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December 2019

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - Friday, December 20, 2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
25th Annual Festival of Trees
Tuesdays thru Friday, visit the Thousand Islands Museum to enjoy the amazing trees and other decorations done by local businesses, organizations and families. Vote for your favorite. Add a loved ones name to the Memory tree, names are published in TI Sun weekly. Christmas raffles include baskets from Coyote Moon Vineyards, 1000 Island River Rat
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Location: Clayton, NY - Thousand Islands Museum. 312 James Street
Contact: Sharon Bourquin
Phone: 315-686-5794
[email protected]

Description
Tuesdays thru Friday, visit the Thousand Islands Museum to enjoy the amazing trees and other decorations done by local businesses, organizations and families. Vote for your favorite. Add a loved ones name to the Memory tree, names are published in TI Sun weekly. Christmas raffles include baskets from Coyote Moon Vineyards, 1000 Island River Rat Cheese and 1000 Island Cruet as well as small Christmas trees decorated by local artisans. For the second year, a quilt made by award winning quilter, Cindy Black, will be raffled. We will also be open Saturdays from 1-4 during this event.

Thursday, November 28, 2019 - Sunday, December 15, 2019
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Morrisburg’s Upper Canada Playhouse Presents Norm Foster’s Christmas Comedy Ethan Claymore’s Christmas
Hilarious Christmas comedy by Norm Foster. Recently widowed & struggling egg farmer Ethan Claymore is visited by a neighbour, a new lady in town and the ghost of his older brother to help him get some Christmas spirit & turn his life around.  

Location: Morrisburg, ON - 12320 County Rd 2
Contact: Donnie Bowes
www.uppercanadaplayhouse.com
1-877-550-3650

Description
Hilarious Christmas comedy by Norm Foster. Recently widowed & struggling egg farmer Ethan Claymore is visited by a neighbour, a new lady in town and the ghost of his older brother to help him get some Christmas spirit & turn his life around.  

Thursday, December 5, 2019
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
City of Watertown Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting
Join us for this year’s Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony! Come downtown before the parade begins for live entertainment! 5:45p- Northern Blend Chorus 6:10p- Stage Notes 6:30p- Christmas Parade begins 7:15p- Tree Lighting ceremony Stay and visit Santa in the gazebo after the parade! This years theme Snowtown USA

Location: Watertown, NY - Public Square
Contact: Watertown Business Association
Phone: 315-788-4503
www.publicsquare.com

Description
Join us for this year's Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony! Come downtown before the parade begins for live entertainment! 5:45p- Northern Blend Chorus 6:10p- Stage Notes 6:30p- Christmas Parade begins 7:15p- Tree Lighting ceremony Stay and visit Santa in the gazebo after the parade! This years theme Snowtown USA

Thursday, December 5, 2019 - Sunday, December 8, 2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
2019 North Country Festival of the Trees
2019 North Country Festival of Trees Schedule of Events Thursday, December 5, 2019 5:00 – 8:00 pm Public Viewing after the Downtown Christmas Parade (Free event) Friday, December 6, 2019 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Public Viewing and Silent Auction (Free Event) 6:00 pm Festival of Trees Gala Cost: $75 per person, RSVP required Buy
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Location: Watertown, NY - Dulles State Office Building - 317 Washington Street
Contact: Samaritan Medical Center Foundation
Phone: 315-785-5745

Description
2019 North Country Festival of Trees Schedule of Events Thursday, December 5, 2019 5:00 – 8:00 pm Public Viewing after the Downtown Christmas Parade (Free event) Friday, December 6, 2019 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Public Viewing and Silent Auction (Free Event) 6:00 pm Festival of Trees Gala Cost: $75 per person, RSVP required Buy Tickets Saturday, December 7, 2019 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Public Viewing and Silent Auction (Free Event) 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Sugarplum Ball Early Bird Tickets: $75 per couple, $35 for each additional child ($100 per couple after November 17th) RSVP required Sugarplum Early Bird portraits at 5:00 pm by Creative Imaging Fine Photography. Buy Tickets Sunday, December 8, 2019 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Public Viewing 1:00 pm Live Auction 3:00 – 4:30 pm Tree Pick-up

Friday, December 6, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
2019 Annual Christmas Tree Lighting
Join us for Alexandria Bay’s annual Christmas Tree Lighting. Stay warm while you listen to music by enjoying hot cocoa provided by Hearts for Youth. Santa will arrive just in time to watch the tree light up and meet all of his believers! This is a free community event.

