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Because of the Coronal Virus Pandemic, Many immediate and upcoming Events across NY State have either been modified or postponed. Please consult individual Event websites to get the latest updated information.
 

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Events for December 1

Harriet Tubman Statue Journey to Freedom

Harriet Tubman Statue Journey to Freedom
Location: Ulster County Office Building, 204 Fair St., Kingston, NY, 12401
Phone: 800-342-5826
Email: tourism@co.ulster.ny.us
“Harriet Tubman: Journey to Freedom,” a 9-foot, 2,400-pound bronze sculpture created by internationally recognized artist Wesley Wofford, will be on display at the Ulster County Office Building, 204 Fair St. in Kingston, from November 1, 2022, through January 2, 2023. One of the highlights of the exhibition is the arrival celebration of the sculpture, which will be installed during a program at the Ulster County Office Building on Tuesday, November 1, from 4:30-6:00 p.m. The installation will be a temporary outdoor exhibit at the County Building and will remain on exhibit until January 2, 2023. In addition, a schedule of events spanning two months is will be presented in partnership with local cultural organizations that will celebrate the legacy of Harriet Tubman. These virtual and in-person programs will happen throughout Kingston and Ulster County and will reflect the themes of activism, role models, heroes, human rights reparations, freedom, resilience, determination, contributions of strong women and equality. Visit HERE for full schedule of events.
 

Wegman's Lights on the Lake

Wegman's Lights on the Lake Time: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: 6790 Onondaga Lake Trail , 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 Thanksgiving through the first week of January, this 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.

 

Gingerbread Gallery at Erie Canal Museum

Gingerbread Gallery at Erie Canal Museum Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Erie Canal Museum
Location: 318 Erie Blvd East, Syracuse , NY, 13202
Phone: 1-315-471-0593
Each year the Erie Canal Museum transforms into a festive 1800’s canal town street scene with gingerbread creations on display in storefront windows. In a typical year, we see over 6,000 visitors during the Gingerbread Gallery! It is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 18 through January 8. (10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on December 24 and 31; CLOSED December 25 and January 1)
 

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
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!
 

Buffalo Holiday Market

Buffalo Holiday Market Host/Presenter: Buffalo Holiday Market and Loaded Lumber Buffalo
Location: 223 South Park Ave., Buffalo, NY, 14204
Email: buffaloholidaymarket@gmail.com
OPENING DAY November 25TH: 10AM-9PM
Tuesday-Friday: 3PM-8PM
Saturday & Sunday 10AM-8PM
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.
 

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
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!
 

Jungle Bells: Holiday Lights

Jungle Bells: Holiday Lights Time: 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Animal Adventure Park
Location: 85 Martin Hill Road, Harpursville, NY, 13787
Email: guestservices@theanimaladventurepark.com
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 & Saturday from 5 - 9 pm! He said he will be happy to say "Ho Ho Hello" & snap a photo with our guests!
 

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
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.
 

Victorian Streetwalk Weekend in Saratoga Springs

Victorian Streetwalk Weekend in Saratoga Springs
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 Weekend. On December 1-4, 2022, 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!
 

Denizen Theatre presents “An Act of God"

Denizen Theatre presents “An Act of God" Time: 7:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Denizen Theatre
Location: Water Street Market, 10 Main Street, Suite 501, New Paltz, NY, 12561
Phone: 845-437-8393
Email: information@denizentheatre.com
A sinfully funny new play where the Almighty and His devoted Angels answer some of the deepest questions that have plagued mankind since Creation.This hilarious 80-minute comedy is “written by God” and transcribed by 13-time Emmy® Award winner David Javerbaum.
 

Quilts Unlimited at the View

Quilts Unlimited at the View Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: c/o View, 3273 State Route 28, PO Box 1144, Old Forge, NY, 13420
Phone: 315-369-6411
Email: info@viewarts.org
Gallery open: Mondays-Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; CLOSED SUNDAYS.
This beautiful, annual exhibition demonstrates the depth and breadth of the quilting art form. The annual show features quilts created by some of the country's finest quilters and fiber artists working today, demonstrating a range of techniques and designs, from traditional to contemporary art quilts. View is a premier multi-arts facility located in the Central Adirondacks of New York State. View is fully accessible to those with mobility challenges. Wheel chairs are available for use.
 

Holiday Shopping at Graymoor in Garrison, NY

Holiday Shopping at Graymoor in Garrison, NY Time: 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Our Lady of the Atonement Chapel
Location: 1350 Rt. 9, Garrison, NY, 10524
Phone: 845-661-1557
Email: hopsonthehudson@gmail.com
Thurs. & Fri., Dec. 1 & 2 (3pm to 8pm) Sat., Dec. 3 (10am to 5pm)
Over 40 local Artisans and Artists will be displaying their handcrafted, small batch, and one of a kind items for sale at “HOLIDAY SHOPPING AT GRAYMOOR” in Garrison, NY. This indoor event is a Shop & Dine event with Italiano Foods and Crisping Dopamine selling some delicious food!!
This is a Fundraising event for Graymoor, the headquarters of the Franciscan Friars and Sisters of the Atonement. $5.00 adult admission fee to benefit Graymoor. Free raffle ticket for all adults. Children are free.
Each day there will be a raffle for Cold Spring Shop & Dine gift packages!!!






 

Events for December 2

Harriet Tubman Statue Journey to Freedom

Harriet Tubman Statue Journey to Freedom
Location: Ulster County Office Building, 204 Fair St., Kingston, NY, 12401
Phone: 800-342-5826
Email: tourism@co.ulster.ny.us
“Harriet Tubman: Journey to Freedom,” a 9-foot, 2,400-pound bronze sculpture created by internationally recognized artist Wesley Wofford, will be on display at the Ulster County Office Building, 204 Fair St. in Kingston, from November 1, 2022, through January 2, 2023. One of the highlights of the exhibition is the arrival celebration of the sculpture, which will be installed during a program at the Ulster County Office Building on Tuesday, November 1, from 4:30-6:00 p.m. The installation will be a temporary outdoor exhibit at the County Building and will remain on exhibit until January 2, 2023. In addition, a schedule of events spanning two months is will be presented in partnership with local cultural organizations that will celebrate the legacy of Harriet Tubman. These virtual and in-person programs will happen throughout Kingston and Ulster County and will reflect the themes of activism, role models, heroes, human rights reparations, freedom, resilience, determination, contributions of strong women and equality. Visit HERE for full schedule of events.
 

Wegman's Lights on the Lake

Wegman's Lights on the Lake Time: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: 6790 Onondaga Lake Trail , 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 Thanksgiving through the first week of January, this 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.

 

Gingerbread Gallery at Erie Canal Museum

Gingerbread Gallery at Erie Canal Museum Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Erie Canal Museum
Location: 318 Erie Blvd East, Syracuse , NY, 13202
Phone: 1-315-471-0593
Each year the Erie Canal Museum transforms into a festive 1800’s canal town street scene with gingerbread creations on display in storefront windows. In a typical year, we see over 6,000 visitors during the Gingerbread Gallery! It is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 18 through January 8. (10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on December 24 and 31; CLOSED December 25 and January 1)
 

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
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!
 

Buffalo Holiday Market

Buffalo Holiday Market Host/Presenter: Buffalo Holiday Market and Loaded Lumber Buffalo
Location: 223 South Park Ave., Buffalo, NY, 14204
Email: buffaloholidaymarket@gmail.com
OPENING DAY November 25TH: 10AM-9PM
Tuesday-Friday: 3PM-8PM
Saturday & Sunday 10AM-8PM
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.
 

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
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!
 

Jungle Bells: Holiday Lights

Jungle Bells: Holiday Lights Time: 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Animal Adventure Park
Location: 85 Martin Hill Road, Harpursville, NY, 13787
Email: guestservices@theanimaladventurepark.com
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 & Saturday from 5 - 9 pm! He said he will be happy to say "Ho Ho Hello" & snap a photo with our guests!
 

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
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.
 

Victorian Streetwalk Weekend in Saratoga Springs

Victorian Streetwalk Weekend in Saratoga Springs
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 Weekend. On December 1-4, 2022, 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!
 

Denizen Theatre presents “An Act of God"

Denizen Theatre presents “An Act of God" Time: 7:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Denizen Theatre
Location: Water Street Market, 10 Main Street, Suite 501, New Paltz, NY, 12561
Phone: 845-437-8393
Email: information@denizentheatre.com
A sinfully funny new play where the Almighty and His devoted Angels answer some of the deepest questions that have plagued mankind since Creation.This hilarious 80-minute comedy is “written by God” and transcribed by 13-time Emmy® Award winner David Javerbaum.
 

Fairgrounds Festival of Lights

Fairgrounds Festival of Lights
Location: 5820 South Park Ave., Hamburg, NY, 14075
Phone: 1-716-649-3900
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.
 

Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker"

Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker" Host/Presenter: OnCenter Crouse Hinds Theater
Location: 411 Montgomery St., Syracuse, NY, 13202
Phone: 315-435-8000
The Syracuse City Ballet Presents:

This magical Christmas tradition can be enjoyed in cities across the world and Syracuse is no exception; this classic seasonal story is a delight for both children and adults alike. Enjoy the magic at The Oncenter Crouse Hinds Theater. Please check the website for performance times.

 

Holiday Lights at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo

Holiday Lights at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Rosamond Gifford Zoo
Location: 1 Conservation Plaza, Syracuse, NY, 13204
Email: info@rosamondgiffordzoo.org
Enjoy a festive and fun after-hours stroll amid sparkling displays of holiday lights that transform the zoo into a winter wonderland. Warm up by the fire pits and enjoy hot chocolate, s’mores, live performances of holiday music, ice carving, roving entertainers and animals on evening exhibit.
Advance Sale Tickets: Members: $7 | Advance Sale Non-members: $8. Children under 2 years of age FREE
 

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; Thursday - December 22 Starting at 6:00pm

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, 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.
 

Wild Lights at the Wild Center

Wild Lights at the Wild Center Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Host/Presenter: The Wild Center
Location: 45 Museum Dr., Tupper Lake, NY, 12986
Phone: 1-518-359-7800
Open: Fridays and Saturdays from Nov. 25 to Feb. 25 (along with additional select dates)
Wander into the Wild Center's enchanting, illuminated, winter wonderland to explore the sights and sounds of Wild Lights, presented by Merrill L. Thomas, Inc. More than 130 trees are wrapped in colorful lights that illuminate the forest and will transport you to a winter wonderland while a new musical composition from Whatever Penny creates a magical three-dimension dreamy winter soundscape.
Wild Walk: We’ve strung the award-winning Wild Walk in tens of thousands of lights so you can experience the outdoors like never before. New winter installations provide Instagram-worthy photos and opportunities to create lifelong winter memories.
Stickwork: Patrick Dougherty’s “Hopscotch” glows and provides an opportunity for your imagination to run wild.
Indoors: Warm up inside with hot drinks, food, and an opportunity to check out the Living River Trail (otters included!). Interactive light up pieces like an oversized Lite Brite provides fun for kids and a chance for old school nostalgia for adults.
 

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
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.
 

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
: Spectacular light show, timed to music and featuring over a half-million 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!
 

Uptown Kingston's Annual Snowflake Festival

Uptown Kingston's Annual Snowflake Festival Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Stockade District of Uptown Kingston, Kingston, NY, 12401
Email: uptownkuba@gmail.com
Festival: Presented by the Kingston Uptown Business Association (KUBA) in Uptown Kingston, the Snowflake
Festival offers fun for the whole family, with main stage performances, fire twirlers, jugglers, ice carving, a stilt band, fiddlers, dancers,
singers, a Christmas tree lighting and a visit from Santa Claus. 6 -8 p.m.;
 

Opening Day at the Empire State Plaza lce Rink

Opening Day at the Empire State Plaza lce Rink Time: 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Empire State Plaza
Location: Albany , NY
Phone: 518-474-4759
The rink will open at noon with a special rock-n-skate featuring DJ Ketchup from 6-8p!
Hours of Operation:
12 - 3 p.m.
4:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Skate Rentals $4 for adults and $3 for children under 12

 

Quilts Unlimited at the View

Quilts Unlimited at the View Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: c/o View, 3273 State Route 28, PO Box 1144, Old Forge, NY, 13420
Phone: 315-369-6411
Email: info@viewarts.org
Gallery open: Mondays-Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; CLOSED SUNDAYS.
This beautiful, annual exhibition demonstrates the depth and breadth of the quilting art form. The annual show features quilts created by some of the country's finest quilters and fiber artists working today, demonstrating a range of techniques and designs, from traditional to contemporary art quilts. View is a premier multi-arts facility located in the Central Adirondacks of New York State. View is fully accessible to those with mobility challenges. Wheel chairs are available for use.
 

Yuletide in the Country Tours & Dinner

Yuletide in the Country Tours & Dinner Host/Presenter: Genesee Country Village & Museum
Location: 1410 Flint Hill Road, Mumford, NY, 14511
Phone: 1-585-538-6822
Email: info@gcv.org
Join us again this year at GCV&M for our Yuletide in the Country Tours, coming up on December 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, and 17. As you explore the wintry village bedecked in holiday splendor you’ll be invited into vignettes that illuminate the link between today’s cherished holiday traditions and the cultural customs of generations that came before. Theatrical performances will represent the rich history and tradition that newcomers to the region would have shared throughout the 19th century. Highlights include a look at a Polish Christmas Eve Wigilia dinner, a Hanukkah celebration, and Watch Night festivities as presented by David Shakes and the North Star Players, and even a visit from that jolly old elf, St. Nick. And don’t forget, you can pair your festive experience with a delicious dinner or brunch!
 

How Winter Trees Work

How Winter Trees Work Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: 4007 Bishop Hill Rd., Marcellus, NY, 13108
Phone: 315-673-1350
Email: info@baltimorewoods.org
Trees have fascinating adaptations to get through the cold dark months in the northeast. We’ll go for an easy walk to find out just how these burly plants deal with the coming freezing winds, ice, and snow.
This program is designed for adults. Please dress for the weather.
 

Genesee Keg Tree Lighting

Genesee Keg Tree Lighting Time: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: 25 Cataract Street, Rochester, NY, 14605
Phone: 585-353-0201
Email: kristen.garbarino@fifco.com
The Genesee Keg Tree Lighting party is back! After a two-year break, we're excited to be able to host another epic holiday bash at the Genesee Brew House! Join us Friday, December 2, from 5-9pm (tree lighting at 6:30pm sharp) for a night of full of friends, special beers, 500+ kegs, 20,000+ lights and much, much more! Plus, enjoy local eats from:
Rochester Kettle Corn
Bay Vista Taqueria
ROC City Sammich
Pop Up and Eats
Travelin' Tom's Coffee Truck
 

Holiday Shopping at Graymoor in Garrison, NY

Holiday Shopping at Graymoor in Garrison, NY Time: 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Our Lady of the Atonement Chapel
Location: 1350 Rt. 9, Garrison, NY, 10524
Phone: 845-661-1557
Email: hopsonthehudson@gmail.com
Thurs. & Fri., Dec. 1 & 2 (3pm to 8pm) Sat., Dec. 3 (10am to 5pm)
Over 40 local Artisans and Artists will be displaying their handcrafted, small batch, and one of a kind items for sale at “HOLIDAY SHOPPING AT GRAYMOOR” in Garrison, NY. This indoor event is a Shop & Dine event with Italiano Foods and Crisping Dopamine selling some delicious food!!
This is a Fundraising event for Graymoor, the headquarters of the Franciscan Friars and Sisters of the Atonement. $5.00 adult admission fee to benefit Graymoor. Free raffle ticket for all adults. Children are free.
Each day there will be a raffle for Cold Spring Shop & Dine gift packages!!!






 

Events for December 3

Harriet Tubman Statue Journey to Freedom

Harriet Tubman Statue Journey to Freedom
Location: Ulster County Office Building, 204 Fair St., Kingston, NY, 12401
Phone: 800-342-5826
Email: tourism@co.ulster.ny.us
“Harriet Tubman: Journey to Freedom,” a 9-foot, 2,400-pound bronze sculpture created by internationally recognized artist Wesley Wofford, will be on display at the Ulster County Office Building, 204 Fair St. in Kingston, from November 1, 2022, through January 2, 2023. One of the highlights of the exhibition is the arrival celebration of the sculpture, which will be installed during a program at the Ulster County Office Building on Tuesday, November 1, from 4:30-6:00 p.m. The installation will be a temporary outdoor exhibit at the County Building and will remain on exhibit until January 2, 2023. In addition, a schedule of events spanning two months is will be presented in partnership with local cultural organizations that will celebrate the legacy of Harriet Tubman. These virtual and in-person programs will happen throughout Kingston and Ulster County and will reflect the themes of activism, role models, heroes, human rights reparations, freedom, resilience, determination, contributions of strong women and equality. Visit HERE for full schedule of events.
 

Wegman's Lights on the Lake

Wegman's Lights on the Lake Time: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: 6790 Onondaga Lake Trail , 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 Thanksgiving through the first week of January, this 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.

 

Gingerbread Gallery at Erie Canal Museum

Gingerbread Gallery at Erie Canal Museum Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Erie Canal Museum
Location: 318 Erie Blvd East, Syracuse , NY, 13202
Phone: 1-315-471-0593
Each year the Erie Canal Museum transforms into a festive 1800’s canal town street scene with gingerbread creations on display in storefront windows. In a typical year, we see over 6,000 visitors during the Gingerbread Gallery! It is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 18 through January 8. (10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on December 24 and 31; CLOSED December 25 and January 1)
 

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
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!
 

Buffalo Holiday Market

Buffalo Holiday Market Host/Presenter: Buffalo Holiday Market and Loaded Lumber Buffalo
Location: 223 South Park Ave., Buffalo, NY, 14204
Email: buffaloholidaymarket@gmail.com
OPENING DAY November 25TH: 10AM-9PM
Tuesday-Friday: 3PM-8PM
Saturday & Sunday 10AM-8PM
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.
 

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
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!
 

Jungle Bells: Holiday Lights

Jungle Bells: Holiday Lights Time: 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Animal Adventure Park
Location: 85 Martin Hill Road, Harpursville, NY, 13787
Email: guestservices@theanimaladventurepark.com
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 & Saturday from 5 - 9 pm! He said he will be happy to say "Ho Ho Hello" & snap a photo with our guests!
 

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
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.
 

Victorian Streetwalk Weekend in Saratoga Springs

Victorian Streetwalk Weekend in Saratoga Springs
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 Weekend. On December 1-4, 2022, 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!
 

Denizen Theatre presents “An Act of God"

Denizen Theatre presents “An Act of God" Time: 7:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Denizen Theatre
Location: Water Street Market, 10 Main Street, Suite 501, New Paltz, NY, 12561
Phone: 845-437-8393
Email: information@denizentheatre.com
A sinfully funny new play where the Almighty and His devoted Angels answer some of the deepest questions that have plagued mankind since Creation.This hilarious 80-minute comedy is “written by God” and transcribed by 13-time Emmy® Award winner David Javerbaum.
 

Fairgrounds Festival of Lights

Fairgrounds Festival of Lights
Location: 5820 South Park Ave., Hamburg, NY, 14075
Phone: 1-716-649-3900
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.
 

Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker"

Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker" Host/Presenter: OnCenter Crouse Hinds Theater
Location: 411 Montgomery St., Syracuse, NY, 13202
Phone: 315-435-8000
The Syracuse City Ballet Presents:

This magical Christmas tradition can be enjoyed in cities across the world and Syracuse is no exception; this classic seasonal story is a delight for both children and adults alike. Enjoy the magic at The Oncenter Crouse Hinds Theater. Please check the website for performance times.

 

Holiday Lights at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo

Holiday Lights at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Rosamond Gifford Zoo
Location: 1 Conservation Plaza, Syracuse, NY, 13204
Email: info@rosamondgiffordzoo.org
Enjoy a festive and fun after-hours stroll amid sparkling displays of holiday lights that transform the zoo into a winter wonderland. Warm up by the fire pits and enjoy hot chocolate, s’mores, live performances of holiday music, ice carving, roving entertainers and animals on evening exhibit.
Advance Sale Tickets: Members: $7 | Advance Sale Non-members: $8. Children under 2 years of age FREE
 

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; Thursday - December 22 Starting at 6:00pm

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, 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.
 

Wild Lights at the Wild Center

Wild Lights at the Wild Center Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Host/Presenter: The Wild Center
Location: 45 Museum Dr., Tupper Lake, NY, 12986
Phone: 1-518-359-7800
Open: Fridays and Saturdays from Nov. 25 to Feb. 25 (along with additional select dates)
Wander into the Wild Center's enchanting, illuminated, winter wonderland to explore the sights and sounds of Wild Lights, presented by Merrill L. Thomas, Inc. More than 130 trees are wrapped in colorful lights that illuminate the forest and will transport you to a winter wonderland while a new musical composition from Whatever Penny creates a magical three-dimension dreamy winter soundscape.
Wild Walk: We’ve strung the award-winning Wild Walk in tens of thousands of lights so you can experience the outdoors like never before. New winter installations provide Instagram-worthy photos and opportunities to create lifelong winter memories.
Stickwork: Patrick Dougherty’s “Hopscotch” glows and provides an opportunity for your imagination to run wild.
Indoors: Warm up inside with hot drinks, food, and an opportunity to check out the Living River Trail (otters included!). Interactive light up pieces like an oversized Lite Brite provides fun for kids and a chance for old school nostalgia for adults.
 

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
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.
 

Festival of Trees & Lights

Festival of Trees & Lights Time: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Everson Museum of Art
Location: 401 Harrison Street , Syracuse, NY, 13202
Phone: 315-474-6064
Experience the magic of the season at the Everson! The Everson is proud to present the this year's Festival of Trees & Light, a beloved CNY holiday tradition. With a variety of performances, family-friendly activities, and stunning seasonal displays and items available for purchase, make the Everson’s Festival of Trees & Light a part of your family’s holiday tradition. Please visit the website for a complete schedule of performances and family activities!

 

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.
 

Plowshares Craft Fair and Peace Festival

Plowshares Craft Fair and Peace Festival Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: New York State Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd, Syracuse, NY, 13209
Phone: 315-472-5478
Plowshares is Central New York's premiere multicultural craftsfair, featuring over 120 local craftspeople and community organizations. A beautiful community of activists, conscientious consumers and fair traders gather for a weekend of commerce and communing at the Plowshares Craftsfair and Peace Festival. Plowshares is an opportunity to step into the kind of world we’re working so hard to create: a place of justice, of peace, of compassion, of environmental sustainability.
 

Dinosaur Adventure takes over Downtown Syracuse!

Dinosaur Adventure takes over Downtown Syracuse! Time: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location: The Oncenter, 800 South State Street, Syracuse, NY, 13202
Phone: 315-435-2121
Dinosaur Adventure will transform The Oncenter into a prehistoric exhibit featuring big dinosaurs and massive family fun! For two days only, December 3-4, travel back 65 million years to experience the thrill of the prehistoric age. This one of a kind exhibit features realistic, life-sized dinosaurs that come alive with their life-like movement and roars. Learn about the most popular dinosaurs -Tyrannosaurus, Triceratops, Diplodocus, Velociraptor, and explore recent finds with exciting discoveries! As part of Dinosaur Adventure, children of all ages will enjoy a variety of activities: fossil crafting, Jurassic jeeps, themed obstacle courses, riding their favorite dinosaur, and more! The whole family will also be amused by our live entertainment featuring a walking dinosaur show, and a baby dinosaur meet & greet.
 

