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Festivals & Family Fun
HOMETOWN HOLIDAYS
December 6 -8
Downtown Caledonia
Don’t miss the beloved Hometown Holidays Weekend in Caledonia! Highlights will include breakfast with Santa, Christmas parade, multi-building craft/vendor sales, and family-friendly activities. Many events & specials from local businesses all weekend! Plan time to walk the quaint, decorated villages, browse unique shops, and enjoy a variety of delicious food.

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WINTER IN THE VILLAGE
December 7, 8:30am - 8pm
Downtown Dansville
The village comes alive with activities planned throughout the day and well into the evening! The annual Arts & Crafts Sale, Santa lighting the Christmas trees in Church Park as well as many local businesses, vendors, artisans and entertainers located throughout the downtown district are an annual delight.

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CHRISTMAS IN THE VILLAGE
December 7, 10 am - 8pm
Downtown Geneseo
All day various businesses will have open houses and specials and crafters will be located in various businesses. Other events include: The Cookie Stroll, Free Horse Drawn Wagon Rides, Strolling Carolers, Center St. blocked off with free Hot Chocolate and food vendors/trucks, Santa and Mrs. Claus begin strolling around town, lighting of the Tree, Parade, ChristmasSing & more!

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2ND ANNUAL HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR
December 7, 2pm - 8pm
Downtown Avon
Holiday fun for the whole family, taking place throughout the Downtown Business District in the Village of Avon for one Spectacular evening! Events and activities are added daily!

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CHRISTMAS LIVE
December 7, 4pm - 7pm
Avon Central Presbyterian Church
Hayride in Village, Bonfire, Family Photo, Arts & Crafts, Sugar Cookie Decorating, Popcorn, Food and Beverages, all free!

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CHRISTMAS IN NUNDA
December 13-14
Downtown Nunda
Events include; Friday night-Christmas Tree lighting, Vendors uptown in businesses, Wagon rides to view D’Amicos Light Show and Christmas lights around the village, Santa Stroll for all ages, breakfast with Santa, Parade of lights and so much more!

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CHRISTMAS IN MOUNT MORRIS
December 13-14
Downtown Nunda
There will be family fun activities all day throughout including; Scavenger Hunt, Christmas Music & Karaoke, Parade of Lights, Christmas Tree Lighting, Horse Drawn Carriage Rides, Parade of lights and much more!

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Holiday Shopping
ARTFUL HOLIDAYS
December 6 - 15
Genesee Valley Council on the Arts
Artful Holidays is back again this year, bringing you some of the finest handmade goods in the area. Find something for everyone on your list– even those who are usually impossible to shop for! Home goods, decorative and fine arts, stationary items, cards, baked goods and other consumables, wearable art and so much more!

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HANDMADE HOLIDAY MARKET
December 6 & 7
Adventures & Art: Center for Creativity
The Gift Shop carries a variety of gifts & visiting artisans will be onsite with their great handmade jewelry, artwork, gifts, handbags, accessories, baked goods, and so much more! Plus more vendors right across the street and great shops all within walking distance! Create with free family-friendly crafts and creative play in the studio. PLUS raffles, challenges, and special deals!

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AVON HOLIDAY ONE STOP SHOP
December 7, 9am - 4pm
Avon Inn
This is the 8th Annual Avon Holiday One Stop Shop, sponsored by the Avon Chamber of Commerce, at the Avon Inn. Get your shopping done at the One Stop Shop from 9am – 4pm, then head down to the 2nd Annual Avon Holiday Spectacular, from 2pm – 8pm!

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HOLIDAY BAZAAR
December 7, 9am - 3pm
Livonia Presbyterian Church
Small business vendors and crafters, and holiday wares. One-stop shopping supporting local vendors and crafters. Soup and Sandwich luncheon begins serving at 11:00 am. Take outs available.

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GENESEO FARM TOY SHOW AUCTION
December 7, 9am - 2pm
Geneseo Central School
34th Annual Western New York Farm Toy Show and Auction, sponsored by Boy Scout Troop 4070. Auction is Friday Evening at 7 PM with preview at 6 PM. Show Saturday from 9 AM until 2 PM.

