How to Celebrate the Holiday Season in Cooperstown

The weather is getting chillier, and winter is right around the corner in Cooperstown! Colder weather brings new opportunities for our little town, especially during the holidays. The clouds are beginning to form snow, downtown Cooperstown illuminates with thousands of twinkling lights, and it all brings a sense of magic during the season. Get bundled up and discover the holiday season in Cooperstown, New York!

Santa Claus Express

The old-timey atmosphere of Cooperstown entirely comes to life during the holiday season. Starting November 26, you can feast your eyes on all the holiday wonders on the Santa Claus Express. This tour takes you through Cooperstown’s beautiful nature, with Christmas music softly playing on the train while you enjoy the company of Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Cherry Valley Holiday Weekend

From December 2-4, head to Cherry Valley to enjoy their Holiday Weekend Market. The market will host the perfect opportunity to find the unique present made by local craft makers. Hand-crafted items such as jewelry, dining essentials, and fantastic art will be available from the shops, artisans, and restaurants.

Otsego County Fair Holiday of Lights

The Otsego County Fair Holiday of Lights has been a holiday tradition near Cooperstown for years! Starting December 9, enjoy a magical evening filled with dazzling holiday activities and other fun activities in the fairgrounds while it glows in vibrant and colorful lights.

Holiday Lantern Tours

Starting December 3, bask in the holiday glow at the Farmer’s Museum. The Holiday Lantern Tour’s magnificence heightens the historical building with beautiful Christmas decorations and displays. Tour guides will share the unique history of the December holidays in upstate New York.

A Christmas Carol at the Farmer’s Museum

Each year, the Farmer’s Museum presents a theatrical performance of the classic holiday tale, A Christmas Carol. From December 16 to 18, enjoy the story of Ebenezer Scrooge at the Louis C. Jones Center.

Stay at The Inn at Cooperstown

Our historic bed and breakfast is located in the heart of Cooperstown, only 2 ½ blocks from the Baseball Hall of Fame and minutes away from downtown and Otsego Lake.

Outside, our front porch is the idyllic place to enjoy a glass of delicious wine or beer while you relax on one of our rocking chairs. Inside, retreat to your well-appointed room for the night and enjoy the luxurious amenities and comfortable surroundings that await you.

We look forward to having you here at The Inn at Cooperstown! Book now for your next getaway.