be exhibiting original illustrations (as well as sketches, books and materials in the glass cases) from Kate Hartley, Jan Palmer and Anthony Richichi. The artists will have books, prints and more for sale on their opening night, and plan to do readings/signings throughout the exhibit.
 

Events for November 8

The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze

The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze Time: 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location: Van Cortlandt Manor, 525 S. Riverside, Croton-on-Hudson, NY, 10520
Email: info@hudsonvalley.org
Select Dates from September 15 - November 19: Visit website for exact dates and times.

Meander through an 18th-century landscape and discover a breathtaking display of more than 7,000 illuminated jack o’ lanterns—all designed and hand-carved on site by our team of artisans. Witness more than 7,000 spooky, hand-carved pumpkins illuminate the grounds at the Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze at the historic Van Cortlandt Manor. Complete with synchronized lighting and an original soundtrack, this one-of-a-kind event is not to be missed!

New for 2023, see our twirling pumpkin Ferris wheel and take in our gourd-eous circus sideshow!
 

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week Host/Presenter: Valley Table Magazine
Location: Various locations in the Hudson Valley,
Phone: 845-486-9500
Offered each Spring and Fall and produced by The Valley Table magazine, Hudson Valley Restaurant Week is the largest and most successful dining event in the region. More than 150 restaurants are participating in the event, including at least 18 new ones in Sullivan County. During Restaurant Week, participating restaurants now have 2 different tiered priced points to choose from. All meals are three courses (keeping in mind tax, beverages and gratuity are not included).
The event is made possible by generous sponsors who are leaders in the Hudson Valley in supporting the local economy.
 

Tomorrows: Artists Address Our Uncertain Future

Tomorrows: Artists Address Our Uncertain Future Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: 137 East Ave, Rochester, NY, 14604
Phone: 585-461-2222
Email: info@rochestercontemporary.org
Opening Reception: First Friday, October 6, 6-9pm
On view October 6, 2023 - November 12, 2023; Open: Wed-Sun 12-5pm / Fri 12-9pm

‘Tomorrows’ considers how today’s artists engage with our swiftly changing world to contemplate how and where we go from here. Included in the exhibition is work from, Eva Davidova, [phylum] Carlos Castellanos, Johnny DiBlasi, Bello Bello, Jude Griebel, Eryk Salvaggio, and Sam Van Aken.

Image: Still from ‘Garden for Drowning Descendent’, an immersive, mixed reality participatory installation by Eva Davidova

$2 / Free For RoCo Members
 

Widlund Gallery | The Art of Illustration Exhibit

Widlund Gallery | The Art of Illustration Exhibit Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: 228 Main Street, North Creek, NY, 12853
Phone: 518-251-2505
Email: assistant@tannerypondcenter.org
Tuesday | November 7 - Saturday | December 16 - Opening Reception: Friday, November 17 | 5-7 PM
Gallery Hours: Tues – Fri, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Sat, 12:00 - 4:00 PM | additional hours by appointment

The Art of Illustration exhibit features original painted illustrations from children’s books created by local artists Kate Hartley, Jan Palmer and Anthony Richichi, as well as Jan Palmer’s new Witches Dance portraits! We’ll be exhibiting original illustrations (as well as sketches, books and materials in the glass cases) from Kate Hartley, Jan Palmer and Anthony Richichi. The artists will have books, prints and more for sale on their opening night, and plan to do readings/signings throughout the exhibit.
 

Empire State Archives & History Award

Empire State Archives & History Award Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Cultural Education Center, 222 Madison Avenue, Albany, NY, 12210
Phone: 518-486-7105
Email: aptrust@nysed.gov
Presented by the New York State Archives Partnership Trust, this signature award of distinction acknowledges an individual's outstanding contributions as a national figure to advance the understanding and uses of history within our society. The event will be held on Tuesday, November 1, 2022, at the Cultural Education Center, located at 222 Madison Avenue in Albany, as well as simulcast to audiences across the state and nation.

 

Taste of Twin Counties Fundraiser for CCE

Taste of Twin Counties Fundraiser for CCE Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Host/Presenter: Cornell Cooperative Extension
Location: 60 Ostrander Road, Ghent, NY, 12075
Phone: 518-622-9820 x100
Email: jkb254@cornell.edu
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia and Greene Counties invites you to join the board and staff on Wednesday, Nov. 8th from 5:30-7:30 PM for a fundraiser dinner to support the work of our association. At the event you can enjoy a Taste NY inspired charcuterie table, local dessert, silent auction, and a TBA guest speaker. Located at The BARN at Liberty Farms in Ghent, NY. Please register through the Eventbrite link provided.
 

Events for November 9

The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze

The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze Time: 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location: Van Cortlandt Manor, 525 S. Riverside, Croton-on-Hudson, NY, 10520
Email: info@hudsonvalley.org
Select Dates from September 15 - November 19: Visit website for exact dates and times.

Meander through an 18th-century landscape and discover a breathtaking display of more than 7,000 illuminated jack o’ lanterns—all designed and hand-carved on site by our team of artisans. Witness more than 7,000 spooky, hand-carved pumpkins illuminate the grounds at the Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze at the historic Van Cortlandt Manor. Complete with synchronized lighting and an original soundtrack, this one-of-a-kind event is not to be missed!

New for 2023, see our twirling pumpkin Ferris wheel and take in our gourd-eous circus sideshow!
 

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week Host/Presenter: Valley Table Magazine
Location: Various locations in the Hudson Valley,
Phone: 845-486-9500
Offered each Spring and Fall and produced by The Valley Table magazine, Hudson Valley Restaurant Week is the largest and most successful dining event in the region. More than 150 restaurants are participating in the event, including at least 18 new ones in Sullivan County. During Restaurant Week, participating restaurants now have 2 different tiered priced points to choose from. All meals are three courses (keeping in mind tax, beverages and gratuity are not included).
The event is made possible by generous sponsors who are leaders in the Hudson Valley in supporting the local economy.
 

Jungle Bells: Holiday Lights

Jungle Bells: Holiday Lights Time: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Animal Adventure Park
Location: 85 Martin Hill Road, Harpursville, NY, 13787
Email: guestservices@theanimaladventurepark.com
Thursdays-Sundays, Nov. 9 through Dec. 30: BONUS DAYS, Nov. 22, Dec. 26 & 27 - CLOSED Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas

The holiday spirit is alive and shining bright at Animal Adventure Park boasting the largest lights display in the area, hosted throughout the grounds of the park. Santa will also be enjoying the park and checking on its animals every Friday and Saturday from 5-8pm (Nov. 9-Dec. 23)! He said he will be happy to say "Ho Ho Hello" & snap a photo with our guests!
 

Tomorrows: Artists Address Our Uncertain Future

Tomorrows: Artists Address Our Uncertain Future Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: 137 East Ave, Rochester, NY, 14604
Phone: 585-461-2222
Email: info@rochestercontemporary.org
Opening Reception: First Friday, October 6, 6-9pm
On view October 6, 2023 - November 12, 2023; Open: Wed-Sun 12-5pm / Fri 12-9pm

‘Tomorrows’ considers how today’s artists engage with our swiftly changing world to contemplate how and where we go from here. Included in the exhibition is work from, Eva Davidova, [phylum] Carlos Castellanos, Johnny DiBlasi, Bello Bello, Jude Griebel, Eryk Salvaggio, and Sam Van Aken.

Image: Still from ‘Garden for Drowning Descendent’, an immersive, mixed reality participatory installation by Eva Davidova

$2 / Free For RoCo Members
 

Widlund Gallery | The Art of Illustration Exhibit

Widlund Gallery | The Art of Illustration Exhibit Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: 228 Main Street, North Creek, NY, 12853
Phone: 518-251-2505
Email: assistant@tannerypondcenter.org
Tuesday | November 7 - Saturday | December 16 - Opening Reception: Friday, November 17 | 5-7 PM
Gallery Hours: Tues – Fri, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Sat, 12:00 - 4:00 PM | additional hours by appointment

The Art of Illustration exhibit features original painted illustrations from children’s books created by local artists Kate Hartley, Jan Palmer and Anthony Richichi, as well as Jan Palmer’s new Witches Dance portraits! We’ll be exhibiting original illustrations (as well as sketches, books and materials in the glass cases) from Kate Hartley, Jan Palmer and Anthony Richichi. The artists will have books, prints and more for sale on their opening night, and plan to do readings/signings throughout the exhibit.
 

Events for November 10

The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze

The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze Time: 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location: Van Cortlandt Manor, 525 S. Riverside, Croton-on-Hudson, NY, 10520
Email: info@hudsonvalley.org
Select Dates from September 15 - November 19: Visit website for exact dates and times.

Meander through an 18th-century landscape and discover a breathtaking display of more than 7,000 illuminated jack o’ lanterns—all designed and hand-carved on site by our team of artisans. Witness more than 7,000 spooky, hand-carved pumpkins illuminate the grounds at the Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze at the historic Van Cortlandt Manor. Complete with synchronized lighting and an original soundtrack, this one-of-a-kind event is not to be missed!

New for 2023, see our twirling pumpkin Ferris wheel and take in our gourd-eous circus sideshow!
 

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week Host/Presenter: Valley Table Magazine
Location: Various locations in the Hudson Valley,
Phone: 845-486-9500
Offered each Spring and Fall and produced by The Valley Table magazine, Hudson Valley Restaurant Week is the largest and most successful dining event in the region. More than 150 restaurants are participating in the event, including at least 18 new ones in Sullivan County. During Restaurant Week, participating restaurants now have 2 different tiered priced points to choose from. All meals are three courses (keeping in mind tax, beverages and gratuity are not included).
The event is made possible by generous sponsors who are leaders in the Hudson Valley in supporting the local economy.
 

Jungle Bells: Holiday Lights

Jungle Bells: Holiday Lights Time: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Animal Adventure Park
Location: 85 Martin Hill Road, Harpursville, NY, 13787
Email: guestservices@theanimaladventurepark.com
Thursdays-Sundays, Nov. 9 through Dec. 30: BONUS DAYS, Nov. 22, Dec. 26 & 27 - CLOSED Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas

The holiday spirit is alive and shining bright at Animal Adventure Park boasting the largest lights display in the area, hosted throughout the grounds of the park. Santa will also be enjoying the park and checking on its animals every Friday and Saturday from 5-8pm (Nov. 9-Dec. 23)! He said he will be happy to say "Ho Ho Hello" & snap a photo with our guests!
 

Holiday Shoppes Craft Show & Vendor Event

Holiday Shoppes Craft Show & Vendor Event Time: 10:00 AM
Location: New York State Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd, Syracuse, NY, 13209
Phone: 315-423-9773
The Junior League of Syracuse proudly presents the 28th annual Holiday Shoppes! Holiday Shoppes, the JLS’s annual fall fundraiser, is a three-day holiday marketplace known throughout Central New York as a shopping destination. Holiday Shoppes offers boutique shopping at its best, featuring an impressive array of unique and distinctive merchants.
 

Christmas in the Country – Rochester

Christmas in the Country – Rochester Host/Presenter: Rochester Dome Arena
Location: 2695 E. Henrietta Road, Henrietta, NY, 14467
Phone: 1-910-799-9424
Email: info@wnypremierpromotions.com
This three day shopping event features over 200 artisans and artists from across the country. Patrons will discover unique and only handcrafted creations including gourmet food, craft wine and spirits, spa quality bath and beauty products, trendsetting jewelry, hand poured aromatic candles, eco-friendly clothing, pottery, original wall art, custom woodwork, home décor and holiday gift items galore. Inspire your holiday shopping and gift giving at this festive artisan market!
 

Medieval Feast Dinner Theatre

Medieval Feast Dinner Theatre Time: 7:00 PM, 2 PM Sunday
Location: Peek'n Peak, 1405 Olde Road, Clymer, NY, 14724
Phone: 1-716-355-4141
The Riverside Players bring the legendary Medieval Feast to Peek'n Peak. Journey back to the age of kings and queens, knights and damsels, jesters and jousters. Join in the fun as your wenches and knaves not only perform, but also serve a plentiful feast. Eat, drink and be merry - all without utensils!
 

Tomorrows: Artists Address Our Uncertain Future

Tomorrows: Artists Address Our Uncertain Future Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: 137 East Ave, Rochester, NY, 14604
Phone: 585-461-2222
Email: info@rochestercontemporary.org
Opening Reception: First Friday, October 6, 6-9pm
On view October 6, 2023 - November 12, 2023; Open: Wed-Sun 12-5pm / Fri 12-9pm

‘Tomorrows’ considers how today’s artists engage with our swiftly changing world to contemplate how and where we go from here. Included in the exhibition is work from, Eva Davidova, [phylum] Carlos Castellanos, Johnny DiBlasi, Bello Bello, Jude Griebel, Eryk Salvaggio, and Sam Van Aken.

Image: Still from ‘Garden for Drowning Descendent’, an immersive, mixed reality participatory installation by Eva Davidova

$2 / Free For RoCo Members
 

Widlund Gallery | The Art of Illustration Exhibit

Widlund Gallery | The Art of Illustration Exhibit Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: 228 Main Street, North Creek, NY, 12853
Phone: 518-251-2505
Email: assistant@tannerypondcenter.org
Tuesday | November 7 - Saturday | December 16 - Opening Reception: Friday, November 17 | 5-7 PM
Gallery Hours: Tues – Fri, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Sat, 12:00 - 4:00 PM | additional hours by appointment

The Art of Illustration exhibit features original painted illustrations from children’s books created by local artists Kate Hartley, Jan Palmer and Anthony Richichi, as well as Jan Palmer’s new Witches Dance portraits! We’ll be exhibiting original illustrations (as well as sketches, books and materials in the glass cases) from Kate Hartley, Jan Palmer and Anthony Richichi. The artists will have books, prints and more for sale on their opening night, and plan to do readings/signings throughout the exhibit.
 

Chilly Willy Winter's Eve Tours

Chilly Willy Winter's Eve Tours Time: 11:00 AM - 4:00 AM
Location: 90 County Route 42 , Coxsackie, NY, 12051
Email: operations@gchistory.org
The Bronck Museum will once again be holding its popular Chilly Willy Winter’s Eve tours. These special content tours are designed to provide visitors with a small taste of winter living in times past, long before the comfort and convenience provided by central heating and artificial light made winter life much easier. A costumed guide will lead visitors through the interiors of the venerable Bronck houses decorated for the celebration of the late fall and early winter holidays of Martinmas, St. Nicholas Day and St. Lucia Day. The old traditions associated with these now largely forgotten holidays will be remembered and retold. What a great way to begin your holiday season!

The Chilly Willy tours will be offered at 1pm and 3pm on Friday, N
 

Festival of Trees

Festival of Trees Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: 746 Route 23b, Leeds, NY, 12451
Email: thefestivaloftrees@yahoo.com
Fri., Nov. 11, 7-10pm; Saturday, Nov. 12, 10am to 5pm; Sunday, Nov. 13, 10am to 4pm

The Fortnightly Club of Catskill proudly announces celebrating 27 years of the Festival of Trees with this years event with the opening night kicking off on Friday, Nov. 11, at Anthony's Banquet Hall, Leeds, NY. Come feel the holiday spirit by seeing the beautifully decorated trees and wreaths that can be yours by silent bid. There will be plenty of food, vendors and gift ideas with live entertainment and of course Santa. Reservations suggested to ensure your spot. COVID guidelines will be followed. All proceeds of this fundraiser go to the local community and we would love your support. For more information visit Festival of Trees, Fortnightly
 

MacKenzie-Childs Warehouse Sale

MacKenzie-Childs Warehouse Sale Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: 107 Salem St, Union Springs, NY, 13160
Phone: 315-956-1277
Email: customerservice@mackenzie-childs.com
The MacKenzie-Childs Warehouse Sale is back! Save up to 70% on thousands of styles, including enamelware, seasonal, and the biggest selection of Patience Brewster collectibles ever!

A quick drive from anywhere in Central New York, the Warehouse Sale is held indoors, so you’ll shop in comfort.

For more info, visit mackenzie-childs.com/warehousesale.
 

Veterans’ Day Weekend @ Frost Valley

Veterans’ Day Weekend @ Frost Valley Time: 3:00 PM
Location: 2000 Frost Valley Road, Claryville, NY, 12725
Phone: 8459852291
Email: reservations@frostvalley.org
We provide retreats for veterans and their families. Connect with others who have shared a similar journey and reconnect with friends and family in a spectacular, natural setting. 
*FREE for veterans, $184 for guests in camp-style lodging. 
 

Events for November 11

The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze

The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze Time: 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location: Van Cortlandt Manor, 525 S. Riverside, Croton-on-Hudson, NY, 10520
Email: info@hudsonvalley.org
Select Dates from September 15 - November 19: Visit website for exact dates and times.

Meander through an 18th-century landscape and discover a breathtaking display of more than 7,000 illuminated jack o’ lanterns—all designed and hand-carved on site by our team of artisans. Witness more than 7,000 spooky, hand-carved pumpkins illuminate the grounds at the Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze at the historic Van Cortlandt Manor. Complete with synchronized lighting and an original soundtrack, this one-of-a-kind event is not to be missed!

New for 2023, see our twirling pumpkin Ferris wheel and take in our gourd-eous circus sideshow!
 

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week Host/Presenter: Valley Table Magazine
Location: Various locations in the Hudson Valley,
Phone: 845-486-9500
Offered each Spring and Fall and produced by The Valley Table magazine, Hudson Valley Restaurant Week is the largest and most successful dining event in the region. More than 150 restaurants are participating in the event, including at least 18 new ones in Sullivan County. During Restaurant Week, participating restaurants now have 2 different tiered priced points to choose from. All meals are three courses (keeping in mind tax, beverages and gratuity are not included).
The event is made possible by generous sponsors who are leaders in the Hudson Valley in supporting the local economy.
 

Jungle Bells: Holiday Lights

Jungle Bells: Holiday Lights Time: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Animal Adventure Park
Location: 85 Martin Hill Road, Harpursville, NY, 13787
Email: guestservices@theanimaladventurepark.com
Thursdays-Sundays, Nov. 9 through Dec. 30: BONUS DAYS, Nov. 22, Dec. 26 & 27 - CLOSED Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas

The holiday spirit is alive and shining bright at Animal Adventure Park boasting the largest lights display in the area, hosted throughout the grounds of the park. Santa will also be enjoying the park and checking on its animals every Friday and Saturday from 5-8pm (Nov. 9-Dec. 23)! He said he will be happy to say "Ho Ho Hello" & snap a photo with our guests!
 

Holiday Shoppes Craft Show & Vendor Event

Holiday Shoppes Craft Show & Vendor Event Time: 10:00 AM
Location: New York State Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd, Syracuse, NY, 13209
Phone: 315-423-9773
The Junior League of Syracuse proudly presents the 28th annual Holiday Shoppes! Holiday Shoppes, the JLS’s annual fall fundraiser, is a three-day holiday marketplace known throughout Central New York as a shopping destination. Holiday Shoppes offers boutique shopping at its best, featuring an impressive array of unique and distinctive merchants.
 

Christmas in the Country – Rochester

Christmas in the Country – Rochester Host/Presenter: Rochester Dome Arena
Location: 2695 E. Henrietta Road, Henrietta, NY, 14467
Phone: 1-910-799-9424
Email: info@wnypremierpromotions.com
This three day shopping event features over 200 artisans and artists from across the country. Patrons will discover unique and only handcrafted creations including gourmet food, craft wine and spirits, spa quality bath and beauty products, trendsetting jewelry, hand poured aromatic candles, eco-friendly clothing, pottery, original wall art, custom woodwork, home décor and holiday gift items galore. Inspire your holiday shopping and gift giving at this festive artisan market!
 

Medieval Feast Dinner Theatre

Medieval Feast Dinner Theatre Time: 7:00 PM, 2 PM Sunday
Location: Peek'n Peak, 1405 Olde Road, Clymer, NY, 14724
Phone: 1-716-355-4141
The Riverside Players bring the legendary Medieval Feast to Peek'n Peak. Journey back to the age of kings and queens, knights and damsels, jesters and jousters. Join in the fun as your wenches and knaves not only perform, but also serve a plentiful feast. Eat, drink and be merry - all without utensils!
 

Candlelight Concerts: Vivaldi’s Four Seasons

Candlelight Concerts: Vivaldi’s Four Seasons Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Palace Theatre, 2384 James St, Syracuse, NY, 13206
Candlelight concerts bring the magic of a live, multi-sensory musical experience to awe-inspiring locations like never seen before in Syracuse. Get your tickets now to discover the music of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons & More at The Palace Theatre, Syracuse under the gentle glow of candlelight.
 