Sinterklaas Festival Day

Sinterklaas Festival Day Host/Presenter: Sinterklaas Hudson Valley
Location: Village of Rhinebeck, East Market Street, Rhinebeck, NY, 12572
The popular Dutch-themed parade, the Sinterklaas Festival Day celebrates children, art and winter. The Sinterklaas Festival Day features performances at venues throughout the village: dance, music and theatrics, tightrope walking, even fire juggling! Strolling musicians, dancing Grumpuses and a variety of colorful characters wander the streets of the village to delight children with stories and treats. Don’t miss the Dancing Bear, the Pocket Lady, and Mother Holly! There are various festivities to partake in including open houses, workshops creating beautiful crowns and branches, and a Children’s Maritime Parade down Broadway, with stars and puppets galore.
 

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)
 

An Olde English Christmas w/Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone

An Olde English Christmas w/Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone Time: 7:30 PM
Host/Presenter: Riviera Theater
Location: 67 Webster Street, North Tonawanda, NY, 14120
Phone: 716-692-2413
Heavy on hits and led by Peter Noone, the iconic British 60s headliner Herman’s Hermits comes to the Riviera this holiday season, featuring a playlist that will transport you back in time!
 

Holiday Happenings at the NACC

Holiday Happenings at the NACC Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Niagara Arts & Cultural Center
Location: 1201 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls, NY, 14301
Phone: 716-282-7530
Enjoy vendors, art, music, performances, crafts, food, basket auction & so much more!! Saturdays, Dec. 3, 10 and 17. Extra special events: December 3: Santa Arrival & Tree Lighting Ceremony | December 10: Artists & Friends Art Exhibit + Holiday Jazz Music | December 17: Santa Send Off + Basket Auction drawing. Please come out to this kid friendly event & enjoy the holidays at the NACC!
 

Hot Chocolate Stroll

Hot Chocolate Stroll Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Downtown Albany BID
Location: 76 N Pearl St, Albany , NY, 12207
Purchase a passport to gourmet beverages from participating locations and vote for your favorite hot chocolate! (Some locations may offer grown-up hot chocolate cocktails as well). Each ticket purchase also includes an exclusive Downtown Albany x Upstate of Mind hot chocolate mug designed by CompasLife!
Pick up your passport and a map of participating locations at The Kenmore Ballroom, 76 N Pearl Street between Noon and 2:00 PM.
Participating locations include:
Banh Mi 47
Broadway Plaza Liquor
Discover Albany
Hilton Albany
Loch & Quay
Stacks Espresso Bar
The Enchanted Florist
The Excelsior Pub
The Kenmore Ballroom
The Olde English Pub
The Skinny Pancake
The Vandy Thrift Shoppe
The Yard Hatchet House & Bar/Boozy Moo
Wellington's Bar & Lounge
 

Quilts Unlimited at the View

Quilts Unlimited at the View Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: c/o View, 3273 State Route 28, PO Box 1144, Old Forge, NY, 13420
Phone: 315-369-6411
Email: info@viewarts.org
Gallery open: Mondays-Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; CLOSED SUNDAYS.
This beautiful, annual exhibition demonstrates the depth and breadth of the quilting art form. The annual show features quilts created by some of the country's finest quilters and fiber artists working today, demonstrating a range of techniques and designs, from traditional to contemporary art quilts. View is a premier multi-arts facility located in the Central Adirondacks of New York State. View is fully accessible to those with mobility challenges. Wheel chairs are available for use.
 

Yuletide in the Country Tours & Dinner

Yuletide in the Country Tours & Dinner Host/Presenter: Genesee Country Village & Museum
Location: 1410 Flint Hill Road, Mumford, NY, 14511
Phone: 1-585-538-6822
Email: info@gcv.org
Join us again this year at GCV&M for our Yuletide in the Country Tours, coming up on December 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, and 17. As you explore the wintry village bedecked in holiday splendor you’ll be invited into vignettes that illuminate the link between today’s cherished holiday traditions and the cultural customs of generations that came before. Theatrical performances will represent the rich history and tradition that newcomers to the region would have shared throughout the 19th century. Highlights include a look at a Polish Christmas Eve Wigilia dinner, a Hanukkah celebration, and Watch Night festivities as presented by David Shakes and the North Star Players, and even a visit from that jolly old elf, St. Nick. And don’t forget, you can pair your festive experience with a delicious dinner or brunch!
 

Wreath Fineries at the Wineries

Wreath Fineries at the Wineries Time: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Tour: Various Locations, Marlboro, NY, 12542
Phone: 1-845-256-8456
Email: jude@gunkswine.com
Don't miss the ultimate holiday wine tasting event in the Hudson Valley with two weekends of wine and fun! Break out those tacky holiday sweaters, sip some cheer and get ready to ring in the season at Wreath Fineries at the Wineries, the Shawangunk Wine Trail's exciting annual holiday event! Admission includes a handmade grapevine wreath, a Shawangunk Wine Trail souvenir wine tasting glass and SWT ornament, and a wine tasting flight and winery ornament at the starting winery of your choice; then continue on a self-guided tour to the participating member wineries designated for the day and date you choose between 11-pm, for another tasting flight and winery ornament to decorate your wreath with!
 

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
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. 18, 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.
 

Queen City Market

Queen City Market Time: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Seneca One Tower, 1 Seneca St., Buffalo, NY, 14203
Email: queencitymarket@gmail.com
Established in 2011, The Queen City Market is a one-stop-shopping event showcasing an exceptional mix of artisan crafters, vintage sellers, food, and more from Western New York. This event will feature 50+ local vendors, selling either handmade or vintage items. Each vendor was handpicked to guarantee a wide selection of goods–including jewelry, ceramics, vintage clothing and housewares, local foods, and much more. Food and beverages will be available for purchase and there will be live music from 12pm-3pm from Duo Purla. Admission is free, but we're accepting non-perishable food items &/or personal hygiene products as donations for FeedMore WNY to help those in need.
 

Holiday Shopping at Graymoor in Garrison, NY

Holiday Shopping at Graymoor in Garrison, NY Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Our Lady of the Atonement Chapel
Location: 1350 Rt. 9, Garrison, NY, 10524
Phone: 845-661-1557
Email: hopsonthehudson@gmail.com
Thurs. & Fri., Dec. 1 & 2 (3pm to 8pm) Sat., Dec. 3 (10am to 5pm)
Over 40 local Artisans and Artists will be displaying their handcrafted, small batch, and one of a kind items for sale at “HOLIDAY SHOPPING AT GRAYMOOR” in Garrison, NY. This indoor event is a Shop & Dine event with Italiano Foods and Crisping Dopamine selling some delicious food!!
This is a Fundraising event for Graymoor, the headquarters of the Franciscan Friars and Sisters of the Atonement. $5.00 adult admission fee to benefit Graymoor. Free raffle ticket for all adults. Children are free.
Each day there will be a raffle for Cold Spring Shop & Dine gift packages!!!






 

31st Annual Rice Homestead Christmas Open House

31st Annual Rice Homestead Christmas Open House Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: 328 Riceville Road, Mayfield, NY, 12117
Phone: 518-332-0538
Email: mayfieldhistoricalsociety@gmail.com
The Mayfield Historical Society’s 31st Annual Christmas Open House at The Rice Homestead will be on Saturday, December 3rd from 12 - 4 p.m.  Musical entertainment by Fleur de Lys will be from 1 - 3 pm. Rooms will be decorated in the holiday spirit of yesteryear with fireplaces ablaze and homemade cookies and hot mulled cider served. Spinning and wool rug braiding demonstrations will be in The Loom Room and the very popular Homemade Pie Sale will be in the dining room.  Pies will be sold for $13 (cash please). Come early for best selection. This event is free and open to the public and refreshments are free.
 

Winter Solstice Mini-fest at the Oswego Music Hall

Winter Solstice Mini-fest at the Oswego Music Hall Time: 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location: McCrobie Civic Center, 41 Lake St., Oswego, NY, 13126
Email: OCPAoswego@gmail.com
the Oswego Music Hall will feature a Winter Solstice Mini-fest with Low Lily and Matt Flinner. The Fall 2022 season continues when the Award-winning American roots band Low Lily teams up with Grammy nominated bluegrass mandolinist Matt Flinner! This collaboration celebrates the Winter Solstice with energetic bluegrass instrumentals alongside impeccably arranged songs. Between them, the musicians play mandolins, guitars, fiddle, and banjo, and sing in three- and four-part vocal harmonies. For further information please visit https://www.lowlily.com/ or https://www.mattflinner.com/.
About the Music Hall: In existence for more than 30 years, the Oswego Music Hall offers mostly acoustical musicians every other Saturday night from September to June. On concert evenings, a large empty hall is transformed into an intimate venue replete with candlelit tables, professional staging and sound; as well as an array of freshly baked desserts, hot cider and freshly brewed coffee. Family friendly. Wheelchair accessible.
 

Events for December 4

Harriet Tubman Statue Journey to Freedom

Harriet Tubman Statue Journey to Freedom
Location: Ulster County Office Building, 204 Fair St., Kingston, NY, 12401
Phone: 800-342-5826
Email: tourism@co.ulster.ny.us
“Harriet Tubman: Journey to Freedom,” a 9-foot, 2,400-pound bronze sculpture created by internationally recognized artist Wesley Wofford, will be on display at the Ulster County Office Building, 204 Fair St. in Kingston, from November 1, 2022, through January 2, 2023. One of the highlights of the exhibition is the arrival celebration of the sculpture, which will be installed during a program at the Ulster County Office Building on Tuesday, November 1, from 4:30-6:00 p.m. The installation will be a temporary outdoor exhibit at the County Building and will remain on exhibit until January 2, 2023. In addition, a schedule of events spanning two months is will be presented in partnership with local cultural organizations that will celebrate the legacy of Harriet Tubman. These virtual and in-person programs will happen throughout Kingston and Ulster County and will reflect the themes of activism, role models, heroes, human rights reparations, freedom, resilience, determination, contributions of strong women and equality. Visit HERE for full schedule of events.
 

Wegman's Lights on the Lake

Wegman's Lights on the Lake Time: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: 6790 Onondaga Lake Trail , 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 Thanksgiving through the first week of January, this 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.

 

Gingerbread Gallery at Erie Canal Museum

Gingerbread Gallery at Erie Canal Museum Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Erie Canal Museum
Location: 318 Erie Blvd East, Syracuse , NY, 13202
Phone: 1-315-471-0593
Each year the Erie Canal Museum transforms into a festive 1800’s canal town street scene with gingerbread creations on display in storefront windows. In a typical year, we see over 6,000 visitors during the Gingerbread Gallery! It is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 18 through January 8. (10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on December 24 and 31; CLOSED December 25 and January 1)
 

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
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!
 

Buffalo Holiday Market

Buffalo Holiday Market Host/Presenter: Buffalo Holiday Market and Loaded Lumber Buffalo
Location: 223 South Park Ave., Buffalo, NY, 14204
Email: buffaloholidaymarket@gmail.com
OPENING DAY November 25TH: 10AM-9PM
Tuesday-Friday: 3PM-8PM
Saturday & Sunday 10AM-8PM
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.
 

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
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!
 

Jungle Bells: Holiday Lights

Jungle Bells: Holiday Lights Time: 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Animal Adventure Park
Location: 85 Martin Hill Road, Harpursville, NY, 13787
Email: guestservices@theanimaladventurepark.com
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 & Saturday from 5 - 9 pm! He said he will be happy to say "Ho Ho Hello" & snap a photo with our guests!
 

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
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.
 

Victorian Streetwalk Weekend in Saratoga Springs

Victorian Streetwalk Weekend in Saratoga Springs
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 Weekend. On December 1-4, 2022, 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!
 

Fairgrounds Festival of Lights

Fairgrounds Festival of Lights
Location: 5820 South Park Ave., Hamburg, NY, 14075
Phone: 1-716-649-3900
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.
 

Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker"

Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker" Host/Presenter: OnCenter Crouse Hinds Theater
Location: 411 Montgomery St., Syracuse, NY, 13202
Phone: 315-435-8000
The Syracuse City Ballet Presents:

This magical Christmas tradition can be enjoyed in cities across the world and Syracuse is no exception; this classic seasonal story is a delight for both children and adults alike. Enjoy the magic at The Oncenter Crouse Hinds Theater. Please check the website for performance times.

 

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; Thursday - December 22 Starting at 6:00pm

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, 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.
 

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
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.
 

Festival of Trees & Lights

Festival of Trees & Lights Time: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Everson Museum of Art
Location: 401 Harrison Street , Syracuse, NY, 13202
Phone: 315-474-6064
Experience the magic of the season at the Everson! The Everson is proud to present the this year's Festival of Trees & Light, a beloved CNY holiday tradition. With a variety of performances, family-friendly activities, and stunning seasonal displays and items available for purchase, make the Everson’s Festival of Trees & Light a part of your family’s holiday tradition. Please visit the website for a complete schedule of performances and family activities!

 

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.
 

Dinosaur Adventure takes over Downtown Syracuse!

Dinosaur Adventure takes over Downtown Syracuse! Time: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location: The Oncenter, 800 South State Street, Syracuse, NY, 13202
Phone: 315-435-2121
Dinosaur Adventure will transform The Oncenter into a prehistoric exhibit featuring big dinosaurs and massive family fun! For two days only, December 3-4, travel back 65 million years to experience the thrill of the prehistoric age. This one of a kind exhibit features realistic, life-sized dinosaurs that come alive with their life-like movement and roars. Learn about the most popular dinosaurs -Tyrannosaurus, Triceratops, Diplodocus, Velociraptor, and explore recent finds with exciting discoveries! As part of Dinosaur Adventure, children of all ages will enjoy a variety of activities: fossil crafting, Jurassic jeeps, themed obstacle courses, riding their favorite dinosaur, and more! The whole family will also be amused by our live entertainment featuring a walking dinosaur show, and a baby dinosaur meet & greet.
 

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)
 

Plowshares Craft Fair and Peace Festival

Plowshares Craft Fair and Peace Festival Time: 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Location: New York State Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd, Syracuse, NY, 13209
Phone: 315-472-5478
Plowshares is Central New York's premiere multicultural craftsfair, featuring over 120 local craftspeople and community organizations. A beautiful community of activists, conscientious consumers and fair traders gather for a weekend of commerce and communing at the Plowshares Craftsfair and Peace Festival. Plowshares is an opportunity to step into the kind of world we’re working so hard to create: a place of justice, of peace, of compassion, of environmental sustainability.
 

Collectors Mega Show

Collectors Mega Show Time: 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: New York State Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd, Syracuse, NY, 13209
Phone: 315-472-5478
More than 200 tables of Sports Cards (Sets, Wax Packs and Singles), Graded Cards, Autographs, Racing, Non- Sports Cards, Starting Line ups, Supplies to protect your items, Posters, Framed Art, Magazines, Bobble Heads, Die-Cast, and a whole lot more. (We cannot guarantee items will be at each show). 100+ tables of 3D Printed Figures, Action Figures, Anime, Art Prints, Artist Trading Cards, Autographed items, Barbies, Beer Signs, Body Art, Books and Trade Paperback, Cast Iron Toys, Celebrity Photos, Chase Cars, Coca Cola Products, Comic Books, Comic Posters, Custom Figure Blind Boxes, Die Cast, Disney, Dolls, Farm Toys, Funko Pops, Games (Board Games), Games (Video), Garbage Pail Kids, Gas Station trucks, GI Joe, Green Light, Hess Trucks, Horror, Hot Wheels, Johnny Lightning, Lionel Train Sets, and more! Event is held in the Horticulture Building.
 

Dinosaur Adventure takes over Downtown Syracuse!

Dinosaur Adventure takes over Downtown Syracuse! Time: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Location: The Oncenter, 800 South State Street, Syracuse, NY, 13202
Phone: 315-435-2121
Dinosaur Adventure will transform The Oncenter into a prehistoric exhibit featuring big dinosaurs and massive family fun! For two days only, December 3-4, travel back 65 million years to experience the thrill of the prehistoric age. This one of a kind exhibit features realistic, life-sized dinosaurs that come alive with their life-like movement and roars. Learn about the most popular dinosaurs -Tyrannosaurus, Triceratops, Diplodocus, Velociraptor, and explore recent finds with exciting discoveries! As part of Dinosaur Adventure, children of all ages will enjoy a variety of activities: fossil crafting, Jurassic jeeps, themed obstacle courses, riding their favorite dinosaur, and more! The whole family will also be amused by our live entertainment featuring a walking dinosaur show, and a baby dinosaur meet & greet.
 

Denizen Theatre presents “An Act of God"

Denizen Theatre presents “An Act of God" Time: 2:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Denizen Theatre
Location: Water Street Market, 10 Main Street, Suite 501, New Paltz, NY, 12561
Phone: 845-437-8393
Email: information@denizentheatre.com
A sinfully funny new play where the Almighty and His devoted Angels answer some of the deepest questions that have plagued mankind since Creation.This hilarious 80-minute comedy is “written by God” and transcribed by 13-time Emmy® Award winner David Javerbaum.
 

Wreath Fineries at the Wineries

Wreath Fineries at the Wineries Time: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Tour: Various Locations, Marlboro, NY, 12542
Phone: 1-845-256-8456
Email: jude@gunkswine.com
Don't miss the ultimate holiday wine tasting event in the Hudson Valley with two weekends of wine and fun! Break out those tacky holiday sweaters, sip some cheer and get ready to ring in the season at Wreath Fineries at the Wineries, the Shawangunk Wine Trail's exciting annual holiday event! Admission includes a handmade grapevine wreath, a Shawangunk Wine Trail souvenir wine tasting glass and SWT ornament, and a wine tasting flight and winery ornament at the starting winery of your choice; then continue on a self-guided tour to the participating member wineries designated for the day and date you choose between 11-pm, for another tasting flight and winery ornament to decorate your wreath with!
 

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
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. 18, 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.
 

Yuletide in the Country Tours & Dinner

Yuletide in the Country Tours & Dinner Host/Presenter: Genesee Country Village & Museum
Location: 1410 Flint Hill Road, Mumford, NY, 14511
Phone: 1-585-538-6822
Email: info@gcv.org
Join us again this year at GCV&M for our Yuletide in the Country Tours, coming up on December 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, and 17. As you explore the wintry village bedecked in holiday splendor you’ll be invited into vignettes that illuminate the link between today’s cherished holiday traditions and the cultural customs of generations that came before. Theatrical performances will represent the rich history and tradition that newcomers to the region would have shared throughout the 19th century. Highlights include a look at a Polish Christmas Eve Wigilia dinner, a Hanukkah celebration, and Watch Night festivities as presented by David Shakes and the North Star Players, and even a visit from that jolly old elf, St. Nick. And don’t forget, you can pair your festive experience with a delicious dinner or brunch!
 

Junction Trio

Junction Trio Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: 807 Union St., Schenectady, NY, 12308
Phone: 518-941-4331
Email: boxoffice@capitalregionclassical.org
This edgy trio comprised of three of this generation’s most exciting young musicians makes its highly-anticipated debut. Each making his own profound impact on the music world, together they were hailed by the Boston Globe as “throwing themselves into repertoire they clearly love. This trio is onto something.”
John Zorn: Ghosts
Ives: Piano Trio
Ravel: Trio in A minor
 

Troy Victorian Stroll

Troy Victorian Stroll Time: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: 2 First Street, Troy, NY, 12180
Phone: 518-687-1244
Email: intern@renscochamber.com
The 37th Annual Troy Victorian Stroll is the ultimate kickoff to the Holiday Season. The festival, located in historic downtown Troy, is recognized as the Northeast’s largest free holiday festival, where the city is transformed into a winter wonderland. Nearly 30,000 people gather to experience the unique stores, delicious restaurants, and festive activities throughout the walkable downtown.

Come enjoy the holiday cheer in a historic Victorian city at the 2019 Troy Victorian Stroll. See you then!
 

Events for December 5

Harriet Tubman Statue Journey to Freedom

Harriet Tubman Statue Journey to Freedom
Location: Ulster County Office Building, 204 Fair St., Kingston, NY, 12401
Phone: 800-342-5826
Email: tourism@co.ulster.ny.us
“Harriet Tubman: Journey to Freedom,” a 9-foot, 2,400-pound bronze sculpture created by internationally recognized artist Wesley Wofford, will be on display at the Ulster County Office Building, 204 Fair St. in Kingston, from November 1, 2022, through January 2, 2023. One of the highlights of the exhibition is the arrival celebration of the sculpture, which will be installed during a program at the Ulster County Office Building on Tuesday, November 1, from 4:30-6:00 p.m. The installation will be a temporary outdoor exhibit at the County Building and will remain on exhibit until January 2, 2023. In addition, a schedule of events spanning two months is will be presented in partnership with local cultural organizations that will celebrate the legacy of Harriet Tubman. These virtual and in-person programs will happen throughout Kingston and Ulster County and will reflect the themes of activism, role models, heroes, human rights reparations, freedom, resilience, determination, contributions of strong women and equality. Visit HERE for full schedule of events.
 

Wegman's Lights on the Lake

Wegman's Lights on the Lake Time: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: 6790 Onondaga Lake Trail , 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 Thanksgiving through the first week of January, this 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.

 

Gingerbread Gallery at Erie Canal Museum

Gingerbread Gallery at Erie Canal Museum Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Erie Canal Museum
Location: 318 Erie Blvd East, Syracuse , NY, 13202
Phone: 1-315-471-0593
Each year the Erie Canal Museum transforms into a festive 1800’s canal town street scene with gingerbread creations on display in storefront windows. In a typical year, we see over 6,000 visitors during the Gingerbread Gallery! It is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 18 through January 8. (10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on December 24 and 31; CLOSED December 25 and January 1)
 

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
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!
 

Buffalo Holiday Market

Buffalo Holiday Market Host/Presenter: Buffalo Holiday Market and Loaded Lumber Buffalo
Location: 223 South Park Ave., Buffalo, NY, 14204
Email: buffaloholidaymarket@gmail.com
OPENING DAY November 25TH: 10AM-9PM
Tuesday-Friday: 3PM-8PM
Saturday & Sunday 10AM-8PM
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.
 

Festival of Trees & Lights

Festival of Trees & Lights Time: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Everson Museum of Art
Location: 401 Harrison Street , Syracuse, NY, 13202
Phone: 315-474-6064
Experience the magic of the season at the Everson! The Everson is proud to present the this year's Festival of Trees & Light, a beloved CNY holiday tradition. With a variety of performances, family-friendly activities, and stunning seasonal displays and items available for purchase, make the Everson’s Festival of Trees & Light a part of your family’s holiday tradition. Please visit the website for a complete schedule of performances and family activities!

