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Holiday events 

As more holiday events are announced, we'll continue to update this guide. Have an event you'd like to add, send us an email at calendar@rochester-citynews.com.

Ongoing

[ ART ]

Glass Wonderland. Family-friendly holiday showcases and activities throughout the museum. Nov. 16 through Jan. 2. Free. Corning Museum of Glass, One Museum Way, Corning. 607-937-5371; cmog.org

[ SPECIAL EVENT ]

Holiday Music and Light Show. More than 100,000 individual LED lights will light up, synchronized to music for an indoor light show. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 25 through Dec. 17. $2. The Garden Factory, 2126 Buffalo Rd. 247-6236; gardenfactoryny.com    

[ SPECIAL EVENT ]

Festival of Trees. Design and display a holiday tree, wreath, basket, handmade jewelry, or other home decoration to be loaned through exhibit or donated for auction. Continues through Dec. 3. $5. Granger Homestead Museum, 295 N. Main St., Canandaigua. 394-1472; grangerhomestead.org.

[ SPECIAL EVENT ]

Yuletide in the Country Tours. Tour groups will be led through a reenactment of the winter months of 1849 in the village.Times and dates vary through Dec. 17. $19-$25. Genesee Country Village and Museum, 1410 Flint Hill Rd, Mumford.294-8218; gcv.org.

[ THEATER ]

"A Christmas Carol". The musical adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic. Through Dec. 24. No shows Monday and select Tuesdays; show times vary. $12.50-$84. Geva Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Blvd. 232-4382; gevatheatre.org.

[ KIDS EVENT]

Polar Express Train. With a short stop at the North Pole to pick-up Santa. Trains depart every hour and 15 minutes, from 11:45 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 25 through Dec. 17. $35-$50. Medina Railroad Museum, 530 West Ave. 798-6106; railroadmuseum.net.

Friday, November 17

[ SHOPPING ]

Holiday Bazaar Arts & Crafts Sale. Women's Council hosts its 47th annual holiday sale featuring 200 elite fine artists and craftspeople. Continues through Nov. 19. $5. Rochester Museum and Science Center, 657 East Ave. 697-1944; rmsc.org.

Saturday, November 18

[ SPECIAL EVENT ]

Crafts at Christmas. Create holiday crafts based on 19th-century celebrations. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Genesee Country Village & Museum, 1410 Flint Hill Rd., Mumford. $10. 294-8218; gcv.org.

[ MUSIC ]

Friendsgiving Party and Dance with The Brothers Blue. Benefit for the Homeless Community.Featuring Dady Brothers, Susanna Rose, Teressa Wilcox, Bob Bunce, and more. Also includes beard contest. 8 p.m. $10; $5 with the donation of new socks, undies, or toiletries. Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230; abilenebarandlounge.com

Sunday, November 19

[ RECREATION ]

Turkey Classic. The YMCA's 34th annual five-mile race and one-mile family walk to celebrate the season. 8:10 a.m. and 9 a.m. 111 E. Jefferson Rd, Pittsford. $15-$35. 385-4665; rochesterymca.org.

[ DINING ]

Vegan Give Thanks Dinner. Featuring live music, family activities, and networking. Advanced registration required. 6-8 p.m. $22-$27. 540WMain, 540 W. Main St. 420-8439; 540westmain.org.

Wednesday, November 22

[ MUSIC/DANCE ]

"The Nutcracker". Wednesday, Nov. 22, 7 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 27, 2 p.m., 7 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 25, 2 p.m., 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Nov. 26, 2 p.m. $15-$104. Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 60 Gibbs St. 454-2100; rpo.org.

[ DANCE EVENT ]

Thanksgiving Eve Silent Disco. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. $10. The Penthouse at One East Avenue, 1 East Ave. 752-2575; penthouseroc.com.

Thursday, November 23

[ DINING ]

Thanksgiving Day Buffet. A feast with Hidden Valley Animal Adventure. 11 am.-4 p.m. $24 adults; $12 children ages 5 to 10. Reservation required. Hidden Valley Animal Adventure, 2887 Royce Rd., Varysburg. 535-4100; hiddenvalleyadventure.com.