Candlelight Concerts:Vivaldi's Four Seasons & More

Candlelight Concerts:Vivaldi's Four Seasons & More Time: 6:30 PM, 9pm
Location: Palace Theatre, 2384 James St, Syracuse, NY, 13206
Phone: 315-463-9240
Candlelight concerts bring the magic of a live, multi-sensory musical experience to awe-inspiring locations like never seen before in Syracuse. Get your tickets now to discover the music of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons & More at The Palace Theatre, Syracuse under the gentle glow of candlelight. Two showtimes: 6:30 and 9 p.m.

Check the website for the program lineup.
 

Skating Party with the Snow Sisters:

Skating Party with the Snow Sisters: Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: Kiwanis Ice Arena, 6 Small World Ave., Saugerties, NY,
Phone: 845-247-2590
Skating, photos, a live sing-a-long, and more. The princesses will be on the ice, skating and singing and photo ops during and after the event.
 

Tomorrows: Artists Address Our Uncertain Future

Tomorrows: Artists Address Our Uncertain Future Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: 137 East Ave, Rochester, NY, 14604
Phone: 585-461-2222
Email: info@rochestercontemporary.org
Opening Reception: First Friday, October 6, 6-9pm
On view October 6, 2023 - November 12, 2023; Open: Wed-Sun 12-5pm / Fri 12-9pm

‘Tomorrows’ considers how today’s artists engage with our swiftly changing world to contemplate how and where we go from here. Included in the exhibition is work from, Eva Davidova, [phylum] Carlos Castellanos, Johnny DiBlasi, Bello Bello, Jude Griebel, Eryk Salvaggio, and Sam Van Aken.

Image: Still from ‘Garden for Drowning Descendent’, an immersive, mixed reality participatory installation by Eva Davidova

$2 / Free For RoCo Members
 

Widlund Gallery | The Art of Illustration Exhibit

Widlund Gallery | The Art of Illustration Exhibit Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: 228 Main Street, North Creek, NY, 12853
Phone: 518-251-2505
Email: assistant@tannerypondcenter.org
Tuesday | November 7 - Saturday | December 16 - Opening Reception: Friday, November 17 | 5-7 PM
Gallery Hours: Tues – Fri, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Sat, 12:00 - 4:00 PM | additional hours by appointment

The Art of Illustration exhibit features original painted illustrations from children’s books created by local artists Kate Hartley, Jan Palmer and Anthony Richichi, as well as Jan Palmer’s new Witches Dance portraits! We’ll be exhibiting original illustrations (as well as sketches, books and materials in the glass cases) from Kate Hartley, Jan Palmer and Anthony Richichi. The artists will have books, prints and more for sale on their opening night, and plan to do readings/signings throughout the exhibit.
 

Chilly Willy Winter's Eve Tours

Chilly Willy Winter's Eve Tours Time: 11:00 AM - 4:00 AM
Location: 90 County Route 42 , Coxsackie, NY, 12051
Email: operations@gchistory.org
The Bronck Museum will once again be holding its popular Chilly Willy Winter’s Eve tours. These special content tours are designed to provide visitors with a small taste of winter living in times past, long before the comfort and convenience provided by central heating and artificial light made winter life much easier. A costumed guide will lead visitors through the interiors of the venerable Bronck houses decorated for the celebration of the late fall and early winter holidays of Martinmas, St. Nicholas Day and St. Lucia Day. The old traditions associated with these now largely forgotten holidays will be remembered and retold. What a great way to begin your holiday season!

The Chilly Willy tours will be offered at 1pm and 3pm on Friday, N
 

Festival of Trees

Festival of Trees Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: 746 Route 23b, Leeds, NY, 12451
Email: thefestivaloftrees@yahoo.com
Fri., Nov. 11, 7-10pm; Saturday, Nov. 12, 10am to 5pm; Sunday, Nov. 13, 10am to 4pm

The Fortnightly Club of Catskill proudly announces celebrating 27 years of the Festival of Trees with this years event with the opening night kicking off on Friday, Nov. 11, at Anthony's Banquet Hall, Leeds, NY. Come feel the holiday spirit by seeing the beautifully decorated trees and wreaths that can be yours by silent bid. There will be plenty of food, vendors and gift ideas with live entertainment and of course Santa. Reservations suggested to ensure your spot. COVID guidelines will be followed. All proceeds of this fundraiser go to the local community and we would love your support. For more information visit Festival of Trees, Fortnightly
 

MacKenzie-Childs Warehouse Sale

MacKenzie-Childs Warehouse Sale Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: 107 Salem St, Union Springs, NY, 13160
Phone: 315-956-1277
Email: customerservice@mackenzie-childs.com
The MacKenzie-Childs Warehouse Sale is back! Save up to 70% on thousands of styles, including enamelware, seasonal, and the biggest selection of Patience Brewster collectibles ever!

A quick drive from anywhere in Central New York, the Warehouse Sale is held indoors, so you’ll shop in comfort.

For more info, visit mackenzie-childs.com/warehousesale.
 

Veterans’ Day Weekend @ Frost Valley

Veterans’ Day Weekend @ Frost Valley Time: 3:00 PM
Location: 2000 Frost Valley Road, Claryville, NY, 12725
Phone: 8459852291
Email: reservations@frostvalley.org
We provide retreats for veterans and their families. Connect with others who have shared a similar journey and reconnect with friends and family in a spectacular, natural setting. 
*FREE for veterans, $184 for guests in camp-style lodging. 
 

CONCERT | Professor Louie & The Crowmatix

CONCERT | Professor Louie & The Crowmatix Time: 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location: 228 Main Street, PO Box 54, North Creek, NY, 12853
Phone: 518-251-2505
Email: assistant@tannerypondcenter.org
Saturday, November 11 | 7:30-9:30 PM. Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 Day of Concert, FREE for Youth 18 and younger.
For advance price tickets, please visit the TPC box office, or call (518) 251-2505, or purchase online thru Eventbrite. Some "Day of Event" tickets are reserved for purchase at the box office.

Professor Louie & the Crowmatix is “Roots Music Royalty” playing the fabric of American Music Roots Music at it’s best! Grammy nominated Professor Louie & The Crowmatix, from The Hudson Valley, perform at numerous Festivals, Theaters, Clubs and Art Centers averaging 150 performances a year. Their shows present a diverse set list with songs.
 

Dickens Christmas

Dickens Christmas Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Genesee, Jordan and Fennell streets, Skaneateles, NY, 13152
Phone: 315-685-0552
Email: info@skaneateles.com
Every Saturday and Sunday from Nov. 24 through Dec 23 PLUS Sun Dec 24 Noon-2:30pm

Join Charles Dickens, Queen Victoria and their entourage for the 28th edition of Dickens Christmas, noon to 4 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday through Dec. 238, with an abbreviated production (noon to 2:30 p.m.) Christmas Eve. Merriment for the whole family: Charles Dickens and his cast of over 40 characters will interact with residents and visitors in the streets, stores, and restaurants. Don't miss lively acts at the Gazebo, live music, unique shopping, wonderful food, and horse and wagon rides around the Village. Great shopping throughout the village.
 

Events for November 12

The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze

The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze Time: 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location: Van Cortlandt Manor, 525 S. Riverside, Croton-on-Hudson, NY, 10520
Email: info@hudsonvalley.org
Select Dates from September 15 - November 19: Visit website for exact dates and times.

Meander through an 18th-century landscape and discover a breathtaking display of more than 7,000 illuminated jack o’ lanterns—all designed and hand-carved on site by our team of artisans. Witness more than 7,000 spooky, hand-carved pumpkins illuminate the grounds at the Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze at the historic Van Cortlandt Manor. Complete with synchronized lighting and an original soundtrack, this one-of-a-kind event is not to be missed!

New for 2023, see our twirling pumpkin Ferris wheel and take in our gourd-eous circus sideshow!
 

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week Host/Presenter: Valley Table Magazine
Location: Various locations in the Hudson Valley,
Phone: 845-486-9500
Offered each Spring and Fall and produced by The Valley Table magazine, Hudson Valley Restaurant Week is the largest and most successful dining event in the region. More than 150 restaurants are participating in the event, including at least 18 new ones in Sullivan County. During Restaurant Week, participating restaurants now have 2 different tiered priced points to choose from. All meals are three courses (keeping in mind tax, beverages and gratuity are not included).
The event is made possible by generous sponsors who are leaders in the Hudson Valley in supporting the local economy.
 

Jungle Bells: Holiday Lights

Jungle Bells: Holiday Lights Time: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Animal Adventure Park
Location: 85 Martin Hill Road, Harpursville, NY, 13787
Email: guestservices@theanimaladventurepark.com
Thursdays-Sundays, Nov. 9 through Dec. 30: BONUS DAYS, Nov. 22, Dec. 26 & 27 - CLOSED Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas

The holiday spirit is alive and shining bright at Animal Adventure Park boasting the largest lights display in the area, hosted throughout the grounds of the park. Santa will also be enjoying the park and checking on its animals every Friday and Saturday from 5-8pm (Nov. 9-Dec. 23)! He said he will be happy to say "Ho Ho Hello" & snap a photo with our guests!
 

Holiday Shoppes Craft Show & Vendor Event

Holiday Shoppes Craft Show & Vendor Event Time: 10:00 AM
Location: New York State Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd, Syracuse, NY, 13209
Phone: 315-423-9773
The Junior League of Syracuse proudly presents the 28th annual Holiday Shoppes! Holiday Shoppes, the JLS’s annual fall fundraiser, is a three-day holiday marketplace known throughout Central New York as a shopping destination. Holiday Shoppes offers boutique shopping at its best, featuring an impressive array of unique and distinctive merchants.
 

Christmas in the Country – Rochester

Christmas in the Country – Rochester Host/Presenter: Rochester Dome Arena
Location: 2695 E. Henrietta Road, Henrietta, NY, 14467
Phone: 1-910-799-9424
Email: info@wnypremierpromotions.com
This three day shopping event features over 200 artisans and artists from across the country. Patrons will discover unique and only handcrafted creations including gourmet food, craft wine and spirits, spa quality bath and beauty products, trendsetting jewelry, hand poured aromatic candles, eco-friendly clothing, pottery, original wall art, custom woodwork, home décor and holiday gift items galore. Inspire your holiday shopping and gift giving at this festive artisan market!
 

Medieval Feast Dinner Theatre

Medieval Feast Dinner Theatre Time: 7:00 PM, 2 PM Sunday
Location: Peek'n Peak, 1405 Olde Road, Clymer, NY, 14724
Phone: 1-716-355-4141
The Riverside Players bring the legendary Medieval Feast to Peek'n Peak. Journey back to the age of kings and queens, knights and damsels, jesters and jousters. Join in the fun as your wenches and knaves not only perform, but also serve a plentiful feast. Eat, drink and be merry - all without utensils!
 

Tomorrows: Artists Address Our Uncertain Future

Tomorrows: Artists Address Our Uncertain Future Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: 137 East Ave, Rochester, NY, 14604
Phone: 585-461-2222
Email: info@rochestercontemporary.org
Opening Reception: First Friday, October 6, 6-9pm
On view October 6, 2023 - November 12, 2023; Open: Wed-Sun 12-5pm / Fri 12-9pm

‘Tomorrows’ considers how today’s artists engage with our swiftly changing world to contemplate how and where we go from here. Included in the exhibition is work from, Eva Davidova, [phylum] Carlos Castellanos, Johnny DiBlasi, Bello Bello, Jude Griebel, Eryk Salvaggio, and Sam Van Aken.

Image: Still from ‘Garden for Drowning Descendent’, an immersive, mixed reality participatory installation by Eva Davidova

$2 / Free For RoCo Members
 

Widlund Gallery | The Art of Illustration Exhibit

Widlund Gallery | The Art of Illustration Exhibit Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: 228 Main Street, North Creek, NY, 12853
Phone: 518-251-2505
Email: assistant@tannerypondcenter.org
Tuesday | November 7 - Saturday | December 16 - Opening Reception: Friday, November 17 | 5-7 PM
Gallery Hours: Tues – Fri, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Sat, 12:00 - 4:00 PM | additional hours by appointment

The Art of Illustration exhibit features original painted illustrations from children’s books created by local artists Kate Hartley, Jan Palmer and Anthony Richichi, as well as Jan Palmer’s new Witches Dance portraits! We’ll be exhibiting original illustrations (as well as sketches, books and materials in the glass cases) from Kate Hartley, Jan Palmer and Anthony Richichi. The artists will have books, prints and more for sale on their opening night, and plan to do readings/signings throughout the exhibit.
 

Chilly Willy Winter's Eve Tours

Chilly Willy Winter's Eve Tours Time: 11:00 AM - 4:00 AM
Location: 90 County Route 42 , Coxsackie, NY, 12051
Email: operations@gchistory.org
The Bronck Museum will once again be holding its popular Chilly Willy Winter’s Eve tours. These special content tours are designed to provide visitors with a small taste of winter living in times past, long before the comfort and convenience provided by central heating and artificial light made winter life much easier. A costumed guide will lead visitors through the interiors of the venerable Bronck houses decorated for the celebration of the late fall and early winter holidays of Martinmas, St. Nicholas Day and St. Lucia Day. The old traditions associated with these now largely forgotten holidays will be remembered and retold. What a great way to begin your holiday season!

The Chilly Willy tours will be offered at 1pm and 3pm on Friday, N
 

Festival of Trees

Festival of Trees Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: 746 Route 23b, Leeds, NY, 12451
Email: thefestivaloftrees@yahoo.com
Fri., Nov. 11, 7-10pm; Saturday, Nov. 12, 10am to 5pm; Sunday, Nov. 13, 10am to 4pm

The Fortnightly Club of Catskill proudly announces celebrating 27 years of the Festival of Trees with this years event with the opening night kicking off on Friday, Nov. 11, at Anthony's Banquet Hall, Leeds, NY. Come feel the holiday spirit by seeing the beautifully decorated trees and wreaths that can be yours by silent bid. There will be plenty of food, vendors and gift ideas with live entertainment and of course Santa. Reservations suggested to ensure your spot. COVID guidelines will be followed. All proceeds of this fundraiser go to the local community and we would love your support. For more information visit Festival of Trees, Fortnightly
 

Veterans’ Day Weekend @ Frost Valley

Veterans’ Day Weekend @ Frost Valley Time: 3:00 PM
Location: 2000 Frost Valley Road, Claryville, NY, 12725
Phone: 8459852291
Email: reservations@frostvalley.org
We provide retreats for veterans and their families. Connect with others who have shared a similar journey and reconnect with friends and family in a spectacular, natural setting. 
*FREE for veterans, $184 for guests in camp-style lodging. 
 

Young Patriots Performance

Young Patriots Performance Time: 2:00 PM
Location: 17 Nelson St, Auburn, NY, 13021
Phone: 315-252-0339
Email: admin@willard-chapel.com
Join us on Sunday November 12, 2023 at 2:00 PM for the Young Patriots Performance with musician Susan May and her students. Featuring the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Cayuga County Chapter 704 to present the colors. Join in for the patriotic sing-alongs!

Tickets are free, but donations are appreciated. The Chapel is handicapped accessible through its north entrance off Seymour Street. Questions? Call us at 315-252-0339.
 

Events for November 13

The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze

The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze Time: 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location: Van Cortlandt Manor, 525 S. Riverside, Croton-on-Hudson, NY, 10520
Email: info@hudsonvalley.org
Select Dates from September 15 - November 19: Visit website for exact dates and times.

Meander through an 18th-century landscape and discover a breathtaking display of more than 7,000 illuminated jack o’ lanterns—all designed and hand-carved on site by our team of artisans. Witness more than 7,000 spooky, hand-carved pumpkins illuminate the grounds at the Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze at the historic Van Cortlandt Manor. Complete with synchronized lighting and an original soundtrack, this one-of-a-kind event is not to be missed!

New for 2023, see our twirling pumpkin Ferris wheel and take in our gourd-eous circus sideshow!
 

Jungle Bells: Holiday Lights

Jungle Bells: Holiday Lights Time: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Animal Adventure Park
Location: 85 Martin Hill Road, Harpursville, NY, 13787
Email: guestservices@theanimaladventurepark.com
Thursdays-Sundays, Nov. 9 through Dec. 30: BONUS DAYS, Nov. 22, Dec. 26 & 27 - CLOSED Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas

The holiday spirit is alive and shining bright at Animal Adventure Park boasting the largest lights display in the area, hosted throughout the grounds of the park. Santa will also be enjoying the park and checking on its animals every Friday and Saturday from 5-8pm (Nov. 9-Dec. 23)! He said he will be happy to say "Ho Ho Hello" & snap a photo with our guests!
 

Lights on the Lake

Lights on the Lake Time: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: 6790 Onondaga Lake Pkwy , Liverpool, NY, 13088
Phone: 1-315-453-6712
Come and be mesmerized as you drive through two miles of twinkling lights and sparkling displays at Liverpool’s Lights on the Lake.

Held each year from mid-November through the first week of January, Wegman's captivating display of lights features towering holiday displays, larger-than-life Land of Oz, a Twinkling Fantasy Forest, colorful arches, a delightful Victorian Village, animated scenes and more! There is a fee.

 

Widlund Gallery | The Art of Illustration Exhibit

Widlund Gallery | The Art of Illustration Exhibit Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: 228 Main Street, North Creek, NY, 12853
Phone: 518-251-2505
Email: assistant@tannerypondcenter.org
Tuesday | November 7 - Saturday | December 16 - Opening Reception: Friday, November 17 | 5-7 PM
Gallery Hours: Tues – Fri, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Sat, 12:00 - 4:00 PM | additional hours by appointment

The Art of Illustration exhibit features original painted illustrations from children’s books created by local artists Kate Hartley, Jan Palmer and Anthony Richichi, as well as Jan Palmer’s new Witches Dance portraits! We’ll be exhibiting original illustrations (as well as sketches, books and materials in the glass cases) from Kate Hartley, Jan Palmer and Anthony Richichi. The artists will have books, prints and more for sale on their opening night, and plan to do readings/signings throughout the exhibit.
 

Events for November 14

The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze

The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze Time: 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location: Van Cortlandt Manor, 525 S. Riverside, Croton-on-Hudson, NY, 10520
Email: info@hudsonvalley.org
Select Dates from September 15 - November 19: Visit website for exact dates and times.

Meander through an 18th-century landscape and discover a breathtaking display of more than 7,000 illuminated jack o’ lanterns—all designed and hand-carved on site by our team of artisans. Witness more than 7,000 spooky, hand-carved pumpkins illuminate the grounds at the Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze at the historic Van Cortlandt Manor. Complete with synchronized lighting and an original soundtrack, this one-of-a-kind event is not to be missed!

New for 2023, see our twirling pumpkin Ferris wheel and take in our gourd-eous circus sideshow!
 

Jungle Bells: Holiday Lights

Jungle Bells: Holiday Lights Time: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Animal Adventure Park
Location: 85 Martin Hill Road, Harpursville, NY, 13787
Email: guestservices@theanimaladventurepark.com
Thursdays-Sundays, Nov. 9 through Dec. 30: BONUS DAYS, Nov. 22, Dec. 26 & 27 - CLOSED Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas

The holiday spirit is alive and shining bright at Animal Adventure Park boasting the largest lights display in the area, hosted throughout the grounds of the park. Santa will also be enjoying the park and checking on its animals every Friday and Saturday from 5-8pm (Nov. 9-Dec. 23)! He said he will be happy to say "Ho Ho Hello" & snap a photo with our guests!
 

Lights on the Lake

Lights on the Lake Time: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: 6790 Onondaga Lake Pkwy , Liverpool, NY, 13088
Phone: 1-315-453-6712
Come and be mesmerized as you drive through two miles of twinkling lights and sparkling displays at Liverpool’s Lights on the Lake.

Held each year from mid-November through the first week of January, Wegman's captivating display of lights features towering holiday displays, larger-than-life Land of Oz, a Twinkling Fantasy Forest, colorful arches, a delightful Victorian Village, animated scenes and more! There is a fee.

 

Fairgrounds Festival of Lights

Fairgrounds Festival of Lights
Location: 5820 South Park Ave., Hamburg, NY, 14075
Phone: 1-716-649-3900
Full Experience Dates
November 24-26, December 1-3, December 8-10, & December 15-23

The Fairgrounds Festival of Lights returns to brighten up the holiday season with spectacular lights and dazzling displays to create a fantastic holiday experience for people of all ages. The Festival experience includes drive-through light displays, a visit with Santa, live reindeer, the all new Santa's Christmas Express Train Ride, an illuminated pixel show choreographed to music and more! There will also be indoor kiddie rides, food and shopping vendors and an outdoor European market.