 

Events for December 6

Harriet Tubman Statue Journey to Freedom

Harriet Tubman Statue Journey to Freedom
Location: Ulster County Office Building, 204 Fair St., Kingston, NY, 12401
Phone: 800-342-5826
Email: tourism@co.ulster.ny.us
“Harriet Tubman: Journey to Freedom,” a 9-foot, 2,400-pound bronze sculpture created by internationally recognized artist Wesley Wofford, will be on display at the Ulster County Office Building, 204 Fair St. in Kingston, from November 1, 2022, through January 2, 2023. One of the highlights of the exhibition is the arrival celebration of the sculpture, which will be installed during a program at the Ulster County Office Building on Tuesday, November 1, from 4:30-6:00 p.m. The installation will be a temporary outdoor exhibit at the County Building and will remain on exhibit until January 2, 2023. In addition, a schedule of events spanning two months is will be presented in partnership with local cultural organizations that will celebrate the legacy of Harriet Tubman. These virtual and in-person programs will happen throughout Kingston and Ulster County and will reflect the themes of activism, role models, heroes, human rights reparations, freedom, resilience, determination, contributions of strong women and equality. Visit HERE for full schedule of events.
 

Wegman's Lights on the Lake

Wegman's Lights on the Lake Time: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: 6790 Onondaga Lake Trail , 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 Thanksgiving through the first week of January, this 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.

 

Gingerbread Gallery at Erie Canal Museum

Gingerbread Gallery at Erie Canal Museum Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Erie Canal Museum
Location: 318 Erie Blvd East, Syracuse , NY, 13202
Phone: 1-315-471-0593
Each year the Erie Canal Museum transforms into a festive 1800’s canal town street scene with gingerbread creations on display in storefront windows. In a typical year, we see over 6,000 visitors during the Gingerbread Gallery! It is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 18 through January 8. (10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on December 24 and 31; CLOSED December 25 and January 1)
 

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
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!
 

Buffalo Holiday Market

Buffalo Holiday Market Host/Presenter: Buffalo Holiday Market and Loaded Lumber Buffalo
Location: 223 South Park Ave., Buffalo, NY, 14204
Email: buffaloholidaymarket@gmail.com
OPENING DAY November 25TH: 10AM-9PM
Tuesday-Friday: 3PM-8PM
Saturday & Sunday 10AM-8PM
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.
 

Festival of Trees & Lights

Festival of Trees & Lights Time: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Everson Museum of Art
Location: 401 Harrison Street , Syracuse, NY, 13202
Phone: 315-474-6064
Experience the magic of the season at the Everson! The Everson is proud to present the this year's Festival of Trees & Light, a beloved CNY holiday tradition. With a variety of performances, family-friendly activities, and stunning seasonal displays and items available for purchase, make the Everson’s Festival of Trees & Light a part of your family’s holiday tradition. Please visit the website for a complete schedule of performances and family activities!

 

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
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!
 

Events for December 7

Harriet Tubman Statue Journey to Freedom

Harriet Tubman Statue Journey to Freedom
Location: Ulster County Office Building, 204 Fair St., Kingston, NY, 12401
Phone: 800-342-5826
Email: tourism@co.ulster.ny.us
“Harriet Tubman: Journey to Freedom,” a 9-foot, 2,400-pound bronze sculpture created by internationally recognized artist Wesley Wofford, will be on display at the Ulster County Office Building, 204 Fair St. in Kingston, from November 1, 2022, through January 2, 2023. One of the highlights of the exhibition is the arrival celebration of the sculpture, which will be installed during a program at the Ulster County Office Building on Tuesday, November 1, from 4:30-6:00 p.m. The installation will be a temporary outdoor exhibit at the County Building and will remain on exhibit until January 2, 2023. In addition, a schedule of events spanning two months is will be presented in partnership with local cultural organizations that will celebrate the legacy of Harriet Tubman. These virtual and in-person programs will happen throughout Kingston and Ulster County and will reflect the themes of activism, role models, heroes, human rights reparations, freedom, resilience, determination, contributions of strong women and equality. Visit HERE for full schedule of events.
 

Wegman's Lights on the Lake

Wegman's Lights on the Lake Time: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: 6790 Onondaga Lake Trail , 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 Thanksgiving through the first week of January, this 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.

 

Gingerbread Gallery at Erie Canal Museum

Gingerbread Gallery at Erie Canal Museum Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Erie Canal Museum
Location: 318 Erie Blvd East, Syracuse , NY, 13202
Phone: 1-315-471-0593
Each year the Erie Canal Museum transforms into a festive 1800’s canal town street scene with gingerbread creations on display in storefront windows. In a typical year, we see over 6,000 visitors during the Gingerbread Gallery! It is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 18 through January 8. (10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on December 24 and 31; CLOSED December 25 and January 1)
 

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
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!
 

Buffalo Holiday Market

Buffalo Holiday Market Host/Presenter: Buffalo Holiday Market and Loaded Lumber Buffalo
Location: 223 South Park Ave., Buffalo, NY, 14204
Email: buffaloholidaymarket@gmail.com
OPENING DAY November 25TH: 10AM-9PM
Tuesday-Friday: 3PM-8PM
Saturday & Sunday 10AM-8PM
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.
 

Festival of Trees & Lights

Festival of Trees & Lights Time: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Everson Museum of Art
Location: 401 Harrison Street , Syracuse, NY, 13202
Phone: 315-474-6064
Experience the magic of the season at the Everson! The Everson is proud to present the this year's Festival of Trees & Light, a beloved CNY holiday tradition. With a variety of performances, family-friendly activities, and stunning seasonal displays and items available for purchase, make the Everson’s Festival of Trees & Light a part of your family’s holiday tradition. Please visit the website for a complete schedule of performances and family activities!

 

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
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!
 

Events for December 8

Harriet Tubman Statue Journey to Freedom

Harriet Tubman Statue Journey to Freedom
Location: Ulster County Office Building, 204 Fair St., Kingston, NY, 12401
Phone: 800-342-5826
Email: tourism@co.ulster.ny.us
“Harriet Tubman: Journey to Freedom,” a 9-foot, 2,400-pound bronze sculpture created by internationally recognized artist Wesley Wofford, will be on display at the Ulster County Office Building, 204 Fair St. in Kingston, from November 1, 2022, through January 2, 2023. One of the highlights of the exhibition is the arrival celebration of the sculpture, which will be installed during a program at the Ulster County Office Building on Tuesday, November 1, from 4:30-6:00 p.m. The installation will be a temporary outdoor exhibit at the County Building and will remain on exhibit until January 2, 2023. In addition, a schedule of events spanning two months is will be presented in partnership with local cultural organizations that will celebrate the legacy of Harriet Tubman. These virtual and in-person programs will happen throughout Kingston and Ulster County and will reflect the themes of activism, role models, heroes, human rights reparations, freedom, resilience, determination, contributions of strong women and equality. Visit HERE for full schedule of events.
 

Wegman's Lights on the Lake

Wegman's Lights on the Lake Time: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: 6790 Onondaga Lake Trail , 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 Thanksgiving through the first week of January, this 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.

 

Gingerbread Gallery at Erie Canal Museum

Gingerbread Gallery at Erie Canal Museum Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Erie Canal Museum
Location: 318 Erie Blvd East, Syracuse , NY, 13202
Phone: 1-315-471-0593
Each year the Erie Canal Museum transforms into a festive 1800’s canal town street scene with gingerbread creations on display in storefront windows. In a typical year, we see over 6,000 visitors during the Gingerbread Gallery! It is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 18 through January 8. (10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on December 24 and 31; CLOSED December 25 and January 1)
 

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
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!
 

Buffalo Holiday Market

Buffalo Holiday Market Host/Presenter: Buffalo Holiday Market and Loaded Lumber Buffalo
Location: 223 South Park Ave., Buffalo, NY, 14204
Email: buffaloholidaymarket@gmail.com
OPENING DAY November 25TH: 10AM-9PM
Tuesday-Friday: 3PM-8PM
Saturday & Sunday 10AM-8PM
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.
 

Festival of Trees & Lights

Festival of Trees & Lights Time: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Everson Museum of Art
Location: 401 Harrison Street , Syracuse, NY, 13202
Phone: 315-474-6064
Experience the magic of the season at the Everson! The Everson is proud to present the this year's Festival of Trees & Light, a beloved CNY holiday tradition. With a variety of performances, family-friendly activities, and stunning seasonal displays and items available for purchase, make the Everson’s Festival of Trees & Light a part of your family’s holiday tradition. Please visit the website for a complete schedule of performances and family activities!

 

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
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!
 

Jungle Bells: Holiday Lights

Jungle Bells: Holiday Lights Time: 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Animal Adventure Park
Location: 85 Martin Hill Road, Harpursville, NY, 13787
Email: guestservices@theanimaladventurepark.com
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 & Saturday from 5 - 9 pm! He said he will be happy to say "Ho Ho Hello" & snap a photo with our guests!
 

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
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.
 

Denizen Theatre presents “An Act of God"

Denizen Theatre presents “An Act of God" Time: 7:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Denizen Theatre
Location: Water Street Market, 10 Main Street, Suite 501, New Paltz, NY, 12561
Phone: 845-437-8393
Email: information@denizentheatre.com
A sinfully funny new play where the Almighty and His devoted Angels answer some of the deepest questions that have plagued mankind since Creation.This hilarious 80-minute comedy is “written by God” and transcribed by 13-time Emmy® Award winner David Javerbaum.
 

Events for December 9

Harriet Tubman Statue Journey to Freedom

Harriet Tubman Statue Journey to Freedom
Location: Ulster County Office Building, 204 Fair St., Kingston, NY, 12401
Phone: 800-342-5826
Email: tourism@co.ulster.ny.us
“Harriet Tubman: Journey to Freedom,” a 9-foot, 2,400-pound bronze sculpture created by internationally recognized artist Wesley Wofford, will be on display at the Ulster County Office Building, 204 Fair St. in Kingston, from November 1, 2022, through January 2, 2023. One of the highlights of the exhibition is the arrival celebration of the sculpture, which will be installed during a program at the Ulster County Office Building on Tuesday, November 1, from 4:30-6:00 p.m. The installation will be a temporary outdoor exhibit at the County Building and will remain on exhibit until January 2, 2023. In addition, a schedule of events spanning two months is will be presented in partnership with local cultural organizations that will celebrate the legacy of Harriet Tubman. These virtual and in-person programs will happen throughout Kingston and Ulster County and will reflect the themes of activism, role models, heroes, human rights reparations, freedom, resilience, determination, contributions of strong women and equality. Visit HERE for full schedule of events.
 

Wegman's Lights on the Lake

Wegman's Lights on the Lake Time: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: 6790 Onondaga Lake Trail , 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 Thanksgiving through the first week of January, this 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.

 

Gingerbread Gallery at Erie Canal Museum

Gingerbread Gallery at Erie Canal Museum Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Erie Canal Museum
Location: 318 Erie Blvd East, Syracuse , NY, 13202
Phone: 1-315-471-0593
Each year the Erie Canal Museum transforms into a festive 1800’s canal town street scene with gingerbread creations on display in storefront windows. In a typical year, we see over 6,000 visitors during the Gingerbread Gallery! It is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 18 through January 8. (10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on December 24 and 31; CLOSED December 25 and January 1)
 

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
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!
 

Buffalo Holiday Market

Buffalo Holiday Market Host/Presenter: Buffalo Holiday Market and Loaded Lumber Buffalo
Location: 223 South Park Ave., Buffalo, NY, 14204
Email: buffaloholidaymarket@gmail.com
OPENING DAY November 25TH: 10AM-9PM
Tuesday-Friday: 3PM-8PM
Saturday & Sunday 10AM-8PM
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.
 

Festival of Trees & Lights

Festival of Trees & Lights Time: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Everson Museum of Art
Location: 401 Harrison Street , Syracuse, NY, 13202
Phone: 315-474-6064
Experience the magic of the season at the Everson! The Everson is proud to present the this year's Festival of Trees & Light, a beloved CNY holiday tradition. With a variety of performances, family-friendly activities, and stunning seasonal displays and items available for purchase, make the Everson’s Festival of Trees & Light a part of your family’s holiday tradition. Please visit the website for a complete schedule of performances and family activities!

 

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
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!
 

Jungle Bells: Holiday Lights

Jungle Bells: Holiday Lights Time: 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Animal Adventure Park
Location: 85 Martin Hill Road, Harpursville, NY, 13787
Email: guestservices@theanimaladventurepark.com
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 & Saturday from 5 - 9 pm! He said he will be happy to say "Ho Ho Hello" & snap a photo with our guests!
 

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
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.
 

Denizen Theatre presents “An Act of God"

Denizen Theatre presents “An Act of God" Time: 7:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Denizen Theatre
Location: Water Street Market, 10 Main Street, Suite 501, New Paltz, NY, 12561
Phone: 845-437-8393
Email: information@denizentheatre.com
A sinfully funny new play where the Almighty and His devoted Angels answer some of the deepest questions that have plagued mankind since Creation.This hilarious 80-minute comedy is “written by God” and transcribed by 13-time Emmy® Award winner David Javerbaum.
 

Fairgrounds Festival of Lights

Fairgrounds Festival of Lights
Location: 5820 South Park Ave., Hamburg, NY, 14075
Phone: 1-716-649-3900
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.
 

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; Thursday - December 22 Starting at 6:00pm

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, 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.
 

Wild Lights at the Wild Center

Wild Lights at the Wild Center Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Host/Presenter: The Wild Center
Location: 45 Museum Dr., Tupper Lake, NY, 12986
Phone: 1-518-359-7800
Open: Fridays and Saturdays from Nov. 25 to Feb. 25 (along with additional select dates)
Wander into the Wild Center's enchanting, illuminated, winter wonderland to explore the sights and sounds of Wild Lights, presented by Merrill L. Thomas, Inc. More than 130 trees are wrapped in colorful lights that illuminate the forest and will transport you to a winter wonderland while a new musical composition from Whatever Penny creates a magical three-dimension dreamy winter soundscape.
Wild Walk: We’ve strung the award-winning Wild Walk in tens of thousands of lights so you can experience the outdoors like never before. New winter installations provide Instagram-worthy photos and opportunities to create lifelong winter memories.
Stickwork: Patrick Dougherty’s “Hopscotch” glows and provides an opportunity for your imagination to run wild.
Indoors: Warm up inside with hot drinks, food, and an opportunity to check out the Living River Trail (otters included!). Interactive light up pieces like an oversized Lite Brite provides fun for kids and a chance for old school nostalgia for adults.
 

Christmas Craft & Holiday Market

Christmas Craft & Holiday Market Time: 5:00 PM
Host/Presenter: New York State Fairgrounds
Location: Horticulture Building, 581 State Fair Blvd, Syracuse, NY, 13209
Phone: 248-634-4151
Email: shows@countryfolkart.com
Celebrate the holidays with some great decorating ideas, seasonal décor and gourmet delights! This much-anticipated Holiday Market has just what you're looking for ... wonderful handmade decorative accents and beautiful artwork that includes handcrafted furniture, framed artwork, lighting, holiday décor, architectural decorative pieces, textiles, candles, signs, metalwork, floral designs, wearable art, home and garden décor, jewelry, adult/children's clothing and accessories, gourmet delights and so much more!
 

Seward House Museum Candlelight Tours

Seward House Museum Candlelight Tours Time: 6:00 PM
Location: 33 South St., Auburn, NY, 13021
Phone: 1-315-252-1283
Experience a full Victorian Christmas with all the trimmings and trappings. Costumed guides lead candlelit tours of the home, which is decorated in holiday splendor by local florists. As you learn about Christmas traditions of the Sewards, actors will be portraying various members of the family who emerge to share heart-warming holiday memories gleaned from their letters and diaries. The evening ends with timeless carols sung around the family’s 1872 Steinway piano.

There are two tours each night at 6pm and 7pm. Admission is $15 for adults, $8 for children (12 and younger). Space is limited. Reservations required. To register, please call the Museum or visit sewardhouse.org.
 

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
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.
 

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
: Spectacular light show, timed to music and featuring over a half-million 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!
 

Yuletide in the Country Tours & Dinner

Yuletide in the Country Tours & Dinner Host/Presenter: Genesee Country Village & Museum
Location: 1410 Flint Hill Road, Mumford, NY, 14511
Phone: 1-585-538-6822
Email: info@gcv.org
Join us again this year at GCV&M for our Yuletide in the Country Tours, coming up on December 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, and 17. As you explore the wintry village bedecked in holiday splendor you’ll be invited into vignettes that illuminate the link between today’s cherished holiday traditions and the cultural customs of generations that came before. Theatrical performances will represent the rich history and tradition that newcomers to the region would have shared throughout the 19th century. Highlights include a look at a Polish Christmas Eve Wigilia dinner, a Hanukkah celebration, and Watch Night festivities as presented by David Shakes and the North Star Players, and even a visit from that jolly old elf, St. Nick. And don’t forget, you can pair your festive experience with a delicious dinner or brunch!
 

See the Gift

See the Gift Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: 1850 Fairport Nine Mile Pt Rd, Penfield, NY, 14526
Phone: 585-388-0850
Email: mr@myground.org
Southeast Bible Baptist Church presents See the Gift, a musical drama in the spirit of Christmas, on December 9, 10 & 11. Set in Edwardian times, this charming musical will warm your heart. Fri and Sat, 7pm. Sunday, 6pm. Go to my ground.org to reserve your FREE tickets.
 

Events for December 10

Harriet Tubman Statue Journey to Freedom

Harriet Tubman Statue Journey to Freedom
Location: Ulster County Office Building, 204 Fair St., Kingston, NY, 12401
Phone: 800-342-5826
Email: tourism@co.ulster.ny.us
“Harriet Tubman: Journey to Freedom,” a 9-foot, 2,400-pound bronze sculpture created by internationally recognized artist Wesley Wofford, will be on display at the Ulster County Office Building, 204 Fair St. in Kingston, from November 1, 2022, through January 2, 2023. One of the highlights of the exhibition is the arrival celebration of the sculpture, which will be installed during a program at the Ulster County Office Building on Tuesday, November 1, from 4:30-6:00 p.m. The installation will be a temporary outdoor exhibit at the County Building and will remain on exhibit until January 2, 2023. In addition, a schedule of events spanning two months is will be presented in partnership with local cultural organizations that will celebrate the legacy of Harriet Tubman. These virtual and in-person programs will happen throughout Kingston and Ulster County and will reflect the themes of activism, role models, heroes, human rights reparations, freedom, resilience, determination, contributions of strong women and equality. Visit HERE for full schedule of events.
 

Wegman's Lights on the Lake

Wegman's Lights on the Lake Time: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: 6790 Onondaga Lake Trail , 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 Thanksgiving through the first week of January, this 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.

 

Gingerbread Gallery at Erie Canal Museum

Gingerbread Gallery at Erie Canal Museum Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Erie Canal Museum
Location: 318 Erie Blvd East, Syracuse , NY, 13202
Phone: 1-315-471-0593
Each year the Erie Canal Museum transforms into a festive 1800’s canal town street scene with gingerbread creations on display in storefront windows. In a typical year, we see over 6,000 visitors during the Gingerbread Gallery! It is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 18 through January 8. (10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on December 24 and 31; CLOSED December 25 and January 1)
 

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
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!
 

Buffalo Holiday Market

Buffalo Holiday Market Host/Presenter: Buffalo Holiday Market and Loaded Lumber Buffalo
Location: 223 South Park Ave., Buffalo, NY, 14204
Email: buffaloholidaymarket@gmail.com
OPENING DAY November 25TH: 10AM-9PM
Tuesday-Friday: 3PM-8PM
Saturday & Sunday 10AM-8PM
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.
 

Festival of Trees & Lights

Festival of Trees & Lights Time: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Everson Museum of Art
Location: 401 Harrison Street , Syracuse, NY, 13202
Phone: 315-474-6064
Experience the magic of the season at the Everson! The Everson is proud to present the this year's Festival of Trees & Light, a beloved CNY holiday tradition. With a variety of performances, family-friendly activities, and stunning seasonal displays and items available for purchase, make the Everson’s Festival of Trees & Light a part of your family’s holiday tradition. Please visit the website for a complete schedule of performances and family activities!

 

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
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!
 

Jungle Bells: Holiday Lights

Jungle Bells: Holiday Lights Time: 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Animal Adventure Park
Location: 85 Martin Hill Road, Harpursville, NY, 13787
Email: guestservices@theanimaladventurepark.com
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 & Saturday from 5 - 9 pm! He said he will be happy to say "Ho Ho Hello" & snap a photo with our guests!
 

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
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.
 

Denizen Theatre presents “An Act of God"

Denizen Theatre presents “An Act of God" Time: 7:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Denizen Theatre
Location: Water Street Market, 10 Main Street, Suite 501, New Paltz, NY, 12561
Phone: 845-437-8393
Email: information@denizentheatre.com
A sinfully funny new play where the Almighty and His devoted Angels answer some of the deepest questions that have plagued mankind since Creation.This hilarious 80-minute comedy is “written by God” and transcribed by 13-time Emmy® Award winner David Javerbaum.
 

Fairgrounds Festival of Lights

Fairgrounds Festival of Lights
Location: 5820 South Park Ave., Hamburg, NY, 14075
Phone: 1-716-649-3900
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.
 

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; Thursday - December 22 Starting at 6:00pm

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, 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.
 

Wild Lights at the Wild Center

Wild Lights at the Wild Center Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Host/Presenter: The Wild Center
Location: 45 Museum Dr., Tupper Lake, NY, 12986
Phone: 1-518-359-7800
Open: Fridays and Saturdays from Nov. 25 to Feb. 25 (along with additional select dates)
Wander into the Wild Center's enchanting, illuminated, winter wonderland to explore the sights and sounds of Wild Lights, presented by Merrill L. Thomas, Inc. More than 130 trees are wrapped in colorful lights that illuminate the forest and will transport you to a winter wonderland while a new musical composition from Whatever Penny creates a magical three-dimension dreamy winter soundscape.
Wild Walk: We’ve strung the award-winning Wild Walk in tens of thousands of lights so you can experience the outdoors like never before. New winter installations provide Instagram-worthy photos and opportunities to create lifelong winter memories.
Stickwork: Patrick Dougherty’s “Hopscotch” glows and provides an opportunity for your imagination to run wild.
Indoors: Warm up inside with hot drinks, food, and an opportunity to check out the Living River Trail (otters included!). Interactive light up pieces like an oversized Lite Brite provides fun for kids and a chance for old school nostalgia for adults.
 

Seward House Museum Candlelight Tours

Seward House Museum Candlelight Tours Time: 6:00 PM
Location: 33 South St., Auburn, NY, 13021
Phone: 1-315-252-1283
Experience a full Victorian Christmas with all the trimmings and trappings. Costumed guides lead candlelit tours of the home, which is decorated in holiday splendor by local florists. As you learn about Christmas traditions of the Sewards, actors will be portraying various members of the family who emerge to share heart-warming holiday memories gleaned from their letters and diaries. The evening ends with timeless carols sung around the family’s 1872 Steinway piano.

There are two tours each night at 6pm and 7pm. Admission is $15 for adults, $8 for children (12 and younger). Space is limited. Reservations required. To register, please call the Museum or visit sewardhouse.org.
 

