From Upstate to Rockefeller Center
An Oneonta family contributed NYC’s most famous Christmas Tree.
If this year’s Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree seems even more impressive than ever, that’s because it hails from Otsego County – Oneonta, to be exact. The tree, at 94 feet tall, is the 2nd tallest Rockefeller Center tree on record. We went behind-the-scenes with the Eichler family
to learn how their tree earned this year’s honor.
Photos from the 140-mile trip and installation.
(AP Photo/Heather Ainsworth)
Don’t miss this magnificent tree all lit up! Catch the annual lighting ceremony on NBC on Nov. 30th at 8 p.m. and get in the holiday spirit.
Holidays at The Farmers’ Museum
Thanksgiving at the Farm
Gather together with your friends and family and learn how 19th century rural New Yorkers celebrated Thanksgiving! You can see traditional foods prepared on an open hearth, visit the turkey house, and illustrate your own Thanksgiving story. Nov 25-26, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Learn more
Enjoy the magic of the season at Candlelight Evening, when The Farmers’ Museum is festooned with greenery and illuminated by hundreds of candles. Take a carriage ride pulled by draft horses draped in jingle bells, meet Santa Claus, enjoy holiday musical performances, seasonal crafts for kids and free rides on the Empire State Carousel. Saturday, December 10, 3-7 p.m. Learn more
A Christmas Carol
Don’t be a scrooge! Discover the true meaning of Christmas in the classic holiday performance adapted from the novella by Charles Dickens. Produced by the Glimmer Globe Theater. Multiple performances on December 16, 17, 18th. Tickets are available online
With Visions of Gingerbread…
Destination Oneonta’s beloved Gingerbread Jubilee
is back! From Nov. 19th to Dec. 10th, you can stroll through downtown Oneonta and see all the deliciously designed gingerbread houses displayed in storefront windows. This year’s theme is “A Storybook Holiday.” Enjoy the culinary delights and do a little shopping at the same time!