Category Archives: Christmas Festivals

It’s A Festive Frosty Fest In Ulster Park!

The hamlet of Ulster Park is hosting a festive Frosty Fest from now to December 30. Take a drive (or wagon hayride) through the Enchanted Forest, visit the Magical Mansion, take a 3-D walk through Frosty’s Magical Adventure, enjoy two … Continue reading

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‘It Feels Like London’ at the Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles [VIDEO, PHOTOS]

The Festival Fanatics hit up the month-long Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles on Dec. 2, 2012. And despite the rain, the wind, the cold and the generally uncooperative weather, we came away thinking about the dedication of those who walk around … Continue reading

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Sharon Springs Sparkled During the Victorian Holiday Celebration

We, the Festival Fanatics, took a trip to Sharon Springs to check out the Victorian Holiday Celebration on Dec. 1, 2012. And it was everything we expected and hope. There were great costumes, wonderful people, amazing food, and, of course, … Continue reading

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Trumansburg is Set for 17th Winter Festival

The Tru-Ulysses Winter Festival shuts down Main Street, Trumansburg, so festival-goers can enjoy family fun like Hilby the German Juggle Boy, Magician Mike Stanley, roving street performers, and Santa’s “traditional Trumansburg” arrival.

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December is Silver Bells Month in Salamanca

Did you know that the man who wrote the Christmas classic song “Silver Bells” (full story above) was born in Salamanca? Neither did we, until now! Composer and musician Ray Evans, a Salamanca native, is honored in this month-long event-filled … Continue reading

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Dickens Festival Takes Over Port Jefferson Village for 17th Year

Started in 1996, the Dickens Festival in Port Jefferson, Long Island has become a premier holiday event. Running from Nov. 30-Dec. 2, the weekend festival features costumed characters, decorated streets and shops, Victorian entertainment and food. This holiday festival offers many … Continue reading

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World Famous Roycrofters Hold Their Winter Festival Dec. 1-2 In East Aurora!

The world famous Roycroft Arts and Crafts movement will be showcased during their annual Winter Festival on Dec.1 and 2 in East Aurora this year. Elbert Hubbard founded the movement in the late 1800s and the Buffalo (East Aurora is … Continue reading

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Saratoga Springs Turns Back The Clock For A “Victorian Christmas Streetwalk” (VIDEO)

The “Saratoga Springs Streetwalk” is a holiday tradition that has been delighting visitors for more than a quarter century. The sidewalks of this historic city will be filled with “entertainers” dressed in Victorian garb giving the whole downtown area an … Continue reading

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Christmas Is Just “A Walk In The Village” In Historic Lewiston! (VIDEO)

Celebrate Christmas the old fashioned way, with carriage rides, boutique shopping, carolers,outdoor entertainment and open house and special sales and refreshments served by the businesses of Lewiston (Niagara County). This historic village is always dressed for the holidays with thousands … Continue reading

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Beautiful Fort Ann To Celebrate “Christmas In The Country” (VIDEO)

Artists and their wares are all on display from November 30 through December 2 in the rural countryside village known as Fort Ann, N.Y. Fifteen local artists invite you to the 22nd annual “Christmas in the Country” open artists studio … Continue reading

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