Winter

Winter time in the Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County

Winter Events

Visit Santa at his House in Allegany

Fireplace in Allegany's Santa's House
Outside Allegany's Santa House
Thu, 12/01/2016 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

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

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Take a Hike with Pfeiffer Nature Center

hiking at Pfeiffer Nature Center
Repeats every 2 weeks until Sat Dec 31 2016 .
Fri, 10/21/2016 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Fri, 11/04/2016 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Fri, 11/18/2016 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Fri, 12/02/2016 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Fri, 12/16/2016 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Fri, 12/30/2016 - 10:00am - 11:00am

“In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.”- John Muir

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Christmas in Gowanda 2016 with Polar Express Train

Christmas in Gowanda
Fri, 12/02/2016 - 12:00pm - Sat, 12/03/2016 - 8:00pm

Gowanda is a a beautifully quaint community nestled among the hills surrounding Cattaraugus Creek and is coming together for a Christmas Celebration on December 3, 2016.

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Christmas Cookie Sale for the Allegany Area Historical Association

Cookies for sale by the Allegany Area Historical Association
Sat, 12/03/2016 - 9:30am - 2:00pm

The 33rd Annual Christmas Cookie Sale will be held on Saturday, December 3rd at Nature’s Remedy, 120 West Main Street, from 9:30 to 2 p.m.  There will all types and sorts of cookies this year!  This is their only fundraiser of the year.  If you don’t get a call asking you to bake some cookies, just call us to volunteer your services.  The effort of all our members and frie

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5x7: Art for Everyone at the Arts Council

5x7 Art for Everyone
Sat, 12/03/2016 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

5X7: Art for Everyone Exhibition and Sale is an annual fundraiser for CCAC that invites artists both amateur and professional to compose and donate 5" X 7" artworks anonymously. For 2016, we'll have a Holiday Edition, which will include the addition of handmade and artisan holiday ornaments on a festive holiday tree.

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CCLAA presents " All She Wants For Christmas" at the Ray Evans Seneca Theater

Silver Bells Variety Show 2015
Sun, 12/04/2016 - 2:00pm - 8:00pm

Come to a family friendly community event where you can see your neighbors, family and fellow community members on stage performing Enchanté Cabaret's Show "All She Wants for Christmas" at the Ray Evans Seneca Theater.  

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Allegany Area Historical Association's Community Christmas Service

Christmas Party at the Allegany Area Historical Association
Sun, 12/04/2016 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

The 34th annual Community Christmas Service will be held on Sunday, December 4th at 2 p.m. at the Heritage Center, 25 North Second Street.  The Community Christmas Service is always a nice way to start the holiday season. Fr. James Vacco, O.F.M., from St.

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Visit With Santa At His Cottage at Lincoln Park in Olean

Santa Claus
Wed, 12/07/2016 - 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 7th and December 14th from 6-8pm thanks to the GOACC, City of Olean, Home Depot, and Duggan and Duggan Contractors. 

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Friends of Good Music presents Thomaseen Foley's "A Celtic Christmas"

Celtic Christmas
Wed, 12/07/2016 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

For the past 13 years, with a world-class ensemble of musicians, dancers and singers from both sides of the Atlantic, Tomáseen Foley's "A Celtic Christmas" has played to packed concert halls and critical acclaim from Los Angeles to New York to Chicago to Palm Beach and beyond.

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Annual Santa's Carnival by Community Action

Santa and his list
Thu, 12/08/2016 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

On Thursday, December 8, 2016, Cattaraugus Community Action will host its 10th annual Santa’s Carnival for the children of Cattaraugus County. This year’s Carnival is sure to be as much as fun as previous years – if not more! Santa and Mrs. Claus will be on hand for photo-ops, and Caricatures by Eric will be here to draw the children into funny holiday poses!

