Events Calendar

DECEMBER

All Month

Albany. 23rd Annual Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights in the Park. The all-new, drive-through exhibit features more than 125 displays and scenes in Albany’s Washington Park. At the end of the drive, the Washington Park Lake House offers a holiday party with reindeer and friends, crafts, refreshments and, through Dec. 23, a visit with Santa. The Lake House will be closed Dec. 24, 25 and 31 and Jan. 1-2, but the drive-through show runs these days. Sundays through Thursdays 6 to 9 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays 6 to 10 p.m. $20 per car; $25 for 10 to 18 passenger vehicle; $50 for vehicles containing 19 to 28 passengers; $100 for school buses; $125 for commercial coaches. All proceeds benefit the youth programming of Albany PAL. Cash only.

Liverpool. Lights on the Lake. Drive through a two-mile annual holiday lights display featuring larger-than-life themed areas, and animated displays. While driving through, tune into Sunny 102 to listen to holiday music. Open daily 5 to 10 p.m. Mondays to Thursdays $10 per car; including motorcycles. $20 per car (including motorcycles) Friday through Sunday. Show a Wegmans Shoppers Card on Monday and Tuesday and save $4. $24 per minibus (capacity 17-24); $75 per motor coach (capacity 24+). Only cash accepted at the gate. Onondaga Lake Park. www.lightsonthelake.com. 315-471-9597 or carrie@galaxyeventscompany.com.

Syracuse. 34th Annual Gingerbread Gallery at the Erie Canal Museum. View more than 30 original creations by amateur and professional bakers throughout the region. Proceeds support the Museum’s educational programs, exhibits, research and collections management. Runs daily through Jan. 5 (closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1). 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 24 and 31). Adults $7; seniors $5; children 12 and younger $2; museum members free. Erie Canal Museum, 18 Erie Blvd. East. https://eriecanalmuseum.org/gingerbread. 315-471-0593. vicki@eriecanalmuseum.org.

Corning. Glass Holidays at the Corning Museum of Glass. Make-your-own glass items workshops and special displays and events recurring daily. Closed Dec. 24-25 and Jan. 1. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Adults $20; college students, AAA, veterans/active military $17; local residents $10; members and 17 and younger free. Corning Museum of Glass, 1 Museum Way. www.cmog.org/event/glass-wonderland. 607-937-5371. doolittlrf@cmog.org.

Saturdays and Sundays

Skaneateles. 26th Anniversary Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles. Annual holiday event features horse-drawn carriage rides, interactive street theater with Dickens characters, roasted chestnuts and visits with Scrooge and Father Christmas. Numerous activities planned throughout the month. Visit the website for a complete schedule. Noon to 4 p.m., plus Dec. 24 from noon to 2:30 p.m. Free admission; charges for some activities, such as wagon and carriage rides. Cash only. Genesee, Jordan and Fennell streets. www.skaneateles.com/calendar/annual-events/dickens-christmas.

Fabius. Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides. Twenty-minute horse drawn sleigh ride or wagon ride through the wintery woods at Highland Forest. No reservations needed. First come, first served. All rides will take place weather permitting. Call ahead to check on the schedule and for year-round group and evening party packages, sleigh rides or hayrides. Open weekends through Feb. 23, daily Dec. 23 through Jan. 1. Closed Dec. 25. 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Last ride leaving at 3:30 p.m. General admission $8; 5 and younger $5. Highland Forest, 1254 Highland Park Road. www.onondagacountyparks.com/highland-forest. 315-683-5550.

Various Dates All Month

Syracuse. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. A tale as old as time to celebrate the holiday season. Shows at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., depending upon date. Confirm show dates and times on website. Show runs through Jan. 5. $30 to $60. Syracuse Stage Complex, 820 E. Genesee St. http://syracusestage.org/showinfo.php?id=84. 315-443-3275. info@syracusestage.org.

Sundays, Fridays and Saturdays

Rochester. City of Rochester Holiday Village Presented by Five Star Bank. Second annual event includes family-friendly activities like Santa’s workshop, free ice skating, breakfast with Santa, Christmas tree lighting, Menorah lighting, food, live music, crafts, shopping and more. Dec. 31 final day. Fridays 4 to 10 p.m.; Saturdays 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sundays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free admission with charges for some activities. 353 Court St. at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Park. https://rocholidayvillage.com 585-943-0796. JOLLY@rocholidayvillage.com.

Dec. 1

Albany. Great Train Extravaganza. This annual event includes dozens of vendors offering new and used trains for sale, plus parts, clothing, memorabilia, photographs, and accessories. Numerous exhibitors showing off all kinds of pieces of railroad history and artifacts. Several operating model railroads in N, HO and O gauges, LEGO and larger. A Roaming Railroad offers rides around the Empire State Plaza Concourse. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Adults $7, children under 12 free admission. New York State Convention Center, Empire State Plaza. 518-668-9892. trains@gtealbany.com.

Arcade. North Pole Express Trains. Enjoy a 2-hour, 30-minute round trip train excursion on the North Pole Express Train to Santa’s House. Children receive a wish list, gift from Santa, toy, and “magic” bell. Every family will receive a map of the North Pole activities. Tour the Christmas Tree lighted lane along with the Elf House, Santa’s giant red sleigh for pictures, and visit Santa’s reindeer. Concessions and toys for purchase. Heated restrooms are available. Check website for available seating. Tickets sell out quickly. Departures at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. Adults $30; children (1-12) $28. Arcade & Attica Railroad, 278 Main St. www.aarailroad.com.  https://tickets.traintixs.com/events/22776. 585-492-3100.

Auburn. MasterWorks Chorale Chamber Singers. The Chamber Singers will offer a cappella choral music from the Renaissance through the 20th century including Christmas Carols, accompanied by the music director, Kip Coerper, on the historic Willard Chapel organ. Tickets may be purchased at Willard Chapel Tuesdays through Fridays. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $10. Willard Chapel, 17 Nelson St. www.willard-chapel.org. 315-252-0339.

Fulton. Poinsettia Open House. View thousands of blooming poinsettias, wreaths and kissing balls. Take holiday photo in front of the 10-foot poinsettia tree. Live holiday music by Dan Duggan. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission. Oliver B. Paine Greenhouses, 125 S. Granby Road (off route 48). www.OliverPaineGreenhouses.com.

Fulton. Pet Pictures with Santa. Bring your four-legged family members to see Santa and tell him what they’d like for Christmas. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Each picture is a $5 donation to the SPCA. Oswego Tractor Supply, 806 W. Broadway. 315-593-2289.

Geneva. “The Nutcracker”. Ithaca Ballet presents, a magical tale of a young girl named Clara and her beloved and brave Nutcracker Prince, who battle Queen Mouse and travel to many fanciful lands. 3 p.m. Adults $22; student/senior $17; children 12 and younger $12. Smith Center for the Arts, 82 Seneca St. www.thesmith.org. 315-781-5483.

Oswego. Richardson-Bates Victorian Holiday Open House. Tour the mansion decorated with wreaths, poinsettias and a tree with toys from the Victorian period. Live entertainment, refreshments and fun for all. 1 to 5 p.m. Free admission. Richardson-Bates House Museum, 135 E. Third St. www.rbhousemuseum.org.

Rochester. Sweet Creations gingerbread Display and Silent Auction. This annual display features dozens of cleverly designed and decorated gingerbread houses and objects. Most of the confectionery creations are available for purchase through a silent auction, and winning bidders will be notified on the evening of Dec. 12. Proceeds from the auction will help support future restoration projects of this national historic landmark property. A small number of gingerbread creations will remain on display until the end of the year. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.), regular museum hours. Members free; non-members $15; seniors 65-plus $13; students with ID and children 5 to 17 $5; children 4 and younger free. Eastman Museum, 900 East Avenue. https://eastman.org. 585-271-3361.

Syracuse. “The Nutcracker.” The Syracuse City Ballet presents the annual holiday classic, in which Clara and Fritz celebrate Christmas with their family and travel through the magical Land of Sweets. 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. $20 to $75. OnCenter Crouse Hinds Theater, 932 Spencer St. www.syracusecityballet.com. 315-883-0327.

Syracuse. The Nutcracker Sugar Plum Social. Family-friendly event hosted by the Syracuse City Ballet features a buffet, cash bar, holiday activities, basket raffles and a chance to meet the Sugar Plum Fairy. Persian Terrace Ballroom in the Marriott Syracuse Downtown. Tickets can be purchased separately or paired with Nutcracker tickets. Purchasing in advance recommended. Corresponding performances are Sunday at 10 a.m. or 3 p.m. Social is at noon or 2 p.m. $30; $250 table for 10. 100 E. Onondaga St.  ciarrai@syracusecityballet.com. 315-883-0327.

Utica. The Polar Express Train Ride. Live the magic of the classic Polar Express Train Ride story with the Adirondack Scenic Railroad. This trip is about one and a half hour round-trip. Depart from Utica’s Union Station and travel north. First class passengers are served hot chocolate and cookies while interacting with Hot Chocolate Chefs and listening to a reading of The Polar Express Train Ride, by Chris van Allsburg. Upon arrival at the “North Pole” (Holland Patent in Oneida County), Santa will board the train, spending time with each family during the return trip and giving children the first present of Christmas: a silver bell, just like in the book and movie. Children (and parents) are encouraged to come in pajamas. Ask in advance for groups. Those with fewer than four may share a table with other parties. Make reservations to ensure a seat. 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. $38 to $67.50. Children 2 and younger free, but sit in parent’s lap. Utica Union Station, 321 Main St. www.adirondackrr.com/utica/polar-express. 800-819-2291.

Williamstown. Annual Christmas Tea. Celebrate the holidays with finger food and music by Jim McCarthy & Family. 2 to 4 p.m. Free admission. Williamstown Library, 2877 county Route 17. www.williamstownlibrary.org.

Dec. 2

Fulton. Annual Parade of Trees & Open House. The halls of the Pratt House will be decked with trees decorated by participating schools, nonprofit organizations and local businesses. Vote for your favorite. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free admission; donations gratefully accepted. John Wells Pratt House Museum, 177 S. First St. www.pratthousemuseum.org/2019-parade-of-trees.

Oswego. Advanced Electronic Music Recital. Students will perform using advanced techniques for creating DAW-based electronic music. 7:30 p.m. Tyler II, SUNY Oswego. www.oswego.edu/music.

Rochester. Sweet Creations Gingerbread Display and Silent Auction. See Dec. 1.

Dec. 3

Fulton. Annual Parade of Trees & Open House. See Dec. 2.

Oswego. Festival Chorus Holiday Concert. The college-community Festival Chorus, directed by Mihoko Tsutsumi of SUNY Oswego’s music faculty, returns to St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church for a concert. 7:30 p.m. Free admission. St. Mary’s Church, 103 W. 7th St. www.oswego.edu/music.

Rochester. Sweet Creations Gingerbread Display and Silent Auction. See Dec. 1.

Dec. 4

Albany. Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis. Grammy Award winner Chip Davis has created a show that features Mannheim Steamroller Christmas classics along with a selection of compositions from Chip’s Fresh Aire series, which introduced the distinctive Mannheim sound to all of America. The program celebrates the group’s recent anniversary of 30 years since the first Christmas album and 40 years since the first Fresh Aire album. 7:30 p.m. $48 to $88. The Palace Theater, 19 Clinton Ave. https://ticketmaster.com.

Fulton. Annual Parade of Trees & Open House. See Dec. 2.

Oswego. SUNY Oswego Jazz Ensembles. Oswego State Jazz Ensemble and Latin Jazz Ensemble perform. 7:30 p.m. Waterman Theater, Tyler Hall, SUNY Oswego. www.oswego.edu/music.

Rochester. Sweet Creations Gingerbread Display and Silent Auction. See Dec. 1.

Syracuse. Syracuse Crunch Hockey. Support your hometown hockey team. 7 p.m. $16 to $20. The OnCenter War Memorial Arena, 800 South State St. www.syracusecrunch.com.

Utica. The Polar Express Train Ride. See Dec. 1.

Dec. 5

Albany. Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker. A Christmas tradition, Tzchaikovsky’s classic “The Nutcracker” is performed by the Moscow Ballet on their Dove of Peace Tour, traveling to more than 100 cities across North America. 7 p.m. $32 to $82. The Palace Theater, 19 Clinton Ave. https://ticketmaster.com.

Fulton. Annual Parade of Trees & Open House. See Dec. 2.

