Wednesday, November 19
Holiday Display & Auction
More than 25 holiday wreaths designed and donated by local florists, through Nov. 30; tabletop tree displays of pre-lit, three-foot decorated trees continues through Dec. 18; Sweet Creations Gingerbread house display will continue through Dec. 17. George Eastman House, 900 East Ave. 271-3361 x 242. eastmanhouse.org.
Festival of Trees
Design and display a holiday tree, wreath, basket, handmade jewelry or other home decoration to be loaned through exhibit or donated for auction. Continues through Dec. 14. $1-$5. Granger Homestead Museum, 295 N. Main St., Canandaigua. 394-1472. grangerhomestead.org.
Calamari Sisters: Feast of the Seven Fishes
The brassy, sassy sisters sing holiday favorites like "Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree," "Santa Baby," "All I Want For Christmas Is You," and of course, "Dominic The Italian Christmas Donkey." Continues through Nov. 30. $35. Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St. 315-253-6669. auburnpublictheater.org.
Friday, November 21
Holiday songs coupled with dancing laser light against the starry background of the planetarium. Continues through Nov. 30. $6-$7. Rochester Museum and Science Center, 657 East Avenue. 274-1880. rmsc.org.
Holiday Fine Art Show & Sale
A new exhibition of original paintings created by the talented, local artists of the Suburban Rochester Art Group. Continues through Nov. 23. The Mall at Greece Ridge, 271 Greece Ridge Center Dr. suburbanrochesterartgroup.weebly.com.
Women's Council 44th Annual Holiday Bazaar Arts & Crafts Sale
200 elite fine artists and craftspeople. Continues through Nov. 23. $5-$7. Rochester Museum and Science Center, 657 East Ave. 697-1944. rmsc.org.
Polar Express Train Ride
A short stop at the North Pole to pick-up Santa. 2:30, 3:45, 5 and 6:15 p.m., Continues every weekend though Dec. 21. $25-$48. Medina Railroad Museum, 530 West Ave. 798-6106. railroadmuseum.net.
Sunday, November 23
Christmas in Williamsburg
See the timeless charm of the 300 year old tradition of holiday wreaths made out of natural greenery and fruits. 2:30-3:30 p.m., registration required. Penfield Public Library, 1985 Baird Rd. 340-8720. penfieldlibrary.org.
Holiday Open House and Sale
Glassblowing demonstrations, handmade gifts including ornaments, jewelry, beads, vases, bottles, bowls, platters, tea-light holders and more created by local artisans. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. continues through Nov. 30 and Dec. 6-7. More Fire Glass Studio, 80 Rockwood Place. 242-0450. morefireglass.com.
Annual Holiday Poinsettia Show
More than 1,000 poinsettias in more than 15 varieties. Through Jan. 4. $2-$3. Highland Park Conservatory, 180 Reservoir Rd. 753-7270. monroecounty.gov/parks.
Wednesday, November 26
Thanksgiving Eve Holy Eucharist
5:30 p.m. St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 25 Westminster Rd. 271-2240. stpaulsec.org.
A Christmas Carol
Mark Cuddy's musical adaptation of Charles Dickens classic returns. Through Dec. 27. No shows Monday and select Tuesdays, Show times vary. $15-$25. Geva Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Blvd. gevatheatre.org.
Thursday, November 27
Hungry Hedonists present: Wedge Waddle
3 mile walk around the South Wedge for pets and family. Donate a new pair of socks. 10 a.m. Meet at Star Alley Park, 662 South Ave. Wedgewaddle.com.
Friday, November 28
RPO: The Nutcracker
2 and 7 p. m., continues through Nov. 30. $10-$91. Kodak Hall at Eastman Theater, 60 Gibbs St. 454-7311. rpo.org.
Holiday Festival of Crafts in Rochester
Natural fiber women's clothing, wooden bowls, furniture, kitchenware, and hand woven treasures and more. Continues through Nov. 30. $2. The Harley School, 1981 Clover St. 554-3529. folkartguild.org.
Black Vinyl Friday – Record Store Day
Hundreds of limited edition vinyl records, live bands and DJs, coffee and donuts. 1-6 p.m. Bop Shop Records, 1460 Monroe Ave. 737-0137. bopshop.com.
Holiday Open House and Sale!
Live glassblowing demonstrations. A colorful assortment of handmade gifts including ornaments, jewelry, beads, vases, and more created by local artisans.10 a.m.-4 p.m. continues through Dec. 6-7. More Fire Glass Studio, 80 Rockwood Place. 242-0450. morefireglass.com.
Saturday, November 29
Red Cross Holiday Craft Show
85 local crafters. 9:30 a. m., $2-$5. NYS Armory Geneseo, 34 Avon Rd. 555-1212.
