Holiday Fun Guide

Let the holiday fun begin! With festivals, tastings & pairings, breakfasts with Santa, crafts and more, this guide of fun events is sure to get you in the holiday spirit! Make sure to continue checking back as we will keep adding more holiday events as they arise!

 

 

FESTIVALS

HOMETOWN HOLIDAYS
November 30 – December 2
Downtown Caledonia
2018 Hometown Holidays weekend events include: Caledonia Community Tree Lighting, Celtic Christmas Concert, Caledonia Recreation’s Breakfast with Santa, Vendor Sales & Family Activities at Fire Department, Caledonia Library’s Vintage Trains, Christmas Parade and much more!
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WINTER IN THE VILLAGE
December 1, 10 AM – 8 PM
Downtown Dansville
The village comes alive with activities planned throughout the day and well into the evening. The annual Arts & Crafts Sale, Santa lighting the Christmas trees in Church Park as well as many local businesses, vendors, artisans and entertainers located throughout the downtown district are an annual delight to our many visitors.
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CHRISTMAS IN THE VILLAGE
December 1, 12 PM – 6 PM
Main Street, Geneseo
Join Geneseo Community Main Street for a fun filled day of Holiday activities! Activities include; Elf Stroll, Cookie Stroll, Horse Drawn Wagon rides, Santa & Mrs. Claus around town, Lighting of the Tree, ChristmaSing, Caroling at the Bear Fountain, and Cookies & Hot Chocolate with Santa!
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1ST ANNUAL AVON HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR
December 1, 3 PM – 7 PM
Downtown Avon
Holiday fun for the whole family, taking place throughout the entire community for one spectacular evening! There are events taking place throughout the day, however the primary events will be occurring from 3pm – 7pm.
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SPRINGWATER CHRISTMAS PARADE
December 1, 6:30 PM
School Street, Springwater
Parade starts at School Street at the intersection of Howe Ave. Santa will then be at the Fire Station where there will be refreshments.
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CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY
December 1, 7 PM – 8 PM
Lima Town Hall
Santa is coming to town to magically light the tree! There will also be wagon rides, hot cocoa & cookies provided by The Marketplace, and Christmas carols!
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CHRISTMAS IN NUNDA
December 8
Downtown Nunda
Christmas in Nunda is a community event held the second weekend of December each year. There will be 55+ vendors throughout the village and SO much more!
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BREAKFAST & PICTURES WITH SANTA

REGIONAL SPOTLIGHT: BREAKFAST WITH ST. NICK
November 24, 9 AM – 12 PM
Genesee Country Village & Museum
Kids have the chance to meet St. Nick (bring your cameras!) in the museum’s beautifully decorated, holiday-themed Banquet Center. Each child will receive a special present from St. Nick himself!
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PICTURES WITH SANTA
The Wadsworth Homestead
December 1, 3 PM – 6 PM
A crackling fire, an authentic sleigh, some cookies and cocoa, a couple of elves, and You Know Who! All inside an elegantly decorated historic home. $10 per family includes 1 photo to take home. Professional photos by Hudson Street Studios.
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REGIONAL SPOTLIGHT: REAL SANTA TRAIN RIDES
December 1, 8 & 15
Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum
Climb aboard our restored vintage freight train cabooses for a special trip to the North Pole to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus! Every child will get to meet Santa and receive a candy cane from one of his elves.
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BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
December 2, 7 AM – 10 AM
Springwater Fire Department
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BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
December 8, 9 AM
KidStart
A free community event hosted by our Foundation where kids and families can have breakfast, make crafts, play games, and of course visit with Santa. Each child will get an age appropriate gift.
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SANTA ARRIVES BY FIRE TRUCK
December 2, 1 PM
Livonia Fire Department
Santa is arriving by Fire Truck at the Livonia Fire Department at 1 PM on December 2! Refreshments will be served.

