A Look at Canandaigua on Christmas Eve

Mark and I went out to do some last minute shopping in Canandaigua late this afternoon.  As we drove into town, Mark inquired what I wanted to do first.  Why, head down to the City Pier, of course!  After all, I had some cracked corn to feed my web-footed friends. 

As soon as we stopped the truck, this little fellow looked as though he was running toward me! How did he know?

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He was not alone, after all….

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Awesome little duckprints!!!

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The building that is boarded over was a good Italian restaurant. Behind it was a rather run down, dismal trailer park.  Both restaurant and trailer park have been vacated as new buildings will be going up there.  As I recall,  I think they are going to be either apartments or condos with upscale stores on ground level.  Should be interesting to see how this all plays out!


After enjoying watching the ducks eat,  we headed over to Wegman’s where the parking lot was full to overflowing.  Mark finally found a spot far away from the store and I walked. And walked. And walked some more!  Fearful of what I might face upon entering the store,  I was pleasantly surprised to see that not only was shopping less than stressful,  but getting through the checkout was a snap!  Kudos to Wegman’s for a job well done! I must comment, however,  I have never seen so many employees in the store at one time!

After Wegman’s, we hopped over to WalMart for a few items.  What came as a total surprise was seeing the parking lot with spaces open!  Once again, many employees working made for a smooth and painless passage through the store. The big difference between Wegman’s and WalMart  was the fact that Wegman’s was restocking and WalMart looked as though the store had been ransacked!

Another stop at Lowe’s and we were done! We picked up some food for the kids and were on our way when I told Mark I would like to stop for a few minutes in downown Canandaigua to take a few photos.  This is your lucky day as I shall now bore you to tears with photos of Canandaigua late afternoon, early evening! Enjoy!

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This is certainly not an all-inclusive look at city businesses.  I merely walked around Main Street a bit, snapping some of the *blingiest* windows.  There were many others!

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The dome building in the next photo is the Ontario County Courthouse, as Canandaigua is the county seat.

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As you can see, there were many vehicles on the road….shoppers rushing home with their treasures, just like the song Silver Bells portrays!

4 Responses

  1. Great shots of Canandaigua. I like the second one, with all the store fronts…very cool. I agree with Bill on the duck prints…they’re awesome!

  2. Great pictures! Have you eaten at the Rheinblick? (the restaurant in the first downtown picture) Just ate there on Friday. My friend, Gudrun owns the restaurant. I highly recommend it.

    I stayed home yesterday…other than walking the dog.

  3. I love how the businesses decorated their stores. Baldwisville businesses don’t do that… course we’re a village of bars lol The tattoo shop in town decorated their full sized skeletons in the front windows in Santa garb! lol They strung red lights in one and hung red ornaments on the inside of the rib cage.

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