Naples Holiday Bazaar
Pottery, fresh wreaths and greens, textiles, LuLaRoe clothing, unique jewelry, maple products and more. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Maxfield Memorial Bingo Hall, 8181 Maxfield Road. 374-9799. email@example.com.
Holidays at the Hungerford
10 a.m.-3 p.m. Continues Dec. 5, 6-9 p.m., Dec. 6, 13, and 20. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The Hungerford Building, 1115 East Main St. thehungerford.com
Holiday Open House
Santa Claus will be on hand to visit with children. Balloon artists and carolers, operating model train displays. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Donations accepted. Lehigh Valley Railroad Historical Society Station Museum, 8 E. High St. 289-9149. lvrrhs.org.
Sunday, November 30
Holidays at the Market
9 a.m.-3 p.m. Continues through Dec. 7 and 14. Rochester Public Market, 280 Union St. 428-6907. cityofrochester.edu.
The Great Hanukkah Giveaway
2-4 p.m. The Meeting Place, 2600 Elmwood Ave. 461-0490 x8651. jewishrochester.org.
Monday, December 1
Classic children's tales. 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Included in museum admission. The Strong Museum, One Manhattan Square. 263-2700. museumofplay.org.
3rd Annual Reindeer Run, a family-friendly foot race. 5k, 8:30 a.m. and Kids Race, 9:20 a.m. $22.50-$27.50. The Strong Museum, One Manhattan Square. 263-2700. museumofplay.org.
Presented by the Penfield Symphony Choir. 7:30 p.m. $12-$14. Penfield High School Auditorium, 1587 Jackson Road. 872-0774. penfieldsymphony.org.
Tuesday, December 2
Live music, carolers, horse-drawn wagon rides, visits with Santa and the lighting of village Christmas trees. 4-9 p.m. Village of Pittsford.
Brockport Symphony Orchestra: Holiday Celebration at the Movies
7:30 p.m., $3 suggested donation. Seymour College Union Ballroom, The College at Brockport, Residence Drive. 395-2797. brockport.edu/finearts.
Friday, December 5
Vienna Boys Choir – Christmas from Vienna
7:30 p.m., $20-$85, Kodak Hall at Eastman Theater, 60 Gibbs St. 274-1000. esm.rochester.edu
Annual Winter Dance Gala
Hochstein's annual dance showcase with Ballet, Flamenco, Latin-Caribbean, Modern, Tap and more. Hochstein School of Music and Dance, 50 N. Plymouth Ave. 454-4589. hochtein.org.
RWC Christmas Gala
Yuletide music including J. S. Bach's Magnificat for choir and orchestra. 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 7, 3 p.m. $8. Hale Auditorium, Roberts Wesleyan College, 2301 Westside Dr. Roberts.edu.
In Dulci Jubilo: Carols Ancient and New
Inspiring music from the 1600's to the present. 7:30 p.m. $12-$15. St. John of Rochester Church, 8 Wickford Way. 223-9006. gvoc.org.
Artisans and crafters fill the museum with gifts. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Continues Dec. 6. Museum of Wayne County History, 21 Butternut Street. 315-946-4943. waynehistory.org.
Saturday, December 6
Light Up the Holiday
4:30 p.m. Performances by the Yellow Jackets, U of R Vocal Point and Prime Time Brass Band, Santa Claus, and other categories. 5:15 p.m. Holiday Parade followed by fireworks, free horse-drawn carriage rides and craft activities. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park, Manhattan Square Park. Cityofrochester.gov.
Brockport Symphony Orchestra
A celebration of timeless holiday films and classic films. 4 p.m. $3 suggested donation. Seymour Coole Union Ballroom, College of Brockport.
Mrs. Bob Cratchit's Wild Christmas Binge
7:30 p.m. Continues through Dec. 7, 13, and 14. Dec. 8, 2 p.m. $16-$20. Black Sheep Theatre, 274 North Goodman St., Village Gate, D313, Entrance B. 861-4816. blacksheeptheatre.org.
Corn Hill Holiday Tour of Homes
Guided tours of eight historic homes. Meet at Immaculate Conception Church, 445 Frederick Douglass St. There will be light refreshments and carolers. 10 a.m., 1 p.m., 4 p.m. $25. 262-3142. geneseelighthouse.org.
5th Annual Holiday Sale
1-4 p.m. Continues Dec. 6. The Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse Historical Society, 70 Lighthouse St. 621-6179. geneseelighthouse.org.
Christmas at Hidden Valley
Breakfast and pictures with Santa served all day. Kid's workshop, and gift show. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Continues through Dec. 7, Reservations requested. Hidden Valley Animal Adventure, 2887 Royce Rd., Varysburg. 535-4100. HiddenValleyAdventure.com.