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HOLIDAY BAZAAR
December 7, 10am - 2pm
Geneseo United Methodist Church
Geneseo United Methodist Women present their Annual Holiday Bazaar, featuring a variety of high-quality, unique, hand-made crafts. They include placemats, potholders, dolls, Christmas ornaments and items, fresh and artificial greens arrangements, books, and much, much more. Baked goods, jams, jellies, and other “pantry” items will also be available.

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STOCKING STUFFER HOLIDAY BOOK SALE
December 7, 10:30am - 2:30pm
Wadsworth Library
Just in time for the holidays! Choose a bagful of used books and audio/visuals for $5! Join us on Saturday, December 7 from from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm in our lower level basement. Sponsored by Friends of Wadsworth Library.

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CONESUS LAKE GARDEN CLUB SEMI-ANNUAL GREEN SALE
December 14, 9am - 2pm
Deer Run Winery
Live green centerpieces, wreaths and more to decorate your home or holiday table! Sale begins at 9:00 am until all items are sold – we normally do not make it until 2:00 pm, so it is best to come earlier. Proceeds earned go to the Conesus Lake Garden Club – the folks who keep our local gardens and parks (Vitale Park) such a beautiful place to visit!

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Events with Santa
BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
December 7, 9am - 12pm
KidStart
Join KidStart & the ARC for an annual community tradition! Enjoy breakfast, a visit with Santa, music, crafts & games for kids! Don’t forget to bring your camera for a picture with Santa. A FREE event for the Family! We only ask the you bring 1 non-perishable food item. All donations will benefit the KidStart backpack program.

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BRUNCH WITH SANTA
December 7, 11am - 2pm
The Beachcomber
Come enjoy some one-on-one time with Santa, along with our à la carte brunch menu! Don’t miss out on your chance for the perfect holiday photo op with our festive decor – make it your family Christmas card! Please call for reservations.

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CHRISTMAS AT HILLCREST
December 7, 3pm - 6pm
The Hillcrest Estate
Join the Hillcrest Estate in a winter wonderland for pictures with Santa-Rocs ! Gather by a crackling fire and get a rare peek inside the grand ballroom of The Hillcrest Estate, and our newly renovated lounge and sun-room, with this holiday event that’s fun for the whole family. Shop local vendors for Christmas goodies, have some hot cocoa!

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SPRINGWATER FIRE DEPARTMENT CHRISTMAS PARADE
December 7, 5:30pm
Springwater Fire Department
Line up at 5:30 for the parade starting from the Fire Department. Following the parade will be hot chocolate with Santa at the station as well as the Home Decorating Contest and Parade awards!

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PICTURES WITH SANTA
December 8, 3pm - 6pm
The Wadsworth Homestead
A crackiing fire, an authentic sleigh, a couple of elves, and you know who! Select your time to visit with Santa in this elegantly decorated historic home at the end of Main Street in Geneseo. New this year: buy your tickets online and reserve your time.

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DINNER WITH SANTA & MRS. CLAUS
December 10, 4pm - 9pm
CB's Bar & Grill
Join CB’s for their 3rd Annual Dinner with Santa on Tuesday December 10th! Reservations are highly encouraged but not required.

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ANNUAL LIVONIA BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
December 14, 9am - 12pm
Livonia High School
Come enjoy breakfast, crafts, face painting and games! Santa's workshop will be available for children to "shop" at as well. Cost is $7 per person.

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SUPPER WITH SANTA
December 14, 2pm - 4:30pm
St. Agnes School
Come see Santa while enjoying a spaghetti meal at St. Agnes School. Call (585) 226 – 8500 for tickets or purchase at the door. $7 for adults, $5 for children, and FREE for children 4 years and younger.

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BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
December 15, 8:30am - 11am
The Big Tree Inn
Support the Livingston Blues Squirt Hockey team and enjoy breakfast with Santa, Mrs. Claus, and the Geneseo Ice Knights at the Big Tree Inn on December 15th. Tickets include an all you can eat breakfast buffet and your picture with Santa.

