StarShine 2022

Saturday, December 3rd, 4:00pm – 7:00pm | Penn Yan


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There’s so many ways to enjoy the Finger Lakes and Yates County any time of year.

The Village of Penn Yan comes to life each winter where local and visitors gather and celebrate “StarShine, Christmas in the Village”. This popular event started over thirty-five years ago and has grown to become one of the most popular community Christmas celebrations in the Finger Lakes.

The evening hosts a variety of music, entertainment, colorful lights, treats, historic displays, an elf school, special sales, the arrival of Santa, and the crowning of Miss Penn Yan. The Chamber works with the Village of Penn Yan, Keuka College, multiple organizations, and gracious volunteers around the County to bring a memorable Christmas event great for all ages.

NEW THIS YEAR: Lights on Wheels Parade on Friday night, December 2nd at 6:00pm to kick off StarShine weekend.


2022 Day Of Happenings:

  • Tree lighting in the mini park at 4:10pm
  • Entertainment and performances on the Main Stage begin at 4:15pm
    • 4:15pm: St. Michael School chorus
    • 4:30pm: Keuka College Dance Team
    • 4:35pm: Dancing Elves
    • 5:00pm: Holiday music by Dave Boyd
    • 5:30pm: Sign Language Group
    • 6:00pm: Dancing Elves
    • 6:20pm: Crowning Miss Penn Yan
  • Wagon rides, petting farm, magician, face painters, and festive games
  • Vendors, baked goods, raffles, & more
  • Food: JuJu’s Food Truck, Main Deck, Elks Club, Grab and Go menu from The Keuka Restaurant & other great specials at downtown area restaurants
  • An evening of Music & Lights at the Sampson Theatre, 4:00-8:00pm hosted by PYTCo
  • Live acoustic music inside the Arts Center of Yates County & Amity Coffee
  • Commemorative Tin Fudge Sale at the Yates County History Center from 4:00-8:00pm at the Oliver House (200 Main Street)
  • Beanie Baby tree and cookie decorating kits at Milly’s Pantry
  • Elf School with Keuka College & hat/glove giveaway with The Living Well inside the Firehouse from 4:00-7:00pm
  • Santa’s arrival at Main St. Community Bank hosted by Penn Yan Rotary from 5:00-7:00pm. Penn Yan Academy Green Team shoe donation box (sustainably recycle your old shoes that aren’t in good enough shape to donate).
  • Drop off letters to Santa at B8kd & Loaded
  • Bazaar with light lunch, arts & crafts, and Christmas carols at the Penn Yan Methodist Church from 9:00am-2:00pm. Nativity walk in the sanctuary, and free hot chocolate & cookies during StarShine.
  • Crowning of Miss Penn Yan at 6:15pm



Thank You To This Year’s Sponsors!


Lyons National Bank, Greenidge Generation, The Birkett Mills, Carey’s Lumber & Building Supply, Keuka Appraisal Services, St. Mark’s Terrace, Climbing Bines, Wixon Honey, Douglas M. Miles Agency, Keuka College, Council Rock Wealth Advisory Group, Village Drug & Water Street Pharmacy, Water Street Pharmacy, Marble’s Automotive & Glass, Bow & Wow K9 B&B, Yates County Endowment, RK Howell Gravel Products, Wager’s Cider Mill, Five Star Bank, Donald A. Schneider, Longs’ Cards & Books, Penn Yan Elks Lodge #1722, Coach & Equipment, Community Bank N.A., Coplai Insurance Agency, Yates Concert Series, Stork Insurance, Penn Yan Plumbing & Heating, Penn Yan Community Health, and Implicit Design and Marketing.