Christmas Craft Sale
Handcrafted items from a variety of artists and crafters. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., continues through Dec. 7. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Asbury First United Methodist Church, 1050 East Ave. 271-1050. asburyfirst.org.
It's a Wonderful Life in the South Wedge, Celebration at The Artful Gardener
Featuring quality American-made craft for the garden, home and creative gift-giver. "Giving Tree" donations of new items as gifts for children ages 12-19. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., The Artful Gardener, 727 Mt. Hope Ave. 454-2874. facebook.com/TheArtfulGardener.
Holiday Home Tour
Festively decorated and a 2 p.m. performance of carolers from the Canandaigua Middle School. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $20-$25. Sonnenberg Gardens and Mansion State Historic Park, 151 Charlotte St. 394-4922. sonnenberg.org.
An extravagant holiday banquet. 5 p.m. $65. Italian American Community Center, 150 Frank Dimino Way. 594-8882. iaccrochester.org/festival.
Sinia's Annual Chanukah Happening
Artists, Craftsmen, and vendors. 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Temple Sinai (Reform.) 363 Penfield Road. 381-6890. tsinai.org.
Scratch Bake Shop – Kate Cassell & Molly Hartley
Special holiday cookie decorating class. 12-2 p.m. $79. Rochester Culinary at Vella, 237 Pittsford-Palmyra Rd. 421-9362. rochesterculinary.com.
Sunday, December 7
Holiday Cookie Workshop
Create carious traditional and contemporary holiday confections. 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $50. Continues Dec. 14. New York Wine and Culinary Center, 800 S Main St., Canandaigua. 394-7070. nywcc.org.
Advent service of Lessons and Carols
4 p.m. St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 25 Westminster Rd. 271-2240. stpaulsec.org.
Celtic Christmas Concert
Christmas Ceilidh Band Featuring Celtic music, songs and dance who encourage audience participation and holiday spirit. 3-4:30 p.m. Parkminster Presbyterian Church, 2710 Chili Ave. 247-2424.
Oratorio Society and Baptist Temple Holiday Benefit
Oratorio Society singers with special guests Elizabeth Phillips, soprano; readings for the season. 3 p.m., Financial and non-perishable food donations accepted. Sibling Building, 228 East Main St. 773-2179. sossings.org.
3-6 p.m. Kilbourn Hall, Eastman School of Music, 26 Gibbs St. 274-1000. esm.rochester.edu.
Brighton Concert Symphony presents holiday classics, and several new song arrangements. 3 p.m. Continues Dec. 10, 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 14, 3 p.m. Various locations. 490-9351. brightonsymphony.org.
98 PXY Jingle Jam
Lil Jon, Cobra Starship, Nick Jonas, Jeremin, Jess McCartney, Tinashe, Echosmith, and Jacob Latimore. 5 p.m., $45-$9, Blue Cross Arena, One War Memorial Square. 98pxy.com
Wednesday, December 10
Double Reed Holiday Concert
Oboe and bassoon students in a fun and special holiday concert. 12:30-1:30 p.m. Eastman School Lowry Hall, 26 Gibbs St. 274-1000. esm.rochester.edu.
Friday, December 12
12-1 p.m. Eastman School Lowry Hall, 26 Gibbs St. 274-1000. esm.rocheste.edu.
Advert/ Christmas Jazz Concert w/ The Bill Welch Band
7-9 p.m., Immanuel Baptist Church, 815 Park Ave. 473-7664. immanuelrochester.org.
Holiday Celebration with Brass Choir and Gospel Choir
3 p.m. Munnerlyn Atrium, Goergen Hall, UR River Campus, 500 Joseph C. Wilson Blvd. 275-9397. rochester.edu/college/MUR/concerts.
Red Hot Holiday Ball
Swing dance lesson at 7 p.m. Social dancing 8-11 p.m. Raffles, live performances, and more. Highland Hall, 389 Gregory St. Groovejuiceswing.com
RGMC Holiday Show: There's Something About Mary!
Songs focused 'round yon Virgin Mary, including "Ave Maria", "O Magnum Mysterium" "O Holy Night" and others designed to make your yuletide gay! 8-10:30 p.m., continues through Dec. 13. $6-$17. Hochstein Performance Hall, 50 N Plymouth Ave. 423-0650. thergmc.org.
Saturday, December 13
Holiday Concert of Young Voices
A singing extravagance with the Hochstein Singers, Youth Singers, and the Little Singers! 3 p.m. Hochstein Performance Hall, 50 Plymouth Ave. 454-4596. Hochstein.org.
Christmas Gala Ball
Black-tie event featuring music, dancing, hors d'oeuvres, desserts, and a cash wine bar. 4:30-9 p.m., $55. Sonnenberg Gardens and Mansion, 151 Charlotte St., Canandaigua. 394-4922. sonnenberg.org.
