December 21, 2017
CORNING, NY (WENY) -- In the cold of the winter months, the Corning Museum of Glass keeps the entertainment hot with its tradition of 2300 Degrees.
From live music to up-close-and-personal glass-making demonstrations, it's a community event designed for the whole family.
"It's really great to see people come in an really experience the museum in a lot of different ways. To have so many people come here and just have a good time, listen to great music, watch glass-blowing, eat some food...it's just exciting to see so many people using this community resource and enjoying it," says Eric Meek, Manager of Hot Glass Programs at the Museum.
"Oh, yea, this is a great event! Brings everyone in the community together. It's just fun here in Corning!" says Vinnie Volo, who lives in Corning.
"Old friends and new friends, I've known these girls for a long time and we're back for the holidays from college," says Emily Carson, who is from Elmira.
"I would say the highlight is the hustle and bustle. I really like the live music part of it!" says Painted Post native Mary Broderick.
"I would say it's just great to see everyone and see how crowded it gets because it's really cool to know that everyone here is shopping local," says Meghan Cleary, who is from Horseheads.
With only days left until Christmas, many people were taking advantage of the 23% discount at the gift store. Even if you missed out on Thursday's sale, the shop is a great place to find unique items.
"The gift market here has all kinds of great gifts. If you need to do some last-minute holiday shopping you can come on down. There's still a lot of stuff available. Beautiful things for anybody in the family," Meek says.
The museum, overall, offers many chances to make memories throughout all of the winter months, and time spent with loved ones.
"There's just so much to do here over the holiday season. There are great photo opportunities with our 14-foot Christmas tree made completely out of ornaments. It's a great place to bring the family, too. If you have an extra day or two after the holidays and you want to bring the family and just enjoy some time, seeing some beautiful art and watching some glass-making, it's just a great place to come," says Meek.
2300 Degrees is held each month during the winter-time on the third Thursday. The next event is set to take place on January 18th.
More information can be found here: https://www.cmog.org/programs/2300