Drive-Thru Only Dates
November 30, December 7, December 14, & December 26-30
 

Widlund Gallery | The Art of Illustration Exhibit

Widlund Gallery | The Art of Illustration Exhibit Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: 228 Main Street, North Creek, NY, 12853
Phone: 518-251-2505
Email: assistant@tannerypondcenter.org
Tuesday | November 7 - Saturday | December 16 - Opening Reception: Friday, November 17 | 5-7 PM
Gallery Hours: Tues – Fri, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Sat, 12:00 - 4:00 PM | additional hours by appointment

The Art of Illustration exhibit features original painted illustrations from children’s books created by local artists Kate Hartley, Jan Palmer and Anthony Richichi, as well as Jan Palmer’s new Witches Dance portraits! We’ll be exhibiting original illustrations (as well as sketches, books and materials in the glass cases) from Kate Hartley, Jan Palmer and Anthony Richichi. The artists will have books, prints and more for sale on their opening night, and plan to do readings/signings throughout the exhibit.
 

Events for November 15

The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze

The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze Time: 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location: Van Cortlandt Manor, 525 S. Riverside, Croton-on-Hudson, NY, 10520
Email: info@hudsonvalley.org
Select Dates from September 15 - November 19: Visit website for exact dates and times.

Meander through an 18th-century landscape and discover a breathtaking display of more than 7,000 illuminated jack o’ lanterns—all designed and hand-carved on site by our team of artisans. Witness more than 7,000 spooky, hand-carved pumpkins illuminate the grounds at the Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze at the historic Van Cortlandt Manor. Complete with synchronized lighting and an original soundtrack, this one-of-a-kind event is not to be missed!

New for 2023, see our twirling pumpkin Ferris wheel and take in our gourd-eous circus sideshow!
 

Jungle Bells: Holiday Lights

Jungle Bells: Holiday Lights Time: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Animal Adventure Park
Location: 85 Martin Hill Road, Harpursville, NY, 13787
Email: guestservices@theanimaladventurepark.com
Thursdays-Sundays, Nov. 9 through Dec. 30: BONUS DAYS, Nov. 22, Dec. 26 & 27 - CLOSED Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas

The holiday spirit is alive and shining bright at Animal Adventure Park boasting the largest lights display in the area, hosted throughout the grounds of the park. Santa will also be enjoying the park and checking on its animals every Friday and Saturday from 5-8pm (Nov. 9-Dec. 23)! He said he will be happy to say "Ho Ho Hello" & snap a photo with our guests!
 

Lights on the Lake

Lights on the Lake Time: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: 6790 Onondaga Lake Pkwy , Liverpool, NY, 13088
Phone: 1-315-453-6712
Come and be mesmerized as you drive through two miles of twinkling lights and sparkling displays at Liverpool’s Lights on the Lake.

Held each year from mid-November through the first week of January, Wegman's captivating display of lights features towering holiday displays, larger-than-life Land of Oz, a Twinkling Fantasy Forest, colorful arches, a delightful Victorian Village, animated scenes and more! There is a fee.

 

The Rock Orchestra By Candlelight

The Rock Orchestra By Candlelight Time: 8:00 PM
Host/Presenter: The Oncenter Crouse Hinds Theater
Location: 411 Montgomery St., Syracuse, NY, 13202
Phone: 315-435-2121
11 classical instrument wielding musicians, breathing beautifully dark energy into legendary Rock & Metal tracks. Bathed in a sea of candles, skeletal players with rhinestone masks effortlessly switch between sublime melodies & powerful walls of sound. Crooked lurching towers, floating lanterns & giant head-banging puppets set the stage for an otherworldly musical experience.
 

Widlund Gallery | The Art of Illustration Exhibit

Widlund Gallery | The Art of Illustration Exhibit Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: 228 Main Street, North Creek, NY, 12853
Phone: 518-251-2505
Email: assistant@tannerypondcenter.org
Tuesday | November 7 - Saturday | December 16 - Opening Reception: Friday, November 17 | 5-7 PM
Gallery Hours: Tues – Fri, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Sat, 12:00 - 4:00 PM | additional hours by appointment

The Art of Illustration exhibit features original painted illustrations from children’s books created by local artists Kate Hartley, Jan Palmer and Anthony Richichi, as well as Jan Palmer’s new Witches Dance portraits! We’ll be exhibiting original illustrations (as well as sketches, books and materials in the glass cases) from Kate Hartley, Jan Palmer and Anthony Richichi. The artists will have books, prints and more for sale on their opening night, and plan to do readings/signings throughout the exhibit.
 

Willard Chapel Fundraiser Dinner

Willard Chapel Fundraiser Dinner Time: 5:00 PM
Location: 47 Market St. , Auburn, NY, 13021
Phone: 315-252-0339
Email: admin@willard-chapel.com
Join us for the Willard Chapel Fundraiser Dinner on Wednesday November 15, 2023: 5:00 PM at the Knights of Columbus. Sponsored by CIAO of Cayuga County. Enjoy food, drinks and raffle with all proceeds benefitting the Willard Chapel's Exterior & Interior Restoration.
Dinners are $15.00 per person and include salad, spaghetti with meatballs and sausage, and Italian desserts. Available to dine in or carry out! RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. Reserve your dinners by calling (315) 252-0339 or order online https://www.willard-chapel.com/fundraiser.
​Raffle tickets will be available for purchase at the dinner. Raffles include 6-Hour Fishing Charter, 90 Minute Massage at The Center, and the Willard Chapel Gift Basket featuring Sandy Shutter art, Todd Tanner calendar, free tours of the Willard Chapel, Willard Chapel champagne flutes, champagne and so much more! Tickets are $10 each or 3 for $25.
 

Janet Batch and the Four-Bangers ~ Returns to Abilene - Nov 15

Janet Batch and the Four-Bangers ~ Returns to Abilene - Nov 15 Time: 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Abilene Bar and Lounge 153 Liberty Pole Way , Rochester, NY, 14604
Phone: 585-727-4119
Email: bruceehandelman@gmail.com
Janet Batch is THRILLED to return to Abilene Wed Nov 15!!  Abilene & all Honky-Tonk loving peeps who've seen her before are equally THRILLED she's back.
At the Abilene "You Be The Wolf" CD release party in November 2021, Janet Batch STOLE THE SHOW!! The crowd was dancing up a storm and singing long to songs they never heard of before. If you love to have fun and dance the night away. One part Stevie Nicks, two parts Johnny Cash, singer-songwriter Janet Batch hails from New York’s Finger Lakes region. Her music has been described as “country with an art degree."
 

Events for November 16

The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze

The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze Time: 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location: Van Cortlandt Manor, 525 S. Riverside, Croton-on-Hudson, NY, 10520
Email: info@hudsonvalley.org
Select Dates from September 15 - November 19: Visit website for exact dates and times.

Meander through an 18th-century landscape and discover a breathtaking display of more than 7,000 illuminated jack o’ lanterns—all designed and hand-carved on site by our team of artisans. Witness more than 7,000 spooky, hand-carved pumpkins illuminate the grounds at the Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze at the historic Van Cortlandt Manor. Complete with synchronized lighting and an original soundtrack, this one-of-a-kind event is not to be missed!

New for 2023, see our twirling pumpkin Ferris wheel and take in our gourd-eous circus sideshow!
 

Jungle Bells: Holiday Lights

Jungle Bells: Holiday Lights Time: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Animal Adventure Park
Location: 85 Martin Hill Road, Harpursville, NY, 13787
Email: guestservices@theanimaladventurepark.com
Thursdays-Sundays, Nov. 9 through Dec. 30: BONUS DAYS, Nov. 22, Dec. 26 & 27 - CLOSED Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas

The holiday spirit is alive and shining bright at Animal Adventure Park boasting the largest lights display in the area, hosted throughout the grounds of the park. Santa will also be enjoying the park and checking on its animals every Friday and Saturday from 5-8pm (Nov. 9-Dec. 23)! He said he will be happy to say "Ho Ho Hello" & snap a photo with our guests!
 

Lights on the Lake

Lights on the Lake Time: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: 6790 Onondaga Lake Pkwy , Liverpool, NY, 13088
Phone: 1-315-453-6712
Come and be mesmerized as you drive through two miles of twinkling lights and sparkling displays at Liverpool’s Lights on the Lake.

Held each year from mid-November through the first week of January, Wegman's captivating display of lights features towering holiday displays, larger-than-life Land of Oz, a Twinkling Fantasy Forest, colorful arches, a delightful Victorian Village, animated scenes and more! There is a fee.

 

Widlund Gallery | The Art of Illustration Exhibit

Widlund Gallery | The Art of Illustration Exhibit Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: 228 Main Street, North Creek, NY, 12853
Phone: 518-251-2505
Email: assistant@tannerypondcenter.org
Tuesday | November 7 - Saturday | December 16 - Opening Reception: Friday, November 17 | 5-7 PM
Gallery Hours: Tues – Fri, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Sat, 12:00 - 4:00 PM | additional hours by appointment

The Art of Illustration exhibit features original painted illustrations from children’s books created by local artists Kate Hartley, Jan Palmer and Anthony Richichi, as well as Jan Palmer’s new Witches Dance portraits! We’ll be exhibiting original illustrations (as well as sketches, books and materials in the glass cases) from Kate Hartley, Jan Palmer and Anthony Richichi. The artists will have books, prints and more for sale on their opening night, and plan to do readings/signings throughout the exhibit.
 

North American Cup Bobsled & Skeleton

North American Cup Bobsled & Skeleton
Location: 31 Van Hoevenberg Way, Lake Placid, NY, 12946
Phone: 518-523-2811
Email: info@orda.org
The next generation of international siders is on the hunt for top finishes in the 2023/24 North American Cup. Mt Van Hoevenberg in Lake Placid, NY, hosts the second in this global development series of Bobsled and Skeleton competitions from November 16 through 19, 2023. Like nothing you’ve seen before, these athletes have something to prove and it shows! Sliders fly on ice, pushing out the start with pure strength and speed, then navigating the technical turns of our unique combined track. Join the crowd as we rally the athletes to the finish line and see who comes out on top.
 

Events for November 17

The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze

The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze Time: 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location: Van Cortlandt Manor, 525 S. Riverside, Croton-on-Hudson, NY, 10520
Email: info@hudsonvalley.org
Select Dates from September 15 - November 19: Visit website for exact dates and times.

Meander through an 18th-century landscape and discover a breathtaking display of more than 7,000 illuminated jack o’ lanterns—all designed and hand-carved on site by our team of artisans. Witness more than 7,000 spooky, hand-carved pumpkins illuminate the grounds at the Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze at the historic Van Cortlandt Manor. Complete with synchronized lighting and an original soundtrack, this one-of-a-kind event is not to be missed!

New for 2023, see our twirling pumpkin Ferris wheel and take in our gourd-eous circus sideshow!
 

Jungle Bells: Holiday Lights

Jungle Bells: Holiday Lights Time: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Animal Adventure Park
Location: 85 Martin Hill Road, Harpursville, NY, 13787
Email: guestservices@theanimaladventurepark.com
Thursdays-Sundays, Nov. 9 through Dec. 30: BONUS DAYS, Nov. 22, Dec. 26 & 27 - CLOSED Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas

The holiday spirit is alive and shining bright at Animal Adventure Park boasting the largest lights display in the area, hosted throughout the grounds of the park. Santa will also be enjoying the park and checking on its animals every Friday and Saturday from 5-8pm (Nov. 9-Dec. 23)! He said he will be happy to say "Ho Ho Hello" & snap a photo with our guests!
 

Lights on the Lake

Lights on the Lake Time: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: 6790 Onondaga Lake Pkwy , Liverpool, NY, 13088
Phone: 1-315-453-6712
Come and be mesmerized as you drive through two miles of twinkling lights and sparkling displays at Liverpool’s Lights on the Lake.

Held each year from mid-November through the first week of January, Wegman's captivating display of lights features towering holiday displays, larger-than-life Land of Oz, a Twinkling Fantasy Forest, colorful arches, a delightful Victorian Village, animated scenes and more! There is a fee.

 

Medieval Feast Dinner Theatre

Medieval Feast Dinner Theatre Time: 7:00 PM, 2 PM Sunday
Location: 1405 Old Road, Clymer, NY, 14724
Phone: 1-716-355-4141
The Riverside Players bring the legendary Medieval Feast to Peek'n Peak. Journey back to the age of kings and queens, knights and damsels, jesters and jousters. Join in the fun as your wenches and knaves not only perform, but also serve a plentiful feast. Eat, drink and be merry - all without utensils!
 

Polar Express Train Ride

Polar Express Train Ride Time: 4:00 PM, 7 PM
Host/Presenter: Adirondack Scenic Railroad - Utica Union Station
Location: 321 Main Street, Utica, NY, 13501
Phone: 1-800-819-2291
RUNS Nov. 17 - Dec. 18 - Check the website for select dates and times and to get tickets.

Live the magic of the classic Polar Express™ Train Ride story with the Adirondack Scenic Railroad. Depart from Utica’s Union Station and travel north while being served hot chocolate and cookies, interacting with Cocoa Chefs, and listening to Liam Neeson’s reading of The POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride, by Chris van Allsburg. When you arrive at the North Pole (Holland Patent, NY), Santa will board the train, spending time with each and every family during the return trip and giving children the first present of Christmas (a silver bell, just like in the book or movie)! For a first class ride, travel to the North Pole in the Cocoa Class car! Mrs. Claus and the Cocoa Chef will be the hostess’ for you in the first-class car. Families will be served cookies and hot chocolate in souvenir mugs while being seated at table seating.

Santa will visit with each and every family during the return trip. Children (and parents!) are encouraged to come in pajamas.
 

Catskill Mountain Railroad's The Polar Express

Catskill Mountain Railroad's The Polar Express Host/Presenter: Catskill Mountain Railroad
Location: 55 Plaza Rd, Kingston, NY, 12401
Phone: 845-332-4854
Runs select days Nov. 17-Dec. 29. Check the website for exact dates and times.

Set to the sounds of the motion picture, passengers will relive the classic story as they are whisked away on THE POLAR EXPRESS™ for a magical trip to the North Pole. Once on board, the Conductor will work their way through the coach and punch your golden ticket as you’re served hot chocolate and a delicious cookie by our dancing chefs! Passengers will read along with the classic children’s book, The Polar Express, by Chris Van Allsburg. Once at The North Pole, Santa and his Elves board the train to greet passengers and each guest is given the first gift of Christmas – a silver sleigh bell. During the trip, characters on each car lead passengers in caroling and on board entertainment – just like in the film! Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.
 

Widlund Gallery | The Art of Illustration Exhibit

Widlund Gallery | The Art of Illustration Exhibit Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: 228 Main Street, North Creek, NY, 12853
Phone: 518-251-2505
Email: assistant@tannerypondcenter.org
Tuesday | November 7 - Saturday | December 16 - Opening Reception: Friday, November 17 | 5-7 PM
Gallery Hours: Tues – Fri, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Sat, 12:00 - 4:00 PM | additional hours by appointment

The Art of Illustration exhibit features original painted illustrations from children’s books created by local artists Kate Hartley, Jan Palmer and Anthony Richichi, as well as Jan Palmer’s new Witches Dance portraits! We’ll be exhibiting original illustrations (as well as sketches, books and materials in the glass cases) from Kate Hartley, Jan Palmer and Anthony Richichi. The artists will have books, prints and more for sale on their opening night, and plan to do readings/signings throughout the exhibit.
 

North American Cup Bobsled & Skeleton

North American Cup Bobsled & Skeleton
Location: 31 Van Hoevenberg Way, Lake Placid, NY, 12946
Phone: 518-523-2811
Email: info@orda.org
The next generation of international siders is on the hunt for top finishes in the 2023/24 North American Cup. Mt Van Hoevenberg in Lake Placid, NY, hosts the second in this global development series of Bobsled and Skeleton competitions from November 16 through 19, 2023. Like nothing you’ve seen before, these athletes have something to prove and it shows! Sliders fly on ice, pushing out the start with pure strength and speed, then navigating the technical turns of our unique combined track. Join the crowd as we rally the athletes to the finish line and see who comes out on top.
 

Identifying Winter Weeds

Identifying Winter Weeds Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: 4007 Bishop Hill Rd., Marcellus, NY, 13108
Phone: 315-673-1350
Email: info@baltimorewoods.org
Plant identification can be tricky in the winter! While many focus on the woody plants like trees and shrubs, a shocking diversity of herbaceous plants can be confidently recognized throughout the colder seasons. Winter plant ID is one part knowledge, one part forensics, and one part imagination, but with these skills, you can impress your friends by identifying plants and plant remains even under deep snow.

This program is designed for adults. Space is limited. Online pre-registration is required. This program will follow Griffiths Trail, a difficult trail which is generally flat but can be muddy or icy depending on the temperature and conditions. One resting bench is available along our ½ mile route.
 

Events for November 18

The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze

The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze Time: 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location: Van Cortlandt Manor, 525 S. Riverside, Croton-on-Hudson, NY, 10520
Email: info@hudsonvalley.org
Select Dates from September 15 - November 19: Visit website for exact dates and times.

Meander through an 18th-century landscape and discover a breathtaking display of more than 7,000 illuminated jack o’ lanterns—all designed and hand-carved on site by our team of artisans. Witness more than 7,000 spooky, hand-carved pumpkins illuminate the grounds at the Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze at the historic Van Cortlandt Manor. Complete with synchronized lighting and an original soundtrack, this one-of-a-kind event is not to be missed!

New for 2023, see our twirling pumpkin Ferris wheel and take in our gourd-eous circus sideshow!
 

Jungle Bells: Holiday Lights

Jungle Bells: Holiday Lights Time: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Animal Adventure Park
Location: 85 Martin Hill Road, Harpursville, NY, 13787
Email: guestservices@theanimaladventurepark.com
Thursdays-Sundays, Nov. 9 through Dec. 30: BONUS DAYS, Nov. 22, Dec. 26 & 27 - CLOSED Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas

The holiday spirit is alive and shining bright at Animal Adventure Park boasting the largest lights display in the area, hosted throughout the grounds of the park. Santa will also be enjoying the park and checking on its animals every Friday and Saturday from 5-8pm (Nov. 9-Dec. 23)! He said he will be happy to say "Ho Ho Hello" & snap a photo with our guests!
 

Lights on the Lake

Lights on the Lake Time: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: 6790 Onondaga Lake Pkwy , Liverpool, NY, 13088
Phone: 1-315-453-6712
Come and be mesmerized as you drive through two miles of twinkling lights and sparkling displays at Liverpool’s Lights on the Lake.

Held each year from mid-November through the first week of January, Wegman's captivating display of lights features towering holiday displays, larger-than-life Land of Oz, a Twinkling Fantasy Forest, colorful arches, a delightful Victorian Village, animated scenes and more! There is a fee.

 

Medieval Feast Dinner Theatre

Medieval Feast Dinner Theatre Time: 7:00 PM, 2 PM Sunday
Location: 1405 Old Road, Clymer, NY, 14724
Phone: 1-716-355-4141
The Riverside Players bring the legendary Medieval Feast to Peek'n Peak. Journey back to the age of kings and queens, knights and damsels, jesters and jousters. Join in the fun as your wenches and knaves not only perform, but also serve a plentiful feast. Eat, drink and be merry - all without utensils!
 

Polar Express Train Ride

Polar Express Train Ride Time: 4:00 PM, 7 PM
Host/Presenter: Adirondack Scenic Railroad - Utica Union Station
Location: 321 Main Street, Utica, NY, 13501
Phone: 1-800-819-2291
RUNS Nov. 17 - Dec. 18 - Check the website for select dates and times and to get tickets.

Live the magic of the classic Polar Express™ Train Ride story with the Adirondack Scenic Railroad. Depart from Utica’s Union Station and travel north while being served hot chocolate and cookies, interacting with Cocoa Chefs, and listening to Liam Neeson’s reading of The POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride, by Chris van Allsburg. When you arrive at the North Pole (Holland Patent, NY), Santa will board the train, spending time with each and every family during the return trip and giving children the first present of Christmas (a silver bell, just like in the book or movie)! For a first class ride, travel to the North Pole in the Cocoa Class car! Mrs. Claus and the Cocoa Chef will be the hostess’ for you in the first-class car. Families will be served cookies and hot chocolate in souvenir mugs while being seated at table seating.