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
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.
 

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
: Spectacular light show, timed to music and featuring over a half-million 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!
 

Second Saturdays in the Stockade

Time: : AM - 8:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Pinkwater Gallery / Kingston Uptown Business Association
Location: Kingston, NY
Phone: 718-243-2350
Email: anne@pinkwatergallery.com
Hosted by Pinkwater Gallery, Second Saturday consists of 10 home/interior design-related businesses in the Kingston area that will stay open later, until 8 p.m. on the 2nd Saturday of every month. This is the perfect way to peruse and shop all that Kingston has to offer regarding home design and finding beautiful art -as Pinkwater Gallery is the go-to for artwork from professional artists residing in the Hudson Valley/Catskill regions- before dinner or après drinks!
 

Holiday Lights at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo

Holiday Lights at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Rosamond Gifford Zoo
Location: 1 Conservation Plaza, Syracuse, NY, 13204
Email: info@rosamondgiffordzoo.org
Enjoy a festive and fun after-hours stroll amid sparkling displays of holiday lights that transform the zoo into a winter wonderland. Warm up by the fire pits and enjoy hot chocolate, s’mores, live performances of holiday music, ice carving, roving entertainers and animals on evening exhibit.
Advance Sale Tickets: Members: $7 | Advance Sale Non-members: $8. Children under 2 years of age FREE
 

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.
 

Dasher's Magical Gift

Dasher's Magical Gift Time: 11:00 AM, 2 PM
Host/Presenter: CNY Arts
Location: The Oncenter Crouse Hinds Theater, 411 Montgomery St. , Syracuse, NY, 13202
Phone: 1-315-299-5598
This one-hour, narrated ballet introduces young children to dance, live theater and classical music through a heart-warming holiday story. Dasher's Magical Gift is a Central New York holiday tradition for the whole family!

 

Christmas Craft & Holiday Market

Christmas Craft & Holiday Market Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Host/Presenter: New York State Fairgrounds
Location: Horticulture Building, 581 State Fair Blvd, Syracuse, NY, 13209
Phone: 248-634-4151
Email: shows@countryfolkart.com
Celebrate the holidays with some great decorating ideas, seasonal décor and gourmet delights! This much-anticipated Holiday Market has just what you're looking for ... wonderful handmade decorative accents and beautiful artwork that includes handcrafted furniture, framed artwork, lighting, holiday décor, architectural decorative pieces, textiles, candles, signs, metalwork, floral designs, wearable art, home and garden décor, jewelry, adult/children's clothing and accessories, gourmet delights and so much more!
 

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)
 

Holiday Happenings at the NACC

Holiday Happenings at the NACC Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Niagara Arts & Cultural Center
Location: 1201 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls, NY, 14301
Phone: 716-282-7530
Enjoy vendors, art, music, performances, crafts, food, basket auction & so much more!! Saturdays, Dec. 3, 10 and 17. Extra special events: December 3: Santa Arrival & Tree Lighting Ceremony | December 10: Artists & Friends Art Exhibit + Holiday Jazz Music | December 17: Santa Send Off + Basket Auction drawing. Please come out to this kid friendly event & enjoy the holidays at the NACC!
 

Belleayre Holiday Bazaar

Belleayre Holiday Bazaar Time: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Belleayre Mountain
Location: 181 Galli Curci Road, Highmount, NY, 12441
Phone: 845-254-5600
The holidays are just around the corner, give your loved ones the gift of the Catskills! Shop from local artisans in the region who will be providing unique gifts, handmade items, crafts, holiday decor, and more that you can only get from the locals.
 

Winter Carnival

Winter Carnival Time: 7:15 AM - 1:15 PM
Host/Presenter: Washington Park Lake House
Location: 35 Madison Ave , Albany , NY,
Washington Park Lake House will host a free, family-friendly Winter carnival. There will be a Winter Market, musical performances from Albany High School students, and information on winter sports.
 

See the Gift

See the Gift Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: 1850 Fairport Nine Mile Pt Rd, Penfield, NY, 14526
Phone: 585-388-0850
Email: mr@myground.org
Southeast Bible Baptist Church presents See the Gift, a musical drama in the spirit of Christmas, on December 9, 10 & 11. Set in Edwardian times, this charming musical will warm your heart. Fri and Sat, 7pm. Sunday, 6pm. Go to my ground.org to reserve your FREE tickets.
 

Yuletide in the Country Tours & Dinner

Yuletide in the Country Tours & Dinner Host/Presenter: Genesee Country Village & Museum
Location: 1410 Flint Hill Road, Mumford, NY, 14511
Phone: 1-585-538-6822
Email: info@gcv.org
Join us again this year at GCV&M for our Yuletide in the Country Tours, coming up on December 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, and 17. As you explore the wintry village bedecked in holiday splendor you’ll be invited into vignettes that illuminate the link between today’s cherished holiday traditions and the cultural customs of generations that came before. Theatrical performances will represent the rich history and tradition that newcomers to the region would have shared throughout the 19th century. Highlights include a look at a Polish Christmas Eve Wigilia dinner, a Hanukkah celebration, and Watch Night festivities as presented by David Shakes and the North Star Players, and even a visit from that jolly old elf, St. Nick. And don’t forget, you can pair your festive experience with a delicious dinner or brunch!
 

Caroling in the Woods

Caroling in the Woods Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: 4007 Bishop Hill Rd., Marcellus, NY, 13108
Phone: 315-673-1350
Email: info@baltimorewoods.org
Pick up a lantern and song sheet and enjoy a beloved tradition at Baltimore Woods. This event is free for all, and as always, donations are appreciated. Lanterns will be provided. Bring a flashlight if you prefer. Pre-registration required. No walk-ins accepted.
This program is for all ages.
Cost: Free. Donations appreciated.
 

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
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. 18, 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.
 

Holiday Open House at the Remington Art Museum

Holiday Open House at the Remington Art Museum Time: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: 303 Washington Street, Ogdensburg , NY, 13669
Phone: 315-393-2425
Email: Mflack@fredericremington.org
The Frederic Remington Art Museum invites the public to its Holiday Open House where the museum’s 1810 Parish Mansion feels most like a historic house when it is decorated for the holidays. Admission is FREE. Please stop in and enjoy the live holiday music, festive decorations, exhibits, local maker products, and discounts in the Museum Shop. The Museum Shop carries unique gifts including framed prints, holiday note cards, ornaments featuring the iconic Broncho Buster, and more. Guests can find special deals and promotions only available during the Holiday Open House.
 

Events for December 11

Harriet Tubman Statue Journey to Freedom

Harriet Tubman Statue Journey to Freedom
Location: Ulster County Office Building, 204 Fair St., Kingston, NY, 12401
Phone: 800-342-5826
Email: tourism@co.ulster.ny.us
“Harriet Tubman: Journey to Freedom,” a 9-foot, 2,400-pound bronze sculpture created by internationally recognized artist Wesley Wofford, will be on display at the Ulster County Office Building, 204 Fair St. in Kingston, from November 1, 2022, through January 2, 2023. One of the highlights of the exhibition is the arrival celebration of the sculpture, which will be installed during a program at the Ulster County Office Building on Tuesday, November 1, from 4:30-6:00 p.m. The installation will be a temporary outdoor exhibit at the County Building and will remain on exhibit until January 2, 2023. In addition, a schedule of events spanning two months is will be presented in partnership with local cultural organizations that will celebrate the legacy of Harriet Tubman. These virtual and in-person programs will happen throughout Kingston and Ulster County and will reflect the themes of activism, role models, heroes, human rights reparations, freedom, resilience, determination, contributions of strong women and equality. Visit HERE for full schedule of events.
 

Wegman's Lights on the Lake

Wegman's Lights on the Lake Time: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: 6790 Onondaga Lake Trail , 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 Thanksgiving through the first week of January, this 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.

 

Gingerbread Gallery at Erie Canal Museum

Gingerbread Gallery at Erie Canal Museum Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Erie Canal Museum
Location: 318 Erie Blvd East, Syracuse , NY, 13202
Phone: 1-315-471-0593
Each year the Erie Canal Museum transforms into a festive 1800’s canal town street scene with gingerbread creations on display in storefront windows. In a typical year, we see over 6,000 visitors during the Gingerbread Gallery! It is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 18 through January 8. (10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on December 24 and 31; CLOSED December 25 and January 1)
 

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
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!
 

Buffalo Holiday Market

Buffalo Holiday Market Host/Presenter: Buffalo Holiday Market and Loaded Lumber Buffalo
Location: 223 South Park Ave., Buffalo, NY, 14204
Email: buffaloholidaymarket@gmail.com
OPENING DAY November 25TH: 10AM-9PM
Tuesday-Friday: 3PM-8PM
Saturday & Sunday 10AM-8PM
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.
 

Festival of Trees & Lights

Festival of Trees & Lights Time: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Everson Museum of Art
Location: 401 Harrison Street , Syracuse, NY, 13202
Phone: 315-474-6064
Experience the magic of the season at the Everson! The Everson is proud to present the this year's Festival of Trees & Light, a beloved CNY holiday tradition. With a variety of performances, family-friendly activities, and stunning seasonal displays and items available for purchase, make the Everson’s Festival of Trees & Light a part of your family’s holiday tradition. Please visit the website for a complete schedule of performances and family activities!

 

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
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!
 

Jungle Bells: Holiday Lights

Jungle Bells: Holiday Lights Time: 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Animal Adventure Park
Location: 85 Martin Hill Road, Harpursville, NY, 13787
Email: guestservices@theanimaladventurepark.com
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 & Saturday from 5 - 9 pm! He said he will be happy to say "Ho Ho Hello" & snap a photo with our guests!
 

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
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.
 

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; Thursday - December 22 Starting at 6:00pm

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, 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.
 

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
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.
 

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
: Spectacular light show, timed to music and featuring over a half-million 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!
 

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)
 

Belleayre Holiday Bazaar

Belleayre Holiday Bazaar Time: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Belleayre Mountain
Location: 181 Galli Curci Road, Highmount, NY, 12441
Phone: 845-254-5600
The holidays are just around the corner, give your loved ones the gift of the Catskills! Shop from local artisans in the region who will be providing unique gifts, handmade items, crafts, holiday decor, and more that you can only get from the locals.
 

Champions Of Magic - The Worldwide Wonders Tour

Champions Of Magic - The Worldwide Wonders Tour Time: 4:00 PM
Host/Presenter: The Oncenter Crouse Hinds Theater
Location: 411 Montgomery St., Syracuse, NY, 13202
Phone: 315-435-2121
Break away from the screen and experience live entertainment like never before with Champions Of Magic – an evening of impossible illusions and spectacular special effects. Described by the press as ‘The Avengers of magic’ catch the only team of magicians in the world as they present their original, phenomenal ensemble illusions. They’ve sold out shows across the globe, been featured on every major US TV network and racked up over 50 million views online… but you haven’t seen magic until you’ve seen it live!
The Champions Of Magic cast present incredible interactive magic, a daring escape from Houdini’s water torture cell, a mind-blowing prediction that has to be seen to be believed, levitation high above the stage and a finale beyond explanation. The show happens all around the theatre and features spectacular illusions that can’t be seen anywhere else.
 

Holiday Lights at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo

Holiday Lights at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Rosamond Gifford Zoo
Location: 1 Conservation Plaza, Syracuse, NY, 13204
Email: info@rosamondgiffordzoo.org
Enjoy a festive and fun after-hours stroll amid sparkling displays of holiday lights that transform the zoo into a winter wonderland. Warm up by the fire pits and enjoy hot chocolate, s’mores, live performances of holiday music, ice carving, roving entertainers and animals on evening exhibit.
Advance Sale Tickets: Members: $7 | Advance Sale Non-members: $8. Children under 2 years of age FREE
 

Christmas Craft & Holiday Market

Christmas Craft & Holiday Market Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Host/Presenter: New York State Fairgrounds
Location: Horticulture Building, 581 State Fair Blvd, Syracuse, NY, 13209
Phone: 248-634-4151
Email: shows@countryfolkart.com
Celebrate the holidays with some great decorating ideas, seasonal décor and gourmet delights! This much-anticipated Holiday Market has just what you're looking for ... wonderful handmade decorative accents and beautiful artwork that includes handcrafted furniture, framed artwork, lighting, holiday décor, architectural decorative pieces, textiles, candles, signs, metalwork, floral designs, wearable art, home and garden décor, jewelry, adult/children's clothing and accessories, gourmet delights and so much more!
 

Christmas at Sea

Christmas at Sea Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Host/Presenter: H. Lee White Maritime Museum
Location: 1 West First St., Oswego, NY, 13126
Phone: 315-342-0480
Come and celebrate the holiday season at the H. Lee White Maritime Museum's annual Christmas at Sea in Oswego’s Historic Maritime District, located on the West First Street Pier. In addition to enjoying homemade cookies and punch, visitors are encouraged to enjoy the new Museum exhibit, “Lighting the Way, The Oswego Lighthouse in Pictures,” view maritime themed holiday trees and see the model train village exhibition. Santa Claus will arrive at 2:00 pm via US Coast Guard boat and be available till 3:30 pm to hear your child’s Christmas wish. There is plenty to do while waiting for your turn with Santa like making a keepsake from our craft table, hear a festive story, tour the museum and watch the train run through the waterfront village! This event is free and open to the public. The Museum and Treasure Chest Gift Shop are open daily, 1-5 p.m. for your holiday shopping convenience.
 

Holiday Tradition Open House at the Seward House Museum

Holiday Tradition Open House at the Seward House Museum Time: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Seward House Museum
Location: 33 South St. , Auburn, NY, 13021
Phone: 1-315-252-1283
Email: info@sewardhouse.org
See the Seward House Museum decked out for the holidays! Experience a Victorian Christmas in full with elegant decorations and trimmings, seasonal contributions from local florists and artisans, and live music performed throughout the day. Museum staff and volunteers spread cheer by regaling visitors with stories of Seward family Christmases.

This event is free and open to the public.
 

Denizen Theatre presents “An Act of God"

Denizen Theatre presents “An Act of God" Time: 2:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Denizen Theatre
Location: Water Street Market, 10 Main Street, Suite 501, New Paltz, NY, 12561
Phone: 845-437-8393
Email: information@denizentheatre.com
A sinfully funny new play where the Almighty and His devoted Angels answer some of the deepest questions that have plagued mankind since Creation.This hilarious 80-minute comedy is “written by God” and transcribed by 13-time Emmy® Award winner David Javerbaum.
 

See the Gift

See the Gift Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: 1850 Fairport Nine Mile Pt Rd, Penfield, NY, 14526
Phone: 585-388-0850
Email: mr@myground.org
Southeast Bible Baptist Church presents See the Gift, a musical drama in the spirit of Christmas, on December 9, 10 & 11. Set in Edwardian times, this charming musical will warm your heart. Fri and Sat, 7pm. Sunday, 6pm. Go to my ground.org to reserve your FREE tickets.
 

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
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. 18, 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.
 

Yuletide in the Country Tours & Dinner

Yuletide in the Country Tours & Dinner Host/Presenter: Genesee Country Village & Museum
Location: 1410 Flint Hill Road, Mumford, NY, 14511
Phone: 1-585-538-6822
Email: info@gcv.org
Join us again this year at GCV&M for our Yuletide in the Country Tours, coming up on December 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, and 17. As you explore the wintry village bedecked in holiday splendor you’ll be invited into vignettes that illuminate the link between today’s cherished holiday traditions and the cultural customs of generations that came before. Theatrical performances will represent the rich history and tradition that newcomers to the region would have shared throughout the 19th century. Highlights include a look at a Polish Christmas Eve Wigilia dinner, a Hanukkah celebration, and Watch Night festivities as presented by David Shakes and the North Star Players, and even a visit from that jolly old elf, St. Nick. And don’t forget, you can pair your festive experience with a delicious dinner or brunch!
 

Tai Murray, violin

Tai Murray, violin Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: 327 Warren St, Hudson, NY, 12534
Phone: 518-941-4331
Email: boxoffice@capitalregionclassical.org
An Avery Fisher Career Grant winner and BBC Next Generation Artist, this violinist has been called ‘superb’ by the NY Times. Performing at Hudson Hall, Murray is renowned for the elegance of her playing supported by an effortless technique.

Beethoven: Spring Sonata, Op. 24
Jeff Scott: Transparência
Beethoven: Kreutzer Sonata, Op. 47
 

Brass & Bells Holiday Concert at United Church of Fayetteville

Brass & Bells Holiday Concert at United Church of Fayetteville Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: 310 E. Genesee Street, Fayetteville, NY, 13066
Phone: 315-382-1074
Email: sgmanuel40@gmail.com
Holiday concert by the Syracuse University Brass Ensemble and the United Church of Fayetteville Handbell Choir playing holiday and popular pieces. Family-friendly event. Free-will offering for Haiti educational needs in the town of Paulette, Haiti. Concert attendees are encouraged to donate non-perishables for the F-M Food Pantry. Reception to follow. Accessible!
 

Events for December 12

Harriet Tubman Statue Journey to Freedom

Harriet Tubman Statue Journey to Freedom
Location: Ulster County Office Building, 204 Fair St., Kingston, NY, 12401
Phone: 800-342-5826
Email: tourism@co.ulster.ny.us
“Harriet Tubman: Journey to Freedom,” a 9-foot, 2,400-pound bronze sculpture created by internationally recognized artist Wesley Wofford, will be on display at the Ulster County Office Building, 204 Fair St. in Kingston, from November 1, 2022, through January 2, 2023. One of the highlights of the exhibition is the arrival celebration of the sculpture, which will be installed during a program at the Ulster County Office Building on Tuesday, November 1, from 4:30-6:00 p.m. The installation will be a temporary outdoor exhibit at the County Building and will remain on exhibit until January 2, 2023. In addition, a schedule of events spanning two months is will be presented in partnership with local cultural organizations that will celebrate the legacy of Harriet Tubman. These virtual and in-person programs will happen throughout Kingston and Ulster County and will reflect the themes of activism, role models, heroes, human rights reparations, freedom, resilience, determination, contributions of strong women and equality. Visit HERE for full schedule of events.
 

Wegman's Lights on the Lake

Wegman's Lights on the Lake Time: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: 6790 Onondaga Lake Trail , 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 Thanksgiving through the first week of January, this 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.

 

Gingerbread Gallery at Erie Canal Museum

Gingerbread Gallery at Erie Canal Museum Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Erie Canal Museum
Location: 318 Erie Blvd East, Syracuse , NY, 13202
Phone: 1-315-471-0593
Each year the Erie Canal Museum transforms into a festive 1800’s canal town street scene with gingerbread creations on display in storefront windows. In a typical year, we see over 6,000 visitors during the Gingerbread Gallery! It is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 18 through January 8. (10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on December 24 and 31; CLOSED December 25 and January 1)
 

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
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!
 

Buffalo Holiday Market

Buffalo Holiday Market Host/Presenter: Buffalo Holiday Market and Loaded Lumber Buffalo
Location: 223 South Park Ave., Buffalo, NY, 14204
Email: buffaloholidaymarket@gmail.com
OPENING DAY November 25TH: 10AM-9PM
Tuesday-Friday: 3PM-8PM
Saturday & Sunday 10AM-8PM
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.
 

Festival of Trees & Lights

Festival of Trees & Lights Time: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Everson Museum of Art
Location: 401 Harrison Street , Syracuse, NY, 13202
Phone: 315-474-6064
Experience the magic of the season at the Everson! The Everson is proud to present the this year's Festival of Trees & Light, a beloved CNY holiday tradition. With a variety of performances, family-friendly activities, and stunning seasonal displays and items available for purchase, make the Everson’s Festival of Trees & Light a part of your family’s holiday tradition. Please visit the website for a complete schedule of performances and family activities!

 

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
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.
 

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
: Spectacular light show, timed to music and featuring over a half-million 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!
 

Nutcracker! Magic of Christmas Ballet

Nutcracker! Magic of Christmas Ballet Time: 7:30 PM
Host/Presenter: OnCenter Crouse Hinds Theater
Location: 411 Montgomery St., Syracuse, NY, 13202
Phone: 315-435-8000
This Christmas, bring the whole family back to a simpler time with NUTCRACKER! Magic of Christmas Ballet! The acclaimed holiday tradition is LIVE in theaters for the 30th Anniversary tour. Gather friends and family to re-live your fondest childhood dreams, overflowing with larger-than-life puppets, breath-taking acrobatics and dazzling costumes. Experience the exquisite artistry of the international cast, featuring stars of Ukraine ballet, performing at the highest level of classical technique. Share in the message of Peace and Harmony this Christmas.
 

Lark Hall Winter Market

Lark Hall Winter Market Time: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: 351 Hudson Ave, Albany, NY, 12210
Phone: 518-599-5804
Email: Jenn@larkhallalbany.com
Lark Hall will host Winter Market, the first in a series of monthly market events in the historic concert hall located at the corner of Lark Street and Hudson Ave. in Albany. Each month, the market will feature more than 20 makers, farmers, and food vendors, as well as live musical performances from various local artists. Come shop local vendors, sip some brunch beverages from our bar and enjoy the Lark Street Community. Upcoming market dates are:
Jan. 9; Feb. 6; March 13; and April 3.
 

Events for December 13

Harriet Tubman Statue Journey to Freedom

Harriet Tubman Statue Journey to Freedom
Location: Ulster County Office Building, 204 Fair St., Kingston, NY, 12401
Phone: 800-342-5826
Email: tourism@co.ulster.ny.us
“Harriet Tubman: Journey to Freedom,” a 9-foot, 2,400-pound bronze sculpture created by internationally recognized artist Wesley Wofford, will be on display at the Ulster County Office Building, 204 Fair St. in Kingston, from November 1, 2022, through January 2, 2023. One of the highlights of the exhibition is the arrival celebration of the sculpture, which will be installed during a program at the Ulster County Office Building on Tuesday, November 1, from 4:30-6:00 p.m. The installation will be a temporary outdoor exhibit at the County Building and will remain on exhibit until January 2, 2023. In addition, a schedule of events spanning two months is will be presented in partnership with local cultural organizations that will celebrate the legacy of Harriet Tubman. These virtual and in-person programs will happen throughout Kingston and Ulster County and will reflect the themes of activism, role models, heroes, human rights reparations, freedom, resilience, determination, contributions of strong women and equality. Visit HERE for full schedule of events.
 

Wegman's Lights on the Lake

Wegman's Lights on the Lake Time: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: 6790 Onondaga Lake Trail , 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 Thanksgiving through the first week of January, this 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.

 

Gingerbread Gallery at Erie Canal Museum

Gingerbread Gallery at Erie Canal Museum Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Erie Canal Museum
Location: 318 Erie Blvd East, Syracuse , NY, 13202
Phone: 1-315-471-0593
Each year the Erie Canal Museum transforms into a festive 1800’s canal town street scene with gingerbread creations on display in storefront windows. In a typical year, we see over 6,000 visitors during the Gingerbread Gallery! It is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 18 through January 8. (10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on December 24 and 31; CLOSED December 25 and January 1)
 

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
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!
 

