Holiday Kickoff

December 5 – 6, 2020

Join us as we warmly welcome the arrival of the holiday season with new twists on old favorites and even a few brand-new traditions to start with your family during the most special time of the year!


an assortment of colorful glass holiday ornaments

Discounted Admission

Nothing says "holidays" like a little sparkle. The Museum is full of all things shimmery, twinkly, and sparkly–so come see them! Receive 50% off of your admission tickets on December 5 or 6. Locals who qualify for our resident rate (residing in zip codes starting with 148, 149, 169) will pay only $5 per adult. Advanced tickets are still required.


a glass ornament on a stand has a loop added by a glassmaker

Holidays at Home Ornament Project

Start a new tradition with us as we celebrate creativity this holiday season! Families may purchase Holidays at Home design templates at The Studio or the Museum Admission Desk. You can customize everything about your ornament: colors, design motif, and even ornament shape! Together as a family you can enjoy coloring and personalizing your designs safely at home. Once you return your design page, our team of glass artists will create your ornament from molten glass—a keepsake that you can treasure forever.

a vessel on the end of a blowpipe being heated by a torch

Festive Hot Glass Demonstrations

There's no better way to warm up than by seeing a Hot Glass Demonstration. Watch as our gaffers and flameworkers take molten glass and transform it into beautiful holiday-themed creations! 

A colorful mural of abstract shapes on a glass window casts a colorful shadow on carpet

Photo Opportunities

Winter is the season of sparkle and shine! From many holiday displays to the snow-white Contemporary Art + Design Galleries and sparkling cut class in the Crystal City Gallery, we can't wait to see the photo ops you find. Make sure to tag us on Instagram @corningmuseum!

two kids look through a circular disk of glass

Themed Gallery Hunts

Test your super-sleuthing skills in our galleries! Our Winter Wonders-themed gallery hunt will have you looking for all kinds of wintery objects from chilly to whimsy and everything in between!

a man and a woman browse glass objects on display

20% Off in The Shops

Get a jump start on your holiday shopping and save some money at the same time! Our Shops have gifts for everyone on your list. Stop in and save 20% off on your regularly-priced purchases! 

A mug of cocoa with whipped cream and a dusting of cocoa powder

Cozy Café Offerings

Get cozy at our Café. Featuring everything from festive desserts and fanciful hot drinks to family-friendly meals and other special offerings; you're sure to find more than one delectable treat. 

A close-up view of multi-colored circular glass ornaments with swirl and polka-dotted patterns

A Special Gift

As a way to say "thank you" for spending some of your holiday time with us, each family will receive a special thank you gift as they leave the Museum on December 5 or 6. We can't wait to start the season with you!

a woman wearing a mask makes an ornament at the gaffer's bench

Discounted Make Your Own Glass Experiences

Visit The Studio for a Make Your Own Glass experience at a special, discounted rate. Choose from a variety of festive projects for all ages and skill levels and try your hand at glassmaking! Plus, handmade Make Your Own Glass pieces make great gifts to give–or to keep! The number of projects limited due to COVID-19. Advanced reservations are required, some projects are sold out.

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