Winter

Winter time in the Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County

Winter Events

Moore's Pancake House is open Sundays

Moore's Maple Shack open in 2018
Repeats every week every Sunday until Sun Feb 25 2018 .
Sun, 01/28/2018 - 8:00am - 2:00pm
Sun, 02/04/2018 - 8:00am - 2:00pm
Sun, 02/11/2018 - 8:00am - 2:00pm
Sun, 02/18/2018 - 8:00am - 2:00pm
Sun, 02/25/2018 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

It's that time of year when Moore's open their Pancake House and offers all-you-can-eat hot buttermilk pancakes and fresh maple syrup!  Their pancake house is adorned with family antiques ranging from an old oxen yoke to a 1910 wedding dress! 

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Challenge Learning Center "Space Dreamers" Winter Camp

Challenger Learning Center Space Dreamers Winter Camp
Mon, 02/19/2018 - 9:00am - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 3:00pm

A True "Steam" experience with kids learning in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math.  Every participant (open to grades 3rd-6th accepted) will participate in activities of Daily Team Building, First Flight, Coding with Sparki, Geodesic Dome Building, Mystery Mission 4.0 and more!  

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February Break Art Camp

February Kids Arts Camp at Arts Council
Mon, 02/19/2018 - 9:00am - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 12:00pm

​Designed for budding artists, this week kids will get creative with pour painting. Pour Painting is creating a painting without brushes, by pouring the paint onto the canvas. Each day of this five day course kids will explore a different technique of pour painting. We'll cover Puddle Pour, Slide Cup, Tree Ring, Flip Cup, and Paint Swipe. 

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Winter Camp at the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum

Winter Camp at the Seneca Museum
Mon, 02/19/2018 - 9:00am - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 4:00pm

The Seneca-Iroquois National Museum is presenting a fun and educational way for kids (ages 5-12 years old) to spend their February winter break.  Each day they will participate in classes that teach of Seneca history, culture and heritage.  There are two camps, one for 5-8 year olds and from 9am to 12pm each day.  The other is for 9-12 year olds and from 1-4pm.  Here are the

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Allegany State Park Sunset Snowshoe or Evening Hike on Tuesdays

Bear Paw Tuesday Night hikes at Allegany State Park
Repeats every week on January, February every Tuesday until Tue Feb 27 2018 .
Tue, 01/02/2018 - 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Tue, 01/09/2018 - 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Tue, 01/16/2018 - 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Tue, 01/23/2018 - 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Tue, 01/30/2018 - 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Tue, 02/06/2018 - 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Tue, 02/13/2018 - 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Tue, 02/20/2018 - 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Tue, 02/27/2018 - 4:30pm - 6:30pm

Every Tuesday in January and February, Starting at the Summit Warming Hut on the Red House side of the park, we will be hiking the new trail called Bear Paw dedicated to snowshoe use and hiking with dogs (as long as they are leashed). The 2.4 trail is easy - moderate with some slight elevation changes.

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Holiday Valley's Telestock Day 2018

Telestock at Holiday Valley
Fri, 02/23/2018 - 9:00am - 3:00pm

A day of peace, love and telemark skiing. Yodeler champagne Sundeck. Free tele demos. Brought to you by Dom’s Butcher Block, 22 designs, Scarpa, Telemark Skier, Free Heel Life, Fly Low and the City Garage.

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Ellicottville's Winter Music Jam

Winter Music Jam 2018
Fri, 02/23/2018 - 8:00pm - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 11:30pm

The Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the newest music festival, Winter Music Jam. No other community can boast 16 musical acts in a four-block footprint in only two days.  If you’re here for winter sports or just looking for a great weekend of shopping, dining, and entertainment, Ellicottville is the place to be.

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Holiday Valley's 2018 Penguin Paddle

Holiday Valley's Penguin Paddle 2018
Sat, 02/24/2018 - 8:30am - 4:00pm

The Penguin Paddle is a fundraiser where participants slide down the slope on their belly "penguin style" in a stylish garbage bag.  You don't have to be a skier to have fun here!  So have fun, join in and pretend to be a penguin for the afternoon!

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2018 Sportsman's Show at Seneca Allegany Events Center

2016 show
Sat, 02/24/2018 - 9:00am - Sun, 02/25/2018 - 4:00pm

The Sportman's Show comes to the Seneca Allegany Events Center once again!  Come in out of the cold and get ready for the upcoming fishing and hunting seasons!

