Santa Claus is Coming Downtown!

Join us for Downtown Ithaca’s annual tradition of welcoming Santa to Downtown Ithaca in the most unusual way!  Santa will rappel off the side of the Center Ithaca building and onto the Commons at Trolley Circle.

Experiencial Retail

Downtown Ithaca’s traditional retailers are recognizing that online retail is causing a shift in consumer shopping habits and that brick and mortar shops now need to offer hands-on and authentic experiences to draw shoppers into their stores.

Holiday Shopping Events & Winter Activities

Downtown Ithaca boasts all sorts of holiday shopping and family-fun activities Small Business Saturday, Cider Monday, Santa’s visit, Ice Fest, Chowder Cook-Off and more will help get folks in the holiday spirit  ITHACA NY  NOVEMBER 16, 2017 – The holiday shopping season is upon us, and Downtown Ithaca’s many locally owned and operated shops and boutiques that we’ve all grown … Read More

November Gallery Night

Gallery Night Ithaca set to amaze this Friday We Are Ithaca portraits project and RESIST! exhibit part of this month’s tour Downtown Ithaca is thrilled to announce that this month’s Gallery Night will feature an impressive array of artworks including a community-orientated photography project, some politically motivated artworks, and Ithaca College student performances. Gallery Night is set for Friday, Nov. 3 … Read More

Halloween in Downtown Ithaca set for Oct. 27

Hundreds of costume wearing youth and their parents are expected to make the trek through Downtown Ithaca next week as part of the community’s annual Halloween in Downtown festivities.

City of Ithaca to receive $50,000 CommunityWins award

Today, the City of Ithaca and the Downtown Ithaca Alliance (DIA) are receiving a significant monetary grant for one of downtown’s latest initiatives, Pay It Forward, a community partnership program that enables people in need to easily access food, toiletries, and personal supplies at participating downtown shops and restaurants.

Downtown Ithaca’s World Famous Moosewood releasing new cookbook this week

Plant-based, gluten- and dairy-free eaters will soon have many more recipes to add to their healthy cooking lifestyle. Downtown Ithaca’s world-renowned Moosewood Restaurant, one of the area’s pioneers for vegetarian and vegan cuisine, is releasing its 14th cookbook, “The Moosewood Restaurant Table,” this week!

Small Business Saturday

Downtown Ithaca has over 100 independent, locally owned stores and businesses to choose from. By shopping or dining locally on Saturday, November 25th and for the holidays, patrons can show their support for local businesses and for our community.