Cortland County is wasting no time serving up some holiday cheer!
This weekend kicks off holiday events in Cortland County! From Christmas tree lighting ceremonies and photos with jolly Old Saint Nick, to a holiday-themed tea party in a historic mansion, you're sure to find something to do that will get you into the holiday spirit.
Check out these holiday-themed events happening in the county. Do you have a holiday event coming up? Submit you information to the Experience Cortland Staff here.*
THE ARTS AT GRACE HOLIDAY CELEBRATION
Thursday, December 5 | 7-9pm | Rose Hall
The Arts at Grace, in collaboration with the SUNY Cortland Performing Arts Department and Triphammer Arts, will present a rich and varied holiday program for all ages. The celebration will include "A Grinch Medley" with guest artist Steven Stull as the narrator. A reception will follow the concert.
"LIGHT OF MY LIFE" TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY
Friday, December 6 | 6:30pm | Homer Village Green
Kick off the holiday season at the Homer Village Green with the annual tree lighting ceremony. The event, sponsored by the Hospice Foundation of Cortland County, will include the tree lighting, music, refreshments and a visit from Santa.
HOLIDAY PHOTOS IN SANTA'S WINTER WONDERLAND
Saturday, December 6 and Sunday, December 7 | Various Times | Downtown Cortland Repertory Theatre
Santa's favorite photo spot returns to the Downtown Cortland Repertory Theatre! Throw on your favorite holiday outfit and wander through the beautiful winter wonderland display. Take your picture with Santa, or amp up your insta-game at the designated self-spots. There will be complimentary refreshments and activities for the children. Cost is $10 per photo setup; photos can be printed onsite for an additional $10.
HOLIDAY TEA PARTY
Saturday, December 7 and Sunday, December 8 | 11am and 3pm | 1890 House Museum
One of the longest running programs at the 1890 House Museum is back! The annual Holiday Tea Party returns with cucumber sandwiches, tea, sweet treats and hot chocolate. Explore the wonders of a late 19th century holiday season as the house will be fully decorated. Adults are $18.90; Children are $10; Tables of 6 for $65; Tables of 8 for $82.
3RD ANNUAL HOLIDAY MODEL TRAIN DAY
Saturday, December 7 | 10am - 3pm | CNY Living History Center
The 3rd Annual Holiday Model Train Day returns with special electric model trains in the cafeteria for visitors to enjoy. Explore the extensive collection of local railroad memorabilia and model trains, and don't forget to take a photo by Engine #2107 replica - you can even borrow an engineer cap! Guest Conductors are welcome to bring their Christmas Train sets (contact in advance). Adults are $10; Ages 6-18 are $5; 5 and under, military and members are free.
DAY OUT WITH SANTA & FRIENDS
Sunday, December 8 | 9am - 2pm | Country Inn & Suites
Load the kids into the car and head to the Country Inn & Suites for a Day Out with Santa! Bring a non-perishable food item(s) to be donated to the local food bank and enjoy tons of free, family-fun! Pictures with Santa, gifts for every child, pony rides and more!
*Please Note: submitting an event does not guarantee inclusion on our event schedule. All events will be reviewed prior to posting on this website.
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