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Family Fun Events 
HOLIDAY LIGHTS OF GREATER ROCHESTER
November 24 - December 31
Avon Vintage Drive-in
 
The Holidays are coming  you can start a new family tradition! Introducing the area's only music and lights drive-thru experience. Starting November 24th, head to the Avon Vintage Drive-In where you'll oooh and ahhh your way through more than a mile of twinkling, sparkling lights, and illuminated festive displays.
  
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CHRISTMAS IN NUNDA
December 9, 9 AM - 4:30 PM
Downtown Nunda
 
A fun filled day of Christmas activities for the whole family. There will be scavenger hunts for kids and adults, a Christmas lighting contest, parade, breakfast and pictures with Santa, and more. There will also be hay rides around the town! 
 
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CHRISTMAS IN MOUNT MORRIS
December 9, 9 AM - 8:30 PM
Main Street, Mount Morris
 
This annual tradition consists of a day of free activities! Events include; Breakfast with Santa, Christmas Tree lighting, horse-drawn carriage rides, a light show and more!  
 
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5K UGLY SWEATER RUN
December 9, 9 AM - 10:30
Gray Metal
 
Registration begins at 8 am for this 5K run/walk for all ages! Wear an ugly sweater, and bring 5 nonperishable food items to benefit the Avon Food Pantry. Organized by Girl Scout troop 51041 to help them restock their shelves.  
 
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THE GOLDEN TICKET EVENT
December 9
 
Hosted by the Livingston County Chamber of Commerce, this annual event gives you a chance to win a $25 gift card! There will be two golden tickets hidden in each participating Livingston County business on December 9. Find one and you win a gift card!
 
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CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE
December 14, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Wadsworth Library  
 
Photos with Santa & Mrs. Claus. Children's ornament making live music and refreshments!
 
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HOLIDAY BOOK SALE
December 14- 15
Lima Public Library
 
Shop in the warmth of the library and find some treasures for loved ones! Each gift purchased benefits the Friends of the Lima Library. See you there!
 
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REGIONAL SPOTLIGHT: YULETIDE IN THE COUNTRY TOURS & OPEN HOUSE 
December 1 - 17
Genesee Country Village & Museum
 
Journey through the snowy Historic Village as you visit the homes and businesses of the villagers - they are celebrating the news that Christmas has been declared an official holiday in New York! You can also enjoy a delicious Yuletide-themed buffet dinner catered by the Caledonia Village Inn.
 
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On December 17, the open house includes music, food, a visit from Saint Nick & More! 

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Holiday Parties

ANNUAL RED CARPET CHRISTMAS GALA
December 9, 5:30 PM
Valley Oak Event Center
 
Hosted by Catholic Charities of Livingston County, this fundraiser promises to be an unforgettable evening. There will be festive cocktails, live music from Bob's Brothers Band and a silent auction.  
 
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EUCHRE TOURNAMENT & UGLY SWEATER PARTY
December 9, 1 PM - 5 PM
Idle Hour
 
C ome to the Idle Hour for a Euchre Tournament and Ugly Sweater Party hosted by Hearthside Cats. Entry fee to play is $25 and all proceeds will be used to help care for rescue cats and kittens. Cash prizes for the top 3 players and the ugliest sweater! There will also be a BBQ and drink specials.

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KWANZAA DINNER
December 9, 5:30 PM - 8 PM
Geneseo Interfaith Center

  It's BSU Annual Kwanzaa Dinner, come learn about Kwanzaa and share in the celebration of African American Culture. It doesn't matter if this is your first ever Kwanzaa or your 20th. There will be many performances and presentations, with catered food form Peppa Pot. Tickets are $3 Hurry, seats are limited!
 
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CHRISTMAS BANQUET & SPEAKER
December 10, 5 PM - 8 PM
American Hotel

Come out and celebrate the season on December 10th at the American Hotel in Lima. Hosted by LH Morgan Chapter, there will be a cash bar followed by dinner and featured speaker Dr. William Engelbrecht.  
 
Click here for more information & to make reservations 
 
Santa Claus is Comin' to Town
SANTA'S COMING TO THE TREE FARM
December 9, 12 PM - 3 PM
Baughman's Tree Farm
 
Bring the whole family to come enjoy a visit with Santa! All kids who visit leave with their very own special gift from Santa meanwhile everyone gets to warm up with complimentary refreshments and treats. Shop a selection of handmade wreaths and pre-cut trees, or go search for your own tree.
 