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Visit Santa at his House in Allegany

Fireplace in Allegany's Santa's House
Outside Allegany's Santa House
Thu, 12/08/2016 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

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

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Splatter and Spirits at the Cattaraugus County Arts Council

Cattaraugus County Arts Council's Splatter and Spirits
Fri, 12/09/2016 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Join artist Samila Sosic for CCAC's second Paint Night! She will take you from your first dip of the brush to the finishing touches in creating your very own masterpiece. Bring your favorite beverage and a group of friends to complete this fun evening of social creativity. All painting supplies will be provided!

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Holiday Craft Bazaar at Creekside Emporium

Holiday Craft Show at Creekside Emporium
Sat, 12/10/2016 - 10:00am - Sun, 12/11/2016 - 4:00pm

Stop by the Holiday Craft Bazaar Saturday, December 10th and Sunday, December 11th from 10am - 4pm both days!  Shop from local crafters, artisans and more - over 40 vendors in one place!

Refreshments available.  FREE admission!

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Santa at Gowanda Harley-Davidson®

Santa's Little Helpers!
Sat, 12/10/2016 - 11:00am - 2:00pm

Santa has planned his annual visit to Gowanda Harley-Davidson even with his busy schedule. Mark your holiday calendar for December 10th. Free Photo's emailed to you, ornaments, cookies and hot cocoa too.

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A Bear Creek Christmas Craft Show and Tree Lighting

Woods at Bear Creek Christmas Celebration
Sat, 12/10/2016 - 12:00pm - 9:00pm

Come celebrate with The Woods at Bear Creek at their Christmas Celebration, 'A Bear Creek Christmas' and 3rd Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony!  There will be plenty to do with a Holiday Craft Show, Wagon Rides and Kids Activities.  Proceeds will benefit 'Toys for Tots' and this is sponsored by US Foods. 

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Visit Santa at his House in Allegany

Fireplace in Allegany's Santa's House
Outside Allegany's Santa House
Sat, 12/10/2016 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

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

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Visit Santa at his House in Allegany

Fireplace in Allegany's Santa's House
Outside Allegany's Santa House
Thu, 12/15/2016 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

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

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Reindeer Day at the Salamanca Historical Society Museum

Reindeer Day at the Salamanca Historical Society Museum
Sat, 12/17/2016 - 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
Sat, 12/17/2016 - 6:00pm - Sat, 12/31/2016 - 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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Santa is coming to the Olean Public Library

Santa at the Olean Public Library
Mon, 12/19/2016 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Direct from the North Pole, Santa will have:
*A Christmas Carol Sing-A-Long
*Story-Telling
*Incredible Floating Snow ball
*7 foot tall Frosty
* And More!

Children will get to see what Santa's life is really like. Join us for this fun holiday event!

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Snowmobile Trails Open!

Get the gang together!
Wed, 12/21/2016 - 12:01am - Sat, 01/14/2017 - 4:00pm

The trails on December 21st, the day after hunting season ends....providing that there is snow!  Regardless, you know we will be getting snow at some point, so plan ahead!  Get your map, register your sled, and plan for a weekend stay to enjoy our 400 miles of trails!  Call 1-800-331-0543 for your FREE map!  Brochures will be ready for request December 8th. 

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Breakfast with Santa at Sprague's Maple Farm

Santa in the Restaurant
Sat, 12/24/2016 - 9:00am - 1:00pm

Enjoy a pancake breakfast with Santa on the morning of Christmas Eve.  But not at just any restaurant, at Sprague's Maple Farms, famous for their amazing food and delicious syrup!  Christmas is a special time here at Sprague's. The lighting is spectacular, the warmth of the fire burning in the fireplace, family and friends get together for celebrations.

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Holiday Valley's 2016/2017 New Years Eve Celebration and Torchlight Parade

Torchlight parade from years past
Sat, 12/31/2016 - 11:00pm - Sun, 01/01/2017 - 12:00am

Celebrate New Year's eve at Holiday Valley!  The New Year will start off with a bang – literally – as the family friendly New Year’s Eve party ends with a midnight fireworks grand finale. 

