Holiday Spirit

8 Ways to Get Into the Holiday Spirit Around Rochester

Everyone has their own way of connecting with their inner holiday spirit. Mine doesn’t bubble to the surface until the day after Thanksgiving, sometimes around the first snowfall, but certainly not before Halloween! I know others who have a Christmas countdown starting on December 26. Thankfully, Rochester has plenty of ways to embrace the season whenever the spirit moves you!

Many of these events take place every year, but to ensure you have the most current information, please know this is updated for 2017. We’ll update this each year by mid-November.

1. ‘Tis the season of giving

Holiday Spirit: Pick Your Own Christmas Tree

2. Fun on the farm

Holiday Spirit: Genesee Country Village and Museum

3. Neighborhoods & homes

Holiday Spirit: Seneca Falls

4. “It’s a Wonderful Life”

Holiday Lights on Rahway Rd. in Gates, NY
Holiday Lights on Rahway Rd. in Gates, NY

5. Holiday-themed displays & events

6. Dance, music & theater events

Holiday Spirit: Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles

7. “A Christmas Carol”

Rochester Genesee Valley Railroad Museum

8. Holiday trains

How do you get into the holiday spirit?

Here are a few ideas to give Rochester experiences as gifts instead of stuff


some pictures in the post by pixabay

Debi Bower

Born, raised and living life as a digital designer in Rochester, NY! I am also a day-tripper, writer & photographer, exploring the nooks and crannies that make our part of New York State so special.

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