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Christmas Across the Finger Lakes Region

Corning Santa
Corning Santa …
Photo By: Corning's Gaffer District

Christmas celebrations in Corning and the Southern Finger Lakes begin the week after Thanksgiving with special holiday events like the Parade of Lights, Holiday Aglow, Sparkle, and Breakfast with Santa. With everything from tree lighting, caroling, wagon and carriage rides, craft and food vendors, photos with Santa, and special dining and shopping promotions, these holiday events capture the magic of the Christmas season.

There's something going on from Thanksgiving right up until New Year's Eve.



Join us for this Crystal City Christmas tradition! 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.

Corning's Gaffer District
Corning, NY

Free Admission, craft activities, live music, and special glassmaking experiences kick off the holiday season. Have Breakfast or Lunch with Santa ($6, reservations required), make an ornament at The Studio, and get your picture taken with Santa!

The Corning Museum of Glass
Corning, NY

Imagine stepping inside one of Norman Rockwell's holiday paintings, storefronts decorated for the season, carolers singing Silent Night in front of the candy shop, people bundled against the falling snow, shopping for Christmas presents. It's a delightful scene and one that plays out in real life during Corning's annual...

Corning's Gaffer District
Corning, NY
Letters from Santa

Do you remember when you were little and how excited you were to get mail? What if you had received a personalized letter from Santa Claus?

Order a personalized letter from Santa Claus through the Corning-Painted Post Historical Society for the special little ones in your life this holiday season. Orders are due by December 1.

Haunted Hops and Spirits
October is a month of all around spooky fun and haunted happenings. The Haunted Hops and Spirits Passport is your passport to limited releases, special tastings, and other special offers along the Southern Finger Lakes Craft Your Adventure Beverage Trail. The passport will...
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