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Parties
2ND ANNUAL UGLY SWEATER CHRISTMAS PARTY
December 6, 7pm
Daffies Tavern
On Friday December 6th Daffies will host their second annual Ugly Sweater Party! Proceeds of the party will go directly to the students in the class of 2020! We will have live music by Amanda Ashley, drink specials and snacks, a 50/50 raffle, sweater contest & a surprise guest or two! Come out and join us in the fun and support our kids!

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2019 MASQUERADE GALA & SILENT AUCTION FUNDRAISER
December 14, 5pm
Willow Creek Venue
The 2019 Masquerade themed evening will bring the community together to help us Unmask Poverty in our rural areas. Enjoy an amazing evening of dining, dancing and bidding. Partyman Catering & Rental will provide an elegant sit-down dinner, along with our exclusive Wegman’s Dessert Selections and music from Bob’s Brother’s Band. Our Silent Auction promises to be even bigger and better. 100% of the proceeds from this evening will go to services in Livingston County.

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90'S & 2000'S GLOW PARTY
December 14, 9pm
CB's Bar & Grill
CB’s will be throwing down nothing but the best hits from the 90’s and 2000’s with DJ Ice Cruz! Wear your favorite styles from the 90’s and 2000’s. Party runs from 9-1! See you there!

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Live Entertainment
JAZZ ENSEMBLE
December 3, 7:30pm
Wadsworth Auditorium
The Geneseo Jazz Ensemble directed by Bill Tiberio will perform in the Wadsworth Auditorium. The ensemble will be performing music from the Frank Sinatra era to Bon Iver (an American indie folk/rock icon) and everything in between! The concert is free and open to the public!

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CELTIC CHRISTMAS CONCERT
December 6, 7:30pm
Caledonia Presbyterian Church
Free concert featuring The Christmas Ceilidh Band. An evening of carols, wassails and tunes from the Celtic holiday tradition.

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THE ROCHESTER PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA HOLIDAY CONCERT
December 8, 3pm
Livonia High School
The Annual RPO Holiday Concert! Tickets may be purchased at Geneseo Wegmans, West's Shurfine, Livonia or at the door.

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LIMA COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS CONCERT
December 10, 7pm - 8pm
Lima Presbyterian Church
Join us Tuesday December 10, 2019 at 7pm for the Lima Community Christmas Concert featuring musicians from Elim Gospel Church, Lima Baptist Church, Lima Presbyterian Church and St. Rose Church. Cookie Reception to follow!

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MARK SCHULTZ CHRISTMAS TOUR
December 14, 7pm
Lamplighter Ministries
Lamplighter Ministries is excited to host its annual Christmas concert, featuring acclaimed Christian songwriter Mark Schultz. Tickets are $20.00 per person, with discounted tickets available for senior citizens and children under twelve. Seating is limited so please reserve your tickets online.

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HOLIDAY CONCERT WITH JOHN DADY & FRIENDS
December 14, 7pm
Little Lakes Community Center
Saturday, December 14 at 7pm, doors open at 6:30pm. Admission $15, includes light refreshments and non-alcoholic beverages. Tickets may be purchased at the door or buy your ticket here. In addition, a $25 gift certificate will be awarded by a drawing for anyone who has purchased their tickets before the day of the concert.

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LIVE AT FANATICS
Sarah Eide w/ Adrianna Noone - December 6, 7pm
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Jackson Cavalier - December 13, 7pm
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Richie T - December 14, 7pm
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Livingston Libation Loop
DEER RUN WINERY
CANDLELIGHT NIGHTS
December 5, 12 & 19
Enjoy five stations of hors d’oeuvres paired with Deer Run wines surrounded by candlelight. Local items and pre-made gift baskets available in our tasting room for unique gift giving!

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RISING STORM BREWING COMPANY
MIKE PAPPERT
December 6, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Musician Mike Pappert will be playing in the taproom!

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CLAUDIA HOYSER
December 13, 7pm - 10pm
Rising Storm is thrilled to have Claudia Hoyser back playing the taproom!

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BATTLE STREET BREWERY
EVAN MEULEMANS
December 6, 7pm - 10pm
Come and enjoy a night of music with Evan Meulemans!

