Entertainment & Attractions
As the fall winds sweep away the falling leaves and before you sleep off your turkey dinner, if you listen closely, you can almost hear the ringing of bells. Bells? Yes, that's right we all love that it's almost Silver Bells in the City time. Soon in the air there will be a feeling of Christmas as the strings of street lights, even stoplights will blink red and green.
Get out of the house and come join in the fun as Allegany State Park launches a new series of hikes called “3rd Saturday Treks.” As the name implies, these free, family-friendly hikes will take place on the 3rd Saturday of each month all year long.
The Allegany Area Historical Association will meet on Sunday, November 19 at 2 p.m.
FEEL GOOD this Thanksgiving by starting your day with a non-timed 5K at SBU with over 200 other runners & walkers. CHECK IN at SBU’s Murphy Auditorium from 8-8:45 AM. THE 5K BEGINS AT 9:00 AM. PRE-REGISTER NOW to save time at the event: In person: Olean YMCA’s Membership Desk
“Walking in a Winter Wonderland” Christmas in Ellicottville begins on Friday, November 24 – 25, 2017.
Come join Santa and Mrs.
On Saturday, November 25 at 6:30 PM, the annual "Christmas in Allegany" celebration will parade down Allegany’s Main Street to Santa’s house, which is located next to the Village of Allegany Municipal Building at 106 East Main Street.
On the Saturday following Thanksgiving Day at 6:30 PM Allegany celebrates a "Christmas in Allegany". The event is held at the Santa House located next to the Village of Allegany Municipal Building at 106 East Main Street, Allegany, NY.
Did you know there are at least 2 known carcinogens in commercial laundry detergent and at least 7 other toxic chemicals? Laundry detergent is an easy switch from store bought to homemade. DIY alternatives are often just as effective and much less expensive. Learn how to make your own Laundry soap as a part of our Basic Living Series.
Gather up your busy family and head over to Salamanca on November 30 for an evening full of fun holiday festivities. The holiday parade will start at the Historic Dudley Hotel and continue down Main Street, ending at Jefferson Park. Once at Jefferson Park everyone will join Mr. and Mrs. Claus in the lighting of the city's Christmas tree!
Gowanda is a a beautifully quaint community nestled among the hills surrounding Cattaraugus Creek and is coming together for a Christmas Celebration on December 1 and 2, 2017.
Randolph begins their Country Christmas Weekend with a Living Nativity then continues throughout the weekend with an Arts and Crafts Show, a Parade and a Memory Tree Ceremony!
Friends of Good Music presents a Holiday Concert with Elisabeth Von Trapp. Special single ticket price for those without a season subscription is $25.
The 3rd Annual Ohi:yo' Social Pow Wow is here! Free admission to this event that inlcudes Smoke Dance, Tiny Tots and more to be announced. There will also be intertribal dances, raffles, cakewalks and a hand drum special. This is an extraordinary opportunity to be a part of Seneca Culture and an all around fun Pow Wow with a Master of Ceremony, drummers, singers and dancing.
Looking for a great opportunity to pick up the perfect one of a kind gift for the holidays? Randolph Central School is excited to announce the 6th annual RCS Arts and Crafts Show will take place at the High and Elementary School GYMS of Randolph Central School District.
Celebrate Christmas in Allegany State Park! The holidays are fast approaching and there's no better way to get into the holiday spirit than by spending some time in Allegany State Park! Join us Saturday, December 2nd as we present our first annual "Christmas in the Park."
Come to a family friendly community event where you can see your neighbors, family and fellow community members on stage performing an old fashioned Christmas Show at the Ray Evans Seneca Theater.
In this course we will cover the basic science behind making kimchi, why it’s good for you, and we’ll teach you how to make it yourself. If you are interested in Old World food preservation, gut health, or fermentation in general, this is the class for you! To sign up email Kristin at education [at] canticlefarm [dot] org
Santa Claus will be back in the Town of Olean at his cottage in Lincoln Park. Despite being so busy this time of year, Santa will available for kids to visit with on December 6th and December 13th from 6-8pm thanks to the GOACC, City of Olean, Home Depot, and Duggan and Duggan Contractors.
Children will be able to see a magic show, take part in interactive story telling, and pose for a photo with Santa!
Olean Theatre Workshop presents "Do Not Go Gentle". Lillian Boedecker Barron is old, vibrant, funny, wise, and recently deceased!
