It’s that time of year when the smell of hot cider is in the air, snowflakes begin to fall, and festive feasts are had by all. It’s the holidays in Cooperstown! Spend the holidays in “America’s Most Perfect Village”, with colorfully lit streets, a quaint village, and what locals claim is the best Santa Claus around! Visitors will enjoy traditional Christmas parades, holiday concerts, and seasonal sights throughout the holiday season. Discover these holiday events in Cooperstown, NY.
Holiday events in Cooperstown
Thanksgiving at the Farm at The Farmer’s Museum
Step back in time and see what the holidays in Cooperstown were like 150 years ago by spending Thanksgiving weekend with friends and family at The Farmers’ Museum. The museum is the perfect place to enjoy your holiday weekend and experience a unique part of Cooperstown. Watch pie-making demonstrations, ride the Empire State Carousel, and watch as blacksmiths make cooking tools.
When: November 27th and 28th
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Where: The Farmers’ Museum
Every year, the day after Thanksgiving, Santa Claus makes his first appearance of the year on Cooperstown Main Street. Welcomed by a parade, with Christmas lights, Santa is greeted by locals and tourists alike at his cottage. Families will be able to visit Santa starting the day after Thanksgiving until Christmas Eve.
Experience the magic of the season with the glow of holiday lights surrounding you at The Farmers’ Museum. The landscape of the museum is dressed in decorative greenery and set aglow with hundreds of candle luminaries. Listen to the sounds of jingle bells as horses dressed in ornate harnesses pull wagons carrying visitors through a winter wonderland. Stay warm by gathering around the bonfire and sip on a complimentary glass of wassail, a popular local holiday drink.
Holiday Lantern Tours
While the Candlelight Evening event at the Farmers Museum may be canceled for 2020, they are still holding their Holiday Lantern Tours. Enjoy an intimate evening with an hour-long guided walking tour of the Farmers’ Museum and see it all dressed in its finest winter attire. The event is held on December 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, and 19.
A Christmas Carol
Note: This event has been canceled for the 2020 holiday season.
Take part in a holiday tradition here in Cooperstown by attending the theatrical performance of Charles Dickens’ classic, “A Christmas Carol”. The Glimmer Globe Theatre’s production of this classic story encompasses the spirit of the season is the perfect way to spend time with friends and family this holiday season.
Spend a day in Cooperstown by strolling down the festive streets of Cooperstown Village. Sip on a tasty hot chocolate from Stage Coach Coffee or grab some holiday fudge at Tin Bin Alley while window-shopping Christmas-themed stores, local art galleries, and specialty boutiques, such as Kate’s Upstate. Don’t forget to pick up a decorative ornament for the holidays at Zinn Brilliant, a perfect gift for your loved ones. Or take home a personalized bat for the baseball fan in your life at Cooperstown Bat Company.
Don’t have time to shop? Consider purchasing one of our gift certificates. Give the gift of travel this season and surprise your loved one with a trip to Cooperstown, NY, and a stay at The Inn at Cooperstown!
Holidays at The Inn at Cooperstown
Whether you are in town for a Thanksgiving feast or a family Christmas vacation, be sure to browse our cozy accommodations at The Inn at Cooperstown. The holidays in Cooperstown are one of our favorite times of the year where we decorate our inn for the season and offer several special packages such as our December Special Edition Bed and Brew Package. Also, be sure to sign up for our emails to receive Black Friday and Cyber Monday specials.
So, start planning your getaway now with these holiday events in Cooperstown and book your stay at our luxury hotel in Cooperstown today!