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1
Central New York
Lights on the Lake
Liverpool

Niagara-Western NY
Fatima Festival of Lights
Youngstown

Finger Lakes
Gingerbread Gallery at Erie Canal Museum
Syracuse

Thousand Islands - Seaway
Christmas Around The World, Festival of the Trees, Watertown
Watertown

Thousand Islands - Seaway
Musical First Day Hike at Fort Ontario
Oswego

Central New York
Author Ken Barr at All Things Oz Museum
Chittenango

Finger Lakes
Cayuga Wine Trail Holiday Shopping Spree
Cayuga

Central New York
Polar Express Train Ride
Utica

Capital-Saratoga
Capital Holiday Lights in the Park
Albany

Finger Lakes
Dickens Christmas
Skaneateles

Central New York
Santa Express Train Ride
Milford

Central New York
North Pole Express Train Ride
Milford

Thousand Islands - Seaway
Oswego Music Hall: Burns & Kristy Band
Oswego

Chautauqua-Allegany
Winter Village at Chautauqua

2
Central New York
Lights on the Lake
Liverpool

Niagara-Western NY
Fatima Festival of Lights
Youngstown

Finger Lakes
Gingerbread Gallery at Erie Canal Museum
Syracuse

Thousand Islands - Seaway
Christmas Around The World, Festival of the Trees, Watertown
Watertown

Capital-Saratoga
Albany Symphony: The Magic of Christmas
Albany

Finger Lakes
Cayuga Wine Trail Holiday Shopping Spree
Cayuga

Central New York
Polar Express Train Ride
Utica

Capital-Saratoga
Capital Holiday Lights in the Park
Albany

Finger Lakes
Dickens Christmas
Skaneateles

Capital-Saratoga
Taste NY Holiday Market
Albany

Central New York
Santa Express Train Ride
Milford

Capital-Saratoga
Taste NY Holiday Market
Albany

Chautauqua-Allegany
Winter Village at Chautauqua

3
Central New York
Lights on the Lake
Liverpool

Niagara-Western NY
Fatima Festival of Lights
Youngstown

Finger Lakes
Gingerbread Gallery at Erie Canal Museum
Syracuse

Capital-Saratoga
Capital Holiday Lights in the Park
Albany

4
Central New York
Lights on the Lake
Liverpool

Niagara-Western NY
Fatima Festival of Lights
Youngstown

Finger Lakes
Gingerbread Gallery at Erie Canal Museum
Syracuse

Capital-Saratoga
Capital Holiday Lights in the Park
Albany

5
Central New York
Lights on the Lake
Liverpool

Niagara-Western NY
Fatima Festival of Lights
Youngstown

Finger Lakes
Gingerbread Gallery at Erie Canal Museum
Syracuse

Capital-Saratoga
Capital Holiday Lights in the Park
Albany

6
Central New York
Lights on the Lake
Liverpool

Niagara-Western NY
Fatima Festival of Lights
Youngstown

Finger Lakes
Gingerbread Gallery at Erie Canal Museum
Syracuse

Central New York
Polar Express Train Ride
Utica

Capital-Saratoga
Capital Holiday Lights in the Park
Albany

7
Central New York
Lights on the Lake
Liverpool

Niagara-Western NY
Fatima Festival of Lights
Youngstown

Finger Lakes
Gingerbread Gallery at Erie Canal Museum
Syracuse

Central New York
Polar Express Train Ride
Utica

Capital-Saratoga
Capital Holiday Lights in the Park
Albany

Central New York
North Pole Express Train Ride
Milford

Niagara-Western NY
Winter Fireworks Over Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls

8
Central New York
Lights on the Lake
Liverpool

Niagara-Western NY
Fatima Festival of Lights
Youngstown

Finger Lakes
Gingerbread Gallery at Erie Canal Museum
Syracuse

Central New York
Tracy Morgan
Verona

Central New York
Santa Visits All Things Oz Museum
Chittenango

Central New York
Polar Express Train Ride
Utica

Capital-Saratoga
Capital Holiday Lights in the Park
Albany

Finger Lakes
Erie Canal Museum's Gingerbread Workshops
Syracuse

Finger Lakes
Dickens Christmas
Skaneateles

Thousand Islands - Seaway
Christmas-town Express Railroad Display
Oswego

Central New York
Santa Express Train Ride
Milford

Central New York
North Pole Express Train Ride
Milford

Finger Lakes
Dasher's Magical Gift
Syracuse

Chautauqua-Allegany
Winter Village at Chautauqua

9
Central New York
Lights on the Lake
Liverpool

Niagara-Western NY
Fatima Festival of Lights
Youngstown

Finger Lakes
Gingerbread Gallery at Erie Canal Museum
Syracuse

Thousand Islands - Seaway
Christmas-town Express Railroad Display
Oswego

Central New York
Polar Express Train Ride
Utica

Capital-Saratoga
Capital Holiday Lights in the Park
Albany

Finger Lakes
Dickens Christmas
Skaneateles

Central New York
Santa Express Train Ride
Milford

Thousand Islands - Seaway
Christmas at Sea
Oswego

Chautauqua-Allegany
Winter Village at Chautauqua

10
Central New York
Lights on the Lake
Liverpool

Niagara-Western NY
Fatima Festival of Lights
Youngstown

Finger Lakes
Gingerbread Gallery at Erie Canal Museum
Syracuse

Capital-Saratoga
Capital Holiday Lights in the Park
Albany

11
Central New York
Lights on the Lake
Liverpool

Niagara-Western NY
Fatima Festival of Lights
Youngstown

Finger Lakes
Gingerbread Gallery at Erie Canal Museum
Syracuse

Capital-Saratoga
Capital Holiday Lights in the Park
Albany

12
Central New York
Lights on the Lake
Liverpool

Niagara-Western NY
Fatima Festival of Lights
Youngstown

Finger Lakes
Gingerbread Gallery at Erie Canal Museum
Syracuse

Capital-Saratoga
Capital Holiday Lights in the Park
Albany

13
Central New York
Lights on the Lake
Liverpool

Niagara-Western NY
Fatima Festival of Lights
Youngstown

Finger Lakes
Gingerbread Gallery at Erie Canal Museum
Syracuse

Central New York
Polar Express Train Ride
Utica

Capital-Saratoga
Capital Holiday Lights in the Park
Albany

Finger Lakes
Erie Canal Museum's Gingerbread Build + Sip
Syracuse

14
Central New York
Lights on the Lake
Liverpool

Niagara-Western NY
Fatima Festival of Lights
Youngstown

Finger Lakes
Gingerbread Gallery at Erie Canal Museum
Syracuse

Central New York
Polar Express Train Ride
Utica

Capital-Saratoga
Capital Holiday Lights in the Park
Albany

Central New York
North Pole Express Train Ride
Milford

Niagara-Western NY
Winter Fireworks Over Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls

15
Central New York
Lights on the Lake
Liverpool

Niagara-Western NY
Fatima Festival of Lights
Youngstown

Finger Lakes
Gingerbread Gallery at Erie Canal Museum
Syracuse

Central New York
Author Susan Rubin at All Things Oz Museum
Chittenango

Central New York
Polar Express Train Ride
Utica

Capital-Saratoga
Capital Holiday Lights in the Park
Albany

Finger Lakes
Dickens Christmas
Skaneateles

Thousand Islands - Seaway
Christmas-town Express Railroad Display
Oswego

Central New York
Santa Express Train Ride
Milford

Central New York
North Pole Express Train Ride
Milford

Thousand Islands - Seaway
1000 Islands River Santa Festival
Alexandria Bay

Finger Lakes
The Polar Express at The Smith Opera House
Geneva

Central New York
Ugly Sweater Party
Cazenovia

Chautauqua-Allegany
Winter Village at Chautauqua

16
Central New York
Lights on the Lake
Liverpool

Niagara-Western NY
Fatima Festival of Lights
Youngstown

Finger Lakes
Gingerbread Gallery at Erie Canal Museum
Syracuse

Thousand Islands - Seaway
Christmas-town Express Railroad Display
Oswego

Central New York
Polar Express Train Ride
Utica

Capital-Saratoga
Capital Holiday Lights in the Park
Albany

Finger Lakes
Dickens Christmas
Skaneateles

Central New York
Santa Express Train Ride
Milford

Chautauqua-Allegany
Winter Village at Chautauqua

17
Central New York
Lights on the Lake
Liverpool

Niagara-Western NY
Fatima Festival of Lights
Youngstown

Finger Lakes
Gingerbread Gallery at Erie Canal Museum
Syracuse

Capital-Saratoga
Capital Holiday Lights in the Park
Albany

18
Central New York
Lights on the Lake
Liverpool

Niagara-Western NY
Fatima Festival of Lights
Youngstown

Finger Lakes
Gingerbread Gallery at Erie Canal Museum
Syracuse

Capital-Saratoga
Capital Holiday Lights in the Park
Albany

19
Central New York
Lights on the Lake
Liverpool

Niagara-Western NY
Fatima Festival of Lights
Youngstown

Finger Lakes
Gingerbread Gallery at Erie Canal Museum
Syracuse

Capital-Saratoga
Capital Holiday Lights in the Park
Albany

20
Central New York
Lights on the Lake
Liverpool

Niagara-Western NY
Fatima Festival of Lights
Youngstown

Finger Lakes
Gingerbread Gallery at Erie Canal Museum
Syracuse

Central New York
Polar Express Train Ride
Utica

Capital-Saratoga
Capital Holiday Lights in the Park
Albany

21
Central New York
Lights on the Lake
Liverpool

Niagara-Western NY
Fatima Festival of Lights
Youngstown

Finger Lakes
Gingerbread Gallery at Erie Canal Museum
Syracuse

Capital-Saratoga
Capital Holiday Lights in the Park
Albany

Niagara-Western NY
Winter Fireworks Over Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls

The Adirondacks
Adirondack Horse-Drawn Sleigh Rides
Paul Smiths

22
Central New York
Lights on the Lake
Liverpool

Niagara-Western NY
Fatima Festival of Lights
Youngstown

Finger Lakes
Gingerbread Gallery at Erie Canal Museum
Syracuse

Central New York
Polar Express Train Ride
Utica

Capital-Saratoga
Capital Holiday Lights in the Park
Albany

Finger Lakes
Dickens Christmas
Skaneateles

Thousand Islands - Seaway
Christmas-town Express Railroad Display
Oswego

The Adirondacks
Adirondack Horse-Drawn Sleigh Rides
Paul Smiths

Chautauqua-Allegany
Winter Village at Chautauqua
Chautauqua

23
Central New York
Lights on the Lake
Liverpool

Niagara-Western NY
Fatima Festival of Lights
Youngstown

Finger Lakes
Gingerbread Gallery at Erie Canal Museum
Syracuse

Thousand Islands - Seaway
Christmas-town Express Railroad Display
Oswego

Capital-Saratoga
Capital Holiday Lights in the Park
Albany

Finger Lakes
Dickens Christmas
Skaneateles

Niagara-Western NY
Winter Fireworks Over Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls

The Adirondacks
Adirondack Horse-Drawn Sleigh Rides
Paul Smiths

Chautauqua-Allegany
Winter Village at Chautauqua
Chautauqua

24
Central New York
Lights on the Lake
Liverpool

Niagara-Western NY
Fatima Festival of Lights
Youngstown

Capital-Saratoga
Capital Holiday Lights in the Park
Albany

Finger Lakes
Gingerbread Gallery at Erie Canal Museum
Syracuse

Finger Lakes
Dickens Christmas
Skaneateles

Niagara-Western NY
Winter Fireworks Over Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls

The Adirondacks
Adirondack Horse-Drawn Sleigh Rides
Paul Smiths

25
Central New York
Lights on the Lake
Liverpool

Niagara-Western NY
Fatima Festival of Lights
Youngstown

Capital-Saratoga
Capital Holiday Lights in the Park
Albany

Niagara-Western NY
Winter Fireworks Over Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls

26
Central New York
Lights on the Lake
Liverpool

Niagara-Western NY
Fatima Festival of Lights
Youngstown

Capital-Saratoga
Capital Holiday Lights in the Park
Albany

Finger Lakes
Gingerbread Gallery at Erie Canal Museum
Syracuse

Niagara-Western NY
Winter Fireworks Over Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls

27
Central New York
Lights on the Lake
Liverpool

Niagara-Western NY
Fatima Festival of Lights
Youngstown

Finger Lakes
Gingerbread Gallery at Erie Canal Museum
Syracuse

Capital-Saratoga
Capital Holiday Lights in the Park
Albany

Finger Lakes
Erie Canal Museum's Gingerbread Workshops
Syracuse

Thousand Islands - Seaway
Christmas-town Express Railroad Display
Oswego

Niagara-Western NY
Winter Fireworks Over Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls

28
Central New York
Lights on the Lake
Liverpool

Niagara-Western NY
Fatima Festival of Lights
Youngstown

Finger Lakes
Gingerbread Gallery at Erie Canal Museum
Syracuse

Thousand Islands - Seaway
Christmas-town Express Railroad Display
Oswego

Capital-Saratoga
Capital Holiday Lights in the Park
Albany

Finger Lakes
Urban Arts Crawl
Corning

Niagara-Western NY
Winter Fireworks Over Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls

The Adirondacks
Adirondack Horse-Drawn Sleigh Rides
Paul Smiths

29
Central New York
Lights on the Lake
Liverpool

Niagara-Western NY
Fatima Festival of Lights
Youngstown

Finger Lakes
Gingerbread Gallery at Erie Canal Museum
Syracuse

Thousand Islands - Seaway
Christmas-town Express Railroad Display
Oswego

Capital-Saratoga
Capital Holiday Lights in the Park
Albany

Niagara-Western NY
Winter Fireworks Over Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls

The Adirondacks
Adirondack Horse-Drawn Sleigh Rides
Paul Smiths

Chautauqua-Allegany
Winter Village at Chautauqua
Chautauqua

30
Central New York
Lights on the Lake
Liverpool

Niagara-Western NY
Fatima Festival of Lights
Youngstown

Finger Lakes
Gingerbread Gallery at Erie Canal Museum
Syracuse

Thousand Islands - Seaway
Christmas-town Express Railroad Display
Oswego

Capital-Saratoga
Capital Holiday Lights in the Park
Albany

The Adirondacks
Adirondack Horse-Drawn Sleigh Rides
Paul Smiths

Chautauqua-Allegany
Winter Village at Chautauqua
Chautauqua

31
Central New York
Lights on the Lake
Liverpool

Niagara-Western NY
Fatima Festival of Lights
Youngstown

Central New York
NYE 2019 at The Marriott Syracuse Downtown
Syracuse

Capital-Saratoga
Capital Holiday Lights in the Park
Albany

Finger Lakes
Gingerbread Gallery at Erie Canal Museum
Syracuse

Niagara-Western NY
Winter Fireworks Over Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls

The Adirondacks
Hotel Saranac New Year's Eve Masquerade
Saranac

Chautauqua-Allegany
Winter Village at Chautauqua
Chautauqua

     

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November 10, 2018 to January 6, 2019

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.




