2018 NEW YORK - December 2018
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events
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November 16 - December 2, 2018
Annual Deck the Halls Weekend
Seneca Lake region, New York
Nov 16-18 & Dec 1-2, 2018
Cayuga Lake Wine Trail’s Holiday Shopping Spree
Romulus, New York
Nov 30-December 1, 2018
Annual Geneseo Farm Toy Show
Geneseo, New York
December 1-2 & 8-9, 2018 Wreath & Fineries at the Wineries
New Paltz, New York
The Shawangunk Wine Trail’s Holiday Event. All 15 member wineries will be decorated and awaiting your visit. Receive a souvenir wine tasting glass and a handmade grapevine wreath at your starting winery; then travel along the Wine Trail for wine tasting and an ornament to add to your wreath at each winery you visit. Weekends: Nov 17-18, Dec 1-2 & Dec 8-9, 2018.
December 4, 2018 - WhiskyFest New York - New York, New York
WhiskyFest is the longest running whisky festival in the country and is held in Chicago, San Francisco, New York and Washington D.C.. WhiskyFest offers you the opportunity to taste from a selection of more than 350 whiskies from around the world; many of them rare and exclusive. Meet the whisky makers at their booths to learn first-hand how the whiskies are made. Take some time to enjoy the never-ending gourmet buffet.
December 6-8, 2018 Downtown Ithaca Ice Festival - Ithaca, New York
Ice Fest is an annual tradition in Downtown Ithaca! What holiday season would be complete without a celebration of cold weather and cold weather sports...like Ice Carving! Witness the nation’s finest ice carvers as they compete for $9,000 in prizes during 3 rounds of breathtaking competition in Downtown Ithaca. The festival features impressive display sculptures, fire demonstrations, the ever-popular Ice Bar: an outdoor bar made entirely of ice, serving beer, wine, and hot cocoa, and a tasty Chowder Cook-off. Ithaca Ice Festival ice carving competition is a National Ice Carving Association sanctioned event.
December 8, 2018 - Annual Chowder Cook-Off - Ithaca, New York
Downtown Ithaca is excited to host the 8th Annual Chowder Cook-Off during this year's Ithaca Ice Festival. Over twenty restaurants will compete for the coveted Chowder Cup. Going on concurrently with Chowder Cook-Off is the Ithaca Ice Festival, a National Ice Carving Association sanctioned event. Master ice carvers create statues Friday night and all day Saturday; sample a variety of tasty chowders while you enjoy the artistry of ice carving.
December 10, 2018
Terra Madre Day - Worldwide
A worldwide celebration of local food held every year on December 10. Through hundreds of diverse and unique events across the globe, together we show that a global food revolution grows from local roots.
December 31, 2018
Times Square New Year's Eve Ball
New York, New York
Every year as the clock nears midnight on December 31, the eyes of the world turn once more to the dazzling lights and bustling energy of Times Square. Anticipation runs high. New Year's Eve at the symbolic center of New York City has become more than just a celebration - it's a global tradition. As the famous New Year's Eve Ball descends atop One Times Square, an estimated one million people in Times Square, millions nationwide and over a billion watching throughout the world are united in bidding a collective farewell to the departing year, and expressing joy and hope for the year ahead.
December 31, 2018 New Year's Eve at Westlight - Brooklyn, New York
Join us to ring in the New Year at Westlight, overlooking the Manhattan skyline, and the celebratory fireworks. The evening will include specialty cocktails, passed canapes, and dancing. Don your most festive attire, and be prepared to cut a rug on the dance floor in the sky as we welcome the New Year. Tickets guarantee access to Westlight, Open Bar, Food, and Champagne Toast.