ANNUAL BRUNCH WITH SANTA
The Beachcomber
December 9, 11:30 AM – 2 PM
Come enjoy some personal Santa time on Sunday and enjoy a delicious brunch! Reservations are appreciated. Photo’s to last a lifetime with our gorgeous fireplace & decor. Make it your family Christmas cards!
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TASTINGS & PAIRINGS

CANDLELIGHT NIGHTS
Deer Run Winery
Thursdays, November 29 – December 20
Enjoy five stations of hors d’oeuvres paired with Deer Run wines surrounded by candlelight. Local items and pre-made gift baskets available in the tasting room for unique gift giving! 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm $15.00 per person.
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DINNERS

RED CARPET CHRISTMAS GALA
December 8, 5 PM
Valley Oak Event Center
The 2018 Red Carpet Fundraising Christmas Gala will be December 8th beginning at 5:00 pm at the Valley Oak Event Center in Geneseo. The night will be filled with live music from Bobs Brothers Band, huge silent auction, games, cocktails, and a sit-down dinner.
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CONCERTS

CELTIC YULETIDE CONCERT
November 30, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Caledonia First Presbyterian Church
Kick off your Yuletide season with the Christmas Ceilidh Band!  New music, old favorites, and even a couple highland pipers to keep us all on our toes. Admission is a free-will offering at the door.
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ROCHESTER PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA HOLIDAY CONCERT
December 2, 3 PM
Livonia High School
Continue a holiday tradition! Sunday, December 2 at 3 PM, the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra will be at the Livonia High School. Pre-sale tickets are $13 for students & Seniors, $15.00 for adults, $17 at the door. Children under 5 are free.
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BOUGHTON HILL BAND HOLIDAY CONCERT
December 14, 7 PM – 8:30 PM
Lima Public Library
Join the Lima Public Library for a fun Holiday tradition!
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SHOPPING

ARTFUL HOLIDAYS
November 9 – 17
Genesee Valley Council on the Arts
Artful Holidays is a boutique-style, juried fine arts and crafts show and sale that has been around for 30 years!
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HOLIDAY MARKET
November 17, 10 AM – 3 PM
Circle Nursery School
Holiday Market, sponsored by Circle Nursery School. Event is featuring crafts, vendors, RAFFLES and family portrait mini’s.
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4TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY EXPRESS
November 18, 10 AM – 3 PM
Lakeville Training Grounds
Do some holiday shopping and support OVER 30 local business owners and crafters. Items from each vendor will be raffled off at 2:30pm. You DO NOT have to be present to win. This event is FREE and open to the public.
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HOLIDAY SIP & SHOP
November 24, 12 PM – 4 PM
Deer Run Winery
Join Deer Run Winery as an array of vendors our featured in their event room. Enjoy a free wine tasting and food pairing while perusing the latest products from multiple local artisans!
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HOLIDAY BAZZAR
December 1, 9 AM – 4 PM
Livonia Presbyterian Church
One-stop shopping supporting local vendors and crafters. Soup and Sandwich luncheon begins serving at 11:00 am. Take outs available.
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HANDMADE HOLIDAY MARKET
December 1, 10 AM – 4 PM
Adventures & Art: Center for Creativity
The Gift Shop carries a variety of gifts, jewelry, succulents, ornaments, home decor, artwork and more. PLUS, visiting artists/artisans will be onsite with their great handmade jewelry, artwork, gifts, handbags, accessories, baked goods, and so much more!
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AVON HOLIDAY ONE STOP SHOP
December 1, 10 AM – 6 PM
Avon Village Hall
Join us for the 7th Annual Avon Holiday One Stop Shop, sponsored by the Avon Chamber of Commerce, at our new location in the Avon Village Hall.
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BOWS, BOXES & BEER
December 20, 5 PM – 8 PM
Dansville ArtWorks
Dansville ArtWorks annual shopping event with the added bonus of a beer tasting. Unique gifts, beer & free gift wrapping. What more could you want?
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TOURS

REGIONAL SPOTLIGHT: YULETIDE IN THE COUNTRY TOURS
November 30 – December 16
Genesee Country Village & Museum
Transcend time – from simple celebrations to high-Victorian decorations – on this enchanting progressive tour of classic 19th-century Yuletide festivities. Explore the snow-covered lanes of the historic Genesee Country Museum and visit village homes bedecked in holiday splendor. Click here for more information

HOLIDAY HOUSE TOUR
December 2, 1 PM – 5 PM
Geneseo
Get in the holiday spirit by attending the Geneseo Rotary Holiday House Tour! Tour historic sites and homes as well as newer homes. There are eight different locations around the village on the tour. Tickets are $12. in advance and $15. at the door.
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REGIONAL SPOTLIGHT: HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
December 16, 11 AM – 3 PM
Genesee Country Village & Museum
Bring your family for self-guided tours through our historic homes that are warmed by fires and alive with holiday lights, candles, and traditional decorations. Experience music, sample foods, and enjoy a visit with St. Nick. Eight houses will be open to explore.
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WALKS & RUNS