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Cooking Sustainably

Cooking Sustainably with Canticle Farm
Sat, 02/24/2018 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

What we eat as well as the methods we choose to cook and harvest our food, affects our individual health and that of our planet. Chef Steve Young will show us how to use every edible piece of our food in order to stretch your food budget and cut down on waste.  Farm Manager Mark Printz will lead a discussion on the importance of sustainable farming.

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Ghost Hunting Tour with Ed and Louise at the Hinsdale House

Ed and Louise at the Hinsdale House
Sat, 02/24/2018 - 7:00pm - 11:00pm

Hinsdale House Restoration Project Present this Exclusive Ghost tour on Saturday Feb 24th. Your tour guides for the evening will be Ed Bowden and Louise Tabone!

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6th Annual March Into Randolph!

2018 March into Randolph
Sat, 03/03/2018 - 10:00am - 2:00pm

With Winter almost over, it’s time to get outside! Get ready to march into Randolph on Saturday, March 3, 2018!

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WNY Frogs and the Hellbender Salamander

WNY Frogs at Pfeiffer Nature Center
Sat, 03/03/2018 - 10:30am - 11:30am

Join amphibian enthusiasts Holly Fischer and Tami Attwell as they present on the awesomeness of the 10 species of frogs that inhabit Western New York. They will share information on the calls and common characteristics which help to identify the toads and frogs in their natural environments.

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2018 Moonlight Snowshoe Tour at Griffis Sculpture Park

Moonlight Snowshoe Tour Griffis Park 2018
Sat, 03/03/2018 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Showshoeing under the moonlight, eating great food and jamming out to some fine live music.  $50 covers snowshoe rental; some of the best local chili, cookies and snacks; a moonlit snowshoe tour of Sculpture Park; and live music afterward by DangerBird.  During the tour, snowshoers will be stopping at some of the sculptures to learn who created them, who installed them, and a little h

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Ghost Hunt with Psychic Chelsea Gill at the Haunted Hinsdale House

Chelsea Gill at the Haunted Hinsdale House
Sat, 03/03/2018 - 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Hinsdale House Restoration Project Present this Exclusive Ghost tour featuring International Psychic Chelsea Gill on Saturday March 3rd, 2018. Your experience will include a tour of the Grounds along with the historic building.

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Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino presents Foreigner

Foreigner at the Seneca Allegany Casino
Sat, 03/03/2018 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Don’t Miss Foreigner on their 40th Anniversary Tour on March 3, 2018 at 7PM  With 10 multi-platinum albums, 16 Top 40 hits, and a musical arsenal that continues to propel sold-out tours and album sales, now exceeding 75 million – Foreigner is universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world!

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Adventure Series at Allegany State Park

Backpacking Adventure Series with Allegany State Park
Repeats every month on March, April, May, June, August, September, October, November, December on the first Wednesday until Wed Dec 05 2018 .
Wed, 03/07/2018 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Wed, 04/04/2018 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Wed, 05/02/2018 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Wed, 06/06/2018 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Wed, 08/01/2018 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Wed, 09/05/2018 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Wed, 10/03/2018 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Wed, 11/07/2018 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Wed, 12/05/2018 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Allegany State Park, known as the “Wilderness Playground of Western New York” is one such place where adventure abounds. With 65,000 acres of pristine forests, miles of trails, serene lakes and natural beauty, it’s hard not to find an activity to enjoy.

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Jazz 'n' Wings with The Les Sabina Septet at the Regina A Quick Center

Jazz 'n' Wings with The Les Sabina Septet at St. Bonaventure University
Thu, 03/08/2018 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

7 p.m. Thursday, March 8, at the Rathskeller on campus: Jazz 'n' Wings with The Les Sabina Septet.  Outside of the classroom, Sabina is an award-winning composer and accomplished saxophonist. He and his septet, some of the best jazz musicians in the region, will play contemporary jazz as chicken wings are served up, courtesy of the Department of Visual and Performing Arts.

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Holiday Valley's Winter Carnival & Ellicottville's Mardi Gras 2018

Ellicottville's Mardi Gras Parade
Holiday Valley's Winter Carnival
Sat, 03/10/2018 - 10:00am - Sun, 03/11/2018 - 8:00pm

It's the biggest winter event of the season with fun activities and events for the whole family. Highlights include the Snowbar at Yodeler with music and fun, the Village Parade in Ellicottville on Saturday night, the costume parade on Sunday where the winner gets a season pass for next year, and everyone's favorite, the Dummy Downhill!

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Inaugural Wing Extravaganza

Chicken Wings
Inaugural Wing Extravaganza at The Woods At Bear Creek
Sat, 03/10/2018 - 2:00pm - 6:00pm

Join the folks at Bear Creek for their Inaugural Wing Extravaganza. Held in their beautiful Rec Center, they will be featuring 25 Varieties of wings, drink specials, a Reaper challenge at 4pm and live music by Ambush from 2pm - 6pm.