Location: Alexandria Bay, NY - Upper James Street
Contact: Alexandria Bay Chamber of Commerce
Phone: 315482-9531
www.visitalexbay.org

Description
Join us for Alexandria Bay's annual Christmas Tree Lighting. Stay warm while you listen to music by enjoying hot cocoa provided by Hearts for Youth. Santa will arrive just in time to watch the tree light up and meet all of his believers! This is a free community event.

Friday, December 6, 2019 - Saturday, December 7, 2019
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Carthage Holiday Parade and Twin Villages Christmas
Holiday Parade, Tree Lighting and Fire Works on December 6th.  December 7th, Saturday  Twin Villages Christmas 11 am – 5 pm and Memory Tree Lighting 6:30pm.

Location: Carthage, NY - Downtown Carthage
Contact: Carthage Area Chamber of Commerce
[email protected]
www.carthageny.com

Description
Holiday Parade, Tree Lighting and Fire Works on December 6th.  December 7th, Saturday  Twin Villages Christmas 11 am - 5 pm and Memory Tree Lighting 6:30pm.

Friday, December 6, 2019
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Lighting of Tibbett’s Point Lighthouse
Please join us Dec. 6th for the lighting of the light house! Refreshments and entertainment begin at 5:30 pm with the lighting at 6:00 pm.

Location: Cape Vincent , NY - 33439 County Route # 6
Contact: Cape Vincent Chamber of Commerce
Phone: 315-654-2481

Description
Please join us Dec. 6th for the lighting of the light house! Refreshments and entertainment begin at 5:30 pm with the lighting at 6:00 pm.

Friday, December 6, 2019
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Public Holiday Reception
Head to Jefferson County Historical Society Facebook page for More Information!

Location: Watertown, NY - Paddock Mansion, 228 Washington Street
Contact: Jodan Walker
[email protected]

Description
Head to Jefferson County Historical Society Facebook page for More Information!

Friday, December 6, 2019
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Merry Market: Pop-Up Holiday Shop
From the same trusted organization that brings you the Watertown Farm & Craft Market comes a brand new event. We are proud to present, the Merry Market! The Merry Market is a pop-up style, holiday shopping experience! This two-day event will be your ideal shopping destination this holiday season. Our market will feature boutique-style vendors, one-of-a-kind crafters,
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Location: Watertown, NY - 11 Public Square #101
http://www.watertownny.com/pages/merry-market

Description
From the same trusted organization that brings you the Watertown Farm & Craft Market comes a brand new event. We are proud to present, the Merry Market! The Merry Market is a pop-up style, holiday shopping experience! This two-day event will be your ideal shopping destination this holiday season. Our market will feature boutique-style vendors, one-of-a-kind crafters, local artisans and more!  Our talented vendors will showcase home décor, apparel, jewelry, accessories, gourmet food & drinks - unique gifts for everyone on your holiday shopping list! The Merry Market is Open to the Public! Friday, December 6, 2019 | 4PM – 8PM Saturday, December 7, 2019 | 10AM – 4 PM Woolworth Building, Downtown Watertown 11 Public Square #101, Watertown, NY

Friday, December 6, 2019 - Sunday, December 8, 2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Christmas Market – Northern Flow Winery
Get ready for the Christmas season at DeLuke’s Garden Center and Northern Flow Vineyards! 10:00 – 4:00 Friday, Saturday and Sunday, December 6,7,8. Indoor craft and farmers market, and christmas tree sales all weekend! Check out local vendors! Hot chocolate, hot mulled wine, and hot cider will be available all weekend! Christmas craft table will
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Location: Clayton, NY - Northern Flow Winery - 40635 State Route 12
Contact: Northern Flow Winery
Phone: 315-686-4769
www.northernflowvineyards.com

Description
Get ready for the Christmas season at DeLuke's Garden Center and Northern Flow Vineyards! 10:00 - 4:00 Friday, Saturday and Sunday, December 6,7,8. Indoor craft and farmers market, and christmas tree sales all weekend! Check out local vendors! Hot chocolate, hot mulled wine, and hot cider will be available all weekend! Christmas craft table will be set up all three days, and winery gift shop will be helping you get ready for the season! Santa will be on site all day December 7, ready for pictures, to talk to kids, and to share cookies and cider!

