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! Don’t see your holiday event listed here? Use our Event Submission Form so we can include it!

 

FESTIVALS & FAMILY EVENTS

LIGHT UP LIMA
November 30, 6pm – 7:30pm
Lima Town Hall
Free admission, family fun for everyone! There will be hot cocoa, cookies, cider & donuts, crafts, kids activity tent, letters to Santa, HFL High School Choir “Sing-A-Long”, Santa arriving by fire truck and more!
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HOMETOWN HOLIDAYS
December 6 – 8
Downtown Caledonia
Don’t miss the beloved Hometown Holidays Weekend in Caledonia & Mumford! Highlights will include breakfast with Santa, Christmas parade, multi-building craft/vendor sales, and family-friendly activities. Many events & specials from local businesses all weekend! Plan time to walk the quaint, decorated villages, browse unique shops, and enjoy a variety of delicious food.
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WINTER IN THE VILLAGE
December 7, 8:30am – 8pm
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 7, 10am – 8pm
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, ChristmasSing, Caroling at the Bear Fountain, and Cookies & Hot Chocolate with Santa!
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2ND ANNUAL AVON HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR
December 7, 2pm – 8pm
Downtown Avon
Avon’s Streets come alive with holiday lights and music, family friendly activities and sightings of Santa and his Elves! A community open house throughout the Downtown Business District in the Village of Avon. With businesses and organizations offering treats and special discounts, for one spectacular evening!
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CHRISTMAS LIVE
December 7, 4pm – 7pm
Avon Central Presbyterian Church
Hayride in Village, Bon Fire, Family Photo, Arts & Crafts, Sugar Cookie Decorating, Popcorn, Food and Beverages, all free!
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SPRINGWATER FIRE DEPARTMENT CHRISTMAS PARADE
December 7, 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Springwater Fire Department
Line up at 5:30 for the parade starting from the Fire Department. Following the parade will be hot chocolate with Santa at the station as well as the Home Decorating Contest and Parade awards!
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CHRISTMAS IN NUNDA
December 14
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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CHRISTMAS IN MOUNT MORRIS
December 14
Downtown Mount Morris
There will be family fun activities all day throughout including;  Scavenger Hunt, Christmas Music & Karaoke, Parade of Lights, Christmas Tree Lighting, Horse Drawn Carriage Rides, Parade of lights and much more!
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CHRISTMAS AT HILLCREST
December 15, 1 PM – 4 PM
The Hillcrest Estate
Gather by a crackling fire and get a rare peek inside the grand ballroom of The Hillcrest Estate with this holiday event that’s fun for the whole family. Shop local vendors for Christmas goodies, decorate holiday cookies and more.
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EVENTS WITH SANTA

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
December 7, am – 12pm
KidStart
Join KidStart & the ARC for an annual community tradition! Enjoy breakfast, a visit with Santa, music, crafts & games for kids! Don’t forget to bring your camera for a picture with Santa. A FREE event for the Family!
We only ask the you bring 1 non-perishable food item. All donations will benefit the KidStart backpack program.
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ANNUAL BRUNCH WITH SANTA
The Beachcomber
December 7, 11am – 2pm
Come enjoy some one-on-one time with Santa, along with our à la carte brunch menu! Don’t miss out on your chance for the perfect holiday photo op with our festive decor – make it your family Christmas card!
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PICTURES WITH SANTA
The Wadsworth Homestead
December 8, 3pm – 6pm
A crackiing fire, an authentic sleigh, a couple of elves, and You Know Who! Select your time to visit with Santa in this elegantly decorated historic home at the end of Main Street in Geneseo. New this year: buy your tickets online and reserve your time. Professional photos by Hudson Street Studios, more photos can be ordered online after the event.
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DINNER WITH SANTA & MRS. CLAUS
December 11, 4 PM – 9 PM
CB’s Bar & Grill
Come to CB’s for dinner with Santa and Mrs. Claus in their family friendly dining room! Santa and Mrs. Claus will make an appearance from 5:30-7:30. Reservations are highly recommended as last year the dining room filled up quickly!
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ANNUAL BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
December 14, 9am – 12pm
Livonia High School
Come enjoy breakfast, crafts, face painting, and games. Santa’s workshop will be available for children to “shop” as well. Cost is $7 per person.
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SUPPER WITH SANTA
December 14, 2pm – 4:30pm
St. Agnes School
Come see Santa while enjoying a spaghetti meal at St. Agnes School. Call (585) 226 – 8500 for tickets or purchase at the door. $7 for adults, $5 for children, and FREE for children 4 years and younger.
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BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
December 15, 8:30am – 11am
The Big Tree Inn
Support the Livingston Blues Squirt Hockey team and enjoy breakfast with Santa, Mrs. Claus, and the Geneseo Ice Knights at the Big Tree Inn on December 15th. Tickets include an all you can eat breakfast buffet and your picture with Santa.
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BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
December 21, 9 AM – 11:30 AM
The Avon Inn
Santa Claus is coming to town! Join the Avon Inn for a Breakfast Buffet and get your picture taken with Santa. Adults $14.50, children 3 to 12 $7.50 and under 3 eat FREE. Breakfast Buffet includes Scrambled eggs, Western eggs, Pancakes, Bacon, Sausage, Homefries, Fresh Fruit Salad , bagels, muffins and English muffins.
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TASTINGS & PAIRINGS

CANDLELIGHT NIGHTS
Deer Run Winery
Thursdays, December 5, 12 & 19
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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CONCERTS

CELTIC CHRISTMAS CONCERT
December 6, 7:30pm
Caledonia First Presbyterian Church
Free concert featuring The Christmas Ceilidh Band. An evening of carols, wassails and tunes from the Celtic holiday tradition.
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THE RPO HOLIDAY CONCERT
December 8, 3pm
Livonia Central School
Continue a holiday tradition with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra! Program proudly presented by the Livonia High School Band – Band Boosters.
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MARK SCHULTZ CHRISTMAS TOUR
December 14, 7pm
Lamplighter Ministries
Lamplighter Ministries is excited to host its annual Christmas concert, featuring acclaimed Christian songwriter Mark Schultz. This concert will be held December 14th at 7:00 PM (doors opening at 6:30).
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HOLIDAY CONCERT WITH JOHN DADY & FRIENDS
December 14, 7pm
Little Lakes Community Center
Doors open at 6:30. Admission $15, includes light refreshments and non-alcoholic beverages. Tickets may be purchased at the door or buy your ticket here. In addition, a $25 gift certificate will be awarded, on Dec 14th, by a drawing for anyone who has purchased their tickets before the day of the concert.
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SHOPPING

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
November 21  -24
Studio Sales Pottery
Join Studio Sales Pottery for their Annual Holiday Open House… Wine and Cider Tastings, Door prizes and Refreshments!
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HOLIDAY SIP & SHOP
November 30, 12pm – 4pm
Deer Run Winery
Celebrate Small Business Saturday with Deer Run as they welcome independent artisans and retailers in our event room from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm for unique gift giving! Enjoy free wine and food pairings within our tasting room during the event!
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ARTFUL HOLIDAYS
December 6 -15
Genesee Valley Council on the Arts
Artful Holidays is back again this year, bringing you some of the finest handmade goods in the area. Find something for everyone on your list– even those who are usually impossible to shop for! Home goods, decorative and fine arts, stationary items, cards, baked goods and other consumables, wearable art and so much more!
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HANDMADE HOLIDAY MARKET
December 6 & 7
Adventures & Art: Center for Creativity
Adventures & Art: Center for Creativity will hold it’s annual Handmade Holiday Market Friday 12/6 from 4-8pm AND Saturday 12/7 from 10-4pm. The Gift Shop carries a variety of gifts, diffuser jewelry, succulents, ornaments, home decor, artwork and more. Visiting artisants 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 7, 9am – 4pm
Avon Inn
Join us for the 8th Annual Avon Holiday One Stop Shop, sponsored by the Avon Chamber of Commerce, at the Avon Inn. Get your shopping done at the One Stop Shop from 9am – 4pm, then head down to the 2nd Annual Avon Holiday Spectacular, from 2pm – 8pm.
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HOLIDAY BAZAAR
December 7, 9am – 3pm
Livonia Presbyterian Church
Small business vendors and crafters, and holiday wares. 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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HOLIDAY BAZAAR
December 7, 10am – 2pm
Geneseo United Methodist Church
Geneseo United Methodist Women present their Annual Holiday Bazaar! Handcrafted items are made throughout the year by a dedicated group of women. There will also be Baked goods, jams, jellies, and other “pantry” items will also be available. Our yummy cookie plates sell out fast, so get here early!
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STOCKING STUFFER HOLIDAY BOOK SALE
December 7, 10:30am – 2:30pm
Wadsworth Library
Just in time for the holidays! Choose a bagful of used books and audio/visuals for $5! Join us on Saturday, December 7 from from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm in our lower level basement. Sponsored by Friends of Wadsworth Library.
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BOWS, BOXES & BEER
December 20, 6pm – 8pm
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

