Events Calendar

DECEMBER

ALL MONTH

Liverpool. Lights on the Lake. Drive through a two-mile annual lights display featuring larger-than-life themed areas. While driving through, tune to Sunny 102 to listen to holiday music. Open daily 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Mon. to Thurs. $10 per car; including motorcycles. $20 per car (including motorcycles) Fri. through Sun. 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 or checks are accepted at the gate. Onondaga Lake Park. www.lightsonthelake.com. 315-453-6712.

Syracuse. 33rd 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. 6, except for Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Adults $7; seniors $5; children 12 and younger $2; museum members free. Erie Canal Museum, 18 Erie Blvd. E.. https://eriecanalmuseum.org/gingerbread. 315-471-0593. vicki@eriecanalmuseum.org.

Corning. Glass Wonderland at the Corning Museum of Glass. Make-your-own glass items workshops and special events recurring daily. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Adults $19.50; 17 and younger free. Additional discounts for AAA, military, student and senior. Corning Museum of Glass, One Museum Way. www.cmog.org/event/glass-wonderland. 607-937-5371.  doolittlrf@cmog.org.

WEDNESDAYS

Syracuse. Rooftop Yoga. 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Donations accepted. 315-256-0825. Syracuse CoWorks, 201 E. Jefferson St., Suite 200. http://syracusecoworks.com. 315-256-0825. Dallas@syracusecoworks.com.

SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS

Skaneateles. 25th 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. noon to 4 p.m., plus Dec. 24 from noon to 2:30 p.m. Free admission; charges for some activities. Genesee, Jordan and Fennell streets. www.skaneateles.com/visit/dickens.

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. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Last ride leaving at 3:30 p.m. General admission $6; 5 and younger $3. Highland Forest, 1254 Highland Park Rd. It’s recommended calling the office ahead of time to check schedule.. www.onondagacountyparks.com/highland-forest. 315-683-5550.

Dec. 1

Syracuse. NYS Indoor Kart Racing Championship. Imagine taking ordinary racing and squeezing it down to a track that’s just 100 feet in diameter: fierce wheel-to-wheel action in six-second laps. With 12 karts on the track, just to watch it is a challenge. There are approximately 70 races packed into six hours of non-stop action. 11 a.m. to late afternoon. Adults $20; children under 12 $10; children under 5 free admission. Sleep Number Center of Progress, New York State Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd. www.syracuseindoor.com. 315-676-0227.

Syracuse. “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” in Concert. Join Harry Potter for his adventures during his second year at Hogwarts Academy. The concert features “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” in high-definition while Symphoria performs John Williams’ score. 7:30 p.m. $41 to $81. Landmark Theatre, 362 S. Salina St. www.ticketmaster.com/venueartist/168/2271881.

Syracuse. “Elf the Musical”. Join Buddy on his madcap journey from the North Pole to New York City to find his real family, with plenty of candy, music and holiday cheer along the way. Donna Drake directs. 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. $20 to $53. Syracuse Stage Complex, 820 E. Genesee St. http://syracusestage.org/showinfo.php?id=84. 315-443-3275. info@syracusestage.org.

Syracuse. “The Nutcracker”. The Syracuse City Ballet presents the annual holiday classic, The Nutcracker, in which Clara and Frytz celebrate Christmas with their family and travel through the magical Land of Sweets. 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. $10 to $75. The Oncenter Civic Center Theaters, 421 Montgomery St. www.syracusecityballet.com. 315-883-0327.

Syracuse. Santa Saturdays. Family film: “A Muppet Christmas Carol”. Enjoy a special screening of “A Muppet Christmas Carol“ with your family. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free with admission. Members, $5; non-members $8. Everson Museum of Art, 401 Harrison St. www.everson.org.

Mexico. Christmas in Mexico. 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, horse-drawn carriage rides, and a lighted parade at 5 p.m., followed by a visit from Santa Claus. Free admission. Village of Mexico

Fulton. Create a Holiday Festive Container. 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. $30. Oliver B. Paine Greenhouses, 125 S. Granby Road.

Oswego. St. Joseph’s Church Annual Craft Show. Handmade holiday gifts and decorations. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free admission. St. Joseph’s Church, 240 W. 1st St.

Oswego. Story Hour at Rice Creek. 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 Road.

Fulton. Create a Holiday Kissing Ball. Transform a simple foam ball into a holiday decoration for your porch, deck or patio using fresh balsam fir, festive decorations, ribbons and hand-tied bows you make. 1 p.m. $40. Oliver B. Paine Greenhouses, 125 S. Granby Road.

Oswego. An Oswego Christmas. Horse and carriage rides, ice sculpting, crafts, visit from Santa Claus, fireworks and an Elvis impersonator. 1 to 7 p.m. Free admission. Oswego City Hall, 13 W. Oneida St.

Parish. Christmas Tree Lighting. Festival with a visit from Santa Claus, followed by the annual tree Lighting and caroling. Free admission. Parish Town Gym and Veterans’ Park, 2938 E. Main St., Parish.

Oswego. Burns & Kristy. Terry Burns and Ron Kristy met after many years as independent musicians and singer/songwriters in Nashville. They currently make their music and their home in Ithaca. 7:30 p.m. Admission is charged. Oswego Music Hall, 41 Lake St.

Oswego. “A Christmas Story” presented by Oswego Players, Inc. Follow 9-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas. All the elements from the beloved motion picture combine in a production for kids and adults. Time to be announced. Admission is charged. Frances Marion Brown Theater, Barbara Donahue Dr., Fort Ontario.

Auburn. 45th Annual Holiday Craft Fair. More than 150 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. www.cayuga-cc.edu/blog/44th-annual-holiday-craft-fair. 315-294-8508.

Fair Haven. 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. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. $15. Colloca Estate Winery, 14678 W. Bay Road. www.lakeontariowinetrail.com/events. 315-947-2069.

Utica. “The Nutcracker”. A Christmas tradition, see Tzchaikovsky’s classic “The Nutcracker” performed by the Mohawk Valley Ballet. 7:30. $15 to $28. The Stanley Theater, 261 Genesee St. www.thestanley.org/events/view/1279/the-nutcracker. 315-724-4000. gzumpano@thestanley.org.

Clayton. Christmas Parade & Fireworks. The theme of the 56th Annual Clayton Christmas Parade will be “Christmas Through the Eyes of a Child.” The parade begins at 6 p.m. and a fireworks display will take place following. Free admission. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Riverside Drive. www.visit1000islands.com. 315-686-3771.

Sackets Harbor. Christmas on the Farm at Old McDonald’s Farm. Enjoy the sights and sounds of a country Christmas. Visit farm animals and reindeer. Santa will be visit each day. The farm offers activities in the heated barn and refreshments for an additional charge. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $5 walking age and older. Old McDonalds Farm,  14369 county Route #145 (North Harbor Road). www.oldmcdonaldhasafarm.com. 315-583-5737.

Waterloo. Christmas with the Nelsons. This multi-media, live concert stars the third generation of the Nelson family, Matthew and Gunnar Nelson, with Everly Brothers-style harmonies blended with Smothers Brothers-style comedy. Must be 21 years of age or older to attend. 8 p.m. $15 to $35. The Vine at Del Lago Resort, 1133 Route 414. www.dellagoresort.com. 315-946-1695.

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 approximately two hours round-trip. Depart from Utica’s Union Station and travel north while being served hot chocolate and cookies, 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), Santa will board the train, spending time with each and every family during the return trip and giving children the first present of Christmas: a silver bell, just like in the book and movie. Make reservations to ensure a seat. 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. $31 to $48. Children 2 and younger free, but sit in parent’s lap. Utica Union Station, 321 Main St. www.adirondackrr.com/adkrr/polar-express-utica. 800-819-2291.

Dec. 2

Oswego. Alan Martin, baritone, and Mihoko Tsutsumi, piano. New music faculty member Alan Martin is joined by Mihoko Tsutsumi for a voice recital as part of the Focus on Faculty recital series. Repertoire will include a song set by Finzi, operatic selections from Mozart works, and musical theater selections. 3 p.m. General admission $8; SUNY Oswego students $5. Sheldon Hall Ballroom, SUNY Oswego, 7060 NY-104. alan.martin@oswego.edu.

Syracuse. “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” in concert. 1 p.m. See Dec. 1.

Syracuse. “Elf the Musical”. 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. See Dec. 1.

Syracuse. “The Nutcracker”. 2 p.m. See Dec. 1.

Fair Haven. Christmas Around the World. See Dec. 1.

