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The Corning Museum of Glass is temporarily closed as we do our part to limit the spread of COVID-19. All previously scheduled classes, events, and programs are cancelled until further notice.

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Holiday Open House

December 7 - 8, 2019
Holiday Open House

Free admission, craft activities, live music, and special glassmaking experiences kick off the holiday season. Visit and get your picture taken with Santa, and make your own holiday sandblasted drinking glass.

Live Music, Crafts and More
Join the holiday cheer all weekend long! Hear local caroling groups and bands of all ages as they provide live holiday music throughout the Museum. Decorate (and eat!) a holiday cookie in our Café. Make your own holiday crafts to take home: a globe ornament, a Jingle Bell necklace, or a beaded ornament, perfect for the little ones (nominal fee). Don’t forget to purchase your ticket for a picture with Santa and Mrs. Claus when you arrive at the Museum.

Annual Studio Glass Sale
Find one-of-a-kind pieces of glass art made by the nationally and internationally known artists who create work at The Studio throughout the year. You'll find original works in glass at great prices—a perfect place to start your holiday shopping. Proceeds from the glass sale support the scholarship fund and residency programs. This year's sale is located just down the hall from The Studio. Follow the directional signs from The Studio's main entrance. Contact The Studio at (607) 438-5100 with any questions.

Special Holiday Glassmaking Projects
Enjoy discounted Holiday Open House glassmaking experiences this weekend only, each day from 9 am to 5 pm. Make blown holiday ornaments, hot glass flowers and flameworked icicles for just $15 per item. Create fused flat-glass ornaments in the kiln, or sandblast festive designs on drinking glasses for $10 per item. Age restrictions apply to certain activities. All projects, except sandblasted items, need to cool overnight. Holiday Open House projects on December 7 and 8 are available for pickup after 3 pm on Wednesday, December 11. Shipping is available to the U.S. and Canada for an additional fee. Advance registration for Holiday Glassmaking Activities is now available. Note that these activities are expected to sell out quickly and booking ahead is strongly encouraged.

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Breakfast or Lunch with Santa  This event is sold out
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 and Mrs. Claus in the Museum’s Auditorium. This holiday experience includes a performance by Sylvia Fletcher, world-renowned ventriloquist, who will dazzle you with her lively unforgettable characters and voice illusions. Reservations are required. Spaces fill quickly and may not be available on the day of the event.

Plan Your Weekend
Stay Saturday night and enjoy holiday activities in Corning’s historic downtown Gaffer District. For regional information visit fingerlakeswinecountry.com or see Hotel Packages.