HISTORIC HOME TOURS
December 15 & December 22
The Wadsworth Homestead
The Homestead is elegantly decorated for the holidays and its a wonderful time of year to get your family together for a historic home tour of this mansion built in 1804. Tours are led by Will Wadsworth and last about 1 hour. The house was built in 1804 and has been occupied by the Wadsworth Family ever since. Authentic art, artifacts and memorabilia remain in the house from each generation and help to illustrate the story that starts before the American Revolution and continues to the present.

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PARTIES

CUSTOMER APPRECIATION PARTY
November 27, 4pm – 10pm
The Beachcomber
The Beachcomber will be hosting their annual Customer Appreciation Party on Wednesday, November 27th to thank you for your support all year long! Join us as we celebrate before the holidays with a bonfire, drinks, friends and good food! The bar will open at 4pm with drink specials, and later on dinner will be served.
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PRE-TURKEY PARTY

November 27, 9pm
CB’s Bar & Grill
Everyone’s home for the holiday and CB’S is having their annual Thanksgiving Eve party! Amazing food, drink specials, and good tunes all night long! Be sure to stop by and enjoy the festivities and chat with friends.
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2ND ANNUAL UGLY SWEATER CHRISTMAS PARTY
December 6, 7pm
Daffies Tavern
Break out those Sweaters! Proceeds of the party will go directly to the students in the class of 2020! We will have live music by Amanda Ashley, drink specials and snacks, a 50/50 raffle, sweater contest & a surprise guest or two! Come out and join us in the fun and support our kids!
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UGLY SWEATER MURDER MYSTERY PARTY
December 20, 7pm – 10pm
Little Lakes Community Center
Interactive dinner and dancing. Admission: $35 includes a variety of hot and cold appetizers. D.J. for dancing to ‘80’s, ‘90’s and holiday tunes. Sign up on Evenbright.com in advance for all the details. You will be assigned a character as part of the mystery. Prizes will be awarded in the game.
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NOON YEAR’S EVE
December 31, 11am – 12:15pm
Wadsworth Library
Get ready to welcome 2020! With sparkly art projects, a countdown, balloon drop, and more, we’ll enjoy New Year’s festivities all before bedtime. Open to children 4 years old and up.
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ROARING 20’S NYE GALA
December 31, 8pm
The Avon Inn
Join the Avon Inn for their 3rd Annual NYE Gala at the Avon Inn. Step back in time as they transform the Inn into a 1920’s themed speakeasy ballroom. From gorgeous décor to delicious food! Details coming soon. Limited Room packages will be available!
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CRAFTS & WORKSHOPS

