Things to Do

CNY Holiday Guide

holiday lights at Rosamond Gifford Zoo

The holiday season is here, and there are many ways to celebrate locally. Here are a few:

Light Displays

Bright Nights
Where: Utica Zoo, 1 Utica Zoo Way, Utica.
When: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 18.
More information: uticazoo.org/brightnights.

Christmas Festival
Where: Abbott Farms, 3275 Cold Springs Road, Baldwinsville.
When: Dec. 3, 10 & 17.
More information: abbottfarms.ticketspice.com/christmas-2022.

Holiday Nights
Where: 1 Conservation Place, Syracuse.
When: Fridays and Saturdays, through Dec. 17.
More information: rosamondgiffordzoo.org/events.

Jungle Bells: Holiday Lights
Where: Animal Adventure Park, 85 Martin Hill Road, Harpursville.
When: Thursday-Sunday (through Dec. 31).
More information: theanimaladventurepark.com.

Lights on the Lake
Where: Onondaga Lake Park, Onondaga Lake Parkway, Liverpool.
When: Daily through Jan. 13
More information: lightsonthelake.com.

Winter Wonder Lights
Where: Zoo New York, 1 Thompson Park, Watertown.
When: Weekends, through Jan. 8.
More information: zoonewyork.org/upcoming-events.

Visits from Santa

Bass Pro Shops
Where: 1579 Clark Street Road, Auburn (Auburn location); 710 Horatio St., Utica (Utica location).
When: Daily through Dec. 24.
More information: basspro.com/shop/en/santas-wonderland.

Chuck Hafner’s
Where: 7265 Buckley Road, North Syracuse.
When: Saturday, Dec. 3 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 4 from noon-4 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 10 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 11 from noon-4 p.m.
More information: chuckhafner.com/santa-claus-at-chucks.

Destiny USA
Where: 1 Destiny USA Drive, Syracuse.
When: Monday-Saturday from 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday from noon-6 p.m.; Dec. 24 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
More information: destinyusa.com.

Rosamond Gifford Zoo (Brunch with Santa)
Where: 1 Conservation Place, Syracuse.
When: Saturday, Dec. 3; Sunday, Dec. 4, 11 and 18 at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
More information: rosamondgiffordzoo.org/events.

Sangertown Square
Where: 8555 Seneca Turnpike, New Hartford.
When: Monday-Saturday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 3-7 p.m.; Sunday from noon-2:30 p.m. and 3-6 p.m. Dec. 24 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-4 p.m.
More information: sangertown.com.

 

 

 

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