Oswego. SUNY Oswego Wind Ensemble. SUNY Oswego’s Wind Ensemble performs its Fall semester concert. 7:30 p.m. Waterman Theater, Tyler Hall, SUNY Oswego. www.oswego.edu/music.

Rochester. Sweet Creations Gingerbread Display and Silent Auction. See Dec. 1.

Syracuse. Festival of Trees. View more than 100 uniquely decorated trees, wreaths, and special holiday displays. Holiday music and dance performances will be held in the Rosamond Gifford Sculpture Court and the Hosmer Auditorium. Free with admission. Members $5; non-members $8. Everson Museum of Art, 401 Harrison St. www.everson.org.

Utica. The Polar Express Train Ride. See Dec. 1.

Verona. Aaron Lewis: “State I’m In” Tour. See Dec. 5. 8 p.m. $55 to $94. Showroom, Turning Stone Resort Casino, 5218 Patrick Rd. www.turningstone.com. 800-771-7711.

Dec. 6

Ballston Spa. Ballston Spa Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting. Experience the tree lighting, Ballston Spa Holiday Parade, live music, and a visit from Santa Claus. The parade has become a hometown-style holiday tradition, with fire trucks, floats, animals, kids and Santa parading down the main street of the village. 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Free admission. Milton Avenue to Wiswall Park, Milton Avenue. 518-885-2772.

Cape Vincent. Lighting of Tibbett’s Point Lighthouse. Refreshments and entertainment begin at 5:30 p.m. with the lighting at 6 p.m.  33439 county Route 6. 315-654-2481.

Carthage. Carthage Holiday Parade. Holiday parade, tree lighting and fireworks. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Downtown Carthage. www.carthageny.com. carthagenychamber@gmail.com.

Fulton. Annual Parade of Trees & Open House. See Dec. 2.

Fulton. “A Christmas Carol.” Musical based on the Christmas classic by Charles Dickens. Time varies by show date. See website for complete schedule. Adults $15; seniors or students $12. CNY Community Arts Center, 121 Cayuga St. https://cnyartscenter.com. 315-598-2787. cnyartscenters@gmail.com.   

Geneva. The Blind Boys of Alabama Christmas Show. The Blind Boys of Alabama are recognized worldwide as living legends of gospel music. Celebrated by The National Endowment for the Arts. 7:30 p.m. $10.50 to $46.50, plus service fees. The Smith Center for the Arts, 82 Seneca St. www.thesmith.org. 315-781-5483.

Ithaca. Downtown Ithaca Ice Festival. Watch ice carvers from around the nation as they compete for $9,000 in prizes during three rounds of competition. The festival features display sculptures, fire demonstrations, silent disco, Chowder cook-off, and The Ice Bar: an outdoor bar made entirely of ice, serving beer, wine and hot cocoa. The Ithaca Ice Festival ice carving competition is a National Ice Carving Association-sanctioned event. 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Free admission. Downtown Ithaca. www.downtownithaca.com/ice-fest. 607-277-8679. info@downtownithaca.com.

Newark. Rochester Philharmonic Holiday Concert. Hosted by the Newark Central School District, in conjunction with the Greater Newark Chamber of Commerce, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra performs holiday music live. 6:30 p.m. Newark High School Jazz Ensemble and Downbeat performs in the gymnasium. 7:30 RPO. Pre-event ticket sales at Newark Wegmans and Lyons National Bank Lyons branches. $12 adults; $10 seniors; $5 students. 625 Peirson Avenue. 315-332-3240 www.newarkcsd.org.

Oswego. Oswego Players, Inc. Presents “Fairytale Courtroom.” This comedy shows the other side of several familiar fairy tales when two of their biggest villains, the Big Bad Wolf and the Wicked Witch, are brought to trial. Time TBA. Admission charged. Frances Marion Brown Theater, 20 Barbara Donahue Dr. www.oswegoplayers.org.

Oswego. Public Telescope Observation Sessions. Use the 16-inch telescope to view the moon. A lecture at 7 p.m. will start off the session. Please call 315-312-2680 for a weather update after 6 p.m. the day of the session. 7 p.m to midnight Free admission. Rice Creek Field Station, 193 Thompson Rd. www.oswego.edu/rice-creek.

Oswego. Christmas Messiah in Oswego. Symphoria and the Syracuse Pops Chorus present the Christmas portion of Handel’s “Messiah”, including the Hallelujah Chorus. 7:30 p.m. $10 adults; $8 seniors; $5 college students with ID; free 18 and younger. St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, 103 W.7th St.

Rochester. Sweet Creations Gingerbread Display and Silent Auction. See Dec. 1.

Rochester. Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis. Grammy Award winner Chip Davis has created a show that features Mannheim Steamroller Christmas classics along with a selection of compositions from Chip’s Fresh Aire series which introduced the distinctive Mannheim sound to all of America. The program celebrates the group’s recent anniversary of 30 years since the first Christmas album and 40 years since the first Fresh Aire album. 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $35.50. All patrons must have a ticket. Auditorium Theater at Rochester Broadway Theater League, 885 E. Main St. www.rbtl.org. 585-277-3325. info@rbtl.org.

Syracuse. Festival of Trees. See Dec. 5.

Syracuse. NYS Indoor Kart Racing Championship. The 100-foot diameter track offers wheel-to-wheel action with 12 karts in six-second laps. Approximately 70 races packed into six hours of non-stop action. 6 p.m. Adults $20; children under 12 $10; children under 5 free admission. Center of Progress, New York State Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd. www.syracuseindoor.com. 315-676-0227.

Syracuse. Syracuse Crunch Hockey. See Dec. 4.

Syracuse. Suzie Vinnick. Soloist Suzie Vinnick accompanies herself on guitar. 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. $15. Members $12. May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society, 3800 E Genesee St. www.folkus.org. 315-638-4740.

Utica. The Polar Express Train Ride. See Dec. 1.

Verona. Aaron Lewis: “State I’m In” Tour. See Dec. 5.

Waterloo. Elton Rohn. Live classic Elton John tribute show. Elton Rohn has headlined more than 250 shows across North America. Must be 21 years of age or older to attend. 8 p.m. $10. The Vine at Del Lago Resort, 1133 Route 414. www.dellagoresort.com. 315-946-1695.

Dec. 7

Alexandria Bay. 15th Annual Holiday Craft Show. Hosted by the Macsherry Library, the show features regional artisans whose work has included turned wooden bowls, ceramics, handmade jewelry, artwork, photographs, herbal wares and local maple products, plus a raffle, refreshments and music. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 12 Walton St. 315-482-2241.

Arcade. North Pole Express Trains. See Dec. 1.

Auburn. 46th Annual Holiday Craft Fair. More than 170 craftspeople from throughout the Northeast will display and sell handcrafted items. Additionally, Cayuga student groups will provide entertainment, information, and demonstrations throughout the event. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission. 197 Franklin St. vkent@cayuga-cc.edu. www.cayuga-cc.edu/craftfair. 315-294-8524.

Auburn. Annual SantaCon Pub Crawl. Dress as Santa for this downtown pub crawl. All participants are encouraged to dress in a Santa-type costume. Drink specials will be available to all participants. Cash only. 3 p.m. sign-in. Starts at 3:30 p.m. $10 donation to benefit Tyburn Academy. A.T. Walley & Co., 119 Genesee St. www.atwalley.com. 315-282-7314.

Batavia. Christmas In The City & Holiday Parade. The Downtown Batavia holiday celebration includes a parade (6 p.m.), children’s activities, pictures with Santa, horse and buggy rides, and specials offered by various shops and restaurants. 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Free admission Main St. 585-344-0900. bkemp@downtownbataviany.com.

Canandaigua. Dickens Christmas. Tour Sonnenberg Gardens’ festively decorated mansion. Experience carriage rides and entertainment, including Canandaigua Elementary School Chorus,  Seneca Soundwaves Chorus, Harp by Donna, Stringplicity, Midlakes Intermediate School Chorus, LumenEssence, English Country Dancing with the Meryton Assembly Dancers and bells played by Ginny Konz. Horse-drawn carriage ride 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. weather permitting. Scavenger hunt. Reading ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. “Refreshments available for purchase throughout the event. Share the holiday spirit with others by bringing non-perishable items to donate with Gleaner’s Kitchen. 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. General admission $8; Younger than 5 free admission. Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park, 151 Charlotte St. www.sonnenberg.org/event/dickens-christmas/2018-12-02/. 585-394-4922. info@sonnenberg.org.

Carthage. Carthage Twin Villages Christmas. Tree lighting at 6:30 p.m. Event is 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Downtown Carthage. www.carthageny.com. carthagenychamber@gmail.com.

Clayton. Clayton Christmas Parade in Lights & Fireworks. Christmas in Clayton activities will be offered all day, including Christmas In Lights Parade at 6 p.m. and fireworks immediately following. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Riverside Drive. tricia@1000islands-clayton.com.

Clayton. 25th Annual Juried Craft Show. A part of Clayton’s holiday celebration, the Thousand Island Museum holds a juried craft show and sale the day of Clayton’s Christmas Parade. Two floors of crafters available. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Knights of Columbus Hall, 420 James St. 315-686-5794. sharon@timuseum.org.

Fair Haven. other venues. Christmas Around the World. Celebrate the season with festive wine and food pairings from around the world on a self-guided tour. Refreshments and food samples are provided. Reservations for groups of 8 or more are appreciated. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. $25 in advance; $30 at the door. Participating vendors include Casa Larga Vineyards-Italy; JD Wine Cellars-Costa Rica; Young Sommer Winery-Norway; Thorpe Vineyard-Britain (does not accept groups over 10 people); Colloca Estate Winery-Australia; Boom Point Winery-Poland; Rootstock Cider & Spirits-Spain; Embark Craft Ciderworks-Holland; Old Goat Cidery at the Apple Shed-France; Pop’s House of Country Collectibles-Germany. Colloca Estate Winery, 14678 West Bay Road. contactus@lakeontariowinetrail.com. www.lakeontariowinetrail.com/events. 315-947-2069.

Fulton. Annual Parade of Trees & Open House. See Dec. 2.

Fulton. A Christmas Carol. See Dec. 6

Fulton. Create a Holiday Festive Container or Kissing Ball. Create a festive pot or hanging basket using fresh balsam fir boughs, cones, berries and natural accents and top it all off with a festive bow you made yourself. 10 a.m. for the container and 1 p.m. for the kissing ball. $30 for the container or $40 for the kissing ball. Oliver B. Paine Greenhouses, 125 S. Granby Rd.

Henrietta. Holly Trolley Rides. Take a ride on an authentic, 90-year-old trolley car with Santa. In addition to the 30-minute, two-mile ride is museum admittance. The museum will be decorated for the holiday, and the museum’s large model railroad will be running three trains at once. Times and admission TBA. New York Museum of Transportation, 6393 E. River Road W. www.nymtmuseum.org. 585-533-1113. info@nymtmuseum.org.

Ithaca. Downtown Ithaca Ice Festival. See Dec. 6.

Mexico. Christmas in Mexico, NY. Village shops open at 9 a.m. and offer holiday sales. Vendors will set up at churches, schools and the VFW hall. Free busing in the village, farmers’ market, horse-drawn carriage rides, and a lighted parade at 5 p.m., followed by a visit from Santa Claus. Free admission. Village of Mexico. www.mexiconychamberofcommerce.com/christmas-in-mexico.html.

Mexico. Christmas in Mexico. Community event with crafts, street fair, entertainment, horse drawn wagon rides, lighted parade, Christmas tree lighting, store open houses and sales, and more. 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Greater Mexico Chamber of Commerce. www.mexiconychamberofcommerce.com

Oswego. “A Christmas to Remember.” Presented by the Oswego Valley Snowbelters Barbershop Chorus. Please bring a non-perishable food item for the Oswego Salvation Army Food Bank. Free desserts and beverages at intermission. Tickets available at the door or at www.ovcsnowbelters.org/ovc-store. 2:01 p.m. and 7:01 p.m. Admission $7; children under 12 free. Oswego Alliance Community Center, 371 Thompson Rd. 315-342-5493.

Oswego. Oswego Music Hall presents “Sultans of String Christmas Caravan.” Celebrate the season with an adventurous musical trip around the world with a genre-hopping performances that includes Celtic reels, Gypsy-jazz, Arabic and Cuban rhythms. 7:30 p.m. $25 to $28. Oswego Music Hall, McCrobie Bldg., 41 Lake St. www.oswegomusichall.org.

