Holiday Open House

December 1 - 2, 2012 9:00am to 5:00pm
The Michael Karas Juggling Show at the Holiday Open House

Free admission, craft activities, live music, and special glassmaking experiences %%kick%% off the holiday season. Have Breakfast or Lunch with Santa, make an ornament at The Studio, and get your picture taken with Santa in front of the giant ornament tree!

Don’t miss the Annual Studio Glass Sale! Find one-of-a-kind handmade glass gifts made by artists who teach and work at The Studio.

Live Music, Crafts and More
Hear local caroling groups and bands of all ages as they provide live holiday music throughout the Museum. Decorate (and eat!) a holiday cookie, and enjoy holiday crafts (nominal fee) and a general atmosphere of holiday cheer, all weekend long! 

Breakfast or Lunch with Santa
A holiday tradition continues at The Corning Museum of Glass! For only $6 per person, enjoy Breakfast (8:30 am) or Lunch (12 pm) with Santa in the Museum’s Auditorium, with live entertainment provided by the Michael Karas Juggling Show.

Breakfast and Lunch with Santa fills quickly. We recommend making your reservations today.

Help Santa!
Bring an unwrapped toy for a needy child. Donated items will go to local charities.

Make Your Own Glass Holiday Experiences
Enjoy discounted holiday Make Your Own Glass experiences this weekend only.

  • Make blown holiday ornaments and hot glass flowers at the furnace for only $12.00 per item. 
  • Create icicles at the torch, fuse flat-glass ornaments in the kiln, or sandblast festive designs on drinking glasses for only $7.00 per item.

Age restrictions apply to certain activities. Capacity is limited and spots are offered only on a first-come, first served basis on the day of the event (no advance reservations are taken during this special weekend). Hot items must have time to cool, and may be picked up on Tuesday, December 4, after 3 pm.

Plan Your Weekend
Stay Saturday night and enjoy holiday activities in Corning’s historic downtown Gaffer District. For regional information visit