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BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
December 9, 9 AM - 11 AM
Keshequa Central School
 
Come have breakfast with Santa during Christmas in Nunda! $4.00 for adults, 2 children (up to age 12) free with each adult, $1.00 per child after the first 2. Breakfast includes pancakes, sausage, beverage.
 
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BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
December 9, 9 AM - 11 AM
Mount Morris VFW

Bring the family to the Annual Kiwanis Breakfast with Santa during Christmas in Mount Morris! 9 AM - 11 AM at 3 Elm Street.

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CHILDREN'S CHRISTMAS PARTY
December 9, 1 PM - 3 PM
Lakeville Training Grounds

The Lakeville Volunteer Fire Department will hold its free annual Christmas Party for Children on December 9 at the Lakeville Training Grounds buildings on Stone Hill Road. Santa Claus will arrive by 1 PM in the Fire Truck where he will give presents and take pictures. There will also be refreshments and rides on the fire truck.  
 
For more information call 585-346-2513


SUPPER WITH SANTA
December 9, 12 PM - 3 PM
St. Agnes School

Come see Santa while enjoying a spaghetti meal at St. Agnes School. $7 for adults, $5 for children, and FREE for children 4 years and younger.
  
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SANTA & MRS. CLAUS VISIT THE LIBRARY
December 16, 10 AM - 12 PM
Dansville Public Library
 
Santa and Mrs. Claus will be making a special visit to the Dansville Public Library! Children of all ages can come to hear Santa read stories and have their picture taken with him and Mrs. Claus. They can also make holiday crafts, as well as enjoy yummy cookies and apple cider!
 
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SANTA & MRS. CLAUSE  
December 19, 5:30 PM - 7 PM
CB's Bar & Grill
 
Family Night in the Dining Room at CB's Featuring Santa & Mrs. Clause!!! (Every Tuesday - 1/2 Price Kids Meal w/ an Adult Entree Purchase). Reservations Appreciated.
 
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Live Entertainment
GET OFF MY LAWN
December 7, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Cricket's Coffee Company

Cricket's Coffee Company live music Thursdays presents: Get Off My Lawn (Thomas C. Bushnell and Tom Greenfield). Free admission.
 
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TOD AGNEW CHRISTMAS CONCERT
December 8, 7:30 PM
Lamplighter Auditorium
 
Come to the Lamplighter Auditorium in Mount Morris for an evening of contemporary music and reflective worship with a performance by Todd Agnew. Tickets are $15. The bookstore will be open before and after the concert with special pricing.
 
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OPEN MIC NIGHT
December 8, 6 PM
Sweet Arts Bakery

Sweet Arts is teaming up with Dr. Lee Pierce and Geneseo Communication students to host this event. Dr. Pierce's public speaking students will share their work in addition to anyone else who would like to perform.

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NOEL: A CHRISTMAS CONCERT
December 9, 7 PM - 8 PM
Lima Public Library
 
Come to the Lima Public Library for an evening of song celebrating the Christmas Season. There will be traditional holiday favorites, fresh arrangements and caroling. Featuring:  Elizabeth Lind - Soprano, Michelle Lindsay - Mezzo-Soprano and Amanda Vallet - Piano.   
 
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LIVE AT FANATICS IN LIMA

December 9 - The Dungarees
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December 12 - Steve Grills & The Roadmasters
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December 16 - Steve West
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ENTER THE HAGGIS
December 10, 7 PM
The Geneseo Riviera
 
Since 1995, Enter The Haggis have led the charge among Celtic Folk Rock bands, delighting fans with their memorable performances, inspired songwriting, musical proficiency and high quality recordings.Come see them live on December 10th. Tickets are $20.

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COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS CONCERT
December 10, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Trinity Church of Nunda
  
Community Christmas concert will be at Trinity Church this year. All the area churches have contributed singers and readers for a celebration of music and scripture.  
 
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Musical Events at SUNY Geneseo
 
 
 
JAZZ ENSEMBLE
December 5, 8 PM
Wadsworth Auditorium  
 
The SUNY Jazz Ensemble will present some classic and contemporary large ensemble jazz and also feature two smaller student-led jazz combos for the Winter concert. Free admission, all are welcome.


