Author: Finger Lakes Visitors Connection

Finger Lakes Visitors Connection is the tourism promotion and management agency for Ontario County. Our mission is to create visitorship and economic vitality for Ontario County by marketing its tourism assets and positioning the area as a premier leisure and meetings destination.

“Save the date” for historic downtown Canandaigua’s popular Wine Walk events, which are held on the first Saturday of every month from 4 to 7 p.m. and are sponsored by The Canandaigua Downtown Merchants Association. In 2015, the Wine Walks are scheduled for: February 7, March 7, April 4, May 2, June 6, July 4, August 1, September 5, October 3, Nov. 7, and December 5. 

Bundle up!  It’s time for the second annual Finger Lakes Frost Fest at the Geneva Lakefront Ramada Hotel on February 20, 2016. A celebration of winter in the Finger Lakes, along the shores of Seneca Lake, Frost Fest 2016 features:  outdoor ice sculptures and ice bars with specialty Frost Fest Martinis poured through an ice luge, music from Finger Lakes DJ Services, indoor food tastings from popular area restaurants, wine tastings from award winning Finger Lakes wineries, shuttle service to and from downtown parking areas to the event and a spectacular fireworks display from the City pier. 

If you have friends or family visiting for the holidays, make sure they enjoy a “Christmas On Us"! “Christmas On Us” is a special holiday promotion being offered by Ontario County hotels and Finger Lakes Visitors Connection. Visitors staying two nights at any of the participating hotels during Christmas will receive a third night free, as long as one of those nights is actually on Christmas. 
Bristol Valley Theater, the Finger Lakes' award-winning live, professional theater announces the line-up for their 2015 Summer Season. BVT, rated one of the top 20 Cultural Attractions by the Rochester Business Journal and voted Best Theater numerous times in the Messenger Post's Best of Ontario County, will present six plays and musicals beginning in June. 
Canandaigua, NY – Twisted Rail Brewing Company, Inc., announces its Spirits of the Season series, featuring weekly tasting events by guest Finger Lakes New York Farm Distillers.  Spirits of the Season will kick off Thanksgiving weekend and continue every Sunday through the holiday season at Twisted Rail’s brewery and tasting room located at 20 Pleasant Street in Canandaigua’s historic Railroad District.  

Bristol Mountain opens 11/20!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 3:36 PM by Finger Lakes Visitors Connection

Canandaigua, NY (November 19, 2014) Mother Nature has made herself known over the past week and Bristol Mountain has taken advantage of the earlier than normal frigid temperatures to get a jump on snowmaking operations.    With one of the earliest start dates in their history, Bristol Mountain will kick off their 51st season on Thursday, November 20th.  The earliest opening date on record was November 9, 1991.  Last year the season began on November 26th and ran for 134 days.  “We couldn’t be happier”, says spokesperson, Drew Broderick.  “Our snowmaking team has been working very since last Friday night when they started up the snowguns.   The very low temperatures have been perfect for snowmaking.”