Buffalo Holiday Market

Buffalo Holiday Market Host/Presenter: Buffalo Holiday Market and Loaded Lumber Buffalo
Location: 223 South Park Ave., Buffalo, NY, 14204
Email: buffaloholidaymarket@gmail.com
OPENING DAY November 25TH: 10AM-9PM
Tuesday-Friday: 3PM-8PM
Saturday & Sunday 10AM-8PM
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.
 

Festival of Trees & Lights

Festival of Trees & Lights Time: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Everson Museum of Art
Location: 401 Harrison Street , Syracuse, NY, 13202
Phone: 315-474-6064
Experience the magic of the season at the Everson! The Everson is proud to present the this year's Festival of Trees & Light, a beloved CNY holiday tradition. With a variety of performances, family-friendly activities, and stunning seasonal displays and items available for purchase, make the Everson’s Festival of Trees & Light a part of your family’s holiday tradition. Please visit the website for a complete schedule of performances and family activities!

 

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
: Spectacular light show, timed to music and featuring over a half-million 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!
 

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
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!
 

Events for December 14

Harriet Tubman Statue Journey to Freedom

Harriet Tubman Statue Journey to Freedom
Location: Ulster County Office Building, 204 Fair St., Kingston, NY, 12401
Phone: 800-342-5826
Email: tourism@co.ulster.ny.us
“Harriet Tubman: Journey to Freedom,” a 9-foot, 2,400-pound bronze sculpture created by internationally recognized artist Wesley Wofford, will be on display at the Ulster County Office Building, 204 Fair St. in Kingston, from November 1, 2022, through January 2, 2023. One of the highlights of the exhibition is the arrival celebration of the sculpture, which will be installed during a program at the Ulster County Office Building on Tuesday, November 1, from 4:30-6:00 p.m. The installation will be a temporary outdoor exhibit at the County Building and will remain on exhibit until January 2, 2023. In addition, a schedule of events spanning two months is will be presented in partnership with local cultural organizations that will celebrate the legacy of Harriet Tubman. These virtual and in-person programs will happen throughout Kingston and Ulster County and will reflect the themes of activism, role models, heroes, human rights reparations, freedom, resilience, determination, contributions of strong women and equality. Visit HERE for full schedule of events.
 

Wegman's Lights on the Lake

Wegman's Lights on the Lake Time: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: 6790 Onondaga Lake Trail , 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 Thanksgiving through the first week of January, this 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.

 

Gingerbread Gallery at Erie Canal Museum

Gingerbread Gallery at Erie Canal Museum Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Erie Canal Museum
Location: 318 Erie Blvd East, Syracuse , NY, 13202
Phone: 1-315-471-0593
Each year the Erie Canal Museum transforms into a festive 1800’s canal town street scene with gingerbread creations on display in storefront windows. In a typical year, we see over 6,000 visitors during the Gingerbread Gallery! It is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 18 through January 8. (10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on December 24 and 31; CLOSED December 25 and January 1)
 

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
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!
 

Buffalo Holiday Market

Buffalo Holiday Market Host/Presenter: Buffalo Holiday Market and Loaded Lumber Buffalo
Location: 223 South Park Ave., Buffalo, NY, 14204
Email: buffaloholidaymarket@gmail.com
OPENING DAY November 25TH: 10AM-9PM
Tuesday-Friday: 3PM-8PM
Saturday & Sunday 10AM-8PM
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.
 

Festival of Trees & Lights

Festival of Trees & Lights Time: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Everson Museum of Art
Location: 401 Harrison Street , Syracuse, NY, 13202
Phone: 315-474-6064
Experience the magic of the season at the Everson! The Everson is proud to present the this year's Festival of Trees & Light, a beloved CNY holiday tradition. With a variety of performances, family-friendly activities, and stunning seasonal displays and items available for purchase, make the Everson’s Festival of Trees & Light a part of your family’s holiday tradition. Please visit the website for a complete schedule of performances and family activities!

 

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
: Spectacular light show, timed to music and featuring over a half-million 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!
 

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
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!
 

A Christmas Carol at Riviera Theatre

A Christmas Carol at Riviera Theatre Time: 7:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Riviera Theater
Location: 67 Webster Street, North Tonawanda, NY, 14120
Phone: 716-692-2413
Celebrate the true Spirit of Christmas with this brand new, original production filled with haunting special effects and heartfelt sentiment. “A Christmas Carol” is delightful and thoroughly entertaining, it is the perfect family holiday event. Filled with beloved music of the season, superb staging, and tremendous artistry, this Carol is a production you will be proud to bring to your venue!
 

Holiday Afternoon Tea In The Village

Holiday Afternoon Tea In The Village Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Genesee Country Village & Museum
Location: 1410 Flint Hill Road, Mumford, NY, 14511
Phone: 1-585-538-6822
Email: info@gcv.org
Set in Davis Opera Hall bedecked for the holidays, your afternoon also includes a tea etiquette talk by Lyn Somers and a mini-tour of historic Hyde and Hamilton houses. Guests are welcome to stroll through the decorated Village before or after tea, weather permitting! Our Afternoon Tea includes a selection of tea varieties, finger sandwiches, and sweet treats. Guests will also enjoy a tea talk highliting fascinating elements of 19th-century tea-time etiquette. Wine and mimosas will also be available for purchase.
Learn more and purchase tickets today: https://www.gcv.org/event/holiday-tea/
 

Evening Shop Hop

Evening Shop Hop Time: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Wayne County, Wayne County , NY, 14502
Phone: 315-986-4202
Email: terri@longacrefarms.com
Enjoy extended hours at many of your favorite shops around Wayne County. Great opportunity to finish up your Christmas shopping.
 

Events for December 15

Harriet Tubman Statue Journey to Freedom

Harriet Tubman Statue Journey to Freedom
Location: Ulster County Office Building, 204 Fair St., Kingston, NY, 12401
Phone: 800-342-5826
Email: tourism@co.ulster.ny.us
“Harriet Tubman: Journey to Freedom,” a 9-foot, 2,400-pound bronze sculpture created by internationally recognized artist Wesley Wofford, will be on display at the Ulster County Office Building, 204 Fair St. in Kingston, from November 1, 2022, through January 2, 2023. One of the highlights of the exhibition is the arrival celebration of the sculpture, which will be installed during a program at the Ulster County Office Building on Tuesday, November 1, from 4:30-6:00 p.m. The installation will be a temporary outdoor exhibit at the County Building and will remain on exhibit until January 2, 2023. In addition, a schedule of events spanning two months is will be presented in partnership with local cultural organizations that will celebrate the legacy of Harriet Tubman. These virtual and in-person programs will happen throughout Kingston and Ulster County and will reflect the themes of activism, role models, heroes, human rights reparations, freedom, resilience, determination, contributions of strong women and equality. Visit HERE for full schedule of events.
 

Wegman's Lights on the Lake

Wegman's Lights on the Lake Time: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: 6790 Onondaga Lake Trail , 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 Thanksgiving through the first week of January, this 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.

 

Gingerbread Gallery at Erie Canal Museum

Gingerbread Gallery at Erie Canal Museum Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Erie Canal Museum
Location: 318 Erie Blvd East, Syracuse , NY, 13202
Phone: 1-315-471-0593
Each year the Erie Canal Museum transforms into a festive 1800’s canal town street scene with gingerbread creations on display in storefront windows. In a typical year, we see over 6,000 visitors during the Gingerbread Gallery! It is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 18 through January 8. (10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on December 24 and 31; CLOSED December 25 and January 1)
 

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
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!
 

Buffalo Holiday Market

Buffalo Holiday Market Host/Presenter: Buffalo Holiday Market and Loaded Lumber Buffalo
Location: 223 South Park Ave., Buffalo, NY, 14204
Email: buffaloholidaymarket@gmail.com
OPENING DAY November 25TH: 10AM-9PM
Tuesday-Friday: 3PM-8PM
Saturday & Sunday 10AM-8PM
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.
 

Festival of Trees & Lights

Festival of Trees & Lights Time: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Everson Museum of Art
Location: 401 Harrison Street , Syracuse, NY, 13202
Phone: 315-474-6064
Experience the magic of the season at the Everson! The Everson is proud to present the this year's Festival of Trees & Light, a beloved CNY holiday tradition. With a variety of performances, family-friendly activities, and stunning seasonal displays and items available for purchase, make the Everson’s Festival of Trees & Light a part of your family’s holiday tradition. Please visit the website for a complete schedule of performances and family activities!

 

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
: Spectacular light show, timed to music and featuring over a half-million 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!
 

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
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!
 

Jungle Bells: Holiday Lights

Jungle Bells: Holiday Lights Time: 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Animal Adventure Park
Location: 85 Martin Hill Road, Harpursville, NY, 13787
Email: guestservices@theanimaladventurepark.com
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 & Saturday from 5 - 9 pm! He said he will be happy to say "Ho Ho Hello" & snap a photo with our guests!
 

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
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.
 

Seward House Museum Candlelight Tours

Seward House Museum Candlelight Tours Time: 6:00 PM
Location: 33 South St., Auburn, NY, 13021
Phone: 1-315-252-1283
Experience a full Victorian Christmas with all the trimmings and trappings. Costumed guides lead candlelit tours of the home, which is decorated in holiday splendor by local florists. As you learn about Christmas traditions of the Sewards, actors will be portraying various members of the family who emerge to share heart-warming holiday memories gleaned from their letters and diaries. The evening ends with timeless carols sung around the family’s 1872 Steinway piano.

There are two tours each night at 6pm and 7pm. Admission is $15 for adults, $8 for children (12 and younger). Space is limited. Reservations required. To register, please call the Museum or visit sewardhouse.org.
 

Denizen Theatre presents “An Act of God"

Denizen Theatre presents “An Act of God" Time: 7:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Denizen Theatre
Location: Water Street Market, 10 Main Street, Suite 501, New Paltz, NY, 12561
Phone: 845-437-8393
Email: information@denizentheatre.com
A sinfully funny new play where the Almighty and His devoted Angels answer some of the deepest questions that have plagued mankind since Creation.This hilarious 80-minute comedy is “written by God” and transcribed by 13-time Emmy® Award winner David Javerbaum.
 

Holiday Afternoon Tea In The Village

Holiday Afternoon Tea In The Village Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Genesee Country Village & Museum
Location: 1410 Flint Hill Road, Mumford, NY, 14511
Phone: 1-585-538-6822
Email: info@gcv.org
Set in Davis Opera Hall bedecked for the holidays, your afternoon also includes a tea etiquette talk by Lyn Somers and a mini-tour of historic Hyde and Hamilton houses. Guests are welcome to stroll through the decorated Village before or after tea, weather permitting! Our Afternoon Tea includes a selection of tea varieties, finger sandwiches, and sweet treats. Guests will also enjoy a tea talk highliting fascinating elements of 19th-century tea-time etiquette. Wine and mimosas will also be available for purchase.
Learn more and purchase tickets today: https://www.gcv.org/event/holiday-tea/
 

Events for December 16

Harriet Tubman Statue Journey to Freedom

Harriet Tubman Statue Journey to Freedom
Location: Ulster County Office Building, 204 Fair St., Kingston, NY, 12401
Phone: 800-342-5826
Email: tourism@co.ulster.ny.us
“Harriet Tubman: Journey to Freedom,” a 9-foot, 2,400-pound bronze sculpture created by internationally recognized artist Wesley Wofford, will be on display at the Ulster County Office Building, 204 Fair St. in Kingston, from November 1, 2022, through January 2, 2023. One of the highlights of the exhibition is the arrival celebration of the sculpture, which will be installed during a program at the Ulster County Office Building on Tuesday, November 1, from 4:30-6:00 p.m. The installation will be a temporary outdoor exhibit at the County Building and will remain on exhibit until January 2, 2023. In addition, a schedule of events spanning two months is will be presented in partnership with local cultural organizations that will celebrate the legacy of Harriet Tubman. These virtual and in-person programs will happen throughout Kingston and Ulster County and will reflect the themes of activism, role models, heroes, human rights reparations, freedom, resilience, determination, contributions of strong women and equality. Visit HERE for full schedule of events.
 

Wegman's Lights on the Lake

Wegman's Lights on the Lake Time: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: 6790 Onondaga Lake Trail , 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 Thanksgiving through the first week of January, this 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.

 

Gingerbread Gallery at Erie Canal Museum

Gingerbread Gallery at Erie Canal Museum Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Erie Canal Museum
Location: 318 Erie Blvd East, Syracuse , NY, 13202
Phone: 1-315-471-0593
Each year the Erie Canal Museum transforms into a festive 1800’s canal town street scene with gingerbread creations on display in storefront windows. In a typical year, we see over 6,000 visitors during the Gingerbread Gallery! It is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 18 through January 8. (10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on December 24 and 31; CLOSED December 25 and January 1)
 

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
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!
 

Buffalo Holiday Market

Buffalo Holiday Market Host/Presenter: Buffalo Holiday Market and Loaded Lumber Buffalo
Location: 223 South Park Ave., Buffalo, NY, 14204
Email: buffaloholidaymarket@gmail.com
OPENING DAY November 25TH: 10AM-9PM
Tuesday-Friday: 3PM-8PM
Saturday & Sunday 10AM-8PM
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.
 

Festival of Trees & Lights

Festival of Trees & Lights Time: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Everson Museum of Art
Location: 401 Harrison Street , Syracuse, NY, 13202
Phone: 315-474-6064
Experience the magic of the season at the Everson! The Everson is proud to present the this year's Festival of Trees & Light, a beloved CNY holiday tradition. With a variety of performances, family-friendly activities, and stunning seasonal displays and items available for purchase, make the Everson’s Festival of Trees & Light a part of your family’s holiday tradition. Please visit the website for a complete schedule of performances and family activities!

 

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
: Spectacular light show, timed to music and featuring over a half-million 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!
 

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
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!
 

Jungle Bells: Holiday Lights

Jungle Bells: Holiday Lights Time: 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Animal Adventure Park
Location: 85 Martin Hill Road, Harpursville, NY, 13787
Email: guestservices@theanimaladventurepark.com
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 & Saturday from 5 - 9 pm! He said he will be happy to say "Ho Ho Hello" & snap a photo with our guests!
 

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
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.
 

Seward House Museum Candlelight Tours

Seward House Museum Candlelight Tours Time: 6:00 PM
Location: 33 South St., Auburn, NY, 13021
Phone: 1-315-252-1283
Experience a full Victorian Christmas with all the trimmings and trappings. Costumed guides lead candlelit tours of the home, which is decorated in holiday splendor by local florists. As you learn about Christmas traditions of the Sewards, actors will be portraying various members of the family who emerge to share heart-warming holiday memories gleaned from their letters and diaries. The evening ends with timeless carols sung around the family’s 1872 Steinway piano.

There are two tours each night at 6pm and 7pm. Admission is $15 for adults, $8 for children (12 and younger). Space is limited. Reservations required. To register, please call the Museum or visit sewardhouse.org.
 

Denizen Theatre presents “An Act of God"

Denizen Theatre presents “An Act of God" Time: 7:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Denizen Theatre
Location: Water Street Market, 10 Main Street, Suite 501, New Paltz, NY, 12561
Phone: 845-437-8393
Email: information@denizentheatre.com
A sinfully funny new play where the Almighty and His devoted Angels answer some of the deepest questions that have plagued mankind since Creation.This hilarious 80-minute comedy is “written by God” and transcribed by 13-time Emmy® Award winner David Javerbaum.
 

Fairgrounds Festival of Lights

Fairgrounds Festival of Lights
Location: 5820 South Park Ave., Hamburg, NY, 14075
Phone: 1-716-649-3900
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.
 

Holiday Lights at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo

Holiday Lights at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Rosamond Gifford Zoo
Location: 1 Conservation Plaza, Syracuse, NY, 13204
Email: info@rosamondgiffordzoo.org
Enjoy a festive and fun after-hours stroll amid sparkling displays of holiday lights that transform the zoo into a winter wonderland. Warm up by the fire pits and enjoy hot chocolate, s’mores, live performances of holiday music, ice carving, roving entertainers and animals on evening exhibit.
Advance Sale Tickets: Members: $7 | Advance Sale Non-members: $8. Children under 2 years of age FREE
 

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; Thursday - December 22 Starting at 6:00pm

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, 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.
 

Wild Lights at the Wild Center

Wild Lights at the Wild Center Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Host/Presenter: The Wild Center
Location: 45 Museum Dr., Tupper Lake, NY, 12986
Phone: 1-518-359-7800
Open: Fridays and Saturdays from Nov. 25 to Feb. 25 (along with additional select dates)
Wander into the Wild Center's enchanting, illuminated, winter wonderland to explore the sights and sounds of Wild Lights, presented by Merrill L. Thomas, Inc. More than 130 trees are wrapped in colorful lights that illuminate the forest and will transport you to a winter wonderland while a new musical composition from Whatever Penny creates a magical three-dimension dreamy winter soundscape.
Wild Walk: We’ve strung the award-winning Wild Walk in tens of thousands of lights so you can experience the outdoors like never before. New winter installations provide Instagram-worthy photos and opportunities to create lifelong winter memories.
Stickwork: Patrick Dougherty’s “Hopscotch” glows and provides an opportunity for your imagination to run wild.
Indoors: Warm up inside with hot drinks, food, and an opportunity to check out the Living River Trail (otters included!). Interactive light up pieces like an oversized Lite Brite provides fun for kids and a chance for old school nostalgia for adults.
 

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
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.
 

Yuletide in the Country Tours & Dinner

Yuletide in the Country Tours & Dinner Host/Presenter: Genesee Country Village & Museum
Location: 1410 Flint Hill Road, Mumford, NY, 14511
Phone: 1-585-538-6822
Email: info@gcv.org
Join us again this year at GCV&M for our Yuletide in the Country Tours, coming up on December 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, and 17. As you explore the wintry village bedecked in holiday splendor you’ll be invited into vignettes that illuminate the link between today’s cherished holiday traditions and the cultural customs of generations that came before. Theatrical performances will represent the rich history and tradition that newcomers to the region would have shared throughout the 19th century. Highlights include a look at a Polish Christmas Eve Wigilia dinner, a Hanukkah celebration, and Watch Night festivities as presented by David Shakes and the North Star Players, and even a visit from that jolly old elf, St. Nick. And don’t forget, you can pair your festive experience with a delicious dinner or brunch!
 

Sketching Birds

Sketching Birds Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: 4007 Bishop Hill Rd., Marcellus, NY, 13108
Phone: 315-673-1350
Email: info@baltimorewoods.org
As winter begins, the birds who stick around during colder months are becoming very active. This is an especially good time to practice sketching chickadees, woodpeckers, titmice, juncos, and other feathered friends who visit birdfeeders. In this program, we will learn about bird anatomy and movement through sketching taxidermy mounts and reference photos. Then, we’ll practice sketching some birds in action as they visit the Baltimore Woods feeders and other areas around the nature center.
This program is designed for adults.
Drawing materials will be provided, including waterproof sketching paper if necessary. In case we go for a brief outdoor exploration, consider bringing gloves that are warm while also allowing you to hold a pencil.
 

Events for December 17

Harriet Tubman Statue Journey to Freedom

Harriet Tubman Statue Journey to Freedom
Location: Ulster County Office Building, 204 Fair St., Kingston, NY, 12401
Phone: 800-342-5826
Email: tourism@co.ulster.ny.us
“Harriet Tubman: Journey to Freedom,” a 9-foot, 2,400-pound bronze sculpture created by internationally recognized artist Wesley Wofford, will be on display at the Ulster County Office Building, 204 Fair St. in Kingston, from November 1, 2022, through January 2, 2023. One of the highlights of the exhibition is the arrival celebration of the sculpture, which will be installed during a program at the Ulster County Office Building on Tuesday, November 1, from 4:30-6:00 p.m. The installation will be a temporary outdoor exhibit at the County Building and will remain on exhibit until January 2, 2023. In addition, a schedule of events spanning two months is will be presented in partnership with local cultural organizations that will celebrate the legacy of Harriet Tubman. These virtual and in-person programs will happen throughout Kingston and Ulster County and will reflect the themes of activism, role models, heroes, human rights reparations, freedom, resilience, determination, contributions of strong women and equality. Visit HERE for full schedule of events.
 

Wegman's Lights on the Lake

Wegman's Lights on the Lake Time: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: 6790 Onondaga Lake Trail , 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 Thanksgiving through the first week of January, this 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.

 

Gingerbread Gallery at Erie Canal Museum

Gingerbread Gallery at Erie Canal Museum Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Erie Canal Museum
Location: 318 Erie Blvd East, Syracuse , NY, 13202
Phone: 1-315-471-0593
Each year the Erie Canal Museum transforms into a festive 1800’s canal town street scene with gingerbread creations on display in storefront windows. In a typical year, we see over 6,000 visitors during the Gingerbread Gallery! It is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 18 through January 8. (10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on December 24 and 31; CLOSED December 25 and January 1)
 

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
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!
 

Buffalo Holiday Market

Buffalo Holiday Market Host/Presenter: Buffalo Holiday Market and Loaded Lumber Buffalo
Location: 223 South Park Ave., Buffalo, NY, 14204
Email: buffaloholidaymarket@gmail.com
OPENING DAY November 25TH: 10AM-9PM
Tuesday-Friday: 3PM-8PM
Saturday & Sunday 10AM-8PM
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.
 

Festival of Trees & Lights

Festival of Trees & Lights Time: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Everson Museum of Art
Location: 401 Harrison Street , Syracuse, NY, 13202
Phone: 315-474-6064
Experience the magic of the season at the Everson! The Everson is proud to present the this year's Festival of Trees & Light, a beloved CNY holiday tradition. With a variety of performances, family-friendly activities, and stunning seasonal displays and items available for purchase, make the Everson’s Festival of Trees & Light a part of your family’s holiday tradition. Please visit the website for a complete schedule of performances and family activities!

 

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
: Spectacular light show, timed to music and featuring over a half-million 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!
 

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
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!
 

Jungle Bells: Holiday Lights

Jungle Bells: Holiday Lights Time: 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Animal Adventure Park
Location: 85 Martin Hill Road, Harpursville, NY, 13787
Email: guestservices@theanimaladventurepark.com
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 & Saturday from 5 - 9 pm! He said he will be happy to say "Ho Ho Hello" & snap a photo with our guests!
 

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
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.
 

Seward House Museum Candlelight Tours

Seward House Museum Candlelight Tours Time: 6:00 PM
Location: 33 South St., Auburn, NY, 13021
Phone: 1-315-252-1283
Experience a full Victorian Christmas with all the trimmings and trappings. Costumed guides lead candlelit tours of the home, which is decorated in holiday splendor by local florists. As you learn about Christmas traditions of the Sewards, actors will be portraying various members of the family who emerge to share heart-warming holiday memories gleaned from their letters and diaries. The evening ends with timeless carols sung around the family’s 1872 Steinway piano.

There are two tours each night at 6pm and 7pm. Admission is $15 for adults, $8 for children (12 and younger). Space is limited. Reservations required. To register, please call the Museum or visit sewardhouse.org.
 