November 17, 2018 to January 6, 2019

Time: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Our Lady of Fatima Shrine
Location: 1023 Swann Road, Youngstown, NY, 14174
Phone: 1-716-754-7489
See more than 75 beautiful lighted displays and an illuminated Shrine.

Climb to the top of the Basilica and enjoy an angel’s view of 15 acres of festival lights, including a 9-foot tall illuminated outdoor Nativity.



November 23, 2018 to December 23, 2018

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
This annual Gingerbread Gallery has grown from a one-day gingerbread auction to a six-week event featuring more than 30 gingerbread creations made by local bakers of all ages.

It is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 19 through January 6, with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.



November 30, 2018 to December 2, 2018

Host/Presenter: Dulles State Office Building
Location: 317 Washington St , Watertown , NY,
Phone: 315-785-2450
Free public viewing of over 50 theme decorated trees all weekend long.



December 1, 2018

Time: 10:00 AM
Host/Presenter: Fort Ontario State Historic Site
Location: 1 E. Fourth St., Oswego, NY 13126, Oswego, NY, 13126
Phone: 1-315-343-4711
Email: Corey.King@parks.ny.gov
This unique hike on January 1 will be a Musicology Walking Tour around the 75-acre Fort Ontario National Registered District. Hikers will register and assemble inside the old stone fort and march about one mile at a moderate pace around the buildings, grounds, foundations, roads, and locations of battles and significant events in the fort’s 263-year history.

This free tour will be narrated and feature musical accompaniment at points of musical history.



December 1, 2018

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Host/Presenter: All Things Oz Museum
Location: 219 Genesee St., Chittenango, NY, 13037
Phone: 1-315-687-7772
Meet author Ken Barr as he brings his books "Christmas Stories" and "The Yule Lads of Iceland" to the All Things Oz museum for this special book signing event. Admission to the museum is FREE this day. Join us as we celebrate the author's visit and pick up a perfect gift for the holiday season.

"To please a child is a sweet and lovely thing that warms one's heart and brings its own reward." ~L. Frank Baum




December 1, 2018

Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location: Various Locations, Cayuga, NY, 13034
Phone: 1-800-684-5217
Celebrate the holidays along the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail. Sample food and wine pairings and bring home the matching recipes and a souvenir wine glass Save money with your Holiday Shoppers Card, only valid during the event dates.

You'll get a souvenir wine glass, a grapevine wreath, an ornament at each stop, a Shoppers’ Card, wine and food! At your last stop, hand in your ticket to be eligible for a Grand Prize.

Packages that offer tickets, transportation and accommodations will also available. Check the website for schedule of participating wineries each day.




December 1, 2018

Host/Presenter: Adirondack Scenic Railroad - Utica Union Station
Location: 321 Main Street, Utica, NY, 13501
Phone: 1-800-819-2291
Departure Times: 4:30 p.m. & 7 p.m.

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.



December 1, 2018

Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Washington Park, Albany, NY, 12203
Phone: 1-518-435-0392
Washington Park comes alive with a spectacular display of Christmas-themed light art installations. Drive through the park and be prepared to be mesmerized by the massive colorful, blinking Santas, reindeer, nutcracker dolls, and more.

In addition to the drive, folks willing to brave the cold can attend special Charity Walk Nights around the theme of “Taste of the Holidays.” One night involves sampling wine and beer while enjoying live music, and another will feature artisan craft offerings from Albany’s restaurants.

At the end of your drive through the Lights, visit Washington Park Lake House to join your favorite reindeer and friends as they bring fun and mystery to the holiday season. The Lake House is filled with crafts and refreshments and Santa will be there through Dec. 23.



December 1, 2018

Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Skaneateles, NY
Phone: 1-315-685-0552
Step back in time to 1842 and celebrate Christmas the old-fashioned way in beautiful and charming Skaneateles in the Finger Lakes Region. Charles Dickens and his cast of more than 50 characters interact with residents and visitors in the streets, stores and restaurants. Throughout the village, enjoy lively acts, live music, unique shopping, wonderful food and horse and wagon rides around the Village. This is a free event.

An annual tradition, the celebration begins the day after Thanksgiving and runs every Saturday and Sunday through December 23, from noon to 4 pm, plus December 24 from noon - 2:30 pm.



December 1, 2018

Time: 1:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Cooperstown & Charlotte Valley Railroad
Location: 136 East Main Street, Milford, NY, 13807
Phone: (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. 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.

The ride runs about 2 ½ hours and reservations are required. Children under 3 are Free!!!



December 1, 2018

Time: 6:30 PM
Host/Presenter: Cooperstown & Charlotte Valley Railroad
Location: 136 East Main Street, Milford, NY, 13807
Phone: (607) 432-2429
All aboard for trip through the winter wonderland that is Central New York! Enjoy the beautifully decorated Milford Depot, passenger train, track side light displays, Christmas music and a stop at the North Pole Station as we take a casual nighttime ride along the Susquehanna River, with holiday treats and refreshments for all. Our North Pole Express runs about 2 hours.

Trains will be heated if the weather warrants it, but passengers are advised to dress warmly. Reservations are required and children young than 3 are FREE!!!



December 1, 2018

Time: 7:30 PM
Host/Presenter: Ontario Center for Performing Arts
Location: McCrobie Building, 41 Lake St., Oswego, NY, 13126
Phone: 1-315-342-1733
Email: ocpaoswego@gmail.com
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.

This week, the Burns & Kristy Band take the stage. This quartet is described as "Indie-folky-pop with a spiritual, whimsical attitude" and features Terry Burns, Ron Kristy, Rich DePaolo and Doug Robinson. Burns and Kristy met in Nashville, after many years as independent musicians and singer/songwriters. Married in 2004, they returned to Ithaca where they launched their debut CD in 2012 to rave reviews. The single "Blue Paper Boat" from that CD was a Top 3 Finalist in the International Acoustic Music Awards.

DePaolo has been a prominent figure in Ithaca's music scene for many years and in many genres. Robinson as well, and tours frequently in Europe and Canada with the Burns Sisters Band, British guitar virtuoso, Martin Simpson and others, performing ragtime, Latin, blues, gypsy-swing and jazz.



December 1, 2018

Time: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Athenaeum Hotel at Chautauqua Institution and Chautauqua Institution
Location: 1 Ames Avenue, Chautauqua, , NY, 14722
Phone: 1-800-836-2787
Chautauqua Institution hosts its annual Winter Village at Chautauqua on selected weekends starting in November and running through New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31.

The festivities will highlight on-grounds shopping and dining, and include special events such as wine & food pairing events, Breakfast with Santa, horse-drawn carriage and sleigh rides, a holiday concert and other seasonal activities. For a detailed listing of the Winter Village itinerary please visit: https://chq.org/winter.

Admission and parking are free and overnight accommodations are available.



November 10, 2018 to January 6, 2019

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.




November 17, 2018 to January 6, 2019

Time: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Our Lady of Fatima Shrine
Location: 1023 Swann Road, Youngstown, NY, 14174
Phone: 1-716-754-7489
See more than 75 beautiful lighted displays and an illuminated Shrine.

Climb to the top of the Basilica and enjoy an angel’s view of 15 acres of festival lights, including a 9-foot tall illuminated outdoor Nativity.



November 23, 2018 to December 23, 2018

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
This annual Gingerbread Gallery has grown from a one-day gingerbread auction to a six-week event featuring more than 30 gingerbread creations made by local bakers of all ages.

It is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 19 through January 6, with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.



November 30, 2018 to December 2, 2018

Host/Presenter: Dulles State Office Building
Location: 317 Washington St , Watertown , NY,
Phone: 315-785-2450
Free public viewing of over 50 theme decorated trees all weekend long.



December 2, 2018

Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Palace Theatre
Location: 19 Clinton Avenue , Albany, NY, 12207
Phone: 1-518-694-3300
Celebrate the season with family and friends at the Capital Region's favorite holiday spectacular!

Hear the Albany Symphony and a sleigh full of talent from the Capital Region perform your favorite Christmas carols, sparking holiday favorites and more.




December 2, 2018

Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Various Locations, Cayuga, NY, 13034
Phone: 1-800-684-5217
Celebrate the holidays along the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail. Sample food and wine pairings and bring home the matching recipes and a souvenir wine glass Save money with your Holiday Shoppers Card, only valid during the event dates.

You'll get a souvenir wine glass, a grapevine wreath, an ornament at each stop, a Shoppers’ Card, wine and food! At your last stop, hand in your ticket to be eligible for a Grand Prize.

Packages that offer tickets, transportation and accommodations will also available. Check the website for schedule of participating wineries each day.




December 2, 2018

Host/Presenter: Adirondack Scenic Railroad - Utica Union Station
Location: 321 Main Street, Utica, NY, 13501
Phone: 1-800-819-2291
Departure Times: 4:30 p.m. & 7 p.m.

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.



December 2, 2018

Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Washington Park, Albany, NY, 12203
Phone: 1-518-435-0392
Washington Park comes alive with a spectacular display of Christmas-themed light art installations. Drive through the park and be prepared to be mesmerized by the massive colorful, blinking Santas, reindeer, nutcracker dolls, and more.

In addition to the drive, folks willing to brave the cold can attend special Charity Walk Nights around the theme of “Taste of the Holidays.” One night involves sampling wine and beer while enjoying live music, and another will feature artisan craft offerings from Albany’s restaurants.

At the end of your drive through the Lights, visit Washington Park Lake House to join your favorite reindeer and friends as they bring fun and mystery to the holiday season. The Lake House is filled with crafts and refreshments and Santa will be there through Dec. 23.



December 2, 2018

Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Skaneateles, NY
Phone: 1-315-685-0552
Step back in time to 1842 and celebrate Christmas the old-fashioned way in beautiful and charming Skaneateles in the Finger Lakes Region. Charles Dickens and his cast of more than 50 characters interact with residents and visitors in the streets, stores and restaurants. Throughout the village, enjoy lively acts, live music, unique shopping, wonderful food and horse and wagon rides around the Village. This is a free event.

An annual tradition, the celebration begins the day after Thanksgiving and runs every Saturday and Sunday through December 23, from noon to 4 pm, plus December 24 from noon - 2:30 pm.



December 2, 2018

Time: 11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Host/Presenter: NYS Museum
Location: Albany, NY
Phone: 518-473-0559
Celebrate the holiday season at the New York State Museum’s 5th Annual Taste NY Holiday Market!

Stroll through the halls of the museum while shopping and sampling “made in New York” food and beverages from dozens of vendors, including hand-crafted beer, wine and spirits, cheese, chocolate, apple and maple products, and other edible goodies.

A cooking demonstration will be held in the afternoon and living historians in period attire will share recipes from the past. Be sure to visit the Chocolate Dipping Fountain presented by Price Chopper/Market 32 and We Do Fondue!



December 2, 2018

Time: 1:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Cooperstown & Charlotte Valley Railroad
Location: 136 East Main Street, Milford, NY, 13807
Phone: (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. 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.

The ride runs about 2 ½ hours and reservations are required. Children under 3 are Free!!!



December 2, 2018

Host/Presenter: NYS Museum
Location: Madison Ave, Albany, NY,
Email: 518-474-5877
Celebrate the holiday season at the New York State Museum’s 5th Annual Taste NY Holiday Market! Stroll through the halls of the Museum while shopping and sampling “made in New York” food and beverages from dozens of vendors, including hand-crafted beer, wine and spirits, cheese, chocolate, apple and maple products, and other edible goodies.

A cooking demonstration will be held in the afternoon and living historians in period attire will share recipes from the past. Be sure to visit the Chocolate Dipping Fountain presented by Price Chopper/Market 32 and We Do Fondue!



December 2, 2018

Time: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Athenaeum Hotel at Chautauqua Institution and Chautauqua Institution
Location: 1 Ames Avenue, Chautauqua, , NY, 14722
Phone: 1-800-836-2787
Chautauqua Institution hosts its annual Winter Village at Chautauqua on selected weekends starting in November and running through New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31.

The festivities will highlight on-grounds shopping and dining, and include special events such as wine & food pairing events, Breakfast with Santa, horse-drawn carriage and sleigh rides, a holiday concert and other seasonal activities. For a detailed listing of the Winter Village itinerary please visit: https://chq.org/winter.

