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Finger Lakes Events - Festivities for Every Season!

There is no such thing as out of season in the Finger Lakes. Whether leaves are changing, snow is falling, buds are blooming, or the warm sun is sparkling on the lakes, there are glasses being raised in celebration all over the region--and Finger Lakes festivities for everyone in the family.

 

November 2017 Events

NOVEMBER 1, 2017, 5:00-7:00 PM
A Tasting with Old Home Distillery of Lebanon, NY
The Gould Hotel
Seneca Falls, New York

Join Co-owner of Old Home Distillery, Aaron at the Gould Hotel for a tasting of Free Range Spirits of Lebanon NY, featuring Maple Whiskey, Field Day Bourbon and Applejack Brandy. Learn more about this New York Distillery and try some of their offerings! 

NOVEMBER 3-4, 2017
Ithaca Crankie Cabaret 2017
Cherry Artspace
102 Cherry Street, Ithaca, New York

A crankie is an old storytelling art form. It is a long illustrated scroll that is wound onto two spools. The spools are loaded into a box which has a viewing screen. The scroll is hand-cranked while the story is told. It can be accompanied by a narrative, song or tune. LilySilly is producing Ithaca’s 1st Annual Crankie Cabaret, in which several local artists create their own crankies and perform them with music for the public.

NOVEMBER 4, 2017
Liquid State Brewing Company Grand Opening
620 W. Green Street, Ithaca, New York

Liquid State Brewing Company, crafting high-quality small batch beers in a beautiful new space on Ithaca's West End, is NOW OPEN!! Stop by for a pint, meet the brewers, and play some ski ball during regular business hours! Also, join Liquid State Brewing Company, November 4, to celebrate the Grand Opening of their beautiful new brewery and beer hall! All are welcome!

NOVEMBER 9, 2017, 6:30-8:30 PM
Paint & Sip Party at The Gould Hotel
Seneca Falls, New York

Join in on a Paint & Sip Party with artist Tina Yanotti for $35 per person, which includes all art supplies and glass of wine!

NOVEMBER 11, 2017
Five-course New York State Beer Dinner 
The Inns of Aurora
Aurora, New York 

With nearly 300 craft breweries, New York State brewers are a force on the national scene, leading the way on production and innovation. The folks at The Inns of Aurora have selected some of the best New York State Brewers to feature in a pairing of regional brew paired with a five-course dinner. Pre-dinner reception begins at 6:30 PM; dinner is at 7:00 PM. $85 per adult, including tax & gratuity; Please call 315.364.8888 for reservations.

NOVEMBER 11, 2017, 11:30 AM-9:00 PM
Veteran's Day Specials at The Gould Hotel
Seneca Falls, New York

Veterans receive a FREE sandwich or burger and a pint of select beer, OR 20% off any other menu item!


NOVEMBER 11-12, 2017

Keuka Holidays I
Keuka Lake Wine Trail

Celebrate the holiday season as you sample fine Keuka wines complemented by small plates of hearty winter foods. Ticket holders will receive a handmade grapevine wreath at their starting winery and collect an ornament at each winery along the way. Wineries will be decked out in holiday decorations and stocked with unique holiday gift ideas. Please note: Tickets for this weekend are NOT usable on the weekend of November 18-19.


NOVEMBER 12, 2017, 10:30 AM

Three-course War Horse Brewing Co. Beer Brunch 
Fargo Bar & Grill, a charming restaurant and tavern across the street from the Aurora Inn
Aurora, New York
 
Inspired by the flavors of fall, Chef Eric Lamphere will put his spin on this Sunday tradition with a three-course menu paired with beers from War Horse Brewing Co. $30 per adult, plus tax & gratuity; Please stop in or call the Fargo Bar & Grill at 315.364.8006 for reservations.


NOVEMBER 17-19, 2017

Deck the Halls
Seneca Lake Wine Trail

Get in the holiday spirit with a weekend of fun, sampling holiday wines and festive foods in decorated tasting rooms along the Seneca Lake Wine Trail! Receive a recipe book and collect ornaments along the way to decorate your handmade grapevine wreath.

This year, the fabulous and award-winning Boundary Breaks Vineyard joins the Seneca Lake Wine Trail for Deck the Halls Weekend!! Be sure to stop by their beautifully decorated tasting room for excellent wines, great company, and an incredible view of their vines overlooking Seneca Lake!


