The Genesee Country Village & Museum (GCV&M) has announced their upcoming holiday events this November and December, including festive holiday shopping experiences, theatrical tours of the Historic Village, pancake breakfasts with St. Nick, and more.
The GCV&M’s Holiday Market & Preparing for Winter event is set for Saturday, November 20th, and Sunday, November 21st, from 10 am to 3 pm. This two-in-one includes a vendor market where visitors can shop hand-crafted, locally produced goods from a multitude of vendors, and a stroll through the Historic Village where preparations will be underway for the snowy season ahead. Visitors can also peruse unique gift items and Village-made goods in the Flint Hill Store, including pottery, maple products, Museum apparel, historic toys, and more.
The Village will feature historic buildings covered in a light dusting of snow, candles in window sills, and hearth fires. Attendees will be able to explore candle-making, creation of winter garments, food preservation, baking of seasonal treats, and more. General admission for Holiday Market & Preparing for Winter is $10, $7 for Museum Members, and children three and under are free. Tickets can be purchased online in advance or at the door.
On select Fridays and Saturdays in December (December 3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th, 17th, and 18th), the GCV&M will host Yuletide in the Country Tours & Dinners. Visitors can explore the wintry Village and view scenes that highlight celebrations and gatherings as they would have looked throughout the 19th century. Historic homes will be bedecked in holiday splendor, and visitors can immerse themselves in spirited town dance, merry singing, candle-lit trees, and jubilant gift-giving.
Yuletide Tours will run from 5 to 8:30 pm on Fridays, and from 2 to 8:30 pm on Saturdays. General admission for Yuletide Tours is $27, and admission for Members is $24. Yuletide theatrical tours can be paired with a festive Yuletide Dinner – a GCV&M tradition featuring savory and sweet holiday dishes. Yuletide Dinners are $25 for adults and $15 for guests 12 and under. Reservations are required for both tours and dinner, and can be made separately.
On Sundays in December (5th, 12th, and 19th) from 11 am to 3 pm, families can celebrate the season by exploring the festive Historic Village during Holiday Open House. See villagers bustling with winter tasks and offering greetings to their neighbors and friends. Self-guided tours through historic homes that are warmed by fires and alive with holiday lights, candles, and traditional decorations will be available. Tickets are available online for advance purchase as well as at the door. General admission for the Holiday Open House is $12, $9 for Museum Members, and children three and under are free.
On the same Sundays as Holiday Open House (December 5th, 12th, and 19th), GCV&M will also be offering a Pancake Breakfast with St. Nick. With seatings at 10 am, 11 am and noon, guests can enjoy a sweet and savory buffet breakfast of pancakes, stuffed French toast, sausage, and other offerings, and afterwards, take a stroll through the wintry Historic Village. Breakfast with St. Nick is $12 for adults, $10 for youths 12 and under, and children three and under are free. Reservations are required.
The Flint Hill Store at GCV&M will be open during holiday events and online. Holiday cookies boxes will be available this winter online and in-store.
For more information or to register for an event, visit the GCV&M website.
Photo of Holiday Market and Preparing for Winter at Genesee Country Village & Museum provided.