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

Christmas in Aurora 2015: 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 at 8:00 PM at The Fargo Bar & Grill
  • 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. Proceeds benefit local organizations and charities & the Aurora Arts & Merchants Association.

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

Bids accepted from 1:00 - 6:00 PM. Winner announced at the Community Tree Lighting ceremony.

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
$5/person

  • Pettibone House
  • Sommer Center, location of "The Well"
    on the Wells Campus
  • Scipio Lodge c.1819, 325 Main St.
  • Whalen House, 419 Main St.

Benefits the Aurora Free Library

1:00 - 4:00 pm
FREE WINE TASTING

at The Aurora Inn

3:00 - 5:00 pm
COOKIE CONTEST
Moose Room at The Fargo Bar & Grill
Winner will be awarded a $50 gift certificate
to The Fargo Bar & Grill.
Drop off cookie entries by 2:30 PM
Enter the lower level.

3:00 pm
LIVE ICE CARVING DEMONSTRATON
at The Aurora Inn

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 at 8:00 PM at The Fargo Bar & Grill

5:45 - 7:00 pm
COMMUNITY TREE LIGHTING, CAROLING & SANTA CLAUS
at the Aurora Post Office and Aurora Free Library
Santa Claus will hear children's wish lists in the Aurora Free Library.

starting at 7:30 pm
A CHRISTMAS CAROL RADIO SHOW AT THE MORGAN OPERA HOUSE
with J.G. Hertzler

Adults $12, Seniors $10, and Students $8

8:00 PM
The Fargo Bar & Grill

  • House Decorating Contest winners
  • Walk-about raffle contest drawing

SHOPPING SPECIALS AND MORE
(see schedule for times)

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

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 at 8:00 PM at The Fargo Bar & Grill.

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 Holiday cookie contest at The Fargo Bar & Grill. Winner announced at Community Tree Lighting and will be awarded a $50 gift certificate to the Fargo Bar & Gill.
Drop off cookie entries by 2:30 PM
Enter the lower level. 3 dozen (36) cookies recommended.

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 1:00-6:00 PM
  • Winner announced at Community Tree Lighting

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

1:30 - 3:00 PM Make a Holiday Ball Craft. All ages welcome. FREE.

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

Bet The Farm Winery
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 Come share the Feuerzangenbowle - a German holiday tradition!

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

Jane Morgan's Little House
Heart of the Store Sale begins today. Enjoy 10% off every purchase including sale items.

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.

Morgan Opera House
7:30 PM
The Morgan Opera House and the New Mercury Radio Theatre of New York announce the opening of an exciting new production of Charles Dicken's imortal classic "A Christmas Carol.".

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.

Second Story Rose
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM 10% of everything in the shop with healthy treat for snacking.

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.

Aurora Preschool will be selling handmade burlap wreaths.

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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