NOVEMBER 18-19, 2017

Keuka Holidays II
Keuka Lake Wine Trail

Celebrate the holiday season as you sample fine Keuka wines complemented by small plates of hearty winter foods. Ticket holders will receive a handmade grapevine wreath at their starting winery and collect an ornament at each winery along the way. Wineries will be decked out in holiday decorations and stocked with unique holiday gift ideas. Please note: Tickets for this weekend are NOT usable on the weekend of November 11-12.


NOVEMBER 23, 2017, 3:00 PM-5:00 PM
Thanksgiving Dinner at Geneva on the Lake
Geneva, New York

Let Geneva on the Lake spoil you with a fabulous 3-course Thanksgiving dinner in their beautiful dining room, featuring Jazz Pianist Johnny Russo. Seating is limited. Contact Geneva on the Lake for reservations. 


NOVEMBER 23, 2017
Thanksgiving Dinner at The Inns of Aurora
Aurora, New York

Let The Inns of Aurora host a hassle-free 3-course holiday menu for you and your family, featuring all of the trimmings and options that will delight everyone in the family. Call 315-364-8888 to make reservations for Thanksgiving dinner from 12:00 PM- 4:00 PM. Three-course price fix, $50++ per adult, $25++ per child under 12 for the children’s menu. With advance notice, almost all dietary requests and needs can be accommodated.


NOVEMBER 23, 2017, 11:00 AM-5:00 PM
Thanksgiving Buffet at The Gould Hotel
Seneca Falls, New York

Make reservations for a traditional Thanksgiving Buffet at The Gould Hotel! (Adults $24.95, Children 12 and under $10.95, and Youth under 5 are free!)


NOVEMBER 25, 2017

Tree Lighting and Parade of Lights
Corning's Gaffer District
Corning, New York

Celebrate the season, and kick off the holidays in the Crystal City, with the traditional lighting of the Centerway Square and Bridge Street trees, followed by the magical Parade of Lights! The parade begins near Riverside Drive on Bridge Street, continues over the bridge, and finishes on Market Street.

December 2017 Events

DECEMBER 2017, Every Saturday and Sunday through December 24, 2017
24th Annual Dickens Christmas Celebration
Skaneateles, New York

Step back in time and enjoy the holidays the old-fashioned way with Dickens Christmas, as Skaneateles Area Businesses give a gift to the public for their continued support throughout the year. 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. Charles Dickens and his cast of over 50 characters will interact with residents and visitors in the streets, stores and restaurants. Don't miss lively acts at the Library, live music, unique shopping, wonderful food and horse and wagon rides around the Village. 

DECEMBER 1, 2017
Prohibition Cocktail Party with Finger Lakes Distilling at The Inns of Aurora
Aurora, New York

On the cold, dark night of December 5, 1933, crowds erupted in cheers on city streets, champagne corks flew, and flappers ran to the dance floor. Prohibition was over! Join the Inns of Aurora the first day of December to celebrate! Enjoy a special menu in the Aurora Inn Dining Room, where you will gather clues to find and gain entrance to the speakeasy bar. Make sure to make a reservation in the dining room using the password: “Prohibition” to get the “special” menu. Wear your flapper dresses and bootleg best, and come ready to kick up your heels! Sip on vintage-inspired cocktails featuring Finger Lakes Distilling, and enjoy poker games, dancing, and even some delectable take-aways. Cost is $85 per person, including tax & gratuity. Please call 315-364-8888 for reservations.

DECEMBER 1, 2017, 5:00-10:00 PM
Small Business Holiday Party at The Gould Hotel
Seneca Falls, New York

Join The Gould Hotel for a Small Business Holiday Party, $26.95 per person!  Bring your office staff or department to join the fun, including hors D’oeuvres, a buffet, cash bar, and DJ!

DECEMBER 1-3, 2017
Deck the Halls
Seneca Lake Wine Trail

If you missed your chance to Deck the Halls on the Seneca Lake Wine Trail in November, get in the holiday spirit with a weekend of fun, sampling holiday wines and festive foods in December!  Receive a recipe book and collect ornaments along the way to decorate your handmade grapevine wreath.