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Stock Car Show at Olean Center Mall

Olean Mall Stock Car Show
Fri, 03/16/2018 - 11:00am - Sun, 03/18/2018 - 5:00pm

Gentlemen, start your engines.  The 2018 racing season is here and so is the 26th Anuual Olean Mall Stock Car Show!

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3rd Saturday Trek at Allegany State Park

Allegany State Park 3rd Saturday Trek
Repeats every month on April, May, June, July, August, September on the third Saturday until Sat Dec 15 2018 .
Sat, 03/17/2018 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Sat, 04/21/2018 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Sat, 05/19/2018 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Sat, 06/16/2018 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Sat, 07/21/2018 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Sat, 08/18/2018 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Sat, 09/15/2018 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

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.

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Free Movies at the Ray Evans Seneca Theater

Coco at the Ray Evans Seneca Theater
Sat, 03/17/2018 - 2:00pm - 9:00pm

On Saturday, March 17h, enjoy 2 free movies being shown at the Ray Evans Seneca Theater!  At 2pm, Disney's "Coco" will be playing, following by "Murder on the Orient Express" at 7pm.  

"Coco" - Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family's ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer.

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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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LanDforms dance duo at the Regina A Quick Center

LanDforms at St. Bonaventure University
Wed, 03/21/2018 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

7 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, at the Quick Center: LanDforms.  This dance and performance art duo is composed of Leah Crosby, a creative dance teacher on Martha's Vineyard, and Danielle Evelena Doell, a dance performance artist based in Seattle, Wash. Both are fine arts graduates of Ohio University, where they met.

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Spring Lecture Series at the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum

2018 Seneca Museum Spring Lecture Series
Thu, 03/22/2018 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

The Seneca-Iroquois National Museum is presenting a Spring Lecture Series, beginning March 22 and continuing through May, with a series of informative, pertinent and timely range of topics.  These events are free and open to the public.  Each lecture will start at 6pm and generally continue for an hour to an hour and a half.  The list of presenters for this year include Don "Flip

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Holiday Valley's Spring Pond Skimming Party 2018

Holiday Valley's Pond Skimming
Sat, 03/24/2018 - 11:00am - 3:00pm

Sign up to skim across an ice water filled pond or just watch, it's a guaranteed good time. Registration outside Yodeler Lodge starting at 11:00AM, free! Kids under 18 must have a parent signature, minimum age is 8 years old. Pond Skimming starts about 1:00 and categories include Best Skimmer, Best Costume, Best Kid and Best Splash.

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The Importance of Native Plants for Future Sustainability

The importance of Native Plants for Future Sustainability
Sat, 03/24/2018 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

Habitat loss from destruction, fragmentation and degradation is a threat the native flora and fauna.  Gardeners in urban, suburban and rural residential communities are uniquely suited to create pockets of biodiversity to produce long term environmental sustainability.  

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Overnight Ghost Hunt at The Wildwood Sanitarium

Ghost Hunt at the Wildwood Sanitarium in Salamanca
Fri, 03/30/2018 - 8:00pm - Sat, 03/31/2018 - 10:00am

Join Para Expeditions for this overnight ghost hunt at the haunted Wildwood Sanitarium! Join us as we explore this haunted location and try and make contact with the other side. Get your limited tickets in advance for only $89 (additional at the door if available).

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Public Overnight Ghost Hunt/Tour of the Hinsdale Haunted House with Para Expeditions

Old picture of the haunted house in Hinsdale, NY
Sat, 03/31/2018 - 8:00pm - Sun, 04/01/2018 - 10:00am

Join Para Expeditions for this overnight ghost hunt at the haunted Hinsdale House. Here is your opportunity to ghost hunt and stay the night at one of the most haunted locations in New York! Join us as we explore this haunted location and try and make contact with the other side. Get your limited tickets in advance for only $89 (additional at the door if available).

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Sal Andolina's Bistro Musica at the Regina A Quick Center

Sal Andolina at St. Bonaventure University
Wed, 04/04/2018 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

7 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, at the Quick Center: Sal Andolina's Bistro Musica.  This performance of European café music features Sal Andolina, clarinetist with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, BPO Concertmaster Dennis Kim on violin, and Dr. Albert Schlisserman on accordion. "These are virtuoso performers," said Sabina. "It should be an excellent and fun concert."