Oswego. “Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some)”. Instead of performing Charles Dickens’ beloved holiday classic for the umpteenth time, three actors decide to perform every Christmas story ever told,  plus Christmas traditions from around the world, seasonal icons from ancient times to topical pop-culture, and every carol ever sung as a madcap romp through the holiday season. Book by John K. Alvarez, Michael Carleton, James FitzGerald. Directed by Sherri Metz. 70 East First St. Check website for times and cost. http://dujourcny.com.

Oswego. Oswego Players, Inc. Presents “Fairytale Courtroom.” See Dec. 6.

Oswego. Public Telescope Observation Sessions. See Dec. 6.

Oswego. Home for the Holidays. Oswego County Humane Society’s annual pet adoption event includes vendors, snacks and pet photos with Santa. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission. American Foundry, 246 W. Seneca St. oswegohumane.org.

Oswego. Oswego YMCA’s 30th Annual Reindeer Run 5K. Runners and walkers celebrate the season by dressing in festive holiday wear for this family-oriented 5k walk and run. Participants may also race as a team of two or more. This fun run awards prizes to the top three finishers male and female; first place costumed team and best individual costume. A specialty coffee and hot chocolate bar at the YMCA follows. 9:30 a.m. Registration is charged. Oswego YMCA, 265 W. 1st St. http://oswegoymca.org/index.cfm/programs-events/races1/reindeer-run.

Oswego. Rice Creek Rambles. A family-friendly guided walk through Rice Creek Field Station. An adult must accompany children. 11 a.m. Free admission. Snowshoes are available if needed. SUNY Oswego Rice Creek Field Station, Thompson Rd. www.oswego.edu/rice-creek.

Oswego. Kids’ Make & Take Christmas Gifts. Kids can make Christmas gifts for their families. Items and wrapping paper provided. Pizza and soda will be available. Hosted by Oswego City-County Youth Bureau and Oswego Kiwanis Club. noon to 3 p.m. Free admission. Bridie Manor, 1830 Bridie Square, Oswego. 315-349-3451

Rochester. Sweet Creations Gingerbread Display and Silent Auction. See Dec. 1.

Sackets Harbor. 4th Annual Christmas on Old McDonald’s Farm. Enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of Christmas at Old McDonald’s Farm. Santa will be available for pictures and to take children’s wish lists. Visit farm animals in their winter homes. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission $6. 14369 county Route 145 (North Harbor Road). 315-583-5737. www.oldmcdonaldhasafarm.com.

Syracuse. Festival of Trees. See Dec. 5.

Syracuse. NYS Indoor Kart Racing Championship. 11 a.m. See Dec. 6.

Syracuse. Holidays in the City. Visit live reindeer in Hanover Square, chat with Santa, hear live street-side carolers, shop holiday specials from downtown businesses, ice skate in Clinton Square view the gingerbread exhibit at the Erie Canal Museum, and Downtown Syracuse. Free admission. www.holidaysinsyr.com. 315-470-0000.

Syracuse. “Messiah.” A Christmas classic, Handel’s “Messiah” will be performed by Symphoria and the Syracuse University Oratorio Society. 8 p.m. Adults $28; seniors $23; college student with ID $5; under 18 free. Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception 259 E. Onondaga St. 315-299-5598.

Syracuse. “Dasher’s Magical Gift.” Colorful characters, ballet and music provide a holiday show suitable for children. Direction and choreography by Larry Crabtree, story by Matt Chiorini, costume design by Lindsey Quay Sikes, lighting design by John Czajkowski, additional costumes by Catherine Kingsley, and performed by students from Dance Centre North. 11 a.m. $10. OnCenter, Mulroy Civic Center Theaters, 800 S. State St. www.dashersmagicalgift.org. www.oncenter.org/event/dashers-magical-gift.

Utica. “The Nutcracker.” A Christmas tradition, Tzchaikovsky’s classic The Nutcracker is performed by the Mohawk Valley Ballet. 7:30. Tickets start at $18. The Stanley Theater, 261.

Utica. The Polar Express Train Ride. See Dec. 1.

Verona. Diamond Rio: Holiday & Hits. 8 p.m. $45 to $69. Showroom, Turning Stone Resort Casino, 5218 Patrick Rd. www.turningstone.com. 800-771-7711.

Waterloo. Springer. Live performance by Springer, comprised of former Stryper band member guitarist Eric Johnson, guitarist Kenny Ferguson of 50/50, Puddle and Drama Queen, vocalists Jeremy “Jed” Seaver of Hate Machine, Omniblank and Heaviest Thing and Josh Simmonds of Starlight Cities and Ignite Autumn, bassist Mark Iannitti from Ibex and Wicked World and acclaimed drummer Dom Ciaccia of Acoustic Brew, Something Else and Puddle. Must be 21 years of age or older to attend. 8 p.m. Free Admission. The Vine at Del Lago Resort, 1133 Route 414. www.dellagoresort.com. 315-946-1695.

Dec. 8

Arcade. North Pole Express Trains. See Dec. 1.

Auburn. 46th Annual Holiday Craft Fair. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. See Dec. 7.

Auburn. Christmas “Messiah” in Auburn. Symphoria and the Syracuse Pops Chorus present the Christmas portion of Handel’s “Messiah”, including the Hallelujah Chorus. 4 p.m. $10 adults; $8 seniors; $5 college students with ID; free 18 and younger. St. Mary’s Church, 15 Clark St. 315-299-5598.

Auburn. “Christmas Wonder” presented by Auburn Chamber Orchestra. Enjoy holiday music by the orchestra. 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Suggested $5 donation appreciated. St. Francis of Assisi Church, 299 Clark St. 315-604-0485 info@auburnchamberorchestra.com.

Canandaigua. Dickens Christmas. No carriage ride today. See Dec. 7.

Fair Haven. other venues. Christmas Around the World. See Dec. 7.

Fulton. Annual Parade of Trees & Open House. See Dec. 2.

Fulton. “A Christmas Carol”. See Dec. 6.

Fulton. 8th Annual Howliday Fundraiser. Many silent auctions, basket raffles and a bake sale. For a $5 donation, get your picture with Santa. noon Free admission. Fulton Elks Lodge #830, 57 Pierce Dr. www.oswegocountyspca.org.

Fulton. Christmas in Palermo. The 5th annual event begins with a Christmas pageant/church service and ends with a live nativity including real animals. The day also includes vendors, crafters, lunch, bands, entertainment, candy shop, kids’ 25-cents Christmas shop, free crafts, pictures with Santa & Mrs. Claus, tree lightings and more. Crafters, vendors and activities all day, including a visit from Santa. 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Free admission. Palermo United Methodist Church, 11 County Route 35.

Henrietta. Holly Trolley Rides. See Dec. 7.

Homer. George Winston. Live performance by George Winston. 8 p.m. $18 to $35. Center for the Arts in Homer, 72 S. Main St. www.eventbrite.com/e/george-winston-tickets-66337955611. 607-749-4900. info@center4art.org.

Ithaca. Downtown Ithaca Ice Festival. See Dec. 6.

LaFargeville. Pony Rides & Santa. Pony rides and a visit with Santa available for children, along with photo opportunities. They will be able to give Santa their Christmas wish list and receive a special treat and hot chocolate. Peruse craft items for sale and a raffle. 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Maple Ridge Farm, 17582 Ridge Road. https://mapleridgestable.weebly.com. 315-767-8647. Mapleridgestable@gmail.com.

Mexico. 5K Fun Run. Bring the entire family. Time TBA. Entry fee is a donation to a charitable organization, to be announced. Greater Mexico Chamber of Commerce.

Oswego. Oswego Players, Inc. Presents Fairytale Courtroom. See Dec. 6.

Oswego. PAOC Howliday Faire. Kick off your holiday shopping with a variety of vendors while you support PAOC and foster pets. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Paws and Effect, 2035 Co. Rte. 1. www.pawsandeffectinc.com.

Oswego. Christmas at Sea Open House. Enjoy new museum exhibits, view maritime-themed holiday trees and see the model train village exhibit. Santa Claus will arrive at 2 p.m. via US Coast Guard boat. Crafts, festive stories, and music to enjoy. Local children’s author Linda Jeanne Germain will be on hand to sign her new book, “Squeakers, Whiskers and their Lighthouse Adventure.” 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Free admission. H. Lee White Maritime Museum, 1 W. First St. Pier. www.hlwmm.org.

Pulaski. Light Up Pulaski. Featuring hayrides around the village, Santa at the fire hall, entertainment, refreshments served at the library and other venues. Memory Tree lighting at 4:15 pm with music and readings. 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission. South Park and Village of Pulaski.

Rochester. Sweet Creations Gingerbread Display and Silent Auction. See Dec. 1.

Syracuse. Festival of Trees. See Dec. 5.

Utica. The Nutcracker. 2 p.m. See Dec. 7.

Utica. The Polar Express Train Ride. See Dec. 1.

Dec. 9

Cortland. Christmas “Messiah” in Cortland. Symphoria and the Syracuse Pops Chorus present the Christmas portion of Handel’s “Messiah”, including the Hallelujah Chorus. 7:30 p.m. $10 adults; $8 seniors; $5 college students with ID; free 18 and younger. United Presbyterian Church, 25 Church St. 315-299-5598.

Fulton. Annual Parade of Trees & Open House. See Dec. 2.

Rochester. Sweet Creations Gingerbread Display and Silent Auction. See Dec. 1.

Syracuse. Festival of Trees. See Dec. 5.

Syracuse. My Fair Lady. See Dec. 10. The musical includes classic such as “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “The Rain in Spain,” “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly” and “On the St Where You Live” to tell the story of Eliza Doolittle, a young Cockney flower seller and Henry Higgins, a linguistics professor who is determined to transform her into his idea of a proper lady. Directed by Bartlett Sher.7:30 p.m. Admission to be announced. Landmark Theater, 362 S. Salina St. 315-424-8210. https://landmarktheater.org.

Dec. 11

Fulton. Annual Parade of Trees & Open House. See Dec. 2.

Rochester. Sweet Creations Gingerbread Display and Silent Auction. See Dec. 1.

Syracuse. Festival of Trees. See Dec. 5.

Syracuse. “My Fair Lady.” See Dec. 10.

Utica. The Polar Express Train Ride. See Dec. 1.

Dec. 12

Fulton. Annual Parade of Trees & Open House. See Dec. 2.

Oswego. “Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some).” Instead of performing Charles Dickens’ beloved holiday classic for the umpteenth time, three actors decide to perform every Christmas story ever told,  plus Christmas traditions from around the world, seasonal icons from ancient times to topical pop-culture, and every carol ever sung as a madcap romp through the holiday season. Book by John K. Alvarez, Michael Carleton, James FitzGerald. Directed by Sherri Metz. Barnes Hiscock Mansion, 930 James St. Check website for times and cost. http://dujourcny.com.

Rochester. Sweet Creations Gingerbread Display and Silent Auction. See Dec. 1.

Rochester. Moscow Ballet’s “Nutcracker.” Step into a simpler time filled with sweet dreams and Christmas magic. Celebrate the cherished holiday tradition and relive the dream with Tchaikovsky’s timeless score. 7 p.m. $32 to $82+ VIP. 885 E. Main St. www.rbtl.org/events/moscow-ballets-nutcracker-2. 585-222-5000.  mail@rbtl.org.

Seneca Falls. “It’s a Wonderful Life” Festival. Hosted in Seneca Falls, the “Real Bedford Falls” that is said to have inspired director Frank Capra’s fictitious town, It’s a Wonderful Life Festival celebrates the film through a variety of activities and events. Meet actors from the film, experience a live radio play based on the film, screening of It’s a Wonderful Life, tree lighting, caroling, raffles, craft activities, It’s a Wonderful 5k Run, holiday concert and more. Visit website for full schedule. Fees for some activities. http://therealbedfordfalls.com/festival-events.

Syracuse. A Syracuse Christmas Carol. The show’s premiere puts a new twist to the classic Charles Dickens tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, featuring many Syracuse landmarks and historical figures resurrected on stage. Set in 1999 on Christmas Eve, prominent Syracuse businessman, Ebenezer Scrooge, is visited by three ghosts, each one a Syracuse legend. With hummable Christmas tunes and a Broadway-style score and recognizable Syracuse icons from the past and the present. Senior, student and veteran pricing is available when you call the Redhouse box office. ASL interpretation available. 7 p.m.; varying times depending upon performance. $35. Redhouse Arts Center, 400 S. Salina St. www.theredhouse.org. 315-362-2785. info@theredhouse.org.