Admission and parking are free and overnight accommodations are available.



November 10, 2018 to January 6, 2019

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.




November 17, 2018 to January 6, 2019

Time: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Our Lady of Fatima Shrine
Location: 1023 Swann Road, Youngstown, NY, 14174
Phone: 1-716-754-7489
See more than 75 beautiful lighted displays and an illuminated Shrine.

Climb to the top of the Basilica and enjoy an angel’s view of 15 acres of festival lights, including a 9-foot tall illuminated outdoor Nativity.



November 23, 2018 to December 23, 2018

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
This annual Gingerbread Gallery has grown from a one-day gingerbread auction to a six-week event featuring more than 30 gingerbread creations made by local bakers of all ages.

It is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 19 through January 6, with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.



December 3, 2018

Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Washington Park, Albany, NY, 12203
Phone: 1-518-435-0392
Washington Park comes alive with a spectacular display of Christmas-themed light art installations. Drive through the park and be prepared to be mesmerized by the massive colorful, blinking Santas, reindeer, nutcracker dolls, and more.

In addition to the drive, folks willing to brave the cold can attend special Charity Walk Nights around the theme of “Taste of the Holidays.” One night involves sampling wine and beer while enjoying live music, and another will feature artisan craft offerings from Albany’s restaurants.

At the end of your drive through the Lights, visit Washington Park Lake House to join your favorite reindeer and friends as they bring fun and mystery to the holiday season. The Lake House is filled with crafts and refreshments and Santa will be there through Dec. 23.



November 10, 2018 to January 6, 2019

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.




November 17, 2018 to January 6, 2019

Time: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Our Lady of Fatima Shrine
Location: 1023 Swann Road, Youngstown, NY, 14174
Phone: 1-716-754-7489
See more than 75 beautiful lighted displays and an illuminated Shrine.

Climb to the top of the Basilica and enjoy an angel’s view of 15 acres of festival lights, including a 9-foot tall illuminated outdoor Nativity.



November 23, 2018 to December 23, 2018

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
This annual Gingerbread Gallery has grown from a one-day gingerbread auction to a six-week event featuring more than 30 gingerbread creations made by local bakers of all ages.

It is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 19 through January 6, with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.



December 4, 2018

Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Washington Park, Albany, NY, 12203
Phone: 1-518-435-0392
Washington Park comes alive with a spectacular display of Christmas-themed light art installations. Drive through the park and be prepared to be mesmerized by the massive colorful, blinking Santas, reindeer, nutcracker dolls, and more.

In addition to the drive, folks willing to brave the cold can attend special Charity Walk Nights around the theme of “Taste of the Holidays.” One night involves sampling wine and beer while enjoying live music, and another will feature artisan craft offerings from Albany’s restaurants.

At the end of your drive through the Lights, visit Washington Park Lake House to join your favorite reindeer and friends as they bring fun and mystery to the holiday season. The Lake House is filled with crafts and refreshments and Santa will be there through Dec. 23.



November 10, 2018 to January 6, 2019

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.




November 17, 2018 to January 6, 2019

Time: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Our Lady of Fatima Shrine
Location: 1023 Swann Road, Youngstown, NY, 14174
Phone: 1-716-754-7489
See more than 75 beautiful lighted displays and an illuminated Shrine.

Climb to the top of the Basilica and enjoy an angel’s view of 15 acres of festival lights, including a 9-foot tall illuminated outdoor Nativity.



November 23, 2018 to December 23, 2018

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
This annual Gingerbread Gallery has grown from a one-day gingerbread auction to a six-week event featuring more than 30 gingerbread creations made by local bakers of all ages.

It is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 19 through January 6, with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.



December 5, 2018

Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Washington Park, Albany, NY, 12203
Phone: 1-518-435-0392
Washington Park comes alive with a spectacular display of Christmas-themed light art installations. Drive through the park and be prepared to be mesmerized by the massive colorful, blinking Santas, reindeer, nutcracker dolls, and more.

In addition to the drive, folks willing to brave the cold can attend special Charity Walk Nights around the theme of “Taste of the Holidays.” One night involves sampling wine and beer while enjoying live music, and another will feature artisan craft offerings from Albany’s restaurants.

At the end of your drive through the Lights, visit Washington Park Lake House to join your favorite reindeer and friends as they bring fun and mystery to the holiday season. The Lake House is filled with crafts and refreshments and Santa will be there through Dec. 23.




November 10, 2018 to January 6, 2019

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.




November 17, 2018 to January 6, 2019

Time: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Our Lady of Fatima Shrine
Location: 1023 Swann Road, Youngstown, NY, 14174
Phone: 1-716-754-7489
See more than 75 beautiful lighted displays and an illuminated Shrine.

Climb to the top of the Basilica and enjoy an angel’s view of 15 acres of festival lights, including a 9-foot tall illuminated outdoor Nativity.



November 23, 2018 to December 23, 2018

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
This annual Gingerbread Gallery has grown from a one-day gingerbread auction to a six-week event featuring more than 30 gingerbread creations made by local bakers of all ages.

It is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 19 through January 6, with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.



December 6, 2018

Host/Presenter: Adirondack Scenic Railroad - Utica Union Station
Location: 321 Main Street, Utica, NY, 13501
Phone: 1-800-819-2291
Departure Times: 4:30 p.m. & 7 p.m.

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.



December 6, 2018

Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Washington Park, Albany, NY, 12203
Phone: 1-518-435-0392
Washington Park comes alive with a spectacular display of Christmas-themed light art installations. Drive through the park and be prepared to be mesmerized by the massive colorful, blinking Santas, reindeer, nutcracker dolls, and more.

In addition to the drive, folks willing to brave the cold can attend special Charity Walk Nights around the theme of “Taste of the Holidays.” One night involves sampling wine and beer while enjoying live music, and another will feature artisan craft offerings from Albany’s restaurants.

At the end of your drive through the Lights, visit Washington Park Lake House to join your favorite reindeer and friends as they bring fun and mystery to the holiday season. The Lake House is filled with crafts and refreshments and Santa will be there through Dec. 23.



November 10, 2018 to January 6, 2019

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.




November 17, 2018 to January 6, 2019

Time: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Our Lady of Fatima Shrine
Location: 1023 Swann Road, Youngstown, NY, 14174
Phone: 1-716-754-7489
See more than 75 beautiful lighted displays and an illuminated Shrine.

Climb to the top of the Basilica and enjoy an angel’s view of 15 acres of festival lights, including a 9-foot tall illuminated outdoor Nativity.



November 23, 2018 to December 23, 2018

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
This annual Gingerbread Gallery has grown from a one-day gingerbread auction to a six-week event featuring more than 30 gingerbread creations made by local bakers of all ages.

It is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 19 through January 6, with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.



December 7, 2018

Host/Presenter: Adirondack Scenic Railroad - Utica Union Station
Location: 321 Main Street, Utica, NY, 13501
Phone: 1-800-819-2291
Departure Times: 4:30 p.m. & 7 p.m.

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.



December 7, 2018

Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Washington Park, Albany, NY, 12203
Phone: 1-518-435-0392
Washington Park comes alive with a spectacular display of Christmas-themed light art installations. Drive through the park and be prepared to be mesmerized by the massive colorful, blinking Santas, reindeer, nutcracker dolls, and more.

In addition to the drive, folks willing to brave the cold can attend special Charity Walk Nights around the theme of “Taste of the Holidays.” One night involves sampling wine and beer while enjoying live music, and another will feature artisan craft offerings from Albany’s restaurants.

At the end of your drive through the Lights, visit Washington Park Lake House to join your favorite reindeer and friends as they bring fun and mystery to the holiday season. The Lake House is filled with crafts and refreshments and Santa will be there through Dec. 23.



December 7, 2018

Time: 6:30 PM
Host/Presenter: Cooperstown & Charlotte Valley Railroad
Location: 136 East Main Street, Milford, NY, 13807
Phone: (607) 432-2429
All aboard for trip through the winter wonderland that is Central New York! Enjoy the beautifully decorated Milford Depot, passenger train, track side light displays, Christmas music and a stop at the North Pole Station as we take a casual nighttime ride along the Susquehanna River, with holiday treats and refreshments for all. Our North Pole Express runs about 2 hours.

Trains will be heated if the weather warrants it, but passengers are advised to dress warmly. Reservations are required and children young than 3 are FREE!!!



December 7, 2018

Time: 9:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Niagara Falls State Park
Location: 332 Prospect Point, Niagara Falls, NY, 14303
Enjoy a spectacular display of fireworks over Niagara Falls at 9 p.m. every Friday night during the winter season.

All performances are free and subject to change.

Please note: Fireworks performances are weather permitting and may be canceled due to poor weather conditions like high winds or rain.



November 10, 2018 to January 6, 2019

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.




November 17, 2018 to January 6, 2019

Time: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Our Lady of Fatima Shrine
Location: 1023 Swann Road, Youngstown, NY, 14174
Phone: 1-716-754-7489
See more than 75 beautiful lighted displays and an illuminated Shrine.

Climb to the top of the Basilica and enjoy an angel’s view of 15 acres of festival lights, including a 9-foot tall illuminated outdoor Nativity.



November 23, 2018 to December 23, 2018

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
This annual Gingerbread Gallery has grown from a one-day gingerbread auction to a six-week event featuring more than 30 gingerbread creations made by local bakers of all ages.

It is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 19 through January 6, with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.



December 8, 2018

Time: 8:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Turning Stone Resort Casino
Location: 5218 Patrick Rd, Verona , NY, 13478



December 8, 2018

Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Host/Presenter: All Things Oz Museum
Location: 219 Genesee St., Chittenango, NY, 13037
Phone: 1-315-687-7772
Santa (and some special guests) make their appearance at the All Things Oz Museum to meet with children of all ages! Taking your own photos is encouraged and Santa will meet with children of all ages.

L. Frank Baum wrote the book "The life & Adventures of Santa Claus" in 1902 and in 1985, a stop-action film was made based on the book. In 2000, an animated version of the beloved classic was made.

There is no cost for this special event!





December 8, 2018

Host/Presenter: Adirondack Scenic Railroad - Utica Union Station
Location: 321 Main Street, Utica, NY, 13501
Phone: 1-800-819-2291
Departure Times: 4:30 p.m. & 7 p.m.

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.



December 8, 2018

Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Washington Park, Albany, NY, 12203
Phone: 1-518-435-0392
Washington Park comes alive with a spectacular display of Christmas-themed light art installations. Drive through the park and be prepared to be mesmerized by the massive colorful, blinking Santas, reindeer, nutcracker dolls, and more.

In addition to the drive, folks willing to brave the cold can attend special Charity Walk Nights around the theme of “Taste of the Holidays.” One night involves sampling wine and beer while enjoying live music, and another will feature artisan craft offerings from Albany’s restaurants.

At the end of your drive through the Lights, visit Washington Park Lake House to join your favorite reindeer and friends as they bring fun and mystery to the holiday season. The Lake House is filled with crafts and refreshments and Santa will be there through Dec. 23.



December 8, 2018

Time: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Erie Canal Museum
Location: 318 Erie Blvd East, Syracuse , NY, 13202
Phone: 1-315-471-0593
Children can create their own gingerbread-like houses to take home using milk cartons, graham crackers, icing, and a variety of edible decorations.

There are two sessions: 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. & 1-2 p.m.

Preregistration and prepayment are required. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration includes all materials and admission to the 33rd annual Gingerbread Gallery.



December 8, 2018

Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Skaneateles, NY
Phone: 1-315-685-0552
Step back in time to 1842 and celebrate Christmas the old-fashioned way in beautiful and charming Skaneateles in the Finger Lakes Region. Charles Dickens and his cast of more than 50 characters interact with residents and visitors in the streets, stores and restaurants. Throughout the village, enjoy lively acts, live music, unique shopping, wonderful food and horse and wagon rides around the Village. This is a free event.

An annual tradition, the celebration begins the day after Thanksgiving and runs every Saturday and Sunday through December 23, from noon to 4 pm, plus December 24 from noon - 2:30 pm.



December 8, 2018 to December 9, 2018

Time: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Host/Presenter: The Oswego Valley Railroad Association
Location: Fort Ontario State Historic Site , 1 East Fourth St., Oswego, NY, 13126
Phone: 1-315-343-4711
The Oswego Valley Railroad Association presents a Christmas-town Express model train display in the Enlisted Men’s Barracks at Fort Ontario State Historic Site on East Fourth Street in Oswego. The exhibit will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. every weekend in December with a long weekend finale December 27 to 30. It is free and open to the public.

The miniature railroad exhibit features past and present toy and scale model trains including an N-scale train layout, a 1950s-themed O-gauge layout, a Thomas the Tank Engine layout, various photographs and films of locomotives and railroad operations, and a display of model firetrucks.

Admission, parking, coffee and hot chocolate are free for the event and the fort’s museum gift shop will be open for holiday gift shopping. Proceeds from the sales benefit Friends of Fort Ontario work with the fort including programs, interpretations, and special events, publications, restoration, and AmeriCorps staffing for the 2019 season.



December 8, 2018

Time: 1:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Cooperstown & Charlotte Valley Railroad
Location: 136 East Main Street, Milford, NY, 13807
Phone: (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. 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.

The ride runs about 2 ½ hours and reservations are required. Children under 3 are Free!!!



December 8, 2018

Time: 6:30 PM
Host/Presenter: Cooperstown & Charlotte Valley Railroad
Location: 136 East Main Street, Milford, NY, 13807
Phone: (607) 432-2429
All aboard for trip through the winter wonderland that is Central New York! Enjoy the beautifully decorated Milford Depot, passenger train, track side light displays, Christmas music and a stop at the North Pole Station as we take a casual nighttime ride along the Susquehanna River, with holiday treats and refreshments for all. Our North Pole Express runs about 2 hours.

