3 Ways To Get You Into The Holiday Spirit

By December 11, 2014 February 2nd, 2015 Updates

Thanksgiving is in our rearview mirror and Christmas is only a couple of weeks away. The Holiday season is in full force. Time for shopping, rest & relaxation and quality time with friends and family. The Holiday season is pretty magical and there are many ways that people prepare for this special time of the year. We thought we’d take a few minutes to share our favorite activities that help get us into the Holiday spirit.

1. A Visit To Roberson-Ever since we were kids, we’ve been visiting Roberson Museum & Science Center around Christmas time. Their “Home For The Holidays” exhibit is perfect for getting you into the Holiday spirit. If you aren’t familiar with “Home For The Holidays” it’s basically a celebration of the holiday season and includes: The International Forrest (dozens of Christmas Trees/ Holidays displays with decorations that represent different cultures/religions around the world) and the Roberson Mansion (early 19th century mansion decked out in Holiday decorations). On a similar note, Roberson’s train display and planetarium also add to the Holiday experience. Still looking to do some last minute shopping? Roberson’s gift shop has a variety of Binghamton-centric items that will make the perfect gift for a loved one.

2. “Light-Seeing-You can’t drive more than fifty feet without seeing some type of holiday light display. Often times we’ll drive around to different neighborhoods checking out who has the best lights. So far we’ve found two winners (both out in Endicott). Joey’s Italian Ice has covered their entire building with Christmas lights which are synchronized with Holiday music. Another spot we’ve discovered is located on Taft Ave just north of George F Johnson Elementary School. This house is completely covered in lights and is also synced up with music which includes “Feliz Navidad”, “Carol of the Bells” and “Let It Go” (for all of you Frozen fans out there). Both display are pretty impressive and worth the trip out to Endicott.

3. Holiday Beverages-Nothing helps us celebrate the holidays more than a nice alcoholic (or non alcoholic) beverage on a cold winters night. For those of you who enjoy an adult beverage from time-to-time you definitely need to try “The Polar Express” from Remlik’s, “The Winter Ginger Smash” from Lost Dog, “The Ghost of Christmas Stout” from Galaxy Brewing Co and  “The Winter Sun White Ale” from Water Street Brewing Co. Not a fan of alcohol? Nothing warms us up like a seasonal coffee or latte from our favorite DT coffee spot, Sip of Seattle.

And remember, a CommuniKey membership is the perfect gift for this Holiday season. It’s the gift that keeps on giving because with your CommuniKey membership you can get unlimited discounts at 92 places in Broome County, all year long, including:

Food & Beverage

Lost Dog Cafe, Burger Mondays, Zona & Co Grille, Nirchi’s Pizza, Thai Time, Leroy Package Store, Southbridge Wine & Spirits, Number 5, Chroma, Chris’ Diner, Moes, Hoopla, Texas Roadhouse, California Grill, Champz Sports Grille, Uncle Tony’s, Papa Johns, South Side Yanni’s, Mario’s Pizza, Moghul, Sake-Tumi, Subway, Whole in the Wall, Lupo’s, Tranquil, TLC’s Pizza, Sweet Frog, The Ranch, Sip of Seattle, 1st Thai Basil, Alexander’s Cafe, Cyber Cafe, Baked Euphoria plus many more!

Entertainment & Recreation

Binghamton Senators, Binghamton Mets, Chucksters, Bikram Yoga, Gaslamp Gym, Southern Tier Crossfit, Skate Estate, Roberson Museum & Science Center, Broadway in Binghamton, the KNOW Theatre, Tri-Cities Opera, and the Goodwill Theatre


Glory Vapes, Endicott Florist, Muckles’ Ink, Sound Go Round, Vapor King, Desting Designs and many more.


Progressive Laser, Knead Relief Massage, Orion Beauty & Balance, White Rose Day Spa, Tanfastic and Villa Bronze

General & Professional Services

William Orband Insurance, Frederick Lacey DMD, Firestone, Meineke, 607 Tech Solutions, The Computer Shop, East Coast Customz, The Shop and Heritage Self Storage

Happy Holidays from your friends over at CommuniKey!