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THE HEALERS
December 14, 6pm - 9pm
Enjoy a live performance from the Healers at Battle Street on December 14!

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Tours
HISTORIC HOME TOURS
December 15 & 22
The Wadsworth Homestead

The Homestead is elegantly decorated for the holidays and its a wonderful time of year to get your family together for a historic home tour of this mansion built in 1804. Tours are led by Will Wadsworth and last about 1 hour. The house was built in 1804 and has been occupied by the Wadsworth Family ever since. Authentic art, artifacts and memorabilia remain in the house from each generation and help to illustrate the story that starts before the American Revolution and continues to the present.

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Arts & Crafts
DIY MASON JAR HOLIDAY GIFTS
December 2, 6pm - 8pm
Wadsworth Library
Looking for a holiday gift idea? We have the perfect solution! Make and take several festive gifts using mason jars. All materials included. Space is limited.

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ALCOHOL INKS ORNAMENTS
December 2, 6pm - 8pm
Makacademy
These beautifully simple alcohol ink ornaments will be cherished by you, family, and friends. This simple and fun technique results in gorgeous ornaments to be kept for yourself or shared as a gift. Experience the vibrant beauty of Alcohol Inks!

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MAKE AN UGLY CHRISTMAS SHIRT
December 11, 6:30pm - 8pm
Wadsworth Library
No holiday season is complete without an ugly Christmas sweater party. Instead of making an ugly Christmas sweater patrons can get creative and make an ugly Christmas shirt! All materials included. Space is limited.

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HOLIDAY WREATH MAKING
December 12, 5pm - 7pm
Genesee Valley Council on the Arts
Spread the holiday cheer with Karen Specchio and this fun wreath making workshop. Perfect item to greet your winter guests or a gift for a loved one. Cost per workshop is $40 per person, which includes all supplies, festive drinks and treats!

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FRIDAY NIGHT PAINT NIGHT
December 13, 6pm - 8pm
Dansville ArtWorks
In this fun wine & paint workshop, Instructor Melissa Gartz will lead participants through a process to complete the selection of the month. December will be a gorgeous winter scene with chickadees!

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GUIDED PAINTING: TRUCK WITH TREES
December 13, 6:30pm - 9pm
Adventures & Art: Center for Creativity
Follow along to create your own unique masterpiece! We’re going to focus on the fun experience and work through the steps/process together. Hot beverages provided! Please feel free to bring your favorite foods and drinks.

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Exhibits
GENESEE VALLEY 100
On display through December 31
Silver Lake Brewing Project

Livingston County photographers are on display in this display of 100 original photographs of the Genesee Valley created by 100 local photographers!

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Classes & Workshops
TECHNOLOGY 1 ON 1 HELP
December 7 & 14
Livonia Public Library
Have questions about tecnhology? Need help with your phone or Kindle? Sign up for a free hour with the library's technology instructor!

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Kids Corner
EVENTS AT LIVONIA PUBLIC LIBRARY
K-2 Holiday Crafts - December 2, 3:30pm
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Holiday Crafts for 3rd - 5th Graders - December 3, 3:30pm
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LEARNING THROUGH PLAY
December 2, 5pm - 7pm
Wadsworth Library
Join SUNY Geneseo graduate students in play testing board games in our library balcony on Monday, December 2 from 5-7 pm. All ages are welcome to participate in this fun event!

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MAKE YOUR OWN GINGERBREAD HOUSE
December 5, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Wadsworth Library
Come out for some guaranteed Christmas fun! We’ll be making our own gingerbread houses from graham crackers, frosting, and various holiday candies. Open to children 4 years old and up. Space is limited, register today!

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Grand Opening Celebrations
Congratulations Sweet Arts Bakery & Honeygirl Gourmet, winners of the Dream-O-Vate Business Competition! Join us to celebrate their victory!

Sweet Arts Bakery - December 3, 3pm
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Honeygirl Gourmet - December 6, 4pm
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For more information on the Dream-O-Vate Competition, and for a complete listing of winners and their grand opening celebration dates, click here
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