Happy Holidays to Everyone!

The holiday season is here and the business owners in Cayuga County welcome you to enjoy what the season has to offer while maintaining social distancing guidelines and health protocols so we can all have a good time and peace of mind.

This year, I will be having company visiting for the whole week before and after Christmas. I was getting worried about what were we going to do to keep busy! So, scoured Facebook and the web and came up with a few family-friendly ideas. Don’t want all the fuss of preparing a large meal? Many restaurants are offering special holiday takeout meals, all you need to do is set the table! See below for a few ideas on what to do and where to eat.

Activity Ideas for the Holiday Season

‘Tis the season for holiday decorating. Keep the magic and wonder alive for your whole family when you visit the Festival of Trees at Ward O’Hara Agricultural Museum in Owasco. See more than 140 decorated trees in the spacious museum and vote on your favorite one! 

Santa is in town every day now through Christmas Eve at Bass Pro Shops in Fingerlakes Mall, in Aurelius. Bring your children to visit the jolly man in red and receive a free photo to remember your special visit.

Santa at the Auburn Christmas Parade

At the Schweinfurth Art Center in Auburn, be amazed by the  hand crafted artistic quilts at the Quilts=Art=Quilts 2021 show. This juried exhibition features 72 artworks from 61 national and international artists. This annual juried quilt exhibition has been held since 1981.

Just next door, at the Cayuga Museum  visit the Festivity and Family: Memory through Tradition Exhibit and learn about over 50 different holidays that are celebrated by cultures and religions across the globe. Here in Cayuga County, many of those holidays come with distinct memories of family, food, and cultural tradition for the many communities who have called the area home.

 Also in Auburn the Seward House Museum is offering Candlelight Tours They have decked the halls, trimmed the trees, and ready to bring you on a guided tour! For tickets call 315-252-1283 or visit sewardhouse.org to reserve your spot.

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Ideas for taking the Stress out of Christmas Dinner

Don't feel like cooking up a big meal? Try something new and order a delicious meal from one of the many local restaurants working to help make the holidays a little easier, and tastier! Below are just a few ideas, call or visit your favorite restaurants website for more information.

Take the decisions out of dinner, enjoy a wine and dinner pairing at Colloca Estate Winery.

Oak and Vine at Springside Inn is offering a Christmas Eve Holiday Dinner Buffet. Seatings are at 5 and 7pm Call 315-252-7247 to make reservations

Choose from a selection of hand trimmed meats, fresh seafood or pretty much whatever you can imagine, just ask Balloons Restaurant.

Elderberry Pond's is offering a traditional Dickens Christmas Dinner.

Christmas dinner at Elderberry Pond Cayuga County

Get your orders in for Christmas dinner from Provisions by Pure, they will even deliver your meal.

If you're staying at the Inns of Aurora join them in the 1833 Kitchen for a special three course meal.

No matter your party size Moro’s Table is here to help exceed your guest’s expectations. They offer drop-off out carry out options.

Try a yummy dessert ordered from Cameron's Bakery or Fly by Night Cookie CompanyMoonFlower Macaroons or Octane Social House.

Check our events page for all the activities happening in the area, check back often, this page is updated daily.

I hope the ideas above help to take some of the stress out of your holiday season!

Best wishes for a Happy Holiday Season!