Saturday, December 7, 2019
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Clayton Christmas Parade in Lights & Fireworks
Christmas in Clayton activities will be offered all day! Stay for our Christmas In Lights Parade at 6pm followed by a spectacular Fireworks Display immediately following the Parade.

Location: Clayton, NY - Riverside Drive
Contact: Tricia Bannister
[email protected]

Description
Christmas in Clayton activities will be offered all day! Stay for our Christmas In Lights Parade at 6pm followed by a spectacular Fireworks Display immediately following the Parade.

Saturday, December 7, 2019
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
North Country Festival of the Trees – Sugar Plum Ball
Young ladies and their fathers, grandfathers, uncles, or other special men in their lives are invited to attend the elegant Sugarplum Ball! Photography by Creative Imaging begins at 5 pm. Early Bird Tickets: $75 per couple ($35 each additional child). After November 17th: $100 per couple

Location: Watertown, NY - Dulles State Office Building - 317 Washington Street
Contact: Samaritan Medical Center Foundation
Phone: 315-785-5745

Description
Young ladies and their fathers, grandfathers, uncles, or other special men in their lives are invited to attend the elegant Sugarplum Ball! Photography by Creative Imaging begins at 5 pm. Early Bird Tickets: $75 per couple ($35 each additional child). After November 17th: $100 per couple

Saturday, December 7, 2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
25th Annual Juried Craft Show
A part of Clayton’s holiday celebration, the Thousand Island Museum holds a juried craft show the day of Clayton’s Christmas Parade. Visit the show where you will find unique one of a kind gifts for everyone on your list. Two floors of crafters.

Location: Clayton, NY - Knights of Columbus Hall, 420 James Street
Contact: Sharon Bourquin
Phone: 315-686-5794
[email protected]

Description
A part of Clayton's holiday celebration, the Thousand Island Museum holds a juried craft show the day of Clayton's Christmas Parade. Visit the show where you will find unique one of a kind gifts for everyone on your list. Two floors of crafters.

Saturday, December 7, 2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Holiday Craft Show
The Macsherry Library in Alexandria Bay will host its 15th annual Holiday Art & Crafts Show on Saturday December 7th from 10am to 4pm. The show features regional artisans whose work has included turned wooden bowls, ceramics, handmade jewelry, artwork, photographs, herbal wares, local maple products, and more. The annual Christmas Creations Raffle that benefits
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Location: Alexandria Bay, NY - 112 Walton Street
Contact: Ceil Cunningham
Phone: 3154822241

Description
The Macsherry Library in Alexandria Bay will host its 15th annual Holiday Art & Crafts Show on Saturday December 7th from 10am to 4pm. The show features regional artisans whose work has included turned wooden bowls, ceramics, handmade jewelry, artwork, photographs, herbal wares, local maple products, and more. The annual Christmas Creations Raffle that benefits local nonprofit groups will be joined this year by a Winter Warmth Raffle and a Cookie Contest. Refreshments will be served and there are many door prizes. This event is free & open to the public. Call 482-2241 for more information.

Saturday, December 7, 2019
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Christmas on Old McDonald’s Farm-2019
Join us for the 4th annual Christmas on the Farm! Enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of Christmas at Old McDonald’s Farm! Santa will be in attendance for pictures and to take your kids wish lists! Visit all of your favorite farm animals in their winter homes! Admission for this special event is $6/ person.
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Location: Sackets Harbor, NY - 14369 County Route 145 (North Harbor Road)
Contact: Old McDonald's Farm
Phone: 315-583-5737
www.oldmcdonaldhasafarm.com

Description
Join us for the 4th annual Christmas on the Farm! Enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of Christmas at Old McDonald's Farm! Santa will be in attendance for pictures and to take your kids wish lists! Visit all of your favorite farm animals in their winter homes! Admission for this special event is $6/ person. Cash & Cards. NO coupons, discounts, or season passes will be accepted. We will also have cookie decorating, snacks, hot chocolate and coffee at additional costs.

