Holiday Happenings

Enjoy a historic holiday season with GCV&M!

 

Let us help make your holiday season a magical one! With festive special events, gift-giving inspiration, historical holiday cookies, and more – Genesee Country Village & Museum is the perfect addition to your family’s holiday-time traditions.

Yuletide in the Country Tours & Buffets

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

Take a guided tour to Yuletides past that will warm your heart and soul. As you explore the wintry village, 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 a Polish Christmas Eve Wigilia dinner, a Hanukkah celebration, Watch Night festivities as presented by David Shakes and the North Star Players, and even a visit from that jolly old elf, St. Nick.

Plus, you can pair your tour with a festive Yuletide Dinner or Brunch (Sundays only) – 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. Tickets for tours and dinners/brunch must be purchased separately, and in advance. 

Holiday Afternoon Tea In The Village

December 14, 15, 20 & 21

Join us for a lovely holiday outing, and perhaps a new family tradition, at GCV&M. Our Afternoon Tea includes a selection of tea varieties, finger sandwiches, and sweet treats. Wine and mimosas will also be available for purchase.

Set in Davis Opera Hall bedecked for the holidays, your afternoon also includes a tea etiquette talk by Lyn Somers and a mini-tour of historic Hyde and Hamilton houses. Guests are welcome to stroll through the decorated Village before or after tea, weather permitting!

Breakfast with St. Nick

Saturday, December 17, and Sunday, December 18

Celebrate the holiday season alongside family and friends with a tasty pancake breakfast in the Museum’s holiday-decorated Meeting Center.

Tickets for Holiday Open House (Sunday December 18 ONLY)  and Breakfast with St. Nick must be purchased separately (breakfast tickets must be purchased in advance). 

Holiday Open House

Sunday, December 18 | 10 a.m. – 3p.m.

Join us at GCV&M on to celebrate the season with a magical medley of holiday happenings! Bring your family for a festive exploration of our historic homes that are warmed by fires and alive with holiday lights, candles, and traditional decorations. Experience traditional music, sample tasty treats, and see the celebrations of holidays past! 

Plus, celebrate the holiday season alongside family and friends with a tasty pancake breakfast in the Museum’s holiday-decorated Meeting Center.

Tickets for Holiday Open House and Breakfast with St. Nick must be purchased separately (breakfast tickets must be purchased in advance). 

Tis' the season for holiday shopping!

 

Find the perfect something for everyone on your holiday shopping list! Visitors to our holiday events will have the opportunity to shop in the Flint Hill Store and explore handcrafted goods made right here in the Historic Village, artisanal wares, treats and goodies, GCV&M apparel, and so much more! Plus, you can shop our Online Store any time and have items delivered right to your doorstep this holiday season.

The Flint Hill Store will be OPEN during Yuletide and ALL Wednesdays & Thursdays in December (by appointment). If you are headed down for some weekday shopping please give us a call when you are on your way at (585) 294-8260. 

Weekday Shopping is Credit Card ONLY.

Holiday cookies are back!

Celebrate the holidays this year with a box of cookies from GCV&M! The D.B. Munger & Co. Confectionery will be filling orders of fresh, Village-made cookies for you and your loved ones to enjoy this wintry season. They make great gifts and are the perfect dessert to bring to any holiday party. Cookie varieties include a number of favorites like ginger nuts, springerles, ox tongue cookies, teacakes, and more! 

Give the gift of Membership!

A Museum Membership is the perfect gift for any history lover on your holiday shopping list! Members enjoy special benefits, discounts, and access to exclusive events all year long at GCV&M.

Receive 10% off a gift membership, plus 4 free admission passes to our 2023 season! Use promo code HOLIDAY10 at checkout.

For questions, call the Membership Office at (585) 294-8253.

Offer valid until 12/23/2022.

Make a year-end gift today

 

As we approach the end of the year, please consider making an all-important gift to support educational programs and outreach at Genesee Country Village & Museum. Your generosity helps us continue to keep history alive for generations to come! 

GCV&M Holiday Cookies

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The Historic Confectionery is filling orders of fresh, Village-made holiday cookies. Order today!