DECEMBER 3, 2017, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Breakfast with Santa at The Gould Hotel
Seneca Falls, New York

Bring the whole family to meet Santa, and enjoy a delicious breakfast at The Gould Hotel, $16.95 adults, $9.95 children, 5 and under FREE!

DECEMBER 6, 2018
Holiday House Walk

The Inns of Aurora

Join Monica Pitman, the Director of Design & Décor at the Inns of Aurora, as she leads three special guided tours of the unique twinkle and holiday style of the four Inns of Aurora. Meet Monica in the lobby of the Aurora Inn at 4:00 p.m. on December 6, 13, and 20 (all Wednesdays) for these free, hour-long tours.

DECEMBER 7, 8, and 9, 2017
Christmas Luncheons at Geneva on the Lake
Geneva, New York

Gather your friends, family or your office staff to celebrate a truly memorable holiday lunch in Geneva on the Lake's beautifully decorated Lancellotti Dining Room, featuring live music. Please contact Geneva on the Lake for reservations. Prearrangements for alternative luncheon dates may be made for 12-30 people.
 

DECEMBER 13, 2018
Holiday House Walk

The Inns of Aurora

Join Monica Pitman, the Director of Design & Décor at the Inns of Aurora, as she leads three special guided tours of the unique twinkle and holiday style of the four Inns of Aurora. Meet Monica in the lobby of the Aurora Inn at 4:00 p.m.for this free, hour-long tour.
 
DECEMBER 14, 15, and 16, 2017
Christmas Luncheons at Geneva on the Lake
Geneva, New York

Gather your friends, family or your office staff to celebrate a truly memorable holiday lunch in Geneva on the Lake's beautifully decorated Lancellotti Dining Room, featuring live music. Please contact Geneva on the Lake for reservations. Prearrangements for alternative luncheon dates may be made for 12-30 people.

DECEMBER 20, 2018
Holiday House Walk

The Inns of Aurora

Join Monica Pitman, the Director of Design & Décor at the Inns of Aurora, as she leads three special guided tours of the unique twinkle and holiday style of the four Inns of Aurora. Meet Monica in the lobby of the Aurora Inn at 4:00 p.m.for this free, hour-long tour. 
 
DECEMBER 21, 22, and 23, 2017
Christmas Luncheons at Geneva on the Lake
Geneva, New York

Gather your friends, family or your office staff to celebrate a truly memorable holiday lunch in Geneva on the Lake's beautifully decorated Lancellotti Dining Room, featuring live music. Please contact Geneva on the Lake for reservations. Prearrangements for alternative luncheon dates may be made for 12-30 people.
 
DECEMBER 28, 29, and 30, 2017
Christmas Luncheons at Geneva on the Lake
Geneva, New York
Gather your friends, family or your office staff to celebrate a truly memorable holiday lunch in Geneva on the Lake's beautifully decorated Lancellotti Dining Room, featuring live music. Please contact Geneva on the Lake for reservations. Prearrangements for alternative luncheon dates may be made for 12-30 people.
 
DECEMBER 31, 2017
Gala New Year’s Eve Party at Geneva on the Lake
Geneva, New York

Ring in 2018 at Geneva on the Lake's New Year's Eve Gala! Reserve the New Year’s Eve package for two, to include a beautiful suite furnished with Stickley furniture, a bottle of ‘Christmas Cayuga Wine’ in your suite upon arrival, afternoon hospitality, a cocktail party, dinner, dancing to the “Cool Club Trio,” a champagne toast at midnight to ring in the New Year, and Geneva On The Lake’s famous New Year’s Day brunch! Contact Geneva on the Lake to make reservations. *Available on other dates by prearrangement for 12 to 30 people.

January 2018 Events

JANUARY 6-15, 2018
BARGAIN BASH
Seneca Lake Wine Trail

The Seneca Lake Wine Trail’s 2018 event season launches with the annual Bargain Bash! This week long sales event does not require tickets. Think of Bargain Bash as a trail-wide spring cleaning, as wineries clean out their inventory and drop prices on select items, from wine to wine glasses, clothes and other retail items.

JANUARY 12-14, 2017
Halftime and Wine Weekend
Seneca Lake Wine Trail

Celebrate your favorite athletic team, while our wineries celebrate theirs--from college, professional, and amateur football, baseball, and hockey and more! Wineries will be pairing their wines with dishes specifically prepared for sports parties, with a variety of fun finger foods at all of the participating wineries.

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