November Deck the Halls Weekend

Hi everyone. The Seneca Lake Wine Trail and it’s member wineries are excited about you visiting during this weekend’s Deck the Halls event! We are aware of the weather situation but wanted to assure you that our events are never cancelled or postponed and we look forward to seeing everyone!

Travel safely and we’ll see you this weekend!


November 16-18, 2018
(The First Deck the Halls)

Two separate weekends, November 16-18 or November 30 – December 2, 2018 (please be sure to select the correct weekend as tickets cannot be exchanged between the two).  2018 is our 27th annual Deck the Halls Weekend!  Enjoy the holiday season with a weekend of fun and relaxation; simply go to your assigned starting winery and begin a weekend of fun and festivities while sampling holiday wines and food tastings. The wineries are decorated for the holiday season. Over the 2-1/2 day weekend event, visit the participating wineries, receive a recipe book and collect ornaments to decorate your handmade grapevine wreath. These events are both co-sponsored by The Christmas House, located in nearby Elmira, NY.

Dates: November 16-18, 2018  We host two separate Deck the Halls event weekends each year. One in November and the other mostly in early December. Tickets cannot be exchanged between the two.

Time: Friday, Noon-5 p.m., Saturday & Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tickets are good for 2-1/2 days. Come for one day or the whole event weekend!

Advance Ticket Prices:  Tickets and packages for this event are now sold out.
$80 Couple’s Ticket (admits 2 people, wine tasting offered to both)
$70 Couple’s Designated Driver/Non Taster Ticket (admits 2 people: one tasting wine, the other a non-alcoholic beverage)
$58 Single Ticket (admits 1 person, wine tasting offered)
$48 Single Designated Driver/Non Taster Ticket (admits 1 person, offered a non-alcoholic beverage)
$615 Weekend Packages for Two (event tickets, 2 night stay, 8 hours transportation) by Sip Back & Relax Tours:

Sorry packages are sold out.


EACH TICKET includes a grapevine wreath and recipe book, to be picked up at your starting winery, then enjoy decorating your Christmas wreath with a unique ornament from each winery you visit (yes, a couple’s ticket share these items).With the recipe book you will be able repeat the delectable wine/food combinations at home, introducing your friends and family to the pairings you most enjoyed!

EACH PERSON receives a food and wine pairing at each participating winery. Of course if you are the designated driver, you will be offered an alternative non-alcoholic beverage and we thank you!

Recipes:  2018 Recipes A physical copy of the recipe book is given to event attendees at their starting winery.

Tickets are non-refundable.  We host two separate Deck the Halls event weekends each year. One in November and the other mostly in early December. Tickets cannot be exchanged between the two.  Tickets do not include lodging or transportation. Advance ticket sales end by Noon EST the Wednesday before the event weekend.  After that, for events that are not sold out, tickets will be available to purchase at a few designated wineries. Discount codes are not valid for tickets purchased during the event.  Tickets are on sale now and can be securely purchased through our ticketing vendor Showclix near the bottom of this page.

Event Information and Check-in: Each attendee will enjoy a complimentary sample of the dish served by the winery, paired with about 3 different modest samples of wine intended to complement that dish best.  With so many wineries participating in our events, attendees oftentimes visit many wineries in a day, therefore entire flights of wine samples are not served by each winery during the event. Certainly if you’re especially enthusiastic about the samples you enjoyed, you will be permitted to purchase an entire flight of wine samples.

To get started, ticket orders will be securely processed online through our ticketing vendor ShowClix (see below).  You will select a starting winery, this is where you will check-in any time during the event itself and receive your physical tickets.  You will be sent an email confirmation immediately after you’ve completed the transaction.

Each starting winery is given a limited quantity of tickets.  Because of this, it is even more important that groups of attendees purchase their tickets on one order, to guarantee that all attendees will have the exact same starting winery. Lastly, bundles of tickets can only be picked up by the person who purchased them.

You must start at your chosen starting winery to get checked in. As the purchaser, you will present your state-issued photo ID (driver’s license) get checked in, and their staff will have your actual tickets prepared and ready to hand you.  If there is a gift item for the event, you will pick that up as well.  Participating wineries will require that you have your actual cardstock ticket before you can begin enjoying this event. Printouts of the confirmation email from ShowClix do not qualify as tickets.

Important, Proof of I.D.: Please bring proof that you are 21 years of age or older. Each winery is individually responsible for checking the age of customers, to make sure they are at least 21 years old, so it is possible that you may be proofed at more than one winery.

As a designated driver you are a VIP and we thank you for making our events safer for your family and friends! You will be offered an alternative non-alcoholic beverage with your food sample.

Sometimes our events sell out, so you should purchase your tickets well in advance of the event itself If you have any questions about purchasing tickets, please call the office during regular business hours at 877-536-2717.

Please note the complete list of our member wineries to the left (when viewing our website on a computer, not phone) are not necessarily those wineries participating in this event, as not all of our member wineries participate in every event. The list of potential starting wineries below is also the list of participating wineries.

Important group size policies:  Groups of 19 or fewer people can attend the event together.  Because this event is so large and to help give all our attendees a great experience, groups of 20 or more people are not accepted for either weekend of Deck the Halls.

Event Co-sponsors: Our co-sponsor for both Deck the Halls Weekend events, for the ninth consecutive year, is Elmira New York’s very own Christmas House! The Christmas House, located only about 40 minutes from the southern tip of Seneca Lake is a truly unique destination unto itself. Located in a beautifully restored “painted lady” style home originally built in 1894 The Christmas House carries an enormous variety of holiday-themed products from Annalee Mobilitee Dolls to Jillian’s Clay Collectibles to Vaillancourt Folk Art and dozens of other lines.