Christmas break is a fun vacation from school kids, and parents take time off work to spend time as a family. But what happens when you start to go stir crazy at home and those new toys start to lose their brand-new appeal? Corning and the Southern Finger Lakes has you covered with curing those Winter boredom blues!
The Corning Museum of Glass has special Holiday Break Activities planned for the week of December 26-January 2. Visit the museum and explore the art in a new way through the Winter Wonders Gallery Hunt. Get in on the glassmaking fun and create your own glass ornaments, snowmen, or a festive pendent. Let the kids creative side come through at the You Design It; We Make it, where kids draw out their own creations with a chance to have it made right before their eyes by the skilled glass makers during a live Hot Glass Demonstration. The Corning Museum of Glass is the perfect place to spend a fun family day.
Take a trip inside the movies at the Glenn Curtiss Museum. Warehouse 53: Adventures in Cinema offers a look at memorabilia, costumes, and more from favorites like Indiana Jones and National Treasure. Then look around the rest of the museum at motorcycles, planes, and automobiles. It's always fun to see kids be wowed at seeing planes and cars indoors! Pick up a cool Glenn Curtiss or Keuka Lake souvenir from their newly renovated and expanded gift shop. Plus, toys, both old school and new, for the kids and the kid in you.
It's winter time so a winter activity is absolutely necessary, enter ice skating! The Nasser Civic Center Ice Rink in Corning offers open skating for families as well as lessons, and special family sessions. Check their schedule to find times for open skating.
End your week with a stay at the Radisson Hotel Corning and take part in their family friendly New Year's Eve celebration and ring in the New Year together! The package includes more than just a room to stay in there is a whole night of fun planned. Family Friendly DJ & dance party, dinner, make your own sundae, late night snack, and a Champagne Toast and sparking juice for kids as the clock strikes midnight in 2017! Call the hotel to make reservations for this special package, only a limited number are available.
Enjoy your time off and do something as a family exploring museums and celebrating bringing in the New Year together!