Auburn. 45th Annual Holiday Craft Fair. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. See Dec. 1.

Oswego. “A Christmas Story” presented by Oswego Players, Inc. See Dec. 1.

Auburn. MasterWorks Chorale Chamber Singers. Willard Memorial Chapel presents the MasterWorks Chorale Chamber Singers to perform 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 Tues.-Fri. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or call. 2 p.m. $10. Willard Chapel, 17 Nelson St. www.willard-chapel.org. 315-252-0339.

Oswego. Oswego County SPCA Howliday Fundraiser. The organization’s  biggest fundraiser of the year features many silent auctions, basket raffles and a bake sale. Bring your pet for pictures with Santa for $5 each. noon to 5 p.m. Free admission. American Legion Hall, 69 W. Bridge St.

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

Pulaski. Light Up Pulaski. Features hay rides around the village, Santa at the Fire Hall, entertainment, refreshments served at the library and other venues. Memory Tree lighting at 4:15 pm. 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission. South Park and Village of Pulaski

Oswego. Victorian Christmas Holiday Open House. Tour the lavish mansion decorated with wreaths, poinsettias and a tree with toys from the Victorian period around its base. 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission. Donations accepted. Richardson-Bates House Museum, 135 E. 3rd St.

Rochester. Sweet Creations Gingerbread Display and Silent Auction. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. See Dec. 1.

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

Dec. 4

Oswego. Oswego Festival Chorus Holiday Concert. Hear Mendelssohn’s “Magnificat” and other holiday music performed by SUNY Oswego State Singers, Men’s College Choir, Women’s College Choir, and local high school choirs. At the conclusion of the concert, all the choir members sing “The Angels We Have Heard on High” accompanied by brass quintet. 7:30 p.m. Free admission. St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 103 W. 7th St.

Rochester. Sweet Creations Gingerbread Display and Silent Auction. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. See Dec. 1.

Dec. 5

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 Karolyn Grimes, who played young Zuzu Bailey, and other 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.

Waterloo. Strange Magic is the re-creation of legendary ‘70s rock band ELO (Electric Light Orchestra), a multi-media show featuring music,  background imagery and film. A seven-piece group of multi-instrumentalists perform all of the sounds used in a real ELO show, with vintage keyboards, live cellos, and intricate vocal arrangements.  Must be 21 years of age or older to attend. 1 p.m. $15. The Vine at Del Lago Resort, 1133 Route 414. www.dellagoresort.com. 315-946-1695.

Syracuse. “Elf the Musical”. 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. See Dec. 1.

Oswego. Ke-Nekt’ Series: Dick Oatts with the Oswego Jazz Project. World-renowned alto saxophonist Dick Oatts has toured internationally, recorded, and performed with an numerous renowned artists of jazz. 7 p.m. pre-concert talk. 7:30 concert. General public $15; SUNY Oswego students $5. Sheldon Hall Ballroom, SUNY Oswego Campus.

Liverpool. Words and Music Songwriter Woodshed. Songwriters of all experience levels gather monthly in the library’s Sargent Meeting Room to share their songs, listen, and offer suggestions and encouragement in a sophisticated “first-audience” atmosphere. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free admission. Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St. www.lpl.org. 315-457-0310. mark.bialczak@LPL.org.

Rochester. Sweet Creations Gingerbread Display and Silent Auction. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. See Dec. 1.

Dec. 6

Seneca Falls. “It’s a Wonderful Life” Festival. See Dec. 5.

Syracuse. “Elf the Musical”. 7 p.m. See Dec. 1.

Mexico. “Act of God” presented by Theatre du Jour. Interactive play by David Javerbaum, directed by Paul McKinney. 5:30 p.m. cocktails. 6:30 p.m. dinner. 7:30 p.m. show. $55 to $75. The Eis House, 144 Academy St.

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, chowder cook-off, and the ice bar: an outdoor bar made entirely of ice, serving Bacchus beer, wine, and hot cocoa. The Ithaca Ice Festival ice carving competition is a National Ice Carving Association sanctioned event. Free admission. Downtown Ithaca. www.downtownithaca.com/ice-fest. 607-277-8679. info@downtownithaca.com.

Utica. Jerry Seinfeld Returns to The Stanley Theater. America’s premier comedian, Jerry Seinfeld, performs his signature stand-up routine. 7 p.m. $40 to $245. The Stanley Theater, 261 Genesee St. Tickets at www.ticketmaster.com. www.thestanley.org/events/view/1287/jerry-seinfeld. 315-724-4000. gzumpano@thestanley.org.

Syracuse. Redhouse Presents “A Charlie Brown Christmas”. A musical adaptation of the classic Charles M. Schultz Christmas cartoon, featuring the score by Vince Guaraldi. Senior, student and veteran pricing is available when you call the Redhouse box office. 7 p.m. $32. Redhouse Arts Center, 400 S. Salina St. www.theredhouse.org. 315-362-2785. info@theredhouse.org.

Rochester. Sweet Creations Gingerbread Display and Silent Auction. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. See Dec. 1.

Rochester. Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker: Dove of Peace Tour. Presenting world-class Russian artists, hand-painted sets, and a two-dancer Dove of Peace with a 20-foot wingspan. Acclaimed by the New York Times, the Dove of Peace Tour has appeared in more than 100 cities across North America in 2018. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets start at $28. All patrons must have a ticket. Auditorium Theatre at Rochester Broadway Theatre League, 885 E. Main St. www.rbtl.org. www.nutcracker.com to buy tickets or call 800-320-1733. 585-222-5000. info@rbtl.org.

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

Dec. 7

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. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Adults $7 ($6 with online coupon); children ages 5 to 12 $2; children younger than 5 free. Hand stamp re-admits for all three days. Horticulture Building, New York State Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd. www.countryfolkart.com/1809_syr_dec/1809_overview.htm. 248-634-4151 ext. 626. shows@countryfolkart.com.

Seneca Falls. “It’s a Wonderful Life” Festival. See Dec. 5.

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

Waterloo. Wynonna and The Big Noise. Respected by the millions of fans who are drawn to her music and undeniable talent, Wynonna’s rich and commanding voice has sold over 30-million albums worldwide spanning her 34-year career. As half of the legendary mother/daughter duo The Judds,”Wynonna was once dubbed by Rolling Stone as “the greatest female country singer since Patsy Cline.” 8 p.m. $35 to $70. The Vine at Del Lago Resort, 1133 Route 414. www.dellagoresort.com. 315-946-1695.

Syracuse. Karen Savoca & Pete Heitzman. Duo plays a mix of soul, R&B, roots, funk and folk, from simple ballads with piano and guitar to complex vocals and guitar work. 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. $15. May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society, 3800 E. Genesee St. www.folkus.org. 315-638-4740.

Verona. John Legend: A Legendary Christmas. He has sung with the likes of Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, and Kanye West, and received multiple awards during his entertainment career. John Legend brings a rockabilly sound to Christmas favorites. 8 p.m. $73 to $118. Package deals available at the website. Event Center, Turning Stone Resort Casino, 5218 Patrick Rd. www.turningstone.com. 800-771-7711.

Fulton. Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas”. Based on the Paramount Pictures Film, Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas” comes to life as a stage show. This Christmas favorite features the title song “White Christmas” and other classics sung at a snow-less ski lodge in Vermont that needs a miracle or maybe a popular stage show to stay open. 7:30 p.m. Adults $15; seniors or students $12; ages 5 through 11 pay your age; under age 5 free admission. CNY Community Arts Center, 121 Cayuga St. https://cnyartscenter.com. 315-598-2787. cnyartscenters@gmail.com.

Syracuse. First Fridays at the Everson. Enjoy an evening of art, holiday music and culture. Experience the galleries, bring in your own LPs, cash bar and more. Cider and beer tasting with Anything But Beer and chocolate tasting by The Speach Family Candy Shoppe. 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Members free; non-members $8. Everson Museum of Art, 401 Harrison St. www.everson.org. 315-474-6064.

Syracuse. “Elf the Musical”. 8 p.m. See Dec. 1.

Syracuse. Redhouse Presents “A Charlie Brown Christmas”. See Dec. 6.

Oswego. “A Christmas Story” presented by Oswego Players, Inc. See Dec. 1.

Oswego. The Hook with Dusty Pascal, Jane Zell and Mike Place. A trio of central New York artists perform their own compositions in a round robin format. 7:30 p.m. Admission is charged. Oswego Music Hall, 41 Lake St., Oswego.