Trains will be heated if the weather warrants it, but passengers are advised to dress warmly. Reservations are required and children young than 3 are FREE!!!



December 8, 2018

Time: 11:00 AM
Host/Presenter: CNY Arts
Location: Crouse Hinds Theater, Civic Center, , 411 Montgomery St. , Syracuse, NY, 13202
Phone: 1-315-299-5598
Dasher’s Magical Gift, CNY Arts’ original holiday ballet, is a heart-warming holiday production for the whole family. At just one hour long and easy to follow with beautiful holiday visuals, it's great for younger kids – and affordable too!

The show was created for CNY Arts by nationally-recognized theater and dance professionals who live and work in the Syracuse area. It is performed by students of Dance Centre North. This annual narrated ballet features a lively cast of characters, some well-known, such as Dasher, some new, such as the reindeer Peppermint, Sir Ralph Elf, and two slightly confused penguins.



December 8, 2018

Time: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Athenaeum Hotel at Chautauqua Institution and Chautauqua Institution
Location: 1 Ames Avenue, Chautauqua, , NY, 14722
Phone: 1-800-836-2787
Chautauqua Institution hosts its annual Winter Village at Chautauqua on selected weekends starting in November and running through New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31.

The festivities will highlight on-grounds shopping and dining, and include special events such as wine & food pairing events, Breakfast with Santa, horse-drawn carriage and sleigh rides, a holiday concert and other seasonal activities. For a detailed listing of the Winter Village itinerary please visit: https://chq.org/winter.

Admission and parking are free and overnight accommodations are available.



November 10, 2018 to January 6, 2019

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.




November 17, 2018 to January 6, 2019

Time: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Our Lady of Fatima Shrine
Location: 1023 Swann Road, Youngstown, NY, 14174
Phone: 1-716-754-7489
See more than 75 beautiful lighted displays and an illuminated Shrine.

Climb to the top of the Basilica and enjoy an angel’s view of 15 acres of festival lights, including a 9-foot tall illuminated outdoor Nativity.



November 23, 2018 to December 23, 2018

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
This annual Gingerbread Gallery has grown from a one-day gingerbread auction to a six-week event featuring more than 30 gingerbread creations made by local bakers of all ages.

It is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 19 through January 6, with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.



December 8, 2018 to December 9, 2018

Time: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Host/Presenter: The Oswego Valley Railroad Association
Location: Fort Ontario State Historic Site , 1 East Fourth St., Oswego, NY, 13126
Phone: 1-315-343-4711
The Oswego Valley Railroad Association presents a Christmas-town Express model train display in the Enlisted Men’s Barracks at Fort Ontario State Historic Site on East Fourth Street in Oswego. The exhibit will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. every weekend in December with a long weekend finale December 27 to 30. It is free and open to the public.

The miniature railroad exhibit features past and present toy and scale model trains including an N-scale train layout, a 1950s-themed O-gauge layout, a Thomas the Tank Engine layout, various photographs and films of locomotives and railroad operations, and a display of model firetrucks.

Admission, parking, coffee and hot chocolate are free for the event and the fort’s museum gift shop will be open for holiday gift shopping. Proceeds from the sales benefit Friends of Fort Ontario work with the fort including programs, interpretations, and special events, publications, restoration, and AmeriCorps staffing for the 2019 season.



December 9, 2018

Host/Presenter: Adirondack Scenic Railroad - Utica Union Station
Location: 321 Main Street, Utica, NY, 13501
Phone: 1-800-819-2291
Departure Times: 4:30 p.m. & 7 p.m.

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.



December 9, 2018

Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Washington Park, Albany, NY, 12203
Phone: 1-518-435-0392
Washington Park comes alive with a spectacular display of Christmas-themed light art installations. Drive through the park and be prepared to be mesmerized by the massive colorful, blinking Santas, reindeer, nutcracker dolls, and more.

In addition to the drive, folks willing to brave the cold can attend special Charity Walk Nights around the theme of “Taste of the Holidays.” One night involves sampling wine and beer while enjoying live music, and another will feature artisan craft offerings from Albany’s restaurants.

At the end of your drive through the Lights, visit Washington Park Lake House to join your favorite reindeer and friends as they bring fun and mystery to the holiday season. The Lake House is filled with crafts and refreshments and Santa will be there through Dec. 23.



December 9, 2018

Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Skaneateles, NY
Phone: 1-315-685-0552
Step back in time to 1842 and celebrate Christmas the old-fashioned way in beautiful and charming Skaneateles in the Finger Lakes Region. Charles Dickens and his cast of more than 50 characters interact with residents and visitors in the streets, stores and restaurants. Throughout the village, enjoy lively acts, live music, unique shopping, wonderful food and horse and wagon rides around the Village. This is a free event.

An annual tradition, the celebration begins the day after Thanksgiving and runs every Saturday and Sunday through December 23, from noon to 4 pm, plus December 24 from noon - 2:30 pm.



December 9, 2018

Time: 1:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Cooperstown & Charlotte Valley Railroad
Location: 136 East Main Street, Milford, NY, 13807
Phone: (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. 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.

The ride runs about 2 ½ hours and reservations are required. Children under 3 are Free!!!



December 9, 2018

Time: 1:00 PM - 4:30 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 new Museum exhibits, view maritime themed holiday trees and see the model train village exhibition courtesy of Fred Reagan of the Oswego Valley Railroad Association. Santa Claus will arrive at 2:00 pm via US Coast Guard boat but there is no need to have your child wait in a long line to see him, as there will be crafts, festive stories and music to enjoy while you wait!

Local children’s author, Linda Jeanne Germain, will be on hand to sign her new book, “Squeakers, Whiskers and their Lighthouse Adventure."

This event is free and open to the public. The Museum and Treasure Chest Gift Shop are open daily, 1-5:00 pm for your holiday shopping convenience.



December 9, 2018

Time: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Athenaeum Hotel at Chautauqua Institution and Chautauqua Institution
Location: 1 Ames Avenue, Chautauqua, , NY, 14722
Phone: 1-800-836-2787
Chautauqua Institution hosts its annual Winter Village at Chautauqua on selected weekends starting in November and running through New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31.

The festivities will highlight on-grounds shopping and dining, and include special events such as wine & food pairing events, Breakfast with Santa, horse-drawn carriage and sleigh rides, a holiday concert and other seasonal activities. For a detailed listing of the Winter Village itinerary please visit: https://chq.org/winter.

Admission and parking are free and overnight accommodations are available.



November 10, 2018 to January 6, 2019

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.




November 17, 2018 to January 6, 2019

Time: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Our Lady of Fatima Shrine
Location: 1023 Swann Road, Youngstown, NY, 14174
Phone: 1-716-754-7489
See more than 75 beautiful lighted displays and an illuminated Shrine.

Climb to the top of the Basilica and enjoy an angel’s view of 15 acres of festival lights, including a 9-foot tall illuminated outdoor Nativity.



November 23, 2018 to December 23, 2018

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
This annual Gingerbread Gallery has grown from a one-day gingerbread auction to a six-week event featuring more than 30 gingerbread creations made by local bakers of all ages.

It is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 19 through January 6, with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.



December 10, 2018

Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Washington Park, Albany, NY, 12203
Phone: 1-518-435-0392
Washington Park comes alive with a spectacular display of Christmas-themed light art installations. Drive through the park and be prepared to be mesmerized by the massive colorful, blinking Santas, reindeer, nutcracker dolls, and more.

In addition to the drive, folks willing to brave the cold can attend special Charity Walk Nights around the theme of “Taste of the Holidays.” One night involves sampling wine and beer while enjoying live music, and another will feature artisan craft offerings from Albany’s restaurants.

At the end of your drive through the Lights, visit Washington Park Lake House to join your favorite reindeer and friends as they bring fun and mystery to the holiday season. The Lake House is filled with crafts and refreshments and Santa will be there through Dec. 23.



November 10, 2018 to January 6, 2019

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.




November 17, 2018 to January 6, 2019

Time: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Our Lady of Fatima Shrine
Location: 1023 Swann Road, Youngstown, NY, 14174
Phone: 1-716-754-7489
See more than 75 beautiful lighted displays and an illuminated Shrine.

Climb to the top of the Basilica and enjoy an angel’s view of 15 acres of festival lights, including a 9-foot tall illuminated outdoor Nativity.



November 23, 2018 to December 23, 2018

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
This annual Gingerbread Gallery has grown from a one-day gingerbread auction to a six-week event featuring more than 30 gingerbread creations made by local bakers of all ages.

It is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 19 through January 6, with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.



December 11, 2018

Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Washington Park, Albany, NY, 12203
Phone: 1-518-435-0392
Washington Park comes alive with a spectacular display of Christmas-themed light art installations. Drive through the park and be prepared to be mesmerized by the massive colorful, blinking Santas, reindeer, nutcracker dolls, and more.

In addition to the drive, folks willing to brave the cold can attend special Charity Walk Nights around the theme of “Taste of the Holidays.” One night involves sampling wine and beer while enjoying live music, and another will feature artisan craft offerings from Albany’s restaurants.

At the end of your drive through the Lights, visit Washington Park Lake House to join your favorite reindeer and friends as they bring fun and mystery to the holiday season. The Lake House is filled with crafts and refreshments and Santa will be there through Dec. 23.



November 10, 2018 to January 6, 2019

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.




November 17, 2018 to January 6, 2019

Time: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Our Lady of Fatima Shrine
Location: 1023 Swann Road, Youngstown, NY, 14174
Phone: 1-716-754-7489
See more than 75 beautiful lighted displays and an illuminated Shrine.

Climb to the top of the Basilica and enjoy an angel’s view of 15 acres of festival lights, including a 9-foot tall illuminated outdoor Nativity.



November 23, 2018 to December 23, 2018

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
This annual Gingerbread Gallery has grown from a one-day gingerbread auction to a six-week event featuring more than 30 gingerbread creations made by local bakers of all ages.

It is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 19 through January 6, with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.



December 12, 2018

Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Washington Park, Albany, NY, 12203
Phone: 1-518-435-0392
Washington Park comes alive with a spectacular display of Christmas-themed light art installations. Drive through the park and be prepared to be mesmerized by the massive colorful, blinking Santas, reindeer, nutcracker dolls, and more.

In addition to the drive, folks willing to brave the cold can attend special Charity Walk Nights around the theme of “Taste of the Holidays.” One night involves sampling wine and beer while enjoying live music, and another will feature artisan craft offerings from Albany’s restaurants.

At the end of your drive through the Lights, visit Washington Park Lake House to join your favorite reindeer and friends as they bring fun and mystery to the holiday season. The Lake House is filled with crafts and refreshments and Santa will be there through Dec. 23.



November 10, 2018 to January 6, 2019

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.




November 17, 2018 to January 6, 2019

Time: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Our Lady of Fatima Shrine
Location: 1023 Swann Road, Youngstown, NY, 14174
Phone: 1-716-754-7489
See more than 75 beautiful lighted displays and an illuminated Shrine.

Climb to the top of the Basilica and enjoy an angel’s view of 15 acres of festival lights, including a 9-foot tall illuminated outdoor Nativity.



November 23, 2018 to December 23, 2018

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
This annual Gingerbread Gallery has grown from a one-day gingerbread auction to a six-week event featuring more than 30 gingerbread creations made by local bakers of all ages.

It is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 19 through January 6, with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.



December 13, 2018

Host/Presenter: Adirondack Scenic Railroad - Utica Union Station
Location: 321 Main Street, Utica, NY, 13501
Phone: 1-800-819-2291
Departure Times: 4:30 p.m. & 7 p.m.

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.



December 13, 2018

Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Washington Park, Albany, NY, 12203
Phone: 1-518-435-0392
Washington Park comes alive with a spectacular display of Christmas-themed light art installations. Drive through the park and be prepared to be mesmerized by the massive colorful, blinking Santas, reindeer, nutcracker dolls, and more.

In addition to the drive, folks willing to brave the cold can attend special Charity Walk Nights around the theme of “Taste of the Holidays.” One night involves sampling wine and beer while enjoying live music, and another will feature artisan craft offerings from Albany’s restaurants.

At the end of your drive through the Lights, visit Washington Park Lake House to join your favorite reindeer and friends as they bring fun and mystery to the holiday season. The Lake House is filled with crafts and refreshments and Santa will be there through Dec. 23.



December 13, 2018

Time: 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Host/Presenter: Erie Canal Museum
Location: 318 Erie Blvd East, Syracuse , NY, 13202
Phone: 1-315-471-0593
Come to the museum’s Gingerbread Gallery to build your own house using graham crackers and a variety of edible decorations (milk cartons are optional) while sipping on a tasty beverage from a cash bar while listening to festive music with friends.

There are two sessions: 5 – 6:30 PM & 7-8:30 PM

This fun program is back by popular demand and is open to ages 21 and older.



November 10, 2018 to January 6, 2019

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.




November 17, 2018 to January 6, 2019

Time: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Our Lady of Fatima Shrine
Location: 1023 Swann Road, Youngstown, NY, 14174
Phone: 1-716-754-7489
See more than 75 beautiful lighted displays and an illuminated Shrine.

Climb to the top of the Basilica and enjoy an angel’s view of 15 acres of festival lights, including a 9-foot tall illuminated outdoor Nativity.



November 23, 2018 to December 23, 2018

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
This annual Gingerbread Gallery has grown from a one-day gingerbread auction to a six-week event featuring more than 30 gingerbread creations made by local bakers of all ages.

