It is getting much colder now, the leaves have fallen from our beautiful trees, and the snow is floating in the air around our homes. The darkness in the early evening is upon us, but the warmth in our hearts continues to hold steady for our beloved Finger Lakes. Won’t you join us to see what we have to offer in and around 10 Fitch Romantic Luxurious Inn.
Nov. 12th - Dec. 13th - Festival of Trees, The Granger Homestead and Carriage Museum, 295 North Main Street, Canandaigua, NY. The magnificent Granger Homestead located in the Finger Lakes, will be sparkling with more than 100 trees, wreaths, tabletop decorations and gift baskets beautifully created by local businesses, organizations and individuals. Mon-Wed+Sun/1 p.m.-5 p.m.; Thurs-Fri/1 p.m.-7 p.m.; Sat(& Fri. Nov. 28) 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; closed on Thanksgiving Day. Admission: $5 Adults, $4 Seniors & Members, $1 Students K-12, Free under age 5. Visit http://grangerhomestead.org, for more information.
Nov. 14th - Nov. 15th - Weekend Workshop: Beginning Glassblowing, The Studio at The Corning Museum of Glass, One Museum Way, Corning, NY. Learn the basics of blowing and manipulating glass in this two-day workshop. We will create simple glass objects, such as colorful paperweights, flowers, free-form sculptures, and vessels. No glassworking experience is required. Hours: 10:00am to 4:00pm. **Only 2 spots left as of 10/29** Visit http://www.cmog.org/glassmaking, for more information.
Nov. 19th - Cirque Dreams Holidaze, Clemens Center, 207 Clemens Center Parkway, Elmira, NY. 7:00pm. CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE lights up the 2015 holiday season with its newest holiday stage spectacular. THIS IS A SHOW NOT TO BE MISSED…it’s a cirque show…Broadway musical…holiday spectacular…and family show all in one. The show celebrates the most wonderful time of the year with singers, choreography and exciting production numbers. Tickets: $59.50/$49.50/$29.50. For tickets call 607-734-8191 or 800-724-0159.
Nov. 20th - Barrel of Laughs, Comedy Night, New York Wine and Culinary Center, 800 South Main Street, Canandaigua, NY. Join us for a night of laughs at The New York Wine & Culinary Center! The Not Too Far From Home Comedy Tour will bring its exciting show to our Sands Gallery, featuring an evening of hysterical entertainment as you kick back and relax with friends. Enjoy food stations created by the NYWCC culinary team in our Wine Spectator Theater before you make your way to the Sands Gallery for the entertainment. After the show, you're invited to continue your evening at our Upstairs Bistro bar area which will feature a DJ and exciting bar selections until midnight! The Not Too Far From Home Stand Up Comedy Tour stars comedian Aaron David Ward and his hand-picked fellow comedians who work throughout the Northeast and Midwest on a tour that truly is “not too far from home.” All the comedians either live in or have ties to upstate New York or other parts of the Northeast and have been performing professionally for years. Join Aaron and the other rising stars in the professional standup comedy world for a night of laughter. For more information visit www.thenottoofarfromhomecomedytour.com. *Please note, if you would like to sit as a group, we highly suggest arriving at least 15 minutes early. We will try our best to accommodate your request, but due to space limitations, accommodations may not be possible. Check out https://www.nywcc.com/events/1423757044/barrel-laughs-comedy-night, for more information.
Nov. 20th - Nov. 23rd - 22nd Annual Holiday Shopping Spree, Cayuga Lake Wine Trail, All 16 Member Wineries, 2770 County Road 128 (Ernsberger Rd), Romulus, NY. Experience the holidays and the hustle and bustle of our 22nd Annual Holiday Shopping Spree. You will receive a souvenir wine glass, a grapevine wreath, a recipe collection and an ornament from each of the 16 wineries. You will also receive a Shopper’s Card good at each winery for a discount off your purchase during the event. Travel winery to winery to sample their holiday-inspired dish and sip their fine wines. You'll also leave each winery with a recipe card featuring that dish, and an ornament unique to that location.
Friday 1-5pm, the following wineries are participating: King Ferry, Long Point, Montezuma, Six Mile Creek.
Saturday 10-6pm, ALL 16 wineries are participating.
Sunday 10-5pm, ALL 16 wineries are participating.
Check out http://cayugawinetrail.com/events/1/22nd-annual-holiday-shopping-spree-november-20-22, for more information.
Nov. 20th - Nov. 22nd - November Deck the Halls Along Seneca Lake Wine Trail, 2 N Franklin St #320, Watkins Glen, NY 14891. With two of these events taking place on two separate weekends, November 20-22 or December 4-6, 2015, these events are by far our most popular. Go to your chosen starting winery and begin a weekend of fun and festivities while sampling holiday wines and food tastings. The wineries are decorated for the holiday season. Over the 2-1/2 day weekend event, visit the participating wineries, receive a recipe book and collect ornaments to decorate your handmade grapevine wreath. These events are both co-sponsored by The Christmas House, located in nearby Elmira, NY. Tickets cost $53 per person or $75 for a couple. Check out http://www.senecalakewine.com/events/trail-events/deck-the-halls-weekend.html, for more information.
Parlor Music Concert, Seward House Museum, 33 South Street, Auburn, NY. Operatic soprano Rebecca Carr returns to the Seward House Museum for the fourth annual Parlor Music Concert, accompanied by accomplished conductor and collaborative pianist, Richard Montgomery. The magnificent atmosphere of the Seward House Museum Drawing Room and the 1872 Steinway piano will compliment Carr's voice, which is characterized as a "big, vibrant soprano" that brings "touching" and "remarkable" portrayals to the roles she performs, in a dramatic and engaging program of well-known and most beloved operatic and operetta arias. Reservations are required. Cost:$20 members, $25 general public. Call (315) 252-1283 for more information.
Nov. 28th - Syracuse Wine and Chocolate Fest, 581 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse, NY. Saturday, November 28, 2015 from 3 pm to 9 pm at the Exhibit Center at the New York State Fairgrounds. Sample wines from dozens of New York State wineries and distilleries, and nibble on delectable treats, browse fabulous gifts, listen to fantastic music from "Prime Time Unplugged"! All paid admissions will receive a free wine glass and a tasty treat. Buy tickets online or at all area Wegman's locations now. Tickets are $25 for wine tasters and $15 for Designated Drivers. Free wine samples are included in the price! Check out http://www.cnywineandchocolate.com, for more information.