Winter Gala

The Winter Gala is the Chamber's largest fundraiser of the year. It will be held on Friday, January 20, 2017, at the Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel. This formal event includes a delicious meal, live music and dancing, the presentation of our Annual Award Winners, the ever-popular Stock Your Cellar Wine Raffle, as well as silent and live auctions. Registration is now open! You may purchase tickets ($85 per person) or even reserve an entire table of 10 for your staff or team. Give us a call for all of the details: 607-535-4300.

Schedule of Events

5:00pm - Registration in hotel lobby

5:30pm - Hors d'oeuvres

7:00pm - Dinner served

Get ready to bid! Our silent and live auctions promise to be chock full of great items and experiences! Check them out for yourself and bring your bidding spirit the night of the event!


Got Wine?

  • Take home a new wine refrigerator stocked with 12 bottles of your favorite Finger Lakes wine!

Fill A Freezer

  • Fill your new chest freezer with meat from Cargill, Angus Glen Farms, and the Watkins Glen Farmers Market.

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry!

  • Dine and drink to your heart’s content with over $350 in restaurant gift certificates plus growlers of local beer, gift certificates for re-fills, pints, flights, and even a few bottles of wine!


Golf Package

  • First, outfit yourself in some new golf attire with a $100 gift card to Famous Brands. Then head out and enjoy two 18-hold rounds of golf (including carts and food) at Arrowhead Creek Golf Course. Unwind after with a selection of fine cigars from Finger Lakes Wine Lockers and Cigar Emporium.

Family Fun Night

  • We all need a little more family time! The winner of this package will take home a new flat-screen television, a delicious tin of local popcorn, some local root beer, and a soft, cozy blanket!

Corning Museum of Glass

  • CMOG’s beautiful glass flowers are a trademark of their gift shop. Take home a dozen of these stunning glass pieces for yourself – or gift to a friend or family member!


Boat of Booze

  • The famous Boat of Booze makes its return in 2017 – with a bonus! Get ready to place your bid – the winner of this package will take home a new kayak full of wine and spirits plus a gift certificate for a 2-hour kayak tour with Summit to Stream Adventures.

Private Dinner at Veraisons Restaurant

  • Hosting a dinner party is tons of fun, but who wants the trouble of all that planning, cooking, and cleaning? Not us! Well, good news! Bid on this great package and enjoy a private dinner for 10 personally prepared by the one and only Chef Orlando at Veraisons Restaurant. Invite your friends and let the amazing staff at Veraisons handle the rest.

Escape to the Adirondacks

  • We have USA Today’s Best Waterfront Hotel in the nation right here in Watkins Glen, but another top contender is located over the river and through the woods in the beautiful Adirondack Region. Bid on this package and plan your escape. Enjoy two nights and breakfast at the fabulous Mirror Lake Inn!

Oscar Party

  • Get red carpet ready and feel like a celebrity for the night! Attend The Oscars viewing party (complete with red carpet arrival!) hosted by the Finger Lakes Film Society and then kick off your shoes for a relaxing overnight at the luxurious Magnolia Place Bed and Breakfast. Put the cherry on top with limo service compliments of TLC Limo!

Day Out

  • Shop ‘til you drop with a $500 gift card to Famous Brands, then treat yourself to a new style with a gift certificate to New Image Hair Network. This package offers it all!