Your Ultimate Guide To Holiday Hosting in Genesee County
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Your Ultimate Guide To Holiday Hosting in Genesee County

The holiday season is upon us! Soon we will be gathered with friends and families, embracing the holiday spirit with joy and, of course, ample food and drinks. As cheerful as this sounds, it doesn’t come without its stressful moments in preparation. 

Plan ahead for those holiday gatherings with these Genesee County small businesses for an effortless season.

Sugar 'n Spice

A holiday gathering is never truly festive without an irresistible dessert spread, featuring everything from pies to sugar cookies. Make sure your elastic waistbands are at the ready because these delectable treats are impossible to resist!

Spoonful of Sugar Sweets in Bergen is prepared to make anything you can put a spoonful of sugar in this holiday season. From cakes, cocoa bombs, and cookie advent calendars (yep, you heard that right!). Or get hands-on and host one of their cookie classes at your gathering. Looking to avoid doing the work yourself? They have a vintage zipper camper turned full-service dessert bar available to book!

Buttercrumbs Bakery in the heart of Corfu has a huge selection of mouth-watering pies and pastries – order ahead to guarantee you get your favorite flavor! Or pick up a cookie tray with assorted holiday staples. Grab a hot espresso drink from their counter while picking up your goodies to help get you through the holiday prep.

Greg’ry’s Bakery in the village of Bergen is baking up ALL of the holiday cheer with cupcakes, cookies, pies, and pastries. Supplement these delicious baked classics with Greg’ry’s coffee cakes and sticky buns. And pick up some of their fresh bread and rolls to put on the dinner table.

Eden Cafe & Bakeshop has the vegans covered this holiday season with 10 flavors of vegan pies. Right in Batavia, Eden is an all-vegan cafe and bakeshop. But don't let that scare off the meat-eaters out there, they're so delicious you'd never know!

Oliver’s Candies in Batavia is a small-town candy shop with big flavor! Oliver’s goes all-out for the holiday season and is the perfect place to find a tasty treat for parties or favors. Sweet Life Country Store in Elba is loaded with Oliver’s Candies and other local products!


Holiday Cheers

It’s time to unwind! You're bound to delight your guests with the locally-crafted wines, beers, and ciders of Genesee County.

Autumn Moon Winery is celebrated as the first winery in Genesee County. The winery offers a variety of specialty wine blends “sure to make your taste buds dance.” Stop by their location in Bergen to taste for yourself and pick up a bottle or two to share at your gathering!

Black Creek Cidery uses an old family recipe that is committed to a true “tree to glass” experience to make delicious hard cider at their farm in Byron. The perfect fresh flavor to mix it up from the norm at your next gathering! Bottles are available for purchase at YNGodess Shop and Angotti Beverage.

Circle B Winery makes a variety of fresh fruit wines using only local ingredients, many of which are produced right on their farm. Looking for a conversation starter at your gathering? Grab a bottle of their tomato wine for guests to try! Circle B Wine can be purchased at Sweet Life Country Store in Elba.

Eli Fish Brewing Company and Windy Brew are whipping up some seriously jolly brews for the holidays! Swing by, taste their awesome ciders and beers, and don't leave without snagging some cans or crowlers to go for the ultimate festive vibes!

Thank your host by picking up a gift from one of these locally-owned beverage shops: Angotti Beverage, Liberty’s Liquor Cabinet, Mr. Wine & Liquor, West Main Wine & Spirits, YNGodess


Farm-to-Table Feast

Get your holiday recipes ready with the finest Genesee County ingredients!

Harrington’s Produce is a family-owned farm market in Batavia that’s your one-stop shop for freshly baked breads, seasonal fruit and vegetables, dairy, and everything in between. Your friends and family will be able to taste the difference when you use Harrington’s fresh ingredients!

The Vintage Cow Farmer's Market embodies the heartwarming essence of Western New York. This unique destination is a tribute to a love for Jersey cattle. Offering dairy, local meats, produce, seasonal goods and gifts, and handmade custard ice cream, it's a celebration of local traditions and community spirit.

To explore a complete list of nearby farms and markets, click here!

Seasonal Decor Delights

Your dessert table brims with sweets, drinks flow, and hot dishes await. The finishing flourish you need? A uniquely curated centerpiece!

Country Cottage in Darien Center is sure to get you in the holiday spirit! Browse the six cottage shops packed with unique country decor that is hand-picked for the season. You will surely find the perfect one-of-a-kind centerpiece for your gathering.

Maybe you don’t have time to search for that unique centerpiece. You can always liven up the table with a beautiful flower arrangement! Our local florists that can help you achieve that: Batavia’s Stage Coach Florist, Beverly’s Floral, Lakestreet Florist, Anything Your Heart Desires Florist

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