Denizen Theatre presents “An Act of God"

Denizen Theatre presents “An Act of God" Time: 7:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Denizen Theatre
Location: Water Street Market, 10 Main Street, Suite 501, New Paltz, NY, 12561
Phone: 845-437-8393
Email: information@denizentheatre.com
A sinfully funny new play where the Almighty and His devoted Angels answer some of the deepest questions that have plagued mankind since Creation.This hilarious 80-minute comedy is “written by God” and transcribed by 13-time Emmy® Award winner David Javerbaum.
 

Fairgrounds Festival of Lights

Fairgrounds Festival of Lights
Location: 5820 South Park Ave., Hamburg, NY, 14075
Phone: 1-716-649-3900
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.
 

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; Thursday - December 22 Starting at 6:00pm

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, 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.
 

Wild Lights at the Wild Center

Wild Lights at the Wild Center Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Host/Presenter: The Wild Center
Location: 45 Museum Dr., Tupper Lake, NY, 12986
Phone: 1-518-359-7800
Open: Fridays and Saturdays from Nov. 25 to Feb. 25 (along with additional select dates)
Wander into the Wild Center's enchanting, illuminated, winter wonderland to explore the sights and sounds of Wild Lights, presented by Merrill L. Thomas, Inc. More than 130 trees are wrapped in colorful lights that illuminate the forest and will transport you to a winter wonderland while a new musical composition from Whatever Penny creates a magical three-dimension dreamy winter soundscape.
Wild Walk: We’ve strung the award-winning Wild Walk in tens of thousands of lights so you can experience the outdoors like never before. New winter installations provide Instagram-worthy photos and opportunities to create lifelong winter memories.
Stickwork: Patrick Dougherty’s “Hopscotch” glows and provides an opportunity for your imagination to run wild.
Indoors: Warm up inside with hot drinks, food, and an opportunity to check out the Living River Trail (otters included!). Interactive light up pieces like an oversized Lite Brite provides fun for kids and a chance for old school nostalgia for adults.
 

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
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.
 

Almost Queen and Philadelphia Freedom Holiday Show

Almost Queen and Philadelphia Freedom Holiday Show Time: 8:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Kodak Center
Location: 200 West Ridge Road, Rochester, NY, 14615
Phone: 585-254-0181
Email: info@asm.kodakcenter.com
THE most authentic QUEEN live show since the days of QUEEN themselves. A deliberate four piece band, ALMOST QUEEN delivers a live performance showcasing signature four part harmonies and intricate musical interludes. Donning genuine costumes, Almost Queen recaptures the live energy and precision that is the ultimate Queen experience.
Philadelphia Freedom: A Tribute to Elton John is the ULTIMATE and most REALISTIC Elton John tribute currently touring. Doug Delescavage is Elton John as he was in his 20’s, full of joy and unlimited energy, commanding his top notch band through all the hits of Elton’s career. Doug Delescavage owns the stage with his domineering fashion sense rivaling no one but Mr. Captain Fantastic himself.
 

Holiday Lights at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo

Holiday Lights at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Rosamond Gifford Zoo
Location: 1 Conservation Plaza, Syracuse, NY, 13204
Email: info@rosamondgiffordzoo.org
Enjoy a festive and fun after-hours stroll amid sparkling displays of holiday lights that transform the zoo into a winter wonderland. Warm up by the fire pits and enjoy hot chocolate, s’mores, live performances of holiday music, ice carving, roving entertainers and animals on evening exhibit.
Advance Sale Tickets: Members: $7 | Advance Sale Non-members: $8. Children under 2 years of age FREE
 

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.
 

Living History Event: RIOT! Yankees versus Buckskins

Living History Event: RIOT! Yankees versus Buckskins Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Fort Ticonderoga
Location: 102 Fort Ti Road, Ticonderoga, NY, 12883
Phone: 1-518-585-2821
Although coined the “United States” when the Declaration of Independence was written, the states were anything but United by the end of that year. Feuds persisted between states from private soldiers all the way up to gentlemen officers. See how the cold and lonely existence on this forward-post would lead soldiers to fight, nearly erupting in a riot at the end of 1776. Witness the fight between Pennsylvania and Massachusetts soldiers that erupted into gunfire and looting on Christmas Day.
Bring your family along to experience this exciting living history event during Fort Ticonderoga’s new schedule of programs during the Winter Quarters season. From now through April, visitors will be immersed in a more intimate experience at Fort Ticonderoga. From living history events, insightful seminars, specialty programs, and hands-on workshops, guests will have the opportunity to explore Fort Ticonderoga during what was traditionally the “Winter Quarters” season for armies of the 18th century.
 

1000 Islands River Santa Festival

1000 Islands River Santa Festival Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: James Street, Alexandria Bay, NY, 13607
Email: dat@xmission.com
This family holiday event begins at 10 AM in downtown Alexandria Bay with the arrival of river Santa by boat escorted by the US Coast Guard at 11 AM at the village dock. There will be food and drink and events for the kids. The always popular hayride through the village will be on again this year. There will be gifts for all children 12 and younger. The event of Santa coming in by boat is worth the trip into the village.
 

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)
 

Holiday Happenings at the NACC

Holiday Happenings at the NACC Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Niagara Arts & Cultural Center
Location: 1201 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls, NY, 14301
Phone: 716-282-7530
Enjoy vendors, art, music, performances, crafts, food, basket auction & so much more!! Saturdays, Dec. 3, 10 and 17. Extra special events: December 3: Santa Arrival & Tree Lighting Ceremony | December 10: Artists & Friends Art Exhibit + Holiday Jazz Music | December 17: Santa Send Off + Basket Auction drawing. Please come out to this kid friendly event & enjoy the holidays at the NACC!
 

Yuletide in the Country Tours & Dinner

Yuletide in the Country Tours & Dinner Host/Presenter: Genesee Country Village & Museum
Location: 1410 Flint Hill Road, Mumford, NY, 14511
Phone: 1-585-538-6822
Email: info@gcv.org
Join us again this year at GCV&M for our Yuletide in the Country Tours, coming up on December 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, and 17. As you explore the wintry village bedecked in holiday splendor you’ll be invited into vignettes that illuminate the link between today’s cherished holiday traditions and the cultural customs of generations that came before. Theatrical performances will represent the rich history and tradition that newcomers to the region would have shared throughout the 19th century. Highlights include a look at a Polish Christmas Eve Wigilia dinner, a Hanukkah celebration, and Watch Night festivities as presented by David Shakes and the North Star Players, and even a visit from that jolly old elf, St. Nick. And don’t forget, you can pair your festive experience with a delicious dinner or brunch!
 

Winter Solstice Hike (Saturday Session)

Winter Solstice Hike (Saturday Session) Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: 4007 Bishop Hill Rd., Marcellus, NY, 13108
Phone: 315-673-1350
Email: info@baltimorewoods.org
The winter solstice, with only nine hours of sunlight during the day, transforms our world into a quiet moon-lit wonderland at night. While it can be easy to forget in the dark, the winter solstice is truly a night of beginnings. Come for a tranquil lantern-lit walk to discover and celebrate the promise of longer days ahead.

This program is designed for ages 8 and up.
Come prepared for the weather.
This will be a night hike, and snowshoes will be provided if necessary. We will be hiking on hilly trails.
 

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
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. 18, 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.
 

Breakfast with St. Nick

Breakfast with St. Nick Host/Presenter: Genesee Country Village & Museum
Location: 1410 Flint Hill Road, Mumford, NY, 14511
Phone: 1-585-538-6822
Email: info@gcv.org
On Saturday, December 17, breakfast seatings will be at 9 a.m., 10:15 a.m., and 11:30 a.m.
On Sunday, December 18, breakfast seatings will be at 9 a.m., 10:15 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 12:30 p.m.
Join us for a holiday favorite and celebrate the holiday season alongside family and friends with a tasty pancake breakfast in the Museum’s holiday-decorated Meeting Center. After breakfast on Sunday, make sure to head out into the Village for our Holiday Open House! (Tickets for breakfast and Holiday Open House must be purchased separately.)
 

Events for December 18

Harriet Tubman Statue Journey to Freedom

Harriet Tubman Statue Journey to Freedom
Location: Ulster County Office Building, 204 Fair St., Kingston, NY, 12401
Phone: 800-342-5826
Email: tourism@co.ulster.ny.us
“Harriet Tubman: Journey to Freedom,” a 9-foot, 2,400-pound bronze sculpture created by internationally recognized artist Wesley Wofford, will be on display at the Ulster County Office Building, 204 Fair St. in Kingston, from November 1, 2022, through January 2, 2023. One of the highlights of the exhibition is the arrival celebration of the sculpture, which will be installed during a program at the Ulster County Office Building on Tuesday, November 1, from 4:30-6:00 p.m. The installation will be a temporary outdoor exhibit at the County Building and will remain on exhibit until January 2, 2023. In addition, a schedule of events spanning two months is will be presented in partnership with local cultural organizations that will celebrate the legacy of Harriet Tubman. These virtual and in-person programs will happen throughout Kingston and Ulster County and will reflect the themes of activism, role models, heroes, human rights reparations, freedom, resilience, determination, contributions of strong women and equality. Visit HERE for full schedule of events.
 

Wegman's Lights on the Lake

Wegman's Lights on the Lake Time: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: 6790 Onondaga Lake Trail , 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 Thanksgiving through the first week of January, this 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.

 

Gingerbread Gallery at Erie Canal Museum

Gingerbread Gallery at Erie Canal Museum Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Erie Canal Museum
Location: 318 Erie Blvd East, Syracuse , NY, 13202
Phone: 1-315-471-0593
Each year the Erie Canal Museum transforms into a festive 1800’s canal town street scene with gingerbread creations on display in storefront windows. In a typical year, we see over 6,000 visitors during the Gingerbread Gallery! It is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 18 through January 8. (10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on December 24 and 31; CLOSED December 25 and January 1)
 

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
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!
 

Buffalo Holiday Market

Buffalo Holiday Market Host/Presenter: Buffalo Holiday Market and Loaded Lumber Buffalo
Location: 223 South Park Ave., Buffalo, NY, 14204
Email: buffaloholidaymarket@gmail.com
OPENING DAY November 25TH: 10AM-9PM
Tuesday-Friday: 3PM-8PM
Saturday & Sunday 10AM-8PM
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.
 

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
: Spectacular light show, timed to music and featuring over a half-million 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!
 

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
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!
 

Jungle Bells: Holiday Lights

Jungle Bells: Holiday Lights Time: 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Animal Adventure Park
Location: 85 Martin Hill Road, Harpursville, NY, 13787
Email: guestservices@theanimaladventurepark.com
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 & Saturday from 5 - 9 pm! He said he will be happy to say "Ho Ho Hello" & snap a photo with our guests!
 

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
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.
 

Seward House Museum Candlelight Tours

Seward House Museum Candlelight Tours Time: 6:00 PM
Location: 33 South St., Auburn, NY, 13021
Phone: 1-315-252-1283
Experience a full Victorian Christmas with all the trimmings and trappings. Costumed guides lead candlelit tours of the home, which is decorated in holiday splendor by local florists. As you learn about Christmas traditions of the Sewards, actors will be portraying various members of the family who emerge to share heart-warming holiday memories gleaned from their letters and diaries. The evening ends with timeless carols sung around the family’s 1872 Steinway piano.

There are two tours each night at 6pm and 7pm. Admission is $15 for adults, $8 for children (12 and younger). Space is limited. Reservations required. To register, please call the Museum or visit sewardhouse.org.
 

Fairgrounds Festival of Lights

Fairgrounds Festival of Lights
Location: 5820 South Park Ave., Hamburg, NY, 14075
Phone: 1-716-649-3900
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.
 

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; Thursday - December 22 Starting at 6:00pm

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, 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.
 

Wild Lights at the Wild Center

Wild Lights at the Wild Center Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Host/Presenter: The Wild Center
Location: 45 Museum Dr., Tupper Lake, NY, 12986
Phone: 1-518-359-7800
Open: Fridays and Saturdays from Nov. 25 to Feb. 25 (along with additional select dates)
Wander into the Wild Center's enchanting, illuminated, winter wonderland to explore the sights and sounds of Wild Lights, presented by Merrill L. Thomas, Inc. More than 130 trees are wrapped in colorful lights that illuminate the forest and will transport you to a winter wonderland while a new musical composition from Whatever Penny creates a magical three-dimension dreamy winter soundscape.
Wild Walk: We’ve strung the award-winning Wild Walk in tens of thousands of lights so you can experience the outdoors like never before. New winter installations provide Instagram-worthy photos and opportunities to create lifelong winter memories.
Stickwork: Patrick Dougherty’s “Hopscotch” glows and provides an opportunity for your imagination to run wild.
Indoors: Warm up inside with hot drinks, food, and an opportunity to check out the Living River Trail (otters included!). Interactive light up pieces like an oversized Lite Brite provides fun for kids and a chance for old school nostalgia for adults.
 

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
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.
 

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)
 

Denizen Theatre presents “An Act of God"

Denizen Theatre presents “An Act of God" Time: 2:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Denizen Theatre
Location: Water Street Market, 10 Main Street, Suite 501, New Paltz, NY, 12561
Phone: 845-437-8393
Email: information@denizentheatre.com
A sinfully funny new play where the Almighty and His devoted Angels answer some of the deepest questions that have plagued mankind since Creation.This hilarious 80-minute comedy is “written by God” and transcribed by 13-time Emmy® Award winner David Javerbaum.
 

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
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. 18, 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.
 

Breakfast with St. Nick

Breakfast with St. Nick Host/Presenter: Genesee Country Village & Museum
Location: 1410 Flint Hill Road, Mumford, NY, 14511
Phone: 1-585-538-6822
Email: info@gcv.org
On Saturday, December 17, breakfast seatings will be at 9 a.m., 10:15 a.m., and 11:30 a.m.
On Sunday, December 18, breakfast seatings will be at 9 a.m., 10:15 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 12:30 p.m.
Join us for a holiday favorite and celebrate the holiday season alongside family and friends with a tasty pancake breakfast in the Museum’s holiday-decorated Meeting Center. After breakfast on Sunday, make sure to head out into the Village for our Holiday Open House! (Tickets for breakfast and Holiday Open House must be purchased separately.)
 

Holiday Open House and Breakfast with St Nick

Holiday Open House and Breakfast with St Nick Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Genesee Country Village & Museum
Location: 1410 Flint Hill Road, Mumford, NY, 14511-0310
Phone: 1-585-538-6822
Email: info@gcv.org
Join us at GCV&M on to celebrate the season with a magical medley of holiday happenings! Bring your family for a festive exploration of our historic homes that are warmed by fires and alive with holiday lights, candles, and traditional decorations. Experience traditional music, sample tasty treats, and see the celebrations of holidays past! Plus, celebrate the holiday season alongside family and friends with a tasty pancake breakfast in the Museum’s holiday-decorated Meeting Center.
Tickets for Holiday Open House and Breakfast with St. Nick must be purchased separately (breakfast tickets must be purchased in advance).
 

Albany Pro Musica presents, "Many Moods of Christmas"

Albany Pro Musica presents, "Many Moods of Christmas"
Location: 30 Second Street, Troy, NY, 12180
Phone: 518-273-0038
Email: info@troymusichall.org
A favorite holiday tradition for families across the Capital Region, this concert is designed to inspire, celebrate, and unite us in the spirit of the season. This concert is framed by the mesmerizing O Magnum Mysterium by Morten Lauridsen and all-time favorite The Many Moods of Christmas by Robert Shaw and Robert Russell Bennett. Join us for traditional carols with the APM Concert Chorus and Orchestra Pro Musica!
 

Events for December 19

Harriet Tubman Statue Journey to Freedom

Harriet Tubman Statue Journey to Freedom
Location: Ulster County Office Building, 204 Fair St., Kingston, NY, 12401
Phone: 800-342-5826
Email: tourism@co.ulster.ny.us
“Harriet Tubman: Journey to Freedom,” a 9-foot, 2,400-pound bronze sculpture created by internationally recognized artist Wesley Wofford, will be on display at the Ulster County Office Building, 204 Fair St. in Kingston, from November 1, 2022, through January 2, 2023. One of the highlights of the exhibition is the arrival celebration of the sculpture, which will be installed during a program at the Ulster County Office Building on Tuesday, November 1, from 4:30-6:00 p.m. The installation will be a temporary outdoor exhibit at the County Building and will remain on exhibit until January 2, 2023. In addition, a schedule of events spanning two months is will be presented in partnership with local cultural organizations that will celebrate the legacy of Harriet Tubman. These virtual and in-person programs will happen throughout Kingston and Ulster County and will reflect the themes of activism, role models, heroes, human rights reparations, freedom, resilience, determination, contributions of strong women and equality. Visit HERE for full schedule of events.
 

Wegman's Lights on the Lake

Wegman's Lights on the Lake Time: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: 6790 Onondaga Lake Trail , 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 Thanksgiving through the first week of January, this 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.

 

Gingerbread Gallery at Erie Canal Museum

Gingerbread Gallery at Erie Canal Museum Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Erie Canal Museum
Location: 318 Erie Blvd East, Syracuse , NY, 13202
Phone: 1-315-471-0593
Each year the Erie Canal Museum transforms into a festive 1800’s canal town street scene with gingerbread creations on display in storefront windows. In a typical year, we see over 6,000 visitors during the Gingerbread Gallery! It is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 18 through January 8. (10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on December 24 and 31; CLOSED December 25 and January 1)
 

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
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!
 

Buffalo Holiday Market

Buffalo Holiday Market Host/Presenter: Buffalo Holiday Market and Loaded Lumber Buffalo
Location: 223 South Park Ave., Buffalo, NY, 14204
Email: buffaloholidaymarket@gmail.com
OPENING DAY November 25TH: 10AM-9PM
Tuesday-Friday: 3PM-8PM
Saturday & Sunday 10AM-8PM
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.
 

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
: Spectacular light show, timed to music and featuring over a half-million 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!
 

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
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.
 

Fairgrounds Festival of Lights

Fairgrounds Festival of Lights
Location: 5820 South Park Ave., Hamburg, NY, 14075
Phone: 1-716-649-3900
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.
 

Wild Lights at the Wild Center

Wild Lights at the Wild Center Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Host/Presenter: The Wild Center
Location: 45 Museum Dr., Tupper Lake, NY, 12986
Phone: 1-518-359-7800
Open: Fridays and Saturdays from Nov. 25 to Feb. 25 (along with additional select dates)
Wander into the Wild Center's enchanting, illuminated, winter wonderland to explore the sights and sounds of Wild Lights, presented by Merrill L. Thomas, Inc. More than 130 trees are wrapped in colorful lights that illuminate the forest and will transport you to a winter wonderland while a new musical composition from Whatever Penny creates a magical three-dimension dreamy winter soundscape.
Wild Walk: We’ve strung the award-winning Wild Walk in tens of thousands of lights so you can experience the outdoors like never before. New winter installations provide Instagram-worthy photos and opportunities to create lifelong winter memories.
Stickwork: Patrick Dougherty’s “Hopscotch” glows and provides an opportunity for your imagination to run wild.
Indoors: Warm up inside with hot drinks, food, and an opportunity to check out the Living River Trail (otters included!). Interactive light up pieces like an oversized Lite Brite provides fun for kids and a chance for old school nostalgia for adults.
 

Events for December 20

Harriet Tubman Statue Journey to Freedom

Harriet Tubman Statue Journey to Freedom
Location: Ulster County Office Building, 204 Fair St., Kingston, NY, 12401
Phone: 800-342-5826
Email: tourism@co.ulster.ny.us
“Harriet Tubman: Journey to Freedom,” a 9-foot, 2,400-pound bronze sculpture created by internationally recognized artist Wesley Wofford, will be on display at the Ulster County Office Building, 204 Fair St. in Kingston, from November 1, 2022, through January 2, 2023. One of the highlights of the exhibition is the arrival celebration of the sculpture, which will be installed during a program at the Ulster County Office Building on Tuesday, November 1, from 4:30-6:00 p.m. The installation will be a temporary outdoor exhibit at the County Building and will remain on exhibit until January 2, 2023. In addition, a schedule of events spanning two months is will be presented in partnership with local cultural organizations that will celebrate the legacy of Harriet Tubman. These virtual and in-person programs will happen throughout Kingston and Ulster County and will reflect the themes of activism, role models, heroes, human rights reparations, freedom, resilience, determination, contributions of strong women and equality. Visit HERE for full schedule of events.
 

Wegman's Lights on the Lake

Wegman's Lights on the Lake Time: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: 6790 Onondaga Lake Trail , 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 Thanksgiving through the first week of January, this 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.

 

Gingerbread Gallery at Erie Canal Museum

Gingerbread Gallery at Erie Canal Museum Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Erie Canal Museum
Location: 318 Erie Blvd East, Syracuse , NY, 13202
Phone: 1-315-471-0593
Each year the Erie Canal Museum transforms into a festive 1800’s canal town street scene with gingerbread creations on display in storefront windows. In a typical year, we see over 6,000 visitors during the Gingerbread Gallery! It is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 18 through January 8. (10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on December 24 and 31; CLOSED December 25 and January 1)
 

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
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!
 

Buffalo Holiday Market

Buffalo Holiday Market Host/Presenter: Buffalo Holiday Market and Loaded Lumber Buffalo
Location: 223 South Park Ave., Buffalo, NY, 14204
Email: buffaloholidaymarket@gmail.com
OPENING DAY November 25TH: 10AM-9PM
Tuesday-Friday: 3PM-8PM
Saturday & Sunday 10AM-8PM
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.
 

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
: Spectacular light show, timed to music and featuring over a half-million 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
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.
 

Wild Lights at the Wild Center

Wild Lights at the Wild Center Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Host/Presenter: The Wild Center
Location: 45 Museum Dr., Tupper Lake, NY, 12986
Phone: 1-518-359-7800
Open: Fridays and Saturdays from Nov. 25 to Feb. 25 (along with additional select dates)
Wander into the Wild Center's enchanting, illuminated, winter wonderland to explore the sights and sounds of Wild Lights, presented by Merrill L. Thomas, Inc. More than 130 trees are wrapped in colorful lights that illuminate the forest and will transport you to a winter wonderland while a new musical composition from Whatever Penny creates a magical three-dimension dreamy winter soundscape.
Wild Walk: We’ve strung the award-winning Wild Walk in tens of thousands of lights so you can experience the outdoors like never before. New winter installations provide Instagram-worthy photos and opportunities to create lifelong winter memories.
Stickwork: Patrick Dougherty’s “Hopscotch” glows and provides an opportunity for your imagination to run wild.
Indoors: Warm up inside with hot drinks, food, and an opportunity to check out the Living River Trail (otters included!). Interactive light up pieces like an oversized Lite Brite provides fun for kids and a chance for old school nostalgia for adults.
 

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
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!
 