Enjoy a fun time at Pfeiffer Nature Center’s ”Make A Nature Gift” at the Portville Library as you create a nature gift for someone special. All ages will enjoy creating these gifts with the wonders of nature! Santa Claus will be visiting and there will be lots of other library craft activities going on too! Location:
Santa has planned his annual visit to Gowanda Harley-Davidson even with his busy schedule. Mark your holiday calendar for December 9th. Free Photo's emailed to you, ornaments, cookies and hot cocoa too.
The Leon Historical Society presents the 21st annual Christmas Program at the Historical Church at the four corners in Leon. See the members of the Historical Society dressed in Victorian attire and you are encouraged to wear your Victorian dress as well!
Come out and see the Christmas Tree Displays in the Town of Hinsdale! The Hinsdale Historical Society is sponsoring a Christmas Tree Display in the Town Park on Main St. Area Community members, businesses, and organizations have decorated 6' trees and they will be on display with a kick off party on Dec 10 at
On Thursday, December 14, 2017, Cattaraugus Community Action will host its 11th annual Santa’s Carnival for the children of Cattaraugus County.
Santa’s Carnival is a holiday event for community children held at Cattaraugus Community Action, 25 Jefferson Street, Salamanca, New York. Each of CCA’s departments creates games, crafts, and contests for young visitors.
Reindeer Day is here! Kids can visit Dancer, in person, as well as Santa! Santa and one of his reindeer will be greeting guests outside the doors of the museum. Adults can have some fun at the basket raffle and bake sale. Baskets will be all sizes and shapes, filled with a variety of items. Tickets are just $1 a piece or the price goes down the more tickets you buy
Through the generosity of the community businesses and organizations listed below, the City of Olean Youth Bureau & Recreation Department is offering free admission for public ice skating the following dates and times. There is a $2.00 skate rental fee.
Enjoy a pancake breakfast with Santa on the morning of Christmas Eve.
Not just any pancakes--Sprague's Maple Farms' pancakes, smothered in their famous housemade maple syrup!
Whether coming off the big game season, enjoying winter sports, gearing up for spring fishing or looking to spend a fun day with family, everyone will enjoy the 9th annual Greater Olean Area Outdoor & Recreational Sports Show. It brings the whole of great outdoors under one roof!
Friends of Good Music presents The Buffalo Chamber Players. Buffalo Chamber Players, the ensemble-in-residence at the Albright Knox Art Gallery, presents innovative music programs performed by our region's finest musicians.
Dare to do something different this weekend! Make plans to attend Session 2 for the Southern Tier Symphony's 15th season.
On this Football FREE Sunday, the Challenger Learning will offer a Simulated Mission to Halley's Comet for adults and teens (5th grade and up). This makes a great gift for the holidays and if you book before Christmas, you can receive a gift certificate to place under the tree!
Olean Theatre Workshop presents "Blithe Spirit". The smash comedy hit of the London and Broadway stages, this much-revived classic from the playwright of Private Lives offers up fussy, cantakerous novelist Charles Condomine, re-married but haunted (literally) by the ghost of his late fi
Friends of Good Music presents "Lilia!". The indomitable Lilia Skala comes to life in her granddaughter's deeply personal celebration of a life in the theater.
Friends of Good Music presents "Fire and Grace: Virtuoso Violin meets Celtic Guitar". Canadian-born violinist Edwin Huizinga has established himself as one of North America's most versatile violinists. Grammy award winning guitarist William Coulter has been performing and recording traditional and classical music for more than 25 years.
Friends of Good Music presents "Windsync"! Hailed by the Houston Chronicle as "revolutionary chamber musicians," WindSync is internationally recognized for dramatic and engaging interpretations of classical music.
Olean Theatre Workshop presents "Motherhood Out Loud". Bring your mother for Mother's Day!! MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD…never fails to strike both the funny bone and the heart.
Dare to do something different this weekend! Make plans to attend Session 3 for the Southern Tier Symphony's 15th season.
"Art in the Park" by Susan Andrews
If the way to a person’s heart is through the stomach, then Olean is a destination visitors are sure to love the Taste of Olean on July 22nd. Time to loosen that belt a few notches, gather family and friends and head down to the 68th Annual Art in the Park and the 27th Annual Taste of Olean.
Come join Santa and Mrs. Clause as they officially light the town's holiday decorations!
It's a full 56-page comprehensive guide, highlighting the activities and attractions in our County and it's FREE!!
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