Syracuse. Disney on Ice Presents “Celebrate Memories.” Favorite Disney characters come to life, including Elsa, Moana, the “Toy Story” friends and Disney princesses. 7 p.m.; varying times depending upon performance. $15 to $85. The Oncenter War Memorial Arena, 800 S. State St.

Syracuse. Festival of Trees. See Dec. 5.

Syracuse. My Fair Lady. ASL interpretation provided at this performance. See Dec. 10.

Utica. The Polar Express Train Ride. See Dec. 1.

Dec. 13

Arcade. North Pole Express Trains. 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. rides only this date. See Dec. 1.

Cortland. A Buddy Holly Jolly Christmas. Starring Todd Meredith and The Rave-Ons, Todd Meredith (from CRT’s Million Dollar Quartet, Ring of Fire, Buddy!) returns to Cortland with his band for the holidays. Cash bar available. 7:30 p.m. $25. Cortland Repertory  Theater, downtown, 24 Port Watson St. www.cortlandrep.org. 800-427-6160. info@cortlandrep.org.

Fulton. Annual Parade of Trees & Open House. See Dec. 2.

Fulton. “A Christmas Carol.” See Dec. 6.

Glens Falls. Adirondack Ballet Theater Presents “The Nutcracker” Ballet. Adirondack Ballet Theater’s 28th annual presentation of Tchaikovsky’s timeless holiday classic. The critically acclaimed dance company will present this typically sold-out holiday favorite with student members ranging form age 4 to 18, guest artists and local actors on stage. 7 p.m. Admission TBA. Charles R. Wood Theater, 207 Glen St. www.woodtheater.org.   

Old Forge. Snodeo. 43rd Annual Snodeo Weekend in Old Forge. Kick off snowmobile season with this family-oriented event hosted by the Central Adirondack Association. Four manufacturers will have  snowmobile models on display. Activities include vintage snowmobile show & swap meet, Kitty-Cat & 120cc races at noon on Saturday and photos with Santa & Mrs. Claus. 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Free admission. Hiltebrant Recreation Center Pavilion, 201 N. St. www.adirondack.net/winter/annual-events/snodeo.

Oswego. Oswego Players, Inc. Presents “Fairytale Courtroom.” See Dec. 6.

Rochester. Sweet Creations Gingerbread Display and Silent Auction. See Dec. 1.

Round Lake. 19th Annual Santa’s Play Land Open House. Santa will be on site, as well as several other costumed characters. Take a ride on one of the Quick Express tractor drawn trains, or enjoy a horse and wagon ride. Children can also enjoy a selection of kiddie rides.  Refreshments of cookies, popcorn and hot chocolate will be served at no charge. For the safety of everyone parking is once again off site.  Please follow the signs and shuttle bus service will bring you to the property. 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Free admission. Quick Response Restoration, 2077 Route 9. www.saratoga.com/event/santas-play-land-137868.

Sackets Harbor. Whooville In the Harbor. Enter the world of Dr. Seuss’ classic “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” at Whooville in the Harbor. West Main St. Time TBA. Free admission. sacketschamber@gmail.com.

Sandy Creek. Holiday Cookie Contest. Bring in your holiday cookies on Friday for judging on Saturday. Adult and child categories. Please provide an ingredient list. Prizes will be awarded. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Free admission. Annie P Ainsworth Memorial Library, 6064 S. Main St. www.ainsworthmemoriallibrary.org.

Seneca Falls. “It’s a Wonderful Life” Festival. See Dec. 12.

Syracuse. Festival of Trees. See Dec. 5.

Syracuse. “My Fair Lady”. See Dec. 10.

Syracuse. A Syracuse Christmas Carol. See Dec. 12.

Syracuse. Holiday Pops. Conductor Sean O’Loughlin, vocalist Lizzie Klemperer and the Syracuse Pops Chorus directed by Lou Lemos perform holiday favorites. 7:30 p.m. Adults $43 to $73; younger than 18 free. Crouse Hinds Concert Theater, 421 Montgomery St. http://experiencesymphoria.org. 315-299-5598.

Syracuse. Christmas Craft & Holiday Market. Features handmade decorative accents and artwork such as handcrafted furniture, framed artwork, lighting, holiday décor, architectural decorative pieces, textiles, candles, signs, metalwork, floral designs, wearable art, home and garden décor, jewelry, adult/children’s clothing and accessories, gourmet food and more. 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Admission TBA.  Horticulture Building, New York State Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd. 248-634-4151 ext. 626. shows@countryfolkart.com.

Syracuse. Disney on Ice Presents “Celebrate Memories.” See Dec. 12.

Utica. The Polar Express Train Ride. See Dec. 1.

Verona. Lee Brice. 8 p.m. $35 to $89. Event Center, Turning Stone Resort Casino, 5218 Patrick Rd. www.turningstone.com. 800-771-7711.

Verona. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy: Wild and Swingin’ Holiday Party. 8 p.m. $25 to $75. Showroom, Turning Stone Resort Casino, 5218 Patrick Rd. www.turningstone.com. 800-771-7711.

Dec. 14

Albany. Albany Symphony: The Magic of Christmas. Hear the Albany Symphony and talent from the Capital Region perform favorite Christmas carols, holiday favorites and more. Plus a visit from Santa Claus.3 p.m. $30 to $55. The Palace Theater, 19 Clinton Ave. https://ticketmaster.com.

Alexandria Bay. River Santa Festival. Santa arrives at the village dock at 11 a.m. by boat with USCG Escort. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Village Dock. 315-482-9531. www.visitalexbay.org.

Arcade. North Pole Express Trains. See Dec. 1.

Brewerton. Colonial Christmas. Colonial dessert table set in 18th century fashion. 13th century St. Nicholas to give out chocolate coins and talk to visitors about his life. Time TBA. $3 donation. Fort Brewerton Historical Society, 9 Route 11. http://fortbrewerton.net.

Buffalo. Trans Siberian Orchestra: Christmas Eve and Other Stories. Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO), the multi-platinum, critically-acclaimed progressive rock group, returns with all-new staging and effects. A portion of the proceeds benefit Kiss Cares Kids Radiothon benefitting the John Oishei Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Western & Central NY Chapter courtesy of TSO. Dates and times subject to change without notice. 3:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. $49.50 to $79.50. KeyBank Center, 1 Seymour Knox III Plaza. www.tickets.com. www.trans-siberian.com. 888-223-6000.

Cape Vincent. Christmas Parade with Lights. The Annual Christmas in Cape Vincent Celebration includes treats served by local businesses.  The Christmas Parade will begin at 5 p.m. Floats will be decorated with holiday lights. After the parade, the children can visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus and hot chocolate and doughnuts will be served. 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. 315-654-2533.

Cortland. A Buddy Holly Jolly Christmas. See Dec. 14

Fineview. Holiday Bonanza. Crafts for kids and adults, live music,  raffle, light refreshments, local craft and food vendors, Driftwood BBQ and baked goods from the Wellesley Island Fire Department. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Minna Anthony Common Nature Center, Wellesley Island State Park. 315-482-2479.

Fulton. Create a Holiday Centerpiece. Use fresh greens and holiday accents to create a holiday centerpiece. 1 p.m. $40. Oliver B. Paine Greenhouses, 125 S. Granby Rd.

Fulton. A Christmas Carol. See Dec. 6.

Glens Falls. Adirondack Ballet Theater Presents The Nutcracker Ballet. See Dec. 13.

Henrietta. Holly Trolley Rides. See Dec. 7.

Old Forge. Snodeo. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. See Dec. 13.

Rochester. Sweet Creations Gingerbread Display and Silent Auction. See Dec. 1.

Rochester. The Coasters, The Drifters, & The Platters. Hear three Rock and Roll Hall of Fame groups on the same stage. The Drifters was the first musical group to sell over two million records and recorded classics such as “Under the Boardwalk,” “Save the Last Dance for Me” and “This Magic Moment.” The Platters’ hit singles include “Only You” and “The Great Pretender.” The group is one of the top 25 selling artists of all time. Cornell Gunter’s Coasters recorded hits like “Yakety Yak,” “Young Blood” and “Charlie Brown.” 7:30 p.m. $25 to $55. 885 East Main St. www.rbtl.org/events/coasters-drifters-platters. 585-222-5000. mail@rbtl.org.

Round Lake. 19th Annual Santa’s Play Land Open House. See Dec. 14.

Sackets Harbor. Whooville In the Harbor. See Dec. 13.

Sandy Creek. Holiday Cookie Contest. See Dec. 13.

Seneca Falls. It’s a Wonderful Life Festival. See Dec. 12.

Syracuse. Festival of Trees. See Dec. 5.

Syracuse. Holiday Pops. 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. See Dec. 14.

Syracuse. A Syracuse Christmas Carol. See Dec. 12.

Syracuse. Christmas Craft & Holiday Market. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. See Dec. 13.

Syracuse. Disney on Ice Presents Celebrate Memories. See Dec. 12.

Oswego. Oswego Players, Inc. Presents Fairytale Courtroom. See Dec. 6.

Oswego. Rice Creek Rambles. See Dec. 7.

Sackets Harbor. Christmas on the Farm at Old McDonald’s Farm. See Dec. 1.

Sandy Creek. A Very Grinchy Christmas. Celebrate Christmas with the Grinch. Listen to the story “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” watch the cartoon, make crafts and eat cookies. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Free admission. Annie P Ainsworth Memorial Library, 6064 S. Main St. www.ainsworthmemoriallibrary.org.

Utica. Martin Sexton. American singer-songwriter Martin Sexton performs in a live show. He has headlined venues from The Fillmore to Carnegie Hall. His songs have appeared in television series such as Scrubs, Parenthood, Masters of Sex and in numerous films. 8 p.m. $17.50 to $35. The Stanley Theater, 261 Genesee St. www.thestanley.org/events/view/1317/the-nutcracker. 315-724-4000. gzumpano@thestanley.org.

Utica. The Polar Express Train Ride. See Dec. 1.

Verona. Pentatonix. 8 p.m. $49 to $99. Event Center, Turning Stone Resort Casino, 5218 Patrick Rd. www.turningstone.com. 800-771-7711.

Watertown. An Evening With Dickens. Hosted by the Jefferson County Historical Society. More details TBA. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Paddock Mansion, 228 Washington St. director@jeffersoncountyhistory.org.

Dec. 15

Arcade. North Pole Express Trains. See Dec. 1.

Buffalo. Trans Siberian Orchestra: Christmas Eve and Other Stories. See Dec. 14.

Fulton. Pet Pictures with Santa. See Dec. 1.

Fulton. “A Christmas Carol.” See Dec. 6.

Glens Falls. Adirondack Ballet Theater Presents The Nutcracker Ballet. See Dec. 13.

Henrietta. Holly Trolley Rides. See Dec. 7.

Old Forge. Snodeo. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. See Dec. 13.

Oswego. Oswego Players, Inc. Presents Fairytale Courtroom. See Dec. 6.

Rochester. Sweet Creations Gingerbread Display and Silent Auction. See Dec. 1.

Sackets Harbor. Whooville In the Harbor. See Dec. 13.

Seneca Falls. It’s a Wonderful Life Festival. See Dec. 12.

Syracuse. Festival of Trees. See Dec. 5.

Syracuse. A Syracuse Christmas Carol. See Dec. 12.

Syracuse. Christmas Craft & Holiday Market. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. See Dec. 13.

Syracuse. Disney on Ice Presents Celebrate Memories. See Dec. 12.

Syracuse. The Drifters, The Platters & Cornell Gunter’s Coasters. Hear three Rock and Roll Hall of Fame groups on the same stage. The Drifters was the first musical group to sell over two million records and recorded classics such as “Under the Boardwalk,” “Save the Last Dance for Me” and “This Magic Moment.” The Platters’ hit singles include “Only You” and “The Great Pretender.” The group is one of the top 25 selling artists of all time. Cornell Gunter’s Coasters recorded hits like “Yakety Yak,” “Young Blood” and “Charlie Brown.” 7 p.m. Tickets start at $25. Landmark Theater, 362 S. Salina St. 315-424-8210. https://landmarktheater.org.

Syracuse. Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis. Grammy Award winner Chip Davis has created a show that features Mannheim Steamroller Christmas classics along with a selection of compositions from Chip’s Fresh Aire series which introduced the distinctive Mannheim sound to all of America. The program celebrates the group’s recent anniversary of 30 years since the first Christmas album and 40 years since the first Fresh Aire album. 6:30 p.m. $35 to $65. The OnCenter, Mulroy Civic Center Theaters 800 S. State St. https://nacentertainment.com/broadway-in-syracuse.