Fulton. “White Christmas” presented by CNY Arts Center. Experience Irving Berlin’s story of a successful song-and-dance team who become romantically involved with a sister act and team up to save the failing Vermont inn of their former commanding general. 7:30 p.m. $12 to $15. CNY Arts Center, 121 Cayuga St.

Auburn. “Marie and The Nutcracker Prince”, produced by Breadcrumbs Productions. “Marie and the Nutcracker Prince” is an immersive theatrical journey inspired by the dark and intriguing origins of E.T.A. Hoffman’s original tale. Space is limited. 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. or 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Please note which showing when purchasing tickets. $20. Cayuga Museum Mansion, 203 Genesee St. http://cayugamuseum.org/events. 315-253-8051.

Auburn. First Friday. Museums, galleries, restaurants and shops host open houses with free live music, art exhibits and refreshments. Downtown venues include Auburn Public Theater, A.T. Walley’s, the Copper Pig, Finger Lakes Art, Good Shepherd’s Brewing Co., the Havana Room at the Phoenix, Moondog’s Lounge, Osteria Salina, Prison City Pub & Brewery, Seward House Museum, Underground Bottle Shop and more. 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free. Genesee Street. www.auburndowntown.org/events. 315-252-7874.

Rochester. Sweet Creations Gingerbread Display and Silent Auction. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. See Dec. 1.

Old Forge. Snodeo. 42nd 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 their 2019 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 North St. www.adirondack.net/winter/annual-events/snodeo.

Round Lake. 18th Annual Santa’s Play Land Open House. Santa will be onsite, as well as several other costumed characters including Scooby Doo, Cat in the Hat, Tigger and many more. Take a ride on one of the “Quick Express” tractor drawn trains, or enjoy a horse and wagon ride. Refreshments of coffee, hot chocolate and cookies will be served. Parking is offsite at the Corpus Christi Church and Sysco Foods. Round trip bus transportation is provided. 4:30 p.m. Free admission. Quick Response Restoration, 2077 Route 9.

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

Dec. 8

Syracuse. Christmas Craft & Holiday Market. See Dec. 7.

Seneca Falls. It’s a Wonderful Life Festival. See Dec. 5.

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

Round Lake. 18th Annual Santa’s Play Land Open House. See Dec. 7.

Albany. Cirque Musica Holiday presents “Wonderland”. Both a symphony concert and high-flying acrobats and aerialists combine for a holiday experience for the whole family. 7:30 p.m. $25 to $70. The Palace Theatre, 19 Clinton Ave. https://ticketmaster.com.

Fulton. Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. See Dec. 7.

Syracuse. “Elf the Musical”. 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. See Dec. 1.

Syracuse. Redhouse Presents A Charlie Brown Christmas. See Dec. 6.

Syracuse. Santa Saturdays. Milk and cookies with Santa. Enjoy a visit with Santa at the Everson. Visit Santa’s Workshop for an art-making activity, and snack of milk and holiday cookies. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Children $10; adults $12. Everson Museum of Art, 401 Harrison St. www.everson.org.

Syracuse. “Dasher’s Magical Gift.” Watch with your family a children’s play about Dasher, Santa’s lead reindeer, when he forgets how to fly right before Christmas. A star-struck reindeer and penguin friend may help him save the day and remind him of the true meaning of Christmas spirit. 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. $9 to $20. The Oncenter Civic Center Theaters, 421 Montgomery St. https://weare.cnyarts.org/programs/dasher.

Syracuse. Symphoria Special: “Messiah. “ Symphoria and the Syracuse University Oratorio Society present Handel’s classic Christmas oratorio. 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. $25 to $20. Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 259 E. Onondaga St. http://experiencesymphoria.org. 315-299-5598.

Syracuse. Holidays in the City. Visit live reindeer in Hanover Square, chat with Santa, hear live street-side carolers, stroll the Holiday Window Walk, view several ice sculpture displays and take the trolley to various downtown businesses offering holiday specials. Downtown Syracuse. Free admission. www.holidaysinsyr.com. 315-470-0000.

Fulton. “White Christmas” presented by CNY Arts Center. See Dec. 7.

Oswego. Christmas NU2U Sale and Cookie sale. Decorate your home for less, and take care of your holiday baking, too. New and gently used household decorations and trimmings for sale. Christmas cookies sold by the pound. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission. Oswego Trinity UMC, 45 E. Utica St.

Oswego. Oswego YMCA’s 29th Annual Reindeer Run 5K. Runners and walkers celebrate the season by dressing in festive holiday wear for this family-oriented 5k walk and run. A specialty coffee and hot chocolate bar at the YMCA follows. 9:30 a.m. Registration is charged. Oswego YMCA, 265 W. 1st St.

Fulton. Create a Holiday Kissing Ball. See Dec. 1.

Phoenix. Cookie Walk. Attendees can mix and match home-baked holiday cookies and pay by the pound. Complimentary beverages available. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free admission. Cookies are $7/lb. First United Methodist Church, 49 Jefferson St.

Oswego. OCCS Old Fashioned Christmas. Shop the handmade-only craft show and hear Christmas carols sung by Oswego Community Christian School students. Door prizes given away every half hour. Lunch items and baked goods available for sale. Proceeds support Oswego Community Christian School. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission. New Covenant Church, Corner of E. 4th and Oneida Sts.

Fulton. Create a Holiday Festive Container. 1 p.m. See Dec. 1.

Clayton. Holiday Shopper’s Poker Run. Join the fun, Christmas shopping in Clayton, Prizes awarded for the best poker hand. Live auction, free munchies. Proceeds benefit local food pantries. Poker run ends at O’Brien’s Restaurant, for prizes. www.1000islands-clayton.com/shoppers-poker-run 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. 315-686-3771 info@1000islands-clayton.com.

Auburn. 2nd 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 4 p.m. $10 donation to benefit Tyburn Academy. A.T. Walley & Co., 119 Genesee St. www.atwalley.com/santa-con-2016. 315-282-7314.

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

Weedsport. Weedsport Winter Festival. Local vendors, crafters, direct sales professionals and small business owners exhibiting their products inside. 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Free admission. 2821 E. Brutus St. 315-246-5578.

Cape Vincent. Christmas Parade with Lights. Businesses will be open serving holiday treats. 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. 5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Free admission. 173 North James St. 315-654-2533.

Rochester. Sweet Creations Gingerbread Display and Silent Auction. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. See Dec. 1.

Old Forge. Snodeo. 42nd Annual Snodeo Weekend in Old Forge. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. See Dec. 7.

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

Geneva. The Nutcracker. Studio for the Performing Arts, Inc. presents The Nutcracker, 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. 7:30 p.m. $5 to $15. Smith Center for the Arts, 82 Seneca St. www.thesmith.org. 315-781-5483.

Dec. 9

Syracuse. Christmas Craft & Holiday Market. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. See Dec. 7.

Seneca Falls. “It’s a Wonderful Life” Festival. See Dec. 5.

Liverpool. Fall Music Series: The Onyx Clarinet Quartet. The quartet of Laurie Dobmeier, Terrann Gerber, Alan Woy and Roxanne Woy will perform holiday selections in the Carman Community Room. 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Free admission. Liverpool Public Library. 310 Tulip St. www.lpl.org. 315-457-0310. mark.bialczak@LPL.org.

Fulton. Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas”. 3 p.m. See Dec. 7.

Syracuse. “Elf the Musical”. 2 p.m. See Dec. 1.

Syracuse. Holidays in the City. See Dec. 8.

Syracuse. Redhouse Presents A Charlie Brown Christmas. ASL interpretation performance. 2 p.m. See Dec. 6.

Utica. Mohawk Valley Choral Society sings Handel’s “Messiah.” The 75-member group will perform Handel’s oratorio Messiah. Soloists will be Anita Forman, Soprano; Sun-Ly Pierce, Mezzo-Soprano, Nathaniel McEwen, Tenor; and Marc Webster, Bass. Advanced tickets $12; at the door $15. 2 p.m. Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, 2222 Genesee St. www.mvchoral.org. 315-826-3092. mail@mvchoral.org.

Auburn. 2nd Annual SantaCon Pub Crawl. See Dec. 8.

Auburn. “A Joyful Christmas” 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.

Auburn. Holiday Traditions. Open house of Auburn’s historic and cultural sites, including the Seward House Museum, Willard Memorial Chapel, Schweinfurth Art Center, Ward O’Hara Agricultural Museum, Harriet Tubman Home, and more, all decked out for the holidays, with tours, musical entertainment and refreshments. 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission and tours of each site. Various locations. 315-255-1658.

Oswego. “A Christmas Story” presented by Oswego Players, Inc. See Dec. 1.

