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2017 Winter Recess Contest


This year we're giving away prizes: Every. Single. Day. No, that's not a proper sentence, but it's ok, because our daily raffles are good enough to earn some bonus points with teachers!


Here's how to play:

1. Receive one ticket with registration/packet pick-up.

2. Gain more tickets to win by making purchases at participating Winter Recess businesses between February 17-26 and bringing your receipts to either Visitor Center: Downtown Visitor Center, 171 E. State St., Ithaca or East Shore Drive Visitor Center, 904 East Shore Drive, Ithaca

3. Wait for a phone call and come pick up your prize!


We're giving away everything from wine, cider, food and more. See official rules below.


Thank you, teachers! Ithaca Loves you!




We want to thank the following participating local businesses for their generous donations:


Americana Vineyards & Winery

Amuse: Modern Cottage Industry

Arbonne - Kait Bryant

Autumn Leaves Used Books

Bandwagon Brewpub

Bed Bath & Beyond

Boatyard Grill

Buttonwood Grove Winery

Cafe Dewitt

Cayuga Lake Creamery

Ciao! Wood-Fried Pizza & Pasta

Circus Culture

Comics for Collectors

Damiani Wine Cellars

Dunkin Donuts - Meadow Street 

Eastern Mountain Sports

Escape Ithaca

F. Oliver's Oils & Vinegars

Fairfield Inn &Suites by Marriott

Fawn Kitchen Website

Finger Lakes Cider Hosue

Finger Lakes Distilling

Gimme! Coffee

Good to Go! Trumansburg Market


Green Street Pharmacy


Hillside Inn

Hopshire Farm & Brewery

Hotel Ithaca

Island Health & Fitness

Ithaca Community Acupuncture

Lakeshore Winery


Long Point Winery

Lucas Vineyards

Maxie's Super Club & Oyster Bar

Miel Beauty Bar

Monks on the Commons

Morning Glory Healing Arts

Museum of the Earth / Cayuga Nature Center

Myer Farm Distillers

Quilters Corner

Rasa Spa

Red Feet Wine Market & Spirit Provisions


Salmon Pottery Gallery

Shepherdess Cellars

Six Mile Creek Vineyard & Distillery

Stonewall Wine & Spirits

Super 8

Sunny Days of Ithaca

Texas Roadhouse

The Boatyard Grill Restaurant

The History Center in Tompkins County

The State Theatre of Ithaca

The William Henry Miller Inn

Thirsty Owl Wine Company

Trader K's

Treleaven Wines

Ultimate Athletics

Willcox Service and Tires

Wine & Design Ithaca


More coming soon! 



Official Rules


We are going to be celebrating TEACHERS every day! 


Each day during Ithaca Loves Teachers week, we will raffle off items from businesses participating in the Winter Recess Teacher Festival. Raffles will occur at BOTH of our Visitor Centers: Downtown Ithaca Visitor Center located at 171 E. State St., The Commons, Ithaca and East Shore Drive Visitor Center, 904 East Shore Drive, Ithaca.


Drawings will take place at 12pm every day. Every teacher will receive ONE raffle ticket upon picking up their registration materials at either location. In addition, for every purchase made at a participating Winter Recess business from February 17-26, bring your receipts and your VIT pass to our Downtown Visitor Center (171 E. State St., The Commons, Ithaca) or East Shore Drive Visitor Center (904 East Shore Drive) to receive additional tickets to be entered in to the drawing (one per receipt shown).


Tickets roll over from each drawing to the next. Open to VITs only. Must bring receipts to Downtown Visitor Center or East Shore drive locations. Purchases MUST have been made between February 17-26, 2017. One entry ticket per participating business receipt. No limit. Need not be present to win.