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Family Holiday Fun
CHRISTMAS IN NUNDA
December 8, 8 AM - 7 PM
Downtown Nunda
A family fun filled day! Activities include; The Santa Stroll, Breakfast with Santa, Santa's Workshop, Pictures with Santa, The Parade of Lights, vendors all day at the Fire Hall and much more! Don't forget to shop Nunda's businesses where you can find a variety of items for gifts.

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CHRISTMAS IN MOUNT MORRIS
December 8, 9 AM - 7 PM
Downtown Mount Morris
This is the 13th Annual Christmas in Mount Morris! There will be family fun activities all day throughout including; Mount Morris Kiwanis Breakfast with Santa, Scavenger Hunt, Christmas Music & Karaoke, Parade of Lights, Christmas Tree Lighting, Horse Drawn Carriage Rides and much more!

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BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
December 8, 9 AM
KidStart
A free community event hosted by the Arc of Livingston-Wyoming where kids and families can have breakfast, make crafts, play games, and of course visit with Santa. Each child will get an age appropriate gift.

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MEET & GREET WITH SANTA
December 8, 1 PM - 3 PM
Maddie's Motor Sports
Bring the kids to Maddie’s Motor Sports in Dansville on December 8th to meet Santa!

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CHILDREN'S CHRISTMAS PARTY
December 8, 1 PM - 3 PM
Lakeville Training Grounds
The Lakeville Volunteer Fire Department is holding its annual Christmas Party for children! Santa will arrive by fire truck at 1 PM and talk to the children and give them presents. There will be refreshments, free pictures with Santa and rides on the fire truck!

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BRUNCH WITH SANTA
December 9, 11:30 AM - 2 PM
The Beachcomber
Come enjoy some personal Santa time on Sunday and enjoy a delicious brunch! Reservations are appreciated. Photos to last a lifetime with this gorgeous fireplace & decor.

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DINNER WITH SANTA & MRS. CLAUS
December 11, 4 PM - 9 PM
CB's Bar & Grill
Come to CB’s for dinner with Santa and Mrs. Claus in their family friendly dining room! The restaurant will be open 4-9 and Santa and Mrs. Claus will make an appearance from 5:30-7:30. Reservations are highly recommended as last year the dining room filled up quickly!

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CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE
December 13, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Wadsworth Library
Tasty treats, Christmas crafts, and yes, a photo-op with our favorite Santa and Mrs. Claus! Fun for the entire family.

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BOWLING WITH SANTA
December 15, 12 PM - 4 PM
Raider Lanes
Enjoy a celebration of the Holidays at Raider Lanes! $15 per child includes; pizza and soda, pictures with Santa, bowling & make an ornament.

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CHRISTMAS AT HILLCREST
December 15, 1 PM - 4 PM
The Hillcrest Estate
Gather by a crackling fire and get a rare peek inside the grand ballroom of The Hillcrest Estate with this holiday event that’s fun for the whole family. Shop local vendors for Christmas goodies, decorate holiday cookies, get picture with Santa and more!

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REGIONAL SPOTLIGHT: REAL SANTA TRAIN RIDES
December 8 & 15
Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum
Climb aboard the restored vintage freight train cabooses for a special trip to the North Pole to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus! Every child will get to meet Santa and receive a candy cane from one of his elves!

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Tastings & Pairings
CANDLELIGHT NIGHTS
Thursdays through December 20
Deer Run Winery
Enjoy five stations of hors d’oeuvres paired with Deer Run wines surrounded by candlelight. Local items and pre-made gift baskets available in the tasting room for unique gift giving! Cost is $15.00 per person.

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GO LOCAL HOLIDAY TASTING EVENT
December 8, 12 PM - 3 PM
Quicklee's Convenience Store
Celebrate the season! Join the new Quicklee’s Travel Center in Avon on December 8 for this Holiday Tasting Event! Try a selection of locally-made products, bring the kids to visit with Santa, hang with the crew from WBEE and enter to win great prizes.

