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Downtown Canandaigua merchants thank you for another great year!  We wish everyone a happy and safe holiday season.

Canandaigua Wine Walk with Finger Lakes Wine

Enjoy sampling the finest Finger Lakes wine in while walking historic Canandaigua!  Merchants, including apparel, gift stores, art galleries and restaurants are proud to introduce you to Canandaigua Wine Walk.

Canandaigua Wine Walk

Grab a commemorative wine glass for $5 at any participating merchant, sample wines from Finger Lakes Wineries, and explore historic Canandaigua. All participating merchants are scheduled tentatively, this list may change.

No reservations required, just show up and look for the purple balloons at each participating merchant.

Participating merchants for Saturday, December 1, 2012, 4-7 pm, and Finger Lakes Wineries Include (Scheduled):

As We Grow
200 South Main Street
(585) 394-1982 – Website
Winery: Miles Wine Cellars

Lynch Furniture
13 Bristol Street
(585) 394-6190 Website
Beer Tasting – Custom Brewcrafters

Aberle Eye Center
215 South Main Street
(585) 394-0696 Website

Rockcastle Florist
100 South Main Street
585-394-2542 Website
WinerySilver Thread Winery

Wick-edly Sent Soap and Candle Company
94 South Main Street
585-394-5260 Website
Winery: Billsboro Winery

Olde Homestead Country Store
112 South Main Street
585-919-2305 Website
Food Stop: Rio Tomatlan

Simply Crepes
101 South Main Street
585-394-9090 Website
Food Stop

Sweet Expressions
169 South Main Street
585-394-5250 Website
Food Stop

  • Be sure to visit the Commons Park on Saturday December 1st, for Live Kareoke Caroling on the Maxion Stage.
  • Fun Stop: Free Holiday photo with Peter Blackwood at Finger Lakes Gallery & Frame
Other Events Happening in December:

Holiday Open House at Expressions In Needleart

November 30th 2012, 12:00 am at Expressions In Needleart

Expressions in Needleart welcomes you to the Downtown Canandaigua open house. All in stock scarves will be 50% off. We’ll also be offering refreshments and a drawing for $50.00 gift certificate.


Holiday Open House in Downtown Canandaigua

November 30th 2012, 10:00 am at Downtown Canandaigua

This Friday & Saturday is Open House Weekend.

Enjoy Downtown Canandaigua at it’s finest! Illuminate your holidays this year and share the joy with downtown merchants.

Downtown will be filled with luminary bags with LED tea lights. Enjoy merchants holiday specials and promotions.

Refreshments served at several merchants.

Free Horse Drawn Wagon Rides

Santa’s House in the Commons Park

Saturday will feature Holiday Music with Karoke Caroling in the Commons Park from 12 noon to 3 (on the Maxion Stage)

Saturday will also feature a Holiday Wine Walk, with festive drinks and food from 4-7 pm

Join us to make this year a festive and memorable experience for all.


Holiday Open House at Rockcastle Florist

December 1st 2012, 8:30 am at Rockcastle Florist

Free delivery up to $8.95

25% off all Christmas silks and wreaths

and $5 off Poinsettias and holiday plants.

Treats by Sweets by Marie.

Hot Cider.

Silver Thread Wine during Wine Walk, 4-7 pm.


Holiday Open House at Olde Homestead Country Store

December 14th 2012, 10:00 am at Olde Homestead Country Store

Enjoy some festive refreshments and music of the holiday while browsing our store for all of your gift giving needs!! FREE GIFT WITH YOUR PURCHASE OF $25 OR MORE (while supplies last)


Men’s Night Event at Olde Homestead Country Store

December 20th 2012, 10:00 am at Olde Homestead Country Store

Open until 8PM for after hours shopping. Look for last minute specials.


Happy Holidays from all your friendly merchants in Downtown Canandaigua.


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Greetings from Downtown Canandaigua!

Tis the season to be merry and your merchants are indeed decked out for the holidays.  Here is some news, events, and happenings going on for this festive month.

Santa’s House and Horse Drawn Wagon Rides!

Hours for Santa:

Now through December 23rd:
Thursdays and Fridays, 6-8pm
Saturdays and Sundays, Noon-4pm

Horse DrawnWagon Rides:
Saturdays and Sundays through December 18th, 1pm-4pm

Expressions In Needleart Knitting Party, Saturday December 3, 10am-2pm

Expressions in Needleart invites knitters into the shop on Saturday, December 3 from 10-2 for some good old fashioned knitting.  Our knitting instructor, Sandi, will be available for questions and help.  There is no charge, but please call to reserve a seat.  585.394.4870.