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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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Overnight Ghost Hunt at The Wildwood Sanitarium

Ghost Hunt at the Wildwood Sanitarium in Salamanca
Sat, 04/14/2018 - 8:00pm - Sun, 04/15/2018 - 10:00am

Join Para Expeditions for this overnight ghost hunt at the haunted Wildwood Sanitarium! Join us as we explore this haunted location and try and make contact with the other side.

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Seafood Fest at The Old Library Restaurant

Rehab Center's Seafood Fest
Fri, 04/20/2018 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm

The Rehabilitation Foundation’s 15th Annual Seafood Fest promises another exciting night on the high seas to benefit the important work of the Rehab Center!  Gourmet food, wine and auctions! This one of a kind dining and auction event is back, planned for April 20th, 2018 at The Old Library Events Center

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Olean Community Theatre presents "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time"

Olean Community Theatre's The Curious Incident of the Dog...
Thu, 04/26/2018 - 7:30pm - Sun, 04/29/2018 - 2:00pm

Olean Community Theatre presents "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time"!  The story concerns a mystery surrounding the death of a neighbor's dog that is investigated by young Christopher Boone, who has an autism spectrum condition.

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Harmonia Chamber Singers at the Regina A Quick Center

Harmonia Chamber Singers at St. Bonaventure University
Mon, 04/30/2018 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

7 p.m. Monday, April 30, at the Quick Center: Harmonia Chamber Singers: An Evening of A Capella.  A highly regarded regional choir out of Buffalo, this 20-member group presents a variety of modern and Broadway a cappella choral pieces.

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Adventure Series at Allegany State Park

Backpacking Adventure Series with Allegany State Park
Thu, 07/05/2018 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Allegany State Park, known as the “Wilderness Playground of Western New York” is one such place where adventure abounds. With 65,000 acres of pristine forests, miles of trails, serene lakes and natural beauty, it’s hard not to find an activity to enjoy.

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Clone of Pfeiffer Nature Center Holiday Wreath Sale

Pfeiffer Nature Center Wreath Sale 2018
Wed, 11/14/2018 - 11:00am - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 4:00pm

Bring a bit of Nature closer to you this holiday season by displaying a beautiful holiday wreath.  Choose from a handmade, decorated or undecorated Fraser Fir or Boxwood. 

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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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GOACC's Santa Claus Lane Parade 2018

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

Come join Santa and Mrs.

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Salamanca Christmas Tree Lighting 2018

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm

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!

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Salamanca's 2018 Silver Bells Festival

Sat, 12/01/2018 - 10:00am - Sun, 12/16/2018 - 4:00pm

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.

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Christmas in the Park at Allegany State Park

Christmas at Allegany State Park
Sat, 12/01/2018 - 1:00pm - 5:30pm

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!

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Ellicottville's 2018 Christmas Stroll

Living Nativity
Sat, 12/01/2018 - 4:30pm - 7:00pm

Celebrate the Holiday Season with a Living Nativity, complete with a camel, all in the Village. The Ellicottville  A Christmas Stroll was created in 1987 by a group of citizens who wanted to organize such an event in the village.

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Randolph's Country Christmas 2018

2017 Randolph Country Christmas
Sat, 12/01/2018 - 7:00pm - Sun, 12/02/2018 - 5:00pm

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!

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Visit Santa's Cottage in 2018

Visit with Santa
Repeats every week on the 5, 12 of September until Wed Dec 12 2018 .
Wed, 12/05/2018 - 6:00pm - 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 5th and December 12th from 6-8pm thanks to the GOACC, City of Olean, Home Depot, and Duggan and Duggan Contractors. 

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Leon's 2018 Old Fashion Christmas

Leon's Christmas 2017
Sun, 12/09/2018 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm

The Leon Historical Society presents the 22nd 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!

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Holiday Valley's 2018/2019 New Years Eve Celebration and Torchlight Parade

Torchlight parade at Holiday Valley
Mon, 12/31/2018 - 9:00pm - Tue, 01/01/2019 - 1:00am

Join in the fun from 9:00 PM to 1:00 AM on December 31 with a family friendly event on the Holiday Valley Lodge main floor, and an adult party in the T-Bar on the top floor. The Lodge is the perfect location to view the torchlight parade on Cindy's Run at 11:15 and the fireworks at 11:45 with the Grand Finale at midnight!

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Winter Places

Travel Guide

Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County Travel Guide for 2017It's a full 56-page comprehensive guide, highlighting the activities and attractions in our County and it's FREE!!

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NYAGT Geocaching Trails

Equestrian Trails throughout

Miles of equestrian trails meander throughout our county.

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