We, at 10 Fitch Luxurious Romantic Inn,  would like to extend good wishes to all, especially at this time of year. We are grateful for a wonderful year and for all the people we have met and cared for here.

Happy Holidays to all, wishing good tidings to you and your families!

The following is a list of enjoyable events we have found are going on around our town, Auburn, NY.

Nov. 27th – Dec. 24th 21st Annual Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles, Skaneateles, NY. An annual tradition, the celebration begins the day after Thanksgiving and runs every Saturday and Sunday through December 24,  from noon to 4 pm. Charles Dickens and his cast of over 50 characters will interact with residents and visitors in the streets, stores and restaurants. Don’t miss lively acts at the Library (and Mother Goose too!), live music, unique shopping, wonderful food and horse and wagon rides around the Village. Check out the calendar of events online at http://www.skaneateles.com/visit/events-a-attractions/dickens-christmas

Dec. 1st – Dec. 23rd Third Annual Festival of Trees, Ward O’Hara Agricultural, 6880 NY-38A, Auburn, NY. Museum decorated with over 25 treesWeekdays from 4 p.m. till 8 p.m. Saturday & Sunday 11 a.m. till 8 p.m. Dress warmly! For more information call (315) 252-7644 or email tquill@cayugacounty.us or visit http://www.cayugacounty.us/Community/Parks-and-Trails/Ag-Museum/Special-Events.

Dec. 2nd – Dec.4th22nd Annual Holiday Shopping Spree, Cayuga Lake Wine Trail, 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.

Event Hours: 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.

On Saturday, you can start at 9am at both King Ferry and Long Point wineries only.

*Note: Thirsty Owl Wine Co. is a new starting point, however, they are NOT participating on Friday. They are an option to help with the flow of traffic throughout the day and the congestion in the middle of the trail. Do not choose them if you plan on starting on Friday!

Tickets: Each ticket is good for the whole weekend, to visit each winery once.

Single tickets are $40 and include: 1 souvenir wine glass, 1 grapevine wreath, 1 set of 16 ornaments, 1 recipe collection and 1 shopper’s card. You will also get 1 wine and food pairing at each winery and up to 3 additional wine tastings per winery. Couple’s tickets are $60 and include: 2 souvenir wine glasses, 1 grapevine wreath, 1 set of 16 ornaments, 1 recipe collection and 1 shopper’s card. Each person will get 1 wine and food pairing at each winery and up to 3 additional wine tastings per winery.

Discounted designated driver tickets are available. The DD gets all the same perks as a regular ticket, minus the wine.  They also get a DD mug, rather than a wine glass. $20 for a single, $30 for a couple.

A couple’s DD ticket consists of one person who drinks and one person who does not.

Be sure to buy your tickets early, we have a limited amount available per weekend. Tickets can also be purchased by calling 800-684-5217 and are no longer available at Wegman’s.

Dec. 3rdMoscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker, 885 East Main Street, Rochester, NY. Moscow Ballet’s spectacular Great Russian Nutcracker is the must-see event this holiday season! Celebrate the beloved Christmas tradition with the whole family as 40 world-class Russian artists bring this charming classic to life. The New York Times raves “Knock Out!” Experience Tchaikovsky’s master score this Christmas with the magic of larger than-life-puppets, a growing Christmas Tree and super-sized Matrushka dolls! Website for more information: http://www.ticketmaster.com/moscow-ballets-great-russian-nutcracker-rochester-new-york-12-03-2015/event/00004E7BE33E845B?artistid=834652&majorcatid=10002&minorcatid=12

Dec. 4th – Dec. 19th –  Seward House Museum Candle Light Tours, 33 South Street, Auburn, NY. Every Thursday, Friday & Saturday. 6pm & 7pm. Guided evening tours of the elegant museum decorated for the holidays. Admission $15 Adults, $12 Children. Website : http://sewardhouse.org

Dec. 5th – Dec. 6th Holiday Open House Corning Museum of Glass, One Museum Way, Corning, NY. Free Admission , craft activities, live music, and special glassmaking experiences kick off the holiday season. Have Breakfast or Lunch with Santa, make an ornament at The Studio, and get your picture taken with Santa! Enjoy a reduced price Make Your Own Glass experience (first come, first served). Have Breakfast or Lunch with Santa ($6, reservations required) reserve your tickets now! Don’t miss the Annual Studio Glass Sale! Find unique handmade glass gifts made by artists who teach and work at The Studio. Live Music, Crafts and More Hear local caroling groups and bands of all ages as they provide live holiday music throughout the Museum. Decorate (and eat!) a holiday cookie, and enjoy holiday crafts (nominal fee) and a general atmosphere of holiday cheer, all weekend long! Breakfast or Lunch with Santa A holiday tradition continues at The Corning Museum of Glass! For only $6 per person, enjoy Breakfast (8:30 am) or Lunch (12 pm) with Santa in the Museum’s Auditorium, with live entertainment provided. Reservations are required,  reserve your tickets now online at http://www.cmog.org/event/holiday-open-house.

