Christmas in Aurora, NY
The Charming Village
in the Finger Lakes
 

Christmas in Aurora 2014: Schedule of Events
(schedule and offerings subject to change)


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10:00 am - 6:00 pm   
Shops open all along Main Street. Free and open to the public

10:00 am - 6:00 pm
WALK-ABOUT CONTEST

All along Main Street

  • $10 spent at any participating location earns
    one raffle ticket for a stay at the Aurora Inn
  • Bring your receipts to the Aurora Inn front desk
    and receive your tickets
  • Drawing will be held after the Holiday Concert at the Morgan Opera House
  • Winner does not have to be in attendance

10:00 am - 6:00 pm
SILENT AUCTION

Scipio Masonic Lodge
Bid on gifts and services donated by association members. Benefits area charity and the AAMA.proceeds go to AAMA
& local organizations and charities
.

10:00 am - 1:00 pm
GINGERBREAD HOUSE DECORATING WORKSHOP FOR TEENS (ages 10-18)
Aurora Free Library

Bids accepted from 1:00 - 7:00 PM.

1:00 - 4:00 PM
HORSE-DRAWN WAGON RIDES
Depart from Aurora Volunteer Firehouse and Aurora Post Office.

1:00 - 4:00 pm
HOLIDAY HOUSE WALK
Guide and tickets available at the Aurora Free Library,
370 Main Street and at the showcase homes
$10/person, $5 each additional person

  • Rowland House c.1902, 453 Main St.
  • Bates House c.1880, 366 Main St.
  • Scipio Lodge c.1819, 325 Main St.
  • Richards House c.1920, 267 Main St.
  • Peter Fort House c.1810, 268 Main St.

Benefits the Aurora Free Library

1:00 - 4:00 pm
FREE WINE TASTING AT THE AURORA INN

2:00 - 6:00 pm
FREE HOT CHOCOLATE & COOKIE CONTEST
Lakeside Room in the Aurora Inn
Winner will be awarded a Dorie's cake.
Drop off cookie entries by 2:00 PM

starting at 4:00 pm until sold out
COMMUNITY PIZZA DINNER
Aurora Volunteer Firehouse
Pizza dinner sponsored and benefiting the Aurora Firehouse. Price to be announced.

4:00 - 8:00 pm
HOUSE DECORATING CONTEST
Throughout the Village
Gorgeous and Gaudy awards will be given in Aurora Dollars
Judging by RE/MAX In Motion.
Winner announced after the holiday concert at the Morgan Opera House

6:00 - 7:00 pm
COMMUNITY TREE LIGHTING, CAROLING & SANTA CLAUS
at the Aurora Post Office
Santa Claus will hear children's wish lists in the Aurora Free Library.

starting at 7:15 pm
Holiday Hammer Dulcimer Concert with
DAN DUGGAN & PEGGY LYNN

Morgan Opera House
(benefits the Aurora Free Library)

After the concert
Contest and Raffle Winners announced

  • Cookie Contest winner
  • House Decorating Contest winners
  • Walk-about raffle contest drawing
  • Gingerbread House auction winners

SHOPPING SPECIALS AND MORE
(see schedule for times)

Aurora Arts & Design Center
10% off all merchandise; 15% off over $100; 30% off select Trillium prints.

3:00 - 5:00 PM Book signing by local psychiatrist Dr. Peter Breggin entitled: “Guilt, Shame and Anxiety”.

Light refreshments will be served all day by Pumpkin Hill.

The Aurora Inn
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM The Aurora Inn front desk will be collecting receipts and running the Aurora Dollars raffle for a stay at the Aurora Inn. Winner will be announced after the holiday concert at the Morgan Opera House.

Noon - 6:00 PM $5 happy hour on glasses of house wines and specialty cocktails.

1:00 - 4:00 PM Free Wine tasting.

2:00 PM - 6:00 PM Free hot chocolate and holiday cookie contest in the Lakeside Room. Winner announced after the holiday concert at the Morgan Opera House and will be awarded a certificate for a Dorie's Bakery cake.
Drop off cookie entries by 2:00 PM

Vendors in the Lakeside Room:

  • Sweet Penelope Farms offering home grown organic vegetables and pork and fresh baked cupcakes.

Aurora Free Library
The library is sponsoring a Giving Tree, to provide books to the children served by the local food pantry. Drop by and donate the funds ($7/book) to give a book, to a child in need.

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Four Gingerbread houses made by Man in the Moon Bake Shoppe will be decorated by teens ages 10-18. They will be auctioned and proceeds benefit the Aurora Free Library. No registration necessary.

  • Bidding from 1:00-7:00 PM
  • Winner announced after concert at the library

This event is co-sponsored by the Bernard Carl and Shirley Rosen Library Fund and Miller Tilling.

1:00 - 4:00 PM Holiday House Walk. Visit five showcase homes of Aurora. Tickets $10/person, $5 each additional person and proceeds benefit the Aurora Free Library.

Bet The Farm
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM The Winery offers complimentary wine tasting and 10% discount on purchases. In addition, there will be two new wine releases food samples and holiday cheer!

5:15 PM 2nd annual traditional serving of the Feuerzangenbowle - a mulled wine recipe!

Dorie's Bakery
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM Complimentary candy canes.

Jane Morgan's Little House
Enjoy 10% off every purchase including sale items. Sign up for an in-house raffle for a large gift certificate and charity donation to Youth Haven Ranch (drawing on Dec 10th).

MacKenzie-Childs
December 7-9 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM Holiday Event Friday thru Sunday, at the Farm. 20% off one item, enter for door prizes, and attend farm house tours.

Meeshé Salon and Spa
25% off Aveda® retail. Gift certificate special: buy one for $100 get one valued at $15 for free. Buy a gift of pampering $300 = 1 night at Aurora Mainstays, $100 at Meeshé Salon and Spa and a $50 voucher toward dinner at Aurora Inn.

Morgan Opera House
7:15 PM
Dan Duggan Hammered Dulcimer Concert benefiting the Aurora Free Library. Raffle and contest winners will be announced immediately following the concert.

Only a Paper Moon Art & Antiques
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM 10% off any purchase of $30 or more. Limit one per customer.

Pumpkin Hill Bistro
Open for lunch and dinner serving from noon until 8pm serving a special all inclusive holiday menu plus our regular menu.

We will also be supplying complementary refreshments at Aurora Arts & Design Center all day.

RE/MAX in Motion
4:00 - 8:00 PM House decorating contest. 2 prizes being offered for Gorgeous and Gaudy.

Scipio Masonic Lodge
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Silent Auction. Come by and bid on local crafts and services. Benefits area charity and the AAMA.

The United Ministry of Aurora
Bake Sale to benefit our local mission projects.

San Pedro Sister Community Project - Support for Sister Community of San Pedro, El Salvador through the sale of fair trade products, including purses and hammocks made, by the women, of San Pedro and fair trade coffee, tea & chocolate.

(schedule and offerings subject to change)

 

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