It is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 19 through January 6, with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.



December 14, 2018

Host/Presenter: Adirondack Scenic Railroad - Utica Union Station
Location: 321 Main Street, Utica, NY, 13501
Phone: 1-800-819-2291
Departure Times: 4:30 p.m. & 7 p.m.

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.



December 14, 2018

Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Washington Park, Albany, NY, 12203
Phone: 1-518-435-0392
Washington Park comes alive with a spectacular display of Christmas-themed light art installations. Drive through the park and be prepared to be mesmerized by the massive colorful, blinking Santas, reindeer, nutcracker dolls, and more.

In addition to the drive, folks willing to brave the cold can attend special Charity Walk Nights around the theme of “Taste of the Holidays.” One night involves sampling wine and beer while enjoying live music, and another will feature artisan craft offerings from Albany’s restaurants.

At the end of your drive through the Lights, visit Washington Park Lake House to join your favorite reindeer and friends as they bring fun and mystery to the holiday season. The Lake House is filled with crafts and refreshments and Santa will be there through Dec. 23.



December 14, 2018

Time: 6:30 PM
Host/Presenter: Cooperstown & Charlotte Valley Railroad
Location: 136 East Main Street, Milford, NY, 13807
Phone: (607) 432-2429
All aboard for trip through the winter wonderland that is Central New York! Enjoy the beautifully decorated Milford Depot, passenger train, track side light displays, Christmas music and a stop at the North Pole Station as we take a casual nighttime ride along the Susquehanna River, with holiday treats and refreshments for all. Our North Pole Express runs about 2 hours.

Trains will be heated if the weather warrants it, but passengers are advised to dress warmly. Reservations are required and children young than 3 are FREE!!!



December 14, 2018

Time: 9:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Niagara Falls State Park
Location: 332 Prospect Point, Niagara Falls, NY, 14303
Enjoy a spectacular display of fireworks over Niagara Falls at 9 p.m. every Friday night during the winter season.

All performances are free and subject to change.

Please note: Fireworks performances are weather permitting and may be canceled due to poor weather conditions like high winds or rain.



November 10, 2018 to January 6, 2019

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.




November 17, 2018 to January 6, 2019

Time: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Our Lady of Fatima Shrine
Location: 1023 Swann Road, Youngstown, NY, 14174
Phone: 1-716-754-7489
See more than 75 beautiful lighted displays and an illuminated Shrine.

Climb to the top of the Basilica and enjoy an angel’s view of 15 acres of festival lights, including a 9-foot tall illuminated outdoor Nativity.



November 23, 2018 to December 23, 2018

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
This annual Gingerbread Gallery has grown from a one-day gingerbread auction to a six-week event featuring more than 30 gingerbread creations made by local bakers of all ages.

It is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 19 through January 6, with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.



December 15, 2018

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Host/Presenter: All Things Oz Museum
Location: 219 Genesee St., Chittenango, NY, 13037
Phone: 1-315-687-7772
All Things Oz Museum is thrilled to have author Susan Rubin stop by to make her debut Chittenango appearance and sign her new book, "The Christmas Tree's Soiree.” This is the author's second children's book and everyone is invited to come and get an autographed copy of her new book - the perfect gift for someone special!

"To please a child is a sweet and lovely thing that warms one's heart and brings its own reward." ~L. Frank Baum




December 15, 2018

Host/Presenter: Adirondack Scenic Railroad - Utica Union Station
Location: 321 Main Street, Utica, NY, 13501
Phone: 1-800-819-2291
Departure Times: 4:30 p.m. & 7 p.m.

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.



December 15, 2018

Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Washington Park, Albany, NY, 12203
Phone: 1-518-435-0392
Washington Park comes alive with a spectacular display of Christmas-themed light art installations. Drive through the park and be prepared to be mesmerized by the massive colorful, blinking Santas, reindeer, nutcracker dolls, and more.

In addition to the drive, folks willing to brave the cold can attend special Charity Walk Nights around the theme of “Taste of the Holidays.” One night involves sampling wine and beer while enjoying live music, and another will feature artisan craft offerings from Albany’s restaurants.

At the end of your drive through the Lights, visit Washington Park Lake House to join your favorite reindeer and friends as they bring fun and mystery to the holiday season. The Lake House is filled with crafts and refreshments and Santa will be there through Dec. 23.



December 15, 2018

Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Skaneateles, NY
Phone: 1-315-685-0552
Step back in time to 1842 and celebrate Christmas the old-fashioned way in beautiful and charming Skaneateles in the Finger Lakes Region. Charles Dickens and his cast of more than 50 characters interact with residents and visitors in the streets, stores and restaurants. Throughout the village, enjoy lively acts, live music, unique shopping, wonderful food and horse and wagon rides around the Village. This is a free event.

An annual tradition, the celebration begins the day after Thanksgiving and runs every Saturday and Sunday through December 23, from noon to 4 pm, plus December 24 from noon - 2:30 pm.



December 15, 2018 to December 16, 2018

Time: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Host/Presenter: The Oswego Valley Railroad Association
Location: Fort Ontario State Historic Site , 1 East Fourth St., Oswego, NY, 13126
Phone: 1-315-343-4711
The Oswego Valley Railroad Association presents a Christmas-town Express model train display in the Enlisted Men’s Barracks at Fort Ontario State Historic Site on East Fourth Street in Oswego. The exhibit will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. every weekend in December with a long weekend finale December 27 to 30. It is free and open to the public.

The miniature railroad exhibit features past and present toy and scale model trains including an N-scale train layout, a 1950s-themed O-gauge layout, a Thomas the Tank Engine layout, various photographs and films of locomotives and railroad operations, and a display of model firetrucks.

Admission, parking, coffee and hot chocolate are free for the event and the fort’s museum gift shop will be open for holiday gift shopping. Proceeds from the sales benefit Friends of Fort Ontario work with the fort including programs, interpretations, and special events, publications, restoration, and AmeriCorps staffing for the 2019 season.



December 15, 2018

Time: 1:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Cooperstown & Charlotte Valley Railroad
Location: 136 East Main Street, Milford, NY, 13807
Phone: (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. 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.

The ride runs about 2 ½ hours and reservations are required. Children under 3 are Free!!!



December 15, 2018

Time: 6:30 PM
Host/Presenter: Cooperstown & Charlotte Valley Railroad
Location: 136 East Main Street, Milford, NY, 13807
Phone: (607) 432-2429
All aboard for trip through the winter wonderland that is Central New York! Enjoy the beautifully decorated Milford Depot, passenger train, track side light displays, Christmas music and a stop at the North Pole Station as we take a casual nighttime ride along the Susquehanna River, with holiday treats and refreshments for all. Our North Pole Express runs about 2 hours.

Trains will be heated if the weather warrants it, but passengers are advised to dress warmly. Reservations are required and children young than 3 are FREE!!!



December 15, 2018

Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Alexandria Bay Chamber
Location: Alexandria Bay , NY
Phone: 315-482-9531
Santa arrives in the Village of Alexandria Bay, NY by boat with a USCG escort on Saturday morning bringing gifts for all children under 12 and along the St Lawrence River Valley from Ogdensburg to Cape Vincent and inland.



December 15, 2018

Host/Presenter: The Smith House Opera
Location: 82 Seneca St, Geneva , NY, 14456
The Polar Express at The Smith Opera House



December 15, 2018

Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Owera Vineyards
Location: 5276 E Lake Rd , Cazenovia , NY, 13035
Kick-off the New Year with a leisurely hike around Green Lake (about two miles). Meet at the new Environmental Education Center. Arrive a little early to check out the new exhibits if you have not done so already. Dress for the weather! Sometimes the trail gets a little icy, so you may want to bring a hiking stick and wear boots with good traction. Dogs on leash welcome, but not allowed in the Education Center. Green Lakes has over 20 miles of hiking trails, so if you if this hike isn’t for you, find help you find one you may do on your own!



December 15, 2018

Time: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Athenaeum Hotel at Chautauqua Institution and Chautauqua Institution
Location: 1 Ames Avenue, Chautauqua, , NY, 14722
Phone: 1-800-836-2787
Chautauqua Institution hosts its annual Winter Village at Chautauqua on selected weekends starting in November and running through New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31.

The festivities will highlight on-grounds shopping and dining, and include special events such as wine & food pairing events, Breakfast with Santa, horse-drawn carriage and sleigh rides, a holiday concert and other seasonal activities. For a detailed listing of the Winter Village itinerary please visit: https://chq.org/winter.

Admission and parking are free and overnight accommodations are available.



November 10, 2018 to January 6, 2019

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.




November 17, 2018 to January 6, 2019

Time: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Our Lady of Fatima Shrine
Location: 1023 Swann Road, Youngstown, NY, 14174
Phone: 1-716-754-7489
See more than 75 beautiful lighted displays and an illuminated Shrine.

Climb to the top of the Basilica and enjoy an angel’s view of 15 acres of festival lights, including a 9-foot tall illuminated outdoor Nativity.



November 23, 2018 to December 23, 2018

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
This annual Gingerbread Gallery has grown from a one-day gingerbread auction to a six-week event featuring more than 30 gingerbread creations made by local bakers of all ages.

It is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 19 through January 6, with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.



December 15, 2018 to December 16, 2018

Time: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Host/Presenter: The Oswego Valley Railroad Association
Location: Fort Ontario State Historic Site , 1 East Fourth St., Oswego, NY, 13126
Phone: 1-315-343-4711
The Oswego Valley Railroad Association presents a Christmas-town Express model train display in the Enlisted Men’s Barracks at Fort Ontario State Historic Site on East Fourth Street in Oswego. The exhibit will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. every weekend in December with a long weekend finale December 27 to 30. It is free and open to the public.

The miniature railroad exhibit features past and present toy and scale model trains including an N-scale train layout, a 1950s-themed O-gauge layout, a Thomas the Tank Engine layout, various photographs and films of locomotives and railroad operations, and a display of model firetrucks.

Admission, parking, coffee and hot chocolate are free for the event and the fort’s museum gift shop will be open for holiday gift shopping. Proceeds from the sales benefit Friends of Fort Ontario work with the fort including programs, interpretations, and special events, publications, restoration, and AmeriCorps staffing for the 2019 season.



December 16, 2018

Host/Presenter: Adirondack Scenic Railroad - Utica Union Station
Location: 321 Main Street, Utica, NY, 13501
Phone: 1-800-819-2291
Departure Times: 4:30 p.m. & 7 p.m.

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.



December 16, 2018

Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Washington Park, Albany, NY, 12203
Phone: 1-518-435-0392
Washington Park comes alive with a spectacular display of Christmas-themed light art installations. Drive through the park and be prepared to be mesmerized by the massive colorful, blinking Santas, reindeer, nutcracker dolls, and more.

In addition to the drive, folks willing to brave the cold can attend special Charity Walk Nights around the theme of “Taste of the Holidays.” One night involves sampling wine and beer while enjoying live music, and another will feature artisan craft offerings from Albany’s restaurants.

At the end of your drive through the Lights, visit Washington Park Lake House to join your favorite reindeer and friends as they bring fun and mystery to the holiday season. The Lake House is filled with crafts and refreshments and Santa will be there through Dec. 23.



December 16, 2018

Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Skaneateles, NY
Phone: 1-315-685-0552
Step back in time to 1842 and celebrate Christmas the old-fashioned way in beautiful and charming Skaneateles in the Finger Lakes Region. Charles Dickens and his cast of more than 50 characters interact with residents and visitors in the streets, stores and restaurants. Throughout the village, enjoy lively acts, live music, unique shopping, wonderful food and horse and wagon rides around the Village. This is a free event.

An annual tradition, the celebration begins the day after Thanksgiving and runs every Saturday and Sunday through December 23, from noon to 4 pm, plus December 24 from noon - 2:30 pm.



December 16, 2018

Time: 1:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Cooperstown & Charlotte Valley Railroad
Location: 136 East Main Street, Milford, NY, 13807
Phone: (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. 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.

The ride runs about 2 ½ hours and reservations are required. Children under 3 are Free!!!



December 16, 2018

Time: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Athenaeum Hotel at Chautauqua Institution and Chautauqua Institution
Location: 1 Ames Avenue, Chautauqua, , NY, 14722
Phone: 1-800-836-2787
Chautauqua Institution hosts its annual Winter Village at Chautauqua on selected weekends starting in November and running through New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31.

The festivities will highlight on-grounds shopping and dining, and include special events such as wine & food pairing events, Breakfast with Santa, horse-drawn carriage and sleigh rides, a holiday concert and other seasonal activities. For a detailed listing of the Winter Village itinerary please visit: https://chq.org/winter.

Admission and parking are free and overnight accommodations are available.



November 10, 2018 to January 6, 2019

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.




November 17, 2018 to January 6, 2019

Time: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Our Lady of Fatima Shrine
Location: 1023 Swann Road, Youngstown, NY, 14174
Phone: 1-716-754-7489
See more than 75 beautiful lighted displays and an illuminated Shrine.

Climb to the top of the Basilica and enjoy an angel’s view of 15 acres of festival lights, including a 9-foot tall illuminated outdoor Nativity.



November 23, 2018 to December 23, 2018

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
This annual Gingerbread Gallery has grown from a one-day gingerbread auction to a six-week event featuring more than 30 gingerbread creations made by local bakers of all ages.

It is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 19 through January 6, with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.



December 17, 2018

Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Washington Park, Albany, NY, 12203
Phone: 1-518-435-0392
Washington Park comes alive with a spectacular display of Christmas-themed light art installations. Drive through the park and be prepared to be mesmerized by the massive colorful, blinking Santas, reindeer, nutcracker dolls, and more.

