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38th Annual StarShine on-tap in Penn Yan

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The 38th Annual StarShine, a holiday tradition in the Village of Penn Yan, will occur on Saturday, December 2nd from 4:00-7:00pm. New last 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.

Saturday 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 to children’s activities including a petting zoo, wagon rides, a magician, face painting, and games. Visiting hours with Santa and Mrs. Claus will be from 4:30-6:00pm at Community Bank. Elf School, held at the Penn Yan Firehouse, is hosted by our friendly elves from Keuka College.  At the Elf School, kids 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 4-8pm.

Get in the Christmas spirit by visiting local downtown merchants to find special gifts while supporting local businesses.

The 2023 StarShine event is sponsored by ServU Federal Credit Union, Lyons National Bank, Keuka College, Coplai Insurance Agency, and Penn Yan Community Health. This year’s donors are Lattimore Physical Therapy of Penn Yan, Village Drug & Water Street Pharmacy, Bank of the Finger Lakes, Dailey Electric, Wager’s Cider Mill, Community Bank N.A., and Penn Yan Fire Department.

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