Tis the Season to Go All Out

If you were to take a look at the calendar for the month of December, you might be shocked to find it quite full of opportunities to Go All Out. That’s right, Broome County knows how to do it right when it comes to the holiday season. So no need to hide inside. Check out some of the fun things going on.

Porter and Everett at Lights on the Carousel

Parades and Festivals

The Johnson City Holiday Parade takes place on Thursday, November 30th through the Village’s downtown.

Holiday Magic on the Avenue in Endicott on December 1st and 2nd will feature a parade, food, music and even fireworks!

Kirkwood will be holding the annual Hometown Christmas event on December 2nd with events all day long, all over town including, a pancake breakfast, tree lighting in Valley Park, a 5k run, cookie and chili contests, and more.

On December 7th Ivory Christmas, a holiday celebration will be happening on Washington Street in Downtown Binghamton, featuring music, displays, a Christmas market and more.

Fenton’s Annual Tree Lighting at the Fenton Free Library will be held the first weekend in December. The event will feature caroling, refreshments and more.

Carousel Rides

Lights on the Carousel at C Fred Johnson Park in Johnson City starts December 1st and runs Friday and Saturday evenings for the next three weeks. In addition to fun carousel rides there are visits with Santa too.

Holiday Carousel Rides at Recreation Park in Binghamton will run three Saturdays beginning on December 9th. This event also features live Christmas music and carriage rides.


Holiday running events provide ample opportunity to be creative and don your best holiday gear!

The monthly Pub Run series for December will be held on Friday, December 1st. This month’s theme is the Ugly Sweater Run, so put on your best (ugliest?) Christmas sweater and join them as they head through Downtown Binghamton during First Friday.

You can run in the Christmas Cookie 5k at the Vestal Coal House on December 16th. This run is a lot of fun as you are serenaded by Christmas carolers and rewarded with Christmas cookies. Prizes are awarded for best holiday outfit!

And no need to feel bad about those holiday indulgences. If you want to start 2018 off right you can run in the Resolution Run 5k at the Coal House too!

Even more fun!

The Broome County Regional Farmers Market is holding several events including a visit from Santa and a Holiday Artisan Market . They also have a series of holiday themed cooking classes you can check out on their Facebook page.

Animal Adventure Park is holding their annual Jungle Bells with open hours every Saturday and Sunday in December.

Even though they aren’t outdoors we have to mention that the Discovery Center opens their Santa’s Workshop and Roberson Museum’s annual Home for the Holidays exhibit is up and running right now.

So how will you Go All Out this holiday season?