Dec. 5thChristmas in Aurora, Main Street, Aurora, NY. Join the charming Village of Aurora as it comes to life with caroling, trimmed trees, hot cocoa and more. Take advantage of shopping specials throughout the village as well. Sponsored by the Aurora Arts and Merchants Association. Website for more information: http://visitaurorany.com/

Dec. 5th  – Annual Sparkle, Historic Market Street, Corning, NY. Join us for the 41st annual culmination of the Crystal City Christmas Events Season. Featuring horse and carriage rides, shopping and dining promotions, outdoor entertainment and activities for the whole family. Enjoy craft and food vendors, holiday carolers, and photos with Santa in his Crystal House. A favorite for generations that’s not to be missed! This year’s event includes the Selfless Elf 5K and ends with fireworks! Website : http://gafferdistrict.com/events/sparkle.html

Dec. 5th & Dec. 6th Floating Four Ring Double Wedding Ring, Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St, Auburn, NY. December 5, 9am – Sun, December 6, 5pm. This two day class will focus on making a Four Ring Double Wedding Ring Quilt. You can make the sample as is, or just come to start making your own.  Whichever you prefer!  Either way, you will learn the tricks to take the fear out of curved piecing, and tackle this fabulous pattern.  Learn Victoria’s secrets to save you time! Who: All levels. Teacher: Victoria Findlay Wolfe. Cost: $240 members/ $250 non-members. Call (315) 255-1553 for more information or visit http://www.schweinfurthartcenter.org/classes_studio.cfm

Dec. 6th Pipe Organ Concert, Saint Mary’s Church, 15 Clark Street, Auburn NY. 7:30pm – 9:00pm. To celebrate the 125th anniversary of the 1890 Carl Barckhoff Organ (OHS Cited), and also to highlight their 1872 Garrett House Organ (also OHS cited), Saint Mary’s Church is hosting FREE pipe organ concerts in Advent. Featuring: Jacob Fuhrman followed by Benedictine Compline sung by the St. Mary’s Schola Cantorum. The 1877 stone Gothic church is handicap-accessible. Visit http://www.stmaryauburn.org/ or (315)-252-9545 for more details.

Dec. 9th – Dec. 19thForever Plaid: Plaid Tidings, Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, 68977 East Lake Rd., Auburn, NY. SHOW TIMES VARY. For the first time ever – it’s Christmas at the Playhouse! The legendary Plaids return to spread yuletide joy with the greatest Holiday hits of the ages. Call the box office (315)-255-1785/1-800-457-8897 for more information or visit http://fingerlakesmtf.com/2015-season/forever-plaid-plaid-tidings/index.html

Dec. 12thAll Wrapped Up Wine Dinner, Vineyard Restaurant at Knapp Winery, 2770 County Road 128, Romulus, NY. It’s December so of course presents come to mind. Imagine your dinner full of presents as all dishes will be somehow wrapped up in the likes of puff pastry, phyllo, bacon and en papillote. Expect an aromatic and dazzling display of distinctive foods –all wrapped up. The only thing missing will be the bow! This five-course dinner will be served with Knapp Winery, Chateau LaFayetter Reneau Wine Cellars, Zugibe Vineyards and Glenora Wine Cellars. Please purchase your tickets online at http://www.knappwine.com/product/All-Wrapped-Up-Wine-Dinner?pageID=a1e34102-06ae-266d-7994-bad24a925c2e&sortBy=DisplayOrder&maxRows=10& to reserve your spot.

Dec. 13thChristmas at The Museum Open House, 6880 East Lake Road, Auburn, NY. All are invited back in time, and back to their childhood. The Museum/Ed Center will be decorated and the tree will be trimmed. There will be horse drawn wagon rides and musical entertainment. Santa will arrive at 12:30 PM on a horse drawn wagon and will talk to children about their Christmas lists. There will be special food and drink available. Come decorate some Christmas cookies, make some Christmas decorations and enter the Christmas contests. Admission and parking is free. Guided tours will be available and the gift shop will be open for unique Christmas gifts. Come join in the fun. Noon – 4PM. Admission: FREE

Dec. 13th Holiday Traditions, 33 South Street, Auburn, NY. Free and open to the public. Open house of Auburn’s Historic and Cultural Sites. Free admission to the Seward House Museum, Willard Memorial Chapel, Schweinfurth Art Center, Ward O’Hara Agricultural Museum, Harriet Tubman Home and more. All decked out for the holidays, with tours, musical entertainment, refreshments and more. 12-5pm Admission: FREE

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