Santa will visit with each and every family during the return trip. Children (and parents!) are encouraged to come in pajamas.
 

Catskill Mountain Railroad's The Polar Express

Catskill Mountain Railroad's The Polar Express Host/Presenter: Catskill Mountain Railroad
Location: 55 Plaza Rd, Kingston, NY, 12401
Phone: 845-332-4854
Runs select days Nov. 17-Dec. 29. Check the website for exact dates and times.

Set to the sounds of the motion picture, passengers will relive the classic story as they are whisked away on THE POLAR EXPRESS™ for a magical trip to the North Pole. Once on board, the Conductor will work their way through the coach and punch your golden ticket as you’re served hot chocolate and a delicious cookie by our dancing chefs! Passengers will read along with the classic children’s book, The Polar Express, by Chris Van Allsburg. Once at The North Pole, Santa and his Elves board the train to greet passengers and each guest is given the first gift of Christmas – a silver sleigh bell. During the trip, characters on each car lead passengers in caroling and on board entertainment – just like in the film! Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.
 

Salt City Holiday Antiques Show

Salt City Holiday Antiques Show Host/Presenter: The New York State Fairgrounds
Location: 581 State Fair Blvd, Syracuse, NY, 13209
Phone: 1-315-451-6551
A Holiday tradition for over 30 years, this show features 100 Exhibitors in draped booths with the perfect special holiday gift for all ages! Antiques, Collectibles and Vintage Christmas items.
 

Saratoga Comic Con

Saratoga Comic Con Time: 10:00 AM
Host/Presenter: Saratoga Springs City Center
Location: 522 Broadway , Saratoga Springs , NY, 12866
Phone: chaseconexpo@hotmail.com
The largest comic con in the capitol region of New York, the Saratoga Comic Con features not just comic book dealers, but celebrities artists and vendors of all kinds. This year, look for appearances by Eric Roberts, Maile Flanagan, Steve Cardenas, Roger Craig Smith, Patricia Summersett, Austin Tindle, Carero Colbert, Jon Abrahms and more!

Saratoga Comic Con welcomes cosplay, guest stars, gaming, anime, sci-fi, furries, geeks, comic books, artists, vendors, and fans to the Saratoga Springs City Center!



 

NYS Craft Brewers Festival

NYS Craft Brewers Festival Time: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Landmark Theatre
Location: 362 S. Salina St., Syracuse, NY, 13202
Phone: 1-315-475-7979
The annual New York State Craft Brewers Festival is a unique and beloved event that brings together 55+ breweries from every region of the state featuring a wide variety of unique and award-winning beers. Local food vendors will be selling savory eats on-site including local favorite Pastabilities! Meet the people who craft the beer you love! Brewers and brewery owners will be pouring beer from New York as diverse as the state itself. From lagers, to sours, IPA's to stouts - this festival offers something for every palette.
Brewery Lineup / Tickets / Info: www.thinkNYdrinkNY.com/syracuse
 

Hudson Valley Hullabaloo Holiday Market

Hudson Valley Hullabaloo Holiday Market Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Andy Murphy Neighborhood Center, 467 Broadway, Kingston, NY, 12401
Phone: 1-845- 750-8801
Hudson Valley Hullabaloo brings together a carefully curated group of designers and craftspeople and the shoppers who appreciate their unique, well-crafted work to Kingston NY! Hullabaloo is a design-focused, hip-and-happening, family-friendly event whose mission is to introduce local artists, craftspeople, and designers to a community experiencing a renaissance as a center for the arts. Our aim is to offer shoppers the opportunity to purchase unique, high-quality, locally made items in a relaxed, party-like setting. Hullabaloo’s concept brings the traditional craft fair to the next level and supports the local economy and arts and cultural movement by attracting shoppers from all over the Hudson Valley and the Northeast.
 

Wintertime Wonderland

Wintertime Wonderland Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Winter Wonderland
Location: Via Port Rotterdam, 93 West Campbell Road, Schenectady, NY, 12306
Phone: 1-518-901-4321
Check out the website for select dates, times and special events.

Welcome to the Capital Region's largest indoor Christmas Event! Discover an illuminated interactive walkthrough where you can meet Santa and all his friends! Begin your journey gliding through a winding ice maze full of hidden treasures throughout the cave walls. At the end of your voyage, the royal Ice Princess will be awaiting your arrival to take a whimsical portrait and to greet you at the entrance of the Wintry village. You can also take a stroll down Candy Cane Alley among a fantastic holiday light display! And while you are there, make sure to stop at the train station and post office where you can mail out your letters to Santa! Also on hand are many local vendors to help you with your Christmas shopping. Get your tickets today!
 

LUMAGICA at Stone Ridge Orchard

LUMAGICA at Stone Ridge Orchard Host/Presenter: Stone Ridge Orchard
Location: 3012 NY-213, Stone Ridge, NY, 12484
Phone: 1-845-702-1438
Select dates from Nov. 18, 2023-Jan. 8, 2024
Visit the Harvest Moon Farm and Orchard this holiday season for a magical walkthrough light experience. This spectacular light show is timed to music and features over a 750,000 LED lights including shooting stars, giant whimsical creatures, holiday decorations and more. Drinks, dinner, tasting room and food trucks available for purchases. Get your ticket today!
 

Widlund Gallery | The Art of Illustration Exhibit

Widlund Gallery | The Art of Illustration Exhibit Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: 228 Main Street, North Creek, NY, 12853
Phone: 518-251-2505
Email: assistant@tannerypondcenter.org
Tuesday | November 7 - Saturday | December 16 - Opening Reception: Friday, November 17 | 5-7 PM
Gallery Hours: Tues – Fri, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Sat, 12:00 - 4:00 PM | additional hours by appointment

The Art of Illustration exhibit features original painted illustrations from children’s books created by local artists Kate Hartley, Jan Palmer and Anthony Richichi, as well as Jan Palmer’s new Witches Dance portraits! We’ll be exhibiting original illustrations (as well as sketches, books and materials in the glass cases) from Kate Hartley, Jan Palmer and Anthony Richichi. The artists will have books, prints and more for sale on their opening night, and plan to do readings/signings throughout the exhibit.
 

North American Cup Bobsled & Skeleton

North American Cup Bobsled & Skeleton
Location: 31 Van Hoevenberg Way, Lake Placid, NY, 12946
Phone: 518-523-2811
Email: info@orda.org
The next generation of international siders is on the hunt for top finishes in the 2023/24 North American Cup. Mt Van Hoevenberg in Lake Placid, NY, hosts the second in this global development series of Bobsled and Skeleton competitions from November 16 through 19, 2023. Like nothing you’ve seen before, these athletes have something to prove and it shows! Sliders fly on ice, pushing out the start with pure strength and speed, then navigating the technical turns of our unique combined track. Join the crowd as we rally the athletes to the finish line and see who comes out on top.
 

Museum Mount-Making Workshop: Garments

Museum Mount-Making Workshop: Garments Time: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Genesee Country Village & Museum
Location: 1410 Flint Hill Road, Mumford, NY, 14511-0310
Phone: 5855386822
Email: info@gcv.org
Calling all collection managers, archivists, curators, museum professionals, and collectors! GCV&M is proud to introduce a new adult workshop, Museum Mount-Making: Garments, coming up on Saturday, November 18.

This workshop will be led by Curator of the John L. Wehle Gallery Brandon W. Brooks and Gallery Manager Darlene Braun, and will include a brief tour of the Gallery’s historic fashion and textile vaults to see our mounts in action! There will be an hour break for lunch built into the timeframe of this program. Participants are welcome to bring their own lunch.
 

Holiday Fineries at the Wineries on the Shawangunk Wine Trail

Holiday Fineries at the Wineries on the Shawangunk Wine Trail Time: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Multiple locations on the Shawangunk Wine Trail, wallkill, NY, 12589
Phone: 845-256-8456
Email: jude@gunkswine.com
Our participating member wineries will be decked out for the season and are very excited to welcome you back. This event is a great opportunity to taste a variety of wines produced in the Hudson Valley and get a jump on your holiday shopping to stock up for the season, plus you’ll receive a wine tasting glass, a tasting flight at four wineries and collect some cool holiday ornaments along the way!
Note: Tickets must be purchased online in advance.
 

Lil Anne and Hot Cayenne - Cooking up some tasty Zydeco @ Harmony House

Lil Anne and Hot Cayenne - Cooking up some tasty Zydeco @ Harmony House Time: 7:15 PM - 11:00 PM
Location: 58 East Main St, Webster, NY, 14580
Phone: 585-727-4119
Email: zydjunky@gmail.com
The Rochester Cajun ZYDECO Network is excited to announce the return of LI'L ANNE & HOT CAYENNE to Harmony House!!!!
As we look back over our 20+ years of bringing the best in Cajun and Zydeco music to our beloved Harmony House dancehall, without question, Li'l Anne has inspired more people to shake it all night than any other band. Take half a dozen groovemasters, add a spicy blend of rock ‘n’ roll, blues, and funk to the up-tempo Zydeco beat, and presto, you’ve got a dance groove that just won’t quit by Li'l Anne and Hot Cayenne! 
 

Campfire Pumpkins

Campfire Pumpkins Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: 4007 Bishop Hill Rd., Marcellus, NY, 13108
Phone: 315-673-1350
Email: info@baltimorewoods.org
Cooking over a fire connects us with our ancestors in a very tasty way! Using traditional campfire cooking methods like roasting, coal stacking, and cast iron we’ll cook up some pumpkins just like people would have done 250 years ago. While the pumpkins are roasting, we’ll learn about the history of Marcellus and Baltimore Woods, ponder how life was different back then, and how we can still see evidence of their lifestyles on the landscape today. Then, we’ll eat!

This program is designed for ages 5 and up. Space is limited. Online pre-registration is required. This program will take place outside of our log cabin, on flat grass with benches and picnic tables. Young children must be supervised by their parents around the fire at all times.
 

Schenectady County’s 54th Annual Holiday Parade

Schenectady County’s 54th Annual Holiday Parade Time: 5:00 PM
Location: State Street, Schenectady, NY, 12305
Phone: 518-388-4603
Email: events@schenectadycounty.com
A Storied Holiday Tradition! Schenectady County ushers in the holiday season in Downtown Schenectady with the largest nighttime parade in the Northeast. Sparking floats, glittering firetrucks, marching bands, dance troupes, and a special visit from Santa Claus. It's fun for the whole family.

Gather around with friends, family, and neighbors along the parade route, take a stroll along State Street, grab a hot cup of cocoa or a bite to eat at your favorite Downtown restaurant, and start your holiday shopping on Jay St. Come early and dance in the streets at Schenectady County's Holiday Block Party!
 

Events for November 19

The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze

The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze Time: 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location: Van Cortlandt Manor, 525 S. Riverside, Croton-on-Hudson, NY, 10520
Email: info@hudsonvalley.org
Select Dates from September 15 - November 19: Visit website for exact dates and times.

Meander through an 18th-century landscape and discover a breathtaking display of more than 7,000 illuminated jack o’ lanterns—all designed and hand-carved on site by our team of artisans. Witness more than 7,000 spooky, hand-carved pumpkins illuminate the grounds at the Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze at the historic Van Cortlandt Manor. Complete with synchronized lighting and an original soundtrack, this one-of-a-kind event is not to be missed!

New for 2023, see our twirling pumpkin Ferris wheel and take in our gourd-eous circus sideshow!
 

Jungle Bells: Holiday Lights

Jungle Bells: Holiday Lights Time: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Animal Adventure Park
Location: 85 Martin Hill Road, Harpursville, NY, 13787
Email: guestservices@theanimaladventurepark.com
Thursdays-Sundays, Nov. 9 through Dec. 30: BONUS DAYS, Nov. 22, Dec. 26 & 27 - CLOSED Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas

The holiday spirit is alive and shining bright at Animal Adventure Park boasting the largest lights display in the area, hosted throughout the grounds of the park. Santa will also be enjoying the park and checking on its animals every Friday and Saturday from 5-8pm (Nov. 9-Dec. 23)! He said he will be happy to say "Ho Ho Hello" & snap a photo with our guests!
 

Lights on the Lake

Lights on the Lake Time: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: 6790 Onondaga Lake Pkwy , Liverpool, NY, 13088
Phone: 1-315-453-6712
Come and be mesmerized as you drive through two miles of twinkling lights and sparkling displays at Liverpool’s Lights on the Lake.

Held each year from mid-November through the first week of January, Wegman's captivating display of lights features towering holiday displays, larger-than-life Land of Oz, a Twinkling Fantasy Forest, colorful arches, a delightful Victorian Village, animated scenes and more! There is a fee.

 

Medieval Feast Dinner Theatre

Medieval Feast Dinner Theatre Time: 7:00 PM, 2 PM Sunday
Location: 1405 Old Road, Clymer, NY, 14724
Phone: 1-716-355-4141
The Riverside Players bring the legendary Medieval Feast to Peek'n Peak. Journey back to the age of kings and queens, knights and damsels, jesters and jousters. Join in the fun as your wenches and knaves not only perform, but also serve a plentiful feast. Eat, drink and be merry - all without utensils!
 

Polar Express Train Ride

Polar Express Train Ride Time: 4:00 PM, 7 PM
Host/Presenter: Adirondack Scenic Railroad - Utica Union Station
Location: 321 Main Street, Utica, NY, 13501
Phone: 1-800-819-2291
RUNS Nov. 17 - Dec. 18 - Check the website for select dates and times and to get tickets.

Live the magic of the classic Polar Express™ Train Ride story with the Adirondack Scenic Railroad. Depart from Utica’s Union Station and travel north while being served hot chocolate and cookies, interacting with Cocoa Chefs, and listening to Liam Neeson’s reading of The POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride, by Chris van Allsburg. When you arrive at the North Pole (Holland Patent, NY), Santa will board the train, spending time with each and every family during the return trip and giving children the first present of Christmas (a silver bell, just like in the book or movie)! For a first class ride, travel to the North Pole in the Cocoa Class car! Mrs. Claus and the Cocoa Chef will be the hostess’ for you in the first-class car. Families will be served cookies and hot chocolate in souvenir mugs while being seated at table seating.

Santa will visit with each and every family during the return trip. Children (and parents!) are encouraged to come in pajamas.
 

Catskill Mountain Railroad's The Polar Express

Catskill Mountain Railroad's The Polar Express Host/Presenter: Catskill Mountain Railroad
Location: 55 Plaza Rd, Kingston, NY, 12401
Phone: 845-332-4854
Runs select days Nov. 17-Dec. 29. Check the website for exact dates and times.

Set to the sounds of the motion picture, passengers will relive the classic story as they are whisked away on THE POLAR EXPRESS™ for a magical trip to the North Pole. Once on board, the Conductor will work their way through the coach and punch your golden ticket as you’re served hot chocolate and a delicious cookie by our dancing chefs! Passengers will read along with the classic children’s book, The Polar Express, by Chris Van Allsburg. Once at The North Pole, Santa and his Elves board the train to greet passengers and each guest is given the first gift of Christmas – a silver sleigh bell. During the trip, characters on each car lead passengers in caroling and on board entertainment – just like in the film! Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.
 

Salt City Holiday Antiques Show

Salt City Holiday Antiques Show Host/Presenter: The New York State Fairgrounds
Location: 581 State Fair Blvd, Syracuse, NY, 13209
Phone: 1-315-451-6551
A Holiday tradition for over 30 years, this show features 100 Exhibitors in draped booths with the perfect special holiday gift for all ages! Antiques, Collectibles and Vintage Christmas items.
 

Saratoga Comic Con

Saratoga Comic Con Time: 10:00 AM
Host/Presenter: Saratoga Springs City Center
Location: 522 Broadway , Saratoga Springs , NY, 12866
Phone: chaseconexpo@hotmail.com
The largest comic con in the capitol region of New York, the Saratoga Comic Con features not just comic book dealers, but celebrities artists and vendors of all kinds. This year, look for appearances by Eric Roberts, Maile Flanagan, Steve Cardenas, Roger Craig Smith, Patricia Summersett, Austin Tindle, Carero Colbert, Jon Abrahms and more!

Saratoga Comic Con welcomes cosplay, guest stars, gaming, anime, sci-fi, furries, geeks, comic books, artists, vendors, and fans to the Saratoga Springs City Center!



 

Hudson Valley Hullabaloo Holiday Market

Hudson Valley Hullabaloo Holiday Market Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Andy Murphy Neighborhood Center, 467 Broadway, Kingston, NY, 12401
Phone: 1-845- 750-8801
Hudson Valley Hullabaloo brings together a carefully curated group of designers and craftspeople and the shoppers who appreciate their unique, well-crafted work to Kingston NY! Hullabaloo is a design-focused, hip-and-happening, family-friendly event whose mission is to introduce local artists, craftspeople, and designers to a community experiencing a renaissance as a center for the arts. Our aim is to offer shoppers the opportunity to purchase unique, high-quality, locally made items in a relaxed, party-like setting. Hullabaloo’s concept brings the traditional craft fair to the next level and supports the local economy and arts and cultural movement by attracting shoppers from all over the Hudson Valley and the Northeast.
 

Wintertime Wonderland

Wintertime Wonderland Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Winter Wonderland
Location: Via Port Rotterdam, 93 West Campbell Road, Schenectady, NY, 12306
Phone: 1-518-901-4321
Check out the website for select dates, times and special events.

Welcome to the Capital Region's largest indoor Christmas Event! Discover an illuminated interactive walkthrough where you can meet Santa and all his friends! Begin your journey gliding through a winding ice maze full of hidden treasures throughout the cave walls. At the end of your voyage, the royal Ice Princess will be awaiting your arrival to take a whimsical portrait and to greet you at the entrance of the Wintry village. You can also take a stroll down Candy Cane Alley among a fantastic holiday light display! And while you are there, make sure to stop at the train station and post office where you can mail out your letters to Santa! Also on hand are many local vendors to help you with your Christmas shopping. Get your tickets today!
 

LUMAGICA at Stone Ridge Orchard

LUMAGICA at Stone Ridge Orchard Host/Presenter: Stone Ridge Orchard
Location: 3012 NY-213, Stone Ridge, NY, 12484
Phone: 1-845-702-1438
Select dates from Nov. 18, 2023-Jan. 8, 2024
Visit the Harvest Moon Farm and Orchard this holiday season for a magical walkthrough light experience. This spectacular light show is timed to music and features over a 750,000 LED lights including shooting stars, giant whimsical creatures, holiday decorations and more. Drinks, dinner, tasting room and food trucks available for purchases. Get your ticket today!
 

Widlund Gallery | The Art of Illustration Exhibit

Widlund Gallery | The Art of Illustration Exhibit Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: 228 Main Street, North Creek, NY, 12853
Phone: 518-251-2505
Email: assistant@tannerypondcenter.org
Tuesday | November 7 - Saturday | December 16 - Opening Reception: Friday, November 17 | 5-7 PM
Gallery Hours: Tues – Fri, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Sat, 12:00 - 4:00 PM | additional hours by appointment

The Art of Illustration exhibit features original painted illustrations from children’s books created by local artists Kate Hartley, Jan Palmer and Anthony Richichi, as well as Jan Palmer’s new Witches Dance portraits! We’ll be exhibiting original illustrations (as well as sketches, books and materials in the glass cases) from Kate Hartley, Jan Palmer and Anthony Richichi. The artists will have books, prints and more for sale on their opening night, and plan to do readings/signings throughout the exhibit.
 

Holiday Fineries at the Wineries on the Shawangunk Wine Trail

Holiday Fineries at the Wineries on the Shawangunk Wine Trail Time: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Multiple locations on the Shawangunk Wine Trail, wallkill, NY, 12589
Phone: 845-256-8456
Email: jude@gunkswine.com
Our participating member wineries will be decked out for the season and are very excited to welcome you back. This event is a great opportunity to taste a variety of wines produced in the Hudson Valley and get a jump on your holiday shopping to stock up for the season, plus you’ll receive a wine tasting glass, a tasting flight at four wineries and collect some cool holiday ornaments along the way!
Note: Tickets must be purchased online in advance.
 

Events for November 20

Jungle Bells: Holiday Lights

Jungle Bells: Holiday Lights Time: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Animal Adventure Park
Location: 85 Martin Hill Road, Harpursville, NY, 13787
Email: guestservices@theanimaladventurepark.com
Thursdays-Sundays, Nov. 9 through Dec. 30: BONUS DAYS, Nov. 22, Dec. 26 & 27 - CLOSED Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas

The holiday spirit is alive and shining bright at Animal Adventure Park boasting the largest lights display in the area, hosted throughout the grounds of the park. Santa will also be enjoying the park and checking on its animals every Friday and Saturday from 5-8pm (Nov. 9-Dec. 23)! He said he will be happy to say "Ho Ho Hello" & snap a photo with our guests!
 