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Tours
HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
December 9, 12 PM - 4 PM
The Brick Inn

The Brick Inn is happy to invite you to their Holiday Open House Preview! There will be light refreshments and a tour of the property. Gift raffle with proceeds going to Mount Morris Historical Society to benefit the Mills Mansion fund. Prizes will include a certificate for an overnight stay at BrickInn as well as other locally provided items.

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REGIONAL SPOTLIGHT: YULETIDE IN THE COUNTRY TOURS
December 9, & 14-16
Genesee Country Village & Museum

Transcend time – from simple celebrations to high-Victorian decorations – on this enchanting progressive tour of classic 19th-century Yuletide festivities. Explore the snow-covered lanes of the historic Genesee Country Museum and visit village homes bedecked in holiday splendor.

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REGIONAL SPOTLIGHT: HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
December 16, 11 AM - 3 PM
Genesee Country Village & Museum

Bring your family for self-guided tours through the historic homes that are warmed by fires and alive with holiday lights, candles, and traditional decorations. Experience music, sample foods, and enjoy a visit with St. Nick. Eight houses will be open to explore.

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Holiday Shopping
LIMA SOAP OPEN HOUSE
December 1 & 8, 10 AM - 3 PM
Lima Soap
Come to this Open House to check out these handmade soaps! An excellent opportunity to buy some stocking stuffers or a little something for yourself. Cider and snacks will also be available.

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STOCKING - STUFFER BOOK SALE
December 8, 10 AM - 2:30 PM
Wadsworth Library
Shop for used books, DVDs, CDs, and audiobooks for just $5 per bag!

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HOLIDAY SHOP
December 8, 11 AM - 4 PM
The Reed Homestead
Bring your friends to Reed Homestead and enjoy an afternoon of holiday shopping and wine tasting from Raymor Estate Winery. Beautiful European designed ornaments from The Whitehurst Company will be showcased along with newly designed items from Wendy Wurz. The event is free, but space is limited, reserve your spot today!

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LIBRARY BAKE SALE
December 15, 9 AM - 1 PM
Caledonia Library
Come out and support the Caledonia library for their annual bake sale and shop at their Holiday Christmas Store!

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Celebrations
RED CARPET CHRISTMAS GALA
December 8, 5 PM
Valley Oak Event Center

The 2018 Red Carpet Fundraising Christmas Gala will be December 8th, honoring Sheriff Thomas Doughterty. The night will be filled with live music from Bobs Brothers Band, huge silent auction, games, cocktails, and a sit-down dinner.

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Live Entertainment
SUNY GENESEO JAZZ ENSEMBLE
December 4, 8 PM - 10 PM
Wadsworth Auditorium
SUNY Geneseo’s jazz program will present an evening of large and small ensemble music on December 4. Two student led jazz combos will perform, and Bill Tiberio will lead the big bend in a diverse program of contemporary and traditional works in different jazz genres.

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GENESEO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
December 5, 8 PM - 10 PM
Wadsworth Auditorium
Join the Geneseo Symphony Orchestra in a night of celebrated music from the stage and screen, including music from such blockbusters as Jurassic Park, Star Wars, and West Side Story!

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BEN HARAVITCH
December 6, 7 PM - 9 PM
Cricket's Coffee Company
Join Cricket’s on Thursday, December 6th for an evening of smooth folk music courtesy of the very talented Ben Haravitch! Ben hails from Warsaw, NY and also plays for the folk trio The Brothers Blue. You won’t want to miss this!

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HOLIDAY CONCERT WITH THE DADY BROTHERS
December 7, 6:30 PM - 10 PM
Little Lakes Community Center
Don't miss this Holiday Concert with the Dady Brothers! The doors will open at 6:30 PM. Tickets are $12, which includes light refreshments and non-alcoholic beverages. Wine will also be available for purchase during the evening from the Deer Run Winery.