Annual Christmas Bash
Jumbo Shrimp. Marge's Lakeside Inn, 4909 Culver Rd. 323-1020. margeslakesideinn.com.
Wigilia, A Polish Christmas Eve
Traditional Christmas Eve dinner celebration in Poland, the singing of Koledy (Christmas carols) and the breaking of Oplatki. 5-8:30 p.m. $15-$30, under 6 free. St. John Fisher College, Cleary Auditorium, 3690 East Ave. 248-0152. polishheritagerochester.org.
Breakfast with Santa
Enjoy breakfast in the Rocky Coasts Gallery with sea lions and polar bears, sit with Santa and take home a goody bag. 8:30, 10, and 11:30 a.m. Continues Dec. 14, 20, and 21. $5-$15. Seneca Park Zoo, 2222 St. Paul Street. 336-7200. senecaparkzoo.org.
RPO: The Snowman
The Snowman on the big screen, with live orchestra accompaniment and, a reading of Dr. Seuss's beloved tale, How the Grinch Stole Christmas! 2 p.m. continues at 4:30 p.m., $10-$15. Kodak Hall at Eastman Theater, 60 Gibbs St. 454-7311. rpo.org.
RPO: Handel's Messiah
Handel's ever-glorious and timeless classic, featuring the powerful "Hallelujah" chorus. 7:30 p.m., $10-$91, Kodak Hall at Eastman Theater, 60 Gibbs St. 454-7311. rpo.org.
40th Annual Letchworth Silver Lake Christmas Bird Count
Search a fifteen-mile diameter circle to locate the birds, includes all of Silver Lake and the northern half of Letchworth State Park. Letchworth State Park, 1 Letchworth State Park, Castile. 493-3625. nysparks.com.
Christmas Gala Ball
Black-tie event featuring music, dancing, hors d'oeuvres, desserts, and a cash wine bar all in the Sonnenberg Mansion decorated for the holidays! 4:30-9 p.m., $45-$55. Sonnenberg Gardens and Mansion, 151 Charlotte St. 394-4922. sonnenberg.org.
It's A Wonderful Run 5K
4:40 p.m. Meet at Bridge Street Bridge. Itsawonderfulrun5K.com.
Sunday, December 14
Sacred Favorites: Christmas
All church voice and bell choirs will participate in carols and anthems. 7 p.m., $10 suggested donation. First Presbyterian Church of Pittsford, 25 Church St. 586-5688. pittsfordpres.org.
Monday, December 15
Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker
40 world-class Russian artists bring this charming classic to life. 7:30-9:30 p.m., $31-$105. Rochester Auditorium Theatre, 885 E. Main St. 222-5000. rbtl.org/events.
Tuesday, December 16
Holiday Jammy Jamboree
Children ages 4-9 and their parents or caregivers. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Registration required. Fairport Public Library, 1 Fairport Village Landing. 223-9091. fairportlibrary.org.
Wednesday, December 17
Mannheim Steamroller Christmas
Chip Davis has been America's favorite holiday tradition. 7:30-9:30 p.m., $35-$70. Rochester Auditorium Theatre, 885 E. Main St. 222-5000. rbtl.org/events.
Temple Beth El Hanukkah Party
Menorah lighting, brisket, latkes, and more. 5 p.m. $9-$20, Rsvp. Temple Beth El (Conservative,) 139 Winton Road South. 473-1770. tberochester.org.
Friday, December 19
Gala Holiday Pops
Festival High School Chorale, Amy Story and Harold McAulliffe, co-directors Sarah Jane McMahon, soprano; popular holiday musical tradition of carols. 8 p.m., continues through Dec. 20, 2 and 8 p.m., and Dec. 21, 2 p.m. $23-$92. Kodak Hall at Eastman Theater, 60 Gibbs St. 454-2100. rpo.org.
JYRoc Potluck Chanukah Party.
7-11 p.m. Rsvp for address and parking info. Facebook.com/jyroc.
Saturday, December 20
Rochester Chapter of Hadassah Hanukah Party
11 a.m.-1 p.m. 442-9584. Jewishrochester.org.
Sunday, December 21
A classic holiday musical. 2 p.m. $6-$8. The Dryden Theatre, 900 East Ave. 271-4090. dryden.eastmanhouse.org.
32rd Annual Rochester Tuba Christmas
Presented by Hochstein School of Music. 3 p.m. $2/person, no tickets sold at door. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christmas Concert by The Women of Note
Immanuel Baptist Church, 815 Park Ave. 473-7664. Immauelrochester.org.
Check out more local holiday events in CITY's events calendar, updated daily online at www.rochestercitynewspaper.com and in print every Wednesday!