Lights on the Lake

Lights on the Lake Time: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: 6790 Onondaga Lake Pkwy , Liverpool, NY, 13088
Phone: 1-315-453-6712
Come and be mesmerized as you drive through two miles of twinkling lights and sparkling displays at Liverpool’s Lights on the Lake.

Held each year from mid-November through the first week of January, Wegman's captivating display of lights features towering holiday displays, larger-than-life Land of Oz, a Twinkling Fantasy Forest, colorful arches, a delightful Victorian Village, animated scenes and more! There is a fee.

 

Polar Express Train Ride

Polar Express Train Ride Time: 4:00 PM, 7 PM
Host/Presenter: Adirondack Scenic Railroad - Utica Union Station
Location: 321 Main Street, Utica, NY, 13501
Phone: 1-800-819-2291
RUNS Nov. 17 - Dec. 18 - Check the website for select dates and times and to get tickets.

Live the magic of the classic Polar Express™ Train Ride story with the Adirondack Scenic Railroad. Depart from Utica’s Union Station and travel north while being served hot chocolate and cookies, interacting with Cocoa Chefs, and listening to Liam Neeson’s reading of The POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride, by Chris van Allsburg. When you arrive at the North Pole (Holland Patent, NY), Santa will board the train, spending time with each and every family during the return trip and giving children the first present of Christmas (a silver bell, just like in the book or movie)! For a first class ride, travel to the North Pole in the Cocoa Class car! Mrs. Claus and the Cocoa Chef will be the hostess’ for you in the first-class car. Families will be served cookies and hot chocolate in souvenir mugs while being seated at table seating.

Santa will visit with each and every family during the return trip. Children (and parents!) are encouraged to come in pajamas.
 

Catskill Mountain Railroad's The Polar Express

Catskill Mountain Railroad's The Polar Express Host/Presenter: Catskill Mountain Railroad
Location: 55 Plaza Rd, Kingston, NY, 12401
Phone: 845-332-4854
Runs select days Nov. 17-Dec. 29. Check the website for exact dates and times.

Set to the sounds of the motion picture, passengers will relive the classic story as they are whisked away on THE POLAR EXPRESS™ for a magical trip to the North Pole. Once on board, the Conductor will work their way through the coach and punch your golden ticket as you’re served hot chocolate and a delicious cookie by our dancing chefs! Passengers will read along with the classic children’s book, The Polar Express, by Chris Van Allsburg. Once at The North Pole, Santa and his Elves board the train to greet passengers and each guest is given the first gift of Christmas – a silver sleigh bell. During the trip, characters on each car lead passengers in caroling and on board entertainment – just like in the film! Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.
 

Wintertime Wonderland

Wintertime Wonderland Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Winter Wonderland
Location: Via Port Rotterdam, 93 West Campbell Road, Schenectady, NY, 12306
Phone: 1-518-901-4321
Check out the website for select dates, times and special events.

Welcome to the Capital Region's largest indoor Christmas Event! Discover an illuminated interactive walkthrough where you can meet Santa and all his friends! Begin your journey gliding through a winding ice maze full of hidden treasures throughout the cave walls. At the end of your voyage, the royal Ice Princess will be awaiting your arrival to take a whimsical portrait and to greet you at the entrance of the Wintry village. You can also take a stroll down Candy Cane Alley among a fantastic holiday light display! And while you are there, make sure to stop at the train station and post office where you can mail out your letters to Santa! Also on hand are many local vendors to help you with your Christmas shopping. Get your tickets today!
 

LUMAGICA at Stone Ridge Orchard

LUMAGICA at Stone Ridge Orchard Host/Presenter: Stone Ridge Orchard
Location: 3012 NY-213, Stone Ridge, NY, 12484
Phone: 1-845-702-1438
Select dates from Nov. 18, 2023-Jan. 8, 2024
Visit the Harvest Moon Farm and Orchard this holiday season for a magical walkthrough light experience. This spectacular light show is timed to music and features over a 750,000 LED lights including shooting stars, giant whimsical creatures, holiday decorations and more. Drinks, dinner, tasting room and food trucks available for purchases. Get your ticket today!
 

Widlund Gallery | The Art of Illustration Exhibit

Widlund Gallery | The Art of Illustration Exhibit Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: 228 Main Street, North Creek, NY, 12853
Phone: 518-251-2505
Email: assistant@tannerypondcenter.org
Tuesday | November 7 - Saturday | December 16 - Opening Reception: Friday, November 17 | 5-7 PM
Gallery Hours: Tues – Fri, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Sat, 12:00 - 4:00 PM | additional hours by appointment

The Art of Illustration exhibit features original painted illustrations from children’s books created by local artists Kate Hartley, Jan Palmer and Anthony Richichi, as well as Jan Palmer’s new Witches Dance portraits! We’ll be exhibiting original illustrations (as well as sketches, books and materials in the glass cases) from Kate Hartley, Jan Palmer and Anthony Richichi. The artists will have books, prints and more for sale on their opening night, and plan to do readings/signings throughout the exhibit.
 

Events for November 21

Jungle Bells: Holiday Lights

Jungle Bells: Holiday Lights Time: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Animal Adventure Park
Location: 85 Martin Hill Road, Harpursville, NY, 13787
Email: guestservices@theanimaladventurepark.com
Thursdays-Sundays, Nov. 9 through Dec. 30: BONUS DAYS, Nov. 22, Dec. 26 & 27 - CLOSED Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas

The holiday spirit is alive and shining bright at Animal Adventure Park boasting the largest lights display in the area, hosted throughout the grounds of the park. Santa will also be enjoying the park and checking on its animals every Friday and Saturday from 5-8pm (Nov. 9-Dec. 23)! He said he will be happy to say "Ho Ho Hello" & snap a photo with our guests!
 

Lights on the Lake

Lights on the Lake Time: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: 6790 Onondaga Lake Pkwy , Liverpool, NY, 13088
Phone: 1-315-453-6712
Come and be mesmerized as you drive through two miles of twinkling lights and sparkling displays at Liverpool’s Lights on the Lake.

Held each year from mid-November through the first week of January, Wegman's captivating display of lights features towering holiday displays, larger-than-life Land of Oz, a Twinkling Fantasy Forest, colorful arches, a delightful Victorian Village, animated scenes and more! There is a fee.

 

Polar Express Train Ride

Polar Express Train Ride Time: 4:00 PM, 7 PM
Host/Presenter: Adirondack Scenic Railroad - Utica Union Station
Location: 321 Main Street, Utica, NY, 13501
Phone: 1-800-819-2291
RUNS Nov. 17 - Dec. 18 - Check the website for select dates and times and to get tickets.

Live the magic of the classic Polar Express™ Train Ride story with the Adirondack Scenic Railroad. Depart from Utica’s Union Station and travel north while being served hot chocolate and cookies, interacting with Cocoa Chefs, and listening to Liam Neeson’s reading of The POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride, by Chris van Allsburg. When you arrive at the North Pole (Holland Patent, NY), Santa will board the train, spending time with each and every family during the return trip and giving children the first present of Christmas (a silver bell, just like in the book or movie)! For a first class ride, travel to the North Pole in the Cocoa Class car! Mrs. Claus and the Cocoa Chef will be the hostess’ for you in the first-class car. Families will be served cookies and hot chocolate in souvenir mugs while being seated at table seating.

Santa will visit with each and every family during the return trip. Children (and parents!) are encouraged to come in pajamas.
 

Catskill Mountain Railroad's The Polar Express

Catskill Mountain Railroad's The Polar Express Host/Presenter: Catskill Mountain Railroad
Location: 55 Plaza Rd, Kingston, NY, 12401
Phone: 845-332-4854
Runs select days Nov. 17-Dec. 29. Check the website for exact dates and times.

Set to the sounds of the motion picture, passengers will relive the classic story as they are whisked away on THE POLAR EXPRESS™ for a magical trip to the North Pole. Once on board, the Conductor will work their way through the coach and punch your golden ticket as you’re served hot chocolate and a delicious cookie by our dancing chefs! Passengers will read along with the classic children’s book, The Polar Express, by Chris Van Allsburg. Once at The North Pole, Santa and his Elves board the train to greet passengers and each guest is given the first gift of Christmas – a silver sleigh bell. During the trip, characters on each car lead passengers in caroling and on board entertainment – just like in the film! Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.
 

Wintertime Wonderland

Wintertime Wonderland Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Winter Wonderland
Location: Via Port Rotterdam, 93 West Campbell Road, Schenectady, NY, 12306
Phone: 1-518-901-4321
Check out the website for select dates, times and special events.

Welcome to the Capital Region's largest indoor Christmas Event! Discover an illuminated interactive walkthrough where you can meet Santa and all his friends! Begin your journey gliding through a winding ice maze full of hidden treasures throughout the cave walls. At the end of your voyage, the royal Ice Princess will be awaiting your arrival to take a whimsical portrait and to greet you at the entrance of the Wintry village. You can also take a stroll down Candy Cane Alley among a fantastic holiday light display! And while you are there, make sure to stop at the train station and post office where you can mail out your letters to Santa! Also on hand are many local vendors to help you with your Christmas shopping. Get your tickets today!
 

LUMAGICA at Stone Ridge Orchard

LUMAGICA at Stone Ridge Orchard Host/Presenter: Stone Ridge Orchard
Location: 3012 NY-213, Stone Ridge, NY, 12484
Phone: 1-845-702-1438
Select dates from Nov. 18, 2023-Jan. 8, 2024
Visit the Harvest Moon Farm and Orchard this holiday season for a magical walkthrough light experience. This spectacular light show is timed to music and features over a 750,000 LED lights including shooting stars, giant whimsical creatures, holiday decorations and more. Drinks, dinner, tasting room and food trucks available for purchases. Get your ticket today!
 

Widlund Gallery | The Art of Illustration Exhibit

Widlund Gallery | The Art of Illustration Exhibit Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: 228 Main Street, North Creek, NY, 12853
Phone: 518-251-2505
Email: assistant@tannerypondcenter.org
Tuesday | November 7 - Saturday | December 16 - Opening Reception: Friday, November 17 | 5-7 PM
Gallery Hours: Tues – Fri, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Sat, 12:00 - 4:00 PM | additional hours by appointment

The Art of Illustration exhibit features original painted illustrations from children’s books created by local artists Kate Hartley, Jan Palmer and Anthony Richichi, as well as Jan Palmer’s new Witches Dance portraits! We’ll be exhibiting original illustrations (as well as sketches, books and materials in the glass cases) from Kate Hartley, Jan Palmer and Anthony Richichi. The artists will have books, prints and more for sale on their opening night, and plan to do readings/signings throughout the exhibit.
 

Events for November 22

Jungle Bells: Holiday Lights

Jungle Bells: Holiday Lights Time: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Animal Adventure Park
Location: 85 Martin Hill Road, Harpursville, NY, 13787
Email: guestservices@theanimaladventurepark.com
Thursdays-Sundays, Nov. 9 through Dec. 30: BONUS DAYS, Nov. 22, Dec. 26 & 27 - CLOSED Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas

The holiday spirit is alive and shining bright at Animal Adventure Park boasting the largest lights display in the area, hosted throughout the grounds of the park. Santa will also be enjoying the park and checking on its animals every Friday and Saturday from 5-8pm (Nov. 9-Dec. 23)! He said he will be happy to say "Ho Ho Hello" & snap a photo with our guests!
 

Lights on the Lake

Lights on the Lake Time: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: 6790 Onondaga Lake Pkwy , Liverpool, NY, 13088
Phone: 1-315-453-6712
Come and be mesmerized as you drive through two miles of twinkling lights and sparkling displays at Liverpool’s Lights on the Lake.

Held each year from mid-November through the first week of January, Wegman's captivating display of lights features towering holiday displays, larger-than-life Land of Oz, a Twinkling Fantasy Forest, colorful arches, a delightful Victorian Village, animated scenes and more! There is a fee.

 

Polar Express Train Ride

Polar Express Train Ride Time: 4:00 PM, 7 PM
Host/Presenter: Adirondack Scenic Railroad - Utica Union Station
Location: 321 Main Street, Utica, NY, 13501
Phone: 1-800-819-2291
RUNS Nov. 17 - Dec. 18 - Check the website for select dates and times and to get tickets.

Live the magic of the classic Polar Express™ Train Ride story with the Adirondack Scenic Railroad. Depart from Utica’s Union Station and travel north while being served hot chocolate and cookies, interacting with Cocoa Chefs, and listening to Liam Neeson’s reading of The POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride, by Chris van Allsburg. When you arrive at the North Pole (Holland Patent, NY), Santa will board the train, spending time with each and every family during the return trip and giving children the first present of Christmas (a silver bell, just like in the book or movie)! For a first class ride, travel to the North Pole in the Cocoa Class car! Mrs. Claus and the Cocoa Chef will be the hostess’ for you in the first-class car. Families will be served cookies and hot chocolate in souvenir mugs while being seated at table seating.

Santa will visit with each and every family during the return trip. Children (and parents!) are encouraged to come in pajamas.
 

Catskill Mountain Railroad's The Polar Express

Catskill Mountain Railroad's The Polar Express Host/Presenter: Catskill Mountain Railroad
Location: 55 Plaza Rd, Kingston, NY, 12401
Phone: 845-332-4854
Runs select days Nov. 17-Dec. 29. Check the website for exact dates and times.

Set to the sounds of the motion picture, passengers will relive the classic story as they are whisked away on THE POLAR EXPRESS™ for a magical trip to the North Pole. Once on board, the Conductor will work their way through the coach and punch your golden ticket as you’re served hot chocolate and a delicious cookie by our dancing chefs! Passengers will read along with the classic children’s book, The Polar Express, by Chris Van Allsburg. Once at The North Pole, Santa and his Elves board the train to greet passengers and each guest is given the first gift of Christmas – a silver sleigh bell. During the trip, characters on each car lead passengers in caroling and on board entertainment – just like in the film! Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.
 

Wintertime Wonderland

Wintertime Wonderland Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Winter Wonderland
Location: Via Port Rotterdam, 93 West Campbell Road, Schenectady, NY, 12306
Phone: 1-518-901-4321
Check out the website for select dates, times and special events.

Welcome to the Capital Region's largest indoor Christmas Event! Discover an illuminated interactive walkthrough where you can meet Santa and all his friends! Begin your journey gliding through a winding ice maze full of hidden treasures throughout the cave walls. At the end of your voyage, the royal Ice Princess will be awaiting your arrival to take a whimsical portrait and to greet you at the entrance of the Wintry village. You can also take a stroll down Candy Cane Alley among a fantastic holiday light display! And while you are there, make sure to stop at the train station and post office where you can mail out your letters to Santa! Also on hand are many local vendors to help you with your Christmas shopping. Get your tickets today!
 

LUMAGICA at Stone Ridge Orchard

LUMAGICA at Stone Ridge Orchard Host/Presenter: Stone Ridge Orchard
Location: 3012 NY-213, Stone Ridge, NY, 12484
Phone: 1-845-702-1438
Select dates from Nov. 18, 2023-Jan. 8, 2024
Visit the Harvest Moon Farm and Orchard this holiday season for a magical walkthrough light experience. This spectacular light show is timed to music and features over a 750,000 LED lights including shooting stars, giant whimsical creatures, holiday decorations and more. Drinks, dinner, tasting room and food trucks available for purchases. Get your ticket today!
 

Widlund Gallery | The Art of Illustration Exhibit

Widlund Gallery | The Art of Illustration Exhibit Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: 228 Main Street, North Creek, NY, 12853
Phone: 518-251-2505
Email: assistant@tannerypondcenter.org
Tuesday | November 7 - Saturday | December 16 - Opening Reception: Friday, November 17 | 5-7 PM
Gallery Hours: Tues – Fri, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Sat, 12:00 - 4:00 PM | additional hours by appointment

The Art of Illustration exhibit features original painted illustrations from children’s books created by local artists Kate Hartley, Jan Palmer and Anthony Richichi, as well as Jan Palmer’s new Witches Dance portraits! We’ll be exhibiting original illustrations (as well as sketches, books and materials in the glass cases) from Kate Hartley, Jan Palmer and Anthony Richichi. The artists will have books, prints and more for sale on their opening night, and plan to do readings/signings throughout the exhibit.
 

Events for November 23

Jungle Bells: Holiday Lights

Jungle Bells: Holiday Lights Time: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Animal Adventure Park
Location: 85 Martin Hill Road, Harpursville, NY, 13787
Email: guestservices@theanimaladventurepark.com
Thursdays-Sundays, Nov. 9 through Dec. 30: BONUS DAYS, Nov. 22, Dec. 26 & 27 - CLOSED Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas

The holiday spirit is alive and shining bright at Animal Adventure Park boasting the largest lights display in the area, hosted throughout the grounds of the park. Santa will also be enjoying the park and checking on its animals every Friday and Saturday from 5-8pm (Nov. 9-Dec. 23)! He said he will be happy to say "Ho Ho Hello" & snap a photo with our guests!
 

Lights on the Lake

Lights on the Lake Time: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: 6790 Onondaga Lake Pkwy , Liverpool, NY, 13088
Phone: 1-315-453-6712
Come and be mesmerized as you drive through two miles of twinkling lights and sparkling displays at Liverpool’s Lights on the Lake.

Held each year from mid-November through the first week of January, Wegman's captivating display of lights features towering holiday displays, larger-than-life Land of Oz, a Twinkling Fantasy Forest, colorful arches, a delightful Victorian Village, animated scenes and more! There is a fee.

 

Polar Express Train Ride

Polar Express Train Ride Time: 4:00 PM, 7 PM
Host/Presenter: Adirondack Scenic Railroad - Utica Union Station
Location: 321 Main Street, Utica, NY, 13501
Phone: 1-800-819-2291
RUNS Nov. 17 - Dec. 18 - Check the website for select dates and times and to get tickets.

Live the magic of the classic Polar Express™ Train Ride story with the Adirondack Scenic Railroad. Depart from Utica’s Union Station and travel north while being served hot chocolate and cookies, interacting with Cocoa Chefs, and listening to Liam Neeson’s reading of The POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride, by Chris van Allsburg. When you arrive at the North Pole (Holland Patent, NY), Santa will board the train, spending time with each and every family during the return trip and giving children the first present of Christmas (a silver bell, just like in the book or movie)! For a first class ride, travel to the North Pole in the Cocoa Class car! Mrs. Claus and the Cocoa Chef will be the hostess’ for you in the first-class car. Families will be served cookies and hot chocolate in souvenir mugs while being seated at table seating.

Santa will visit with each and every family during the return trip. Children (and parents!) are encouraged to come in pajamas.
 

Catskill Mountain Railroad's The Polar Express

Catskill Mountain Railroad's The Polar Express Host/Presenter: Catskill Mountain Railroad
Location: 55 Plaza Rd, Kingston, NY, 12401
Phone: 845-332-4854
Runs select days Nov. 17-Dec. 29. Check the website for exact dates and times.

Set to the sounds of the motion picture, passengers will relive the classic story as they are whisked away on THE POLAR EXPRESS™ for a magical trip to the North Pole. Once on board, the Conductor will work their way through the coach and punch your golden ticket as you’re served hot chocolate and a delicious cookie by our dancing chefs! Passengers will read along with the classic children’s book, The Polar Express, by Chris Van Allsburg. Once at The North Pole, Santa and his Elves board the train to greet passengers and each guest is given the first gift of Christmas – a silver sleigh bell. During the trip, characters on each car lead passengers in caroling and on board entertainment – just like in the film! Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.
 

Wintertime Wonderland

Wintertime Wonderland Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Winter Wonderland
Location: Via Port Rotterdam, 93 West Campbell Road, Schenectady, NY, 12306
Phone: 1-518-901-4321
Check out the website for select dates, times and special events.

Welcome to the Capital Region's largest indoor Christmas Event! Discover an illuminated interactive walkthrough where you can meet Santa and all his friends! Begin your journey gliding through a winding ice maze full of hidden treasures throughout the cave walls. At the end of your voyage, the royal Ice Princess will be awaiting your arrival to take a whimsical portrait and to greet you at the entrance of the Wintry village. You can also take a stroll down Candy Cane Alley among a fantastic holiday light display! And while you are there, make sure to stop at the train station and post office where you can mail out your letters to Santa! Also on hand are many local vendors to help you with your Christmas shopping. Get your tickets today!
 