Fulton. “White Christmas” presented by CNY Arts Center. 3 p.m. See Dec. 7.

Oswego. American Legion Holiday Extravaganza Craft & Vendor Show. Shop for handmade items. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission. $10 per table for vendors. 69 W. Bridge St.

Fulton. Christmas in Palermo. Crafters, vendors and activities all day, including a visit from Santa. noon. to 5:30 p.m. Free admission. Palermo United Methodist Church, 11 Co. Rte. 35.

Oswego. Christmas at Sea – Children’s activities and museum tours. at 2 p.m., Santa arrives on the West First St. Pier by Coast Guard boat. 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Free admission. H. Lee White Maritime Museum, 1 W. 1st St. Pier.

Altmar. “Act of God” presented by Theatre du Jour. Interactive play by David Javerbaum, directed by Paul McKinney. 6 p.m. cocktails. 7 p.m. dinner. 8 p.m. show. $60. Tailwater Lodge, 52 Pulaski St.

Rochester. Sweet Creations Gingerbread Display and Silent Auction. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. See Dec. 1.

Old Forge. Snodeo. 42nd Annual Snodeo Weekend in Old Forge. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. See Dec. 7.

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

Dec. 11

Syracuse. “Elf the Musical”. 7 p.m. See Dec. 1.

Syracuse. “The Sound of Music”. A new production of “The Sound of Music” that’s currently touring North America presents the beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family. Favorite songs include “My Favorite Things”, “Climb Ev’ry Mountain”, “Edelweiss” and the title song. Music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, suggested by “The Trapp Family Singers” by Maria Augusta Trapp. Recommended for children 6-plus. Two hours and 40 minutes, including intermission. 7:30 p.m. $25 to $65. Landmark Theatre, 362 S. Salina St. www.ticketmaster.com/venueartist/168/209813.

Rochester. Sweet Creations Gingerbread Display and Silent Auction. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. See Dec. 1.

Dec. 12

Syracuse. “Elf the Musical.” 7 p.m. See Dec. 1.

Waterloo. Legendary Ladies of Soul. Karen Durrant, known for her international tribute to Tina Turner, leads The Legendary Ladies of Soul featuring the sounds of Motown and Aretha Franklin. 1 p.m. $15 to $70. The Vine at Del Lago Resort, 1133 Route 414. www.dellagoresort.com. 315-946-1695.

Rochester. Sweet Creations Gingerbread Display and Silent Auction. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. See Dec. 1.

Dec. 13

Syracuse. “The Sound of Music.” ASL designated performance. See Dec. 11.

Syracuse. “Elf the Musical.” 7 p.m. See Dec. 1.

Syracuse. Redhouse Presents “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” See Dec. 6.

Syracuse. Disney on Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment. Four favorite Disney stories, live on ice, performed by costumed skaters. 7 p.m. $22 to $110. The Oncenter War Memorial Arena, 515 Montgomery St. www.oncenter.org/event/disney-ice-presents-worlds-enchantment.  315-435-8000.

Rochester. Sweet Creations Gingerbread Display and Silent Auction. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. See Dec. 1.

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

Dec. 14

Syracuse. “The Sound of Music.” See Dec. 11.

Fulton. Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas.” See Dec. 7.

Syracuse. “Elf the Musical”. 8 p.m. See Dec. 1.

Syracuse. Disney on Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment. See Dec. 13.

Syracuse. Redhouse Presents A Charlie Brown Christmas. See Dec. 6.

Syracuse. Symphoria Pops II: Magic of the Holidays. Symphoria celebrates the holidays with guest vocalist Nick Ziobro, the Syracuse Pops Chorus, the Syracuse Children’s Chorus, dancers and more. 7:30 p.m. General admission $20 to $88; college student $5; 18 and younger free. The Oncenter Civic Center Theaters, 421 Montgomery St. http://experiencesymphoria.org. 315-299-5598.

Fulton. “White Christmas” presented by CNY Arts Center. See Dec. 7.

Rochester. Sweet Creations Gingerbread Display and Silent Auction. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. See Dec. 1.

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

Dec. 15

Syracuse. “The Sound of Music.” 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. See Dec. 11.

Fulton. Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas.” See Dec. 7.

Syracuse. “Elf the Musical.” 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. See Dec. 1.

Syracuse. Disney on Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment. 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. See Dec. 13.

Syracuse. Redhouse Presents “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. See Dec. 6.

Syracuse. Symphoria Pops II: Magic of the Holidays. 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. See Dec. 14.

Fulton. “White Christmas” presented by CNY Arts Center. See Dec. 7.

Fulton. Create a Holiday Festive Container. See Dec. 1.

Oswego. Wreaths Across America Day at Fort Ontario. Make small wreaths to be placed at the graves of those buried in the Post Cemetery. Wreaths will be made in the Enlisted Men’s Barracks at the old stone Fort. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fort Ontario State Historic Site, 1 E. 4th St.

Brewerton. Colonial Christmas. Live music performed, 18th century dessert tables set, authentic St. Nicholas will pass “gold” chocolate coins out to children. Tree lighting at 6 pm. 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Free admission. Donations accepted. Oliver Stephens Blockhouse Museum, 9 US Rte. 11.

Fulton. Create a Holiday Kissing Ball. See Dec. 1.

Alexandria Bay. 2018 River Santa Festival, Alexandria Bay. Santa will arrive at 11 a.m. by boat. Meet Santa and celebrate Christmas on the St. Lawrence River. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Alexandria Bay Village Dock,  Upper James Street. dat@xmission.com.

Rochester. Sweet Creations Gingerbread Display and Silent Auction. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. See Dec. 1.

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

Dec. 16

DeWitt. Schola Cantorum of Syracuse presents: Prophecy. Renaissance polyphonal settings of Biblical and other texts regarded as prophetic of the coming of Christ, including Orlando di Lasso’s Prophetiae Sibyllarum (ca. 1560). 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. General admission $20; senior  $15; college $5; 18 and younger free admission. Pebble Hill Presbyterian Church, 5299 Jamesville Road. 315-446-1757.

Cortland. “The Story of Ebenezer Scrooge. “ The Traveling Lantern Theatre Company returns with this interactive holiday tale. The classic story is re-imagined with just two actor and participation by the kids in the audience. A fun retelling of the classic tale, great for getting the whole family in the holiday spirit. 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. $7. Cortland Reparatory Theatre Downtown, 24 Port Watson St. www.cortlandrep.org. 800-427-6160. info@cortlandrep.org.

Syracuse. “The Sound of Music.” 1 p.m. See Dec. 11.

Fulton. Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas.” 3 p.m. See Dec. 7.

Syracuse. “Elf the Musical.” 2 p.m. See Dec. 1.

Syracuse. Disney on Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment. Noon and 4 p.m. See Dec. 13.

Syracuse. Redhouse Presents A Charlie Brown Christmas. 2 p.m. See Dec. 6.

Fulton. “White Christmas” presented by CNY Arts Center. 3 p.m. See Dec. 7.

Rochester. Sweet Creations Gingerbread Display and Silent Auction. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. See Dec. 1.

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

Dec. 18

Syracuse. Jim Brickman: A Joyful Christmas. Grammy-nominated songwriter and pianist Jim Brickman plays carols, classics and original songs on his 22nd holiday tour. 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. $45 to $75. The Oncenter Civic Center Theaters, 421 Montgomery St. www.jimbrickman.com/Tour. 216-713-0770 x104.

Clayton. It’s a Wonderful Life. It’s Christmas Even in 1945, and only a handful of WVL Radio’s actors have braved the blizzard to perform that evening’s broadcast of “It’s a Wonderful Life” and keep the station afloat. This clever stage adaptation breathes new life into the poignant story of George Bailey and Bedford Falls. Its message of hope and optimism rings true today. 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. $10 to $20. Clayton Opera House, 405 Riverside Drive. www.claytonoperahouse.com. 315-686-2200.

Dec. 19

Syracuse. “Elf the Musical.” 7 p.m. See Dec. 1.

Rochester. Jim Brickman. Grammy nominated songwriter and pianist Jim Brickman plays carols, classics and original songs on his 22nd holiday tour. 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. $45 to $75. Rochester Auditorium Theatre, 885 E. Main St. www.rbtl.org. 585-222-5000.

Buffalo. Justin Timberlake “The Man of the Woods” tour. Following the release of his highly anticipated album Man of the Woods and his Pepsi Super Bowl LII Halftime Show performance, Justin Timberlake kicked off his European and U.K. The Man Of The Woods Tour, as well as a second leg of North American dates due to sell-out shows. Dates, prices and times subject to change without notice. 7:30 p.m. $53.50 to $229. KeyBank Center, 1 Seymour Knox III Plaza. www.tickets.com. 888-223-6000.