Canandaigua Wine Walk, Saturday December 3rd, 4-7pm

Participating merchants for Saturday, December 3, 2011, 4-7 pm, and Finger Lakes Wineries Include (Scheduled):

88 South Main St.
585-396-9420 Website
Winery: Standing Stone Winery

Expressions In Needleart
110 South Main Street
585-394-4870 Website
Winery: Miles Wine Cellars

Coach Street Clay
39 Coach Street
585-474-3103 Website
Winery: Inspire Moore Winery

Olde Homestead Country Store
222 South Main Street
585-919-2305 Website
Food Stop

Frogs Trading Post
185 South Main Street
585-393-1605 Website
Winery: Heron Hill Winery

Finger Lakes Gallery & Frame
170 South Main Street
585-396-7210 Website
Winery: Glenora and Knapp Winery

Sweet Expressions
169 South Main Street
585-393-4373 Website
Food Stop

Simply Crepes
101 South Main Street
585-394-9090 Website
Winery: Eagle Crest Winery


 News and Announcements:

3/50 Project and Canandaigua Downtown Merchant Association Encourage You “Keep the Cheer Here”:

Canandaigua Merchants are proud supporters of the 3/50 Project, who’s recently released their “shop local” holiday campaign.  We hope you “Keep the Cheer Here” by shopping at local independent stores.

$1000 Shopping Spree for Downtown Canandaigua:
Stop by your local merchants and enter your name for our annual $1000 Shopping Spree.  The winner will be picked by Santa one week before Christmas.

Casa De Pasta announces their new Constellation wine nights:
Every Tuesday choice of soup or salad,entrée,cannoli and unlimited constellation Brand house wine $19.95


Welcome to December’s newsletter.  The snow has started and the holiday cheer has already begun.  We hope you find time in your schedule for your family and loved ones, and please remember to think local when you shop for the holidays.  In downtown Canandaigua there are many events and happenings that you can take advantage of during your holiday shopping.   Here are just a few:

Holiday Art Walk: Friday, December 3rd, 4-8pm

Stroll downtown and visit galleries, boutiques, and studios for some local culture.  There will be artist appearances, demonstrations, and music as well from the Greater Finger Lakes Jazz Orchestra. For a list of Holiday Art Walk participants visit the Canandaigua Arts Page. There will also be a printed list the day of Art Walk.

Adorn Jewelry and Accessories
24 Coy Street #2,
Adorn Jewelery and Accessories

“I will be creating sterling silver pendants with flush-set stones from 4pm-8pm.  This demonstration will include drawing, sawing, filing, stone setting and finishing techniques.”

Artiques Heirlooms and Art and Coffee Bar
37 South Main Street
(585) 396-1890

“Stop by and see live demonstrations.”

Coach Street Clay
39 Coach Street
(585) 474-3103
Coach Street Clay

“I will be doing live pottery wheel throwing demonstrations during Art Walk.”

Expressions In Needleart
110 South Main Street
(585) 394-4870
Expressions In Needleart

“Judi Cermak – Needle Felting Techniques – 4pm – 8pm”

G. Jones Furniture Co.
217 South Main Street
(585) 396-9940

“There will be snacks and refreshments, plus new woodworking furniture to view.”

Finger Lakes Gallery and Frame
175 S. Main Street

“During Art Walk we have Elaine Verstraete – Children’s Book Author and Artist.  4pm- 8pm  Snacks and refreshments served.  At 8 p.m. we have the Finger Lakes Jazz Orchestra which is $10, this includes a free glass of wine and snacks.”

129 South Main Street

“In store sampling of products, and live demonstrations.”

112 South Main Street
(585) 396-3520

“Webster, NY lampwork glass bead artist Kerry Bogert will be demonstrating her flamework and bringing some of her work, along with her successful book, Totally Twisted.  4pm – 7pm”

Liberty Cottage
116 South Main Street
(585) 393-1070

“I will be demonstrating rug hooking, rag weaving, and proddy rugs.”

Michele Kisly Studio Fine Portraiture
5 Bristol Street

“I will be demonstrating lighting techniques for photography.”

Nadal Glass
20 Phoenix Street
(585) 394-7850 Website

“I will be doing an exclusive tour of my glass studio, with a sneak peek at some new pieces.”

Nancy Wiley Studio
206 South Main Street
(585) 857-3825

“Alice in Wonderland books and other dolls will be displayed.”

Judy’ Bargain Books
75 South Main Street
Canandaigua, NY 14424
(585) 396-9910

“Nancy Lane – Artist & Children’s book illustrator 4pm – 8pm.”

Pat Rini Rohrer Gallery
71 South Main Street
(585) 394-0030

“I will be demonstrating during the hours of Art Walk, so stop by and see me (Pat Rini Rohrer) at work!”

