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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2019
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14

Fun Ugly Sweater Holiday Run

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HOLIDAY RUN – 10 a.m. Race through Cooperstown in your ugliest holiday sweater. Runners receive free coffee/hot chocolate upon completion. Registration 8:30 – 9:30. Cost, $25/individual. Start at Santa’s house, Pioneer Park, Main St., Cooperstown. 607-547-2800 or visit www.clarksportscenter.com/events/2019-rockin-around-cooperstown-ugly-sweater-runwalk/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2019
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24

Decorate Santa’s Cottage, Main Street

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ANGEL TREE PROGRAM – Give the Gift of Christmas this holiday season. Adopt a family in need. Visit www.allotsego.com/angel-tree-program/ to learn how.

DECORATION – 2 p.m. Help decorate Santa’s cottage, village lamp poles for the holidays. E-mail to reserve a pole. Decorations provided, bring gloves/ladders if available. Pioneer Park, Cooperstown. cooptownchristmas@gmail.com

So Long, Christmas 2018!

So Long, Christmas 2018!

Santa’s Cottage, removed from Cooperstown’s Pioneer Park on Saturday, sits a bit forlornly at the village DPW on Linden Avenue today, amidst discarded Christmas trees, (which residents may drop on the curb through the end of the month for municipal pickup). Fear not, the holiday season is only 11 months away, and Santa’s Cottage will be safely stored until then. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Last-Minute Wishes: Line Long For Final Requests To Santa

Last-Minute Wishes

Line Long For Final Requests To Santa

With Santa and Mrs. Claus taking final Christmas wishes, the line was still long a few minutes ago with youngsters waiting to share their Christmas wishes with the couple at Santa’s Cottage in Cooperstown’s Pioneer Park. Top, Gunnar Lee, 6, and brother Cash, 3, of Fly Creek, pose with dad Justin on the sleigh in front of the cottage. At right, Margaret Wolfert, 3, and sister Gloria, 5, of Cooperstown, wait on line with Mom Kayla and Dad Matthew.  At 4 p.m., the Clauses were scheduled to hurry back to their workshop at the North Pole to make sure their elves fulfill the wishes in time for tomorrow’s Christmas Day delivery.  (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, NOV. 26
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, NOV. 26

Pet Pictures With Santa

14-19eventspage Give the gift of Christmas to children in need. To participate in the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program CLICK HERE!

VISIT SANTA – Noon-2 p.m. Visit Santa in his cottage. Bring your four-legged friends for picture. Pioneer Park, Cooperstown. Visit cooperstownchamber.org/santas-house-in-cooperstown/

CHRISTMAS DISPLAY – 3:30-5:30 p.m. Enjoy Christmas decorations, music, refreshments with the Garden Club. Free, open to the public. Memorial Room, Richfield Springs Public Library. Call 607-547-5648.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, DEC. 4
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, DEC. 4

Signs Of The Season

Everywhere In County

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To Learn How You Can Help Area Families This Holiday Season CLICK HERE.

HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR – 9 a.m.-2 p.m. featuring quality, handmade crafts by local and regional crafters. Free admission. Hunt Union Ballroom, SUNY Oneonta, 108 Ravine pkwy, Oneonta.

FESTIVAL OF TREES – Noon-4 p.m. Holiday Tree and Gift Raffles. Allso collecting Toys for Tots and non-perishable food donations. Glimmerglass State Park, 1527 Co. Hwy. 31, Cooperstown. Info, www.friendsofglimmerglass.com

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, NOV. 27
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, NOV. 27

Visit With Santa

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To Learn How You Can Help Area Families This Holiday Season CLICK HERE.

COOPERSTOWN SANTA – Noon-2 p.m. Santa photos with pets. Christmas Cottage, Pioneer Park, Cooperstown. To see Santa’s full schedule CLICK HERE.

COOPERSTOWN SANTA – 2-4 p.m.Christmas Cottage, Pioneer Park, Cooperstown. To see Santa’s full schedule CLICK HERE.

THANKSGIVING BOOK SALE – 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 30% for books in 6 local bookshops. Hobart Book Village, Main St., St. Rte. 10, Hobart. Info, www.hobartbookvillage.com

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, NOV. 26
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, NOV. 26

Unique Holiday Wreaths

At CAA’s Adorn-A-Door

Horse hair, seed pearls and porcelain curlers adorn the wreath outside the wig-maker's shop in Colonial Williamsburg. (Susan Reimer/Baltimore Sun)

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY!

To Learn How You Can Help Area Families This Holiday Season CLICK HERE.

ADORN-A-DOOR – 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Silent Auction of Decorated Wreaths. Cooperstown Art Association, 22 Main St., Cooperstown. To learn more CLICK HERE.

CONCERT – 7:30 p.m. “Front Country” performs live at the Otesaga Resort Hotel, 60 Lake St., Cooperstown. Info, (607)547-1812, info@cooperstownconcertseries.org, cooperstownconcertseries.org/front.html

VIKING DINNER – 7-10 p.m. Oneonta Teen Center, 4 Academy St., Oneonta.

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