Deck the Halls with RACC’s Holiday House


The Annual Holiday House event is the biggest fundraiser that the Rome Art and Community Center hosts all year.

Marking its 31st year, the event’s theme is Deck the Halls. 

“Holiday House presents the best of local artisan, craft, and food vendors. Shop in a festive and elegant atmosphere for clothing, jewelry, glassware, ornaments, and other unique gifts,” organizers noted. Among the “old favorites” this year are several vendors from the Artisan Gallery in Clinton, and cookbooks by Holly Amidon.

The event opens with a Gala on Thursday, Nov. 8, at 6 p.m. — an elegant evening with appetizers by A Moveable Feast, and drinks from Black River Wine & Spirits and Copper City Brewing. Admission is $30, $50 per couple in advance, $35/$60 at the door.

The Shopping Weekends are Nov. 9-11 and 16-18, with an admission cost of $3. Hours are Fridays, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m.

There will be a special Ladies Night on Thursday, Nov. 15, from 6 to 9 p.m. A $10 ticket includes a complimentary glass of wine, hors d’oeuvres, and chocolates.

To pre-order tickets, call the center at 315-336-1040. For more information, e-mail 

Vendors thus far include:

The Princess Shop

Lil Angels from Heaven Alpacas

Isn’t It Sweet

Paper Snowflake Art

The Preacher’s Wife Soap

Copper City Brewing

The Lady’s Got Glass

Broasters Coffee Company

Ali-Matt Designs

Bellflower Farm Birdhouses

Francine Loparco

Doust Gallery Since 1876

Engelbert’s Jewelers

Zensations Therapeutic Massage

Clancy’s Crafts

Olney’s Flowers

Ann Lynch Interiors

Michelle’s Boutique Party

Rome Art Association

Effleurage Day Spa

Piles of Crafts

Soni’s Suds

Deborah Jackson

Irish Dream Cookies

Mine and Consign

Toni Ann’s Doll House & Gifts

Sun Flower Silk

Kim Ocuto

Chester’s Flowers

Creative Celebration

Ace Hardware

Holly Amidon Cookbooks


Frosty Days

Jean Card Stoneware Pottery

Red Barn Country Crafts

Completely Claudia

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