Utica. The Polar Express Train Ride. See Dec. 1.

Dec. 16

Geneva. Keb’ Mo’s Jingle Bell Jamboree. Keb’ Mo’ celebrates his 25th Anniversary year of performing under the moniker with the release of two albums. 8 p.m. $38.50 to $148.50 VIP, (plus service fees). The Smith Center for the Arts, 82 Seneca St. www.thesmith.org. 315-781-5483.

Dec. 17

Homer. Jim Coon’s Christmas Carol. 7 p.m. Tickets TBD. Center for the Arts of Homer, 72 S Main St. Center for the Arts of Homer, 72 S Main St. www.center4art.org.

Syracuse. An Evening with Chevy Chase. Light up your holidays with screening of National Lampoon’s “Christmas Vacation” followed by Chevy Chase live on stage, sharing stories from his career and the making of his comedy movie, “Christmas Vacation,” along with an audience Q&A time. 7:30 p.m. $29 to $50. Landmark Theater, 362 S. Salina St. 315-424-8210. https://landmarktheater.org.

Dec. 18

Homer. Jim Coon’s Christmas Carol. See Dec. 17.

Syracuse. A Syracuse Christmas Carol. See Dec. 12.

Utica. The Polar Express Train Ride. See Dec. 1.

Dec. 19

Homer. Jim Coon’s Christmas Carol. See Dec. 17.

Rochester. Disney’s “The Lion King.” Winner of six Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, “The Lion King” brings together Tony Award®-winning director Julie Taymor, Tony Award®-winning choreographer Garth Fagan and some of Broadway’s most recognizable music by Tony Award®-winning artists Elton John and Tim Rice. Recommended for ages 6 and older. Varying times depending upon date. See website for entire schedule. $38 to $150. 885 East Main St. www.rbtl.org/events/disneys-the-lion-king. 585-222-5000. mail@rbtl.org.

Syracuse. A Syracuse “Christmas Carol”. See Dec. 12.

Utica. The Polar Express Train Ride. See Dec. 1.

Dec. 20

Arcade. North Pole Express Trains. See Dec. 1.

Rochester. Disney’s “The Lion King”. See Dec. 19.

Syracuse. A Syracuse Christmas Carol. See Dec. 12.

Utica. The Polar Express Train Ride. See Dec. 1.

Waterloo. Frankie Scinta: The Showman Holiday Celebration. Frankie Scinta has been headlining his own show in Las Vegas for more than 18 years, playing many string and percussion instruments, along with drummer and comedian Peter O’Donnell and his ensemble of vocalists. Must be 21 years of age or older to attend. 8 p.m. $12 to $55. The Vine at Del Lago Resort, 1133 Route 414. www.dellagoresort.com. 315-946-1695.

Dec. 21

Arcade. North Pole Express Trains. See Dec. 1.

Homer. Nutcracker Noir: Have Yourself a Merry Little Murder. It has been many years since Clara visited the Sugar Plum Fairy in the magical realm of the Land of the Sweets. Come see how the sweets have changed in macabre ways since then. In this 18-plus variety show turned murder mystery, audience members will help solve the crime. 7 p.m. $20. Center for the Arts of Homer, 72 S Main St. www.center4art.org.

Oswego. Story Hour at Rice Creek. Share tales of nature, animals’ wild ways, and how we relate to our world around us. Targeting early readers, ages 7 to 10 (but not limited to). Bring a child to hear a story, then take a walk on a trail. 11 a.m. Free admission. Rice Creek Field Station, 193 Thompson Rd. www.oswego.edu/rice-creek.

Rochester. Disney’s “The Lion King.” See Dec. 19.

Syracuse. A Syracuse Christmas Carol. See Dec. 12.

Utica. The Polar Express Train Ride. See Dec. 1.

Verona. Michael Carbonaro. Illusionist and star of The Carbonaro Effect performs live. 8 p.m. $49 to $125. Room & Show Packages starting at $382. Showroom, Turning Stone Resort Casino, 5218 Patrick Rd. www.turningstone.com. 800-771-7711.

Dec. 22

Arcade. North Pole Express Trains. See Dec. 1.

Homer. Delaney Brothers Bluegrass Christmas. Timeless classics, old favorites, and holiday songs. 2 p.m. $5 to $12. Center for the Arts of Homer, 72 S Main St. www.center4art.org.

Rochester. Disney’s The Lion King. See Dec. 19.

Syracuse. A Syracuse Christmas Carol. See Dec. 12.

Utica. The Polar Express Train Ride. See Dec. 1.

Dec. 23

Rochester. Disney’s “The Lion King.” See Dec. 19.

Utica. The Polar Express Train Ride. See Dec. 1.

Dec. 26

Rochester. Disney’s The Lion King. See Dec. 19.

Dec. 27

Rochester. Disney’s “The Lion King.” See Dec. 19.

Syracuse. The Great Salt City Blues Concert 3. Twenty-one of Syracuse’s best musicians will honor five legendary Blues performers. Doors open at 6 p.m. and show starts at 7:30 p.m. $25 to $35, plus a service fee. Palace Theater, 2384 James St. www.facebook.com/saltcitybluesconcert. 315-638-4286. gspencer57@verizon.net.

Verona. Earth, Wind & Fire. 8 p.m. $45 to $175. Room and show packages starting at $278. Event Center, Turning Stone Resort Casino, 5218 Patrick Rd. www.turningstone.com. 800-771-7711.

Dec. 28

Rochester. Disney’s “The Lion King.” See Dec. 19.

Waterloo. Ruby Shooz. Performing for more than 20 years, this group of musicians brings back the classic rock from the 50’s, 60’s, and some newer tunes. Must be 21 years of age or older to attend. 8 p.m. Free Admission. The Vine at Del Lago Resort, 1133 Route 414. www.dellagoresort.com. 315-946-1695.

Long Lake. Feeling Long Lakey Polar Plunge. The Town of Long Lake and the Long Lake Fire Department join forces for a fundraiser to benefit St Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Plungers are required to raise a minimum of $25 to participate. Medical checks provided by the Long Lake Rescue Squad. Compete individually or as part of a team. Prizes awarded for Best Team Theme, Best Individual Plunge, Best in Show, Most Funds Raised by a Team and Most Funds Raised by an Individual. Participants must 16 and over to participate. Plungers under 18 must have parental permission. Registration will be at the Adirondack Hotel starting at 10:30 a.m. 1 p.m. Long Lake Town Beach More. www.mylonglake.com. 518-624-3077.

Dec. 29

Rochester. Disney’s “The Lion King.” See Dec. 19.

Rochester. Kwanzaa Celebration. Each of Kwanzaa’s seven days is dedicated to one principle, named in Swahili. Translated, they are unity; self-determination; collective work and responsibility; cooperative economics; purpose; creativity; and faith. These events for all ages feature hands-on art activities, music and dance demonstrations, storytelling, and a variety of cultural displays. The celebration is in partnership with the Rochester Kwanzaa Coalition. 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Suggested $5 donation per group. Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Avenue. http://mag.rochester.edu. 585-276-8900. maginfo@mag.rochester.edu.

Verona. Bret Michaels. Michaels brings his distinct country sound to Upstate New York. 8 p.m. $45 to $99. The Showroom, Turning Stone Resort Casino, 5218 Patrick Rd. www.turningstone.com. 800-771-7711.

Dec. 30

Rochester. Disney’s “The Lion King.” See Dec. 19.

Syracuse. “The Hip Hop Nutcracker.” A unique and joyful holiday mash-up for the whole family, The Hip Hop Nutcracker is a contemporary dance spectacle set to Tchaikovsky’s timeless music. Directed and choreographed by Jennifer Weber. 7:30 p.m. $37 to $67. The OnCenter, Mulroy Civic Center Theaters 800 S. State St. http://hiphopnutcracker.com.

Dec. 31

Cortland. Cortland Repertory Theater’s 3rd Annual New Year’s Eve Dance, “Dancing Thru the Decades” New Year’s Eve Dance. Dance in the New Year at and then have a front row seat to the Downtown Cortland First Light  celebration, which includes a countdown ball drop and fireworks. Each brings a new decade of the best dance tunes. 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. 60s and 70s music; 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. 70s and 80s music; 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. 80s and 90s music; 11 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. greatest hits of all time. Advanced tickets $10; at the door $15. Cortland Repertory Theater downtown, 24 Port Watson St. www.cortlandrep.org. 800-427-6160. info@cortlandrep.org.

Rochester. Disney’s “The Lion King.” See Dec. 19.

Saranac Lake. First Night. First Night Saranac Lake 2020. See Dec. 31. A family-friendly celebration of the arts welcomes in 2020. First Night Saranac Lake offers a wide variety of entertainment, such as live music, puppet shows, comedy acts, fireworks display and more. 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. Adults $15 in advance and $20 day of the event; teens $10 (ages 13-18); children 12 and younger free admission. Various locations.

JANUARY

Daily All Month

2020 New York State Ice Pro-Am Winter Classic Tournament. Tournament includes all New York State waterways, including ice, open water, tributaries, rivers and more. Features seven categories: pike, walleye, pickerel, trout (brown, lake, rainbow/steelhead), crappie, perch, and pan-fish (sunfish, bluegill). $25 per angler.

Sundays, Saturdays

Fabius. Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides. See “December: Saturdays And Sundays” listing.

Jan. 1

Albany. 23rd Annual Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights in the Park. See “December: All Month” listing.

Corning. Glass Wonderland at the Corning Museum of Glass. See “December: All Month” listing.

Lake George. Polar Plunge. About 1,000 participants are expected. Registration 10:30 a.m. at Duffy’s Tavern on Amherst St in Lake George Village. Or pre-register from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 31st at Duffy’s Tavern. Funds raised will be donated to the local fire departments involved in securing the event, as well as the Springfield Shriners Hospitals For Children. A long sleeved Polar Plunge shirt will be for sale for $10 each. The first 400 participants will plunge into the icy waters of Lake George starting at 1:15 p.m. The other waves of plungers will follow. After the plunge, party at Duffy’s Tavern featuring live music with the band Dirt Cheap. Pack a towel and water shoes, wear your swimsuit under your clothes, bring easy-to-get-into warm clothes for after the Plunge. For your own safety, never dive into the water. Bring a plastic bag for wet clothes and somewhere to store your dry clothes. Bring along a disposable, waterproof camera. $10 to participate. Shepard Park Beach. www.lakegeorge.com/polar-plunge. 518-668-5323.

Oswego. Fort Ontario First Day Hike. A history-themed walking tour of the Fort Ontario National Register District. Dress for very cold weather. 10 a.m. Free admission. Fort Ontario State Historic Site, 1 E. Fourth St. www.fortontario.com.

Saranac Lake. First Night. First Night Saranac Lake. See Dec. 31.

Syracuse. Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast.” See December “various dates all month” listing.

Syracuse. 33rd Annual Gingerbread Gallery at the Erie Canal Museum. See “December: All Month” listing.

Raquette Lake. Mike Norris Fishing Derby. Fish for lake trout, brook trout, perch, and salmon. Registration at the Raquette Lake Fire Hall. Cash prizes and plaques for winners. Hot chocolate and snacks provided throughout the day. Sponsored by the Raquette Lake Fish and Game Club. 6 a.m. Raquette Lake.

Jan. 2

Albany. 23rd Annual Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights in the Park.

Rochester. Disney’s “The Lion King.” See Dec. 19.

Syracuse. Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast.” See December “various dates all month” listing.

Syracuse. 33rd Annual Gingerbread Gallery at the Erie Canal Museum. see december “all month” listing.

Jan. 3

Rochester. Disney’s The Lion King. See Dec. 19.

Syracuse. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. See December “Various Dates All Month” Listing.

Syracuse. Syracuse Crunch Hockey. See Dec. 4.

Jan. 4

Oswego. Rice Creek Rambles. See Dec. 7.

Rochester. Disney’s “The Lion King.” See Dec. 19.

Syracuse. Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast.” See December “Various Dates All Month” Listing.

Syracuse. 33rd Annual Gingerbread Gallery at the Erie Canal Museum. See December “All Month” listing.

Jan. 5

Rochester. Disney’s “The Lion King.” See Dec. 19.

Syracuse. Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast.” See December “Various Dates All Month” Listing.

Syracuse. 33rd Annual Gingerbread Gallery at the Erie Canal Museum. See December “All Month” listing.

Jan. 6

Syracuse. 33rd Annual Gingerbread Gallery at the Erie Canal Museum. See December “All Month” listing.

