Visitors will find many opportunities to include Genesee Country Village & Museum in their holiday traditions this December. The Museum presents a full lineup of festive holiday shopping experiences, theatrical tours of the Historic Village, pancake breakfasts with St. Nick, and more. Explore all holiday happenings and purchase tickets online: https://www.gcv.org/holiday-happenings/.
Yuletide in the Country Theatrical Tours and Holiday Dinner & Brunch: Visit the Museum on select Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays in December (December 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16 & 17), for Yuletide in the Country. Visitors will explore the wintry Historic Village by candlelight and be invited into scenes that highlight celebrations and gatherings as they would have looked throughout the 1800s. Theatrical performances will represent the rich history and tradition that newcomers to the region would have shared throughout the 19th century. Highlights include a look at the Italian-American tradition of Festi dei Setti Pesci, a Hanukkah celebration, Watch Night festivities as presented by David Shakes and the North Star Players, and moments of fika and hygge with Swedish settlers. Visitors may even encounter the jolly old elf, St. Nick. Yuletide Tours will run from 5 – 8:30 p.m. on Fridays, from 2 – 8:45 p.m. on Saturdays, and from 12 – 5 p.m. on Sundays. General admission for Yuletide Tours is $30, and admission for Museum Members is $26. Yuletide Tours can be paired with a festive dinner or brunch on select dates – a sumptuous GCV&M tradition featuring savory and sweet holiday dishes. Yuletide Dinners are $32 for adults and $20 for guests 10 and under (children ages 3 and under are free). Yuletide Brunches are $25 for adults and $15 for children 10 and under (children ages 3 and under are free). Tickets for Yuletide in the Country Tours, Dinners, and Brunches must be purchased separately and in advance. Yuletide in the Country is sponsored by Valley Propane & Fuels, Cedar Street Sales & Rentals, and NFP Technology Solutions. Learn more and purchase tickets online: https://www.gcv.org/event/yuletide-in-the-country-tours-holiday-dinner-and-brunch/.
Pancake Breakfast with St. Nick: On Saturday, December 17, and Sunday, December 18, GCV&M will be offering a holiday favorite, the annual Pancake Breakfast with St. Nick. With seatings at 9 a.m., 10:15 a.m., and 11:30 a.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m., 10:15 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, guests can enjoy a sweet and savory buffet breakfast of pancakes, French toast, sausage, and other offerings. After Breakfast with St. Nick on Sunday, December 18, visitors can explore a medley of holiday happenings in the Historic Village during a Holiday Open House (tickets must be purchased separately). The Pancake Breakfast with St. Nick is $15 for adults, $10 for youth 3 – 12, and children two and under are free. Learn more and purchase tickets online: https://www.gcv.org/event/breakfast-st-nick/.
Holiday Open House: On Sunday, December 18, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., families can celebrate the season by exploring the festive Historic Village during GCV&M’s Holiday Open House. See villagers bustling with winter tasks and offering greetings to their neighbors and friends. Bring the whole family for self-guided tours through historic homes that are warmed by fires and alive with holiday lights, candles, and traditional decorations. Visit the D.B. Munger & Co. Confectionery for a historical treat, shop the Flint Hill Store, attend a Curatorial Talk on warm winter fashions, take a family photo in the Village, and more. General admission is $12, $9 for Museum Members, and children three and under are free. Learn more and purchase tickets online: https://www.gcv.org/event/holiday-open-house/.
Holiday Afternoon Tea in the Village: Visit GCV&M on December 14, 15, 20 & 21, from 1 – 3 p.m. for an exclusive new holiday tradition – Afternoon Tea in the Historic Village. Set in historic Davis Opera Hall bedecked for the holidays, this event includes a tea etiquette talk by Lyn Somers and a mini-tour of historic Hyde and Hamilton houses in the Museum’s Gaslight District. Guests are also welcome to stroll through the decorated Village before or after tea. Afternoon Tea includes a selection of tea varieties, finger sandwiches, quiches, and sweet treats. Wine and mimosas will also be available for purchase. Tickets for Afternoon Tea are $45 for the general public, $40 for Museum Members. Learn more and purchase tickets online: https://www.gcv.org/event/holiday-tea/.