Group of friends at a holiday celebration.

How to Have the Jolliest Christmas in the Finger Lakes: A Visitor’s Guide

The Christmas season is the most wonderful time of the year in the Finger Lakes region! From holiday-themed events to twinkling lights adorning downtown buildings, you can find Christmas cheer at each turn in Hammondsport. Plus, our town averages nearly 50 inches of snow per year, so you may get to experience the joy of a white Christmas. Here’s everything you need to know to plan the best Christmas in the Finger Lakes

When you’re ready to start planning your trip, request your free Hammondsport Destination Guide. This planning tool contains local insight into how to spend any season in the Keuka Lake area! 

Top 5 Ways to Celebrate Christmas in the Finger Lakes

1. Annual Holiday Cookie Walk 

Nothing says Christmas cheer quite like a spread of tasty cookies. Satisfy your sweet tooth at Hammondsport’s Annual Holiday Cookie Walk. Stroll along the streets of the village of Hammondsport to purchase cookies from participating businesses in your commemorative holiday cookie tin. You can purchase cookie tins from the Visitor Center before the event.  

This year’s event is set to take place on December 4, 2021. 

2. Christmas in the Park 

Christmas in the Park is another one of our favorite holiday events in Hammondsport. This family-friendly event begins with breakfast with Santa in the morning, followed by a series of Christmas-themed events, including carolers, horse-drawn carriage rides, food and drink vendors, and more!  

This year’s event is set to take place on December 11, 2021.  

3. Shop for Christmas Gifts 

The village of Hammondsport has several unique storefronts that are perfect for holiday shopping. Whether you’re searching for the perfect gift for a new holiday-themed décor item, you can find what you’re looking for at the shops in Hammondsport!  

The Cinnamon Stick is one of our most beloved shops in Hammondsport. Here, you can find collectibles, one-of-a-kind gifts, and local treats!   

4. Glass Wonderland at Corning Museum of Glass 

The Corning Museum of Glass is one of the best museums near Hammondsport. This art museum is home to more than 50,000 works of glass that date back thousands of years. During this time of year, the museum hosts “Glass Holidays,” which consists of make-your-own blown glass experiences and a 14-foot Christmas tree decorated with thousands of dazzling glass ornaments.  

5. Stay at the Hammondsport Hotel 

Are you ready to experience Christmas in the Finger Lakes? We always look forward to this time of year and can’t wait to show our guests what it’s all about. Stay near all the best holiday events and attractions at the Hammondsport Hotel. Choose from Standard 2 Queen Rooms2 Queen SuitesStandard King Rooms, and King Suites. We also offer accessible accommodations.

Room at Hammondsport Hotel

 You can also enjoy our hotel amenities during your stay, including complimentary breakfast, a 24/7 fitness center, outdoor gas firepits, and more!   

Check our availability to start planning your winter getaway