Jan. 10

Syracuse. Syracuse Crunch Hockey. See Dec. 4.

Syracuse. Champions of Magic. The five world-class illusionists performing have appeared on The CW’s “Penn & Teller: Fool Us,” NBC’s “Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon,” “The Today Show” and “Access Hollywood Live.” Champions Of Magic has been seen by tens of thousands around the world. Recommended for ages 5and older. Children under 3 not permitted. 7:30 p.m. $25 to $85. The OnCenter, Mulroy Civic Center Theaters 800 S. State St. https://championsofmagic.co.uk.

Jan. 11

Oswego. Rice Creek Rambles. See Dec. 7.

Oswego. Oswego Music Hall presents Gangstagrass. Bluegrass and hip-hop may sound like an odd combination, but don’t tell that to Producer Rench, who birthed the fusion in 2006, with Gangstagrass. 7:30 p.m. $17-$20 Oswego Music Hall, McCrobie Bldg., 41 Lake St. www.oswegomusichall.org.

Syracuse. Syracuse Crunch Hockey. See Dec. 4.

Jan. 12

Mannsville. 2020 Winona Forest Try-It 12.5K Classical. The race is designed for all ages, abilities and speed levels. Enjoy the forest and explore the trails with family and friends. 9 a.m. $20. Family discount is available on the website. CCC Camp, Winona Forest. www.winonaforest.com.

Jan. 14

Rochester. “Dancing with the Stars” Live Tour 2020. America’s favorite dance show goes back on tour. The all-new production will feature fan-favorite professional dancers wowing audiences with every type of dance style as seen on ABC’s hit show “Dancing with the Stars.” The tour includes Brandon Armstrong, Lindsay Arnold, Alan Bersten, Witney Carson, Val Chmerkovskiy, Sasha Farber, Jenna Johnson, Gleb Savchenko, and Emma Slater. VIP Packages are available through VIPNation.com, giving fans the chance to purchase premium tickets, meet-and-greet opportunities with the cast, exclusive merchandise and photo opportunities. 8 p.m. $49.50 to $125. 885 E. Main St. www.rbtl.org/events/dwts. 585-222-5000. mail@rbtl.org.

Jan. 17

Syracuse. Syracuse Crunch Hockey. See Dec. 4.

Jan. 18

Oswego. Story Hour at Rice Creek. See Dec. 21.

Redfield. Poker Run with Chicken Barbecue and Sled Raffle. Chicken Barbecue from noon until sold out. Polaris sled raffle drawing and door prizes. Poker Run card stamped at sponsors, with poker hands drawn at Cheese Factory and winners announced at 6 pm. noon. Admission TBA. Redfield Snowmobile Association, Inc., 363 Co. Rte. 39. redfieldsnow.snowclubs.com

West Monroe. 25th Annual Don Rowe Antique Snowmobile Show. Seven different judging classes. Trophies and places awarded by Square Valley Trail Blazers. Dash plaques given to the first 50 registrants. 8 a.m. $5 persled; $10 for two or more sleds; $10 vendors. Two Guys from Italy Restaurant, NYS Rte. 49, www.squarevalley.net/home.html. Ken Robarge 315-751-1842 or Linda Middleton 315-668-2127.

Jan. 19

Syracuse. “Our Favorite Things.” Lawrence Loh, music director of Symphoria, leads this performance of works of Weber, Vaughan Williams, Handel, Rossini, Barber and Beethoven. The performance features soprano Meredith Lustig. 3 p.m. Adults $33 to $43; seniors $38; students with ID $5; younger than 18 free. St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral, 220 East Fayette St. http://experiencesymphoria.org. 315-299-5598.

Jan. 20

Oswego. Mini Golf at Oswego Library. Play a round of golf inside the library. An 18-hole course will challenge young and old alike. Sponsored by the Friends of the Oswego Public Library. 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Price TBD. Oswego Public Library, 120 E. Second St. www.oswegopubliclibrary.org.

Sodus Point. Winter Fest. Family fun day of outdoor ice skating, horse drawn wagon rides, sledding or tubing, wagon rides, kid game zone, wine tasting, beer tasting, delicious warm comfort food, and more. Local vendors and crafts for sale. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission. Willow Park. www.sodusrotary.org/winter-fest-2020.

Syracuse. Syracuse Crunch Hockey. 1 p.m. See Dec. 4.

Jan. 21

Rochester. “Anastasia.” Inspired by the beloved films, the new musical “Anastasia” is from the Tony Award®-winning creators of the Broadway classic “Ragtime.” The title character is a young woman setting out to discover the mystery of her past. The book is by Terrence McNally, music by Stephen Flaherty and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens with direction by Tony Award® winner Darko Tresnjak. Times vary depending upon dates. See the website for a complete list. $280 to $625. 885 E. Main St. www.rbtl.org/events/anastasia. 585-222-5000. mail@rbtl.org.

Jan. 22

Rochester. “Anastasia.” See Jan. 21.

Jan. 23

Buffalo. Disney on Ice Presents “Celebrate Memories.” Favorite Disney characters come to life, including Elsa, Moana, the “Toy Story” friends and Disney princesses. 7 p.m.; varying times depending upon performance. $15 to $72. KeyBank Center, 1 Seymour Knox III Plaza. www.tickets.com. 888-223-6000.

Rochester. “Anastasia.” See Jan. 21.

Jan. 24

Buffalo. Disney on Ice Presents “Celebrate Memories.” See Jan. 23.

Lake George. Funky Ice Fest. Exploring the new Frozen Forest, complete with critters, howling at the full moon during, the opening weekend. A variety of New York State spirits and wines, specialty brews and food trucks available. Warm up by one of the bonfires or in the Funky Lounge. Funky Ice Fest is family-friendly and fun for all ages with games for the kids who tag along. Well-trained and leashed dogs are allowed on the patio. A DJ is  available, so bring your vinyl. Adirondack Pub & Brewery, 33 Canada St. http://www.adkbrewery.com. 518-260-2025.

Pulaski. Salmon River Winter Festival. Family fun throughout the village includes an opening reception, snowshoe walk/run, skating, sled dogs, children’s activities, vendors, refreshments and more. In addition to the Wing Walk Sunday and Chili Walk Saturday will be the Mac ‘n Cheese Walk on Friday night. Time TBD. Free admission. Ballots for the Walks $5. Village of Pulaski.  www.facebook.com/OswegoCountywintercarnival.

Rochester. “Anastasia.” See Jan. 21.

Syracuse. Syracuse Crunch Hockey. See Dec. 4.

Jan. 25

Buffalo. Disney on Ice Presents” Celebrate Memories.” See Jan. 23.

Lake George. Funky Ice Fest. See Jan. 24.

Oswego. Rice Creek Rambles. See Dec. 7.

Oswego. Oswego Music Hall presents Matt Nakoa. Matt Nakoa grew up on a small goat farm in Smyrna, New York and began composing music as a teenager. Following a formative stint as a classical pianist, Matt won a scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music. 7:30 p.m. $13 to $16. Oswego Music Hall, McCrobie Bldg., 41 Lake St. www.oswegomusichall.org.

Pulaski. Salmon River Winter Festival. See Jan. 24.

Rochester. “Anastasia.” See Jan. 21.

Syracuse. Higdon & Mozart. Lawrence Loh, music director of Symphoria, leads this performance of works of Beethoven, Higdon, Mozart and Delius. The performance features Jillian Honn on the oboe. Music Lawrence Loh presents a pre-concert talk on stage one hour prior to the performance. Free with ticket purchase. 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $20. Crouse Hinds Concert Theater, 421 Montgomery. St. http://experiencesymphoria.org. 315-299-5598.

Syracuse. Syracuse Crunch Hockey. See Dec. 4.

Long Lake. Winter Birding Weekend. Join Local birding expert and guide Joan Collins from Adirondack Avian Expeditions for a two-days of birding tours and an afternoon presentation. Spot boreal finches, Red Crossbills and Pine Siskins. An optional tour takes place on Saturday morning at 7 a.m. with main birding car safari Sunday at 7 a.m. Joan Collins offers a presentation on Saturday, at 4 p.m. at the Long Lake Town Hall followed by reception and a dinner at the Adirondack Hotel. Pre-registration required. 7 a.m. Free, except for dinner. Adirondack Hotel, 1245 Main St, Route 30N. 518-624-3077.

Jan. 26

Buffalo. Disney on Ice Presents “Celebrate Memories.” See Jan. 23.

Lake Placid. 2020 Empire State Winter Games. In its 40th year, the Games will bring together athletes from across New York State and beyond to compete in more than 30 winter sports events. The 2019 Games included more than 2,100 athletes of all ages, including master divisions, and the 2020 Games are expected to exceed that number. There is no charge by Empire State Winter Games to watch any sport. Some venues charge an entry fee for the venue: the Olympic Sports Complex for sliding sports (not the cross-country ski center), and the Olympic Jumping Complex. At Whiteface Mountain, in order to view most events visitors need to be on the mountain on skis or snowboard, which will require  purchase of a lift ticket. Some of the Winter Bike finish will be visible at the area near the base lodge from the Cloudspin Lounge and outside deck, at no charge. Purchase an ESWG Olympic Sites Passport and enjoy free entry to Whiteface Mountain, the Olympic Sports Complex, and the Olympic Jumping Complex, plus additional perks. Events take place in Lake Placid, Wilmington, Saranac Lake, Tupper Lake, Malone, and Paul Smiths. www.empirestatewintergames.com. 518-523-2445. info@empirestatewintergames.com.

Mannsville. 10th Annual Winona Forest Stonewall 5K Walk/Run and Empire State Snowshoe Championship Race. The 5k citizen’s distance accommodates all ability levels and is family friendly. Choose to race, run, or walk with friends. The 10k course is designed for those with snowshoe running experience and is one you will never forget. Registration TBD. CCC Camp, Winona Forest. www.winonaforest.com.

Pulaski. Salmon River Winter Festival. See Jan. 24.

Rochester. “Anastasia.” See Jan. 21.

Syracuse. Syracuse Man Show and Brew Fest. More than 40 craft brews on hand for sampling and activities like corn hole, billiards, darts, big screen TVs broadcasting all the big games, magicians, video games, manly food and hourly giveaways. Must be age 21 or older. 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. $50. F Shed, Syracuse Regional Market. www.syracusemanshow.com 800-753-3978. rob@rightcoastcars.com.

Jan. 31

Lake George. Funky Ice Fest. See Jan. 24.

Lake Placid. 2020 Empire State Winter Games. See Jan. 30.

Saranac Lake. 2020 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival: Myths and Legends. The event features the Ice Palace, complete with thrones and a “king” and “queen” two local residents honored for their contribution to the community. Numerous activities available, including Ladies’ frying pan toss, ultimate frisbee, parade, races, film screening, curling, skating, skiing, competitions, Arctic golf, scavenger hunt, book sale, and more. For a complete schedule of venues, times and events, visit www.saranaclakewintercarnival.com.

FEBRUARY

Weekends All Month

Lake George. Lake George Winter Carnival. Weekends in February are Winter Carnival time in Lake George. Lake George Village offers a month-long celebration of winter during this annual family-friendly event. Activities include outhouse races, chili cook-off, parade, S’mores at the Beach, hot chocolate bar, fireworks, youth hockey, keg toss, human foosball, snowman building contest, snow diving and more. Check the website for a complete schedule. www.lakegeorge.com/winter/carnival.

Fabius. Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides. See December “Saturdays, Sundays” listing.

Feb. 1

East Meredith. Ice Harvest Festival. Enjoy a day of hands-on history and winter fun. Ice harvests were once an essential part of winter in rural communities. Hanford Mills Museum celebrates this rural tradition with the Ice Harvest Festival. Using historic tools and techniques, visitors can cut and maneuver blocks of ice from the Mill Pond, and then transport the blocks to the ice house by sled. The Ice Harvest Festival also features ice sculpting and ice fishing, a hot soup buffet, horse-drawn sleigh rides, blacksmith demonstrations, bonfires, and exhibits by local farmers and businesses. Proceeds from the soup buffet and cookie sale benefit the Museum’s educational programs. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Adults and teens $9; senior citizens 65 and older, AAA members and teachers $7; National Trust for Historic Preservation members $7; active duty military, veterans, and first responders $4.50; Museum members, EBT cardholders and children 12 and younger free admission. Hanford Mills Museum, 51 County Highway 12. www.hanfordmills.org. 607-278-5744. bethr@hanfordmills.org.

Lake George. Funky Ice Fest. See Jan. 24.

