Happy holidays. I do hope your Christmas and holiday preparations are going well. I love the Finger Lakes any season of the year—but I especially enjoy them around the holidays. And if you’re still looking for something to put you in a festive mood, there’s plenty of holiday cheer to be had this season! Here are a fewFLX events to help put you in a festive spirit!

Logo for Hazlitts famous Red Cat Wine

Red Cats in Santa Hats
Join Hazlitt's Red Cat Cellars as you shop local craft artisans featuring homemade brittle, pottery, jewelry, clothing, crafts, specialty cheeses, jellies, soaps and more! Receive a complimentary Red Cat Santa hat to wear as you shop. There will also be a Raffle/Auction to benefit the Naples Operation Santa. Enjoy live music throughout the day, as well as the Lighthouse BBQ food truck! Hazlitt’s Red Cat Cellars Tasting Room will also be open 10 am to 5 pm for normal business hours. Stop by!

Hazlitt's Red Cat Cellars 
1 Lake Niagara Lane, Naples (585) 531-9000
December 9, noon to 5 pm
Cost: Free

Two glasses decorated with Christmas lights for extra Christmas SpiritSip & Paint: String of Lights at Casa Larga Vineyards and Winery
Join Casa Larga Vineyards and Winery on Wednesday, December 13, for Sip & Paint: String of Lights Glasses! Come and enjoy an unforgettable evening filled with friends, fun and fabulous art! Your glasses, paints, paintbrushes and aprons will be waiting and Melissa will be there to help you create your very own masterpieces. Don’t worry, no experience is necessary. Doors open at 5:30 pm and instruction starts at 6 pm sharp. Please arrive early to claim your seat and get your complimentary beverage.

Ticket prices include your first glass of wine, beer or wine slushie. Casa Larga Vineyards and Winery is located at 2287 Turk Hill Road, Fairport. The cost is $35 per person and tickets must be purchased at least 48 hours in advance. Visit Casa Larga’s Sip & Series page for an up-to-date listing of all their holiday classes.

A man poses dressed in formal attire during the play A Christmas CarolKim Tenreiro Presents His One-man Performance of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol"
It's time to get into the holiday spirit, and what better way to do that than with a classic tale for the ages. Presented by Kim Tenreiro, this dramatic one-man show brings to life over 25 characters. The show is suggested for a mature audience; all proceeds from Kim’s performances benefit various charities.

Friday, December 15, 2017
Wood Library, 134 North Main Street, Canandaigua (585) 394-1381, 7 to 9:30 pm
Cost: Donations requested
Benefits: Wood Library and Literacy Volunteers of Ontario-Yates County
Email: kimschristmascarol@gmail.com

Saturday, December 16, 2017
Tall Trainer Fitness Studio, 2510 Rochester Rd., Canandaigua (585) 265-1616, 2 to 4:30 pm

Cost: Donations welcome

Benefits: The Potter’s Hands Foundation
Email: sarah@talltrainer.com

Sunday, December 17, 2017
First Congregational Church, 58 North Main St., Canandaigua (585) 265-1616, 2 to 4:30 pm
Cost: Donations welcome
Benefits: Light Hill Canandaigua Comfort Care
Email: kimschristmascarol@gmail.com

Monday, December 18, 2017
Salvation Army, 110 Saltonstall St., Canandaigua, (585) 394-6968, 7 to 9:30 pm
Cost: Donations welcome
Benefits: Salvation Army
Email: kimschristmascarol@gmail.com

Exterior of the Granger Homestead covered in snow

'Twas the Night Before Christmas Puppet Show and Scavenger Hunt
Get into the Christmas holiday spirit with this fun puppet show that is a takeoff of the classic "Twas the Night Before Christmas." Extend the fun with a scavenger hunt that’s sure to give you the opportunity to check out the Granger Homestead inside and out.

Saturday, December 16 and Saturday, December 23
Granger Homestead, 295 North Main Street, Canandaigua (585) 394-1472
Cost: Fee, reservations required
Email: info@grangerhomestead.org

Ebenezer: The True Life Story of Ebenezer Scrooge
You thought you knew everything there was to know about Scrooge? Join a local author out of Farmington—Douglass Bass—who will read from his new novel, "Ebenezer: The True Life Story of Ebenezer Scrooge," and sign copies. Guests can enjoy refreshments and snacks while doing some last-minute holiday shopping. It will be a fun, festive holiday event!

Saturday, December 16, 5 pm
Finger Lakes Artisans, 140 Phoenix Mills Plaza, Victor (585) 398-8644
Cost: Free
Email: info@fingerlakesartisans.com

A woman plays the violin during a performance at the Smith Opera HouseEileen Ivers: A Joyful Christmas
Recalling the roaring hearths and roars of laughter that are part and parcel of Christmas in Irish families, virtuoso fiddler Eileen Ivers interweaves age-old Wren Day songs, beloved American carols and even a jigging Bach in An Nollaig: An Irish Christmas. With her signature warmth, Ivers invites listeners in for a tuneful, soulful celebration capturing the true spirit of the season and telling the story of Christmas through music and dance. Ivers will change the way you think about the violin.

Sunday, December 17, 8 pm
Smith Opera House, 82 Seneca St, Geneva (315) 781-5483

Cost: Reserved seating, $28.50 to $38.50 (ticket fees apply to all tickets)
Email: boxoffice@thesmith.org

A group of young skiers pose on the Hill at Bristol MountainHoliday Snowsports Adventure Camps
The Bristol Mountain Snowsports Adventure Camps are a great opportunity for kids ages 5-17 to learn to ski, snowboard or improve their skills during their school vacation. Each four-day camp is full of winter fun for skiers and snowboarders with beginner through expert abilities.

Bristol Mountain Winter Resor
5662 State Route 64, Canandaigua (585) 374-6000
December 26 through December 29, daily
Cost: See details at bristolmountain.com
Email: fun@bristolmt.com