Holiday Afternoon Tea In The Village

Holiday Afternoon Tea In The Village Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Genesee Country Village & Museum
Location: 1410 Flint Hill Road, Mumford, NY, 14511
Phone: 1-585-538-6822
Email: info@gcv.org
Set in Davis Opera Hall bedecked for the holidays, your afternoon also includes a tea etiquette talk by Lyn Somers and a mini-tour of historic Hyde and Hamilton houses. Guests are welcome to stroll through the decorated Village before or after tea, weather permitting! Our Afternoon Tea includes a selection of tea varieties, finger sandwiches, and sweet treats. Guests will also enjoy a tea talk highliting fascinating elements of 19th-century tea-time etiquette. Wine and mimosas will also be available for purchase.
Learn more and purchase tickets today: https://www.gcv.org/event/holiday-tea/
 

Events for December 21

Harriet Tubman Statue Journey to Freedom

Harriet Tubman Statue Journey to Freedom
Location: Ulster County Office Building, 204 Fair St., Kingston, NY, 12401
Phone: 800-342-5826
Email: tourism@co.ulster.ny.us
“Harriet Tubman: Journey to Freedom,” a 9-foot, 2,400-pound bronze sculpture created by internationally recognized artist Wesley Wofford, will be on display at the Ulster County Office Building, 204 Fair St. in Kingston, from November 1, 2022, through January 2, 2023. One of the highlights of the exhibition is the arrival celebration of the sculpture, which will be installed during a program at the Ulster County Office Building on Tuesday, November 1, from 4:30-6:00 p.m. The installation will be a temporary outdoor exhibit at the County Building and will remain on exhibit until January 2, 2023. In addition, a schedule of events spanning two months is will be presented in partnership with local cultural organizations that will celebrate the legacy of Harriet Tubman. These virtual and in-person programs will happen throughout Kingston and Ulster County and will reflect the themes of activism, role models, heroes, human rights reparations, freedom, resilience, determination, contributions of strong women and equality. Visit HERE for full schedule of events.
 

Wegman's Lights on the Lake

Wegman's Lights on the Lake Time: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: 6790 Onondaga Lake Trail , 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 Thanksgiving through the first week of January, this 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.

 

Gingerbread Gallery at Erie Canal Museum

Gingerbread Gallery at Erie Canal Museum Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Erie Canal Museum
Location: 318 Erie Blvd East, Syracuse , NY, 13202
Phone: 1-315-471-0593
Each year the Erie Canal Museum transforms into a festive 1800’s canal town street scene with gingerbread creations on display in storefront windows. In a typical year, we see over 6,000 visitors during the Gingerbread Gallery! It is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 18 through January 8. (10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on December 24 and 31; CLOSED December 25 and January 1)
 

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
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!
 

Buffalo Holiday Market

Buffalo Holiday Market Host/Presenter: Buffalo Holiday Market and Loaded Lumber Buffalo
Location: 223 South Park Ave., Buffalo, NY, 14204
Email: buffaloholidaymarket@gmail.com
OPENING DAY November 25TH: 10AM-9PM
Tuesday-Friday: 3PM-8PM
Saturday & Sunday 10AM-8PM
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.
 

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
: Spectacular light show, timed to music and featuring over a half-million 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
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.
 

Wild Lights at the Wild Center

Wild Lights at the Wild Center Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Host/Presenter: The Wild Center
Location: 45 Museum Dr., Tupper Lake, NY, 12986
Phone: 1-518-359-7800
Open: Fridays and Saturdays from Nov. 25 to Feb. 25 (along with additional select dates)
Wander into the Wild Center's enchanting, illuminated, winter wonderland to explore the sights and sounds of Wild Lights, presented by Merrill L. Thomas, Inc. More than 130 trees are wrapped in colorful lights that illuminate the forest and will transport you to a winter wonderland while a new musical composition from Whatever Penny creates a magical three-dimension dreamy winter soundscape.
Wild Walk: We’ve strung the award-winning Wild Walk in tens of thousands of lights so you can experience the outdoors like never before. New winter installations provide Instagram-worthy photos and opportunities to create lifelong winter memories.
Stickwork: Patrick Dougherty’s “Hopscotch” glows and provides an opportunity for your imagination to run wild.
Indoors: Warm up inside with hot drinks, food, and an opportunity to check out the Living River Trail (otters included!). Interactive light up pieces like an oversized Lite Brite provides fun for kids and a chance for old school nostalgia for adults.
 

Seward House Museum Candlelight Tours

Seward House Museum Candlelight Tours Time: 6:00 PM
Location: 33 South St., Auburn, NY, 13021
Phone: 1-315-252-1283
Experience a full Victorian Christmas with all the trimmings and trappings. Costumed guides lead candlelit tours of the home, which is decorated in holiday splendor by local florists. As you learn about Christmas traditions of the Sewards, actors will be portraying various members of the family who emerge to share heart-warming holiday memories gleaned from their letters and diaries. The evening ends with timeless carols sung around the family’s 1872 Steinway piano.

There are two tours each night at 6pm and 7pm. Admission is $15 for adults, $8 for children (12 and younger). Space is limited. Reservations required. To register, please call the Museum or visit sewardhouse.org.
 

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
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.
 

Denizen Theatre presents “An Act of God"

Denizen Theatre presents “An Act of God" Time: 7:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Denizen Theatre
Location: Water Street Market, 10 Main Street, Suite 501, New Paltz, NY, 12561
Phone: 845-437-8393
Email: information@denizentheatre.com
A sinfully funny new play where the Almighty and His devoted Angels answer some of the deepest questions that have plagued mankind since Creation.This hilarious 80-minute comedy is “written by God” and transcribed by 13-time Emmy® Award winner David Javerbaum.
 

Winter Solstice Hike (On Solstice)

Winter Solstice Hike (On Solstice) Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: 4007 Bishop Hill Rd., Marcellus, NY, 13108
Phone: 315-673-1350
Email: info@baltimorewoods.org
The winter solstice, with only nine hours of sunlight during the day, transforms our world into a quiet moon-lit wonderland at night. While it can be easy to forget in the dark, the winter solstice is truly a night of beginnings. Come for a tranquil lantern-lit walk, the night of the winter solstice, to discover and celebrate the promise of longer days ahead.

This program is designed for ages 8 and up.
Come prepared for the weather.
This will be a night hike, and snowshoes will be provided if necessary. We will be hiking on hilly trails.
 

Holiday Afternoon Tea In The Village

Holiday Afternoon Tea In The Village Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Genesee Country Village & Museum
Location: 1410 Flint Hill Road, Mumford, NY, 14511
Phone: 1-585-538-6822
Email: info@gcv.org
Set in Davis Opera Hall bedecked for the holidays, your afternoon also includes a tea etiquette talk by Lyn Somers and a mini-tour of historic Hyde and Hamilton houses. Guests are welcome to stroll through the decorated Village before or after tea, weather permitting! Our Afternoon Tea includes a selection of tea varieties, finger sandwiches, and sweet treats. Guests will also enjoy a tea talk highliting fascinating elements of 19th-century tea-time etiquette. Wine and mimosas will also be available for purchase.
Learn more and purchase tickets today: https://www.gcv.org/event/holiday-tea/
 

Events for December 22

Harriet Tubman Statue Journey to Freedom

Harriet Tubman Statue Journey to Freedom
Location: Ulster County Office Building, 204 Fair St., Kingston, NY, 12401
Phone: 800-342-5826
Email: tourism@co.ulster.ny.us
“Harriet Tubman: Journey to Freedom,” a 9-foot, 2,400-pound bronze sculpture created by internationally recognized artist Wesley Wofford, will be on display at the Ulster County Office Building, 204 Fair St. in Kingston, from November 1, 2022, through January 2, 2023. One of the highlights of the exhibition is the arrival celebration of the sculpture, which will be installed during a program at the Ulster County Office Building on Tuesday, November 1, from 4:30-6:00 p.m. The installation will be a temporary outdoor exhibit at the County Building and will remain on exhibit until January 2, 2023. In addition, a schedule of events spanning two months is will be presented in partnership with local cultural organizations that will celebrate the legacy of Harriet Tubman. These virtual and in-person programs will happen throughout Kingston and Ulster County and will reflect the themes of activism, role models, heroes, human rights reparations, freedom, resilience, determination, contributions of strong women and equality. Visit HERE for full schedule of events.
 

Wegman's Lights on the Lake

Wegman's Lights on the Lake Time: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: 6790 Onondaga Lake Trail , 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 Thanksgiving through the first week of January, this 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.

 

Gingerbread Gallery at Erie Canal Museum

Gingerbread Gallery at Erie Canal Museum Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Erie Canal Museum
Location: 318 Erie Blvd East, Syracuse , NY, 13202
Phone: 1-315-471-0593
Each year the Erie Canal Museum transforms into a festive 1800’s canal town street scene with gingerbread creations on display in storefront windows. In a typical year, we see over 6,000 visitors during the Gingerbread Gallery! It is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 18 through January 8. (10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on December 24 and 31; CLOSED December 25 and January 1)
 

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
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!
 

Buffalo Holiday Market

Buffalo Holiday Market Host/Presenter: Buffalo Holiday Market and Loaded Lumber Buffalo
Location: 223 South Park Ave., Buffalo, NY, 14204
Email: buffaloholidaymarket@gmail.com
OPENING DAY November 25TH: 10AM-9PM
Tuesday-Friday: 3PM-8PM
Saturday & Sunday 10AM-8PM
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.
 

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
: Spectacular light show, timed to music and featuring over a half-million 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
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.
 

Wild Lights at the Wild Center

Wild Lights at the Wild Center Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Host/Presenter: The Wild Center
Location: 45 Museum Dr., Tupper Lake, NY, 12986
Phone: 1-518-359-7800
Open: Fridays and Saturdays from Nov. 25 to Feb. 25 (along with additional select dates)
Wander into the Wild Center's enchanting, illuminated, winter wonderland to explore the sights and sounds of Wild Lights, presented by Merrill L. Thomas, Inc. More than 130 trees are wrapped in colorful lights that illuminate the forest and will transport you to a winter wonderland while a new musical composition from Whatever Penny creates a magical three-dimension dreamy winter soundscape.
Wild Walk: We’ve strung the award-winning Wild Walk in tens of thousands of lights so you can experience the outdoors like never before. New winter installations provide Instagram-worthy photos and opportunities to create lifelong winter memories.
Stickwork: Patrick Dougherty’s “Hopscotch” glows and provides an opportunity for your imagination to run wild.
Indoors: Warm up inside with hot drinks, food, and an opportunity to check out the Living River Trail (otters included!). Interactive light up pieces like an oversized Lite Brite provides fun for kids and a chance for old school nostalgia for adults.
 

Seward House Museum Candlelight Tours

Seward House Museum Candlelight Tours Time: 6:00 PM
Location: 33 South St., Auburn, NY, 13021
Phone: 1-315-252-1283
Experience a full Victorian Christmas with all the trimmings and trappings. Costumed guides lead candlelit tours of the home, which is decorated in holiday splendor by local florists. As you learn about Christmas traditions of the Sewards, actors will be portraying various members of the family who emerge to share heart-warming holiday memories gleaned from their letters and diaries. The evening ends with timeless carols sung around the family’s 1872 Steinway piano.

There are two tours each night at 6pm and 7pm. Admission is $15 for adults, $8 for children (12 and younger). Space is limited. Reservations required. To register, please call the Museum or visit sewardhouse.org.
 

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
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.
 

Denizen Theatre presents “An Act of God"

Denizen Theatre presents “An Act of God" Time: 7:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Denizen Theatre
Location: Water Street Market, 10 Main Street, Suite 501, New Paltz, NY, 12561
Phone: 845-437-8393
Email: information@denizentheatre.com
A sinfully funny new play where the Almighty and His devoted Angels answer some of the deepest questions that have plagued mankind since Creation.This hilarious 80-minute comedy is “written by God” and transcribed by 13-time Emmy® Award winner David Javerbaum.
 

Jungle Bells: Holiday Lights

Jungle Bells: Holiday Lights Time: 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Animal Adventure Park
Location: 85 Martin Hill Road, Harpursville, NY, 13787
Email: guestservices@theanimaladventurepark.com
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 & Saturday from 5 - 9 pm! He said he will be happy to say "Ho Ho Hello" & snap a photo with our guests!
 

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
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!
 

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; Thursday - December 22 Starting at 6:00pm

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, 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.
 

Trans-Siberian Orchestra - The Ghosts Of Christmas Eve

Trans-Siberian Orchestra - The Ghosts Of Christmas Eve Time: 3:00 PM
Location: KeyBank Center, One Seymour H. Knox III Plaza, Buffalo, NY, 14203
Phone: 716-855-4100
Email: info@keybankcenter.com
Celebrate Christmas with the multi-platinum, progressive rock group Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s allegorical rock opera, featuring Ossie Davis, Jewel and Michael Crawford in a story of a runaway girl who turns her life around on a snowy Christmas Eve. From TSO producer/writer/guitarist Paul O’Neill, along with long-time collaborators Jon Oliva and Bob Kinkel.
 

Events for December 23

Harriet Tubman Statue Journey to Freedom

Harriet Tubman Statue Journey to Freedom
Location: Ulster County Office Building, 204 Fair St., Kingston, NY, 12401
Phone: 800-342-5826
Email: tourism@co.ulster.ny.us
“Harriet Tubman: Journey to Freedom,” a 9-foot, 2,400-pound bronze sculpture created by internationally recognized artist Wesley Wofford, will be on display at the Ulster County Office Building, 204 Fair St. in Kingston, from November 1, 2022, through January 2, 2023. One of the highlights of the exhibition is the arrival celebration of the sculpture, which will be installed during a program at the Ulster County Office Building on Tuesday, November 1, from 4:30-6:00 p.m. The installation will be a temporary outdoor exhibit at the County Building and will remain on exhibit until January 2, 2023. In addition, a schedule of events spanning two months is will be presented in partnership with local cultural organizations that will celebrate the legacy of Harriet Tubman. These virtual and in-person programs will happen throughout Kingston and Ulster County and will reflect the themes of activism, role models, heroes, human rights reparations, freedom, resilience, determination, contributions of strong women and equality. Visit HERE for full schedule of events.
 

Wegman's Lights on the Lake

Wegman's Lights on the Lake Time: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: 6790 Onondaga Lake Trail , 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 Thanksgiving through the first week of January, this 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.

 

Gingerbread Gallery at Erie Canal Museum

Gingerbread Gallery at Erie Canal Museum Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Erie Canal Museum
Location: 318 Erie Blvd East, Syracuse , NY, 13202
Phone: 1-315-471-0593
Each year the Erie Canal Museum transforms into a festive 1800’s canal town street scene with gingerbread creations on display in storefront windows. In a typical year, we see over 6,000 visitors during the Gingerbread Gallery! It is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 18 through January 8. (10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on December 24 and 31; CLOSED December 25 and January 1)
 

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
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!
 

Buffalo Holiday Market

Buffalo Holiday Market Host/Presenter: Buffalo Holiday Market and Loaded Lumber Buffalo
Location: 223 South Park Ave., Buffalo, NY, 14204
Email: buffaloholidaymarket@gmail.com
OPENING DAY November 25TH: 10AM-9PM
Tuesday-Friday: 3PM-8PM
Saturday & Sunday 10AM-8PM
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.
 

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
: Spectacular light show, timed to music and featuring over a half-million 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
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.
 

Wild Lights at the Wild Center

Wild Lights at the Wild Center Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Host/Presenter: The Wild Center
Location: 45 Museum Dr., Tupper Lake, NY, 12986
Phone: 1-518-359-7800
Open: Fridays and Saturdays from Nov. 25 to Feb. 25 (along with additional select dates)
Wander into the Wild Center's enchanting, illuminated, winter wonderland to explore the sights and sounds of Wild Lights, presented by Merrill L. Thomas, Inc. More than 130 trees are wrapped in colorful lights that illuminate the forest and will transport you to a winter wonderland while a new musical composition from Whatever Penny creates a magical three-dimension dreamy winter soundscape.
Wild Walk: We’ve strung the award-winning Wild Walk in tens of thousands of lights so you can experience the outdoors like never before. New winter installations provide Instagram-worthy photos and opportunities to create lifelong winter memories.
Stickwork: Patrick Dougherty’s “Hopscotch” glows and provides an opportunity for your imagination to run wild.
Indoors: Warm up inside with hot drinks, food, and an opportunity to check out the Living River Trail (otters included!). Interactive light up pieces like an oversized Lite Brite provides fun for kids and a chance for old school nostalgia for adults.
 

Seward House Museum Candlelight Tours

Seward House Museum Candlelight Tours Time: 6:00 PM
Location: 33 South St., Auburn, NY, 13021
Phone: 1-315-252-1283
Experience a full Victorian Christmas with all the trimmings and trappings. Costumed guides lead candlelit tours of the home, which is decorated in holiday splendor by local florists. As you learn about Christmas traditions of the Sewards, actors will be portraying various members of the family who emerge to share heart-warming holiday memories gleaned from their letters and diaries. The evening ends with timeless carols sung around the family’s 1872 Steinway piano.

There are two tours each night at 6pm and 7pm. Admission is $15 for adults, $8 for children (12 and younger). Space is limited. Reservations required. To register, please call the Museum or visit sewardhouse.org.
 

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
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.
 

Denizen Theatre presents “An Act of God"

Denizen Theatre presents “An Act of God" Time: 7:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Denizen Theatre
Location: Water Street Market, 10 Main Street, Suite 501, New Paltz, NY, 12561
Phone: 845-437-8393
Email: information@denizentheatre.com
A sinfully funny new play where the Almighty and His devoted Angels answer some of the deepest questions that have plagued mankind since Creation.This hilarious 80-minute comedy is “written by God” and transcribed by 13-time Emmy® Award winner David Javerbaum.
 

Jungle Bells: Holiday Lights

Jungle Bells: Holiday Lights Time: 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Animal Adventure Park
Location: 85 Martin Hill Road, Harpursville, NY, 13787
Email: guestservices@theanimaladventurepark.com
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 & Saturday from 5 - 9 pm! He said he will be happy to say "Ho Ho Hello" & snap a photo with our guests!
 

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; Thursday - December 22 Starting at 6:00pm

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, 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.
 

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
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!
 

An Evening with Judy Collins: Holidays & Hits Tour

An Evening with Judy Collins: Holidays & Hits Tour Time: 8:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Riviera Theater
Location: 67 Webster Street, North Tonawanda, NY, 14120
Phone: 716-692-2413
Judy Collins has inspired audiences with sublime vocals, boldly vulnerable songwriting, personal life triumphs, and a firm commitment to social activism. In the 1960s, she evoked both the idealism and steely determination of a generation united against social and environmental injustices. Five decades later, her luminescent presence shines brightly as new generations bask in the glow of her iconic 55-album body of work, and heed inspiration from her spiritual discipline to thrive in the music industry for half a century.
 

Events for December 24

Harriet Tubman Statue Journey to Freedom

Harriet Tubman Statue Journey to Freedom
Location: Ulster County Office Building, 204 Fair St., Kingston, NY, 12401
Phone: 800-342-5826
Email: tourism@co.ulster.ny.us
“Harriet Tubman: Journey to Freedom,” a 9-foot, 2,400-pound bronze sculpture created by internationally recognized artist Wesley Wofford, will be on display at the Ulster County Office Building, 204 Fair St. in Kingston, from November 1, 2022, through January 2, 2023. One of the highlights of the exhibition is the arrival celebration of the sculpture, which will be installed during a program at the Ulster County Office Building on Tuesday, November 1, from 4:30-6:00 p.m. The installation will be a temporary outdoor exhibit at the County Building and will remain on exhibit until January 2, 2023. In addition, a schedule of events spanning two months is will be presented in partnership with local cultural organizations that will celebrate the legacy of Harriet Tubman. These virtual and in-person programs will happen throughout Kingston and Ulster County and will reflect the themes of activism, role models, heroes, human rights reparations, freedom, resilience, determination, contributions of strong women and equality. Visit HERE for full schedule of events.
 

Wegman's Lights on the Lake

Wegman's Lights on the Lake Time: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: 6790 Onondaga Lake Trail , 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 Thanksgiving through the first week of January, this 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.

 

Gingerbread Gallery at Erie Canal Museum

Gingerbread Gallery at Erie Canal Museum Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Erie Canal Museum
Location: 318 Erie Blvd East, Syracuse , NY, 13202
Phone: 1-315-471-0593
Each year the Erie Canal Museum transforms into a festive 1800’s canal town street scene with gingerbread creations on display in storefront windows. In a typical year, we see over 6,000 visitors during the Gingerbread Gallery! It is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 18 through January 8. (10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on December 24 and 31; CLOSED December 25 and January 1)
 

Dickens Christmas

Dickens Christmas Time: 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: Genesee, Jordan and Fennell streets, Skaneateles, NY, 13152
Phone: 315-685-0552
Email: info@skaneateles.com
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. 18, 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 December 25

Harriet Tubman Statue Journey to Freedom

Harriet Tubman Statue Journey to Freedom
Location: Ulster County Office Building, 204 Fair St., Kingston, NY, 12401
Phone: 800-342-5826
Email: tourism@co.ulster.ny.us
“Harriet Tubman: Journey to Freedom,” a 9-foot, 2,400-pound bronze sculpture created by internationally recognized artist Wesley Wofford, will be on display at the Ulster County Office Building, 204 Fair St. in Kingston, from November 1, 2022, through January 2, 2023. One of the highlights of the exhibition is the arrival celebration of the sculpture, which will be installed during a program at the Ulster County Office Building on Tuesday, November 1, from 4:30-6:00 p.m. The installation will be a temporary outdoor exhibit at the County Building and will remain on exhibit until January 2, 2023. In addition, a schedule of events spanning two months is will be presented in partnership with local cultural organizations that will celebrate the legacy of Harriet Tubman. These virtual and in-person programs will happen throughout Kingston and Ulster County and will reflect the themes of activism, role models, heroes, human rights reparations, freedom, resilience, determination, contributions of strong women and equality. Visit HERE for full schedule of events.
 

Wegman's Lights on the Lake

Wegman's Lights on the Lake Time: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: 6790 Onondaga Lake Trail , 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 Thanksgiving through the first week of January, this 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.

 

Gingerbread Gallery at Erie Canal Museum

Gingerbread Gallery at Erie Canal Museum Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Erie Canal Museum
Location: 318 Erie Blvd East, Syracuse , NY, 13202
Phone: 1-315-471-0593
Each year the Erie Canal Museum transforms into a festive 1800’s canal town street scene with gingerbread creations on display in storefront windows. In a typical year, we see over 6,000 visitors during the Gingerbread Gallery! It is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 18 through January 8. (10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on December 24 and 31; CLOSED December 25 and January 1)
 

Events for December 26

Harriet Tubman Statue Journey to Freedom

Harriet Tubman Statue Journey to Freedom
Location: Ulster County Office Building, 204 Fair St., Kingston, NY, 12401
Phone: 800-342-5826
Email: tourism@co.ulster.ny.us
“Harriet Tubman: Journey to Freedom,” a 9-foot, 2,400-pound bronze sculpture created by internationally recognized artist Wesley Wofford, will be on display at the Ulster County Office Building, 204 Fair St. in Kingston, from November 1, 2022, through January 2, 2023. One of the highlights of the exhibition is the arrival celebration of the sculpture, which will be installed during a program at the Ulster County Office Building on Tuesday, November 1, from 4:30-6:00 p.m. The installation will be a temporary outdoor exhibit at the County Building and will remain on exhibit until January 2, 2023. In addition, a schedule of events spanning two months is will be presented in partnership with local cultural organizations that will celebrate the legacy of Harriet Tubman. These virtual and in-person programs will happen throughout Kingston and Ulster County and will reflect the themes of activism, role models, heroes, human rights reparations, freedom, resilience, determination, contributions of strong women and equality. Visit HERE for full schedule of events.
 

