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Celebrate the Holidays in Cooperstown

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 in town! Visitors will enjoy traditional Christmas parades, holiday concerts, and seasonal sights throughout the holiday season.

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 23rd and 24th

Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Where: The Farmers’ Museum

Christmas Parade

Cooperstown Santa Claus

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.

Candlelight Evening

Candlelight evening at Farmer’s Museum

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 indecorative greenery and set aglow with hundreds of candle luminaries. Listen to the sounds of jingle bells as horses dressed in ornate harnesses pull wagonscarrying 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.

Tickets can be purchased at the door or online.

When: Saturday, December 8th

Time: 3:00 – 7:00 PM

Where: The Farmers’ Museum

A Christmas Carol

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.

When: December 14th, 15th, and 16th

Time: check website for specific showing times

Where: The Farmers’ Museum

Holiday shopping

Shopping on Cooperstown Main Street

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

The Inn at Cooperstown during the holidays

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 year where we decorate our inn for the season and offer several specialty packages such as our December Special Edition Bed and Brew Package.

So, start planning your Cooperstown getaway now and book your stay with us today!

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