45th Winter Living Celebration is Just Around the Corner


As we pass the half-way mark of January, it is time to turn our thoughts to the annual Winter Living Celebration.

This long-held event has become a staple at Rogers Center and in the region.  “It seems almost weekly I talk with someone who has a story to tell about visiting Rogers for the Winter Living Celebration,” says Ellen Rathbone, senior educator for Friends of Rogers.  “It is possibly the most popular event held at Rogers.  It’s family-friendly, full of fun, and highlights all the things that make living in Central New York in the winter special.”

This year’s lineup brings back many favorites, like the horse-drawn sleigh/wagon rides, winter weather safety demonstrations by the DEC, the opportunity to try snowshoeing, firepits for roasting marshmallows, traditional woodcutting, the chance to be a human birdfeeder, and the artwork of a live ice sculptor.

Additionally, indoors there are a variety of activities and booths for visitors to stop at, including demonstrations by the local chapter of Trout Unlimited, information about local hiking opportunity with the Bullthistle Hiking Club, and birding tips from the Chenango County Bird Club (who are also providing sweet treats this year).  At the kids’ crafts tabled, children will have the opportunity to make a traditional toy – all they need is a stick.

The merriment continues with music by Friends of Rogers own Jenni Larcher and her partner Tom Murphy, and food prepared by the local Rotary Club.

The major sponsor for this year’s Winter Living Celebration is NBT Bank.  We are grateful for their sponsorship, and for the contributions of all the other organizations who make this annual event possible.

The 2023 Winter Living Celebration is next Saturday, January 21st, from 11:00 AM until 3:00 P M.  It is free and open to the public.  We hope to see you there.

For questions or additional information, contact us at 607-674-7433 or info@friendsofrogers.org.