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ALYSSA LITTLE LIVE
December 7, 7 PM - 10 PM
Battle Street Brewery
Alyssa Little performs at Battle Street Brewery on Friday, December 7! Get swept away by this beautiful voice, have some drinks, food, and a fun night out!

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MY CAT JACK
December 7, 7 PM - 10 PM
OSB Ciderworks
Come see My Cat Jack perform live at OSB Ciderworks!

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GENESEO WIND ENSEMBLE
December 7, 8 PM
Wadsworth Auditorium
Music for this concert is inspired by connections to Scotland, the place described by poet Hugh MacDiarmid as being “a mad god’s dream,” with pieces by Malcolm Arnold, Henry Cowell, Johann de Meij, Percy Grainger, and Joel Puckett. Admission is free and open to the public!

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THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER
December 7 & 8
Livonia Central School
Livonia Community Players Presents The Best Christmas Pageant Ever put on by Livonia 4th and 5th grade students! Tickets are available at West’s Shurfine and at the door.

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SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE
December 8 & 15
Dublin Corners Farm Brewery
There will be live Music from 2 PM - 8 PM on December 8th & 15th!

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REX & THE ROCKABILITY KINGS
December 8, 6 PM - 9 PM
The Geneseo Riviera
Rex Fowler has performed worldwide and toured with scores of notable artists including Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Browne and The Band. Don't miss this live performance on December 8 at the Geneseo Riviera!

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4 CELLO CHRISTMAS CONCERT
December 9, 3 PM
Lamplighter Auditorium
Bring the whole family to a delightful afternoon filled with creative arrangements of masterworks performed by 4 cellists. There will also be a Christmas sing-along.

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GENESEO CHAMBER & SPECTRUM SINGERS HOLIDAY CONCERT
December 9, 3 PM - 5 PM
St. Michael's Episcopal Church
Don’t miss the Geneseo Chamber Singers and Spectrum Singers, joined by members of Southside Boys and Hips-n-Harmony, in a festive holiday-themed choral concert at historic St. Michael's Church.

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BOUGHTON HILL BAND HOLIDAY CONCERT
December 14, 7 PM - 8:30 PM
Lima Public Library
Join the Lima Public Library for a fun Holiday tradition!

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POPA CHUBBY
December 15, 6 PM - 9 PM
The Geneseo Riviera
Come see Popa Chubby live at the Geneseo Riviera! General admission $25 or $29 at the door. VIP $30 or $34 at the door.

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LIVE AT FANATICS
Spring Chickens - December 7, 8 PM
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Gordon Munding- December 8, 7 PM
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Albert Castiglia - December 11, 7 PM
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Griffith Martino Duo- December 14, 8 PM
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Country Rain - December 15, 7 PM
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Classes & Workshops
FINGER LAKES COMMUNITY WOODSHOP CLASSES
Inside The Little Lakes Community Center
Holiday Yard Ornament - December 3 & 4
Christmas Ornament - December 12
Indoor Wood Bench - December 10, 11 & 13

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HEALTH & THE HOLIDAYS
December 13, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Livonia Central School
Join Ian M. Cramer, MS, ATC, Plant-based Educator, Podcaster and Endurance Cyclist as he speaks about celebrating your family, food and fun, responsibly. Open to the Public. Free of Charge.

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MYSTICAL MINDS MEET UP
December 14, 7 PM - 9 PM
Little Lakes Community Center
Join this spiritual meet-up group to discuss paranormal, supernatural, mystical, metaphysical subjects, and to explore wisdom from spiritual teachers throughout the ages. Led by Parapsychologist, Mary Grace.

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Contests
NAME THAT TUNE
December 5, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Wadsworth Library
Adults! Come and test your melody recognition skills with musician Geoff Clough. It’s a musical quiz game with a seasonal flair!

