Celebrate holiday in a winter wonderland! During the colder months, the Finger Lakes region in upstate New York transforms into an idyllic snowy paradise. There are few places better to enjoy this festive season than our cozy region. Discover the best ways to enjoy this special time of year with the best Finger Lakes Christmas events! Download our free Vacation Guide for a full list of events in the region.
Enjoy These Finger Lakes Christmas Events
Canandaigua Christkindl Market
The season kicks off with the Canandaigua Christkindl Market! It was ranked the number one Germany-inspired Christmas Market in all of North America by Paste Magazine! This event brings over 150 regional artists and food vendors to the town of Canandaigua. In 2018, the market will take place from November 9 to 11. There’s no better place to do your holiday shopping. Enjoy traditional German food, wine, beer, and more! If you’re feeling lucky, enter the raffle to win some fantastic prizes. Small children will love attending the “Elf School,” which gathers local elves and the Christkindl Angel to lead little ones in fun kid-friendly activities.
It’s a Wonderful Life Celebration
The quiet village of Seneca Falls is often said to be the inspiration for the fictional town of Bedford Falls, from the classic film It’s a Wonderful Life. Even actors from the movie, upon visiting the quiet New York town, instantly made the connection to the setting of the iconic story they crafted onscreen. Find the similarities for yourself when you visit for the annual It’s a Wonderful Life Celebration! Running from December 7 to 9, 2018, this weekend-long event includes horse-drawn carriage rides, charity events, holiday-themed competitions, and (of course) screenings of the movie!
Watkins Glen Village Christmas
For over 25 years, downtown Watkins Glen transforms into a paradise of holiday cheer for one evening in early December. Join us on December 7, 2018, for Village Christmas! Enjoy arts and crafts with the kids and holiday shopping while you listen to the chorus of strolling carolers. Be sure to join the crowd at 6:30 p.m. to get a look at the Dr. Seuss parade, which ends with the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus! After, you can meet the famous duo and their reindeer. The evening finishes with a gorgeous fireworks display at the waterfront. This is a must for the whole family!
Stay with Finger Lakes Premier Properties
No matter which of these Finger Lakes Christmas events you decide to attend, be sure to book your home through us! Finger Lake Premier Properties has the best inventory of homes in the region. Whether you’re looking for a luxurious estate or a pet-friendly rental house, you’ll find it here!
Consider booking Sun Kissed, a lakeside property that is located in Seneca Falls. If you plan on attending the It’s a Wonderful Life Celebration, this is the home to book! With two bedrooms and one bathroom, it’s ideal for trips with your immediate family. You’re sure to enjoy the view of Cayuga Lake from the second-floor balcony or the convenient location to local attractions, like The Women’s Rights Museum in town.
Take a look at our full inventory of homes and book today! We look forward to having you.