Christmas in Gowanda includes Train Rides

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Event Date(s): Fri, 12/14/2012 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm
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Residents of Gowanda invite you to experience some holiday magic on Friday, December 14.

Businesses in Gowanda will stay open later and Christmas activities will be available throughout downtown.

Bring a non-perishable food item as a donation to watch a holiday movie in the mostly-restored Hollywood TheaterSanta will arrive at Amish Collections at 5pm and stay until 8pm.

The Gowanda High School Chamber Choir will perform an outdoor concert downtown.  Wagon rides will be available.  Outdoor vendors will be sellling crafts and food will be available.

For every $10 spent at local businesses in Gowanda, a ticket will be given for a chance to win a "Shop Local" basket valued at more than $500.  The winner will be drawn December 22.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14th 5 - 8pm
• *Businesses open until 8pm (specials deals and shop local raffle tickets offered at participating businesses)
• Visit with Santa at Amish Collections
• Hollywood Theater* to show traditional Christmas movies,
estimated show times start—6pm, 7pm & 8pm. (*No
Admission fee but rather we encourage non-perishable food
item donations for the Gowanda Area Food Pantry.)
• Gowanda High School Chamber Choir will be holding a full
performance outside (downtown Gowanda)
• Free Wagon Rides provided by Misty Ridge Carriage Service
• Outdoor Vendors include Unique Creations, Pine Wreaths and Centerpieces, Kettle Corn and Cotton Candy by Franklin Honey and Apples.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15th 11am - 4pm
• *Businesses open all day (specials deals and shop local raffle tickets offered at participating businesses)
• New York & Lake Erie Railroad Train Rides, 11am - 4pm (train leaves top of every hours, $2 tickets)
• Visit with Santa at Amish Collections, Noon - 3pm
• Hollywood Theater* to show traditional Christmas movies,
estimated show times start—Noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm (*No
Admission fee but rather we encourage non-perishable food
item donations for the Gowanda Area Food Pantry.)
• Free Wagon Rides provided by Misty Ridge Carriage Service
• Outdoor Vendors

*The businesses participating in the Shop Local Basket include Jessie's Toy Box, Gowanda Area Chamber, Gable Brothers, Hagers, McCormacks Hardware, Radio Shack, Allison's, Soles Unlimited, Cards and More, Main Street Style, Positively Mane Street and the Calming Touch, all located on Main Street; Olympia, Amish Collections, Hair We Are, Heaven Scent, Chloes Cleaners, Clothing and More, Artista, Reitz Liquor Store, Lavia's Pizzeria and Cappozzi's Pizzeria on Jamestown Street; and the Attic and Gowanda Village Laundromat, located on Buffalo Street. Blade Village on Route 62 in Collins, Gowanda Harley Davidson and Maple Glen Sugar House, both on Gowanda Zoar Road, will also be participating in Christmas in Gowanda.

Train Rides provided by  New York & Lake Erie Railroad  from the Gowanda Depot will be held every hour on the hour starting at 11a.m. on Saturday, December 15!

The ride will go over the Cattaraugus bridge to Hill Street and return to the depot leaving at the top of the hour until 4 p.m.

Tickets will be $2.oo and can be purchased at either the depot (50 Commercial Street) starting that morning at 10:30 or Jessie’s Toy Box (53 West Main Street) in Gowanda.  Part of the proceeds will go to the Gowanda Food Pantry.

For more information on this event please visit http://gowandachamber.com/

This event will be held at:

Gowanda
Main Street
Gowanda, NY 14070
United States
Phone: 716-532-2834
42° 27' 45.3024" N, 78° 56' 38.3172" W
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