Sunday, December 8, 2019
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Maple Ridge Stables-Pony Rides & Santa
Stop by Maple Ridge Stables for a pony ride and a visit with Santa! Children will be able to give Santa their Christmas wish list, receive a special treat and hot chocolate. There will also be photo opportunities with the ponies and Santa, craft items for sale and a raffle. Open to public – Sunday
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Location: LaFargeville, NY - Maple Ridge Farm - 17582 Ridge Road
Contact: Richelle Patchen
Phone: 315-767-8647
[email protected]
https://mapleridgestable.weebly.com/

Description
Stop by Maple Ridge Stables for a pony ride and a visit with Santa! Children will be able to give Santa their Christmas wish list, receive a special treat and hot chocolate. There will also be photo opportunities with the ponies and Santa, craft items for sale and a raffle. Open to public - Sunday December 8th from 12-3 pm. $10 cost per child.

Sunday, December 8, 2019
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Christmas on Old McDonald’s Farm-2019
Join us for the 4th annual Christmas on the Farm! Enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of Christmas at Old McDonald’s Farm! Santa will be in attendance for pictures and to take your kids wish lists! Visit all of your favorite farm animals in their winter homes! Admission for this special event is $6/ person.
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Location: Sackets Harbor, NY - 14369 County Route 145 (North Harbor Road)
Contact: Old McDonald's Farm
Phone: 315-583-5737
www.oldmcdonaldhasafarm.com

Description
Join us for the 4th annual Christmas on the Farm! Enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of Christmas at Old McDonald's Farm! Santa will be in attendance for pictures and to take your kids wish lists! Visit all of your favorite farm animals in their winter homes! Admission for this special event is $6/ person. Cash & Cards. NO coupons, discounts, or season passes will be accepted. We will also have cookie decorating, snacks, hot chocolate and coffee at additional costs.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
It’s A Wonderful Life: LIVEFrom WVL Radio Theatre at The Clayton Opera House! An adaptation by WVR Repoley Produced by Immediate Theatre Project
It’s A Wonderful Life: Live from WVL Radio Theatre. This is a 1940s “live broadcast” radio production, complete with “On Air” signs, multi-tasking actors and plenty of sound effects. You will hear the production come together as if you were gathered around the radio in the privacy and comfort of your own living room. This
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Location: Clayton , NY - 403 Riverside Drive
Phone: 315-686-2200
claytonoperahouse.com/its-a-wonderful-life

Description
It's A Wonderful Life: Live from WVL Radio Theatre. This is a 1940s "live broadcast" radio production, complete with "On Air" signs, multi-tasking actors and plenty of sound effects. You will hear the production come together as if you were gathered around the radio in the privacy and comfort of your own living room. This is a live theatre production of It's A Wonderful Life as if it is being acted out in a radio station. Immediate Theatre Project tells stories that illuminate our experience of living here and now. Through professional productions, public readings and other forms of engagement, they bring new life to American classics, expose audiences to the best of contemporary drama, and develop new work with an eye to the future. In 2009, they completed this adaptation of Frank Capra's screenplay, focusing on the timeless story of struggle in times of crisis, and of the power of a community to uplift each other. Tickets are $20 for premium seats, $15 for center seats, and $10 for side seats. The show begins at 7:30 pm and tickets are available by calling our box office at (315) 686-2200 or by visiting us online at claytonoperahouse.com/its-a-wonderful-life!

Thursday, December 12, 2019
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
10th Mountain Division Band at The Clayton Opera House
Join us at the Clayton Opera House on Thursday, December 12th for an evening with the incredibly talented 10th Mountain Division Band! Get in the holiday spirit with us by attending this free show! That’s right, tickets are FREE but you must reserve your seat by visiting the Clayton Opera House, calling our box office
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Location: Clayton , NY - 403 Riverside Drive
Phone: 315-686-2200
claytonoperahouse.com/10th-mountain

Description
Join us at the Clayton Opera House on Thursday, December 12th for an evening with the incredibly talented 10th Mountain Division Band! Get in the holiday spirit with us by attending this free show! That's right, tickets are FREE but you must reserve your seat by visiting the Clayton Opera House, calling our box office at (315) 686-2200 or by visiting us online at claytonoperahouse.com/10th-mountain!

Friday, December 13, 2019 - Sunday, December 15, 2019
Whooville In The Harbor
Come enjoy a weekend of Whooville Fun: Whooville Grinch Run, Breakfast with Whooville Characters, Whooville Games, Activities, Arts and Crafts, Food, Whooville Characters, Christmas Parade, Tree Lighting Ceremony, and Santa.

