Events around the Pike Block

You can rely on our News & Events page to provide current information on what's happening in downtown Syracuse. From the Farmer's Market to Syracuse Crunch and Opera in the Square, our News & Events page will be your source for what's going on around Pike Block.

Festival of Trees

Dates: Friday, December 5 - Sunday, December 14

Repeats every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

See Everson's website for times

The 29th Annual Festival of Trees will turn the Everson into a magical wonderland, with artfully decorated trees, wreaths and special exhibits on view throughout the galleries and gathering spaces of the Museum. Each donated item will be sold to raise funds to support the Everson’s programs and exhibitions. Visitors to the Festival will have the chance to gathering decorating ideas and inspiration, purchase displays, peruse the wonderful selection in the Museum Gift Shop, enjoy live musical entertainment and refreshments at the Holiday Cafe.


Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St.
Syracuse, NY 13202

Admission: $5 per person

For more information, visit

Syracuse University Men's Basketball - 2014-15 season

Dates: December

Come out and see the Syracuse Orange take on various opponents in the Carrier Dome!

Sun, Dec. 14 @ 4pm vs. Louisiana Tech

Mon, Dec. 22 @ 7pm vs. Colgate

Sun, Dec. 28 @ 2pm vs. Long Beach State

Wed, Dec. 31 @ 6pm vs. Cornell



Carrier Dome
900 Irving Ave.
Syracuse, NY 13244

For more information including tickets, visit


Syracuse Crunch Hockey 2014-15 season

Dates: December

Come out and watch your Syracuse Crunch take on various AHL opponents at the War Memorial!

Fri, Dec. 12 @ 7pm vs. Hershey Bears

Sat, Dec. 20 @ 7pm vs. Albany Devils

Fri, Dec. 26 @ 7pm vs. Albany Devils

Sat, Dec. 27 @ 7pm vs. Worcester Sharks



The Oncenter War Memorial Arena
515 Montgomery St.
Syracuse, NY 13202

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Armory Square Holiday Programs

Dates: Friday, November 28, 2014 – Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Street performers are the hallmark of this annual event.  Santa Clause will be joined by area choral groups to delight holiday visitors.  Armory Square founding father, Abraham Walton, will regale visitors with stories of holiday past.  In addition to street performances, live entertainment will be scheduled at various indoor venues:  Saturday Brunch at Empire Brewing Co. 11:30-2 pm, Lunch at the Blue Tusk 12-2 pm, afternoons at Kitty Hoynes 2-5 pm, and cocktail hour at the Marriott Residence Inn 5-7 pm.  Free afternoon tea is served from 1-3 pm at the Jefferson Clinton Hotel at Clinton & West Jefferson streets – call 425-0500.


Armory Square
South Franklin and Jefferson Streets
Syracuse, NY 13202

Admission is free.

60th Holiday Season Art Mart

Dates: Now – Wednesday, December 24th

Repeats every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday


11:00AM – 4:00PM

Art Mart is celebrating their 60th Holiday Season. You're invited to join us to view and purchase unique original art handcrafted by 50+ local artists. The Art Mart will feature: paintings, photography, pottery, Jewelry*Textiles, stained glass, and one-of-a-kind gifts. The Holiday Magic event will take place on Friday, November 28th from 4-8pm.                        


City Hall Commons Atrium
201 E. Washington St.
Syracuse, NY 13202      

Free admission. For more information, visit

29th Annual Gingerbread Gallery

Dates: Friday, November 21 - Sunday, January 4

10am-5pm daily

The Gingerbread Gallery is a display of gingerbread creations made locally by professional and amateur bakers across the region. Don't miss the delicious aroma of ginger and candy as the second floor gallery of the museum is transformed into a festive 1800's street scene.


Erie Canal Museum
318 Erie Blvd. East
Syracuse, NY 13202

Admission: $5/adult, $4/senior, $2/child (12 & under)

For more information, visit




Wegmans Lights on the Lake

Dates: Now – Sunday, January 4, 2015

5:00PM – 10:00PM

Now in its 25th year, Wegmans Lights on the Lake is a two mile long DRIVE-THRU show featuring:


Towering Holiday Displays
Larger-than-Life Land of Oz
Twinkling Fantasy Forest
Colorful Section Arches
Delightful Victorian Village
Fairytale Magic Grand Finale
Memorable Animated Scenes


Onondaga Lake Park
106 Lake Drive
Liverpool, NY 13088

Admission: $10 car Mon-Thursday; $15 per car Fri-Sun ($6 per vehicle with a Wegmans Shoppers Club Card on Monday & Tuesday)

For more information, visit