Christmas is the time of year to spend with loved ones. To make those special trips or take in special sights that only come once a year.
In Otsego County, there is something for everyone to attend all season.
Santa and his helpers make a special trip along the railroad. The Santa Clause Express Trains travel the Cooperstown & Charlotte Valley Railroad, bringing cheer to young and old alike. The train rides; which depart from the Milford, NY station; provide refreshments up the Upper Susquehanna River Valley in their decorated passenger cars, carrying Santa and his helpers.
There are several rides available. On December 1, 2, 8, 9, 15 and 16th, enjoy a 2:00 pm train ride for an hour and a half. And on December 15th you can enjoy an evening ride starting at 6:30 pm. Everyone will enjoy this beautiful train ride for $17 for adults, $16 for seniors, $14 for children ages 3-12. Under 3 are free. Reservations are required, and all the train cars will be lit up for the Holiday season.
If interested, you can make your reservations by calling 607-432-2429 or visit their website at www.Lrhs.com.
If trains aren’t your thing, the Cooperstown Farmer’s Market is open every Saturday from 9am-2pm thru December 22nd.
You can purchase a wide selection of locally produced foods; such as meats, cheeses, veggies and baked goods; along with a wide selection of hand crafted holiday gifts and collectables.
Stop on in at the Christmas Market, located at 101 Main Street (Pioneer Alley), Cooperstown or visite www.otsego2000.org/farmersmarket.
North of Cooperstown, near the corners of Rt. 28 and Rt. 20, in Richfield Springs; there are many events going on throughout the month of December.
On December 6, 13, and 20; there will be a Santa Anonymous wrapping at the Richfield Springs Central School Parking lot.
On December 8th, starting at 2:00 will be the Park Inn’s annual Whoville Paty, with drink specials all night.
December 22, Santa will be in the park on Rt. 20 starting at 11:00 am. Sleigh rides, hot dogs and candies will be available.
And on December 24 will be the Richfield Springs Churches Christmas Eve Services at 4:00 pm at the St. Joseph’s The Worker Catholic Church on Canadarago St. 7:00 pm at Church of Christ Uniting on Church St. and 7:30 pm at St. John’s Episcopal Church at 98 Main St.
With so many things to choose from, your family will have an exciting and fun filled holiday season. Come and enjoy some Christmas spirit with those that enjoy bringing out the fun for the holidays.