Escape to Cooperstown for the Holidays

The magic of the holiday season is upon us, and there's nowhere better to celebrate with family and friends than Cooperstown and Otsego County. Because where else can you find wassailing celebrations, visit the birthplace of baseball, and experience world class art and culture? Where else can you be transported from life in the 1800s and back to the modern world all in one day?

The answer? Nowhere. Except America's hometown and its beautiful Central New York setting, that is. So start planning to check off some of those bucket list items – like visiting the National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum to celebrate their 75th anniversary before 2015 arrives or Doubleday Field – but don't forget to explore Cooperstown's many other attractions and holiday activities.

Cooperstown Holiday Events

Channel the Christmas spirit during a variety of family-friendly holiday events in Cooperstown – from Santa appearances to long-held community traditions.

Learn how to make the traditional holiday drink wassail at Fly Creek Cider Mill & Orchard during Wassailing Weekends, head to the Farmers' Museum for a Thanksgiving straight out of the 1800s, or sample Brewery Ommegang's Belgian-style brews. As Christmas nears, take a ride aboard the Santa Express Train or enjoy the beauty and simplicity of Candlelight Evening at the Farmers' Museum.

Take a look at the region's many lodging options and packages and start planning your holiday getaway to Cooperstown!