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Starshine to take place December 3rd in Penn Yan

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The 37th Annual Starshine, a longtime holiday tradition in the Village of Penn Yan, will take place on Saturday, December 3rd from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. New this year is the Lights on Wheels Parade in conjunction with Penn Yan FFA to kick off the weekend festivities happening on Friday evening at 6:00pm on Main Street in Penn Yan.

The evening will be a variety of music, entertainment, food, vendors, colorful lights, holiday treats, activities for children, crowning of Miss Penn Yan, and the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus.

A portion of the event will be designated for children’s activities including a petting zoo, hayrides, a magician, face painting, games, and visiting hours with Santa and Mrs. Claus from 4:30-6 p.m. Elf School, held at the Penn Yan Firehouse, is hosted by our friendly elves from Keuka College.  At the Elf School, young ones will be able to grab cookie decorating kits to-go, make reindeer food, play games, and more. Penn Yan Theatre Company (PYTCo) will also have “An evening of Music and Lights” at The Sampson Theatre from 4-8 p.m.

Get in the Christmas spirit by visiting local downtown shops to find special gifts for your loved ones while supporting local businesses. Be on the lookout for special offerings at many of the stores.

The 2022 StarShine event is sponsored by Lyons National Bank, Greenidge Generation, St. The Birkett Mills, Carey’s Lumber & Building Supply, Keuka Appraisal Services, 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, and Implicit Design and Marketing.

Starshine is brought to you by the Yates County Chamber of Commerce & StarShine Committee. Visit for more details.