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December 2019

Winter Light Festival

December 5 @ 8:00 am - December 15 @ 7:00 pm
Downtown Ithaca, 171 E. State St.
Ithaca, 14850 United States
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Prismatica light show

Downtown Ithaca's Winter Lights Festival is getting ready to make its community debut. The wondrous display of colorful prisms on The Ithaca Commons will be open daily for viewing and interaction. The installation will be present in Downtown Ithaca from December 5 through December 15. Our 11-day festival will feature a series of pop-up events throughout the installation timeline. Events and activities include but are not limited to: Family-Fun Silent Disco- Dec. 6 5pm-9pm Meet Sparky, the Giant Rideable Unicorn Art…

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Santa's Arrival in Downtown Ithaca.

Santa’s Arrival in Downtown Ithaca

December 8 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Downtown Ithaca, 171 E. State St.
Ithaca, 14850 United States

Santa’s Arrival in downtown Ithaca, presented by Maguire Hyundai Subaru, is a perfect opportunity to ring in the holiday season. Santa and his elves enter Downtown Ithaca is the most unique way possible: rappelling down from the top of Center Ithaca! Prior to Santa's arrival, enjoy festive live music and performances from Next Jennaration Dance Studio, CSMA youth carolers, Fall Creek Brass Band, and more!. Then, have your photo taken with Santa at this free family event. Visit downtownithaca.com for…

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January 2020

First Friday Gallery Night

January 3, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:00pm on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

One event on January 12, 2018 at 5:00pm

The Downtown Ithaca Alliance welcomes you to Gallery Night Ithaca, a walkable tour of art openings and other special cultural events in and around downtown Ithaca, New York taking place from 5:00-8:00 PM on the first Friday of every month. With upwards of twenty venues to visit to explore each month, there is sure to be something that will catch your eye, whether you're a seasoned collector or a first-time browser. Are you a venue, curator, or artist interested in…

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