Location: Sackets Harbor, NY - Throughout the village
Contact: Sackets Harbor Chamber of Commerce
Phone: 315-646-1700
[email protected]

Description
Come enjoy a weekend of Whooville Fun: Whooville Grinch Run, Breakfast with Whooville Characters, Whooville Games, Activities, Arts and Crafts, Food, Whooville Characters, Christmas Parade, Tree Lighting Ceremony, and Santa.

Saturday, December 14, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
An Evening With Dickens
Head to Jefferson County Historical Society Facebook page for More Information!

Location: Watertown, NY - Paddock Mansion, 228 Washington Street
Contact: Jodan Walker
[email protected]

Description
Head to Jefferson County Historical Society Facebook page for More Information!

Saturday, December 14, 2019
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Christmas Parade with Lights
The Annual Christmas in Cape Vincent Celebration will take place. Businesses will be open serving holiday treats and The Christmas Parade will begin at 5:00 pm. Floats will be decorated with holiday lights. After the parade the children can visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus and hot chocolate and donuts will be served. For more
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Location: Cape Vincent, NY
Contact: Mary Rupp
Phone: 315-654-2533

Description
The Annual Christmas in Cape Vincent Celebration will take place. Businesses will be open serving holiday treats and The Christmas Parade will begin at 5:00 pm. Floats will be decorated with holiday lights. After the parade the children can visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus and hot chocolate and donuts will be served. For more information call 315-654-2533.

Saturday, December 14, 2019
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Holiday Bonanza
Enjoy crafts for kids and adults, live music, a fantastic raffle, light refreshments, local craft and food vendors, Driftwood BBQ, and baked goods from the Wellesley Island Fire Department. A fun family day you won’t want to miss!

Location: Fineview, NY - Minna Anthony Common Nature Center, Wellesley Island State Park
Contact: Minna Anthony Common Nature Center
Phone: 315-482-2479

Description
Enjoy crafts for kids and adults, live music, a fantastic raffle, light refreshments, local craft and food vendors, Driftwood BBQ, and baked goods from the Wellesley Island Fire Department. A fun family day you won't want to miss!

Saturday, December 14, 2019
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Christmas on Old McDonald’s Farm-2019
Join us for the 4th annual Christmas on the Farm! Enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of Christmas at Old McDonald’s Farm! Santa will be in attendance for pictures and to take your kids wish lists! Visit all of your favorite farm animals in their winter homes! Admission for this special event is $6/ person.
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Location: Sackets Harbor, NY - 14369 County Route 145 (North Harbor Road)
Contact: Old McDonald's Farm
Phone: 315-583-5737
www.oldmcdonaldhasafarm.com

Description
Join us for the 4th annual Christmas on the Farm! Enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of Christmas at Old McDonald's Farm! Santa will be in attendance for pictures and to take your kids wish lists! Visit all of your favorite farm animals in their winter homes! Admission for this special event is $6/ person. Cash & Cards. NO coupons, discounts, or season passes will be accepted. We will also have cookie decorating, snacks, hot chocolate and coffee at additional costs.

Saturday, December 21, 2019
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
River Santa Festival
The 2019 River Santa Festival will be on December 21st from 10 am – 1 pm, with Santa arriving at the village dock @ 11 am by boat with USCG Escort.

Location: Alexandria Bay, NY - Village Dock
Contact: Alexandria Bay Chamber of Commerce
Phone: 315-482-9531
www.visitalexbay.org

Description
The 2019 River Santa Festival will be on December 21st from 10 am - 1 pm, with Santa arriving at the village dock @ 11 am by boat with USCG Escort.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 - Wednesday, January 1, 2020
7:30 pm - 1:00 am
New Year’s Eve Gala
Start 2020 off with a “BANG”  Check out our OVERNIGHT PACKAGE… Which includes for two, accommodations, dinner, live entertainment, party favors, Open bar for 4 hours, Midnight Champagne Toast and brunch on January 1st!!!

Location: Alexandria Bay, NY
Contact: Suzanne Holdridge
[email protected]

Description
Start 2020 off with a "BANG"  Check out our OVERNIGHT PACKAGE... Which includes for two, accommodations, dinner, live entertainment, party favors, Open bar for 4 hours, Midnight Champagne Toast and brunch on January 1st!!!