CNY Events Stuffing Thanksgiving Weekend

Check out these CNY events to plan around and fill up your Thanksgiving weekend of family- and friend-focused fun.

Good morning! From all of us at Syracuse New Times, we’d like to wish all of you a safe and Happy Thanksgiving! Hope you are celebrating with people (or animals) you love. Share your family time with these CNY events, if you’re scrambling for things to do.

Due to the holidays, you may presume there is not much going on. Well, there isn’t as much as other weekends, but there is still plenty to enjoy. Check out some comedy, warm up with some wine and chocolate, listen to some music, enjoy live sporting events and more.

Be sure to get some local shopping done for the upcoming holidays, enjoy local food and check out the tree lighting this Friday night. Remind those visitors or CNY returners there is much to appreciate.

Fair Fare

Syracuse Thanksgiving Antique Show

Where: Center of Progress Building, NYS Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd.
When: Friday, Nov. 25 (9 a.m.) – Saturday. Nov. 26 (10 a.m.)
Cost: $7/adults, $8/weekend pass, free/16 & under | 686-5789

imgresWine & Chocolate Festival

Where: Horticulture Building, NYS Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd.
When: Saturday, Nov. 26 | 2-5 p.m. or 6-9 p.m.
Cost: $25/person, $10/drivers | 471-9597


Out-of-Towner Options

Lights on the Lake

Where: Onondaga Lake Park, 106 Lake Drive, Liverpool
When: Thursday, Nov. 24 – Sunday, Nov. 27 | 5 p.m.
Cost: $6/Mon.-Tues. with Shoppers Club, $10/Mon.-Thurs., $15/Fri.-Sun. | 453-6712

scrooge1Dickens Christmas

Where: Village of Skaneateles
When: Friday, Nov. 25 – Sunday, Nov. 27 | noon
Cost: Free | 685-0552



Rockin’ Around the Downtown Tree

Gourmet Hot Chocolate Milk with Cinnamon and MarshmallowsCarolers, Cocoa and Santa

Where: Marriott Syracuse Downtown, 100 E. Onondaga St.
When: Friday, Nov. 25 | 4 p.m.
Cost: Free | 422-8284

Syracuse Tree Lighting

Where: Clinton Square, Downtown
When: Friday, Nov. 25 | program at 6:30 p.m., lighting at 7 p.m.
Cost: Free 

Fred Claus

Where: Landmark Theatre, 362 S. Salina St.
When: Friday, Nov. 25 | 7:30 p.m.
Cost: Free, but tickets required | 479-7575


Saturday Sounds

Neo Soul Concert

Feat. Brownskin and Danielle Ponder & the Tomorrow People.

Where: Pensabene’s Casa Grande, 135 State Fair Blvd.
When: Saturday, Nov. 26 | 7 p.m.
Cost: $10

Salt City Waltz

Where: The Palace Theatre, 2384 James St.
When: Saturday, Nov. 26 | 8 p.m.
Cost: $35/advance, $50/door | 422-3511

1929862_520474194786420_3774868179819627036_nBandits on the Run

Where: Earlville Opera House, 18 E. Main St., Earlville
When: Saturday, Nov. 26 | 8 p.m.
Cost: $25/general, $20/members, $13/students | 691-3550

Root Shock

Where: Funk N’ Waffles, 307 S. Clinton St.
When: Saturday, Nov. 26 | 9:30 p.m.
Cost: $10



Syracuse Crunch

Opponent: Toronto Marlies
Onondaga War Memorial, 515 Montgomery St.
When: Friday, Nov. 25 | 7 p.m.
Cost: $16-$20 | Buy Online | 473-4444

ssk-facebook-logoSyracuse Silver Knights

Opponent: Florida Tropics
Onondaga War Memorial, 515 Montgomery St.
Saturday, Nov. 26 | 7 p.m.
$17.50/adults, $14.50/youth | 303-7261



Editor’s Picks


Where: Funk N’ Waffles, 307 S. Clinton St.
When: Friday, Nov. 25 | 9:30 p.m.
Cost: Free

Jessimae Peluso

Friday | 7:30 & 9:45 p.m.
Saturday | 7 & 9:45 p.m.
Sunday | 7:30 p.m.

Where: Funny Bone Comedy Club, Destiny USA
When: Friday, Nov. 25 – Sunday, Nov. 27
Cost: $20 | 423-8669

Don’t Feed the Actors

Where: Central New York Playhouse, Shoppingtown Mall, 3649 Erie Blvd. E.
When: Saturday, Nov. 26 | 8 p.m.
Cost: $10/advance, $12/door | 885-8960 

duck-huntDuck Hunter Shoots Angel

Where: Center for the Arts of Homer, 72 S. Main St., Homer
Saturday, Nov. 26 (7:30 p.m.) – Sunday, Nov. 27 (2 p.m.)  
$12/adults, $10/seniors, $18/students, military, veterans | (607) 749-4900



Weather Forecast

(Subject to change, of course.)


Temperature: 37 degrees / 34 degrees
Conditions: Heavy on the precipitation and calories.


Temperature: 42 degrees / 35 degrees
Conditions: Sprinkles. Rainbow sprinkles.


Temperature: 41 degrees / 34 degrees
Conditions: Most likely to snow.


Temperature: 39 degrees / 25 degrees
Conditions: Face it: Snowy and cold.


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