Wegman's Lights on the Lake

Wegman's Lights on the Lake Time: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: 6790 Onondaga Lake Trail , 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 Thanksgiving through the first week of January, this 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.

 

Gingerbread Gallery at Erie Canal Museum

Gingerbread Gallery at Erie Canal Museum Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Erie Canal Museum
Location: 318 Erie Blvd East, Syracuse , NY, 13202
Phone: 1-315-471-0593
Each year the Erie Canal Museum transforms into a festive 1800’s canal town street scene with gingerbread creations on display in storefront windows. In a typical year, we see over 6,000 visitors during the Gingerbread Gallery! It is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 18 through January 8. (10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on December 24 and 31; CLOSED December 25 and January 1)
 

Jungle Bells: Holiday Lights

Jungle Bells: Holiday Lights Time: 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Animal Adventure Park
Location: 85 Martin Hill Road, Harpursville, NY, 13787
Email: guestservices@theanimaladventurepark.com
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 & Saturday from 5 - 9 pm! He said he will be happy to say "Ho Ho Hello" & snap a photo with our guests!
 

Wild Lights at the Wild Center

Wild Lights at the Wild Center Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Host/Presenter: The Wild Center
Location: 45 Museum Dr., Tupper Lake, NY, 12986
Phone: 1-518-359-7800
Open: Fridays and Saturdays from Nov. 25 to Feb. 25 (along with additional select dates)
Wander into the Wild Center's enchanting, illuminated, winter wonderland to explore the sights and sounds of Wild Lights, presented by Merrill L. Thomas, Inc. More than 130 trees are wrapped in colorful lights that illuminate the forest and will transport you to a winter wonderland while a new musical composition from Whatever Penny creates a magical three-dimension dreamy winter soundscape.
Wild Walk: We’ve strung the award-winning Wild Walk in tens of thousands of lights so you can experience the outdoors like never before. New winter installations provide Instagram-worthy photos and opportunities to create lifelong winter memories.
Stickwork: Patrick Dougherty’s “Hopscotch” glows and provides an opportunity for your imagination to run wild.
Indoors: Warm up inside with hot drinks, food, and an opportunity to check out the Living River Trail (otters included!). Interactive light up pieces like an oversized Lite Brite provides fun for kids and a chance for old school nostalgia for adults.
 

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
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.
 

Events for December 27

Harriet Tubman Statue Journey to Freedom

Harriet Tubman Statue Journey to Freedom
Location: Ulster County Office Building, 204 Fair St., Kingston, NY, 12401
Phone: 800-342-5826
Email: tourism@co.ulster.ny.us
“Harriet Tubman: Journey to Freedom,” a 9-foot, 2,400-pound bronze sculpture created by internationally recognized artist Wesley Wofford, will be on display at the Ulster County Office Building, 204 Fair St. in Kingston, from November 1, 2022, through January 2, 2023. One of the highlights of the exhibition is the arrival celebration of the sculpture, which will be installed during a program at the Ulster County Office Building on Tuesday, November 1, from 4:30-6:00 p.m. The installation will be a temporary outdoor exhibit at the County Building and will remain on exhibit until January 2, 2023. In addition, a schedule of events spanning two months is will be presented in partnership with local cultural organizations that will celebrate the legacy of Harriet Tubman. These virtual and in-person programs will happen throughout Kingston and Ulster County and will reflect the themes of activism, role models, heroes, human rights reparations, freedom, resilience, determination, contributions of strong women and equality. Visit HERE for full schedule of events.
 

Wegman's Lights on the Lake

Wegman's Lights on the Lake Time: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: 6790 Onondaga Lake Trail , 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 Thanksgiving through the first week of January, this 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.

 

Gingerbread Gallery at Erie Canal Museum

Gingerbread Gallery at Erie Canal Museum Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Erie Canal Museum
Location: 318 Erie Blvd East, Syracuse , NY, 13202
Phone: 1-315-471-0593
Each year the Erie Canal Museum transforms into a festive 1800’s canal town street scene with gingerbread creations on display in storefront windows. In a typical year, we see over 6,000 visitors during the Gingerbread Gallery! It is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 18 through January 8. (10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on December 24 and 31; CLOSED December 25 and January 1)
 

Wild Lights at the Wild Center

Wild Lights at the Wild Center Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Host/Presenter: The Wild Center
Location: 45 Museum Dr., Tupper Lake, NY, 12986
Phone: 1-518-359-7800
Open: Fridays and Saturdays from Nov. 25 to Feb. 25 (along with additional select dates)
Wander into the Wild Center's enchanting, illuminated, winter wonderland to explore the sights and sounds of Wild Lights, presented by Merrill L. Thomas, Inc. More than 130 trees are wrapped in colorful lights that illuminate the forest and will transport you to a winter wonderland while a new musical composition from Whatever Penny creates a magical three-dimension dreamy winter soundscape.
Wild Walk: We’ve strung the award-winning Wild Walk in tens of thousands of lights so you can experience the outdoors like never before. New winter installations provide Instagram-worthy photos and opportunities to create lifelong winter memories.
Stickwork: Patrick Dougherty’s “Hopscotch” glows and provides an opportunity for your imagination to run wild.
Indoors: Warm up inside with hot drinks, food, and an opportunity to check out the Living River Trail (otters included!). Interactive light up pieces like an oversized Lite Brite provides fun for kids and a chance for old school nostalgia for adults.
 

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
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.
 

Jungle Bells: Holiday Lights

Jungle Bells: Holiday Lights Time: 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Animal Adventure Park
Location: 85 Martin Hill Road, Harpursville, NY, 13787
Email: guestservices@theanimaladventurepark.com
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 & Saturday from 5 - 9 pm! He said he will be happy to say "Ho Ho Hello" & snap a photo with our guests!
 

Events for December 28

Harriet Tubman Statue Journey to Freedom

Harriet Tubman Statue Journey to Freedom
Location: Ulster County Office Building, 204 Fair St., Kingston, NY, 12401
Phone: 800-342-5826
Email: tourism@co.ulster.ny.us
“Harriet Tubman: Journey to Freedom,” a 9-foot, 2,400-pound bronze sculpture created by internationally recognized artist Wesley Wofford, will be on display at the Ulster County Office Building, 204 Fair St. in Kingston, from November 1, 2022, through January 2, 2023. One of the highlights of the exhibition is the arrival celebration of the sculpture, which will be installed during a program at the Ulster County Office Building on Tuesday, November 1, from 4:30-6:00 p.m. The installation will be a temporary outdoor exhibit at the County Building and will remain on exhibit until January 2, 2023. In addition, a schedule of events spanning two months is will be presented in partnership with local cultural organizations that will celebrate the legacy of Harriet Tubman. These virtual and in-person programs will happen throughout Kingston and Ulster County and will reflect the themes of activism, role models, heroes, human rights reparations, freedom, resilience, determination, contributions of strong women and equality. Visit HERE for full schedule of events.
 

Wegman's Lights on the Lake

Wegman's Lights on the Lake Time: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: 6790 Onondaga Lake Trail , 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 Thanksgiving through the first week of January, this 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.

 

Gingerbread Gallery at Erie Canal Museum

Gingerbread Gallery at Erie Canal Museum Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Erie Canal Museum
Location: 318 Erie Blvd East, Syracuse , NY, 13202
Phone: 1-315-471-0593
Each year the Erie Canal Museum transforms into a festive 1800’s canal town street scene with gingerbread creations on display in storefront windows. In a typical year, we see over 6,000 visitors during the Gingerbread Gallery! It is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 18 through January 8. (10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on December 24 and 31; CLOSED December 25 and January 1)
 

Wild Lights at the Wild Center

Wild Lights at the Wild Center Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Host/Presenter: The Wild Center
Location: 45 Museum Dr., Tupper Lake, NY, 12986
Phone: 1-518-359-7800
Open: Fridays and Saturdays from Nov. 25 to Feb. 25 (along with additional select dates)
Wander into the Wild Center's enchanting, illuminated, winter wonderland to explore the sights and sounds of Wild Lights, presented by Merrill L. Thomas, Inc. More than 130 trees are wrapped in colorful lights that illuminate the forest and will transport you to a winter wonderland while a new musical composition from Whatever Penny creates a magical three-dimension dreamy winter soundscape.
Wild Walk: We’ve strung the award-winning Wild Walk in tens of thousands of lights so you can experience the outdoors like never before. New winter installations provide Instagram-worthy photos and opportunities to create lifelong winter memories.
Stickwork: Patrick Dougherty’s “Hopscotch” glows and provides an opportunity for your imagination to run wild.
Indoors: Warm up inside with hot drinks, food, and an opportunity to check out the Living River Trail (otters included!). Interactive light up pieces like an oversized Lite Brite provides fun for kids and a chance for old school nostalgia for adults.
 

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
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.
 

Jungle Bells: Holiday Lights

Jungle Bells: Holiday Lights Time: 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Animal Adventure Park
Location: 85 Martin Hill Road, Harpursville, NY, 13787
Email: guestservices@theanimaladventurepark.com
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 & Saturday from 5 - 9 pm! He said he will be happy to say "Ho Ho Hello" & snap a photo with our guests!
 

Events for December 29

Harriet Tubman Statue Journey to Freedom

Harriet Tubman Statue Journey to Freedom
Location: Ulster County Office Building, 204 Fair St., Kingston, NY, 12401
Phone: 800-342-5826
Email: tourism@co.ulster.ny.us
“Harriet Tubman: Journey to Freedom,” a 9-foot, 2,400-pound bronze sculpture created by internationally recognized artist Wesley Wofford, will be on display at the Ulster County Office Building, 204 Fair St. in Kingston, from November 1, 2022, through January 2, 2023. One of the highlights of the exhibition is the arrival celebration of the sculpture, which will be installed during a program at the Ulster County Office Building on Tuesday, November 1, from 4:30-6:00 p.m. The installation will be a temporary outdoor exhibit at the County Building and will remain on exhibit until January 2, 2023. In addition, a schedule of events spanning two months is will be presented in partnership with local cultural organizations that will celebrate the legacy of Harriet Tubman. These virtual and in-person programs will happen throughout Kingston and Ulster County and will reflect the themes of activism, role models, heroes, human rights reparations, freedom, resilience, determination, contributions of strong women and equality. Visit HERE for full schedule of events.
 

Wegman's Lights on the Lake

Wegman's Lights on the Lake Time: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: 6790 Onondaga Lake Trail , 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 Thanksgiving through the first week of January, this 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.

 

Gingerbread Gallery at Erie Canal Museum

Gingerbread Gallery at Erie Canal Museum Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Erie Canal Museum
Location: 318 Erie Blvd East, Syracuse , NY, 13202
Phone: 1-315-471-0593
Each year the Erie Canal Museum transforms into a festive 1800’s canal town street scene with gingerbread creations on display in storefront windows. In a typical year, we see over 6,000 visitors during the Gingerbread Gallery! It is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 18 through January 8. (10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on December 24 and 31; CLOSED December 25 and January 1)
 

Wild Lights at the Wild Center

Wild Lights at the Wild Center Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Host/Presenter: The Wild Center
Location: 45 Museum Dr., Tupper Lake, NY, 12986
Phone: 1-518-359-7800
Open: Fridays and Saturdays from Nov. 25 to Feb. 25 (along with additional select dates)
Wander into the Wild Center's enchanting, illuminated, winter wonderland to explore the sights and sounds of Wild Lights, presented by Merrill L. Thomas, Inc. More than 130 trees are wrapped in colorful lights that illuminate the forest and will transport you to a winter wonderland while a new musical composition from Whatever Penny creates a magical three-dimension dreamy winter soundscape.
Wild Walk: We’ve strung the award-winning Wild Walk in tens of thousands of lights so you can experience the outdoors like never before. New winter installations provide Instagram-worthy photos and opportunities to create lifelong winter memories.
Stickwork: Patrick Dougherty’s “Hopscotch” glows and provides an opportunity for your imagination to run wild.
Indoors: Warm up inside with hot drinks, food, and an opportunity to check out the Living River Trail (otters included!). Interactive light up pieces like an oversized Lite Brite provides fun for kids and a chance for old school nostalgia for adults.
 

Jungle Bells: Holiday Lights

Jungle Bells: Holiday Lights Time: 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Animal Adventure Park
Location: 85 Martin Hill Road, Harpursville, NY, 13787
Email: guestservices@theanimaladventurepark.com
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 & Saturday from 5 - 9 pm! He said he will be happy to say "Ho Ho Hello" & snap a photo with our guests!
 

Events for December 30

Harriet Tubman Statue Journey to Freedom

Harriet Tubman Statue Journey to Freedom
Location: Ulster County Office Building, 204 Fair St., Kingston, NY, 12401
Phone: 800-342-5826
Email: tourism@co.ulster.ny.us
“Harriet Tubman: Journey to Freedom,” a 9-foot, 2,400-pound bronze sculpture created by internationally recognized artist Wesley Wofford, will be on display at the Ulster County Office Building, 204 Fair St. in Kingston, from November 1, 2022, through January 2, 2023. One of the highlights of the exhibition is the arrival celebration of the sculpture, which will be installed during a program at the Ulster County Office Building on Tuesday, November 1, from 4:30-6:00 p.m. The installation will be a temporary outdoor exhibit at the County Building and will remain on exhibit until January 2, 2023. In addition, a schedule of events spanning two months is will be presented in partnership with local cultural organizations that will celebrate the legacy of Harriet Tubman. These virtual and in-person programs will happen throughout Kingston and Ulster County and will reflect the themes of activism, role models, heroes, human rights reparations, freedom, resilience, determination, contributions of strong women and equality. Visit HERE for full schedule of events.
 

Wegman's Lights on the Lake

Wegman's Lights on the Lake Time: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: 6790 Onondaga Lake Trail , 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 Thanksgiving through the first week of January, this 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.

 

Gingerbread Gallery at Erie Canal Museum

Gingerbread Gallery at Erie Canal Museum Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Erie Canal Museum
Location: 318 Erie Blvd East, Syracuse , NY, 13202
Phone: 1-315-471-0593
Each year the Erie Canal Museum transforms into a festive 1800’s canal town street scene with gingerbread creations on display in storefront windows. In a typical year, we see over 6,000 visitors during the Gingerbread Gallery! It is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 18 through January 8. (10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on December 24 and 31; CLOSED December 25 and January 1)
 

Wild Lights at the Wild Center

Wild Lights at the Wild Center Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Host/Presenter: The Wild Center
Location: 45 Museum Dr., Tupper Lake, NY, 12986
Phone: 1-518-359-7800
Open: Fridays and Saturdays from Nov. 25 to Feb. 25 (along with additional select dates)
Wander into the Wild Center's enchanting, illuminated, winter wonderland to explore the sights and sounds of Wild Lights, presented by Merrill L. Thomas, Inc. More than 130 trees are wrapped in colorful lights that illuminate the forest and will transport you to a winter wonderland while a new musical composition from Whatever Penny creates a magical three-dimension dreamy winter soundscape.
Wild Walk: We’ve strung the award-winning Wild Walk in tens of thousands of lights so you can experience the outdoors like never before. New winter installations provide Instagram-worthy photos and opportunities to create lifelong winter memories.
Stickwork: Patrick Dougherty’s “Hopscotch” glows and provides an opportunity for your imagination to run wild.
Indoors: Warm up inside with hot drinks, food, and an opportunity to check out the Living River Trail (otters included!). Interactive light up pieces like an oversized Lite Brite provides fun for kids and a chance for old school nostalgia for adults.
 

Jungle Bells: Holiday Lights

Jungle Bells: Holiday Lights Time: 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Animal Adventure Park
Location: 85 Martin Hill Road, Harpursville, NY, 13787
Email: guestservices@theanimaladventurepark.com
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 & Saturday from 5 - 9 pm! He said he will be happy to say "Ho Ho Hello" & snap a photo with our guests!
 

Disney on Ice presents Mickey and Friends

Disney on Ice presents Mickey and Friends Host/Presenter: Upstate Medical Arena at The Oncenter War Memorial
Location: 515 Montgomery St., Syracuse, NY, 13202
Phone: 315-435-8000
Mickey Mouse is joined by Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy on a journey to discover his favorite memory of all time. Using Mickey’s “Mouse Pad,” show hosts encourage fans to be part of the action and help the gang venture though Disney stories, sharing memorable moments from treasured tales. Along the way, families sail away with Moana as she displays courage to save her island on a high-seas adventure with the demigod, Maui. Families will continue the journey to the wintry world of Arendelle as royal sisters Anna and Elsa discover true love is the most powerful magic of all and experience the mysterious magic of Fantasia as a Sorcerer’s Apprentice makes brooms come to life. “Live Your Story” alongside Disney Princesses as they use perseverance, determination and hard work to inspire Mickey and children around the world to share their favorite Disney memories.

 

New Year's Weekend at Ashokan

New Year's Weekend at Ashokan
Location: 477 Beaverkill Road, Olivebridge, NY, 12461
Phone: 845-657-8333;
A fun-filled three-day weekend of music and dance classes, evening dance parties, sing-alongs and jams. Lodging is a separate fee. If you are unable to attend the whole weekend, you can still buy tickets for New Year’s Eve Dinner & Dance.
 

Events for December 31

Harriet Tubman Statue Journey to Freedom

Harriet Tubman Statue Journey to Freedom
Location: Ulster County Office Building, 204 Fair St., Kingston, NY, 12401
Phone: 800-342-5826
Email: tourism@co.ulster.ny.us
“Harriet Tubman: Journey to Freedom,” a 9-foot, 2,400-pound bronze sculpture created by internationally recognized artist Wesley Wofford, will be on display at the Ulster County Office Building, 204 Fair St. in Kingston, from November 1, 2022, through January 2, 2023. One of the highlights of the exhibition is the arrival celebration of the sculpture, which will be installed during a program at the Ulster County Office Building on Tuesday, November 1, from 4:30-6:00 p.m. The installation will be a temporary outdoor exhibit at the County Building and will remain on exhibit until January 2, 2023. In addition, a schedule of events spanning two months is will be presented in partnership with local cultural organizations that will celebrate the legacy of Harriet Tubman. These virtual and in-person programs will happen throughout Kingston and Ulster County and will reflect the themes of activism, role models, heroes, human rights reparations, freedom, resilience, determination, contributions of strong women and equality. Visit HERE for full schedule of events.
 

Wegman's Lights on the Lake

Wegman's Lights on the Lake Time: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: 6790 Onondaga Lake Trail , 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 Thanksgiving through the first week of January, this 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.

 

Gingerbread Gallery at Erie Canal Museum

Gingerbread Gallery at Erie Canal Museum Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Erie Canal Museum
Location: 318 Erie Blvd East, Syracuse , NY, 13202
Phone: 1-315-471-0593
Each year the Erie Canal Museum transforms into a festive 1800’s canal town street scene with gingerbread creations on display in storefront windows. In a typical year, we see over 6,000 visitors during the Gingerbread Gallery! It is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 18 through January 8. (10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on December 24 and 31; CLOSED December 25 and January 1)
 

Wild Lights at the Wild Center

Wild Lights at the Wild Center Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Host/Presenter: The Wild Center
Location: 45 Museum Dr., Tupper Lake, NY, 12986
Phone: 1-518-359-7800
Open: Fridays and Saturdays from Nov. 25 to Feb. 25 (along with additional select dates)
Wander into the Wild Center's enchanting, illuminated, winter wonderland to explore the sights and sounds of Wild Lights, presented by Merrill L. Thomas, Inc. More than 130 trees are wrapped in colorful lights that illuminate the forest and will transport you to a winter wonderland while a new musical composition from Whatever Penny creates a magical three-dimension dreamy winter soundscape.
Wild Walk: We’ve strung the award-winning Wild Walk in tens of thousands of lights so you can experience the outdoors like never before. New winter installations provide Instagram-worthy photos and opportunities to create lifelong winter memories.
Stickwork: Patrick Dougherty’s “Hopscotch” glows and provides an opportunity for your imagination to run wild.
Indoors: Warm up inside with hot drinks, food, and an opportunity to check out the Living River Trail (otters included!). Interactive light up pieces like an oversized Lite Brite provides fun for kids and a chance for old school nostalgia for adults.
 

Jungle Bells: Holiday Lights

Jungle Bells: Holiday Lights Time: 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Animal Adventure Park
Location: 85 Martin Hill Road, Harpursville, NY, 13787
Email: guestservices@theanimaladventurepark.com
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 & Saturday from 5 - 9 pm! He said he will be happy to say "Ho Ho Hello" & snap a photo with our guests!
 

Disney on Ice presents Mickey and Friends

Disney on Ice presents Mickey and Friends Host/Presenter: Upstate Medical Arena at The Oncenter War Memorial
Location: 515 Montgomery St., Syracuse, NY, 13202
Phone: 315-435-8000
Mickey Mouse is joined by Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy on a journey to discover his favorite memory of all time. Using Mickey’s “Mouse Pad,” show hosts encourage fans to be part of the action and help the gang venture though Disney stories, sharing memorable moments from treasured tales. Along the way, families sail away with Moana as she displays courage to save her island on a high-seas adventure with the demigod, Maui. Families will continue the journey to the wintry world of Arendelle as royal sisters Anna and Elsa discover true love is the most powerful magic of all and experience the mysterious magic of Fantasia as a Sorcerer’s Apprentice makes brooms come to life. “Live Your Story” alongside Disney Princesses as they use perseverance, determination and hard work to inspire Mickey and children around the world to share their favorite Disney memories.

 

New Year's Weekend at Ashokan

New Year's Weekend at Ashokan
Location: 477 Beaverkill Road, Olivebridge, NY, 12461
Phone: 845-657-8333;
A fun-filled three-day weekend of music and dance classes, evening dance parties, sing-alongs and jams. Lodging is a separate fee. If you are unable to attend the whole weekend, you can still buy tickets for New Year’s Eve Dinner & Dance.
 

New Year’s Eve with “The Big Takeover"

New Year’s Eve with “The Big Takeover" Host/Presenter: Live at the Falcon
Location: 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro, NY, 12542
Phone: 845-236-7970
Celebrate New Year’s Eve at the Falcon. Opening act “What?” and more. Dancing all night. Dining 6-10 p.m. Music 8 p.m.
 

Celebrate New Years' Eve 2023-The Hottest NYE Party in the Hudson Valley

Celebrate New Years' Eve 2023-The Hottest NYE Party in the Hudson Valley Time: 8:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Bearsville Theater & Valen Golden
Location: 291 Tinker St., Woodstock, NY, 12498
Phone: info@bearsvilletheater
Valley: Featuring DJ's: J-Break, Lady Verse and Majic Juan. Live Drumming and Performances by Diata Diata. Hosted by Isis Vermouth. Special Guests to be announced. Pop-up Portrait Photo Booth with Kristopher Johnson, Visuals, Tarot Readings and More.
 
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