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

Dec. 20

Syracuse. “Elf the Musical.” 7 p.m. See Dec. 1.

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

Dec. 21

Syracuse. “Elf the Musical.” 8 p.m. See Dec. 1.

Waterloo. The Tenors. An award-winning and multi-platinum selling band, Clifton, Fraser, and Victor perform a blend of classical music and contemporary pop. They have performed more than 1,000 live shows and hundreds of TV appearances on five continents. The Tenors have also shared the stage with Sir Paul McCartney, Sarah McLachlan, Sting, Justin Bieber, Andrea Bocelli, Sir Elton John, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, Lionel Richie, and David Foster. 8 p.m. $30 to $195. The Vine at Del Lago Resort, 1133 Route 414. www.dellagoresort.com. 315-946-1695.

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

Dec. 22

Syracuse. “Elf the Musical.” 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. See Dec. 1.

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

Dec. 23

Syracuse. “Elf the Musical.” 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. See Dec. 1.

Dec. 24

Syracuse. “Elf the Musical.” 7 p.m. See Dec. 1.

Dec. 26

Syracuse. “Elf the Musical.” 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. See Dec. 1.

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 $30. Palace Theatre, 2384 James St. www.facebook.com/saltcitybluesconcert. 315-638-4286. gspencer57@verizon.net.

Waterloo. Abbamania is rated as the number-one Abba production in the world. The cast of Abbamania is from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. They are backed by a live band and carry charts for a full symphony show.  With authentic costumes, made by the seamstress from Mamma Mia, and incredible vocals, Abbamania will take you back in time to when ABBA was on stage, live in concert. 1 p.m. $15. The Vine at Del Lago Resort, 1133 Route 414. www.dellagoresort.com. 315-946-1695.

Dec. 27

Syracuse. “Elf the Musical.” 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. See Dec. 1.

Dec. 28

Syracuse. “Elf the Musical.” 8 p.m. See Dec. 1.

Verona. Bret Michaels: The Party Starts Now. Michaels’ 2018 World Tour brings his distinct country sound to Upstate New York. 8 p.m. $64 to $89. Package deals available at the website. The Showroom, Turning Stone Resort Casino, 5218 Patrick Rd. www.turningstone.com. 800-771-7711.

Dec. 29

Syracuse. “Elf the Musical.” 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. See Dec. 1.

Long Lake. 2018 Feeling Long Lakey Polar Plunge. Participants should be prepared with towels, robes and warm clothes. Plungers under 18 must have permission from their parents to plunge. Changing area available at the Long Lake Beach Restrooms. Individuals or Teams can register. Medical check is required and provided by the Long Lake Rescue Squad. Prizes awarded for Most Funds Raised by Team and Individual, Best Costumes and Themes and more. For registration information and pledge sheets call 518-624-3077. Registration 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Adirondack Hotel. Plunge 1 p.m. Long Lake Town Beach, 1258 Main St. 518-624-3077.

Dec. 30

Syracuse. “Elf the Musical.” 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. See Dec. 1.

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. In partnership with the Rochester Kwanzaa Coalition. 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Suggested $5 donation. Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Avenue. http://mag.rochester.edu. 585-276-8900.

Dec. 31

Cortland. Cortland Repertory Theatre’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 Theatre Downtown, 24 Port Watson St. www.cortlandrep.org. 800-427-6160. info@cortlandrep.org.

Dundee. Once Upon a New Year’s Eve at the Inn at Glenora Wine Cellars. Ring in 2019 at the Inn at Glenora Wine Cellars and Veraisons Restaurant. The New Year’s Eve package includes a variety of elements perfect for a romantic and relaxing celebration, with additional add-ons available to make it extra special. Overnight stay includes a bottle of Glenora Brut and champagne flutes, late night cocktail hour with heavy hors d’oeuvres, sparkling wine toast at midnight, and a breakfast buffet and late check-out on New Year’s Day. Reservations recommended. Room rates start at $269. 5435 State Route 14. www.glenora.com/Inn/New-Years-Eve. 1-800-243-5513. info@glenora.com.

Saranac Lake. First Night. First Night Saranac Lake 2019. See Dec. 31. A family-friendly celebration of the arts welcomes in 2019. 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

Liverpool. Lights on the Lake. Drive through a two-mile annual lights display featuring larger-than-life themed areas. While driving through, tune into Sunny 102 to listen to holiday music. Open daily 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Mon. to Thurs. $10 per car; including motorcycles. $20 per car (including motorcycles) Fri. through Sun. 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 or checks are accepted at the gate. Onondaga Lake Park. www.lightsonthelake.com. 315-453-6712. Event ends Jan. 6.

2019 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. www.nysiceproam.com

SATURDAYS, SUNDAYS

Fabius. Horse-drawn Sleigh Rides. See “December: Saturdays and Sundays” listing.

Jan. 1

Syracuse. 33rd Annual Gingerbread Gallery at the Erie Canal Museum. See “DECEMBER: ALL MONTH” listing.

Corning. Glass Wonderland at the Corning Museum of Glass. See “DECEMBER: ALL MONTH” listing.

Saranac Lake. First Night. First Night Saranac Lake 2019. See Dec. 31.

Lake George. Polar Plunge. Every year, hundreds gather on the frosty shores of Lake George for a daring New Year’s Day swim, known as the Polar Plunge. About 1,000 participants are expected to take part in the Lake George Polar Plunge. Registration 10:30 a.m. at Duffy’s Tavern on Amherst St in Lake George Village. 518-668-5323.

Jan. 2

Syracuse. “Elf the Musical.” 7 p.m. See Dec. 1.

Syracuse. 33rd Annual Gingerbread Gallery at the Erie Canal Museum. See “DECEMBER: ALL MONTH” listing.

Corning. Glass Wonderland at the Corning Museum of Glass. See “DECEMBER: ALL MONTH” listing.

Saranac Lake. First Night. First Night Saranac Lake 2019. See Dec. 31.

Jan. 3

Syracuse. “Elf the Musical.” 7 p.m. See Dec. 1.

Syracuse. 33rd Annual Gingerbread Gallery at the Erie Canal Museum. See “DECEMBER: ALL MONTH” listing.

Jan. 4

Syracuse. “Elf the Musical.” 8 p.m. See Dec. 1.

Syracuse. 33rd Annual Gingerbread Gallery at the Erie Canal Museum. See “DECEMBER: ALL MONTH” listing.

Auburn. First Friday. See Dec. 7.

Jan. 5

Syracuse. “Elf the Musical.” 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. See Dec. 1.

Syracuse. 33rd Annual Gingerbread Gallery at the Erie Canal Museum. See “DECEMBER: ALL MONTH” listing.

Oswego. Delaney Brothers Bluegrass. Two-time SAMMY winners, Delaney Brothers Bluegrass is one of central New York’s oldest bluegrass bands. Their music is influenced by many other acoustic traditions such as country, folk, gospel, and Celtic. 7:30 p.m. Admission charged. Oswego Music Hall, 41 Lake St.

Jan. 6

Syracuse. “Elf the Musical.” 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. See Dec. 1.

Syracuse. 33rd Annual Gingerbread Gallery at the Erie Canal Museum. See “DECEMBER: ALL MONTH” listing.

Jan. 12

Saratoga Springs. Hattie’s Annual Mardi Gras Party. This event was created in honor of Miss Hattie to carry out her legacy of charitable giving. Every year a local non-for–profit is chosen to be the recipient of the proceeds raised from Hattie’s Mardi Gras Soiree. To date, close to $700,000 has been raised for worthy causes. This year, it’s Jakes’ Help From Heaven. $100. Canfield Casino, 1 Congress Avenue. http://hattiesrestaurant.com/mardi-gras.

Jan. 13

Syracuse. Symphoria Casual Series: “Four Seasons”. Concertmaster Peter Rovit is featured in Melinda Wagner’s Brandenburg-inspired work “Little Moonhead,” and after intermission, Symphoria performs Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons”. 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. $40 to $20; 18 and under free. St. Paul’s Syracuse, The Downtown Episcopal Church (Fayette Street Entrance), 220 E. Fayette St. http://experiencesymphoria.org. 315-299-5598. ebass@experiencesymphoria.org.