LUMAGICA at Stone Ridge Orchard

LUMAGICA at Stone Ridge Orchard Host/Presenter: Stone Ridge Orchard
Location: 3012 NY-213, Stone Ridge, NY, 12484
Phone: 1-845-702-1438
Select dates from Nov. 18, 2023-Jan. 8, 2024
Visit the Harvest Moon Farm and Orchard this holiday season for a magical walkthrough light experience. This spectacular light show is timed to music and features over a 750,000 LED lights including shooting stars, giant whimsical creatures, holiday decorations and more. Drinks, dinner, tasting room and food trucks available for purchases. Get your ticket today!
 

Widlund Gallery | The Art of Illustration Exhibit

Widlund Gallery | The Art of Illustration Exhibit Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: 228 Main Street, North Creek, NY, 12853
Phone: 518-251-2505
Email: assistant@tannerypondcenter.org
Tuesday | November 7 - Saturday | December 16 - Opening Reception: Friday, November 17 | 5-7 PM
Gallery Hours: Tues – Fri, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Sat, 12:00 - 4:00 PM | additional hours by appointment

The Art of Illustration exhibit features original painted illustrations from children’s books created by local artists Kate Hartley, Jan Palmer and Anthony Richichi, as well as Jan Palmer’s new Witches Dance portraits! We’ll be exhibiting original illustrations (as well as sketches, books and materials in the glass cases) from Kate Hartley, Jan Palmer and Anthony Richichi. The artists will have books, prints and more for sale on their opening night, and plan to do readings/signings throughout the exhibit.
 

Events for November 24

Jungle Bells: Holiday Lights

Jungle Bells: Holiday Lights Time: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Animal Adventure Park
Location: 85 Martin Hill Road, Harpursville, NY, 13787
Email: guestservices@theanimaladventurepark.com
Thursdays-Sundays, Nov. 9 through Dec. 30: BONUS DAYS, Nov. 22, Dec. 26 & 27 - CLOSED Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas

The holiday spirit is alive and shining bright at Animal Adventure Park boasting the largest lights display in the area, hosted throughout the grounds of the park. Santa will also be enjoying the park and checking on its animals every Friday and Saturday from 5-8pm (Nov. 9-Dec. 23)! He said he will be happy to say "Ho Ho Hello" & snap a photo with our guests!
 

Lights on the Lake

Lights on the Lake Time: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: 6790 Onondaga Lake Pkwy , Liverpool, NY, 13088
Phone: 1-315-453-6712
Come and be mesmerized as you drive through two miles of twinkling lights and sparkling displays at Liverpool’s Lights on the Lake.

Held each year from mid-November through the first week of January, Wegman's captivating display of lights features towering holiday displays, larger-than-life Land of Oz, a Twinkling Fantasy Forest, colorful arches, a delightful Victorian Village, animated scenes and more! There is a fee.

 

Polar Express Train Ride

Polar Express Train Ride Time: 4:00 PM, 7 PM
Host/Presenter: Adirondack Scenic Railroad - Utica Union Station
Location: 321 Main Street, Utica, NY, 13501
Phone: 1-800-819-2291
RUNS Nov. 17 - Dec. 18 - Check the website for select dates and times and to get tickets.

Live the magic of the classic Polar Express™ Train Ride story with the Adirondack Scenic Railroad. Depart from Utica’s Union Station and travel north while being served hot chocolate and cookies, interacting with Cocoa Chefs, and listening to Liam Neeson’s reading of The POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride, by Chris van Allsburg. When you arrive at the North Pole (Holland Patent, NY), Santa will board the train, spending time with each and every family during the return trip and giving children the first present of Christmas (a silver bell, just like in the book or movie)! For a first class ride, travel to the North Pole in the Cocoa Class car! Mrs. Claus and the Cocoa Chef will be the hostess’ for you in the first-class car. Families will be served cookies and hot chocolate in souvenir mugs while being seated at table seating.

Santa will visit with each and every family during the return trip. Children (and parents!) are encouraged to come in pajamas.
 

Catskill Mountain Railroad's The Polar Express

Catskill Mountain Railroad's The Polar Express Host/Presenter: Catskill Mountain Railroad
Location: 55 Plaza Rd, Kingston, NY, 12401
Phone: 845-332-4854
Runs select days Nov. 17-Dec. 29. Check the website for exact dates and times.

Set to the sounds of the motion picture, passengers will relive the classic story as they are whisked away on THE POLAR EXPRESS™ for a magical trip to the North Pole. Once on board, the Conductor will work their way through the coach and punch your golden ticket as you’re served hot chocolate and a delicious cookie by our dancing chefs! Passengers will read along with the classic children’s book, The Polar Express, by Chris Van Allsburg. Once at The North Pole, Santa and his Elves board the train to greet passengers and each guest is given the first gift of Christmas – a silver sleigh bell. During the trip, characters on each car lead passengers in caroling and on board entertainment – just like in the film! Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.
 

Wintertime Wonderland

Wintertime Wonderland Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Winter Wonderland
Location: Via Port Rotterdam, 93 West Campbell Road, Schenectady, NY, 12306
Phone: 1-518-901-4321
Check out the website for select dates, times and special events.

Welcome to the Capital Region's largest indoor Christmas Event! Discover an illuminated interactive walkthrough where you can meet Santa and all his friends! Begin your journey gliding through a winding ice maze full of hidden treasures throughout the cave walls. At the end of your voyage, the royal Ice Princess will be awaiting your arrival to take a whimsical portrait and to greet you at the entrance of the Wintry village. You can also take a stroll down Candy Cane Alley among a fantastic holiday light display! And while you are there, make sure to stop at the train station and post office where you can mail out your letters to Santa! Also on hand are many local vendors to help you with your Christmas shopping. Get your tickets today!
 

LUMAGICA at Stone Ridge Orchard

LUMAGICA at Stone Ridge Orchard Host/Presenter: Stone Ridge Orchard
Location: 3012 NY-213, Stone Ridge, NY, 12484
Phone: 1-845-702-1438
Select dates from Nov. 18, 2023-Jan. 8, 2024
Visit the Harvest Moon Farm and Orchard this holiday season for a magical walkthrough light experience. This spectacular light show is timed to music and features over a 750,000 LED lights including shooting stars, giant whimsical creatures, holiday decorations and more. Drinks, dinner, tasting room and food trucks available for purchases. Get your ticket today!
 

Fairgrounds Festival of Lights

Fairgrounds Festival of Lights
Location: 5820 South Park Ave., Hamburg, NY, 14075
Phone: 1-716-649-3900
Full Experience Dates
November 24-26, December 1-3, December 8-10, & December 15-23

The Fairgrounds Festival of Lights returns to brighten up the holiday season with spectacular lights and dazzling displays to create a fantastic holiday experience for people of all ages. The Festival experience includes drive-through light displays, a visit with Santa, live reindeer, the all new Santa's Christmas Express Train Ride, an illuminated pixel show choreographed to music and more! There will also be indoor kiddie rides, food and shopping vendors and an outdoor European market.

Drive-Thru Only Dates
November 30, December 7, December 14, & December 26-30
 

Buffalo Holiday Market

Buffalo Holiday Market
Location: 223 South Park Ave., Buffalo, NY, 14204
Email: buffaloholidaymarket@gmail.com
This free to attend Christmas market runs Tuesdays-Sundays from Nov. 24 through Dec. 23 and features the magic of a European Christmas. This 5-week shopping series will showcase an exceptional mix of artisan crafters, vintage sellers, and holiday foods from Western New York. A signature mimosa will be offered each week and you get to keep your glass! There will also be mulled wine, coffee, hot chocolate and warm donuts each week. Vendors will rotate weekly and each weekend will feature special events (did someone say Santa?) This is a family friendly market, complete with selfie stations, kids activities, mulled wine, and the spirit of Christmas.
 

A Frosty Fest

A Frosty Fest Host/Presenter: Headless Horseman Hayrides & Haunted Houses
Location: 778 Broadway, Route 9W, Ulster Park, NY, 12487
Phone: 1-845-339-2666 ext. 10
NOTE TIMES: Fridays 6:00pm; Saturday and Sunday; 4:30pm

The creative team at Headless Horseman Hayrides and Haunted Houses; the #1 Haunted attraction in America now presents this family-fun holiday light spectacular with more than one million lights that will prove to be unlike any other event in the country. The event features Bubbles the Christmas Bear, The Forest Snowman, Dasher the Reindeer, The Forgetful Elf, Frosty's Animated Musical Light Show, Candy Cane Lane, Frosty’s Enchanted Forest (Drive thru), Glistening Gardens: Celebrating the dancing trees of Nature, Magical Mansion, Frosty's Magical Adventure, a 3D walk-through and much, much more! There is also a professional stage show, pictures with Santa, gift shops and tasty treats.
 

Widlund Gallery | The Art of Illustration Exhibit

Widlund Gallery | The Art of Illustration Exhibit Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: 228 Main Street, North Creek, NY, 12853
Phone: 518-251-2505
Email: assistant@tannerypondcenter.org
Tuesday | November 7 - Saturday | December 16 - Opening Reception: Friday, November 17 | 5-7 PM
Gallery Hours: Tues – Fri, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Sat, 12:00 - 4:00 PM | additional hours by appointment

The Art of Illustration exhibit features original painted illustrations from children’s books created by local artists Kate Hartley, Jan Palmer and Anthony Richichi, as well as Jan Palmer’s new Witches Dance portraits! We’ll be exhibiting original illustrations (as well as sketches, books and materials in the glass cases) from Kate Hartley, Jan Palmer and Anthony Richichi. The artists will have books, prints and more for sale on their opening night, and plan to do readings/signings throughout the exhibit.
 

The Great Craft Show

The Great Craft Show Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: 200 St Gregory Ct, Williamsville, NY, 14221
Phone: 716-688-5678
Email: craftshow@stgregs.org
This over 35+ year tradition is back on Black Friday and Shop Small Saturday: the event will be held on Nov 24th 10am-4pm and Nov 25th 10am-3pm.
Featuring 140+ hand-made crafters in two buildings. Many returning and many new crafters.
Admissions is $3. Children 12 and under are free. Free Parking. Handicap accessible.
Special Feature this year: The AM&As window displays will be available for viewing! Come and share this special tradition with your family.
 

Innerloop Blog's Comedy Showcase

Innerloop Blog's Comedy Showcase Time: 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location: 957 S CLINTON AVENUE, Rochester, NY, 14620
Email: CONTACT_US@ROCCINEMA.COM
The Innerloop Blog hosts a fantastic night of comedy with the best comics in Western NY! Come watch the winners of our Open Mic Nights and enjoy ROC Cinema's full food and bar menu.
 

Dickens Christmas

Dickens Christmas Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Genesee, Jordan and Fennell streets, Skaneateles, NY, 13152
Phone: 315-685-0552
Email: info@skaneateles.com
Every Saturday and Sunday from Nov. 24 through Dec 23 PLUS Sun Dec 24 Noon-2:30pm

Join Charles Dickens, Queen Victoria and their entourage for the 28th edition of Dickens Christmas, noon to 4 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday through Dec. 238, with an abbreviated production (noon to 2:30 p.m.) Christmas Eve. Merriment for the whole family: Charles Dickens and his cast of over 40 characters will interact with residents and visitors in the streets, stores, and restaurants. Don't miss lively acts at the Gazebo, live music, unique shopping, wonderful food, and horse and wagon rides around the Village. Great shopping throughout the village.
 

Events for November 25

Jungle Bells: Holiday Lights

Jungle Bells: Holiday Lights Time: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Animal Adventure Park
Location: 85 Martin Hill Road, Harpursville, NY, 13787
Email: guestservices@theanimaladventurepark.com
Thursdays-Sundays, Nov. 9 through Dec. 30: BONUS DAYS, Nov. 22, Dec. 26 & 27 - CLOSED Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas

The holiday spirit is alive and shining bright at Animal Adventure Park boasting the largest lights display in the area, hosted throughout the grounds of the park. Santa will also be enjoying the park and checking on its animals every Friday and Saturday from 5-8pm (Nov. 9-Dec. 23)! He said he will be happy to say "Ho Ho Hello" & snap a photo with our guests!
 

Lights on the Lake

Lights on the Lake Time: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: 6790 Onondaga Lake Pkwy , Liverpool, NY, 13088
Phone: 1-315-453-6712
Come and be mesmerized as you drive through two miles of twinkling lights and sparkling displays at Liverpool’s Lights on the Lake.

Held each year from mid-November through the first week of January, Wegman's captivating display of lights features towering holiday displays, larger-than-life Land of Oz, a Twinkling Fantasy Forest, colorful arches, a delightful Victorian Village, animated scenes and more! There is a fee.

 

Polar Express Train Ride

Polar Express Train Ride Time: 4:00 PM, 7 PM
Host/Presenter: Adirondack Scenic Railroad - Utica Union Station
Location: 321 Main Street, Utica, NY, 13501
Phone: 1-800-819-2291
RUNS Nov. 17 - Dec. 18 - Check the website for select dates and times and to get tickets.

Live the magic of the classic Polar Express™ Train Ride story with the Adirondack Scenic Railroad. Depart from Utica’s Union Station and travel north while being served hot chocolate and cookies, interacting with Cocoa Chefs, and listening to Liam Neeson’s reading of The POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride, by Chris van Allsburg. When you arrive at the North Pole (Holland Patent, NY), Santa will board the train, spending time with each and every family during the return trip and giving children the first present of Christmas (a silver bell, just like in the book or movie)! For a first class ride, travel to the North Pole in the Cocoa Class car! Mrs. Claus and the Cocoa Chef will be the hostess’ for you in the first-class car. Families will be served cookies and hot chocolate in souvenir mugs while being seated at table seating.

Santa will visit with each and every family during the return trip. Children (and parents!) are encouraged to come in pajamas.
 

Catskill Mountain Railroad's The Polar Express

Catskill Mountain Railroad's The Polar Express Host/Presenter: Catskill Mountain Railroad
Location: 55 Plaza Rd, Kingston, NY, 12401
Phone: 845-332-4854
Runs select days Nov. 17-Dec. 29. Check the website for exact dates and times.

Set to the sounds of the motion picture, passengers will relive the classic story as they are whisked away on THE POLAR EXPRESS™ for a magical trip to the North Pole. Once on board, the Conductor will work their way through the coach and punch your golden ticket as you’re served hot chocolate and a delicious cookie by our dancing chefs! Passengers will read along with the classic children’s book, The Polar Express, by Chris Van Allsburg. Once at The North Pole, Santa and his Elves board the train to greet passengers and each guest is given the first gift of Christmas – a silver sleigh bell. During the trip, characters on each car lead passengers in caroling and on board entertainment – just like in the film! Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.
 

Wintertime Wonderland

Wintertime Wonderland Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Winter Wonderland
Location: Via Port Rotterdam, 93 West Campbell Road, Schenectady, NY, 12306
Phone: 1-518-901-4321
Check out the website for select dates, times and special events.

Welcome to the Capital Region's largest indoor Christmas Event! Discover an illuminated interactive walkthrough where you can meet Santa and all his friends! Begin your journey gliding through a winding ice maze full of hidden treasures throughout the cave walls. At the end of your voyage, the royal Ice Princess will be awaiting your arrival to take a whimsical portrait and to greet you at the entrance of the Wintry village. You can also take a stroll down Candy Cane Alley among a fantastic holiday light display! And while you are there, make sure to stop at the train station and post office where you can mail out your letters to Santa! Also on hand are many local vendors to help you with your Christmas shopping. Get your tickets today!
 

LUMAGICA at Stone Ridge Orchard

LUMAGICA at Stone Ridge Orchard Host/Presenter: Stone Ridge Orchard
Location: 3012 NY-213, Stone Ridge, NY, 12484
Phone: 1-845-702-1438
Select dates from Nov. 18, 2023-Jan. 8, 2024
Visit the Harvest Moon Farm and Orchard this holiday season for a magical walkthrough light experience. This spectacular light show is timed to music and features over a 750,000 LED lights including shooting stars, giant whimsical creatures, holiday decorations and more. Drinks, dinner, tasting room and food trucks available for purchases. Get your ticket today!
 

Fairgrounds Festival of Lights

Fairgrounds Festival of Lights
Location: 5820 South Park Ave., Hamburg, NY, 14075
Phone: 1-716-649-3900
Full Experience Dates
November 24-26, December 1-3, December 8-10, & December 15-23

The Fairgrounds Festival of Lights returns to brighten up the holiday season with spectacular lights and dazzling displays to create a fantastic holiday experience for people of all ages. The Festival experience includes drive-through light displays, a visit with Santa, live reindeer, the all new Santa's Christmas Express Train Ride, an illuminated pixel show choreographed to music and more! There will also be indoor kiddie rides, food and shopping vendors and an outdoor European market.

Drive-Thru Only Dates
November 30, December 7, December 14, & December 26-30
 

Buffalo Holiday Market

Buffalo Holiday Market
Location: 223 South Park Ave., Buffalo, NY, 14204
Email: buffaloholidaymarket@gmail.com
This free to attend Christmas market runs Tuesdays-Sundays from Nov. 24 through Dec. 23 and features the magic of a European Christmas. This 5-week shopping series will showcase an exceptional mix of artisan crafters, vintage sellers, and holiday foods from Western New York. A signature mimosa will be offered each week and you get to keep your glass! There will also be mulled wine, coffee, hot chocolate and warm donuts each week. Vendors will rotate weekly and each weekend will feature special events (did someone say Santa?) This is a family friendly market, complete with selfie stations, kids activities, mulled wine, and the spirit of Christmas.
 

A Frosty Fest

A Frosty Fest Host/Presenter: Headless Horseman Hayrides & Haunted Houses
Location: 778 Broadway, Route 9W, Ulster Park, NY, 12487
Phone: 1-845-339-2666 ext. 10
NOTE TIMES: Fridays 6:00pm; Saturday and Sunday; 4:30pm

The creative team at Headless Horseman Hayrides and Haunted Houses; the #1 Haunted attraction in America now presents this family-fun holiday light spectacular with more than one million lights that will prove to be unlike any other event in the country. The event features Bubbles the Christmas Bear, The Forest Snowman, Dasher the Reindeer, The Forgetful Elf, Frosty's Animated Musical Light Show, Candy Cane Lane, Frosty’s Enchanted Forest (Drive thru), Glistening Gardens: Celebrating the dancing trees of Nature, Magical Mansion, Frosty's Magical Adventure, a 3D walk-through and much, much more! There is also a professional stage show, pictures with Santa, gift shops and tasty treats.
 

Syracuse Wine and Chocolate Festival

Syracuse Wine and Chocolate Festival Time: 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Host/Presenter: NYS Fairgrounds/Horticulture Building
Location: 581 State Fair Blvd, Syracuse, NY, 13209
Phone: 1-315-471-9597
There are two sessions: 1-4 p.m. & 5-8 p.m.

Attention all wine lovers and chocolate lovers! Join in the celebration of great wine and sweet treats from down the street and across New York State! Enjoy unlimited samplings of dozens of fabulous wines and distilled products of all styles and tastes. There will also be a fabulous selection of tasty nibbles and treats, chocolates, cheeses and sweets. Get a free chocolate treat or two, then browse some great fun products for you and your home.
 

Gingerbread Wonderland at Niagara Falls Culinary Institute

Gingerbread Wonderland at Niagara Falls Culinary Institute Host/Presenter: Niagara Falls Culinary Institute
Location: 28 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls, NY, 14303
Phone: 1-716-210-2525
OPEN: Nov. 25-Dec. 17; Saturdays from 11:00am-7:00pm and Sundays from 12:00-4:00pm.

Imagine brightly colored gumdrops, candy canes, peppermints, licorice, and lots of icing. Talk about a sugar rush. Decorating gingerbread houses is a fun festive activity for the whole family. And it’s even more fun when it’s larger than life. The talented students and chefs of the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute took this tradition to the next level by creating a life-size gingerbread village.

Check out the schedule to see when live entertainment, chef demos, and story time is scheduled. You can even purchase a bag with cookies and crafts to take home with you to continue the fun! The whole place is decked out, so you’ll find something festive around every corner.
 

