The Cortland County Convention & Visitors Bureau wants to make your holiday season a little more “merry and bright” with the first-ever 12 Days of Experience Cortland Giveaways!
The holiday season is upon us, and the Cortland County Convention & Visitors Bureau and local businesses have teamed up to bring you a series of special gifts. This is our way to say thank you for experiencing Cortland County with us this past year - we truly have the BEST followers!
The 12 Days of Experience Cortland Giveaways
From December 9th through 20th, we are giving away 12 awesome prizes to 12 lucky winners! Here’s the best part: If you enter to win once, you are automatically entered for all 12 rounds of giveaways.
Some 12 Days of Giveaways highlights include one night stays at local accommodations, restaurant gift cards, brewery merchandise, whiskey, theatre gift certificates and much more.
Want to know how you could win?
The entry form will be available at the bottom of this blog starting Monday, December 9th at 9 a.m. Don't worry - there will be reminders throughout the week to complete the form! Limit one (1) entry per person, but entrants also have the opportunity to subscribe to the Experience Cortland newsletter for an extra entry. Please note you do not have to enter on the day a giveaway was posted in order to win that particular prize.
The entry period will close on Friday, December 20th at 5 p.m. Winners will be randomly chosen on Friday, December 20th and announced on the Experience Cortland website, Facebook and Instagram page on Monday, December 23rd. Prizes can be picked up at the CCCVB Office starting January 6th, 2020. Please note that you prize will be held for 30 days starting January 6th, after which time, the prize becomes the property of the CVB.
Check back daily to see what you could win!
Day 1 - The Arts
You and a friend can enjoy a night on the town at the Downtown Cortland Repertory Theatre with two tickets to a 2020 show (some restrictions apply). Then channel your inner Van Gogh with the help of an instructor and a glass of wine at Instant Artist ($30 gift certificate). Before your night out, grab a bite to eat The Deli Downtown. They have a wide selection of hot and cold sandwiches, grilled paninis, salads, soups and sweet treats.
Day 2 - For the History Buff
Transport yourself into the past of Cortland County! Start your day at the CNY Living History Center which houses three museums in one complex. The center is proud to be home of the Brockway Truck Museum, The Homeville Military Museum and the Tractors of Yesteryears Museum. Take a short drive to Downtown Cortland to explore the 1890 House Museum with two free tour tickets. Built for the late 19th-century inventor and industrialist Chester Wickwire, the home is a standing time capsule illuminating the life of the wealthy Wickwire family. End the day with a night on the town at the Downtown Cortland Repertory Theatre with two tickets to a 2020 show (some restrictions apply).
Day 3 - Local Bites
Nothing tastes better than a local bite! Kick start your day with a 1 lb. bag of Cortland Blend from Coffee Mania Coffee. Enjoy a A Maple Lovers Gift Basket from Cooper Hill Maple which includes a pint of pure maple syrup, a glass maple leaf dish, maple coated peanuts and a recipe card for maple cheesecake. If you're a pickle lover, Food & Ferments has put together a Fermentation Gift Basket. It's packed with live-cultured Sauerkrauts, Ginger Beets, Garlic Dill Pickles, Fireside Tonic and Kimchi from Food & Ferments. $55 value.Live-cultured Sauerkrauts, Ginger Beets, Garlic Dill Pickles, Fireside Tonic and Kimchi.
Day 4 - Girl's Weekend
What's better than a girls' night out? How about a girls' weekend away? Paint a canvas, sip a beverage and socialize with friends at Cheerful & Creative with a $30 gift certificate to any upcoming class. Enjoy a show at the Downtown Cortland Repertory Theatre with two tickets to a 2020 performance (some restrictions apply). Hungry? Central City Bar & Grill has donated a $50 gift certificate towards a delicious lunch or dinner. They have a great selection of local specialties, burgers, wings and steaks, as well as 30 beers on tap and a full liquor bar.
Day 5 - For the Beer Lover
Support the local craft beer scene in Cortland County! Sport a Homer Hops t-shirt and winter hat, and enjoy a 64 oz. growler to fill up when their future tasting room opens. Try one of the many brews on tap at Cortland Beer Company, LLC with a $25 gift certificate. From the Industrial IPA to the Naked Lap Lager, Firehouse Pale Ale and 7 Valley Milk Stout, there is something for every palette. When you get the munchies, swing by New York Bagel Cafe & Deli with a $15 gift certificate and choose an item off their extensive breakfast and lunch menu.
Day 6 - Date Night
If you're looking for the perfect date night, look no further than Cortland County! Win a gift basket from Finger Lakes Tasting & Tap Room. featuring two drinking glasses, a $10 gift certificate and a BOGO spirit, wine or beer flight at the Main Street location. Afterwards, enjoy any Downtown Cortland Repertory Theatre event in 2020 with your loved one (some restrictions apply), and stay the night at the romantic Lynne Parks '68 SUNY Cortland Alumni House.
Day 7 - Theatre & Live Music Lovers
Cortland County's live music and theatre scene is buzzing, and we have the perfect giveaway to experience both! Use a $50 gift certificate to Center for the Arts of Homer to purchase tickets to a renowned global, national, regional or local act of your choosing. Follow that with four tickets to any Downtown Cortland Repertory Theatre event in 2020 (some restrictions apply). In between shows, grab a bite at New York Bagel Cafe & Deli with a $15 gift certificate.
Day 8 - Couple's Golf Outing
Whether you and your significant other hit the greens together, or you've been thinking of taking up a new hobby, Willowbrook Golf Club has put together the perfect giveaway for you! The public golf course has donated two 18-hole green fees with a cart, along with a men's and women's golf t-shirt, women's jacket, 12 Pinnacle Rush Golf Balls and 12 PRO V1 Golf Balls.
Day 9 - For the Whiskey Lover
This gift basket is for the whiskey lover! Enjoy a bottle (375mL) of Dragon's Gold: New York Bourbon Whiskey from Dragonfyre Distillery in your very own Dragon Goblet while wearing their branded t-shirt. Don't forget about lunch! Head over to M&D Deli with a $50 Gift Certificate and take your pick from their wide selection of soups and sandwiches.
Day 10 - Family Getaway
Pack your bags and the whole family for a weekend getaway to Cortland County! After checking in to Hampton Inn Cortland for a one-night stay, head over to Greek Peak Mountain Resort where you will take advantage of two tickets to the Cascades Indoor Waterpark, and two snow tubing tickets. After a day of adventure, enjoy a 2020 show at Downtown Cortland Repertory Theatre with four free tickets (some restrictions apply).
Day 11 - Local Bites Part II
Another round of local bites can be yours to enjoy! Trinity Valley has donated the perfect breakfast gift basket complete with New Hope Mills Pancake Mix, Hunter & Hills Blueberry and Strawberry Preserves, maple syrup (236 mL), a spatula and mixing bowl. Stop by their grocery store in Cortland to use a gift certificate towards one gallon of chocolate milk, four cookies and a package of cheese curd. If you're an apple or pie lover, Hollenbeck's Cider Mill put together a giveaway that keeps on giving! Take advantage of your new peck-sized reusable apple bag, a reusable canvas pie bag, a Pie Saver Container, mug and spork. In need of a caffeine fix after all this eating? Sip on a cup of Lake House Coffee from Coffee Mania (1 lb bag).
Day 12 - Experience Cortland
Win a $100 Gift Certificate to a tourism business of your choosing, and a Experience Cortland ceramic campfire mug.