Lake Placid. 2020 Empire State Winter Games. See Jan. 30.

Oswego. Rice Creek Rambles. See Dec. 7.

Saranac Lake. 2020 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival: Myths and Legends. See Jan. 31.

Syracuse. Shaken Not Stirred. Sean O’Loughlin conducts music from James Bond movies From Russia with Love, Skyfall, Goldfinger, and Thunderball and more, featuring tenor David Curry. Other notoroius spy-themes are featured on this performance, including Mission Impossible and the Pink Panther. 7:30 p.m. $43 to $73. Crouse Hinds Concert Theater, 421 Montgomery. St. http://experiencesymphoria.org. 315-299-5598.

Syracuse. Syracuse Crunch Hockey. See Dec. 4.

Feb.2

Lake Placid. 2020 Empire State Winter Games. See Jan. 30.

Pulaski. 6th Annual Selkirk Shores 5K Snowshoe Run/Walk. Enjoy a woodland racecourse with portions of the trail groomed. All ages are welcome. 11 a.m. Fee TBD. Selkirk Shores State Park, 7101 NY Route 3. 315-298-5737.

Saranac Lake. 2020 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival: Myths and Legends. See Jan. 31.

Feb. 3

Saranac Lake. 2020 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival: Myths and Legends. See Jan. 31.

Feb. 4

Saranac Lake. 2020 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival: Myths and Legends. See Jan. 31.

Feb.5

Rochester. “Swan Lake.” Fifty-five dancers of the National Ballet Theater of Odessa, Ukraine presents the classic ballet in four acts with one intermission. Set to the music of Pyotr Tchaikovsky and based on German legend, Swan Lake  follows a heroic young prince as he works to free the beautiful swan maiden from an evil spell. Choreography after Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov. 7:30 p.m. $38 to $68. 885 East Main St. www.rbtl.org/events/swan-lake. 585-222-5000. mail@rbtl.org.

Saranac Lake. 2020 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival: Myths and Legends. See Jan. 31.

Feb. 6

Clayton. 2020 Fire & Ice Weekend. Bundle up and step into the winter wonderland of over 20,000 pounds of ice meticulously carved into ice sculptures, martini luges, and even ice bars. After enjoying the chilling experience on the patio, head inside to warm up with light hors d’oeuvres, chili and chowder. Live music and, to end the evening, a fireworks show. 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel, 200 Riverside Drive. www.1000IslandsHarborHotel.com 315-686-1100.

Saranac Lake. 2020 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival: Myths and Legends. See Jan. 31.

Feb.7

Clayton. 2020 Fire & Ice Weekend. See Feb. 6.

Oswego. Ke-Nekt’ Series presents Hugo Vera, Tenor. Vocalist Hugo Vera performs live. 5:30 p.m. Sheldon Hall Ballroom, Washington Blvd., SUNY Oswego. www.oswego.edu/artswego/artswego-0.

Oswego. Friends of Oswego Public Library Wine and Chocolate Event. Sample wines, enjoy hors d’oeuvres, win prizes, all to benefit the Oswego Public Library. 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Admission TBD. American Foundry, 246 W. Seneca St. www.oswegopubliclibrary.org.

Saranac Lake. 2020 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival: Myths and Legends. See Jan. 31.

Syracuse. Syracuse Opera Presents: “Candide.” An adaptation of Voltaire’s satirical novella, “Candide” melds European operetta, musicals, Latin American dance rhythms, and everything in between into its own eclectic style. Young Candide’s tutor believes everything happens for the best. Through war, plague, earthquake, shipwreck, and the Spanish Inquisition, Candide tries to hold onto this optimism. Will he become disillusioned or will he find the best of all possible worlds? 8 p.m. $25 to $135. The OnCenter Crouse Hinds Theater, 800 S. State St. www.syracuseopera.org.

Syracuse. Winter Fair. More than 25,000 people attended the Winter Fair in 2019. The event includes vendors, crafters, mini-midway, games, carnival food, ice sculptures and on Friday and Saturday evenings, a fireworks display at 9:30. Entertainment includes cultural dancers from the Six Nations tribes, Hilby the Skinny German Juggle Boy, Irish dancers, a karate demonstration and live music. Winter Fair 2020 is not affiliated with the Great New York State Fair. Adults $7; teens/pre- teens and seniors $5; children 10 and younger free. 581 State Fair Blvd. http://www.nyswinterfair.com. (315) 487-7711 ext. 1222. gary.kerr@agriculture.ny.gov.

Feb. 8

Clayton. 2020 Fire & Ice Weekend. See Feb. 6.

Fulton. The Great Eastern Whiteout. Vintage and antique snowmobile show and swap meet on Saturday. Vintage ride Sunday at 8 a.m. All proceeds go to local charities and two scholarships. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Adults $10; kids are free. Fulton War Memorial, 609 W. Broadway. www.facebook.com/GreatEasternWhiteout.

Mannsville. Winona Forest Tourathon. The 2020 Tourathon attracts  Nordic skiers from across the USA and beyond. The lake effect snow machine and professional grooming equipment provides participants great skiing conditions. 8 a.m. CCC Camp, Winona Forest. www.skireg.com/winona-forest-tourathon.

Oswego. Rice Creek Rambles. See Dec. 7.

Oswego. Oswego Music Hall presents The Faux Paws. Andrew & Noah VanNorstrand on guitar, fiddle, feet, vocals and Chris Miller on saxophone, banjo, vocals. Their music is a mix of fiddle tunes, bluegrass, country, explosive jams and harmonies. 7:30 p.m. $15 to $18. Oswego Music Hall, McCrobie Bldg., 41 Lake St. www.oswegomusichall.org.

Pulaski. Candlelight Snowshoe Walk. Enjoy a self-guided snowshoe walk around a candlelit half-mile groomed trail. Relax by the fire with refreshments, while the kids make crafts in the shelter. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free admission. Selkirk Shores State Park, 7101 NYS-3. 315-298-5737.

Saranac Lake. 2020 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival: Myths and Legends. See Jan. 31.

Long Lake. Long Lake Ice Fishing Derby. The Long Lake Fish and Game Club host their annual ice fishing derby. Fish the waters of Long Lake or Lake Eaton. Live weigh-in at the Long Lake Snack Shack at the Long Lake Town Beach. Cash prizes for trout and landlocked salmon on Lake Eaton. Winner of the derby must be present to win. Registration at the Geiger Arena 6 a.m. Tip ups and lines in 7 a.m. $25 fee per person. 7 a.m. www.longlakefishgame.com.

Syracuse. Winter Fair. See Feb. 7.

Feb. 9

Syracuse. Syracuse Opera Presents: “Candide.” 2 p.m. See Feb. 7.

Saranac Lake. 2020 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival: Myths and Legends. See Jan. 31.

Fulton. The Great Eastern Whiteout.  See Feb. 8

Feb. 12

Oswego. Cie Hervé KOUBI: “What the Day Owes to the Night.” This company of 13 men from Algeria and Burkina Faso deliver a performance packed with back-flips, head spins and emotional intensity. 7:30 p.m. General public $20; SUNY Oswego faculty/staff/alumni $15; students of all ages $5. Waterman Theater, Tyler Hall, SUNY Oswego. www.oswego.edu/artswego/artswego-0.

Feb. 13

Syracuse. “Romeo & Juliet.” Set in Verona where the rival houses of Capulet and Montague have had a long-standing feud, “Romeo & Juliet” is Shakespeare’s famous tragedy of star-crossed lovers, filled with all the passion of young love. ASL interpretation available. 7 p.m.; varying times depending upon performance. $35. Redhouse Arts Center, 400 S. Salina St. www.theredhouse.org. 315-362-2785. info@theredhouse.org.

Syracuse. Syracuse Winterfest. The 35th annual Syracuse Winterfest offers activities in and around the City of Syracuse for all ages, vendors, live entertainment and food. Last year, 100,000 attended, making it the second-largest event in Central New York. Some activities are free. View the complete schedule and venues at www.syracusewinterfest.com.

Feb. 14

Saratoga Springs. The 2020 Flurry Festival. The Flurry is weekend perfect for dancers and music lovers of all ages, featuring dances, workshops, singing, concerts, jamming performances, family events, storytelling, vendors, and more. 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Admission varies each day. Cash, check, or money order only. An ATM is available in the hotel lobby at the Saratoga Hilton. Tickets are sold as Day, Night, All Day, or Full-Festival only; there are no tickets for single dance/workshop events. Full festival admission: Adults $110 at the door or $95 in advance; teens $65 at the door or $50 in advance; children $8 at the door or in advance; student, senior, military or Dance Flurry Organization member $100 at the door or $85 in advance. Saratoga Springs City Center, 522 Broadway. https://www.danceflurry.org.

Syracuse. “Romeo & Juliet.” See Feb. 13.

Syracuse. Syracuse Crunch Hockey. See Dec. 4.

Syracuse. Syracuse Winterfest. See Feb. 13.

Feb. 15

Oswego. Story Hour at Rice Creek. See Dec. 21.

Oswego. Rice Creek Rambles. See Dec. 7.

Saratoga Springs. The 2020 Flurry Festival. See Feb. 15.

Statewide. NYS Free Fishing Weekend. New York State Fishing Licenses are not required to fish this weekend.

Syracuse. “Ellis Island: The Dream of America.” Presented in partnership with Syracuse Stage, this performance includes works of Stravinksy, Elgar and Boyer, led by Music Director Lawrence Loh and features cellist Julian Schwarz. Loh presents a pre-concert talk on stage one hour prior to this performance. Free with ticket purchase. 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $20. Crouse Hinds Concert Theater, 421 Montgomery St. http://experiencesymphoria.org. 315-299-5598.

Syracuse. “Romeo & Juliet.” See Feb. 13. Syracuse.

Syracuse. Syracuse Crunch Hockey. See Dec. 4.

Syracuse. Syracuse Winterfest. See Feb. 13.

Raquette Lake. Raquette Lake Winter Carnival. Events include snowshoe relay, snow dodge ball, tug-o-war, ladies’ frying pan toss, ice golf, magic show, chainsaw competition, and an all-day bonfire. 10 a.m. Free. 518-624-3077.

Feb. 16

Saratoga Springs. The 2020 Flurry Festival. See Feb. 15.

Statewide. NYS Free Fishing Weekend. See Feb. 15.

Syracuse. “Romeo & Juliet.” See Feb. 13.

Syracuse. Syracuse Winterfest. See Feb. 13.

Mt. Sabattis. Winter Wonderland Week. Activities include sledding and skating races, bonfire skating party, crafts, workshops and movie night. www.mylonglake.com.

Raquette Lake. Raquette Lake Winter Carnival. See Feb. 15.

Feb. 17

Syracuse. Syracuse Winterfest. See Feb. 13.

Mt. Sabattis. Winter Wonderland Week. See Feb. 16.

Feb. 18

Long Lake. 19th Annual Winter Carnival. The Ice Farm will be on site producing unique ice carvings all throughout the event at Mt. Sabattis. Events include a snowmobile parade followed by the crowning of the king and queen and a town wide photograph, the infamous cardboard box derby race, snowball golf, and the ladies frying pan toss competition. 2020 Will see the return of the wackiest hat contest parade, and men’s feats of strength. The night rounds out with a firework display. The long lake little bus starts running at noon until last call. All welcome to park and ride free all day long. Cell number is 518-354-3106 to reserve the Long Lake Little Bus. Mt. Sabattis Geiger Arena. 6 Pavilion Way. https://mylonglake.com/winter-calendar.

Rochester. “Jesus Christ Superstar.” In celebration of its 50th anniversary, the show is directed by Timothy Sheader and award-winning choreographer Drew McOnie. This production won the 2017 Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival. With music and lyrics by Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony winners Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, “Jesus Christ Superstar” draws from events during the final weeks in the life of Jesus Christ as seen through the eyes of Judas. Recommended for ages 10 and older. Times vary by showing. See website for complete listing. 885 E.Main St. www.rbtl.org/events/swan-lake. 585-222-5000. mail@rbtl.org.

Syracuse. Broadway in Syracuse Presents “A Bronx Tale.” Three years ago, Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri teamed up with Academy Award® winner Robert De Niro, Tony® Award winner Jerry Zaks and Tony® Award nominee Sergio Trujillo to create this streetwise musical based on Palminteri’s true life story of the Bronx in the 1960s. Includes dance numbers and original doo-wop tunes from Academy Award® and Tony® Award-winner Alan Menken and Tony Award-nominee Glenn Slater. 7:30 p.m. Admission TBA. The OnCenter, Mulroy Civic Center Theaters, 800 S.State St. https://nacentertainment.com/broadway-in-syracuse.