In addition to the drive, folks willing to brave the cold can attend special Charity Walk Nights around the theme of “Taste of the Holidays.” One night involves sampling wine and beer while enjoying live music, and another will feature artisan craft offerings from Albany’s restaurants.

At the end of your drive through the Lights, visit Washington Park Lake House to join your favorite reindeer and friends as they bring fun and mystery to the holiday season. The Lake House is filled with crafts and refreshments and Santa will be there through Dec. 23.



November 10, 2018 to January 6, 2019

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.




November 17, 2018 to January 6, 2019

Time: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Our Lady of Fatima Shrine
Location: 1023 Swann Road, Youngstown, NY, 14174
Phone: 1-716-754-7489
See more than 75 beautiful lighted displays and an illuminated Shrine.

Climb to the top of the Basilica and enjoy an angel’s view of 15 acres of festival lights, including a 9-foot tall illuminated outdoor Nativity.



November 23, 2018 to December 23, 2018

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
This annual Gingerbread Gallery has grown from a one-day gingerbread auction to a six-week event featuring more than 30 gingerbread creations made by local bakers of all ages.

It is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 19 through January 6, with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.



December 18, 2018

Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Washington Park, Albany, NY, 12203
Phone: 1-518-435-0392
Washington Park comes alive with a spectacular display of Christmas-themed light art installations. Drive through the park and be prepared to be mesmerized by the massive colorful, blinking Santas, reindeer, nutcracker dolls, and more.

In addition to the drive, folks willing to brave the cold can attend special Charity Walk Nights around the theme of “Taste of the Holidays.” One night involves sampling wine and beer while enjoying live music, and another will feature artisan craft offerings from Albany’s restaurants.

At the end of your drive through the Lights, visit Washington Park Lake House to join your favorite reindeer and friends as they bring fun and mystery to the holiday season. The Lake House is filled with crafts and refreshments and Santa will be there through Dec. 23.



November 10, 2018 to January 6, 2019

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.




November 17, 2018 to January 6, 2019

Time: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Our Lady of Fatima Shrine
Location: 1023 Swann Road, Youngstown, NY, 14174
Phone: 1-716-754-7489
See more than 75 beautiful lighted displays and an illuminated Shrine.

Climb to the top of the Basilica and enjoy an angel’s view of 15 acres of festival lights, including a 9-foot tall illuminated outdoor Nativity.



November 23, 2018 to December 23, 2018

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
This annual Gingerbread Gallery has grown from a one-day gingerbread auction to a six-week event featuring more than 30 gingerbread creations made by local bakers of all ages.

It is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 19 through January 6, with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.



December 19, 2018

Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Washington Park, Albany, NY, 12203
Phone: 1-518-435-0392
Washington Park comes alive with a spectacular display of Christmas-themed light art installations. Drive through the park and be prepared to be mesmerized by the massive colorful, blinking Santas, reindeer, nutcracker dolls, and more.

In addition to the drive, folks willing to brave the cold can attend special Charity Walk Nights around the theme of “Taste of the Holidays.” One night involves sampling wine and beer while enjoying live music, and another will feature artisan craft offerings from Albany’s restaurants.

At the end of your drive through the Lights, visit Washington Park Lake House to join your favorite reindeer and friends as they bring fun and mystery to the holiday season. The Lake House is filled with crafts and refreshments and Santa will be there through Dec. 23.



November 10, 2018 to January 6, 2019

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.




November 17, 2018 to January 6, 2019

Time: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Our Lady of Fatima Shrine
Location: 1023 Swann Road, Youngstown, NY, 14174
Phone: 1-716-754-7489
See more than 75 beautiful lighted displays and an illuminated Shrine.

Climb to the top of the Basilica and enjoy an angel’s view of 15 acres of festival lights, including a 9-foot tall illuminated outdoor Nativity.



November 23, 2018 to December 23, 2018

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
This annual Gingerbread Gallery has grown from a one-day gingerbread auction to a six-week event featuring more than 30 gingerbread creations made by local bakers of all ages.

It is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 19 through January 6, with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.



December 20, 2018

Host/Presenter: Adirondack Scenic Railroad - Utica Union Station
Location: 321 Main Street, Utica, NY, 13501
Phone: 1-800-819-2291
Departure Times: 4:30 p.m. & 7 p.m.

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.



December 20, 2018

Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Washington Park, Albany, NY, 12203
Phone: 1-518-435-0392
Washington Park comes alive with a spectacular display of Christmas-themed light art installations. Drive through the park and be prepared to be mesmerized by the massive colorful, blinking Santas, reindeer, nutcracker dolls, and more.

In addition to the drive, folks willing to brave the cold can attend special Charity Walk Nights around the theme of “Taste of the Holidays.” One night involves sampling wine and beer while enjoying live music, and another will feature artisan craft offerings from Albany’s restaurants.

At the end of your drive through the Lights, visit Washington Park Lake House to join your favorite reindeer and friends as they bring fun and mystery to the holiday season. The Lake House is filled with crafts and refreshments and Santa will be there through Dec. 23.



November 10, 2018 to January 6, 2019

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.




November 17, 2018 to January 6, 2019

Time: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Our Lady of Fatima Shrine
Location: 1023 Swann Road, Youngstown, NY, 14174
Phone: 1-716-754-7489
See more than 75 beautiful lighted displays and an illuminated Shrine.

Climb to the top of the Basilica and enjoy an angel’s view of 15 acres of festival lights, including a 9-foot tall illuminated outdoor Nativity.



November 23, 2018 to December 23, 2018

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
This annual Gingerbread Gallery has grown from a one-day gingerbread auction to a six-week event featuring more than 30 gingerbread creations made by local bakers of all ages.

It is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 19 through January 6, with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.



December 21, 2018

Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Washington Park, Albany, NY, 12203
Phone: 1-518-435-0392
Washington Park comes alive with a spectacular display of Christmas-themed light art installations. Drive through the park and be prepared to be mesmerized by the massive colorful, blinking Santas, reindeer, nutcracker dolls, and more.

In addition to the drive, folks willing to brave the cold can attend special Charity Walk Nights around the theme of “Taste of the Holidays.” One night involves sampling wine and beer while enjoying live music, and another will feature artisan craft offerings from Albany’s restaurants.

At the end of your drive through the Lights, visit Washington Park Lake House to join your favorite reindeer and friends as they bring fun and mystery to the holiday season. The Lake House is filled with crafts and refreshments and Santa will be there through Dec. 23.



December 21, 2018

Time: 9:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Niagara Falls State Park
Location: 332 Prospect Point, Niagara Falls, NY, 14303
Enjoy a spectacular display of fireworks over Niagara Falls at 9 p.m. every Friday night during the winter season.

All performances are free and subject to change.

Please note: Fireworks performances are weather permitting and may be canceled due to poor weather conditions like high winds or rain.



December 21, 2018

Time: 10:00 AM
Host/Presenter: Paul Smith's College VIC
Location: 8023 State Route 30, , Paul Smiths, NY, 12970
Phone: 1-518-327-6241
Enjoy a magical winter sleigh ride on Paul Smith’s College VIC trails. The ride will last 30 minutes and leave on the hour - bundle up!

Sleigh is limited to 6 participants; register early. All ages.



November 10, 2018 to January 6, 2019

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.




November 17, 2018 to January 6, 2019

Time: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Our Lady of Fatima Shrine
Location: 1023 Swann Road, Youngstown, NY, 14174
Phone: 1-716-754-7489
See more than 75 beautiful lighted displays and an illuminated Shrine.

Climb to the top of the Basilica and enjoy an angel’s view of 15 acres of festival lights, including a 9-foot tall illuminated outdoor Nativity.



November 23, 2018 to December 23, 2018

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
This annual Gingerbread Gallery has grown from a one-day gingerbread auction to a six-week event featuring more than 30 gingerbread creations made by local bakers of all ages.

It is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 19 through January 6, with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.



December 22, 2018

Host/Presenter: Adirondack Scenic Railroad - Utica Union Station
Location: 321 Main Street, Utica, NY, 13501
Phone: 1-800-819-2291
Departure Times: 4:30 p.m. & 7 p.m.

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.



December 22, 2018

Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Washington Park, Albany, NY, 12203
Phone: 1-518-435-0392
Washington Park comes alive with a spectacular display of Christmas-themed light art installations. Drive through the park and be prepared to be mesmerized by the massive colorful, blinking Santas, reindeer, nutcracker dolls, and more.

In addition to the drive, folks willing to brave the cold can attend special Charity Walk Nights around the theme of “Taste of the Holidays.” One night involves sampling wine and beer while enjoying live music, and another will feature artisan craft offerings from Albany’s restaurants.

At the end of your drive through the Lights, visit Washington Park Lake House to join your favorite reindeer and friends as they bring fun and mystery to the holiday season. The Lake House is filled with crafts and refreshments and Santa will be there through Dec. 23.



December 22, 2018

Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Skaneateles, NY
Phone: 1-315-685-0552
Step back in time to 1842 and celebrate Christmas the old-fashioned way in beautiful and charming Skaneateles in the Finger Lakes Region. Charles Dickens and his cast of more than 50 characters interact with residents and visitors in the streets, stores and restaurants. Throughout the village, enjoy lively acts, live music, unique shopping, wonderful food and horse and wagon rides around the Village. This is a free event.

An annual tradition, the celebration begins the day after Thanksgiving and runs every Saturday and Sunday through December 23, from noon to 4 pm, plus December 24 from noon - 2:30 pm.



December 22, 2018 to December 23, 2018

Time: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Host/Presenter: The Oswego Valley Railroad Association
Location: Fort Ontario State Historic Site , 1 East Fourth St., Oswego, NY, 13126
Phone: 1-315-343-4711
The Oswego Valley Railroad Association presents a Christmas-town Express model train display in the Enlisted Men’s Barracks at Fort Ontario State Historic Site on East Fourth Street in Oswego. The exhibit will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. every weekend in December with a long weekend finale December 27 to 30. It is free and open to the public.

The miniature railroad exhibit features past and present toy and scale model trains including an N-scale train layout, a 1950s-themed O-gauge layout, a Thomas the Tank Engine layout, various photographs and films of locomotives and railroad operations, and a display of model firetrucks.

Admission, parking, coffee and hot chocolate are free for the event and the fort’s museum gift shop will be open for holiday gift shopping. Proceeds from the sales benefit Friends of Fort Ontario work with the fort including programs, interpretations, and special events, publications, restoration, and AmeriCorps staffing for the 2019 season.



December 22, 2018

Time: 10:00 AM
Host/Presenter: Paul Smith's College VIC
Location: 8023 State Route 30, , Paul Smiths, NY, 12970
Phone: 1-518-327-6241
Enjoy a magical winter sleigh ride on Paul Smith’s College VIC trails. The ride will last 30 minutes and leave on the hour - bundle up!

Sleigh is limited to 6 participants; register early. All ages.



December 22, 2018

Time: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Athenaeum Hotel at Chautauqua Institution and Chautauqua Institution
Location: 1 Ames Avenue, Chautauqua, NY, 14722
Phone: 1-800-836-2787
Chautauqua Institution hosts its annual Winter Village at Chautauqua on selected weekends starting in November and running through New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31.

The festivities will highlight on-grounds shopping and dining, and include special events such as wine & food pairing events, Breakfast with Santa, horse-drawn carriage and sleigh rides, a holiday concert and other seasonal activities. For a detailed listing of the Winter Village itinerary please visit: https://chq.org/winter.

Admission and parking are free and overnight accommodations are available.



November 10, 2018 to January 6, 2019

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.




November 17, 2018 to January 6, 2019

Time: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Our Lady of Fatima Shrine
Location: 1023 Swann Road, Youngstown, NY, 14174
Phone: 1-716-754-7489
See more than 75 beautiful lighted displays and an illuminated Shrine.

Climb to the top of the Basilica and enjoy an angel’s view of 15 acres of festival lights, including a 9-foot tall illuminated outdoor Nativity.



November 23, 2018 to December 23, 2018

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
This annual Gingerbread Gallery has grown from a one-day gingerbread auction to a six-week event featuring more than 30 gingerbread creations made by local bakers of all ages.

It is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 19 through January 6, with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.



December 22, 2018 to December 23, 2018

Time: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Host/Presenter: The Oswego Valley Railroad Association
Location: Fort Ontario State Historic Site , 1 East Fourth St., Oswego, NY, 13126
Phone: 1-315-343-4711
The Oswego Valley Railroad Association presents a Christmas-town Express model train display in the Enlisted Men’s Barracks at Fort Ontario State Historic Site on East Fourth Street in Oswego. The exhibit will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. every weekend in December with a long weekend finale December 27 to 30. It is free and open to the public.

The miniature railroad exhibit features past and present toy and scale model trains including an N-scale train layout, a 1950s-themed O-gauge layout, a Thomas the Tank Engine layout, various photographs and films of locomotives and railroad operations, and a display of model firetrucks.

Admission, parking, coffee and hot chocolate are free for the event and the fort’s museum gift shop will be open for holiday gift shopping. Proceeds from the sales benefit Friends of Fort Ontario work with the fort including programs, interpretations, and special events, publications, restoration, and AmeriCorps staffing for the 2019 season.



December 23, 2018

Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Washington Park, Albany, NY, 12203
Phone: 1-518-435-0392
Washington Park comes alive with a spectacular display of Christmas-themed light art installations. Drive through the park and be prepared to be mesmerized by the massive colorful, blinking Santas, reindeer, nutcracker dolls, and more.

In addition to the drive, folks willing to brave the cold can attend special Charity Walk Nights around the theme of “Taste of the Holidays.” One night involves sampling wine and beer while enjoying live music, and another will feature artisan craft offerings from Albany’s restaurants.