Santa Express Train Ride

Santa Express Train Ride Time: 1:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Cooperstown & Charlotte Valley Railroad
Location: 136 East Main Street, Milford, NY, 13807
Phone: 1-607-432-2429
There’s no better way to celebrate the Holiday Season than a train ride with Santa and his helpers. The train is beautifully decorated from the lights strung along the outside to the garland and ornaments on the inside. Enjoy an afternoon train ride with Santa and Mrs. Claus and their helpers. There will be Holiday music, goodies and refreshments for everyone’s enjoyment. The ride runs about 2 ½ hours and reservations are required. Children younger than 3 are Free! PARENTS: Bring a small gift with your child’s name attached to be given as a surprise from Santa himself on the train. Sneak it behind the Depot to the Reindeer Shack the day of your ride.
Reservation Required. All trains depart Milford Depot promptly at the time listed.
 

Gingerbread Wonderland at Niagara Falls Culinary Institute

Gingerbread Wonderland at Niagara Falls Culinary Institute Host/Presenter: Niagara Falls Culinary Institute
Location: 28 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls, NY, 14303
Phone: 1-716-210-2525
The Niagara Falls Culinary institute is proud to be hosting our annual Gingerbread Competition in conjunction with the Ginger Wonderland Event. This year’s competition promises to be better than ever. We hope entering a gingerbread house or stopping down to see the creations is on your holiday to-do list.
There are five categories to our competition (Professional, Amateur, High School, College, & Children’s)
 

Widlund Gallery | The Art of Illustration Exhibit

Widlund Gallery | The Art of Illustration Exhibit Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: 228 Main Street, North Creek, NY, 12853
Phone: 518-251-2505
Email: assistant@tannerypondcenter.org
Tuesday | November 7 - Saturday | December 16 - Opening Reception: Friday, November 17 | 5-7 PM
Gallery Hours: Tues – Fri, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Sat, 12:00 - 4:00 PM | additional hours by appointment

The Art of Illustration exhibit features original painted illustrations from children’s books created by local artists Kate Hartley, Jan Palmer and Anthony Richichi, as well as Jan Palmer’s new Witches Dance portraits! We’ll be exhibiting original illustrations (as well as sketches, books and materials in the glass cases) from Kate Hartley, Jan Palmer and Anthony Richichi. The artists will have books, prints and more for sale on their opening night, and plan to do readings/signings throughout the exhibit.
 

The Great Craft Show

The Great Craft Show Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: 200 St Gregory Ct, Williamsville, NY, 14221
Phone: 716-688-5678
Email: craftshow@stgregs.org
This over 35+ year tradition is back on Black Friday and Shop Small Saturday: the event will be held on Nov 24th 10am-4pm and Nov 25th 10am-3pm.
Featuring 140+ hand-made crafters in two buildings. Many returning and many new crafters.
Admissions is $3. Children 12 and under are free. Free Parking. Handicap accessible.
Special Feature this year: The AM&As window displays will be available for viewing! Come and share this special tradition with your family.
 

Dickens Christmas

Dickens Christmas Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Genesee, Jordan and Fennell streets, Skaneateles, NY, 13152
Phone: 315-685-0552
Email: info@skaneateles.com
Every Saturday and Sunday from Nov. 24 through Dec 23 PLUS Sun Dec 24 Noon-2:30pm

Join Charles Dickens, Queen Victoria and their entourage for the 28th edition of Dickens Christmas, noon to 4 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday through Dec. 238, with an abbreviated production (noon to 2:30 p.m.) Christmas Eve. Merriment for the whole family: Charles Dickens and his cast of over 40 characters will interact with residents and visitors in the streets, stores, and restaurants. Don't miss lively acts at the Gazebo, live music, unique shopping, wonderful food, and horse and wagon rides around the Village. Great shopping throughout the village.
 

THEATER | Gem Radio Theatre: An Adirondack Christmas Carol

THEATER | Gem Radio Theatre: An Adirondack Christmas Carol Time: 7:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: 228 Main Street, North Creek, NY, 12853
Phone: 5182512505
Email: assistant@tannerypondcenter.org
Saturday, November 25 | 7 PM

Sunday, November 26 | 2 PM

Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 Day of Concert, FREE for Youth 18 and younger.

For advance price tickets, please visit the TPC box office, or call (518) 251-2505, or purchase online thru Eventbrite Some "Day of Event" tickets are reserved for purchase at the box office.
 

Events for November 26

Jungle Bells: Holiday Lights

Jungle Bells: Holiday Lights Time: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Animal Adventure Park
Location: 85 Martin Hill Road, Harpursville, NY, 13787
Email: guestservices@theanimaladventurepark.com
Thursdays-Sundays, Nov. 9 through Dec. 30: BONUS DAYS, Nov. 22, Dec. 26 & 27 - CLOSED Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas

The holiday spirit is alive and shining bright at Animal Adventure Park boasting the largest lights display in the area, hosted throughout the grounds of the park. Santa will also be enjoying the park and checking on its animals every Friday and Saturday from 5-8pm (Nov. 9-Dec. 23)! He said he will be happy to say "Ho Ho Hello" & snap a photo with our guests!
 

Lights on the Lake

Lights on the Lake Time: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: 6790 Onondaga Lake Pkwy , Liverpool, NY, 13088
Phone: 1-315-453-6712
Come and be mesmerized as you drive through two miles of twinkling lights and sparkling displays at Liverpool’s Lights on the Lake.

Held each year from mid-November through the first week of January, Wegman's captivating display of lights features towering holiday displays, larger-than-life Land of Oz, a Twinkling Fantasy Forest, colorful arches, a delightful Victorian Village, animated scenes and more! There is a fee.

 

Polar Express Train Ride

Polar Express Train Ride Time: 4:00 PM, 7 PM
Host/Presenter: Adirondack Scenic Railroad - Utica Union Station
Location: 321 Main Street, Utica, NY, 13501
Phone: 1-800-819-2291
RUNS Nov. 17 - Dec. 18 - Check the website for select dates and times and to get tickets.

Live the magic of the classic Polar Express™ Train Ride story with the Adirondack Scenic Railroad. Depart from Utica’s Union Station and travel north while being served hot chocolate and cookies, interacting with Cocoa Chefs, and listening to Liam Neeson’s reading of The POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride, by Chris van Allsburg. When you arrive at the North Pole (Holland Patent, NY), Santa will board the train, spending time with each and every family during the return trip and giving children the first present of Christmas (a silver bell, just like in the book or movie)! For a first class ride, travel to the North Pole in the Cocoa Class car! Mrs. Claus and the Cocoa Chef will be the hostess’ for you in the first-class car. Families will be served cookies and hot chocolate in souvenir mugs while being seated at table seating.

Santa will visit with each and every family during the return trip. Children (and parents!) are encouraged to come in pajamas.
 

Catskill Mountain Railroad's The Polar Express

Catskill Mountain Railroad's The Polar Express Host/Presenter: Catskill Mountain Railroad
Location: 55 Plaza Rd, Kingston, NY, 12401
Phone: 845-332-4854
Runs select days Nov. 17-Dec. 29. Check the website for exact dates and times.

Set to the sounds of the motion picture, passengers will relive the classic story as they are whisked away on THE POLAR EXPRESS™ for a magical trip to the North Pole. Once on board, the Conductor will work their way through the coach and punch your golden ticket as you’re served hot chocolate and a delicious cookie by our dancing chefs! Passengers will read along with the classic children’s book, The Polar Express, by Chris Van Allsburg. Once at The North Pole, Santa and his Elves board the train to greet passengers and each guest is given the first gift of Christmas – a silver sleigh bell. During the trip, characters on each car lead passengers in caroling and on board entertainment – just like in the film! Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.
 

Wintertime Wonderland

Wintertime Wonderland Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Winter Wonderland
Location: Via Port Rotterdam, 93 West Campbell Road, Schenectady, NY, 12306
Phone: 1-518-901-4321
Check out the website for select dates, times and special events.

Welcome to the Capital Region's largest indoor Christmas Event! Discover an illuminated interactive walkthrough where you can meet Santa and all his friends! Begin your journey gliding through a winding ice maze full of hidden treasures throughout the cave walls. At the end of your voyage, the royal Ice Princess will be awaiting your arrival to take a whimsical portrait and to greet you at the entrance of the Wintry village. You can also take a stroll down Candy Cane Alley among a fantastic holiday light display! And while you are there, make sure to stop at the train station and post office where you can mail out your letters to Santa! Also on hand are many local vendors to help you with your Christmas shopping. Get your tickets today!
 

LUMAGICA at Stone Ridge Orchard

LUMAGICA at Stone Ridge Orchard Host/Presenter: Stone Ridge Orchard
Location: 3012 NY-213, Stone Ridge, NY, 12484
Phone: 1-845-702-1438
Select dates from Nov. 18, 2023-Jan. 8, 2024
Visit the Harvest Moon Farm and Orchard this holiday season for a magical walkthrough light experience. This spectacular light show is timed to music and features over a 750,000 LED lights including shooting stars, giant whimsical creatures, holiday decorations and more. Drinks, dinner, tasting room and food trucks available for purchases. Get your ticket today!
 

Fairgrounds Festival of Lights

Fairgrounds Festival of Lights
Location: 5820 South Park Ave., Hamburg, NY, 14075
Phone: 1-716-649-3900
Full Experience Dates
November 24-26, December 1-3, December 8-10, & December 15-23

The Fairgrounds Festival of Lights returns to brighten up the holiday season with spectacular lights and dazzling displays to create a fantastic holiday experience for people of all ages. The Festival experience includes drive-through light displays, a visit with Santa, live reindeer, the all new Santa's Christmas Express Train Ride, an illuminated pixel show choreographed to music and more! There will also be indoor kiddie rides, food and shopping vendors and an outdoor European market.

Drive-Thru Only Dates
November 30, December 7, December 14, & December 26-30
 

Buffalo Holiday Market

Buffalo Holiday Market
Location: 223 South Park Ave., Buffalo, NY, 14204
Email: buffaloholidaymarket@gmail.com
This free to attend Christmas market runs Tuesdays-Sundays from Nov. 24 through Dec. 23 and features the magic of a European Christmas. This 5-week shopping series will showcase an exceptional mix of artisan crafters, vintage sellers, and holiday foods from Western New York. A signature mimosa will be offered each week and you get to keep your glass! There will also be mulled wine, coffee, hot chocolate and warm donuts each week. Vendors will rotate weekly and each weekend will feature special events (did someone say Santa?) This is a family friendly market, complete with selfie stations, kids activities, mulled wine, and the spirit of Christmas.
 

A Frosty Fest

A Frosty Fest Host/Presenter: Headless Horseman Hayrides & Haunted Houses
Location: 778 Broadway, Route 9W, Ulster Park, NY, 12487
Phone: 1-845-339-2666 ext. 10
NOTE TIMES: Fridays 6:00pm; Saturday and Sunday; 4:30pm

The creative team at Headless Horseman Hayrides and Haunted Houses; the #1 Haunted attraction in America now presents this family-fun holiday light spectacular with more than one million lights that will prove to be unlike any other event in the country. The event features Bubbles the Christmas Bear, The Forest Snowman, Dasher the Reindeer, The Forgetful Elf, Frosty's Animated Musical Light Show, Candy Cane Lane, Frosty’s Enchanted Forest (Drive thru), Glistening Gardens: Celebrating the dancing trees of Nature, Magical Mansion, Frosty's Magical Adventure, a 3D walk-through and much, much more! There is also a professional stage show, pictures with Santa, gift shops and tasty treats.
 

Gingerbread Wonderland at Niagara Falls Culinary Institute

Gingerbread Wonderland at Niagara Falls Culinary Institute Host/Presenter: Niagara Falls Culinary Institute
Location: 28 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls, NY, 14303
Phone: 1-716-210-2525
OPEN: Nov. 25-Dec. 17; Saturdays from 11:00am-7:00pm and Sundays from 12:00-4:00pm.

Imagine brightly colored gumdrops, candy canes, peppermints, licorice, and lots of icing. Talk about a sugar rush. Decorating gingerbread houses is a fun festive activity for the whole family. And it’s even more fun when it’s larger than life. The talented students and chefs of the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute took this tradition to the next level by creating a life-size gingerbread village.

Check out the schedule to see when live entertainment, chef demos, and story time is scheduled. You can even purchase a bag with cookies and crafts to take home with you to continue the fun! The whole place is decked out, so you’ll find something festive around every corner.
 

Santa Express Train Ride

Santa Express Train Ride Time: 1:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Cooperstown & Charlotte Valley Railroad
Location: 136 East Main Street, Milford, NY, 13807
Phone: 1-607-432-2429
There’s no better way to celebrate the Holiday Season than a train ride with Santa and his helpers. The train is beautifully decorated from the lights strung along the outside to the garland and ornaments on the inside. Enjoy an afternoon train ride with Santa and Mrs. Claus and their helpers. There will be Holiday music, goodies and refreshments for everyone’s enjoyment. The ride runs about 2 ½ hours and reservations are required. Children younger than 3 are Free! PARENTS: Bring a small gift with your child’s name attached to be given as a surprise from Santa himself on the train. Sneak it behind the Depot to the Reindeer Shack the day of your ride.
Reservation Required. All trains depart Milford Depot promptly at the time listed.
 

Widlund Gallery | The Art of Illustration Exhibit

Widlund Gallery | The Art of Illustration Exhibit Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: 228 Main Street, North Creek, NY, 12853
Phone: 518-251-2505
Email: assistant@tannerypondcenter.org
Tuesday | November 7 - Saturday | December 16 - Opening Reception: Friday, November 17 | 5-7 PM
Gallery Hours: Tues – Fri, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Sat, 12:00 - 4:00 PM | additional hours by appointment

The Art of Illustration exhibit features original painted illustrations from children’s books created by local artists Kate Hartley, Jan Palmer and Anthony Richichi, as well as Jan Palmer’s new Witches Dance portraits! We’ll be exhibiting original illustrations (as well as sketches, books and materials in the glass cases) from Kate Hartley, Jan Palmer and Anthony Richichi. The artists will have books, prints and more for sale on their opening night, and plan to do readings/signings throughout the exhibit.
 

Dickens Christmas

Dickens Christmas Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Genesee, Jordan and Fennell streets, Skaneateles, NY, 13152
Phone: 315-685-0552
Email: info@skaneateles.com
Every Saturday and Sunday from Nov. 24 through Dec 23 PLUS Sun Dec 24 Noon-2:30pm

Join Charles Dickens, Queen Victoria and their entourage for the 28th edition of Dickens Christmas, noon to 4 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday through Dec. 238, with an abbreviated production (noon to 2:30 p.m.) Christmas Eve. Merriment for the whole family: Charles Dickens and his cast of over 40 characters will interact with residents and visitors in the streets, stores, and restaurants. Don't miss lively acts at the Gazebo, live music, unique shopping, wonderful food, and horse and wagon rides around the Village. Great shopping throughout the village.
 

THEATER | Gem Radio Theatre: An Adirondack Christmas Carol

THEATER | Gem Radio Theatre: An Adirondack Christmas Carol Time: 7:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: 228 Main Street, North Creek, NY, 12853
Phone: 5182512505
Email: assistant@tannerypondcenter.org
Saturday, November 25 | 7 PM

Sunday, November 26 | 2 PM

Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 Day of Concert, FREE for Youth 18 and younger.

For advance price tickets, please visit the TPC box office, or call (518) 251-2505, or purchase online thru Eventbrite Some "Day of Event" tickets are reserved for purchase at the box office.
 

Events for November 27

Jungle Bells: Holiday Lights

Jungle Bells: Holiday Lights Time: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Animal Adventure Park
Location: 85 Martin Hill Road, Harpursville, NY, 13787
Email: guestservices@theanimaladventurepark.com
Thursdays-Sundays, Nov. 9 through Dec. 30: BONUS DAYS, Nov. 22, Dec. 26 & 27 - CLOSED Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas

The holiday spirit is alive and shining bright at Animal Adventure Park boasting the largest lights display in the area, hosted throughout the grounds of the park. Santa will also be enjoying the park and checking on its animals every Friday and Saturday from 5-8pm (Nov. 9-Dec. 23)! He said he will be happy to say "Ho Ho Hello" & snap a photo with our guests!
 

Lights on the Lake

Lights on the Lake Time: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: 6790 Onondaga Lake Pkwy , Liverpool, NY, 13088
Phone: 1-315-453-6712
Come and be mesmerized as you drive through two miles of twinkling lights and sparkling displays at Liverpool’s Lights on the Lake.

Held each year from mid-November through the first week of January, Wegman's captivating display of lights features towering holiday displays, larger-than-life Land of Oz, a Twinkling Fantasy Forest, colorful arches, a delightful Victorian Village, animated scenes and more! There is a fee.

 

Polar Express Train Ride

Polar Express Train Ride Time: 4:00 PM, 7 PM
Host/Presenter: Adirondack Scenic Railroad - Utica Union Station
Location: 321 Main Street, Utica, NY, 13501
Phone: 1-800-819-2291
RUNS Nov. 17 - Dec. 18 - Check the website for select dates and times and to get tickets.

Live the magic of the classic Polar Express™ Train Ride story with the Adirondack Scenic Railroad. Depart from Utica’s Union Station and travel north while being served hot chocolate and cookies, interacting with Cocoa Chefs, and listening to Liam Neeson’s reading of The POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride, by Chris van Allsburg. When you arrive at the North Pole (Holland Patent, NY), Santa will board the train, spending time with each and every family during the return trip and giving children the first present of Christmas (a silver bell, just like in the book or movie)! For a first class ride, travel to the North Pole in the Cocoa Class car! Mrs. Claus and the Cocoa Chef will be the hostess’ for you in the first-class car. Families will be served cookies and hot chocolate in souvenir mugs while being seated at table seating.

Santa will visit with each and every family during the return trip. Children (and parents!) are encouraged to come in pajamas.
 

Catskill Mountain Railroad's The Polar Express

Catskill Mountain Railroad's The Polar Express Host/Presenter: Catskill Mountain Railroad
Location: 55 Plaza Rd, Kingston, NY, 12401
Phone: 845-332-4854
Runs select days Nov. 17-Dec. 29. Check the website for exact dates and times.

Set to the sounds of the motion picture, passengers will relive the classic story as they are whisked away on THE POLAR EXPRESS™ for a magical trip to the North Pole. Once on board, the Conductor will work their way through the coach and punch your golden ticket as you’re served hot chocolate and a delicious cookie by our dancing chefs! Passengers will read along with the classic children’s book, The Polar Express, by Chris Van Allsburg. Once at The North Pole, Santa and his Elves board the train to greet passengers and each guest is given the first gift of Christmas – a silver sleigh bell. During the trip, characters on each car lead passengers in caroling and on board entertainment – just like in the film! Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.
 

Wintertime Wonderland

Wintertime Wonderland Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Winter Wonderland
Location: Via Port Rotterdam, 93 West Campbell Road, Schenectady, NY, 12306
Phone: 1-518-901-4321
Check out the website for select dates, times and special events.

Welcome to the Capital Region's largest indoor Christmas Event! Discover an illuminated interactive walkthrough where you can meet Santa and all his friends! Begin your journey gliding through a winding ice maze full of hidden treasures throughout the cave walls. At the end of your voyage, the royal Ice Princess will be awaiting your arrival to take a whimsical portrait and to greet you at the entrance of the Wintry village. You can also take a stroll down Candy Cane Alley among a fantastic holiday light display! And while you are there, make sure to stop at the train station and post office where you can mail out your letters to Santa! Also on hand are many local vendors to help you with your Christmas shopping. Get your tickets today!
 

LUMAGICA at Stone Ridge Orchard

LUMAGICA at Stone Ridge Orchard Host/Presenter: Stone Ridge Orchard
Location: 3012 NY-213, Stone Ridge, NY, 12484
Phone: 1-845-702-1438
Select dates from Nov. 18, 2023-Jan. 8, 2024
Visit the Harvest Moon Farm and Orchard this holiday season for a magical walkthrough light experience. This spectacular light show is timed to music and features over a 750,000 LED lights including shooting stars, giant whimsical creatures, holiday decorations and more. Drinks, dinner, tasting room and food trucks available for purchases. Get your ticket today!
 

Widlund Gallery | The Art of Illustration Exhibit

Widlund Gallery | The Art of Illustration Exhibit Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: 228 Main Street, North Creek, NY, 12853
Phone: 518-251-2505
Email: assistant@tannerypondcenter.org
Tuesday | November 7 - Saturday | December 16 - Opening Reception: Friday, November 17 | 5-7 PM
Gallery Hours: Tues – Fri, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Sat, 12:00 - 4:00 PM | additional hours by appointment

The Art of Illustration exhibit features original painted illustrations from children’s books created by local artists Kate Hartley, Jan Palmer and Anthony Richichi, as well as Jan Palmer’s new Witches Dance portraits! We’ll be exhibiting original illustrations (as well as sketches, books and materials in the glass cases) from Kate Hartley, Jan Palmer and Anthony Richichi. The artists will have books, prints and more for sale on their opening night, and plan to do readings/signings throughout the exhibit.
 

