Best Wishes for a Magical Holiday Season

The holiday season brings so many wonderful opportunities to gather with the ones you love! This year, I will be having company visiting for the week before and after Christmas. My first thought was, how am I going to entertain and keep everyone busy and happy! So, scoured Facebook and Tour Cayuga’s Event Page and came up with a few ideas.

Ideas for Activities

‘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! Don’t forget to look for the Tour Cayuga tree, the staff had a great time decorating it with a Hibercation Theme (hint: it's tree #144 and it is in the tractor room).

Christmas tree decorated in red and black checked ribbon

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 Clause

Experience a full Victorian Christmas at the Seward House Museum. Costumed guides lead candlelit tours of the home, which is decorated in holiday splendor, visitors learn about Christmas traditions of the Seward’s through heart-warming holiday memories shared from their letters and diaries. Reservations are required.

Seward House Museum - Women of the Seward House

The Casey Park Ice Rink is open to the public throughout the winter on weekends.  Bring your own skates or use theirs!  Admission is $5.00 and includes a free skate rental.  Always a fun family-friendly activity. After a few hours on the ice warm up with some hot cocoa at one of our local restaurants.

One young girl in a pink coat and one adult women in a black coat iceskating in an indoor ice rink

Ever want to try snowshoeing? Sterling Nature Center in northern Cayuga County has snowshoes that you can use for just a donation.  The Center’s trails are open for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing all winter long, sunrise to sunset.

 

Need a litlle gift inspiration for the hard to buy for on your list?

If you are like me, you still have a few gifts left to purchase, check out our Season of Giving page for ideas and inspiration. You are sure to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list and remember by shopping small and shopping local you help your community!

Christmas at MacKenzie Childs in Aurora NY

 

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.

Sit back and enjoy a stress free Christmas Eve Dinner at the historic Springside Inn .

Pick up a delicious meal from Simply Cookie's Kitchen.

 Choose from a selection of hand trimmed meats, fresh seafood or pretty much whatever you can imagine from the catering menu at Balloons Restaurant.

Enjoy sitting by a roaring fireplace at 1833 Kitchen and enjoy an à la carte menu with creative holiday features.

No matter your party size Moro’s Table  is here to help exceed your guest’s expectations. Whether you are looking to provide lunch for your office, want to enhance your party with an appetizer or sushi platter or are looking for someone to cater your special event our team is happy to assist you in customizing the perfect menu for your group. 

Looking for a yummy dessert.... Cameron's Bakery  MoonFlower Macaroons, Gretchen's Confections  or Sweets by Sarah  are sure to have somthing on the menu to please everyone.

 

New Year’s Eve Celebrations

 

New Years Eve

Ring in the New Year and enjoy an evening of great music, food and fun! Visit our Ring in 2022 page for the details. Remember to check back often, we will update as more events are posted.

 

I hope the ideas above help to take some of the stress out of your holiday season! Be sure to check out the events page on Tour Cayuga for more events and happenings. (This page is updated often.)

 

The staff at Tour Cayuga wish you a very happy holiday season!

4 women standing outside in front of a bronze statue of Harriet Tubma