At the end of your drive through the Lights, visit Washington Park Lake House to join your favorite reindeer and friends as they bring fun and mystery to the holiday season. The Lake House is filled with crafts and refreshments and Santa will be there through Dec. 23.



December 23, 2018

Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Skaneateles, NY
Phone: 1-315-685-0552
Step back in time to 1842 and celebrate Christmas the old-fashioned way in beautiful and charming Skaneateles in the Finger Lakes Region. Charles Dickens and his cast of more than 50 characters interact with residents and visitors in the streets, stores and restaurants. Throughout the village, enjoy lively acts, live music, unique shopping, wonderful food and horse and wagon rides around the Village. This is a free event.

An annual tradition, the celebration begins the day after Thanksgiving and runs every Saturday and Sunday through December 23, from noon to 4 pm, plus December 24 from noon - 2:30 pm.



December 23, 2018

Time: 9:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Niagara Falls State Park
Location: 332 Prospect Point, Niagara Falls, NY, 14303
Enjoy a spectacular display of fireworks over Niagara Falls at 9 p.m. every Friday night during the winter season.

All performances are free and subject to change.

Please note: Fireworks performances are weather permitting and may be canceled due to poor weather conditions like high winds or rain.



December 23, 2018

Time: 10:00 AM
Host/Presenter: Paul Smith's College VIC
Location: 8023 State Route 30, , Paul Smiths, NY, 12970
Phone: 1-518-327-6241
Enjoy a magical winter sleigh ride on Paul Smith’s College VIC trails. The ride will last 30 minutes and leave on the hour - bundle up!

Sleigh is limited to 6 participants; register early. All ages.



December 23, 2018

Time: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Athenaeum Hotel at Chautauqua Institution and Chautauqua Institution
Location: 1 Ames Avenue, Chautauqua, NY, 14722
Phone: 1-800-836-2787
Chautauqua Institution hosts its annual Winter Village at Chautauqua on selected weekends starting in November and running through New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31.

The festivities will highlight on-grounds shopping and dining, and include special events such as wine & food pairing events, Breakfast with Santa, horse-drawn carriage and sleigh rides, a holiday concert and other seasonal activities. For a detailed listing of the Winter Village itinerary please visit: https://chq.org/winter.

Admission and parking are free and overnight accommodations are available.



November 10, 2018 to January 6, 2019

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.




November 17, 2018 to January 6, 2019

Time: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Our Lady of Fatima Shrine
Location: 1023 Swann Road, Youngstown, NY, 14174
Phone: 1-716-754-7489
See more than 75 beautiful lighted displays and an illuminated Shrine.

Climb to the top of the Basilica and enjoy an angel’s view of 15 acres of festival lights, including a 9-foot tall illuminated outdoor Nativity.



December 24, 2018

Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Washington Park, Albany, NY, 12203
Phone: 1-518-435-0392
Washington Park comes alive with a spectacular display of Christmas-themed light art installations. Drive through the park and be prepared to be mesmerized by the massive colorful, blinking Santas, reindeer, nutcracker dolls, and more.

In addition to the drive, folks willing to brave the cold can attend special Charity Walk Nights around the theme of “Taste of the Holidays.” One night involves sampling wine and beer while enjoying live music, and another will feature artisan craft offerings from Albany’s restaurants.

At the end of your drive through the Lights, visit Washington Park Lake House to join your favorite reindeer and friends as they bring fun and mystery to the holiday season. The Lake House is filled with crafts and refreshments and Santa will be there through Dec. 23.



December 24, 2018

Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Erie Canal Museum
Location: 318 Erie Blvd East, Syracuse , NY, 13202
Phone: 1-315-471-0593
This annual Gingerbread Gallery has grown from a one-day gingerbread auction to a six-week event featuring more than 30 gingerbread creations made by local bakers of all ages.

It is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 19 through January 6, with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.



December 24, 2018

Time: 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: Skaneateles, NY
Phone: 1-315-685-0552
Step back in time to 1842 and celebrate Christmas the old-fashioned way in beautiful and charming Skaneateles in the Finger Lakes Region. Charles Dickens and his cast of more than 50 characters interact with residents and visitors in the streets, stores and restaurants. Throughout the village, enjoy lively acts, live music, unique shopping, wonderful food and horse and wagon rides around the Village. This is a free event.

An annual tradition, the celebration begins the day after Thanksgiving and runs every Saturday and Sunday through December 23, from noon to 4 pm, plus December 24 from noon - 2:30 pm.



December 24, 2018

Time: 9:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Niagara Falls State Park
Location: 332 Prospect Point, Niagara Falls, NY, 14303
Enjoy a spectacular display of fireworks over Niagara Falls at 9 p.m. every Friday night during the winter season.

All performances are free and subject to change.

Please note: Fireworks performances are weather permitting and may be canceled due to poor weather conditions like high winds or rain.



December 24, 2018

Time: 10:00 AM
Host/Presenter: Paul Smith's College VIC
Location: 8023 State Route 30, , Paul Smiths, NY, 12970
Phone: 1-518-327-6241
Enjoy a magical winter sleigh ride on Paul Smith’s College VIC trails. The ride will last 30 minutes and leave on the hour - bundle up!

Sleigh is limited to 6 participants; register early. All ages.



November 10, 2018 to January 6, 2019

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.




November 17, 2018 to January 6, 2019

Time: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Our Lady of Fatima Shrine
Location: 1023 Swann Road, Youngstown, NY, 14174
Phone: 1-716-754-7489
See more than 75 beautiful lighted displays and an illuminated Shrine.

Climb to the top of the Basilica and enjoy an angel’s view of 15 acres of festival lights, including a 9-foot tall illuminated outdoor Nativity.



December 25, 2018

Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Washington Park, Albany, NY, 12203
Phone: 1-518-435-0392
Washington Park comes alive with a spectacular display of Christmas-themed light art installations. Drive through the park and be prepared to be mesmerized by the massive colorful, blinking Santas, reindeer, nutcracker dolls, and more.

In addition to the drive, folks willing to brave the cold can attend special Charity Walk Nights around the theme of “Taste of the Holidays.” One night involves sampling wine and beer while enjoying live music, and another will feature artisan craft offerings from Albany’s restaurants.

At the end of your drive through the Lights, visit Washington Park Lake House to join your favorite reindeer and friends as they bring fun and mystery to the holiday season. The Lake House is filled with crafts and refreshments and Santa will be there through Dec. 23.



December 25, 2018

Time: 9:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Niagara Falls State Park
Location: 332 Prospect Point, Niagara Falls, NY, 14303
Enjoy a spectacular display of fireworks over Niagara Falls at 9 p.m. every Friday night during the winter season.

All performances performances are free and subject to change.

Please note: Fireworks performances are weather permitting and may be canceled due to poor weather conditions like high winds or rain.



November 10, 2018 to January 6, 2019

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.




November 17, 2018 to January 6, 2019

Time: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Our Lady of Fatima Shrine
Location: 1023 Swann Road, Youngstown, NY, 14174
Phone: 1-716-754-7489
See more than 75 beautiful lighted displays and an illuminated Shrine.

Climb to the top of the Basilica and enjoy an angel’s view of 15 acres of festival lights, including a 9-foot tall illuminated outdoor Nativity.



December 26, 2018

Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Washington Park, Albany, NY, 12203
Phone: 1-518-435-0392
Washington Park comes alive with a spectacular display of Christmas-themed light art installations. Drive through the park and be prepared to be mesmerized by the massive colorful, blinking Santas, reindeer, nutcracker dolls, and more.

In addition to the drive, folks willing to brave the cold can attend special Charity Walk Nights around the theme of “Taste of the Holidays.” One night involves sampling wine and beer while enjoying live music, and another will feature artisan craft offerings from Albany’s restaurants.

At the end of your drive through the Lights, visit Washington Park Lake House to join your favorite reindeer and friends as they bring fun and mystery to the holiday season. The Lake House is filled with crafts and refreshments and Santa will be there through Dec. 23.



December 26, 2018 to December 30, 2018

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
This annual Gingerbread Gallery has grown from a one-day gingerbread auction to a six-week event featuring more than 30 gingerbread creations made by local bakers of all ages.

It is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 19 through January 6, with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.



December 26, 2018

Time: 9:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Niagara Falls State Park
Location: 332 Prospect Point, Niagara Falls, NY, 14303
Enjoy a spectacular display of fireworks over Niagara Falls at 9 p.m. every Friday night during the winter season.

All performances are free and subject to change.

Please note: Fireworks performances are weather permitting and may be canceled due to poor weather conditions like high winds or rain.



November 10, 2018 to January 6, 2019

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.




November 17, 2018 to January 6, 2019

Time: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Our Lady of Fatima Shrine
Location: 1023 Swann Road, Youngstown, NY, 14174
Phone: 1-716-754-7489
See more than 75 beautiful lighted displays and an illuminated Shrine.

Climb to the top of the Basilica and enjoy an angel’s view of 15 acres of festival lights, including a 9-foot tall illuminated outdoor Nativity.



December 26, 2018 to December 30, 2018

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
This annual Gingerbread Gallery has grown from a one-day gingerbread auction to a six-week event featuring more than 30 gingerbread creations made by local bakers of all ages.

It is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 19 through January 6, with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.



December 27, 2018

Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Washington Park, Albany, NY, 12203
Phone: 1-518-435-0392
Washington Park comes alive with a spectacular display of Christmas-themed light art installations. Drive through the park and be prepared to be mesmerized by the massive colorful, blinking Santas, reindeer, nutcracker dolls, and more.

In addition to the drive, folks willing to brave the cold can attend special Charity Walk Nights around the theme of “Taste of the Holidays.” One night involves sampling wine and beer while enjoying live music, and another will feature artisan craft offerings from Albany’s restaurants.

At the end of your drive through the Lights, visit Washington Park Lake House to join your favorite reindeer and friends as they bring fun and mystery to the holiday season. The Lake House is filled with crafts and refreshments and Santa will be there through Dec. 23.



December 27, 2018

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Erie Canal Museum
Location: 318 Erie Blvd East, Syracuse , NY, 13202
Phone: 1-315-471-0593
Children can create their own gingerbread-like houses to take home using milk cartons, graham crackers, icing, and a variety of edible decorations.

Preregistration and prepayment are required. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration includes all materials and admission to the 33rd annual Gingerbread Gallery.



December 27, 2018 to December 30, 2018

Time: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Host/Presenter: The Oswego Valley Railroad Association
Location: Fort Ontario State Historic Site , 1 East Fourth St., Oswego, NY, 13126
Phone: 1-315-343-4711
The Oswego Valley Railroad Association presents a Christmas-town Express model train display in the Enlisted Men’s Barracks at Fort Ontario State Historic Site on East Fourth Street in Oswego. The exhibit will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. every weekend in December with a long weekend finale December 27 to 30. It is free and open to the public.

The miniature railroad exhibit features past and present toy and scale model trains including an N-scale train layout, a 1950s-themed O-gauge layout, a Thomas the Tank Engine layout, various photographs and films of locomotives and railroad operations, and a display of model firetrucks.

Admission, parking, coffee and hot chocolate are free for the event and the fort’s museum gift shop will be open for holiday gift shopping. Proceeds from the sales benefit Friends of Fort Ontario work with the fort including programs, interpretations, and special events, publications, restoration, and AmeriCorps staffing for the 2019 season.



December 27, 2018

Time: 9:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Niagara Falls State Park
Location: 332 Prospect Point, Niagara Falls, NY, 14303
Enjoy a spectacular display of fireworks over Niagara Falls at 9 p.m. every Friday night during the winter season.

All performances are free and subject to change.

Please note: Fireworks performances are weather permitting and may be canceled due to poor weather conditions like high winds or rain.



November 10, 2018 to January 6, 2019

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.




November 17, 2018 to January 6, 2019

Time: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Our Lady of Fatima Shrine
Location: 1023 Swann Road, Youngstown, NY, 14174
Phone: 1-716-754-7489
See more than 75 beautiful lighted displays and an illuminated Shrine.

Climb to the top of the Basilica and enjoy an angel’s view of 15 acres of festival lights, including a 9-foot tall illuminated outdoor Nativity.



December 26, 2018 to December 30, 2018

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
This annual Gingerbread Gallery has grown from a one-day gingerbread auction to a six-week event featuring more than 30 gingerbread creations made by local bakers of all ages.

It is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 19 through January 6, with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.



December 27, 2018 to December 30, 2018

Time: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Host/Presenter: The Oswego Valley Railroad Association
Location: Fort Ontario State Historic Site , 1 East Fourth St., Oswego, NY, 13126
Phone: 1-315-343-4711
The Oswego Valley Railroad Association presents a Christmas-town Express model train display in the Enlisted Men’s Barracks at Fort Ontario State Historic Site on East Fourth Street in Oswego. The exhibit will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. every weekend in December with a long weekend finale December 27 to 30. It is free and open to the public.

The miniature railroad exhibit features past and present toy and scale model trains including an N-scale train layout, a 1950s-themed O-gauge layout, a Thomas the Tank Engine layout, various photographs and films of locomotives and railroad operations, and a display of model firetrucks.

Admission, parking, coffee and hot chocolate are free for the event and the fort’s museum gift shop will be open for holiday gift shopping. Proceeds from the sales benefit Friends of Fort Ontario work with the fort including programs, interpretations, and special events, publications, restoration, and AmeriCorps staffing for the 2019 season.



December 28, 2018

Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Washington Park, Albany, NY, 12203
Phone: 1-518-435-0392
Washington Park comes alive with a spectacular display of Christmas-themed light art installations. Drive through the park and be prepared to be mesmerized by the massive colorful, blinking Santas, reindeer, nutcracker dolls, and more.