Events for November 28

Jungle Bells: Holiday Lights

Jungle Bells: Holiday Lights Time: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Animal Adventure Park
Location: 85 Martin Hill Road, Harpursville, NY, 13787
Email: guestservices@theanimaladventurepark.com
Thursdays-Sundays, Nov. 9 through Dec. 30: BONUS DAYS, Nov. 22, Dec. 26 & 27 - CLOSED Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas

The holiday spirit is alive and shining bright at Animal Adventure Park boasting the largest lights display in the area, hosted throughout the grounds of the park. Santa will also be enjoying the park and checking on its animals every Friday and Saturday from 5-8pm (Nov. 9-Dec. 23)! He said he will be happy to say "Ho Ho Hello" & snap a photo with our guests!
 

Lights on the Lake

Lights on the Lake Time: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: 6790 Onondaga Lake Pkwy , Liverpool, NY, 13088
Phone: 1-315-453-6712
Come and be mesmerized as you drive through two miles of twinkling lights and sparkling displays at Liverpool’s Lights on the Lake.

Held each year from mid-November through the first week of January, Wegman's captivating display of lights features towering holiday displays, larger-than-life Land of Oz, a Twinkling Fantasy Forest, colorful arches, a delightful Victorian Village, animated scenes and more! There is a fee.

 

Polar Express Train Ride

Polar Express Train Ride Time: 4:00 PM, 7 PM
Host/Presenter: Adirondack Scenic Railroad - Utica Union Station
Location: 321 Main Street, Utica, NY, 13501
Phone: 1-800-819-2291
RUNS Nov. 17 - Dec. 18 - Check the website for select dates and times and to get tickets.

Live the magic of the classic Polar Express™ Train Ride story with the Adirondack Scenic Railroad. Depart from Utica’s Union Station and travel north while being served hot chocolate and cookies, interacting with Cocoa Chefs, and listening to Liam Neeson’s reading of The POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride, by Chris van Allsburg. When you arrive at the North Pole (Holland Patent, NY), Santa will board the train, spending time with each and every family during the return trip and giving children the first present of Christmas (a silver bell, just like in the book or movie)! For a first class ride, travel to the North Pole in the Cocoa Class car! Mrs. Claus and the Cocoa Chef will be the hostess’ for you in the first-class car. Families will be served cookies and hot chocolate in souvenir mugs while being seated at table seating.

Santa will visit with each and every family during the return trip. Children (and parents!) are encouraged to come in pajamas.
 

Catskill Mountain Railroad's The Polar Express

Catskill Mountain Railroad's The Polar Express Host/Presenter: Catskill Mountain Railroad
Location: 55 Plaza Rd, Kingston, NY, 12401
Phone: 845-332-4854
Runs select days Nov. 17-Dec. 29. Check the website for exact dates and times.

Set to the sounds of the motion picture, passengers will relive the classic story as they are whisked away on THE POLAR EXPRESS™ for a magical trip to the North Pole. Once on board, the Conductor will work their way through the coach and punch your golden ticket as you’re served hot chocolate and a delicious cookie by our dancing chefs! Passengers will read along with the classic children’s book, The Polar Express, by Chris Van Allsburg. Once at The North Pole, Santa and his Elves board the train to greet passengers and each guest is given the first gift of Christmas – a silver sleigh bell. During the trip, characters on each car lead passengers in caroling and on board entertainment – just like in the film! Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.
 

Wintertime Wonderland

Wintertime Wonderland Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Winter Wonderland
Location: Via Port Rotterdam, 93 West Campbell Road, Schenectady, NY, 12306
Phone: 1-518-901-4321
Check out the website for select dates, times and special events.

Welcome to the Capital Region's largest indoor Christmas Event! Discover an illuminated interactive walkthrough where you can meet Santa and all his friends! Begin your journey gliding through a winding ice maze full of hidden treasures throughout the cave walls. At the end of your voyage, the royal Ice Princess will be awaiting your arrival to take a whimsical portrait and to greet you at the entrance of the Wintry village. You can also take a stroll down Candy Cane Alley among a fantastic holiday light display! And while you are there, make sure to stop at the train station and post office where you can mail out your letters to Santa! Also on hand are many local vendors to help you with your Christmas shopping. Get your tickets today!
 

LUMAGICA at Stone Ridge Orchard

LUMAGICA at Stone Ridge Orchard Host/Presenter: Stone Ridge Orchard
Location: 3012 NY-213, Stone Ridge, NY, 12484
Phone: 1-845-702-1438
Select dates from Nov. 18, 2023-Jan. 8, 2024
Visit the Harvest Moon Farm and Orchard this holiday season for a magical walkthrough light experience. This spectacular light show is timed to music and features over a 750,000 LED lights including shooting stars, giant whimsical creatures, holiday decorations and more. Drinks, dinner, tasting room and food trucks available for purchases. Get your ticket today!
 

Widlund Gallery | The Art of Illustration Exhibit

Widlund Gallery | The Art of Illustration Exhibit Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: 228 Main Street, North Creek, NY, 12853
Phone: 518-251-2505
Email: assistant@tannerypondcenter.org
Tuesday | November 7 - Saturday | December 16 - Opening Reception: Friday, November 17 | 5-7 PM
Gallery Hours: Tues – Fri, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Sat, 12:00 - 4:00 PM | additional hours by appointment

The Art of Illustration exhibit features original painted illustrations from children’s books created by local artists Kate Hartley, Jan Palmer and Anthony Richichi, as well as Jan Palmer’s new Witches Dance portraits! We’ll be exhibiting original illustrations (as well as sketches, books and materials in the glass cases) from Kate Hartley, Jan Palmer and Anthony Richichi. The artists will have books, prints and more for sale on their opening night, and plan to do readings/signings throughout the exhibit.
 

Events for November 29

Jungle Bells: Holiday Lights

Jungle Bells: Holiday Lights Time: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Animal Adventure Park
Location: 85 Martin Hill Road, Harpursville, NY, 13787
Email: guestservices@theanimaladventurepark.com
Thursdays-Sundays, Nov. 9 through Dec. 30: BONUS DAYS, Nov. 22, Dec. 26 & 27 - CLOSED Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas

The holiday spirit is alive and shining bright at Animal Adventure Park boasting the largest lights display in the area, hosted throughout the grounds of the park. Santa will also be enjoying the park and checking on its animals every Friday and Saturday from 5-8pm (Nov. 9-Dec. 23)! He said he will be happy to say "Ho Ho Hello" & snap a photo with our guests!
 

Lights on the Lake

Lights on the Lake Time: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: 6790 Onondaga Lake Pkwy , Liverpool, NY, 13088
Phone: 1-315-453-6712
Come and be mesmerized as you drive through two miles of twinkling lights and sparkling displays at Liverpool’s Lights on the Lake.

Held each year from mid-November through the first week of January, Wegman's captivating display of lights features towering holiday displays, larger-than-life Land of Oz, a Twinkling Fantasy Forest, colorful arches, a delightful Victorian Village, animated scenes and more! There is a fee.

 

Polar Express Train Ride

Polar Express Train Ride Time: 4:00 PM, 7 PM
Host/Presenter: Adirondack Scenic Railroad - Utica Union Station
Location: 321 Main Street, Utica, NY, 13501
Phone: 1-800-819-2291
RUNS Nov. 17 - Dec. 18 - Check the website for select dates and times and to get tickets.

Live the magic of the classic Polar Express™ Train Ride story with the Adirondack Scenic Railroad. Depart from Utica’s Union Station and travel north while being served hot chocolate and cookies, interacting with Cocoa Chefs, and listening to Liam Neeson’s reading of The POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride, by Chris van Allsburg. When you arrive at the North Pole (Holland Patent, NY), Santa will board the train, spending time with each and every family during the return trip and giving children the first present of Christmas (a silver bell, just like in the book or movie)! For a first class ride, travel to the North Pole in the Cocoa Class car! Mrs. Claus and the Cocoa Chef will be the hostess’ for you in the first-class car. Families will be served cookies and hot chocolate in souvenir mugs while being seated at table seating.

Santa will visit with each and every family during the return trip. Children (and parents!) are encouraged to come in pajamas.
 

Catskill Mountain Railroad's The Polar Express

Catskill Mountain Railroad's The Polar Express Host/Presenter: Catskill Mountain Railroad
Location: 55 Plaza Rd, Kingston, NY, 12401
Phone: 845-332-4854
Runs select days Nov. 17-Dec. 29. Check the website for exact dates and times.

Set to the sounds of the motion picture, passengers will relive the classic story as they are whisked away on THE POLAR EXPRESS™ for a magical trip to the North Pole. Once on board, the Conductor will work their way through the coach and punch your golden ticket as you’re served hot chocolate and a delicious cookie by our dancing chefs! Passengers will read along with the classic children’s book, The Polar Express, by Chris Van Allsburg. Once at The North Pole, Santa and his Elves board the train to greet passengers and each guest is given the first gift of Christmas – a silver sleigh bell. During the trip, characters on each car lead passengers in caroling and on board entertainment – just like in the film! Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.
 

Wintertime Wonderland

Wintertime Wonderland Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Winter Wonderland
Location: Via Port Rotterdam, 93 West Campbell Road, Schenectady, NY, 12306
Phone: 1-518-901-4321
Check out the website for select dates, times and special events.

Welcome to the Capital Region's largest indoor Christmas Event! Discover an illuminated interactive walkthrough where you can meet Santa and all his friends! Begin your journey gliding through a winding ice maze full of hidden treasures throughout the cave walls. At the end of your voyage, the royal Ice Princess will be awaiting your arrival to take a whimsical portrait and to greet you at the entrance of the Wintry village. You can also take a stroll down Candy Cane Alley among a fantastic holiday light display! And while you are there, make sure to stop at the train station and post office where you can mail out your letters to Santa! Also on hand are many local vendors to help you with your Christmas shopping. Get your tickets today!
 

LUMAGICA at Stone Ridge Orchard

LUMAGICA at Stone Ridge Orchard Host/Presenter: Stone Ridge Orchard
Location: 3012 NY-213, Stone Ridge, NY, 12484
Phone: 1-845-702-1438
Select dates from Nov. 18, 2023-Jan. 8, 2024
Visit the Harvest Moon Farm and Orchard this holiday season for a magical walkthrough light experience. This spectacular light show is timed to music and features over a 750,000 LED lights including shooting stars, giant whimsical creatures, holiday decorations and more. Drinks, dinner, tasting room and food trucks available for purchases. Get your ticket today!
 

Widlund Gallery | The Art of Illustration Exhibit

Widlund Gallery | The Art of Illustration Exhibit Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: 228 Main Street, North Creek, NY, 12853
Phone: 518-251-2505
Email: assistant@tannerypondcenter.org
Tuesday | November 7 - Saturday | December 16 - Opening Reception: Friday, November 17 | 5-7 PM
Gallery Hours: Tues – Fri, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Sat, 12:00 - 4:00 PM | additional hours by appointment

The Art of Illustration exhibit features original painted illustrations from children’s books created by local artists Kate Hartley, Jan Palmer and Anthony Richichi, as well as Jan Palmer’s new Witches Dance portraits! We’ll be exhibiting original illustrations (as well as sketches, books and materials in the glass cases) from Kate Hartley, Jan Palmer and Anthony Richichi. The artists will have books, prints and more for sale on their opening night, and plan to do readings/signings throughout the exhibit.
 

Events for November 30

Jungle Bells: Holiday Lights

Jungle Bells: Holiday Lights Time: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Animal Adventure Park
Location: 85 Martin Hill Road, Harpursville, NY, 13787
Email: guestservices@theanimaladventurepark.com
Thursdays-Sundays, Nov. 9 through Dec. 30: BONUS DAYS, Nov. 22, Dec. 26 & 27 - CLOSED Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas

The holiday spirit is alive and shining bright at Animal Adventure Park boasting the largest lights display in the area, hosted throughout the grounds of the park. Santa will also be enjoying the park and checking on its animals every Friday and Saturday from 5-8pm (Nov. 9-Dec. 23)! He said he will be happy to say "Ho Ho Hello" & snap a photo with our guests!
 

Lights on the Lake

Lights on the Lake Time: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: 6790 Onondaga Lake Pkwy , Liverpool, NY, 13088
Phone: 1-315-453-6712
Come and be mesmerized as you drive through two miles of twinkling lights and sparkling displays at Liverpool’s Lights on the Lake.

Held each year from mid-November through the first week of January, Wegman's captivating display of lights features towering holiday displays, larger-than-life Land of Oz, a Twinkling Fantasy Forest, colorful arches, a delightful Victorian Village, animated scenes and more! There is a fee.

 

Polar Express Train Ride

Polar Express Train Ride Time: 4:00 PM, 7 PM
Host/Presenter: Adirondack Scenic Railroad - Utica Union Station
Location: 321 Main Street, Utica, NY, 13501
Phone: 1-800-819-2291
RUNS Nov. 17 - Dec. 18 - Check the website for select dates and times and to get tickets.

Live the magic of the classic Polar Express™ Train Ride story with the Adirondack Scenic Railroad. Depart from Utica’s Union Station and travel north while being served hot chocolate and cookies, interacting with Cocoa Chefs, and listening to Liam Neeson’s reading of The POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride, by Chris van Allsburg. When you arrive at the North Pole (Holland Patent, NY), Santa will board the train, spending time with each and every family during the return trip and giving children the first present of Christmas (a silver bell, just like in the book or movie)! For a first class ride, travel to the North Pole in the Cocoa Class car! Mrs. Claus and the Cocoa Chef will be the hostess’ for you in the first-class car. Families will be served cookies and hot chocolate in souvenir mugs while being seated at table seating.

Santa will visit with each and every family during the return trip. Children (and parents!) are encouraged to come in pajamas.
 

Catskill Mountain Railroad's The Polar Express

Catskill Mountain Railroad's The Polar Express Host/Presenter: Catskill Mountain Railroad
Location: 55 Plaza Rd, Kingston, NY, 12401
Phone: 845-332-4854
Runs select days Nov. 17-Dec. 29. Check the website for exact dates and times.

Set to the sounds of the motion picture, passengers will relive the classic story as they are whisked away on THE POLAR EXPRESS™ for a magical trip to the North Pole. Once on board, the Conductor will work their way through the coach and punch your golden ticket as you’re served hot chocolate and a delicious cookie by our dancing chefs! Passengers will read along with the classic children’s book, The Polar Express, by Chris Van Allsburg. Once at The North Pole, Santa and his Elves board the train to greet passengers and each guest is given the first gift of Christmas – a silver sleigh bell. During the trip, characters on each car lead passengers in caroling and on board entertainment – just like in the film! Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.
 

Wintertime Wonderland

Wintertime Wonderland Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Winter Wonderland
Location: Via Port Rotterdam, 93 West Campbell Road, Schenectady, NY, 12306
Phone: 1-518-901-4321
Check out the website for select dates, times and special events.

Welcome to the Capital Region's largest indoor Christmas Event! Discover an illuminated interactive walkthrough where you can meet Santa and all his friends! Begin your journey gliding through a winding ice maze full of hidden treasures throughout the cave walls. At the end of your voyage, the royal Ice Princess will be awaiting your arrival to take a whimsical portrait and to greet you at the entrance of the Wintry village. You can also take a stroll down Candy Cane Alley among a fantastic holiday light display! And while you are there, make sure to stop at the train station and post office where you can mail out your letters to Santa! Also on hand are many local vendors to help you with your Christmas shopping. Get your tickets today!
 

LUMAGICA at Stone Ridge Orchard

LUMAGICA at Stone Ridge Orchard Host/Presenter: Stone Ridge Orchard
Location: 3012 NY-213, Stone Ridge, NY, 12484
Phone: 1-845-702-1438
Select dates from Nov. 18, 2023-Jan. 8, 2024
Visit the Harvest Moon Farm and Orchard this holiday season for a magical walkthrough light experience. This spectacular light show is timed to music and features over a 750,000 LED lights including shooting stars, giant whimsical creatures, holiday decorations and more. Drinks, dinner, tasting room and food trucks available for purchases. Get your ticket today!
 

Fairgrounds Festival of Lights

Fairgrounds Festival of Lights
Location: 5820 South Park Ave., Hamburg, NY, 14075
Phone: 1-716-649-3900
Full Experience Dates
November 24-26, December 1-3, December 8-10, & December 15-23

The Fairgrounds Festival of Lights returns to brighten up the holiday season with spectacular lights and dazzling displays to create a fantastic holiday experience for people of all ages. The Festival experience includes drive-through light displays, a visit with Santa, live reindeer, the all new Santa's Christmas Express Train Ride, an illuminated pixel show choreographed to music and more! There will also be indoor kiddie rides, food and shopping vendors and an outdoor European market.

Drive-Thru Only Dates
November 30, December 7, December 14, & December 26-30
 

Buffalo Holiday Market

Buffalo Holiday Market
Location: 223 South Park Ave., Buffalo, NY, 14204
Email: buffaloholidaymarket@gmail.com
This free to attend Christmas market runs Tuesdays-Sundays from Nov. 26 through Dec. 23 and features the magic of a European Christmas. This 4 week shopping series will showcase an exceptional mix of artisan crafters, vintage sellers, and holiday foods from Western New York. A signature mimosa will be offered each week and you get to keep your glass! There will also be mulled wine, coffee, hot chocolate and warm donuts each week. Vendors will rotate weekly and each weekend will feature special events (did someone say Santa?) This is a family friendly market, complete with selfie stations, kids activities, mulled wine, and the spirit of Christmas.
 

Hamburg Holiday Market

Hamburg Holiday Market Host/Presenter: Village of Hamburg
Location: 202 Lake Street, Buffalo, NY, 14075
Email: buffaloholidaymarket@gmail.com
This free to attend Christmas market runs Thursdays-Sundays from Nov. 24 through Dec. 23 with additional days (Tuesday, Dec.19 & Wednesday, Dec. 20) and features the magic of a European Christmas. This 5-week shopping series will showcase an exceptional mix of artisan crafters, vintage sellers, and holiday foods from Western New York. A signature mimosa will be offered each week and you get to keep your glass! There will also be mulled wine, coffee, hot chocolate and warm donuts each week. Vendors will rotate weekly and each weekend will feature special events (did someone say Santa?) This is a family friendly market, complete with selfie stations, kids activities, mulled wine, and the spirit of Christmas.
 

Victorian Streetwalk in Saratoga Springs

Victorian Streetwalk in Saratoga Springs Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Saratoga Springs Downtown Association
Location: Saratoga Springs , NY
Phone: 518-587-8635
The City of Saratoga Springs will once again be decorated for the holiday season during the annual Victorian Streetwalk. Plan a visit to downtown Saratoga for all kinds of family-friendly activities and entertainment. It's a festive tradition that you don't want to miss! A traditional tree lighting will be held at 6 p.m. to help kick off the holiday season. Immediately following the tree lighting, children will have the opportunity to visit Santa in his Cottage. More than 25 sites will feature free entertainment.

Celebrate the 200th Anniversary of “Twas The Night Before Christmas.” Pamela McColl, author and publisher, will teach about the history of the beloved poem. A dedicated table for Toys for Toga outside G. Willikers store will be collecting new and unwrapped toys for local children. Toys for Toga invites the community to contribute, ensuring every child experiences the magic of the season.


 

Widlund Gallery | The Art of Illustration Exhibit

Widlund Gallery | The Art of Illustration Exhibit Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: 228 Main Street, North Creek, NY, 12853
Phone: 518-251-2505
Email: assistant@tannerypondcenter.org
Tuesday | November 7 - Saturday | December 16 - Opening Reception: Friday, November 17 | 5-7 PM
Gallery Hours: Tues – Fri, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Sat, 12:00 - 4:00 PM | additional hours by appointment

The Art of Illustration exhibit features original painted illustrations from children’s books created by local artists Kate Hartley, Jan Palmer and Anthony Richichi, as well as Jan Palmer’s new Witches Dance portraits! We’ll be exhibiting original illustrations (as well as sketches, books and materials in the glass cases) from Kate Hartley, Jan Palmer and Anthony Richichi. The artists will have books, prints and more for sale on their opening night, and plan to do readings/signings throughout the exhibit.
 
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