[ RECREATION ]

Wedge Waddle. Three-mile walk and/or run around the South Wedge. Give thanks and donate a pair of new socks to St. Joseph's Hospitality House. 10 a.m. Free. Meets at Abundance Cooperative Market, 571 South Ave. wedgewaddle.com.

Friday, November 24

[ KIDS EVENT ]

Thanksgiving Break Activities. Events for all ages while school is out of session. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Through Nov. 30. Free. Corning Museum of Glass. One Museum Way, Corning. 607-937-5371; cmog.org.

[ SHOPPING ]

Don't get Malled - Shop Small. More than 25 local artists, working studios, and items for sale from the makers themselves. Continues Nov. 25. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Hungerford Building, 1115 E Main St. thehungerford.com

[ SPECIAL EVENT ]

Black Friday Meet & Mingle. Buffet-style, vegan-friendly, gluten free dinner. Advanced registration required. 6-8 p.m. $15-$18. 540WMain, 540 W. Main St. 420-8439; 540westmain.org.

[ SHOPPING ]

Holiday Festival of Crafts. Natural fiber women's clothing, wooden bowls, furniture, kitchenware, and hand woven treasures and more. 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Continues through Nov. 26. $2. The Harley School, 1981 Clover St. 554-3529; folkartguild.org.    

Saturday, November 25

[ DINING ]

Breakfast with Saint Nick. A pancake breakfast alongside a meet and greet with St. Nick. 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 p.m. $15; registration required. Genesee Country Village and Museum, 1410 Flint Hill Rd., Mumford. 538-6822; gvc.org.

[ THEATER ]

"All She Wants for Christmas". It's Christmas Eve and Mrs. Claus is home waiting for Mr. Claus. Cocktails at 6 p.m.; dinner at 7 p.m.; performance at 8:15 p.m. $40. Hidden Valley Animal Adventure, 2887 Royce Rd., Varysburg. 535-4100; hiddenvalleyadventure.com.

Sunday, November 26

[ SPECIAL EVENT ]

Holiday Pet Photos. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Other dates include Dec. 2 and Dec. 3. Lollypop Farms, 99 Victor Road, Fairport.223-1330x139, lollypop.org/petphotos.

[ SHOPPING ]

Holidays at the Market. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Continues Dec. 3 and Dec. 10. Rochester Public Market, 280 Union St. 428-6907. cityofrochester.gov/holidaysatmarket

Wednesday, November 29

[ MUSIC ]

Holiday Music for Horns. Eastman Horn Choir will perform seasonal brass music directed by W. Peter Kurau. 12-1 p.m. Free. Hochstein Performance Hall, 50 N. Plymouth Ave.454-4596; hochstein.org.

Thursday, November 30

[ DINING ]

Candlelight Nights Thursdays. Wine and hors d'oeuvres over a candlelight dinner, with a souvenir wine glass. Thursdays, Nov. 30 through Dec. 21. 6:30 p.m. $14. Deer Run Winery, 3772 West Lake Rd., Geneseo. 346-0850; deerrunwinery.com.

[ SPECIAL EVENT ]

Park Avenue Holiday Open House. Horse-drawn wagon rides, shop sales and specials, holiday activities all night. 5-9 p.m. Free. Along Park Ave. park-avenue.org.

Friday, December 1

[ SHOPPING ]

Holiday Boutique. Artisans and crafters in the museum. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues Dec. 2. $7. Museum of Wayne County History, 21 Butternut Street. 315-946-4943; waynehistory.org.

[ THEATER ]

"Meet Me in St. Louis". A live radio play adaptation of the classic Judy Garland musical. Through Dec. 17. Fri. & Sat. Dec. 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 7:30 p.m. Sat. & Sun. Dec. 3, 9, 10, 17, 2 p.m. $15-$23.50. The Lyric Theatre, 440 East Ave. 256-0444; the-lyric-theatre.ticketleap.com.