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UGLY SWEATER PARTY, EUCHRE TOURNAMENT & CHILI COOK OFF
December 15, 1 PM - 3 PM
The Idle Hour
Join The Idle Hour in Geneseo for their holiday Euchre Tournament, Ugly Sweater Party, and Chili Cookoff! Entry fee for Euchre is $25 and all proceeds will be used to help cover the cost of spay and neuter for 70 cats and kittens! Cash prizes for the top 3 players, the ugliest sweater, and the best chili!

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THE NEW DEAL WRITING COMPETITION
April 5, 2019 deadline
Genesee Valley Council on the Arts
The New Deal Writing Competition is a short story competition where the writer is asked to use a painting chosen by the staff of GVCA as inspiration for their short story. This year's painting is "Fountain, Central Park" by Jacques Zucker.

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Arts & Crafts
HOLIDAY SOCK & COOKIE EXCHANGE
December 4, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Little Lakes Community Center
Bring 3 dozen cookies, as well as a new pair of holiday-themed socks to exchange with your friends. Join in on the fun! Free and open to the public.

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WINE GLASS PAINTING
December 7, 6 PM - 8:30 PM
Deer Run Winery
Paint a set of either two or four Winter Wonderland Wine Glasses at Deer Run Winery. This class is perfect for treating yourself or hand painting a Christmas gift for a loved one.

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HOLLY BERRIES & PINES PAINT & SIP
December 8, 7 PM - 9 PM
Makacademy
This is a 2 hour paint along using canvas and acrylic paint. The class will paint together a holiday holly and pine boughs painting. Painters are encouraged to bring a drink to sip while they work. Price includes instruction, all painting supplies & snacks!

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SIP & PAINT NORTHERN LIGHTS
December 13, 6:30 PM - 8 PM
Fratelli's Restaurant
Now that the days are getting shorter why not embrace the change and paint the skies with Northern Lights? Come learn how to paint this pretty scene, one drink included with your ticket!

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WINE GLASS PAINT & SIP
December 15, 7 PM - 9 PM
Fratelli's Restaurant
Paint two glasses at this paint and sip! You will have a choice of two designs, you could do both glasses the same for a matching set, or paint one of each design. Bring your own adult beverage to sip as you paint! Supplies & snacks included!

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CLASSES AT THE CAKE PLACE
Kids Snowman Cake - December 9, 1 PM
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Adult Snow Globe Cake- December 9, 5 PM
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Adult & Me Christmas Cookies - December 16, 1 PM
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CLASSES AT DANSVILLE ARTWORKS
Wine & Rustic Sign Making - December 13, 6 PM

Potables & Paint - December 14, 6 PM

Gift Boxes - December 15, 11 AM

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Exhibits
OPENING RECEPTION: FIVE GENESEO BUSINESSES: CULTURE AND COMMERCE ON MAIN STREET
December 5, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Bridge Gallery, SUNY Geneseo
A collaboration between ARTH 378, ARTH 300, ARTH 110, and the owners of five Geneseo businesses, exploring Geneseo’s art, business, and history from the 19th century to the present. Located on the SUNY Geneseo Campus in the Bridge Gallery.

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PICTURE PERFECT STORM EXHIBIT
December 7, 6 PM - 10 PM
Rising Storm Brewing Company
Join photographer Olga Podzorov at the new exhibit opening in collaboration with Rising Storm Brewing. The exhibit will feature photos of various storms. Prints of various sizes will available for sale and will make a great Holiday present! Proceeds from this event will benefit First Descents, an organization helping young cancer survivors.

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Call For Artists
4TH ANNUAL STUDENT ART SHOWCASE
December 22 deadline
Dansville ArtWorks

Dansville ArtWorks is seeking visual art submissions from students in area schools as well as those who are home schooled for its 4th Annual Student Art Showcase January 4-26, 2019. One entry per student in grades K-12 are welcome. A parent, teacher or other responsible adult must be the point of contact for all entries. There is no submission fee.

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