Finger Lakes Events - Festivities for Every Season!

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 2016 Events

NOVEMBER 5, 2016
Ithaca Brunch Fest 2016
Downtown Ithaca Commons

Get a taste of Ithaca Brunch Fest, 11 AM-4 PM on the Ithaca Commons.  Enjoy this social celebration and festival of fabulous food, local beverages, live music, games, and more!

NOVEMBER 8, 2016
Election Day Dinner at The Gould Hotel
Seneca Falls, New York

Celebrate Election Day with dinner at The Gould Hotel!  Receive 16% off dining for the 2016 election and half-price appetizers!  The special is available after 5:00 PM on Election Day, and news coverage of election results will be showing all evening.  

NOVEMBER 12-13, 2016, 10 AM-5 PM
Keuka Holidays I
Keuka Lake Wine Trail

Ring in the holiday season at Keuka Holidays I, a food & wine celebration on the Keuka Lake Wine Trail, featuring fine wines and hearty winter food paired at seven participating wineries. Ticket holders receive a handmade grapevine wreath at their starting winery and collect an ornament at each winery along the way. Please note, tickets for this weekend event are not usable on November 19-20, 2016.

NOVEMBER 18-20, 2016
23rd Annual Holiday Shopping Spree
Cayuga Lake Wine Trail

Embrace your holiday shopping as you browse, taste, sip, and shop at the wineries along the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail!  Get your shopping done, enjoy tastings of fine regional wines paired with holiday-inspired dishes, take home a shopper's discount card, and collect a wine glass, a grapevine wreath, an ornament, and recipes from the wineries along the way. 

NOVEMBER 18-20, 2016
Deck the Halls Weekend (SOLD OUT!)
Seneca Lake Wine Trail

Celebrate the season with a fun-filled weekend on the Seneca Lake Wine Trail, tasting holiday wines paired with festive foods in wineries decked out in their holiday best. Ticket holders will receive a recipe book, a grapevine wreath, and ornaments from each winery along the way. 

NOVEMBER 19-20, 2016, 10 AM-5 PM
Keuka Holidays II
Keuka Lake Wine Trail

Ring in the holiday season at Keuka Holidays II, a food & wine celebration on the Keuka Lake Wine Trail, featuring fine wines and hearty winter food paired at seven participating wineries. Ticket holders receive a handmade grapevine wreath at their starting winery and collect an ornament at each winery along the way. Please note, tickets for this weekend event are not usable on November 12-13, 2016.


NOVEMBER 27, 2016, 4:30 PM

Tree Lighting & Parade of Lights
Corning, New York

Join the Crystal City in the Gaffer District for the annual Centerway Square tree lighting and award-winning Parade of Lights, where all participants twinkle from head to toe in lights!

December 2016 Events


Saturdays and Sundays in December 2016
23rd Annual Dickens Christmas

Skaneateles, New York

Step back in time, and enjoy the holidays the old-fashioned way with Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles.  The celebration begins the day after Thanksgiving and runs every Saturday and Sunday through December 24th from noon to 4 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 (and Mother Goose too!), live music, unique shopping, wonderful food and horse and wagon rides around the Village.

DECEMBER 3, 2016
42nd Sparkle Festival
Corning, New York

Step onto Market Street in the Crystal City and feel like you walked into a Norman Rockwell painting, complete with horse and wagon rides, dazzling storefronts, carolers singing Silent Night, and live reindeer. Browse a Gingerbread display at the Rockwell Museum, visit with Santa, enjoy free mini train rides, family activities, fireworks, and more!

DECEMBER 2-4, 2016
23rd Annual Holiday Shopping Spree (SOLD OUT!)
Cayuga Lake Wine Trail

Embrace your holiday shopping as you browse, taste, sip, and shop at the wineries along the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail!  Get your shopping done, enjoy tastings of fine regional wines paired with holiday-inspired dishes, take home a shopper's discount card, and collect a wine glass, a grapevine wreath, an ornament, and recipes from the wineries along the way. 

DECEMBER 2-4, 2016
Deck the Halls Weekend (SOLD OUT!)
Seneca Lake Wine Trail

Celebrate the season with a fun-filled weekend on the Seneca Lake Wine Trail, tasting holiday wines paired with festive foods in wineries decked out in their holiday best. Ticket holders will receive a recipe book, a grapevine wreath, and ornaments from each winery along the way. 

DECEMBER 8-10, 2016
Ithaca Ice Festival

Ithaca, New York

Experience Ice Fest on the Ithaca Commons! Browse ice sculpture displays, watch ice artists at work, see fire demonstrations, have a drink at the Ice Bar (with the Mayor!), and warm up with the 7th Annual Chowder Cook-off!

DECEMBER 10, 2016
7th Annual Ithaca Chowder Cook-off!
Ithaca, New York

Warm up your taste buds at Ithaca's Chowder Cook-off, featuring chowders from over twenty local restaurants competing for the coveted Chowder Cup! Sample a variety of chowders, and vote for the Best Meat Chowder, Best Vegetarian, Best Seafood, and Best Traditional Chowder.

DECEMBER 16, 2016, 8:00 PM
Four-Course Food & Wine Pairing Dinner
Belhurst Castle, Geneva, New York

Relax and enjoy as you and a small group are guided through a tasting of four chef-created dishes, expertly paired with four Belhurst Estate Winery wines. Learn about Belhurst Estate wines and the grapes of the Finger Lakes as the chef meets you tableside to discuss the tasting notes of the wine and how they are each paired with local foods provided by farmers in the region.  

 

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