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  • Christmas at City Hall
    on December 5, 2019 at 3:10 pm

    December 12, 20195:00 pm - 7:00 pmCraft table, Utica Zoo-Mobile, Music & Entertainment, Wagon Rides, Pictures with Santa, Cookies, Hot Cocoa, Costumed Characters and more! 

  • Day Out With Santa and Friends
    on December 3, 2019 at 5:01 pm

    December 21, 20199:00 am - 2:00 pmWe are excited to begin our 18th season of giving back to our communities through our Santa’s Vision holiday events. Free Pictures with Santa, Free gift for every child, Free Pony rides, and much more to do! All we ask is that you bring a Non-Perishable food item(s) to be donated to the local food bank in that area!

  • Procrastinators Pop-Up Shop
    on December 3, 2019 at 3:45 pm

    December 22, 20192:00 pm - 5:00 pm'Tis the season for our 3rd annual Procrastinators Pop-Up Shop at Wisk Baking Company of Utica! Join us on Sunday, December 22nd from 2-5pm for your last-minute shopping needs. Of course, you will also want to grab a tasty treat from Wisk!The Procrastinator's Pop-Up Shop is Utica's only last-minute shopping event with all local makers. Please note: This event is 100% locally made goods (no MLMs/Direct Sales).

  • 5th Annual Peace Carol
    on November 27, 2019 at 5:54 pm

    December 10, 20194:30 pm - 6:30 pmThe Unitarian Universalist Church of Utica (UU Utica) presents the 5th Annual Peace Carol, an evening honoring the Christmas Truce of World War One. This celebration features carol sing-alongs led by the UU Utica choir, a performance by members of the Proctor Senior Choir, the Procter JNROTC Color Guard, a presentation on the truce by Joe Schmidt, light refreshments, and more.  Individuals of all faiths and cultures are invited to attend. This event is free and open to the public. Hosted by the Oneida County History Center, 1608 Genesee Street, Utica, NY, 13502.The Christmas Truce was a ceasefire between German, French, and British troop on the western-front on Christmas Eve in December 1914.  Both sides informally agreed to stop fighting for a few hours and joined together for food, carols, and companionship.  The 5th Annual Peace Carol honors this moment in world history and encourages peace throughout our community.The 5th Annual Peace Carol takes place in the History Center's main gallery on Tuesday, December 10 starting at 4:30 PM.  A detailed schedule of events can be obtained by contacting Rebecca McLain at 315-735-3642 or rmclain@oneidacountyhistory.orgThe Oneida County History Center is a private 501(c) (3) not-for-profit educational institution dedicated to preserving and promoting the history, heritage, and culture of the Greater Mohawk Valley. Admission to this program is free for the general public; donations are encouraged. Please contact the History Center at 315-735-3642 or visit the OCHC website(www.oneidacountyhistory.org) or Facebook.com page for additional information.

  • The Polar Express
    on November 26, 2019 at 3:49 pm

    December 15, 20194:30 pm - 7:00 pmAll Aboard The Polar Express!Live the magic of the classic Polar Express™ Train Ride story with the Adirondack Scenic Railroad. Depart from Utica’s Union Station and travel north while being served hot chocolate and cookies.When you arrive at the North Pole, Santa will board the train visiting with each family, and giving each child their first gift of Christmas in the form of a Silver Bell, just like in the book or movie!Bring your Pajamas!: Children (and parents) are encouraged to come in pajamas. Don’t forget your camera- you’ll want to capture the memories of your time with Santa! Join the many families who come back to see us every year!In order to ensure that you are able to travel on your desired dates, please make reservations early as this event sells out every year.Cocoa First Class RideFor a first class ride, travel to the North Pole in our Cocoa Class car! Our hot chocolate chefs are the hosts for you in our first class car. Families are served cookies and hot chocolate in souvenir mugs while being seated at table seating. Santa visits with each and every family during the return trip.Each first class table seats four people. We ask you to please make note that if you are not purchasing tickets in groups of four, you may share a table with another party. This allows us to accommodate groups of all sizes.If you wish to be seated with another party please purchase tickets in one transaction or put in notes when you place your order. You can also place order over the phone at 1-800-819-2291 and let us know all the groups involved. We will put a notation on any orders needed to let us know who you would like to be seated with. We will make every attempt to fulfill these requests with the proper notice.