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The Statue of Liberty and other landmarks made of plant material at the New York Botanical Garden Holiday Train Show
Credit: @eulises74 on Instagram

It’s going to be a festive December in New York State, with a variety of activities and events to get you into the holiday spirit. Travel back to the Gilded Age in the Hudson Valley, immerse yourself in two new winter wonderland experiences in Lake George, celebrate a classic holiday movie in Seneca Falls, be amazed by a dazzling light show on Long Island, and more!

Royal Mountain Snowboarding

‘Tis the après-ski season. Whether you get your fill of thrills and chills on the slopes or fireside, the opportunities for winter fun in the Capital-Saratoga region are bolder and colder than ever.

Snowy night on shop-lined main street in Beacon, NY.
Photo credit: Ed Mendoza

The Hudson Valley is rich in culture, food, history, natural beauty, and so much more. From famous vineyards, orchards and farms, to scenic mountainscapes and sculpture parks,

A bottle of wine sits next to two glasses of white wine on a wooden table in front of a view of Seneca lake
Credit: @senecalakewine on Instagram

It’s not everywhere that you can experience so many diverse wine regions all in one state! Sip, swirl, and relax in New York, home to over 35,000 acres of wine country and the nation’s third-largest wine-producing state. From Long Island’s superb reds and sprawling farmland vineyards to the Finger Lakes’ internationally-acclaimed whites and dazzling lakeside views, New York’s wine regions are waiting for you to explore! Here’s how to make the most of your time in Empire State wine country. 

finger lakes

Covering nearly 4,700 square miles, the Finger Lakes region is home to some of the most idyllic outdoor excursions, parks, and alluring glacial lakes. Aptly named, 11 lakes of varying size and depth,

A pot of tea, tea cups, and a three-tiered stand of sandwiches and pastries on a table
Credit: @new_york_nibbles on Instagram

Pinkies up! An afternoon of elegance awaits in New York State. First introduced in the mid-1800s, the fancy mid-day meal known as afternoon tea, consists of

Tom the Turkey float makes its way along the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Route
Credit: @mitzgami on Instagram

From delighting in wondrous festivals and parades to indulging in locally made goodies and getting a jump start on holiday shopping, November in New York is packed with events, thrills, and fun for all!

Ellicottville Fall Festival

Experience the exhilaration of autumn in New York State this October with great happenings from delighting in colorful seasonal festivals to indulging in exquisite culinary pleasures, and embarking on

Gore Mountain Fall Skyride

During the fall season, New York State is an outdoor playground with many opportunities to take in fall foliage and farm harvests. You can hop on a bike or lace up your hiking shoes to hit trails leading into the woods or waterways

A Lake George Steamboat Company vessel docked in Lake George with the mountains of the Adirondacks in the background

Family vacations are the stuff memories are made of. With 11 regions full of fun things to explore that are sure to please even the toughest little critics, New York has plenty to offer for every type of family – including some very famous ones.