HOLLY JOLLY WREATH MAKING
November 23, 6pm – 8pm
Dansville ArtWorks
Karen Specchio returns to Dansville ArtWorks for this fun wreath making workshop. A terrific item for your holiday door or a special gift for a special someone. Stop in at ArtWorks to see a sample of the finished product.
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CREATE YOUR OWN ORNAMENTS
November 24, 12pm – 2pm
Rising Storm Brewing Company
Grab a friend and kick off your holiday season with this fun and festive craft! In this flexible, creative workshop approach, Jill provides all of the materials and expertise you need to bring your vision to life! You walk away with two beautifully crafted, high quality ornaments (1 flat, 1 globe). Your ticket also includes a full pour or flight of 4.
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GINGERBREAD FUN FOR LITTLE HANDS
November 27, 11:15am – 11:45am
Dansville Public Library
For children ages 2 to 5 years old.  Stories and craft an edible gingerbread man.

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GINGERBREAD CREATIONS
November 29, 2pm – 4pm
Dansville Public Library
Gingerbread Craft Nov 29th 2-4 pm ages 5-13.

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CRAFTS & DRAFTS – HOLIDAY WREATH
November 30, 3pm – 5pm
Dublin Corners Farm Brewery
Let’s gather the spirit of winter to adorn your door from December through March! Cost includes your first drink and all materials/ instruction to make a gorgeous fresh holiday wreath!
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DIY MASON JAR HOLIDAY GIFTS
December 2, 6pm – 8pm
Wadsworth Library
Looking for a holiday gift idea? We have the perfect solution! Make and take several festive gifts using mason jars. All materials included. Space is limited. Registration will begin Friday, November 1.
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ALCOHOL INKS ORNAMENTS
December 2, 6pm – 8pm
Makacademy
These beautifully simple alcohol ink ornaments will be cherished by you, family, and friends. This simple and fun technique results in gorgeous ornaments to be kept for yourself or shared as a gift. Experience the vibrant beauty of Alcohol Inks!
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K-2 HOLIDAY CRAFTS
December 2, 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Livonia Public Library
Call or stop by the library to sign up!
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HOLIDAY CRAFTS FOR 3RD-5TH GRADERS
December 3, 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Livonia Public Library
Call or stop by the library to sign up!
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MAKE YOUR OWN GINGERBREAD HOUSE
December 5, 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Wadsworth Library
Come out for some guaranteed Christmas fun! We’ll be making our own gingerbread houses from graham crackers, frosting, and various holiday candies. Open to children 4 years old and up. Space is limited, register today!
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HOLIDAY GIFT & COOKIE EXCHANGE
December 10, 6:30pm
Little Lakes Community Center
Holiday Cookie Exchange! Bring 5 dozen cookies to share. Leave with 5 dozen varieties! Bring an ornament of a value no more than $8 for exchange. Enjoy some holiday fun with friends and neighbors!
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MAKE AN UGLY CHRISTMAS SHIRT
December 11, 6:30pm – 8pm
Wadsworth Library
No holiday season is complete without an ugly Christmas sweater party. Instead of making an ugly Christmas sweater patrons can get creative and make an ugly Christmas shirt! All materials included. Space is limited.
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GUIDED PAINTING: TRUCK WITH TREES
December 13, 6:30pm – 9pm
Adventures & Art: Center for Creativity
Follow along to create your own unique masterpiece! We’re going to focus on the fun experience and work through the steps/process together. Hot beverages provided! Please feel free to bring your favorite foods and drinks.
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CONTESTS

NUNDA CHRISTMAS LIGHTING CONTEST
December 8-12
Nunda
Judging begins Monday, December 8th through Thursday, December 12th. Winners will be announced Saturday Evening before the parade. 1st place prize for 3 categories. Houses within and 2 miles out of village limits only. 
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HOLIDAY COOKIE BAKE-OFF
December 14, 7:30am – 12pm
Caledonia Transfer Station
This is the 2nd Annual Caledonia Transfer Station Holiday Cookie Bake-Off! There will be a 1st and 2nd place prize awarded on Saturday, December 21.
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