Holiday Shopping in Corning
Just because it’s Black Friday doesn’t mean you have to do all your shopping at the big box stores! Get a jump start on gift-giving after Thanksgiving; it’s a shorter shopping season this year and you’ll need every day you can find! Plus, November 29 is the Urban Arts Crawl so be sure to check out the participating arts venues!
Small Business Saturday
Corning’s Gaffer District is the prime location for Small Business Saturday. Shop in Corning for those unique gifts you can’t find anywhere else: locally roasted coffee, Finger Lakes wine and beer, books by local authors, hand crafted gifts, beautiful artwork, unique clothing, hand-made chocolate, and so much more. Stick around all evening for the Parade of Lights!
Museum Store Sunday
Corning is home to the Rockwell Museum, Corning Museum of Glass, and Heritage Village; three museums within a 1-mile radius and great opportunities to get some unique gifts on Museum Store Sunday. Keep an eye out for special deals reserved just for this day.
Late Shopping Night
Thursday, December 12
Participating Gaffer District businesses will be open late on Thursday 12/12 to give you a few more hours of shopping. Stores will be open until at least 8pm, so plan on strolling Market Street with bags in tow – and don’t forget to stop for a drink and some food before heading home!
Friday, December 13
A long-standing tradition continues as Brown’s Cigar Store kicks off their annual men’s shopping night with food and a featured cigar: the H. Upmann Vintage Cameroon Toro. Other shops in the Gaffer District will be open and it’s the perfect opportunity to pick up those last minute gift ideas.
Saturday, December 14
Bring the kids! Get some holiday shopping done with family-friendly stops and activities along the way. Make your own chocolate, check out the Rockwell Kids Art Lab, meet a local young-adult author, visit Santa, take a horse and carriage ride, and enjoy all the things that make Corning’s Gaffer District so warm during the holidays.
Deals, Promos, and Holiday Specials
Card Carrying Books and Gifts
On Thursday, 12/12, craft a book-themed ornament (price TBD, all materials provided), get some shopping done, and take advantage of our FREE gift-wrapping! Ryan from Sift Custom Baked Goods will be there with small-batch goodies for sale (cash only). Wear your favorite, festive gear and you could win a surprise gift!
Vitrix Hot Glass
Stop into Vitrix on Men’s Night (Friday, December 13) to receive 10% off their selection of jewelry.
Black Friday morning specials up to 50% off! And on Small Business Saturday, we will have the Deal Wheel back.
On Thursday, Dec. 12, join us for a trunk show with Christine Elizabeth jewelry. And on Friday, Dec. 13, we will have food/drinks, free gift wrapping, and in store specials!
On Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (12/12 to 12/14), we will offer a FREE small Chocolate Tray, Cookie Tray, or Combo Tray with the purchase of 3 Large Trays.
Saturday 12/14: Our Make Your Own Chocolate station will be open for all to get creative. $12 per person includes instructions, all supplies and a take-home bag of chocolates.
Thursday 12/12: 20% off all candles. Starting with traditional holiday Frasier Fur to the ultra unique scents by Kobo and decorative candle designs by Zodax.
Friday 12/13: On Men’s Night, find the perfect gift: scarves, hats and gloves, and a super selection of handbags for perfect-gift giving. Beekman 1802 gift sets are new this year.
Saturday 12/14: All Christmas ornaments 25% off! Visit Pure Design for ornaments that you won’t see anywhere else.
Thursday 12/12: 20% off all candles. Complimentary gift wrapping all year long!
Friday 12/13: Join us for Men’s Night featuring Brighton jewelry. With your $50 purchase you will receive a free gift from Brighton. Additional promotions from Vera Bradley and Pandora jewelry. Sampling Sweetshop truffles.
Saturday 12/14: All Christmas ornaments, 25% off! Enjoy decorating your Christmas tree with a new favorite ornament from Connors Mercantile.