Winter holidays around Rochester, NY.
December 2, 2012 12:38 PM Subscribe
Lighten up my dour winter holidays spent with family in western NY.
posted by Nomyte to society & culture (21 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I plan to spend 8-10 days around Christmas and New Year's with my mother and younger brother (17) in Rochester, NY. My family has no holiday traditions, no local friends or relatives to visit, doesn't cook holiday meals, doesn't decorate trees, doesn't travel, etc. Help me not feel like crap before the barrage of happy holiday media.
We're in Rochester, NY. I'm not necessarily asking for regional tips, but post 'em if you got 'em! General brainstorming tips are very much appreciated as well. My holiday trajectory typically involves flipping through the events section in the paper and going, "Oh, this one is sold out," and "Tickets to this one are $50 per person." On New Year's Eve, we sit around and watch the ball drop, and then we go to sleep.
Oh, and we've been to the George Eastman House approximately a hundred thousand times.
Budget: I'm not a poor student, but I'm close. I'll be funding pretty much everything.
Also! Anticipating suggestions of "cook them a nice holiday meal": I'm not a great cook, and my mother's apartment kitchen is tiny, cramped, and poorly equipped (for example, she likes her knives to be very dull). Every time I've attempted to entertain with a NYE dinner, I've been met with confusion and protestations ("why are you doing this," "this is money wasted," "no one is going to eat this").
Many thanks for your help.