WIND ENSEMBLE
December 8, 8 PM
Wadsworth Auditorium

Please join the Geneseo Wind Ensemble in their celebration of the lives of composers David Maslanka and Karel Husa. An un-published manuscript found in the music library has only been performed one other time. Free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted for the James and Barbara Walker Instrumental Scholarship Fund.


DECK THE HALLS WITH A CAPPELLA
December 9, 7 PM
Wadsworth Auditorium

Join all 5 of SUNY Geneseo's A Cappella groups on December 9th for a wintery-festive night of fun! Each group will perform four songs and there will be a special surprise at the end! Tickets are only $5 and will be sold at the door. The show starts at 7pm in Wadsworth Auditorium. 

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SPECTRUM WOMEN'S ENSEMBLE
December 10, 3 PM
St. Michael's Church

Amy Cochrane, Director. Geneseo Chamber Singers, Dr. Gerard Floriano, Director Performing J.S. Bach Magnificat. Free admission.


PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE
December 11, 8 PM
Wadsworth Auditorium

Directed by Jim Tiller

 
Click here for the full calendar of SUNY Geneseo Music Concerts

Tastings & Pairings
CANDLELIGHT NIGHTS
December 7, 14, 21 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Deer Run Winery
 
Five stations of hors d'oeuvres paired with Deer Run wines surrounded by candlelight. The gift shop is open for unique & local gifts perfect for the holidays. Includes a commemorative wine glass. $14 per person.
 
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Craft Corner
PINTS & PAINTS 
December 5, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM 
Dublin Corners Farm Brewery
 
Join Dublin Corners for a pint while Heather shows you how to paint on a pint glass or design a cool Christmas ornament! 20 spots only- make sure you sign up while you still can!

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MAKE YOUR OWN GINGERBREAD HOUSE
December 7, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Wadsworth Library
 
Come out for some guaranteed Christmas fun! Make a gingerbread house from graham crackers, frosting and various candies. Open to children 4 years old and up. Space is limited.
 
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DECEMBER FUN NIGHT
December 8, 4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
SPLAT Arts Center
 
Drop-off your little ones for open-studio style fun with winter-themed crafts, games, activities, and a wintery movie on the projector. Parents! take a date night, go Christmas shopping, wrap gifts, rest, etc.  
 
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MINI GINGERBREAD DECORATING WORKSHOP
December 8 & 10
White Dahlia Gifts

A fun workshop for kids to decorate their very own gingerbread house.Houses will be pre-built and kids will be able to create their own personalized decorations. $10 per child. Discounts for siblings attending the same workshop.

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GLASS ORNAMENT CLASS
December 9, 11 AM - 12 PM
ArtSmart Studio LLC

Design beautiful ornaments for your holiday.
Cost is two ornaments for $18 or one ornament for $10.
 
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ORNAMENT DECORATING WORKSHOP
December 9, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
White Dahlia Gifts

A fun workshop for kids to decorate 3 ornaments to bring home. Ornaments will be in individual bags they decorate to make them perfect for gift giving. $10 per child. Discounts for siblings attending the same workshop.

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CANVAS ORNAMENT PAINT EVENT
December 10, 2 PM - 4 PM
Big Sky Restaurant
 
Get in the Holiday mood at Big Sky Restaurant and learn to paint this set of 3 mini-canvas ornaments! This event is $30 and includes a drink of your choice.
 
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WHIMSICAL WINTER TREES WORKSHOP
December 10, 2 PM - 4 PM
SPLAT Arts Center
 
  Paint along to create a unique masterpiece! Enjoy the time with friends as you create a painting to decorate your home or give it as a gift. This workshop is family-friendly, young artists are welcome with an adult. Space is limited, register ASAP. Cost is $25.
 
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CHRISTMAS PAINT & SIP
December 12, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Yard of Ale
 
  Relax, sip, and learn to paint this glass so you can leave Santa a nice big glass of Pinot this year... (The elves can drive!) Plus, Tuesday at The Yard means no corkage fee so bring a bottle of wine, relax, and get in the Christmas mood!

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WINTER WONDERLAND PAINT & SIP
December 14, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Fratelli's Restaurant
 
The Holidays are almost here! Plan a break from the hustle and bustle with tickets to this step-by-step painting event at Fratelli's. Don't forget to come early for dinner! The event costs $35 and includes a drink of your choice.
 