Saturday, December 2

[ SPECIAL EVENT ]

51st Anniversary of Kwanzaa. A shopping celebration with unique items, art, clothes, accessories, crafts, Kwanzaa kits and more. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Baobab Cultural Center, 728 University Ave. 563-2145; thebaobab.org

[ KIDS EVENT ]

Christmas at Hidden Valley. Breakfast and pictures with Santa, kid's workshop, and gift show. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Continues Dec. 3. Reservations requested. Hidden Valley Animal Adventure, 2887 Royce Rd., Varysburg. 535-4100; hiddenvalleyadventure.com.

[ SPECIAL EVENT ]

It's a Wonderful Life in the South Wedge & A Handmade Holiday. Featuring carriage strolls, family activities, food trucks, and more. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Star Alley and Abundance Cooperative Market, 662 and 572 South Ave. And Handmade Holiday vendors will be located in the German House and St. Boniface Church, 315 and 330 Gregory St. baswa.org

[ KIDS EVENT ]

"The Nutcracker" Preview. Preview performance of New York State Ballet's "The Nutcracker." 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Included in museum admission. Strong National Museum of Play, 1 Manhattan Square Dr. 263-2700; museumofplay.org.

[ SPECIAL EVENT ]

Wintercraft Open House & Holiday Sale. Crafts, holiday shopping, and letterpress, ceramic, and book art activities. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Flower City Arts Center, 713 Monroe Ave. 244-1730; geneseearts.org

Sunday, December 3

[ MUSIC ]

Prism Holiday Concert. Nazareth's Saxophone Ensemble, Brass Ensemble, Chamber Orchestra, and others will perform holiday music.3-4:30 p.m. Free. Linehan Chapel, 4245 East Ave. 389-2700; naz.edu.

[ MUSIC ]

"A City Sings for the Season". The charity concert will give donations of food, money, and toiletries to the Rochester Area Interfaith Hospitality Network. 3- 5 p.m. Stardust Ballroom, 41 Backus St. Free. rossings.org

[ KIDS EVENT ]

Holley Trolley Rides. Decorated for Christmas, an 89-year-old trolley will give rides to attendees. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Continues Dec. 10 and Dec. 17. New York Museum of Transportation, 6393 East River Road, West Henrietta. Nymtmuseum.org.

[ SPECIAL EVENTS ]

Annual Chanukah Happening. Chanukah Bazaar with vendors, food sold by Social Action Committee. 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free. Temple Sinai, 363 Penfield Rd. 203-1200; jewishrochester.org

Monday, December 4

[ MUSIC ]

"Music to Warm Your Heart" Concert. Works by Falla, Tchaikovsky, Handel, and more, performed by Penfield Symphony Orchestra. 7:30 p.m. $15. Penfield High School, 25 High School Dr. 872-0774; penfieldsymphony.org.

Tuesday, December 5

[ SPECIAL EVENT]

Candlelight Night. Live music, carolers, horse-drawn wagon rides, visits with Santa and the lighting of village Christmas trees. 5-8 p.m. Village of Pittsford. villageofpittsford.org.

Wednesday, December 6

[ SPECIAL EVENT ]

USY Hanukkah Party. 7:30-10:30 p.m. Free. . Temple Beth El, 139 Winton Rd. South. 473-1770; jewishrochester.org.

Thursday, December 7

[ MUSIC ]

Bill Kirchen's Honky Tonk Holiday. $20-$25. Lovin' Cup Brews & Bistro, 300 Park Point Dr. 292-9940; lovincup.com.

Friday, December 8

[ THEATER ]

"The Grinch". Dr. Seuss' classic tale retold through dance. Presented by the Mossa School of Dance. Fri. & Sat. Dec. 8 & 9, 7 p.m.; Sun. Dec. 10, 2 p.m. $12. Cobblestone Theatre, 1622 State Route 332, Farmington. 398-0220; cobblestoneartscenter.com.

Saturday, December 9

[ KIDS EVENT ]

Breakfast with Santa. Breakfast in the Rocky Coasts Gallery with sea lions and polar bears and Santa and take home a goody bag. 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Continues Dec. 10, Dec. 16, and Dec. 17. $5-$15. Seneca Park Zoo, 2222 St. Paul Street. 336-7200; senecaparkzoo.org.

[ FILM ]

"National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation". Part of The Little Theatre and Fright-Rags' Saturday Night Rewind. 9:30 p.m. $9. The Little Theatre, 240 East Ave. 258-0400; thelittle.org.