LIVONIA TURKEY TROT
November 22, 8 AM
Livonia Central School
The Friends of Livonia Education Foundation, Livonia Central School District and the Village of Livonia will be hosting the 9th annual Livonia Turkey Trot to benefit the Livonia Food Pantry.  Invite your family and friends to partake in this festive and memorable Thanksgiving tradition.
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CRAFTS & WORKSHOPS

CRAFTS AT THE VILLAGE FLORIST
 Mason Jar Class – November 13, 6:30 PM
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Thanksgiving Arrangement – November 19, 6:30 PM
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Boxwood Tree – December 3, 6:30 PM
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THANKSGIVING CENTERPIECE WORKSHOP
November 13, 6 PM – 8 PM
The Yard of Ale
Join The Yard of Ale to make these lovely glass centerpieces just in time for Thanksgiving!
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HEALTHY FOR THE HOLIDAYS
November 15, 6 PM – 8 PM
Makacademy
Join registered dietitian and nutritionist Emily Kyle for a 1.5 hour class focused on maintaining your health and happiness during one of the most stressful times of year. This class will focus on how to stay nourished and satisfied while managing multiple holiday parties and events, while also focusing on and how to manage stress through a variety of techniques. Class includes food samples!
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SWIG SWAG WREATH MAKING WORKSHOP
November 16, 6 PM – 9 PM
Dansville ArtWorks
Make your own holiday wreath and sip some wine as you work. $40pp includes supplies and wine. Two Sessions at 6 PM or 8 PM. Register at least two days in advance.
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GINGERBREAD FUN FOR LITTLE HANDS
November 23, 10:30 AM – 11 AM
Dansville Public Library
For children ages 2 to 5 years old.  Friday, November 23 at 10 a.m. until 10:30.  Stories and craft an edible gingerbread man.
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GINGERBREAD CREATIONS
November 23, 2 PM – 4 PM
Dansville Public Library
Gingerbread Craft Nov 23rd 2-4 pm ages 5-13.
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CRAFTS & DRAFTS – HOLIDAY WREATH
November 26, 7 PM – 9 PM
Dublin Corners Farm Brewery
Start your holiday season by joining Dublin Corners where you will learn how to use natural greenery and trimmings to create your own festive wreath. All materials and your first beverage are included with purchase! Limited tickets available.
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COOKIE PLATE PAINTING
November 29, 6 PM – 8:30 PM
OSB Ciderworks
Get ready for Santa and paint this Cookie Plate and Milk Glass set at OSB.
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MAKE YOUR OWN GINGERBREAD HOUSE
November 29, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Wadsworth Library
Come out for some guaranteed Christmas fun! We’ll be making our own gingerbread houses from graham crackers, frosting and various candies. Open to children 4 years old and up.
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HOLIDAY WREATH MAKING CLASS
November 30, 7 PM
The Chip Holt Nature Center
Pre-Registration required by November 27. $8 supplies fee payable at event. Limited to the first 20 people that register!
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WINE GLASS PAINTING
December 7, 6 PM – 8:30 PM
Deer Run Winery
Paint a set of either 2 or 4 Winter Wonderland Wine Glasses at Deer Run Winery. This class is perfect for treating yourself or hand painting a Christmas gift for a loved one.
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GIFT BOXES

December 15, 11 AM – 12 PM
Dansville ArtWorks
Make a set of three gift boxes. All supplies provided. Age 8 and up. $10 per person. Register in advance.
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HOLIDAY CLASSES AT THE CAKE PLACE
Kids Thanksgiving Cake & Turkey Truffle Class – November 17, 5 PM
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Kids Snowman Cake – December 9, 1 PM
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Adult Snow Globe Cake – December 9, 5 PM
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Adult & Me Christmas Cookie Class – December 16, 1 PM
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CONTESTS

CAL-MUM HOLIDAY LIGHTS CONTEST
November 27 – December 1
Caledonia
The 1st Annual Holiday Decorating Contest is on! Homes and businesses in Caledonia and Mumford are welcome to participate in this decorating extravaganza! Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. Be as festive as you want!
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NUNDA CHRISTMAS LIGHT CONTEST
December 3 – 6
Nunda
Judging begins Monday, December 3rd through Thursday, December 7th. Winners will be announced Friday evening before the parade. Houses within and 2 miles out of village limits only. 1st place prize for the 3 categories will be $50 for each winner.
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