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Get Snow Kissed at the Hot Cocoa Kick-Off

The Otesaga Resort Hotel - Fenimore Room
60 Lake Street, Cooperstown. 
Thursday, February 2, 2023
5 - 7 p.m. 

Join us as we start off the 55th Winter Carnival with a fun night out featuring Hot cocoa with all the fixings, some words from Cooperstown Mayor Ellen Tillapaugh, and much more. Stick around for the fireworks at dusk, and visit with Princess Cinderella, Princess Beauty and The American Hero. Adult beverages will be available.

Winter Carnival Mug with stamp.jpg

Commemorative mug by Eileen Anania of Cooperstown Pottery.


Makes a great handwarmer when full of hot chocolate and has the Cooperstown Winter Carnival stamp on the bottom. 

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Warm Up With Hot Cocoa

Purchase a commemorative mug for $15 and have a handwarmer that will keep you warm all the way to spring. 

All that Glitters is Snow and Sparks 

From the beautiful Otesaga, watch as we “Color the Night” with a spectacular fireworks display, going off at 6:00pm.  Get there early to grab your drinks!

Be on your toes! 

Princess Cinderella, Princess Beauty and The American Hero will be visiting this weekend! Find them at the hot cocoa bar and watching the fireworks!  They will be at other venues during the weekend!  

Enjoy Some Music

Cooperstown's Bandelions will be providing the soundtrack for this spectacular evening with a special live performance.

Grab You Winter Carnival Pin & Sticker

Purchase your collector’s Winter Carnival pin at the Otesaga. The pins are $1 for a small pin, $2 for a large pin and stickers for $1.  You can also stop by one the locations below before they’re all gone!  Proceeds go toward future Winter Carnivals.

Stick Around For Dinner

If you're looking to have dinner after the fireworks... the Hawkeye Bar & Grill still has some slots available for dinner reservations.  Be sure to book those reservations soon!

Looking For The After Party?

Come by J&D’s Wagon Wheel for a special Cooperstown themed Trivia Night!  The event starts at 7 PM and there will be prizes every round.

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