The holiday season is upon us, and there's no place quite like Seneca County to immerse yourself in the festive spirit. With a variety of seasonal activities and attractions, there's something for everyone to enjoy. Here's your guide to making the most of the holiday season in Seneca County.

Holiday Shopping

Kick-start your holiday festivities with some retail therapy in Seneca County. Check out our Digital Holiday Shopper to find a myriad of local businesses offering unique gifts perfect for the holiday season. From handcrafted jewelry to artisanal food products, you're sure to find something special for everyone on your list.

For a more traditional shopping experience, head over to the Waterloo Premium Outlets. With a wide range of stores offering everything from designer fashion to home goods, you're guaranteed to bag some fantastic holiday deals. Get even more shopping inspiration from our holiday shopping blog.

It's A Wonderful Life Festival and Museum

A holiday visit to Seneca County isn’t complete without a stop at the It's a Wonderful Life Museum. This charming museum houses a collection of memorabilia from the film, including rare photographs and personal items belonging to the stars. The museum illustrates why residents believe Seneca Falls is the inspiration for Bedford Falls in the famous Christmas movie.

Cast members from It's a Wonderful Life movie posing in Seneca Falls

D&K RanchWinter Hikes

Seneca County has got you covered if you're looking to enjoy the great outdoors this holiday season. Our beautiful parks and trails offer the perfect setting for winter hikes. Experience the serene beauty of our county blanketed in snow and take in the breathtaking views that our trails have to offer. Hike or snowshoe through the Finger Lakes National Forest or take a winter stroll along the lake at Seneca Lake State Park.

Check out D&K Ranch for the ultimate winter experience. The ranch offers horseback riding through the trails of the Finger Lakes National Forest.

Holiday Season at the Wineries

Warm up from the winter chill with a visit to one of Seneca County's renowned wineries. Enjoy a wine-tasting session, learn about the winemaking process, and pick up a bottle or two for your holiday celebrations. Our wineries often host festive events during the holiday season, adding an extra layer of cheer to your visit.