This year, the Deck the Halls Weekend event is finally old enough to buy a bottle of Merlot. That’s right, 2012 marks the 21st annual Deck the Halls Weekend! Two days of food, fun, wine (of course!) and shopping, all with the holiday season in mind.The second weekend of Deck the Halls takes place from Nov. 30 – Dec. 2, 2012.
Each participant is assigned a ‘starting winery,’ where you receive a grapevine wreath and a recipe book. As you travel from winery to winery along the lovely Seneca Lake wine trail, you will collect an ornament from each winery you visit with which to decorate your wreath.
Sample wine and food tastings while the wineries are fully decorated for the holiday season. Participating wineries look forward to Deck the Halls as a weekend of fun during the quiet winter months.
Everyone receives a food and wine pairing at each participating winery. With the recipe book, you can repeat the wine and food combinations you tried at the Finger Lakes wineries in your own home, introducing your friends and family to the pairings you enjoyed the most!
Tickets range in price from $38 for a single designated driver ticket (no tastings) to $70 for a couple’s ticket.
Sponsor: The Christmas House, Elmira NY
Our co-sponsor for both Deck the Halls Weekend events (for the fifth consecutive year) is Elmira’s very own Christmas House! The Christmas House, located about 40 minutes from the southern tip of Seneca Lake, is a truly unique destination unto itself for the avid holiday shopper or Christmas decor aficionado. Located in a beautifully restored 1894 home, The Christmas House carries an enormous variety of holiday-themed products, including Annalee Mobilitee Dolls, Jillian’s Clay Collectibles, Vaillancourt folk art and dozens of other brands and items.
Are you attending one of the Deck the Halls weekend events?
If so, are you still looking for luxury upstate New York lodging? We would love to host you at our Ithaca-area bed and breakfast, located 20 minutes from the Seneca Lake Wine Trail.