HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21
HOLIDAY CONCERT – 4 p.m. Wonderful works by Mozart including Missa brevis, more with The Voices of Cooperstown. Christ Episcopal Church, 46 River St., Cooperstown. 607-547-9555 or visit www.wearecooperstown.com/events/voices-of-cooperstown-concert/
GIFT WRAPPING – 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Have holiday elves & Santa’s helpers wrap your presents for the holidays. Donations benefit Catskill Symphony Orchestra. Southside Mall, Oneonta. Call Kathy Paranya 607-441-3206.
OPPORTUNITY – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Get assistance applying to be a census taker in 2020 from a Census Bureau Representative. 607-547-8344 or visit www.facebook.com/VillageLibraryOfCooperstown/
POP-UP SHOP – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Enjoy treats by Allison King, owner of newly opened Kings Kakery pastry shop. Available through 12/15. Oneonta History Center, 183 Main St., Oneonta. 607-432-0960 or visit www.oneontahistory.org/index.htm
SOLSTICE CELEBRATION – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Celebrate shortest day of the year with cookies, refreshments, prizes, dance with Happy Hags Dance Troop, more. The Teepee, 7632 St. Rt. 20, Cherry Valley. 607-264-3987 or visit www.facebook.com/The-Tepee-198131206293/
SANTA VISIT – 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Kids bring their lists to ask Santa for gifts. Parents bring their cameras, pictures are free. Santa’s Cottage, Muller Plaza, Oneonta. 607-432-2941 or visit www.facebook.com/DestinationOneonta/
STORIES WITH SANTA – 10:30 a.m. Bring the kids to listen to Santa read a story at 11, learn about Christmas in Mexico and the holiday classic Poinsetta plant with the Garden Club. Richfield Springs Public Library, 102 Main St., Richfield Springs. 315-858-0230 or visit www.facebook.com/Richfield-Springs-Public-Library-1068210423236404/
SANTA VISIT – 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Bring the kids to visit Santa while shopping for the holidays. Southside Mall, Oneonta. 607-432-4401 or visit www.facebook.com/southsidemall/
NATIVITY SCENE – Noon – 5 p.m. View many amazing nativity scenes from the Bresees display to a stained glass set, more. Refreshments available. Free, open to public. Calvary Hill Retreat Center, 290 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-432 4926.
SNACK SWAP – Noon – 2 p.m. Swap cookies, candies, or other snacks with your neighbors. Harris Memorial Library, 344 Main St, Otego. Call 607-988-6661 or visit harrishouselibrary.org
SANTA VISIT – 1 – 5 p.m. Bring the kids to visit with Santa, tell him their Christmas wishes, enjoy free hot chocolate & cookies. Santa’s Cottage, Pioneer Park, Cooperstown. 607-547-9983 or visit www.wearecooperstown.com/events/santa-at-the-cooperstown-christmas-cottage-see-schedule-for-times/
HOLIDAY TOUR – 2 p.m. Tour holiday exhibit ‘A Little Women Christmas,’ celebrate a Victorian Yuletide. Free, open to public. Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute, 310 Genesee St., Utica. 315-797-0000 or visit www.mwpai.org/view/exhibitions/current/victorian-yuletide/674/guided-tours-victorian-yuletide-a-little-women-christmas
CHRISTMAS CAROL – 3 – 5 & 7 – 9 p.m. Theatrical performance of classic Charles Dickens Christmas story returns for 7th year running. Tickets, $15/adult. The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1453 or visit www.farmersmuseum.org/stec_event/carol/0
CHRISTMAS CONCERT – 6 p.m. Enjoy performance of sacred, secular music this Christmas season by Catskill Brass. Includes selections by Beethoven, Handel, more. St. Paul’s Episcopal, 307 Main St., Franklin. 607-434-5762 or visit franklinlocal.org/event/hometown-christmas-concert-2019/