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Market | Indie Garage Sale

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This holiday season we will be taking part in the Indie Garage Sale at Sangertown Mall. The sale is taking over a store front for 5 consecutive weekends beginning November 20th.

The “IGS” will be hosting a FIVE WEEK LONG pop-up shop at the former “Circuit City” location at Sangertown Square Mall in New Hartford. EVERY Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from November 20th to December 20th, you will see a new variety of handmade artists and crafters with fantastically hand crafted wares for you to purchase for yourself and loved ones. Come shop all five weekends! We will be open EVERY Friday from 5-9 PM for a “weekend preview”, EVERY Saturday from 11-7, and EVERY Sunday from 11-5. Our storefront is directly across from the Price Chopper on Commercial Drive. We will have lots of new vendors and many of the vendors you already love. From jewelry to handmade “Katniss” style coats, to hand knitted hats and crocheted scarves, to fine jewelry and funky costume jewelry, pottery that will knock your socks off and handmade candy, squishy huggable stuffed toys to collectible figurines, from handmade books and journals to hand carved ink pens, from records that are turned into one of a kind hand painted art pieces to cryptid themed limited edition prints, from forks that are turned into bracelets to spoons that are turned into necklaces…. and so much more! We will make sure to have a little something for EVERYONE on your list this holiday season!

We will be selling three out of the five weekends – Black Friday weekend Nov 27th – 29th, Dec 11th – 13th, and Dec 18th – 20th.

Market | Christmas on Main Street

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Saturday November 20th we’ll be part of the Christmas on Main Street festivities at the Utica Union Station.

Christmas on Main Street is the official start to the Christmas Season, families can enjoy free entertainment, food and fun this Saturday, November 21 from 10:00a.m. – 6:00p.m. at Union Station.

Kids can, have cookies and hot cocoa all day, enjoy a petting Zoo, wagon rides, clowns, games, and of course meet Santa! This year Mrs. Santa is on a break, so their good friend Elsa will be helping Santa greet the children from 12:15 – 4:30.

Christmas on Main Street is held at the beautiful Union Station in Historic Bagg’s Square on Main Street in Utica, NY. Christmas on Main Street captures the traditions and atmosphere of an “Old Fashioned Christmas” in the heart of the city where children’s dreams of sugarplums, and visits with Santa come to life.

Bring back some memories and share the good times with your children and neighbors as well as incorporating some more modern and ethnic holiday traditions.

As always Christmas on Main Street is open to the public and is attended annually by thousands who come from near and far. Christmas on Main Street features, longtime favorites: Joe Angerosa, the Scrooge Players and the Ziyara Shriner Clowns.

Early Morning Event

Christmas on Main Street presents – Breakfast with Santa . . .
Proceeds from the Breakfast with Santa benefit the Children’s Museum.
This year the Utica Children’s Museum is partnering with Christmas on Main Street to offer a special Breakfast with Santa at the Trackside Restaurant in Union Station. This event Includes: a Breakfast Buffet featuring Eggs, Pancakes, Bacon, Juice and Coffee. Each Child’s photo will be taken with Santa and his special guest Elsa then posted on the Christmas Santa Facebook which you can download later.Everyone attending the Breakfast with Santa will receive a bracelet that entitles the wearer to all-day Free Admission to the Children’s Museum and all-day Free rides on Scotty’s Train outside Union Station.

Tickets are $16.00 Adults – $12.00 Children under 12 years old. Reservations for seating can be made for one of the four time periods – 8:00am, 9:00am, 10:00am & 11:00am. No tickets will be sold at the door and are only available by advance reservation.

New Attractions

This year we are teaming up with the Oneida County Farmer’s Market to expand this family friendly event to include a Christmas Craft Fair. Adults can shop at a variety of craft vendors and begin their holiday shopping.
A host of costumed characters will be strolling through Union Station to interact with the children and stopping for photos
As always Reduced Cost Tickets for the RCIL Wonderland of Lights will be available during the day. This is the only place to find these specially priced tickets.
Operation Sunshine Toy Drive – bring a new un-gift-wrapped toy to donate!
Herkimer Humane Society Pets for adoption and Pet food drive
Utica Zoo Petting Zoo
Utica Lion’s Club can and bottle Drive

Christmas on Main Street Entertainment inside Union Station 10:00am – 5:00pm

Free Entertainment

10:00 – 10:30 – Mark Bolos
11:00 – 11:45 – Kids for Utica Puppet Show and Singers
Noon – 12: 15 – Ritmo Caribeno

12:15 pm Santa Arrives

12:30 – 1:00 – Scrooge Players
1:00 – 2:30 – Joe Angerosa (Elvis Christmas)
2:30 – 3:00 – Butler-Sheehan Irish Dancers
3:00 – 3:30 – Jim Okey Magic Show
3:30 – 4:00 – Edelweiss Schuhplatter German Dancers
4:00 – 5:00 – Marabella Colon, Genesis Almanzar and Kirianna Vargas
5:00 – Dusk – New Horizon Barbershop Chorus (outside)

Outside of Union Station

FREE Wagon Rides – 11am to 4:00pm – Courtesy of Clinton Tractor
Oneida County Farmers Market and Craft Fair
Scotty’s Train Rides $1.00 11:00 – 4:00pm
Food Vendors
The New Horizon Barber Shop Chorus will perform outside the museum at 5pm,

Entertainment at Utica Children’s Museum 10 am until 5 pm

In Conjunction with Christmas on Main Street being held at Union Station there will be live entertainment on the Utica Children’s Museum Stage from 10 am until 5 pm. Featuring Ritmo Caribeno, Butler-Sheehan Academy of Irish Dancers, Marabella Colon, Jim Okey’s Magic Show, Edelweiss Schuhplattler German Dancers, Genesis Almanzar and Kirianna Vargas

Fireworks Extravaganza

At 5:00pm Santa, Elsa and all their friends say goodbye to everyone at Union Station and make their way to the stage in front of Bagg Commemorative Park where they will warm up the crowd with the New Horizon Barber Shop Chorus singing traditional Christmas songs everyone has come to love.

Then with the help of the children Santa have a count-down then he will pull the magic switch that lights up the park with over 10,000 lights.

Immediately following is a high intensity fireworks display, made possible by a generous donation from Visions Hotel, to cap of a day of family fun!

-Made in Utica – Your Definitive Guide to the 29th Annual Christmas on Main Street

Market | Herkimer County Arts and Crafts Fair

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Saturday November 14th from 10am – 5pm & Sunday November 15th from 10am – 4pm
This weekend we’ll be at the 39th Herkimer County Arts and Crafts Fair
The Premier Arts & Crafts Fair of the Mohawk Valley

This long-established, juried fine arts and crafts fair is one of the largest and well respected in New York State. The fair is known for featuring creative vendors who offer high-quality, fine art and unique products. The juried show features artisans showcasing works of pottery, gourmet foods, wood working, textiles, weaving, oil paintings, glass, photography, watercolors, jewelry, handcrafted soaps, candles and more.

Held annually on the campus of Herkimer College, we are conveniently located off the NYS Thruway exit 30. The show is handicapped accessible with plenty of free parking directly adjacent to the show.

Market | Trenton Falls Arts Festival

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This weekend, Saturday October 3rd & Sunday October 4th from 10am – 5pm, we’ll be at the Trenton Falls Arts Festival.

Located at 396 Dover Road, Barneveld NY – 1 mile from Trenton Falls.

Over 60 artworks by renowned Central New York artists displayed in the Beautiful Barn
plus a rare exhibit of some of the 1800’s famous paintings of Trenton Falls

Show And Food/Farm Produce stands… over 40 Vendors!
Wine & Beer tasting, Live Music, Art and Fun activities for children!

Trails of Trenton Falls open same week-end as Festival!