corning-museum-of-glass-logo1.jpgCorning, N.Y. - The Corning Museum of Glass hosts its annual Holiday Open House on Saturday, December 3, and Sunday, December 4, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  During this weekend, admission is free to all visitors. In addition to the daily offerings of exhibitions and live glassmaking demos, the Museum also will offer a host of festive activities, including: 
  • Live holiday music by local groups and choirs. 
  • Holiday crafts (nominal fee) and treats (free). 
  • Visit with Santa (free) or have a photo taken with Santa (fee). 
  • The Museum's annual glass ornament tree: 14-feet tall with more than 2,000 handmade ornaments. New this year: life-sized glass snowman! 
  • Discounted Make Your Own Glass experiences (available on a first-come, first-served basis). Visitors may blow holiday ornaments or form flowers for $10.00, or create flameworked icicles, fused flat-glass ornaments, or sandblasted glasses for $5.00. Age restrictions apply to some activities. 
Visitors to the event are encouraged to bring an unwrapped toy for children in need; these items will be distributed to local charities.  The Museum's Studio also holds its Annual Studio Glass Sale this weekend, featuring one-of-a-kind handmade glass objects by the artists and students who created work at The Studio this past year. Proceeds from the sale support The Studio's Scholarship and Artist-in-Residence fund.  For more details about the Holiday Open House event, contact The Corning Museum of Glass at (607) 937-5371.  The Corning Museum of Glass ( is home to the world's most comprehensive and celebrated collection of glass, with more than 45,000 objects reflecting 3,500 years of glassmaking history. An independent, non-profit, educational institution, the Museum is dedicated to the art, history, science, research and exhibition of glass. The Museum is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. every day and from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the summer. Kids and teens, 19 and under, receive free admission. Contact: Yvette Sterbenk,, 607.438.5273