Wick-edly Sent Soap & Candle Company
94 South Main Street
(585) 394-5260

“We will have watercolorist Karen Miller, also a demonstration on candle making.”

Canandaigua Wine Walk, Saturday, December 4th, 4-7 pm.

Enjoy Finger Lakes Wine

Participating merchants for Saturday, December 4th, 2010, 4-7 pm, and Finger Lakes Wineries Include (Scheduled):

88 South Main Street
585-396-9420 Website
Winery: Wildflowers – Deer Run Winery

Simply Crepes
101 South Main Street
585-394-9090 Website
Food and Winery: Atwater and Billsboro

Mobile Music
163 South Main Street
585-394-0296 Website
Brewery: Zugibe Vineyards

New York New York
148 South Main St.
Winery: JD Wine Cellars

Pickering Pub
170 South Main Street
Food Stop and Naked Dove Brewery

Dick Anthony Ltd.
166 South Main Street
585-394-4876 Website
Winery: Prejean Winery
Note: Canandaigua Wine Walk is the first Saturday of every month, however, the first Saturday in January is the 1st, so we will be skipping January.  It will resume again on Saturday February, 5th.

The Big Event, Saturday, December 11th, beginning at 2-8pm

The Big Event

Downtown Canandaigua has created the Big Event, a great day for holiday shopping, filled with events such as wine tastings, alpaca petting, Finger Lakes Getaway giveaway, and more.

Saturday, December 11th –

  • Pancake eating contest at Village Diner at 2pm
  • Wine tasting 5-7 p.m. at Expressions in Needleart, Finger Lakes Gallery & Frame, and Coach Street Clay (wine by Constellation Brands)
  • Live alpacas for petting
  • Horse drawn wagon rides
  • Music at the Commons
  • Actors and caroling on the street, dressed as your favorite holiday characters
  • Drink and food specials at area restaurants
  • Shop til you drop! Enter to win a Finger Lakes Getaway (including an overnight stay, wine, and dinner).
  • Salvation Army will be on hand serving hot cocoa
  • End the night with Live community caroling at the commons at 8pm

Merchant Activities Include:

  • Patience Brewster will be on hand for signings at Angelic Dreamz from 1-3pm
  • Joolz will have a gift certificate drawing
  • Liberty Cottage is doing demonstrations
  • RV&E Bike and Skate will recyle old bicycles and donate it to a local charity, plus every customer who donates receives a $50 gift voucher towards a new bicycle!
  • More surprises the day of the event!

Santa’s Hours

  • 12:00pm – 4:00pm & 6:00-8:00pm on November 26th.
  • November 27th – December 19th
  • Thursdays & Fridays: 6-8pm and Saturdays & Sundays: Noon-4pm.
  • Thursday, December 23rd 6-8pm and
  • Friday, December 24th 10am-2pm.

Art Happenings–

Holiday Art Show at Pat Rini Rohrer Begins November 10th thru January 3rd

Handpainted ornaments, small works, and stone poems–art makes great holiday gifts.

Dickens “A Christmas Carol”

• A one-person dramatization of “A Christmas Carol”. Adapted from the timeless Dickens classic, Kim Tenreiro will bring the tale to life by voicing over 25 unforgettable characters. The program will run about 2.5 hours with an intermission.
* $10 donations to benefit Ontario County Arts Council *
WHEN: December 4, 2010 (Saturday Night) 7 p.m.
WHERE: Finger Lakes Gallery & Frame, 175 South Main Street, Canandaigua

Merchant News–

Downtown Canandaigua is now lit with holiday decorations!  We’ve raised enough money for great new banners on Main Steet with banner enhancers that light.  We thank the BID, and the city for helping with the installation.  Also, RGE has been helpful throughout this venture.  A special thanks to the merchants who have donated separately towards this campaign: including Lady Luck Tattoo, Olde Country Picture Framers, Monroe Title Insurance, Canandaigua National Bank, Brass Zipper, Riv’s Barber Shop, Canandaigua Carpets, and many more.

Big Things Come From Small Boxes Campaign:

Image supplied by The 3/50 Project

The Canandaigua Downtown Merchant Association is a proud member and supporter of the 3/50 Project, and the project’s latest campaign fits in perfectly with the Association’s messsage: Big Things come from small boxes.  Shop with local, independent stores today; they’ll fund your community the rest of the year.  With pride.

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Thank you and happy holidays!

Don Stevens
Canandaigua Downtown Merchant Association

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  • Wine Walk – Sat. April 1, 2017

    Canandaigua Wine Walk,
    Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 4:00 pm -7:00 pm
    For your convenience, purchase ALL WINE WALK glasses at 143 South Main Street.

    Must be 21 or over to participate.


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