Winter time in the Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County

Winter Events

Mommy (or Daddy) and Me Paint Class at the Inkwell

Santa Painting
Mon, 11/23/2015 - 2:49pm

Come paint Santa! This all new class is for ages 6 - 96 for a fun night out with Moms or Dads. Or bring the family! The best part of this creative experience with your child is making paintings that go together, along with fun memories. This class will include all supplies, 11x14 canvases, aprons, instructions, even a pizza break to let things dry!

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Canticle Farm's Winter Markets

At the Market
Repeats every 2 weeks until Fri Apr 29 2016 .
Tue, 11/24/2015 - 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Tue, 12/08/2015 - 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Tue, 12/22/2015 - 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Tue, 01/05/2016 - 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Tue, 01/19/2016 - 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Tue, 02/02/2016 - 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Tue, 02/16/2016 - 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Tue, 03/01/2016 - 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Tue, 03/15/2016 - 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Tue, 03/29/2016 - 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Tue, 04/12/2016 - 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Tue, 04/26/2016 - 2:00pm - 6:00pm

Enjoy Certified Naturally Grown Vegetables all Winter Long!  Now that's a treat!  Beef, Pork, Chicekn, Rabbit, Eggs, Cheese, Soap, Maple Syrup, and Honey are all available!  Hours are 2pm to 6pm.

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Thanksgiving Dinner at the Woods at Bear Creek

Thanksgiving Poster
Thu, 11/26/2015 - 12:00pm - 6:00pm

No time to cook this Thanksgiving or having too many family members for one house?  Let the Woods at Bear Creek treat you and your family this Thanksgiving with their special Dinner.  This is served Family style and includes Turkey, mashed potato, homemade stuffing, yams, corn pan gravy, cranberry sauce, garden salad, rolls with butter and a slice of pumpkin pie!  Yummy!

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Christmas in Ellicottville 2015

folks shopping on a snowy day
Fri, 11/27/2015 - 10:00am - Sun, 11/29/2015 - 7:00pm

Who needs all the hustle and bustle and stress of spending Black Friday at the Mall when the whole family can enjoy Christmas in Ellicottville.

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Christmas at Cozy Cabin Alpaca Farm

The Cozy Cabin
Fri, 11/27/2015 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

Come celebrate the Holidays and Black Friday at Cozy Cabin Alpaca Farm!   They are hosting an Open House on Black Friday (November 27th) from 10am to 5pm with raffle tickets for Free Girts!  The drawing will take place on Saturday the 28th at 5pm.  But that's not all the deals you can get here on

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Christmas in Allegany

Poster for the Event
Sat, 11/28/2015 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

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. Santa, Mrs.

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Visit With Santa At His Cottage in Olean

Santa Claus
Wed, 12/02/2015 - 6:00pm - Wed, 12/09/2015 - 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 2nd and December 9th from 6-8pm thanks to the GOACC, City of Olean, Home Depot, and Duggan and Duggan Contractors. 

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Visit Santa at his House in Allegany

Santa's House
Thu, 12/03/2015 - 6:00pm - Thu, 12/17/2015 - 8:00pm

Santa will be making four stops to his house in Allegany to visit with kids from around the area!

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Christmas in Gowanda 2015

Christmas in Gowanda
Fri, 12/04/2015 - 4:00pm - Sat, 12/05/2015 - 6:00pm

Gowanda is a a beautifully quaint community nestled among the hills surrounding Cattaraugus Creek and is coming together for a Christmas Celebration with movies at the Hollywood Theater, Santa and his reindeer, a parade and Princess Elsa!

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Ellicottville's 2015 Christmas Stroll

Living Nativity
Sat, 12/05/2015 - 10:00am - 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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5X7: Art for Everyone Exhibition and Sale

Picking out the best!
Sat, 12/05/2015 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

The annual 5X7 Art for Everyone Exhibition and Sale will kick off at the Cattaraugus County Arts Council.  Tickets are $15 per person for this event where over three hundred original 5” X 7” artworks will line the gallery wall.

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Mission to Mars- buy now to receive NASA patch before Christmas!

Poster for the event
Mon, 12/07/2015 - 12:00am - Fri, 12/18/2015 - 2:00pm

Need a Christmas gift that is OUT OF THIS WORLD?  How about a mission to Mars with the Dresser Rand Challenger Learning Center!  There is an upcoming Simulated Mission to Halley's Comet for adults and teens (8th grade and up) on Sunday, January 31, 2016.  As an "astronaut" aboard the Mission, you will use smarts, wits and teamwork to successfully navigate through space challenges

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Christmas Train Rides in Gowanda

Sat, 12/12/2015 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

The New York and Lake Erie Railroad will be hosting Train Rides in Gowanda for one day only on December 12th, 2015!  Times and Ticket information to be announced at the "Christmas in Gowanda" facebook page soon!