Syracuse. Syracuse Winterfest. See Feb. 13.

Mt. Sabattis. Winter Wonderland Week. See Feb. 16.

Feb. 19

Rochester. “Jesus Christ Superstar.” See Feb. 18.

Syracuse. Broadway in Syracuse Presents “A Bronx Tale.” See Feb. 18.

Syracuse. Syracuse Winterfest. See Feb. 13.

Mt. Sabattis. Winter Wonderland Week. See Feb. 16.

Feb. 20

Rochester. “Jesus Christ Superstar.” See Feb. 18.

Syracuse. “Romeo & Juliet.” See Feb. 13.

Syracuse. Syracuse Winterfest. See Feb. 13.

Mt. Sabattis. Winter Wonderland Week. See Feb. 16.

Feb. 21

Rochester. “Jesus Christ Superstar.” See Feb. 18.

Syracuse. “Prohibition.” Symphoria commemorates the 100th anniversary of prohibition with this performance featuring music from the period in a speak-easy-like atmosphere. Conducted by Lawrence Loh, music director of Symphoria. 7 p.m. Adults $33; seniors $28; students with ID $5; under 18 free. Location to be announced. http://experiencesymphoria.org. 315-299-5598.

Syracuse. “Romeo & Juliet.” See Feb. 13.

Syracuse. Syracuse Crunch Hockey. See Dec. 4.

Syracuse. Syracuse Winterfest. See Feb. 13.

Long Lake. Long Lake Hors D’oeuvres Tour. Each restaurant serves three chef’s choice appetizers and participants vote for the best at each local restaurant. Shuttle available. If you are coming out of town, park and ride from the Long Lake Town Hall. Must reserve in advance. Tickets available at Long Lake Town Offices, 1130 Deerland Road. Price includes appetizers only. Drinks and extras are additional charge. Admission TBD. 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.  www.mylonglake.com/tour.

Mt. Sabattis. Winter Wonderland Week. See Feb. 16.

Feb. 22

Buffalo. “Jeff Dunham: Seriously.” For more than 12 years, Jeff Dunham and his irreverent ventriloquist “cohorts,” Peanut, Walter, José Jalapeño, Bubba J. and Achmed the Dead Terrorist, have performed worldwide on tour. The tour includes new cast member, “Larry,” the President’s personal adviser. Dates and times subject to change without notice. 5 p.m. $49.50 to $149.50. KeyBank Center, 1 Seymour Knox III Plaza. www.tickets.com. www.jeffdunham.com. 888-223-6000.

Oswego. Oswego Music Hall presents Karen Savoca and Pete Heitzman: Grit and sensitivity percussion and groove. Karen Savoca and Pete Heitzman play across soul, R&B, roots and world rhythms. Saturday Annual meeting 4:30 p.m.; potluck dinner 5:15 p.m.; show 7:30 p.m. $14 to $17. Oswego Music Hall, McCrobie Bldg., 41 Lake St. www.oswegomusichall.org.

Rochester. “Jesus Christ Superstar.” See Feb. 18.

Syracuse. “Romeo & Juliet.” See Feb. 13.

Syracuse. Syracuse Crunch Hockey. See Dec. 4.

Syracuse. Syracuse Winterfest. See Feb. 13.

Mt. Sabattis. Winter Wonderland Week. See Feb. 16.

Feb. 23

Oswego. Focus on Faculty: Todd Graber and Juan LaManna. SUNY Oswego professors Todd Graber, tenor and Juan LaManna, piano, perform together. 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sheldon Hall, Washington Blvd., SUNY Oswego. www.oswego.edu/music.

Rochester. Jesus Christ Superstar. See Feb. 18.

Syracuse. Romeo & Juliet. See Feb. 13.

Syracuse. Harlem Globetrotters: Pushing the Limits Tour. The world-famous Harlem Globetrotters, featuring larger-than-life entertainers, will bring their all-new show, “Pushing the Limits” to Syracuse. The roster includes Big Easy Lofton, Ant Atkinson, Hi-Lite Bruton, and woman stars TNT Lister, Swish Sutton, and Torch George. Every show features a blend of physical comedy and basketball skills including ball handling, high-flying dunks and a new record-breaking attempt. 3 p.m. $25 to $314. The OnCenter, War Memorial Arena, 800 South State St. www.harlemglobetrotters.com.

Syracuse. Syracuse Winterfest. See Feb. 13.

Feb. 24

Hannibal. Hannibal’s Role in the Civil War. Lowell Newvine, Hannibal historian, will discuss his latest book, which includes the names and service records for men from the Hannibal, NY area. Copies of the book will be available for sale. Refreshments will be served. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Free admission. Hannibal Community Center, 162 Oswego St. 315-564-7396.

Feb. 27

Syracuse. New York Farm Show. Peruse the wares and displays of 400 farm and land product and service vendors among heating buildings at the Fairgrounds. Numerous workshops and educational opportunities are available for farmers and landowners. Many area places of lodging offer discounts if you mention the “farm show rate” when booking a reservation for during the show. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. $5 at the gate; free in advance. Children under 18 free. New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse. www.newyorkfarmshow.com.

Feb. 28

Syracuse. New York Farm Show. See Feb. 27.

Feb. 29

Auburn. Family Concert presented by Auburn Chamber Orchestra. 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Suggested $5 donation appreciated. Auburn Alliance Church, 630 N Seward Ave. 315-604-0485. info@auburnchamberorchestra.com.

Geneva. Symphoria. Hear Beethoven’s “Fidelio Overture; “Mozart’s Sinfonia” Concertante for violin, viola, and orchestra; and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4, featuring Lawrence Loh, conductor; Peter Rovit, violin; and Arvilla Wendland, viola. The Smith will not be selling tickets for this event. Please go to Geneva Concerts website, www.genevaconcerts.org. 7:30 p.m. $30 to $35; college students $10;  children K-12 and HWS students, free. The Smith Center for the Arts, 82 Seneca St. www.thesmith.org. 315-781-5483.

Oswego. Rice Creek Rambles. See Dec. 7.

Syracuse. New York Farm Show. See Feb. 27.

MARCH  

All Month

Oswego. Oswego Figure Skating Club Annual Showcase. The annual end-of- the-year show. The club shows off all they have accomplished. From senior skaters to the Snowplow Sams, the club will entertain with group and solo performances. Date and time TBA. Crisafulli Ice Rink, 32 Fort Ontario Rd. www.oswegofsc.org.

March 1

Syracuse. Mozart & Beethoven. Violinist Peter Rovit and violist Arvilla Wendland play works of Mozart and Beethoven led by conductor Lawrence Loh. 3 p.m. Adults $33-$43; seniors $28-$38; students with ID $5;  younger than 18 free. Saint Paul’s Episcopal Cathredral, 220 E.Fayette St. http://experiencesymphoria.org. 315-299-5598.

March 7

Oswego. Rice Creek Rambles. See Dec. 7.

Oswego. Oswego Music Hall presents Jay Unger & Molly Mason. Jay Unger and Molly Mason perform musical numbers and stories. 7:30 p.m. $17 to $20. Oswego Music Hall, McCrobie Bldg., 41 Lake St. www.oswegomusichall.org

Oswego. Blue Jupiter presents Twisted Broadway. Featuring SUNY Oswego Alumnus Diana Preisler, Blue Jupiter performs a cappella pop and Broadway leads and beat boxing. 7:30 p.m. Adults $20; SUNY Oswego faculty/staff/alumni $15; students of all ages $5. Waterman Theater, Tyler Hall, SUNY. www.oswego.edu/artswego/artswego-0.

Parish. Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss. Wish Dr. Seuss a Happy Birthday. Stories, snacks, games and songs. 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Free admission. Parish Public Library, 3 Church St. www.parishpubliclibrary.org.

Rochester. Shen Yun. The 2020 world tour includes a live orchestra for a show that shares 5,000 years of Chinese culture, music and dance. Presented by Upstate New York Falun Dafa Association. Times vary by showing. 7:30 p.m. $83 to $153. 885 East Main St. www.rbtl.org/events/shen-yun. 585-222-5000. mail@rbtl.org.

Syracuse. Italian Symphony. Featuring violinist William Hagen and led by Lawrence Loh, Symphoria performs works of Verdi, Paganini, Nazaykinskaya and Mendelssohn. Music Director Lawrence Loh presents a pre-concert talk on stage one hour prior to this performance. Free with ticket purchase. 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $20. Crouse Hinds Concert Theater, 421 Montgomery St. http://experiencesymphoria.org. 315-299-5598.

Long Lake. Adult & Child Ice Fishing Derby. Sponsored by the Long Lake Fish and Game Club, teams of adults and children under age 15 fish the waters of Long Lake, Lake Eaton or South Pond. Cash prizes for pike, perch, trout. Registration at the Mt. Sabattis Geiger Arena at 8:30 a.m., tip ups and lines in at 9a.m. and weigh-in at 3p.m. at the Geiger Arena. Free. www.longlakefishgame.com.

March 8

Rochester. Shen Yun. 2 p.m. See March 7.

March 12

Geneva. Red Hot Chilli Pipers. The “bagpipes with attitude” offer up rock with a Scottish accent. (Please note, this is the Chilli Pipers from Scotland, not the Chili Peppers from Los Angeles.) 8 p.m. $28.50 to $38.50, plus service fees. The Smith Center for the Arts, 82 Seneca St. www.thesmith.org. 315-781-5483.

Syracuse. “Amadeus.” See March 11.

March 13

Clayton. 2nd Annual Snowmobile Rally. 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel, 200 Riverside Dr. 315-686-3771.

Syracuse. “Amadeus.” See March 11.

March 14

Clayton. 2nd Annual Snowmobile Rally. See March 14.

Oswego. Story Hour at Rice Creek. See Dec. 21.

Sandy Creek. LEGO Leprechaun Trap Party. There’s a leprechaun loose in the library. Build a LEGO Leprechaun trap, listen to a story, and enjoy a snack Saturday. 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Annie P. Ainsworth Memorial Library, 6064 S. Main St. www.ainsworthmemoriallibrary.org.

Syracuse. “Amadeus.” See March 11.

Syracuse. “Cinderella.” The timeless story of a majestic fairy godmother transforming a plain servant, Cinderella, into a beautiful young lady with a glittering carriage fit for a princess that carries her to the royal ball. But as the clock strikes midnight, the magic ends and Cinderella must hurry home. Will the handsome Prince find her again? 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. $20 to $75. OnCenter Crouse Hinds Theater, 932 Spencer St. www.syracusecityballet.com. 315-883-0327.

Syracuse. Syracuse Crunch Hockey. See Dec. 4.

March 21-22 & March 28-29

State-wide. Maple Weekends (various venues statewide). Every spring, the members of the New York State Maple Producers Association invite families and friends into their sugar houses to experience the world of pure NY maple syrup. Most vendors offer free tastings and samples, demonstrations of maple production, tours of the sugar house and on-site sales of maple syrup, candy, cotton candy, cream, sauces and more. A few prepare and sell pancake breakfasts, too. Check the New York Maple Producers Association website for a list of participating maple producers to find one year you. Check the website of the producer and call the same day to ensure the schedule and activities available. Since temperatures affect the flow of maple sap, the weather may limit the activities available on specific days. www.nysmaple.com.

Oswego. Oswego Music Hall presents RPR. From stirring anthems to whisper-gentle ballads, RPR takes you on a cinematic journey of joy, laughter, tears and reflection with a dynamic tapestry of musical styles. 7:30 p.m. $16 to $19. Oswego Music Hall, McCrobie Bldg., 41 Lake St. www.oswegomusichall.org.

Rochester. “Hello, Dolly!” See March 17.

Syracuse. “Amadeus.” See March 11.

Syracuse. Movies and the Masters. Hear violinist Lisa Dondlinger with Symphoria under the direction of Sean O’Loughlin perform classics from the movies. 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $20. Crouse Hinds Concert Theater, 421 Montgomery St. http://experiencesymphoria.org. 315-299-5598.

Syracuse. Syracuse Crunch Hockey. See Dec. 4.

March 24

Syracuse. “Amadeus.” See March 11.

Syracuse. Broadway in Syracuse Presents Riverdance. The Grammy award-winning score and Irish dancers perform live. 7:30 p.m. Tickets to be announced. The OnCenter, Mulroy Civic Center Theaters, 800 South State St. https://nacentertainment.com/broadway-in-syracuse.