Corning's Gaffer District Event Listings

Corning, NY – Corning’s Gaffer District and title sponsor M&T Bank are excited to announce the return of the Holiday Concert to this year’s Crystal City Christmas roster of events.


The Crystal City is pleased to welcome Country Music Stars and Nashville Recording Artists Ty Herndon and Anita Cochran to The Corning Museum of Glass for a performance on Friday, December 13th.  Well known for a string of country music hits in the 90’s, Herndon and Cochran will perform signature songs in addition to a number of holiday favorites.


As the headline artist at the 2012 Jazz & Harvest Festival, Herndon is no stranger to the Crystal City.  After last year’s inaugural holiday concert – which featured John Berry – a packed crowd and legion of devoted fans demanded another concert for this year.  Officials at M&T Bank, who stepped up as the title sponsor for last year’s concert, jumped at the chance to return and partner for this year’s event.


As a major community partner, M&T Bank recognized the impact of downtown events on small business.


“Small business plays a central role in the economy of all communities served by M&T Bank in Upstate New York. When small business succeeds, we all succeed. We hope that as people enjoy the holiday concert., they’ll also enjoy supporting the shops, restaurants and other small businesses in the Gaffer District and throughout Corning during the holiday season and into the new year,” said M&T Bank Regional President Peter Newman.


Tickets will be on sale beginning October 1, 2013.  Fans are encouraged to stay connected to Corning’s Gaffer District online and via social media networks for upcoming information about ticket sales.

This year's Crystal City Christmas season begins on Friday, November 8th and continues through the end of the year with a number of events, including, the Chili Chocolate Challenge, Parade of Lights, Holiday Christmas Concert, Window of Gifts Giveaway and 39th Annual Sparkle.  Corning's Gaffer District is proud to welcome Connors Mercantile as the presenting sponsor of Crystal City Christmas.  With nearly four decades on Historic Market Street, guests to the Crystal City are invited to explore Connors and experience one of the downtown's landmark retailers.

For the most up-to-date information, visit or search for Crystal City Christmas on Facebook!  Please contact Lin Kotlinski, Director of Events at (607) 937-6292 x105 or email: with any questions.