Jan. 15

Utica. American Girl Live. Experience American Girl in an all-new musical stage production, featuring all-original songs in a story about sleepover summer camp, bravery and friendship. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. $40 to $75. The Stanley Theater, 261 Genesee St. www.thestanley.org/events/view/1277/american-girl-live. 315-724-4000. gzumpano@thestanley.org.

Buffalo. Trans Siberian Orchestra “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve”. The TSO’s Winter Tour will be returning to KeyBank Center as a multi-sensory performance which sells out venues year after year. The event features founder/composer/lyricist Paul O’Neill’s story of a runaway who finds her way into a mysterious abandoned theater. Dates and times subject to change without notice. KeyBank Center, 1 Seymour Knox III Plaza. 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. $49.50 to $79.50. www.tickets.com. www.trans-siberian.com.

Jan. 16

Utica. “American Girl Live”. See Jan. 15.

Jan. 18

Buffalo. Crash Test Dummies.  7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Admission starts at $32. Town Ballroom, 681 Main St.

Lake George. Funky Ice Fest. Celebrate everything in ice: ice bars, a playable ice piano and ice sculptures. 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. www.adkbrewery.com. 518-260-2025.

Jan. 19

Syracuse. Darci Lynne. The youngest contestant to win “America’s Got Talent”, ventriloquist Darci Lynne sold out her headlining show in six minutes after her big win. See her and her pals live. 7 p.m. $25 to $46. Landmark Theatre, 362 S. Salina St. https://landmarktheatre.org. www.ticketmaster.com.

Lake George. Funky Ice Fest. See Jan. 18.

West Monroe. 24th 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. to 3 p.m. $5 per sled; $10 for two or more sleds; $10 vendors. Two Guys from Italy Restaurant, NYS Rte. 49.

Oswego. Loren Barrigar & Co. Loren started playing guitar when he was 4, and by age 6 played in front of thousands at the Grand Ole Opry. He has performed with some of the best acoustic players in the world. 7:30 p.m. Admission is charged. Oswego Music Hall, 41 Lake St.

Jan. 20

Lake George. Funky Ice Fest. See Jan. 18.

Jan. 21

Lake George. Funky Ice Fest. See Jan. 18.

Jan. 22

Lake George. Funky Ice Fest. See Jan. 18.

Jan. 23

Lake George. Funky Ice Fest. See Jan. 18.

Jan. 24

Lake George. Funky Ice Fest. See Jan. 18.

Buffalo. Disney On Ice presents “Worlds of Enchantment.” Enter the world of Disney magic, live on ice with four favorite Disney stories, including characters such as Lightning McQueen, Mater and the crew of Disney-Pixar’s Cars; Ariel and The Little Mermaid’s undersea kingdom;  Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Jessie and the Toy Story gang; and sisters Anna and Elsa and pals Olaf and Kristoff from Disney’s Frozen. 7 p.m. $19.50 to $114.50. Dates and times subject to change without notice. KeyBank Center, 1 Seymour Knox III Plaza. www.tickets.com. 888-223-6000.

Jan. 25

Lake George. Funky Ice Fest. See Jan. 18.

Buffalo. Disney On Ice presents “Worlds of Enchantment.” See Jan. 24.

Jan. 26

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, silent auctions, and hourly giveaways. 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Admission to be announced. Horticulture Building, New York State Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd. www.syracusemanshow.com 800-753-3978. rob@rightcoastcars.com.

Lake George. Funky Ice Fest. See Jan. 18.

Buffalo. Disney On Ice presents “Worlds of Enchantment.” 11 a.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m. See Jan. 24.

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. Saturday is Masons’ Chili Walk; Sunday is Wing Walk. Free admission. Downtown Pulaski.

Syracuse. Symphoria Masterworks IV: Brahms’ First. Twin sisters Michelle and Christina Naughton return to Syracuse to perform Bruch’s little-known Double Piano Concerto. After intermission, Lawrence Loh conducts Symphoria in Brahms’ Symphony No. 1. 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. General admission $82 to $20; college $5; 18 & under free admission. The Oncenter Civic Center Theaters, 421 Montgomery St. http://experiencesymphoria.org. 315-299-5598.

Grafton. 34th Annual Winter Fest. Enjoy food, games, exhibitors, and fun in the snow. Snow or no snow, it’s a go. Activities include kid games indoors and outdoors, crafts, live animal presenters, the Polar Plunge, snowshoeing and more. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission. Grafton Lakes State Park, 100 Grafton Lakes State Park Way. www.nysparks.com/parks/53/details.aspx. www.facebook.com/GraftonLakesStatePark. 518-279-1155. elizabeth.wagner@parks.ny.gov

Jan. 27

Buffalo. Disney On Ice presents “Worlds of Enchantment.” 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. See Jan. 24.

Pulaski. Salmon River Winter Festival. See Jan. 26.

Phoenix. Crocks on the Lock. Taste different recipes made in Crock Pots. Family fun. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission. State St.

Jan. 31

Lake Placid. 2019 Empire State Winter Games. In its 39th year, the games will bring together athletes from across New York state and beyond to compete in over 30 winter sports events. The 2018 Games included more than 2,100 athletes of all ages, including master divisions, and the 2019 Games are expected to exceed that number. There is no charge by Empire State Winter Games to watch any sport. Events take place in Lake Placid, Wilmington, Saranac Lake, Tupper Lake, Malone, and Paul Smiths. www.empirestatewintergames.com. 518-523-2445.

FEBRUARY

WEEKENDS ALL MONTH

Fabius. Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides. See “DECEMBER: SATURDAYS, SUNDAYS” listing.

Feb. 1

Auburn. First Friday. See Dec. 7.

Lake Placid. 2019 Empire State Winter Games. See Jan. 31.

Syracuse. “Don Giovanni.” The second production in Syracuse Opera’s season of “Men with Knives…Behaving Badly”, Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” illustrates the price paid for arrogance, brutality and disrespect. Conductor’s talk an hour prior to each performance time. 8 p.m. to 10:45 p.m. $26 to $125. Crouse Hinds Theater at the Oncenter Civic Center Theaters, 421 Montgomery St. www.syracuseopera.org. 315-476-7372. info@syracuseopera.com.

Alexandria Bay. River Hockey Classic. Watch river hockey or participate with access to on-site hot food concession, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, heated tent, and free shuttles back and forth to Alexandria Bay and Clayton. Family-friendly pickup broomball games, (bring your stick). 11:00 a.m. to 10 p.m. Free admission for spectators. 43615 NY 12, Swan Bay Resort. www.riverhockeyclassic.com. riverhockeyclassic@yahoo.com.

Saranac Lake. 2019 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival. This year’s carnival has a Prehistoric Park theme. As always, 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.

Feb. 2

Saranac Lake. 2019 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival. See Feb. 1.

Lake Placid. 2019 Empire State Winter Games. See Jan. 31.

Syracuse. Three Cheers for the Woodwinds and Brass. John Oberbrunner presents a concert featuring Central New York musicians. The Symphoria Woodwind Quintet will perform the “Quintet” by Carl Nielsen and the “Sextet”, with piano, by Francis Poulenc. Those works are complemented by a varied selection of works played by the Symphoria Brass Quintet. Selections for brass to be announced. 7:30 p.m. General admission $25; seniors $20; under age 30 $15; full-time students and holders of EBT/SNAP cards free. HW Smith Elementary, 113 Salt Springs Road. http://syrfcm.org. 315- 682-7720. sfcm00@gmail.com.

Syracuse. “Don Giovanni.” 2 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. See Feb. 1.

Oswego. Yogathon. Several instructors, each leading a different yoga style. Sessions are appropriate for beginners or experienced yogis. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. $25. Peaceful Remedies, Inc., 41 Lake St.

Oswego. Annie & the Hedonists. Annie leads the three-man band playing American jazz. 7:30 p.m. Admission charged. Oswego Music Hall, 41 Lake St.

Alexandria Bay. River Hockey Classic. See 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. $4.50; Museum members and children 12 and younger free admission. Hanford Mills Museum, 51 County Highway 12. 607-278-5744. bethr@hanfordmills.org.

Watertown. 20th Annual North Country Chili Cook-Off. Each year the Jefferson County American Legion Auxiliary, with support from the American Legion Family, hosts the North Country Chili Cook-Off to support the Volunteer Transportation Center programs that benefit veterans and their family members who live in Jefferson County. Up to 40 teams compete. Many categories and lots of family fun. Attendees have the chance to vote for their favorite recipe. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Check website for admission. Dulles State Office Building, 317 Washington St. www.VolunteerTransportationCenter.org. 315-788-0422 x2902. jeremiah@volunteertransportation.org.