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2nd Annual New Year’s Day Hike For Your Health at Pfeiffer Nature Center

winter hike
Sun, 01/01/2017 - 10:00am - 11:00am

“In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.”- John Muir

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Seneca Allegany Events Center presents Peter Cetera

Peter Cetera
Sat, 01/07/2017 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Grammy award-winning singer/songwriter, Peter Cetera comes to the Seneca Allegany Event Center January 7, 2017 at 7pm! 

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HarleyDay Valley

HarleyDay Valley
Sat, 01/14/2017 - 10:00am - 7:00pm

WNY's Biggest Cabin Fever Biker Party is back again for it's fifth year!  Get to Holiday Valley in Ellicottville, NY for a great way to break the cabin fever.

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Friends of Good Music presents "Murder on the Nile"

Murder on the Nile
Thu, 01/19/2017 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Aquila Theatre, in its 25th anniversary season, stages “Murder on the Nile,” by one of the greatest mystery writers in world literature — Agatha Christie. This brilliant new production features a masterful whodunit and Aquila's clever signature style.

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Olean Area Outdoor & Rec Sports Show 2017

from 2016 show
Sat, 01/21/2017 - 10:00am - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 3:00pm

The Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce announced that the 8th annual Greater Olean Area Outdoor & Rec Sports Show will be held January 21st & 22nd, 2017 at Good Times of Olean.

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Seneca Allegany Events Center presents Singer/Songwriter/Actor Kris Kristofferson

Kris Kristofferson
Sat, 01/28/2017 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Grammy award-winning Kris Kristofferson visits Seneca Allegany Event Center to entertain all his fans. 

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Friends of Good Music presents Kremlin Chamber Orchestra

The Kremlin Chamber Orchestra
Wed, 02/08/2017 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Founded in 1991, the Kremlin Chamber Orchestra comprises some of Russia's finest young string players.  The orchestra has carved a niche for itself under the creative baton of its founder and music director, Misha Rachlevsky.

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Olean Theatre Workshop presents "The Odd Couple"

poster
Thu, 02/09/2017 - 7:30pm - Sun, 02/12/2017 - 10:00pm

When their respective marriages fall apart, endearing slob Oscar Madison invites his former college friend Felix Unger to move in with him.

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Seneca Allegany Events Center presents Bloood, Sweat & Tears with Bo Bice

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Sat, 02/11/2017 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Don’t miss Blood, Sweat & Tears featuring Bo Bice (formerly from American Idol) Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 7pm performing at Seneca Allegany Events Center! 

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2017 Sportsman's Show at Seneca Allegany Events Center

2016 show
Sat, 02/18/2017 - 9:00am - Sun, 02/19/2017 - 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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Friends of Good Music presents Music from India: Aditya Verma

Aditya Verma
Sun, 03/12/2017 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Sarod player Aditya Verma is one of Canada’s premier forces on the international world music scene.  A charismatic sarod player based in Montreal, he has won the admiration of audiences across North America, Europe and India. His electrifying performances reveal his virtuosity, passionate energy and an intensely emotional approach to music.

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Jazz Concert Series presents Sal Andolina and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Big Band

jazz series
Tue, 03/14/2017 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

The third event in the 2016-17 Clare College Jazz Concert Series is Sal Andolina and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Big Band.

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Friends of Good Music presents Madrigalia

Madrigalia
Fri, 04/21/2017 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Now in its 41st concert season, Madrigalia, A Rochester-based vocal ensemble,  delights audiences of all ages with diverse choral repertoire spanning the centuries and exploring many styles.

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Winter Places

Travel Guide

Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County Travel Guide for 2016It'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

Ranked one of the Best Ski Resorts

Holiday Valley Resort ranked #3 on Ski Magazine's 2015-16 best in the East list!  It has 58 day slopes, 37 night slopes and 13 high tech lifts.  It also has been the training ground for Olympic ski competitors.

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