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FRIDAY NIGHT PAINTING PARTY
December 15, 6 PM - 8 PM
Dansville Artworks
 
  Beginner or experienced; a fun night to create a stunning winter tree in time for the holidays. $35 per person; bring a friend for just $20 more. Supplies and light refreshments provided. Space limited!
 
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FINGER PAINT CHRISTMAS PLATE
December 16, 12 PM - 2 PM
Lima Diner

  This is the perfect Christmas craft for all ages! Whether you have older kids, toddlers, or it's just you and some friends you will enjoy this event. Get hands-on with us with the finger painted Christmas Plate. Tickets start at $30 and include Ice Cream!
 
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HANDMADE HOLIDAYS 
MAKE & TAKE
December 17, 2 PM - 5 PM
SPLAT Arts Center

Drop-in to create unique gifts and decorations for the holiday season. Supplies, instructions, and inspirations will be set-up so you can work at your own pace. Some projects include; ornament, mugs, coasters, vases & candles & more!

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Arts in Livingston County
LIVINGSTON ARTS
4 Murray Hill Drive, Mount Morris


GALLERY HOURS  
Tuesday-Friday, 11am-4pm
Saturday 11am-3pm.  
Also open by appointment.
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  CURRENT EXHIBIT
Hunt Race & Hill Climb
Juried Photography Exhibit featuring two Livingston County
events through the eyes of 6 photographers
On display December 1 -16
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DANSVILLE ARTWORKS
153 Main Street, Dansville



GALLERY HOURS
Thursdays 12 - 6 PM
Fridays 11 AM - 6  PM 
Saturdays 10 AM - 3 PM 
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SPLAT
3090 Main Street, Caledonia


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THE VILLAGE GALLERY
3119 Main Street, Caledonia
 
GALLERY HOURS
Wednesday - Saturday 10 AM - 4 PM
Sundays 10 AM - 5 PM   
Click here for more information 
 
ARTSMART STUDIO LLC
28 Main Street, Geneseo 
  
  
  
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SUNY GENESEO ART GALLERIES

LEDERER GALLERY
Brodie Fine Arts Building, Room 203
Wednesday and Thursday: 1 PM - 4 PM
Friday - Saturday: 1 PM- 5 PM

Current Exhibits: 
Chee Wang Ng: Beyond a Bowl of Rice
On display October 25 - December 9 

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LOCKHART GALLERY 
26 Main Street, within McClellan House 
Wednesday and Thursday: 1 PM - 4 PM
Friday - Saturday: 1 PM - 5 PM

Current Exhibit:
Artworks by Ren Vasiliev
On display October 18 - December 9
  
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Business Spotlight 



MAKACADEMY
 
Just opened at 23 Main Street in Livonia is Makacademy (pronounced Make Academy). This is a space for people of all ages to create anything and everything with people and infrastructure to foster that development.   
 
Included in the space is equipment and training on equipment, such as, 3-D printers, STEM toys, metal and woodworking machines, pottery and arts equipment, and much more. Classes are also offered on marketing, investing coding, welding, machining, pottery, painting, sewing and much more. There are also trainings for school aged children and even maker space birthday parties where children can make something to bring home.  
 
Whether you are a home brewer looking for looking to hone your skill in to business, a coder that wants to launch an app, or someone looking to launch a new product, Makacademy can help!
 
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Save the Date

NEW YEAR'S EVE GALA - GRAND REOPENING CELEBRATION  
December 31, 7 PM - 1 AM
Avon Inn
 
A grand and glamorous party will be held at the Avon Inn on December 31 as they celebrate the 2018 reopening of this nearly 180 year old National Historic Landmark and Livingston County treasure. Join them for the reveal of the event space at the Avon Inn, as they host a party worthy of her history and grandeur. The theme is "Past, Present and Future". 
  
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To Do Anytime




LIVINGSTON COUNTY, NY ROCKS
This is a fun activity of painting small rocks with inspirational and friendly messages/art to enlighten a total strangers day! The goal is to paint rocks and place them throughout Livingston County for people to find. Make sure you include the message, "Post to Livingston County, NY ROCKS FB Group!" on the back of the painted rock. When people find them they can come to the FB group and post pictures.
 
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