Feb. 3

Saranac Lake. 2019 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival. See Feb. 1.

Lake Placid. 2019 Empire State Winter Games. See Jan. 31.

Pulaski. 5th Annual Selkirk Shores State Park 5K Snowshoe Run/Walk.  Enjoy a snowshoe walk or run on a wooded trail course. Race begins at the heated, enclosed shelter and ends there with refreshments. 11 a.m. Registration fee TBD. Selkirk Shores State Park, 7101 NYS Rte. 3.

Feb. 4

Saranac Lake. 2019 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival. See Feb. 1.

Feb. 5

Saranac Lake. 2019 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival. See Feb. 1.

Feb. 6

Saranac Lake. 2019 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival. See Feb. 1.

Feb. 7

Saranac Lake. 2019 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival. See Feb. 1.

Oswego. “Taylor 2.” An ensemble of six dancers interpret the athleticism, humor and range of emotions found in Paul Taylor’s work. 7:30 p.m. General public $20; SUNY Oswego students $5. Waterman Theater, Tyler Hall, SUNY Oswego campus.

Clayton. 2019 Fire & Ice Celebration. 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.

Feb. 8

Saranac Lake. 2019 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival. See Feb. 1.

Clayton. 2019 Fire & Ice Celebration. See Feb. 7.

Buffalo. Harlem Globetrotters. The Original Harlem Globetrotters offer a star-studded roster displaying their ball handling tricks, physical humor and lighthearted hijinks in a family friendly performance. 7 p.m. $24.50 to $129.50. KeyBank Center, 1 Seymour Knox III Plaza. www.tickets.com. 888-223-6000.

Feb. 9

Saranac Lake. 2019 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival. See Feb. 1.

Syracuse. Symphoria Pops Series: “My Funny Valentine.” Jazz classics, pop ballads, classical masterpieces and numbers from stage and screen performed by Irish trumpet player and vocalist Shóna Henneberry. 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. General admission $20 to $88; college $5; 18 and younger free admission. The Oncenter Civic Center Theaters, 421 Montgomery St. 315-299-5598

Fulton. 19th Annual Great Eastern Whiteout. Antique and vintage snowmobile show and swap meet. Vintage snow-oval racing on the lake (depending on ice). All proceeds benefit local charities and scholarships. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. $10 adult admission. Fulton War Memorial, 609 W. Broadway. www.facebook.com/GreatEasternWhiteout.

Lacona. Winona Forest Tourathon. 12.5k, 25k, and Walter Chapman 50k Classical cross-country ski races through Winona Forest. 8 a.m. Family discounts available. Register at www.skireg.com. Winona Forest, Lacona.

Pulaski. Candlelight Snowshoe Hike. The trail is about a half-mile loop through the woods. Enjoy some refreshments, crafts, and fire at the enclosed shelter when finish finished. Fun for the whole family. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free admission. Selkirk Shores State Park, 7101 NYS Rte. 3.

Clayton. 2019 Fire & Ice Celebration. See Feb. 7.

Long Lake. Long Lake Ice Fishing Derby Long Lake Ice Fishing Derby. Fish the waters of Long Lake or Lake Eaton. Registration at the Town Hall starts at 6 a.m. Tip ups and lines in at 7 a.m. with live weigh in at the Long Lake Snack Shack located at the Long Lake Town Beach. Cash prizes for trout and landlocked salmon on Lake Eaton. Must be present to win. 7 a.m. $25 fee per person. Long Lake Town Beach. www.longlakefishgame.com. 518-624-3077.

Feb. 10

Saranac Lake. 2019 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival. See Feb. 1.

Phoenix. Fun Freeze. Bring the family for ice skating, hot dogs and hot chocolate. Some skates available for use. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free admission. State St.

Rochester. Black History Month Celebration. noon to 5 p.m. Suggested $5 donation. Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Avenue. http://mag.rochester.edu. 585-276-8900. maginfo@mag.rochester.edu.

Feb. 12

Syracuse. Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Cinderella.” The Tony Award®-winning musical from the creators of “South Pacific” and “The Sound of Music” features an orchestra, on-stage transformations and all the classic moments—the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more—plus surprising new twists. Recommended for ages 6-plus. 7:30 p.m. $25 to $65. Landmark Theatre, 362 S. Salina St. www.ticketmaster.com/venueartist/168/806215.

Feb. 13

Syracuse. Native Gardens: “A Snippy Comedy About Thorny Neighbors.” Enjoy a light-hearted look at what ails us in this witty and spot-on new comedy about a border dispute over a few feet of property. Written by Karen Zacarias, a winner of the National Latino Playwriting Award. 7:30 p.m. $20 to $53. Syracuse State Complex, 820 E. Genesee St. http://syracusestage.org/showinfo.php?id=85.

Syracuse. Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Cinderella.” See Feb. 12.

Feb. 14

Syracuse. “Native Gardens: A Snippy Comedy About Thorny Neighbors.” See Feb. 13.

Syracuse. Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Cinderella.” ASL designated performance. See Feb. 12.

Feb. 15

Syracuse. “Native Gardens: A Snippy Comedy About Thorny Neighbors.” 8 p.m. See Feb. 13.

Syracuse. Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Cinderella.” See Feb. 12.

Feb. 16

Syracuse. “Native Gardens: A Snippy Comedy About Thorny Neighbors.” 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. See Feb. 13.

Syracuse. Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Cinderella.” 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. See Feb. 12.

Oswego. April Verch Band. 7:30 p.m. Admission is charged. Oswego Music Hall, 41 Lake St.

Raquette Lake. Raquette Lake Winter Carnival. Enjoy a weekend of winter events. Youth activities start at 10 a.m. and include Snowshoe Relay, Snow Dodgeball, tug-o-war, and more. Ladies Frying Pan Toss at Noon and Ice Golf and bonfire all day. 2 p.m. Pete and Chris Magic Show at the Raquette Lake Library, free. On Sunday at noon, it’s the timed cross-cut and chainsaw competition. Competitors welcome. Main St. https://mylonglake.com. 518-624-3077.

Mannsville. Annual Tug Hill Challenge. ISDRA and IFSS Race. Officially sanctioned race for eight-dog, six-dog, and four-dog sleds. Skijor, juniors, novice and peewee classes. Fatbikes welcome. Winona Forest CCC Camp, Co. Rte. 90, Bargy Rd.

Syracuse. Symphoria Masterworks V: “Enigma Variations.” After beginning with Britten’s evocative seascape depictions, charismatic cellist Julie Albers is featured in Haydn’s elegantly delightful Cello Concerto No. 2. Elgar’s musical Enigma Variations, with its “Nimrod” variation, concludes the performance. Conducted by Lawrence Loh. 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. General admission $20 to $82. College students $5;  18 and younger free admission. Crouse Hinds Theater at the Oncenter Civic Center Theaters, 421 Montgomery St. http://experiencesymphoria.org. 315-299-5598. info@experiencesymphoria.org.

Saratoga Springs. The 2019 Flurry Festival. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. or all-day ticketing available. See Feb. 15.

Feb. 17

Syracuse. Native Gardens: “A Snippy Comedy About Thorny Neighbors.” 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. See Feb. 13.

Syracuse. Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Cinderella. “1 p.m. See Feb. 12.

Mannsville. Annual Tug Hill Challenge. See Feb. 16.

Clayton. Volunteer Fire Department’s Ice Fishing Derby & Ice Shanty Contest. Enjoy a day of ice fishing on the St. Lawrence River, plus the Ice Shanty Contest in this family-friendly event. Time to be announced. Free. French Creek Bay. www.claytonfiredepartment.org.  info@claytonfiredepartment.org.

Saratoga Springs. The 2019 Flurry Festival. 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. See Feb. 15.

Raquette Lake. Raquette Lake Winter Carnival. See Feb. 16.

Feb. 19

Syracuse. “Native Gardens: A Snippy Comedy About Thorny Neighbors.” See Feb. 13.

Feb. 20

Syracuse. “Native Gardens: A Snippy Comedy About Thorny Neighbors.” See Feb. 13.

Oswego. Ke-Nekt’ Series: JR Fralick. Hear a lecture-recital on Nineteenth-Century Russian Arias for Tenor. JR Fralick traces the history of 19th-Century Russian opera using video segments of operatic productions, with live performances of representative arias. 7:30 p.m. General public $15; SUNY Oswego students $5. Sheldon Hall Ballroom, SUNY Oswego campus.

Feb. 21

Syracuse. “Native Gardens: A Snippy Comedy About Thorny Neighbors.” See Feb. 13.

