Holiday Open House Set For Downtown Canandaigua

Posted on Nov 7, 2011

Canandaigua merchants once again hosts its annual Holiday Open House celebration Friday and Saturday, November 18 and 19, 2011.

Holiday Open House celebration is set for downtown Canandaigua.  The annual event introduces the holiday season to area residents and tourists.  Merchants and businesses usually unveil specials or promotions, introduce holiday merchandise, and provide fun activities to bring in the season.

“We have a great schedule of activities for the weekend,” Aimee Ward says, president of the Canandaigua Downtown Merchant Association.  “Bring the entire family and spend the weekend in Canandaigua.”

The celebration kicks off Friday with a Holiday Drink Contest by merchants from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.  Shoppers can vote on which location has the best tasting holiday drink.  There will be a list of merchants with their drinks available during the event.  There will also be holiday specials and promotions from merchants, including refreshments.   The annual $1000 Shopping Spree also begins on Friday.  Shoppers can fill out their names and enter to win $1000 worth of downtown certificates.

On Saturday the festivities continue with family fun activities:

  • Look for holiday elves from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. handing out Downtown Dollars and free turkey giveaway tickets
  • Turkey giveaway every hour from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Horse drawn carriage rides run from 1-4 p.m.
  • Seasonal music playing on the street

For more information about the Holiday Open House celebration go to:


Contact Info:

Aimee Ward
Canandaigua Downtown Merchant Association
P. O. Box 453
Canandaigua, NY 14424-0453


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *