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Yuletide in the Country Tours and Dinners

December 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21

Take a guided tour of Yuletides past

Join us again this year at GCV&M for our Yuletide in the Country Tours, coming up on December 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 15 and 16. As you explore the wintry village bedecked in holiday splendor you’ll be invited into vignettes that illuminate the link between today’s cherished holiday traditions and the cultural customs of generations that came before.

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Explore holiday traditions of the past

The story of immigration is not just about crossing borders, but is a testament to human spirit, resilience, and the rich tapestry of traditions. Dive into the classic traditions brought to our region by 19th-century settlers. Explore the intertwining of cultural celebrations, and reflect on how they color our current community’s festive season. Highlights include a look at the Italian-American tradition of Festi dei Setti Pesci, French Noël, a family’s Hanukkah gathering, explorations of St. Lucy’s Day, a traditional tree lighting, and more. You may even encounter that jolly old elf, St. Nick!

Take in the beauty of the candle-lit Village

Marvel at our 19th-century Historic Village, covered in a dusting of snow and lit only by candle light as you make your way in and out of historic buildings decorated for the season. 


Savor a sumptuous meal

Pair your tour with a festive Yuletide Dinner – a sumptuous GCV&M tradition featuring savory and sweet holiday dishes! Whether in conjunction with your tour, part of your family traditions, or a brand-new adventure, our cozy dinner will have your heart swelling with cheer.

Please note: tickets for Yuletide Dinners and Tours must be purchased separately.

Plus, enjoy sweets, hot beverages, and a cash bar in our festive Meeting Center Lounge, alight with holiday cheer and a roaring fire. Not planning to join us for dinner? You can still enjoy the bar and refreshments in our Meeting Center Lounge! 

Join in on the fun!

Again this year we will be looking for cast and crew for Yuletide in the Country! Open auditions will be held at Genesee Country Village & Museum on Saturday, August 24, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Please fill out the form below if you’re interested in joining us or learning more! 

Ticket Information

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What is the refund/transfer policy?

All Yuletide tickets are absolutely non-refundable for any reason and strictly non-transferable by date, entry time, or program. 

When should my party arrive?

Please make sure to arrive AT LEAST 15 minutes before your tour time. If you miss your tour time, we cannot guarantee that we can fit you in until the END of the scheduled tours.

How long are the tours? What should I wear?

Tours are 70-80 minutes in length and the tour route is outside and along stone and uneven paths. Please plan to stand for the majority of the tour. Comfortable walking shoes and weather gear are recommended. Guest transportation is NOT available for this event. The Museum is offering two tours for those with mobility issues who may need some extra time to complete the tour.

Will Yuletide be cancelled due to weather conditions?

Tours commence rain, snow, or shine! Please feel free to bring a flashlight and gear for the outdoor conditions. Museums events are only cancelled by emergency order of Monroe County. Please allow yourself plenty of time to get to The Museum before your tour time!

What happens if the Museum needs to cancel this event?

In the event that weather has an impact or causes the cancellation of a Yuletide program, our Visitor Services team will contact you via phone and/or email, making you aware of any date and/or time change or offering a refund if needed. Please note that GCV&M carefully watches the weather forecast for a week leading up to each event and will make decisions accordingly. 

What are other policies for guests?

No outside food or drink is permitted; food and beverages will not be permitted in the on the Tour in the Historic Village. Please leave pets at home; leashed service animals are welcome with proper identification. There is no smoking or vaping except in the front parking lot. Professional videography and flash photography is prohibited.

Code of conduct: staff and visitors are expected to behave in a way concurrent with our mission and values. The Museum will not tolerate comments that are hateful, violent, homophobic, racist, derogatory, or abusive by either visitors or staff. Those who violate these expectations will be removed from the site. 

Can I bring a stroller or wagon?

No. Strollers and wagons are not permitted for this tour, as you will be walking on uneven Village paths, and entering and exiting through very narrow doorways that will not accommodate a stroller or wagon. You will be asked to park your stroller or wagon at the Toll House. 

What time does the buffet close each night?

The Lounge, bar, and buffet will all close by 8 p.m. each evening. If your tour is one of the last of the evening and you plan to join us for dinner, please plan to arrive early enough to enjoy your meal before heading out into the Historic Village. 

How should I plan my dinner around my tour time?

You can sit down to eat dinner any time in your seating session window. 


I have a 5 p.m. Friday tour time booked and then I want to eat after my tour is over, about 6:15 p.m. – perfect! 

I have an 8 p.m. tour time booked on Saturday, and I want to eat before my tour at 6:45 p.m. (second seating session) – perfect! 


Will Yuletide Tour tickets be available at the door?

No. Yuletide in the Country Tour tickets must be purchased in advance at 

Can I purchase Yuletide Dinner tickets at the door?

Only if there are dinner tickets available. If the dinner is sold out, we will not be able to sell you any tickets. 

Will the Historic Village be open for visitors?

No. The Historic Village will only be open to those who have purchased a ticket for guided Yuletide in the Country Tours. 

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