Feb. 22

Syracuse. Symphoria Spark Series: Mozart In The Jungle. Hear traditional and contemporary music from the popular Amazon series performed live by orchestra and chamber music ensembles. 7 p.m. General admission $25 to $16; 18 and younger free. Sky Armory, 351 S. Clinton St. http://experiencesymphoria.org. 315-299-5598. info@experiencesymphoria.org.

Syracuse. “Native Gardens: A Snippy Comedy About Thorny Neighbors.” 8 p.m. See Feb. 13.

Buffalo. Blake Shelton: Friends & Heroes 2019. Very special guest Lauren Alaina joins Shelton for the run along with special appearances by country icons the Bellamy Brothers, John Anderson and Trace Adkins. Dates and times subject to change without notice. 7 p.m. $39 to $119. KeyBank Center, 1 Seymour Knox III Plaza. www.tickets.com. 888-223-6000.

Feb. 23

Symphoria Kids: A Melodic Life. Trace the life of Bob, a lighthearted melody from childhood to middle age. Bob experiences many of life’s events such as going to school, playing sports and even getting a job. 10:30 a.m. General admission $8 to $15; Young than 18 free. Inspiration Hall, 709 James St. http://experiencesymphoria.org. 315-299-5598. info@experiencesymphoria.org.

Syracuse. “Native Gardens: A Snippy Comedy About Thorny Neighbors.” 7 p.m. See Feb. 13.

Phoenix. Murder Mystery Dinner. Participate in solving the mystery while dining. Time to be decided. Admission charged. Sweet Memorial Building, 455 Main St.

Feb. 24

DeWitt. Schola Cantorum of Syracuse presents: Cantigas de Santa Maria.  Selections from the Cantigas, a collection of poems with musical notation from the 13th-century royal court of Alfonso X of Spain, performed by Liamna Pestana, Daniel Yost and an ensemble of period instrument players and Schola singers. 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. General admission $20; senior $15; College $5; 18 and younger free admission. Pebble Hill Presbyterian Church, 5299 Jamesville Road. 315-446-1757.

Syracuse. “Native Gardens: A Snippy Comedy About Thorny Neighbors.” 2 p.m. See Feb. 13.

Feb. 27

Syracuse. “Native Gardens: A Snippy Comedy About Thorny Neighbors.” See Feb. 13.

Feb. 28

Syracuse. “Native Gardens: A Snippy Comedy About Thorny Neighbors.” See Feb. 13.

MARCH

March 1

Syracuse. “Native Gardens: A Snippy Comedy About Thorny Neighbors.” 8 p.m. See Feb. 13.

March 2

Syracuse. Steve Martin & Martin Short. Steve Martin, one of the most  well-known talents in comedy writing and performance for decades, teams up with Martin Short, a long-celebrated comedian and actor in television and films. They received four Emmy nominations for their collaboration of “An Evening You Will Forget the Rest of Your Life” for a Netflix special. In 2019, they bring their comedy tour “Now You See Them, Soon You Won’t” to stages nationwide. 8 p.m. $45 to $185. Landmark Theatre, 362 S. Salina St. 315-432-4426.

Syracuse. “Native Gardens: A Snippy Comedy About Thorny Neighbors.” 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. See Feb. 13.

Mannsville. Festival of Flakes: Winona Forest IditaFAT Race. Fat bike trail race, offering options of 12K, 25K or 50K distances. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Registration $10 to $65. Register at www.bikereg.com/winona-forest-iditafat-bike-race. CCC Camp, Winona Forest, Rte. 90.

Oswego. Vance Gilbert. Hear original jazz compositions. 7:30 p.m. Admission charged. Oswego Music Hall, 41 Lake St.

Buffalo. Disturbed: Evolution Tour. Two-time Grammy nominees Disturbed visit Buffalo on their international tour, supported with special guest Three Days Grace. Dates and times subject to change without notice. 7:30 p.m. $39 to $119. KeyBank Center, 1 Seymour Knox III Plaza. www.tickets.com. 888-223-6000.

March 3

Syracuse. “Native Gardens: A Snippy Comedy About Thorny Neighbors.” 2 p.m. See Feb. 13.

Mannsville. Festival of Flakes: Winona Forest IditaFAT Race. See Mar. 2.

March 6

Oswego. Neil Simon’s “The Good Doctor”. A mistimed sneeze, a foolish drowning stunt, a helpful cuckold, an enthusiastic dentist, a boy reluctant to face manhood-this is just some of what happens when the stories of Anton Chekhov cross with the wit and whimsy of Neil Simon. 7:30 p.m. General public $15; SUNY Oswego students $7. Waterman Theater, Tyler Hall, SUNY Oswego Campus.

March 7

Oswego. Neil Simon’s “The Good Doctor”. See Mar. 6.

March 8

Oswego. Neil Simon’s “The Good Doctor”. See Mar. 6.

March 9

Oswego. Neil Simon’s “The Good Doctor”. 2 p.m. See Mar. 6.

Oswego. Patrick’s Day Parade. A celebration of Oswego’s Irish culture. 10 a.m. Free. Presented by the Oswego Ancient Order of Hibernians Dean Michael Barry Division 1. Oswego St.

Syracuse. Symphoria Masterworks VI: Schumann’s Rhenish. Principal flautist Xue Su is featured in Lowell Liebermann’s virtuosic Flute Concerto. Strauss’ popular depiction of musical trickster Till Eulenspiegel begins the program, with Schumann’s Third Symphony featured after intermission. Lawrence Loh, conductor 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. General admission $20 to $82; college $5; 18 and younger free admission. Crouse Hinds Theater at the Oncenter Civic Center Theaters, 421 Montgomery St. http://experiencesymphoria.org. https://experiencesymphoria.secure.force.com/ticket. 315-299-5598. info@experiencesymphoria.org.

Lake George. Barrel Fest. Sample rare barrel-aged ales as well as rare barrel-aged selections from Northeast Breweries guests. Bonfires, live music, free snacks, and commemorative Barrel Fest tasting glasses, too. Adirondack Pub & Brewery, 33 Canada St. www.adkbrewery.com. 518-260-2025.

March 10

Oswego. Neil Simon’s “The Good Doctor”. See Mar. 6.

March 16

Oswego. Ceili Rain. Ceili Rain blends pop-rock music with Celtic/Irish flavor. 7:30 p.m. Admission charged. Oswego Music Hall, 41 Lake St.

March 17

Syracuse. Symphoria Casual Series: Musical Explorations. This performance features musical explorations by Brahms into the work of Haydn, Arvo Part’s non-fixed instrumentation work Frätres and Mozart’s exploration of counterpoint, form and complexity in his Symphony No. 38. 3 p.m. General admission $40 to $20; 18 and younger free. St. Paul’s Syracuse, 310 Montgomery St. http://experiencesymphoria.org. info@experiencesymphoria.org. 315-299-5598.

March 20

Syracuse. Pride & Prejudice: A Spirited Update on a Classic Romance. Kate Hamill’s playful adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic romance, Pride and Prejudice. The outspoken Elizabeth Bennet faces mounting pressure from her status-conscious mother to secure a suitable marriage. But is marriage suitable for a woman of Elizabeth’s intelligence and independence? 7:30 p.m. $20 to $53. Syracuse Stage Complex, 820 E. Genesee St. http://syracusestage.org/showinfo.php?id=86. 315-443-3275. info@syracusestage.org.

March 21

Syracuse. Pride & Prejudice: A Spirited Update on a Classic Romance. See Mar. 20.

March 22

Syracuse. Pride & Prejudice: A Spirited Update on a Classic Romance. 8 p.m. See Mar. 20.

Buffalo. The Sweetener World Tour. Pop artist Ariana Grande has released three platinum-selling albums and received four Grammy nominations by age 25. During her performance, no cameras or recording devices will be permitted (cell phones with cameras will be permitted) and each fan may bring only one bag. All bags must be 100% clear and must not exceed 12”x 6”x12”. Fans may bring one bag made of clear plastic, vinyl or PVC, or fans may bring a single one-gallon re-sealable clear freezer bag (Ziploc bag or similar). 7:30 p.m. $34.50 to $224.95. Dates and times subject to change without notice. KeyBank Center, 1 Seymour Knox III Plaza. www.tickets.com. 888-223-6000.

Syracuse. Syracuse StadiumCross. “Pit Party” featuring live bands, door prizes, and contests. 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Free. Toyota Coliseum, New York State Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd. syracusestadiumcross.com. 800-753-3978. rob@rightcoastinc.com.

March 23

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 locations 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.