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Leon's 2015 Old Fashion Christmas Program

Victorian Christmas in Leon
Sun, 12/13/2015 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Reindeer Day at the Salamanca Historical Society Museum

Poster for the event
Sat, 12/19/2015 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Reindeer Day is here!  Kids can visit Dancer, in person, as well as Santa!  Santa and Dancer 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!  The m

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Christmas Carol Dinner Theatre

Christmas Carol
Sat, 12/19/2015 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Who doesn’t love attending a Theatrical performance of “A Christmas Carol” during the holidays?  Well, this hilarious twist on the Dickens’ classic begins with two of the show’s understudies returning from vacation only to find that the ENTIRE cast has contracted the flu and will not be able to perform this evening’s show!  After some clever script revision, the two actors decide

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Comedy Night at Premier Banquet Center

Thu, 12/31/2015 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Enjoy an evening filled with plenty of food, drinks & laughter featuring  the comedy act of Bengt Washburn & Stu McCallister.

Buffet Dinner From 7:00-8:15pm, show starts at 8:30pm, Cash Bar & 50/50 drawings. 

$25 ticket price includes buffet dinner & show.

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New Years Eve at the Woods at Bear Creek

New Year's Poster
Thu, 12/31/2015 - 7:30pm - Fri, 01/01/2016 - 1:00am

Celebrate New Years Eve in style this year!  Begin the evening with a five course meal, yes a five course meal.  This is a wine dinner in the banquet room:

Course 1: Charcuterie Platter
Course 2: Caesar Salad
Intermezzo: Raspberry Sorbet
Course 3: Filet Mignon & Broiled Lobster Tail
Course 4: Dessert Bar & International Coffee Station

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Holiday Valley's 2015/ 2016 New Years Eve Celebration and Torchlight Parade

Torchlight parade from years past
Thu, 12/31/2015 - 11:00pm - Fri, 01/01/2016 - 12:00am

Celebrate New Year's eve at Holiday Valley! 

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Snowmobile Safety Course in Portville

Snowmobile course offered
Sat, 01/02/2016 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

Portville Snowmobile Club is holding a snowmobile safety course necessary for young riders. 

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Holiday Valley's 2016 Canadian Friendship Week

Holiday Valley
Mon, 01/04/2016 - 10:00am - Sun, 01/10/2016 - 4:00pm

Canadian Friendship Week. From January 4 through January 10, 2016, lift tickets and rentals at Par when paying with Canadian cash or check.

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Seneca Allegany Events Center presents the always funny Lisa Lampanelli

Lisa photo
Sat, 01/09/2016 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

The always funny Lisa Lampanelli returns to our area for a performance at the Seneca Allegany Events Center on Saturday, January 9 at 7pm. 

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Ellicottville's Winter Blues Festival 2016

Fri, 01/22/2016 - 6:00pm - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 11:00pm

The  Village of Ellicottville heats up  January 8-9 during Winter Blues Weekend. 

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Olean Area Outdoor & Rec Sports Show 2016

last years show
Sat, 01/23/2016 - 10:00am - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 4:00pm

The Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce announced that the 7th annual Greater Olean Area Outdoor & Rec Sports Show will be held January 23rd & 24th, 2016 at Good Times of Olean.

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Friends of Good Music present Project Trio

Project Trio
Sun, 01/24/2016 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Combining the virtuosity of world-class artists with the energy of rock stars, PROJECT Trio is breaking down traditional ideas of chamber music.

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Seneca Allegany Events Center presents Randy Houser

Randy Houser image
Sat, 01/30/2016 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Don’t think twice, jump in with both feet for a night of pure country with Lake, Mississippi native Randy Houser!

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Mission to Mars with the Challenger Learning Center

Poster for the event
Sun, 01/31/2016 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm

Join in a mission to Mars with the Dresser Rand Challenger Learning Center!  This is a Simulated Mission to Halley's Comet for adults and teens (8th grade and up) on Sunday, January 31, 2016.  As an "astronaut" aboard the Mission, you will use smarts, wits and teamwork to successfully navigate through space challenges to study Halley's Comet. 

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Olean Theater Workshop presents Driving Miss Daisy

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 7:30pm - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 9:30pm


More information forthcoming.  Please check back.

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Seneca Allegany Casino presents AMSOIL Championship Snocross Series 2016

poster for the 2014 AMSOIL Championship Snocross Series, Seneca Allegany Casino
Fri, 02/05/2016 - 12:00pm - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 11:00pm

The twists, turns, thrills, and high speeds in the snow returns to Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino on Feb. 5 and 6 with AMSOIL Championship Snocross.

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Holiday Valley's 2016 Penguin Paddle

Penguin Paddle
Sat, 02/20/2016 - 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.

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Friends of Good Music present Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana

Sun, 02/21/2016 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Back by popular demand, Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana is one of the nation’s premier flamenco and Spanish dance companies now in it’s 32nd season.

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Friends of Good Music present Taikoza, Japanese Drums

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Taikoza uses the powerful rhythms of the Taiko drums to create an electrifying energy that carries audiences in a new dimension of excitement.

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Holiday Valley's Winter Carnival & Mardi Gras 2016

snow sculptures are part of the fun!
Sat, 03/12/2016 - 11:00am - Sun, 03/13/2016 - 12:00am

It's hard to believe that Holiday Valley can be even more fun, but wait 'til you come to Winter Carnival 2016!  Events take place on March 12 and 13 throughout the resort and in the Village of Ellicottville.

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