In addition to the drive, folks willing to brave the cold can attend special Charity Walk Nights around the theme of “Taste of the Holidays.” One night involves sampling wine and beer while enjoying live music, and another will feature artisan craft offerings from Albany’s restaurants.

At the end of your drive through the Lights, visit Washington Park Lake House to join your favorite reindeer and friends as they bring fun and mystery to the holiday season. The Lake House is filled with crafts and refreshments and Santa will be there through Dec. 23.



December 28, 2018

Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Host/Presenter: The ARTS Council and The Rockwell Musuem, Urban Corning
Location: Various locations in Downtown Corning, Corning, NY, 14830
Phone: 1-607-962-1332
The Urban Arts Crawl celebrates the burgeoning, unique art scene in historic Downtown Corning, each month presenting distinct artists, exhibitions, and cultural experiences. A free, self-guided, art-centric trail held on the final Friday of each month, all year long. The Crawl includes stops at internationally acclaimed museums, community art centers and independent galleries alike.

Each month, Urban Corning wraps up the evening for the post-crawl meet-up! Plan to spend your evening on Historic Market Street with various social opportunities at local bars and restaurants post-crawl. Learn more at http://www.urbancorning.com/urban-arts-crawl/



December 28, 2018

Time: 9:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Niagara Falls State Park
Location: 332 Prospect Point, Niagara Falls, NY, 14303
Enjoy a spectacular display of fireworks over Niagara Falls at 9 p.m. every Friday night during the winter season.

All performances are free and subject to change.

Please note: Fireworks performances are weather permitting and may be canceled due to poor weather conditions like high winds or rain.



December 28, 2018

Time: 10:00 AM
Host/Presenter: Paul Smith's College VIC
Location: 8023 State Route 30, , Paul Smiths, NY, 12970
Phone: 1-518-327-6241
Enjoy a magical winter sleigh ride on Paul Smith’s College VIC trails. The ride will last 30 minutes and leave on the hour - bundle up!

Sleigh is limited to 6 participants; register early. All ages.



November 10, 2018 to January 6, 2019

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.




November 17, 2018 to January 6, 2019

Time: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Our Lady of Fatima Shrine
Location: 1023 Swann Road, Youngstown, NY, 14174
Phone: 1-716-754-7489
See more than 75 beautiful lighted displays and an illuminated Shrine.

Climb to the top of the Basilica and enjoy an angel’s view of 15 acres of festival lights, including a 9-foot tall illuminated outdoor Nativity.



December 26, 2018 to December 30, 2018

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
This annual Gingerbread Gallery has grown from a one-day gingerbread auction to a six-week event featuring more than 30 gingerbread creations made by local bakers of all ages.

It is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 19 through January 6, with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.



December 27, 2018 to December 30, 2018

Time: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Host/Presenter: The Oswego Valley Railroad Association
Location: Fort Ontario State Historic Site , 1 East Fourth St., Oswego, NY, 13126
Phone: 1-315-343-4711
The Oswego Valley Railroad Association presents a Christmas-town Express model train display in the Enlisted Men’s Barracks at Fort Ontario State Historic Site on East Fourth Street in Oswego. The exhibit will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. every weekend in December with a long weekend finale December 27 to 30. It is free and open to the public.

The miniature railroad exhibit features past and present toy and scale model trains including an N-scale train layout, a 1950s-themed O-gauge layout, a Thomas the Tank Engine layout, various photographs and films of locomotives and railroad operations, and a display of model firetrucks.

Admission, parking, coffee and hot chocolate are free for the event and the fort’s museum gift shop will be open for holiday gift shopping. Proceeds from the sales benefit Friends of Fort Ontario work with the fort including programs, interpretations, and special events, publications, restoration, and AmeriCorps staffing for the 2019 season.



December 29, 2018

Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Washington Park, Albany, NY, 12203
Phone: 1-518-435-0392
Washington Park comes alive with a spectacular display of Christmas-themed light art installations. Drive through the park and be prepared to be mesmerized by the massive colorful, blinking Santas, reindeer, nutcracker dolls, and more.

In addition to the drive, folks willing to brave the cold can attend special Charity Walk Nights around the theme of “Taste of the Holidays.” One night involves sampling wine and beer while enjoying live music, and another will feature artisan craft offerings from Albany’s restaurants.

At the end of your drive through the Lights, visit Washington Park Lake House to join your favorite reindeer and friends as they bring fun and mystery to the holiday season. The Lake House is filled with crafts and refreshments and Santa will be there through Dec. 23.



December 29, 2018

Time: 9:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Niagara Falls State Park
Location: 332 Prospect Point, Niagara Falls, NY, 14303
Enjoy a spectacular display of fireworks over Niagara Falls at 9 p.m. every Friday night during the winter season.

All performances are free and subject to change.

Please note: Fireworks performances are weather permitting and may be canceled due to poor weather conditions like high winds or rain.



December 29, 2018

Time: 10:00 AM
Host/Presenter: Paul Smith's College VIC
Location: 8023 State Route 30, , Paul Smiths, NY, 12970
Phone: 1-518-327-6241
Enjoy a magical winter sleigh ride on Paul Smith’s College VIC trails. The ride will last 30 minutes and leave on the hour - bundle up!

Sleigh is limited to 6 participants; register early. All ages.



December 29, 2018

Time: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Athenaeum Hotel at Chautauqua Institution and Chautauqua Institution
Location: 1 Ames Avenue, Chautauqua, NY, 14722
Phone: 1-800-836-2787
Chautauqua Institution hosts its annual Winter Village at Chautauqua on selected weekends starting in November and running through New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31.

The festivities will highlight on-grounds shopping and dining, and include special events such as wine & food pairing events, Breakfast with Santa, horse-drawn carriage and sleigh rides, a holiday concert and other seasonal activities. For a detailed listing of the Winter Village itinerary please visit: https://chq.org/winter.

Admission and parking are free and overnight accommodations are available.



November 10, 2018 to January 6, 2019

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.




November 17, 2018 to January 6, 2019

Time: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Our Lady of Fatima Shrine
Location: 1023 Swann Road, Youngstown, NY, 14174
Phone: 1-716-754-7489
See more than 75 beautiful lighted displays and an illuminated Shrine.

Climb to the top of the Basilica and enjoy an angel’s view of 15 acres of festival lights, including a 9-foot tall illuminated outdoor Nativity.



December 26, 2018 to December 30, 2018

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
This annual Gingerbread Gallery has grown from a one-day gingerbread auction to a six-week event featuring more than 30 gingerbread creations made by local bakers of all ages.

It is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 19 through January 6, with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.



December 27, 2018 to December 30, 2018

Time: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Host/Presenter: The Oswego Valley Railroad Association
Location: Fort Ontario State Historic Site , 1 East Fourth St., Oswego, NY, 13126
Phone: 1-315-343-4711
The Oswego Valley Railroad Association presents a Christmas-town Express model train display in the Enlisted Men’s Barracks at Fort Ontario State Historic Site on East Fourth Street in Oswego. The exhibit will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. every weekend in December with a long weekend finale December 27 to 30. It is free and open to the public.

The miniature railroad exhibit features past and present toy and scale model trains including an N-scale train layout, a 1950s-themed O-gauge layout, a Thomas the Tank Engine layout, various photographs and films of locomotives and railroad operations, and a display of model firetrucks.

Admission, parking, coffee and hot chocolate are free for the event and the fort’s museum gift shop will be open for holiday gift shopping. Proceeds from the sales benefit Friends of Fort Ontario work with the fort including programs, interpretations, and special events, publications, restoration, and AmeriCorps staffing for the 2019 season.



December 30, 2018

Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Washington Park, Albany, NY, 12203
Phone: 1-518-435-0392
Washington Park comes alive with a spectacular display of Christmas-themed light art installations. Drive through the park and be prepared to be mesmerized by the massive colorful, blinking Santas, reindeer, nutcracker dolls, and more.

In addition to the drive, folks willing to brave the cold can attend special Charity Walk Nights around the theme of “Taste of the Holidays.” One night involves sampling wine and beer while enjoying live music, and another will feature artisan craft offerings from Albany’s restaurants.

At the end of your drive through the Lights, visit Washington Park Lake House to join your favorite reindeer and friends as they bring fun and mystery to the holiday season. The Lake House is filled with crafts and refreshments and Santa will be there through Dec. 23.



December 30, 2018

Time: 10:00 AM
Host/Presenter: Paul Smith's College VIC
Location: 8023 State Route 30, , Paul Smiths, NY, 12970
Phone: 1-518-327-6241
Enjoy a magical winter sleigh ride on Paul Smith’s College VIC trails. The ride will last 30 minutes and leave on the hour - bundle up!

Sleigh is limited to 6 participants; register early. All ages.



December 30, 2018

Time: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Athenaeum Hotel at Chautauqua Institution and Chautauqua Institution
Location: 1 Ames Avenue, Chautauqua, NY, 14722
Phone: 1-800-836-2787
Chautauqua Institution hosts its annual Winter Village at Chautauqua on selected weekends starting in November and running through New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31.

The festivities will highlight on-grounds shopping and dining, and include special events such as wine & food pairing events, Breakfast with Santa, horse-drawn carriage and sleigh rides, a holiday concert and other seasonal activities. For a detailed listing of the Winter Village itinerary please visit: https://chq.org/winter.

Admission and parking are free and overnight accommodations are available.



November 10, 2018 to January 6, 2019

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.




November 17, 2018 to January 6, 2019

Time: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Our Lady of Fatima Shrine
Location: 1023 Swann Road, Youngstown, NY, 14174
Phone: 1-716-754-7489
See more than 75 beautiful lighted displays and an illuminated Shrine.

Climb to the top of the Basilica and enjoy an angel’s view of 15 acres of festival lights, including a 9-foot tall illuminated outdoor Nativity.



December 31, 2018

Time: 7:30 PM
Host/Presenter: Marriott Syracuse Downtown
Location: 100 East Onondaga Street , Syracuse , NY, 13202
Phone: 315-474-2424 ext 5120
The highly anticipated New Year’s Eve party at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown is happening, and ticket sales will be ending on December 30th, or sooner if tickets sell out!

The New Year’s Eve package starts at 7:30pm with the Cocktail Hour that has a premium FIVE HOUR open bar, buffet dinner, late-night snack, and a champagne toast at midnight to ring in the New Year in style!

Along with live music and entertainment all night from every corner of the hotel, there will also be casino gaming tables, photo booths and a brand new twist of CirqOvation entertainment.

Your ticket selection reserves your seat and table for dinner, but after dinner, you will have access to all of the ballrooms throughout the evening.



December 31, 2018

Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Washington Park, Albany, NY, 12203
Phone: 1-518-435-0392
Washington Park comes alive with a spectacular display of Christmas-themed light art installations. Drive through the park and be prepared to be mesmerized by the massive colorful, blinking Santas, reindeer, nutcracker dolls, and more.

In addition to the drive, folks willing to brave the cold can attend special Charity Walk Nights around the theme of “Taste of the Holidays.” One night involves sampling wine and beer while enjoying live music, and another will feature artisan craft offerings from Albany’s restaurants.

At the end of your drive through the Lights, visit Washington Park Lake House to join your favorite reindeer and friends as they bring fun and mystery to the holiday season. The Lake House is filled with crafts and refreshments and Santa will be there through Dec. 23.



December 31, 2018

Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Erie Canal Museum
Location: 318 Erie Blvd East, Syracuse , NY, 13202
Phone: 1-315-471-0593
This annual Gingerbread Gallery has grown from a one-day gingerbread auction to a six-week event featuring more than 30 gingerbread creations made by local bakers of all ages.

It is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 19 through January 6, with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.



December 31, 2018

Time: 9:00 PM
Host/Presenter: Niagara Falls State Park
Location: 332 Prospect Point, Niagara Falls, NY, 14303
Enjoy a spectacular display of fireworks over Niagara Falls at 9 p.m. every Friday night during the winter season.

All performances are free and subject to change.

Please note: Fireworks performances are weather permitting and may be canceled due to poor weather conditions like high winds or rain.



December 31, 2018

Time: 7:00 PM - 0:00 AM
Host/Presenter: Hotel Saranac, Saranac Lake ADK and Campfire Adirondack Bar &Grill
Location: 100 Main Street, Saranac, NY, 12983
Phone: 1-518-891-6900
Get your tickets for Hotel Saranac's first New Year's Eve event since its reopening. Enjoy dinner and dancing with Silver Arrow Band, nosh on butler passed hors d'oeuvres, live-action dinner stations, and dessert, the join in a champagne toast to 2019, all for $99 per person.

Cash bar, 21 and older event and cocktail attire is requested.

New Year's Eve Room Packages available and include:
One night at Hotel Saranac
Two tickets to the Hotel Saranac New Year's Eve Masquerade
One $20 credit for breakfast in Campfire



December 31, 2018

Time: 5:00 PM - 0:00 AM
Host/Presenter: Athenaeum Hotel at Chautauqua Institution and Chautauqua Institution
Location: 1 Ames Avenue, Chautauqua, NY, 14722
Phone: 1-800-836-2787
Chautauqua Institution hosts its annual Winter Village at Chautauqua on selected weekends starting in November and running through New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31.

The festivities will highlight on-grounds shopping and dining, and include special events such as wine & food pairing events, Breakfast with Santa, horse-drawn carriage and sleigh rides, a holiday concert and other seasonal activities. For a detailed listing of the Winter Village itinerary please visit: https://chq.org/winter.

Admission and parking are free and overnight accommodations are available.



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