[ MUSIC ]

Tuba Christmas. Tradition Christmas carols performed by a mass low-brass choir of 150 tuba and euphonium players. Conducted by Jeremy Stoner. 4 p.m. Free. Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 26 Gibbs St. 274-1000; rpo.org.

Sunday, December 10

OrKIDStra Holiday Special: "The Snowman and The Bear". Two animated winter classics will projected on the big screen and accompanied live by the RPO. 2 p.m. $14-$40. Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 26 Gibbs St. 274-1000; rpo.org.

Tuesday, December 12

[ THEATER ]

"A Christmas Carol: The Musical". Based on the classic 1983 movie. Tues.-Thurs., Dec. 12-14, 7:30 p.m.; Fri., Dec. 15, 8 p.m.; Sat., Dec. 16, 2 & 8 p.m.; Sun., Dec. 17, 1 & 6:30 p.m. $38-$78. Rochester Auditorium Theatre, 885 E Main St. 222-5000; rbtl.org.

[ SPECIAL EVENT ]

Hanukkah Candle Lighting Minyan Night. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Temple Beth El, 139 Winton Rd. South. 473-1770; jewishrochester.org.

Friday, December 15

[ MUSIC ]

Holiday Voices. A selection of holiday classics performed by the Cobblestone Players. Includes wine and hors d'oeuvres. 7 p.m. $15. Cobblestone Theatre, 1622 State Route 332, Farmington. 398-0220; cobblestoneartscenter.com.

[ DINING ]

Chanukah Dinner & Shabbat Celebration. Buffet dinner at 5:30 p.m. Shabbat service at 1 p.m. $8-$15. Temple B'rith Kodesh, 2131 Elmwood Ave. 244-7060; jewishrochester.org.

Saturday, December 16

[ KIDS EVENT ]

Reindeer Run. Reindeer Run, a family-friendly race. 5k begins at 8:30 a.m. and Kids Race, 9:20 a.m. $10-$20. Blue Cross Arena, 100 Exchange Blvd. runsignup.com.

Thursday, December 21

[ SPECIAL EVENT ]

Chanukah Party. Temple B'rith Kodesh collaborates with the Third Presbyterian Church for a holiday party.12 p.m. Temple B'rith Kodesh Atrium, 2131 Elmwood Ave. 244-7060; tbk.org.

[ MUSIC ]

Gala Holiday Pops. Features carols and joyful melodies, plus singerDenzalSinclaire. Thurs., Dec. 24, 7:30 p.m.; Fri., Dec. 22, 8 p.m.; Sat., Dec. 23, 2 & 8 p.m. $24-$110. Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 26 Gibbs St. 274-1000; rpo.org.

Tuesday, December 26

[ SPECIAL EVENT ]

Umoja. A part of the 2017 Kwanzaa Festival. 6-9 p.m. Free. Baobab Cultural Center, 728 University Ave. 563-2145; thebaobab.org.

Wednesday, December 27

[ SPECIAL EVENT ]

Kujichagulia: Kwanzaa Family Fun Day. A part of the 2017 Kwanzaa Festival. Noon-5 p.m. Included in museum admission. Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave. 276-8900; man.rochester.edu.

Thursday, December 28

[ SPECIAL EVENT ]

Ujima. A part of the 2017 Kwanzaa Festival. 2-5 p.m. Free. Wheatley Library, 33 McCree Way. 428-8212; cityofrochester.gov.

Friday, December 29

[ SPECIAL EVENT ]

Ujamaa. A part of the 2017 Kwanzaa Festival. 2-5 p.m. Rochester Museum Science Center, 657 East Ave. 271-4320; rmsc.org.

Saturday, December 30

[ SPECIAL EVENT ]

Nia. A part of the 2017 Kwanzaa Festival. 2-5 p.m. Free. Gantt Center Gannt R Center, 700 North St. 428-7149; ganttcenter.org.

Sunday, December 31

[ SPECIAL EVENT ]

Kuumba. A part of the 2017 Kwanzaa Festival. 6-9 p.m. Free. Memorial AME Zion Church, 549 Clarissa St. 546-5997; memorialamez.org.


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