It's that time again. Before we know it, the new year will be upon us. Take a moment to slow down and make some memories that, with any luck, will become traditions for years to come. We've compiled a list of a few of our favorite holiday events happening in Cortland County. For a complete list, please visit our event page.
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EXPERIENCE CORTLAND'S WINTER POP-UP
Visitors Center at 42 Main Street, Cortland NY 13045
Friday, December 2 from 11am-4pm
The holidays are upon us, and its finally time for Experience Cortland's Annual Winter Pop-Up! Shop a beautifully curated selection of Cortland County artisans whose work ranges from the delicious to the daring. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hannukah, Saturnalia, Winter Solstice, Kwanzaa, or Las Posadas, you're sure to find just the thing to make the season just a little brighter.
CORTLAND'S ANNUAL TREE LIGHTING
Courthouse Park at 3 Courthouse Park, Cortland NY 13045
Friday, December 2 at 6:30pm
This year's annual tree light has been reimagined with the lighting of Courthouse Park. Bring the whole family on December 2 at 6:30 for dazzling lights, visits with Santa, and enjoy cookies, cocoa, and crafts.
CINCINNATUS COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION
Downtown Cincinnatus, Cincinnatus NY 13040
Saturday, Dec 3, from 8am-7pm
Christmas is taking over the tiny town of Cincinnatus! Grab your mittens and your kiddos for a day filled with adventures, great food, stories, crafts, tree lighting, and the big man himself!
8-10am: PTO Breakfast with Santa at Cincinnatus Central School
9am-1pm: Student artwork display at Kellogg Free Library
10am-noon: Christmas stories at Kellogg Free Library read by Mrs. Nettleton
Noon-2pm: Tractor wagon rides around town provided by Bill Fuller
Noon-2pm: Raffle basket tickets purchased at Cincinnatus Fire Department (Lunch provided)
Noon-2pm: Ornament-making station at the Fire Department
2:15–3pm: Raffle basket winners announced
3–4 pm: Heritage Hall Christmas Program
4:15 pm: Christmas tree lighting with Santa at the Village Green
4:30–5pm: Christmas Caroling
5pm: Christmas lights walk/run
5–7pm: Festival of Trees at ADA and the Rogers House
LIME HOLLOW HOLIDAY MARKET
Lime Hollow Nature Center at 338 McLean Rd, Cortland NY 13045
December 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, from 10am-4pm
Every weekend in December through Christmas, the Lime Hollow Holiday Market will host local artists, makers, vendors, and creators. Delicious specialty foods and hot cocoa will fule your good-hearted shopping endeavors. While you're there, pick up an environmentally conscious Christmas Tree, each grown within a 50-mile radius.
HOLIDAY PHOTOS AT SANTA'S WINTER WORKSHOP
Cortland Repertory Theater at 35 Port Watson St, Cortland NY 13045
Saturday, December 3 from 10am-noon & 2-4pm
Sunday, December 4 from 1-3pm
Say cheese and don your best ugly sweater! It's time for Cortland Repertory Theater's Holiday Photos in Santa's Winter Wonderland.
AN IMMERSIVE CHRISTMAS CAROL
Cortland Corset Building at 75 E. Court St, Cortland NY 13045
December 6-8 & 15 at 7:30pm
Experience this holiday classic like never before! The Cortland Corset Building is hosting an immersive Christmas Carol, whose play will unfold around you. Local actors will spin this classic holiday tale of redemption while you stroll through the historic Cortland icon. Tickets are required.
Artisan Elements at 72 S. West St, Homer NY 13045
December 8-9, from 5-9pm
Shop Artisan Elements First Annual Holiday Night Market. Their unique selection of handcrafted items promises to have just thing right thing for whatever you celebrate this season.
McGRAW TREE LIGHTING
Lamont Free Library at 5 Main St, McGraw NY 13101
Saturday, December 10, from 4:30–6pm
Bring the whole family and join the McGraw Community in celebrating the holiday season! The annual Christmas tree lighting will take place in front of the town library. There will be activities for the whole family, cookies, cocoa, and special music provided by the McGraw Show Choir.
THE GIFT OF THE MAGI RAIO PLAY
1890 House at 37 Tompkins St, Cortland NY 13045
Saturday, December 10, at 7pm
Have you ever wanted to be a part of a live recording of a classic radio play? Now's your chance! The 1980 House presents The Gift of the Magi. As a sentimental story with a moral lesson about gift-giving, it's a perfect holiday event. Tickets are required for this event.
THE STORY OF EBENEZER SCROOGE
Cortland Repertory Theater, 35 Port Watson, Cortland NY 13045
Saturday, December 17 at 11am
Grab your tickets for a funny, exciting, and interactive version of the classic holiday tale of a miser's redemption, presented by the Traveling Lantern Theatre Company. If you're seeking a little relief from the hustle and bustle, this play is just the thing. Tickets are required for this event.
DELANEY BROTHER BLUEGRASS CHRISTMAS
Center for the Arts of Homer at 72 S. Main St, Homer NY 13056
Sunday, December 18 at 2pm
The Delaney Brothers are one of CNY's oldest bluegrass bands and a long-standing Center for the Arts holiday tradition. Come on down for an afternoon filled with pickin and singing your favorite holiday tunes! Tickets are required for this event.
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