What better way to embrace the festive spirit than by exploring the enchanting holiday events in our region! As snowflakes gently fall, the communities come alive with the warmth of celebrations and the twinkle of holiday lights. Whether you’re a Rochester local or a visitor seeking the perfect seasonal experience, join us on a journey through the wonderland of events that promise to make this holiday season truly memorable.
So, don your coziest scarf, sip on some hot cider, and let the twinkling lights guide you through the holiday cheer that awaits in every corner of Rochester!
’Tis the season to celebrate, and we’ve got your festive itinerary covered!
Holiday Brunch in the Brewery at NYBP
Embrace the holiday season with a festive start at NYBP! Indulge in their Merry Mimosa Flight accompanied by the delightful Holiday French Toast. Picture this: Stuffed French Toast brimming with cheesecake filling, adorned with cherry syrup, playful red and green sprinkles, and crowned with eggnog-infused whipped cream! It’s a delicious celebration that promises to kick your festive spirit into high gear.
Sundays—Dec 10, 17 & 24
10:00 am—2:00 pm
Candlelight Nights at Deer Run Winery
Candlelight Nights are back! Delight in the magic of the season with four enchanting food and wine pairings at the winery, all set against the warm flicker of candlelight. It’s the perfect holiday escape with friends, family, and co-workers—no hosting stress required!
Deer Run Winery
Thursdays—December 07, 14 & 21st
$40 per person
Holiday Mule & Mimosa Fest
Part Bar Hop, Part Holiday Cocktail Celebration! Featuring 3 Bars & Restaurants and Outdoor Igloo Rentals! Don’t miss our alcohol specials, including beer and hard seltzer. Festive Mules & Mimosas & Giveaways! Presented by Genny Seasonal & Beelzebubbles Hard Seltzer!
$25 per person
Ugly Christmas Sweater Party at NYBP
Dress to impress in your most hilariously hideous Christmas Sweater because at NYBP Ugly Christmas Sweater Night, it’s a non-negotiable! They’ll be serving up all your Holiday Faves like Hibeernation and White Christmas, along with shaking up our renowned Holiday cocktails to complement the December Specials. Plus, Prizes await the crowned champions of the best (or should we say, worst?) dressed! Don’t miss this night of festive cheer and unforgettable shenanigans.
Dec 14, 2023
1st Annual Christmas Karaoke Night at Smokin Tails Distillery
Get ready to spread the joy and sing your heart out at the 1st Annual Christmas Karaoke Night at Smokin Tails Distillery! Put on your most festive Ugly Sweaters and join us for an evening of holiday merriment. Whether you’re a seasoned karaoke pro or just love belting out your favorite Christmas tunes, this is your chance to shine!
December 15, 2023
Sparkling Holiday Cocktails and Chemistry at New York Kitchen
Embark on a sensory journey this holiday season with Sparkling Holiday Cocktails and Chemistry at New York Kitchen! Join the Intoxicating Professor, Heather McKechney, for a delightful exploration of the science behind our favorite festive moments.
From the magical chemistry of Christmas tree scents to the secrets behind the perfect gingerbread, dive into the wonders of the season while sipping on three enchanting sparkling cocktails featuring New York’s finest bubbly!
New York Kitchen
Wine Spectator Theater
Sunday, Dec 17, 2023
$60 per person
NYE Four Course Dinner at Deer Run Winery
Ring in the New Year with an unforgettable culinary journey at Deer Run Winery! With a carefully curated menu, each course promises to be an extraordinary celebration of flavors and festive cheer.
Deer Run Winery
December 31, 2023
$85 per person includes gratuity
Alcohol sold separately. Bottles of wine, wine by the glass, cocktails, champagne, and beer will be available for purchase.