Man playing violin and people dancing under holiday decorations

Yuletide in the Country Tours & Holiday Dinner and Brunch

December 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16 & 17

Take a guided tour of Yuletides past that will warm your heart and soul.

Join us again this year at GCV&M for our Yuletide in the Country Tours, coming up on December 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, and 17. 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. Yuletide tours run from 5 – 7:30 p.m. on Fridays, from 2 – 7 p.m. on Saturdays, and from 12 – 3 p.m. on Sundays. And don’t forget, you can pair your festive experience with a delicious dinner or brunch!

Tickets must be purchased in advance. Please note, tickets for Yuletide Tours and Buffets must be purchased separately. Scroll to the bottom of this page to explore our Frequently Asked Questions about Yuletide in the Country. 


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Explore holiday traditions of the past

Theatrical performances will represent the rich history and tradition that newcomers to the region would have shared throughout the 19th century. Highlights include a look at the Italian-American tradition of Festi dei Setti Pesci, a Hanukkah celebration, Watch Night festivities as presented by David Shakes and the North Star Players, and moments of fika and hygge with Swedish settlers. You may even encounter that jolly old elf, St. Nick!

Festive Dinner & Brunch

Pair your tour with a festive Yuletide Dinner or Brunch – 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. 

NEW this year – on Sundays, December 4 and 11, we’ll be holding festive holiday brunches instead of dinners, come savor a delectable brunch spread! 

Please notify staff upon check-in if you would like to request a special dietary meal. Thank you! 

ASL Interpreted & Mobility-Friendly Tours

In partnership with RIT ASLIE we will offer an ASL interpreted tour on Saturday 12/3 at  2:15 p.m.

For visitors with standing difficulties, and those requiring additional time to complete the route we offer mobility-friendly tours on Sunday 12/4 and 12/11 at 11:30 a.m.

Please call Program Registrar, Alicia Pitt, at (585) 538-6822 to book ASL or mobility-friendly tours.

Ticket Information

Yuletide Tours:

Museum Member: $26 / Non-Member $30

Children ages 2 and under: FREE 

Yuletide Dinner:

Adults: $32

Children 10 and under: $20

Children 3 and under: FREE

Yuletide Brunch:

Adults: $25

Children 10 and under: $15 

Children 3 and under: FREE 

Tickets must be purchased in advance. Please note, tickets for Yuletide Tours and Buffets must be purchased separately.

Consider becoming a Museum Member today to enjoy the discounted admission to Yuletide in the Country, plus other benefits and perks for a whole year! Click here to learn more. 


Tickets are strictly non-transferrable between days and times. Tickets will be refunded up to fourteen (14) days prior to the date on your ticket. Those issued a refund will need to re-purchase through if they wish to purchase a ticket for a different date or time. 

Guests can choose to enjoy our delicious Yuletide meals before or after their tour time. We recommend any guests with a tour time after 7 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 3 pm on Sundays plan to have dinner or brunch tickets BEFORE their tour times. Please note that the last seating for dinner is by 7:30 p.m. and the buffet closes down at 8:30 p.m; last seating time for Sunday Brunch is 3:30 and the buffet will close at 4 p.m. Remember, tours last approximately 70-80 minutes and sometimes do run a few minutes behind; please allow yourself plenty of time to enjoy dinner or brunch! 

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.

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.

Yes. The Meeting Center Lounge will have complimentary warm drinks and holiday cookies. We also have a cash bar for guests to enjoy while they are waiting for their tour or when they return from their tour. 

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!

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.

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