Family Entertainment

Family Entertainment

Family Entertainment Events

Visit Santa's Cottage

Visit with Santa
Wed, 12/06/2017 - 6:00pm - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 8:00pm

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. 

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Wreath or Tear Drop Swag Class at Nannen Arboretum

Wreath Making at Nannen Arboretum
Wed, 12/06/2017 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Join Nannen Arboretum members for a fun evening Make an evergreen wreath OR teardrop swag. Learn how to identify evergreens and enjoy seasonal refreshments. Included: Wreath/teardrop form and paddle wire. Supplies you bring: Garbage bag (not grocery bag) of greens, gloves, clippers, ribbon for a bow (optional).

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Santa at the Olean Library

Santa at the Olean Public Library
Wed, 12/06/2017 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Children will be able to see a magic show, take part in interactive story telling, and pose for a photo with Santa!

 

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Visit Santa's House

Fireplace in Allegany's Santa's House
Outside Allegany's Santa House
Thu, 12/07/2017 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

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.

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Olean Theatre Workshop presents "Do Not Go Gentle"

Olean Theatre Workshop presents "Do Not Go Gentle"
Thu, 12/07/2017 - 7:30pm - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 4:00pm

Olean Theatre Workshop presents "Do Not Go Gentle".  Lillian Boedecker Barron is old, vibrant, funny, wise, and recently deceased!

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Holiday Nature Crafts for Kids with Pfeiffer Nature Center

Pfeiffer Nature Center hosts Kids Nature Crafts at Portville Library
Sat, 12/09/2017 - 10:30am - 12:00pm

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: 

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Santa at Gowanda Harley-Davidson

Santa at Gowanda Harley 2017
Sat, 12/09/2017 - 11:00am - 2:00pm

The big guy will be here, Harley style! Fun for the whole family.  A Gowanda Harley-Davidson tradition. Gifts galore for the motorcycle enthusiast on your list! Gowanda Harley-Davidson features WNY's largest selection of genuine Harley-Davidson MotorClothes® Apparel and Collectibles. Free Photo emailed to you, custom ornaments, cookies and hot cocoa too.

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Visit Santa's House

Fireplace in Allegany's Santa's House
Outside Allegany's Santa House
Sat, 12/09/2017 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

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.

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Hinsdale Christmas in the Park

Hinsdale Christmas in the Park 2017
Sun, 12/10/2017 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

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

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2017 Annual Santa's Carnival

2017 CCA Santa's Carnival
Thu, 12/14/2017 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

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.

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Visit Santa's House

Fireplace in Allegany's Santa's House
Outside Allegany's Santa House
Thu, 12/14/2017 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

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.

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Reindeer Day at the Salamanca Historical Society Museum

Dancer
Sat, 12/16/2017 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

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

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12 Skating Days of Christmas

Ice Skating at the William O Smith Rec Center
Wed, 12/20/2017 - 6:00pm - Mon, 01/01/2018 - 4:00pm

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.

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Breakfast with Santa at Sprague's Maple Farm

Sprague's Christmas Lights
Sprague's Reindeer
Sun, 12/24/2017 - 9:00am - 1:00pm

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!

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A Brief Natural History of the Niagara River and Niagara Falls with Pfeiffer Nature Center

History of Niagara River and Falls with Pfeiffer Nature Center
Wed, 01/17/2018 - 10:30am - 11:30am

Pfeiffer Nature Center is pleased to host nature enthusiast, Tim Baird as he shares his knowledge of the “new” 8th wonder of the world.  This program looks into the geology of the Niagara River region and the formation of the Niagara Gorge and Niagara Falls.  Details in the presentation may be new to the casual visitor to Niagara Falls and will aid in the appreciation

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Greater Olean Area Outdoor & Recreational Sports Show 2018

from 2015 show
Sat, 01/20/2018 - 10:00am - Sun, 01/21/2018 - 3:00pm

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!

 

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Pfeiffer Fun at the Olean Outdoor Show

Pfeiffer Nature Center at the Olean Outdoor Show
Sat, 01/20/2018 - 10:00am - Sun, 01/21/2018 - 3:00pm

Mark your calendar for the 9th annual Greater Olean Area Outdoor & Rec Sports Show.  Tickets for the event are available for purchase through Pfeiffer Nature Center.  For more information contact Pfeiffer Nature Center Administration Office 716-933-0187.  Be sure to stop by our booth at the show to discover what upcoming nature adventures and activities are in

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Friends of Good Music presents Buffalo Chamber Players

Friends of Good Music present Buffalo Chamber Players
Sun, 01/21/2018 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

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.

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Southern Tier Symphony's 15th Season Session 2

Benjamin Grow conducts 15th season Southern Tier Symphony
Sat, 01/27/2018 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Dare to do something different this weekend!  Make plans to attend Session 2 for the Southern Tier Symphony's 15th season.

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Holiday Mission to Comet Halley with the Challenger Learning Center

Holiday Mission to Halley's Comet DRCLC
Sun, 01/28/2018 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm

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! 

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Olean Theatre Workshop presents "Blithe Spirit"

Olean Theatre Workshop presents "Blithe Spirit"
Thu, 02/08/2018 - 7:30pm - Sun, 02/11/2018 - 4:00pm

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

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Friends of Good Music presents "Lilia"!

Friends of Good Music present Lilia!
Fri, 02/16/2018 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

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.

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Friends of Good Music presents Fire and Grace

Friends of Good Music present Fire and Grace
Sun, 03/18/2018 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

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.

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Friends of Good Music presents Windsync!

Friends of Good Music presents Windsync
Sun, 04/08/2018 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

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.

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Olean Theatre Workshop presents "Motherhood Out Loud"

Olean Theatre Workshop presents Motherhood Out Loud
Thu, 05/10/2018 - 7:30pm - Sun, 05/13/2018 - 4:00pm

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.

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Southern Tier Symphony's 15th Season Session 3

Benjamin Grow conducts 15th season Southern Tier Symphony
Sat, 05/19/2018 - 7:30pm - Sun, 08/19/2018 - 9:00pm

Dare to do something different this weekend!  Make plans to attend Session 3 for the Southern Tier Symphony's 15th season.

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2018 Taste of Olean/Art in the Park

2016 Taste
"Art in the Park" by Susan Andrews
Sun, 07/22/2018 - 11:00am - 5:00pm

"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.

 

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GOACC's Santa Claus Lane Parade 2018

Fri, 11/23/2018 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Come join Santa and Mrs. Clause as they officially light the town's holiday decorations!

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