Salamanca's 2012 Silver Bells Festival

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Event Date(s): Mon, 12/03/2012 (All day) - Thu, 12/27/2012 (All day)
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Silver Bells in the City is held each year in honor of Ray Evans, lyricist of the famous Christmas song, “Silver Bells”. Ray Evans, a Salamanca native, was a pop lyricist who teamed up with the composer/lyricist Jay Livingston and wrote three Academy Award-winning songs together, as well as their famous Christmas song, “Silver Bells”.  Join us as we welcome in the holiday spirit on Saturday, December 8 at the Silver Bells in the City Holiday Craft Show at Seneca Elementary School from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Shoppers will be able to find the perfect gift this holiday season and choose from a large selection of hand made and one of a kind arts and crafts.  All the good little girls and boys are sure to enjoy this fun-filled morning with Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus while eating their favorite breakfast at Myer’s Steakhouse & Inn from 9:30 – 11:00 am.

 There will be no “Bah-humbug’s” at this year’s Silver Bells in the City Theater Performance of “Charles Dickens Presents: A Christmas Carol” - a solo performance starring Mike Randall. Mike Randall who grew up in Western New York and is a lover of Buffalo history and presenter of one person shows, decided to recreate Mr. Dickens presentation of his most well know story "A Christmas Carol".  The show is said to leave the audience with a true sense of the holiday season - a sense of giving, hope, renewal and love for mankind.  Make plans to see Mike Randall in "Charles Dickens Presents: A Christmas Carol" on Saturday, December 8 at the Salamanca High School Auditorium. The show is FREE to all. The doors open at 6:30 pm and performance begins at 7:00 pm.

 Other Silver Bells in the City festivities include: Wreath/Holiday Treasures Auction by Community Bank to benefit the Center for Family Unity; Poinsettia Sale by the Salamanca Rotary Club; Christmas for Kids at the Salamanca Youth Center; Christmas Cantata “Once Upon A Child” at the United Congregational Methodist Church; Middle/High School Band and Chorus Concerts by Salamanca Middle/High School students; Come see the live Reindeer & Enjoy Christmas Caroling at the Salamanca Historical Society Park; Christmas Carols by the Salamanca High School and Middle School bands and choruses; and the Christmas Lighting Contest by the Kiwanis Club.

 For more information on this year’s Silver Bells in the City, please contact the Seneca Salamanca Chamber of Commerce at (716) 945-2034 or visit us on-line at

Silver Bells in the City Other Events:


Christmas Village Exhibit - Salamanca Public Library

December 1 -21


Salamanca High School Chorus & Band Christmas Concert 

December 5 - 7:00 pm


Silent Holiday Wreath Auction, Community Bank, Salamanca Branch 

November 28 - December 14 


Breakfast with Santa, Myer's Steakhouse & Inn

December 8 - 9:30 - 11:30 am

Cattaraugus Community Action's Santa Carnival

December 13 - 3:00 - 5:00 pm

4th Annual Reindeer Day, Victorian Pocket Park 
December 15 - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Craft Bazaar & Auction, United Congressional Methodist Church

December 15

Craft Bazaar & Auction, United Congressional Methodist Church

December 16

Christmas Cantata "Once Upon a Child", United Congressional Methodist Church

December 16 - 3:00 pm

Christmas Carol Performances, Salamanca High School & Middle School Bands & Choruses

December 17 - 6:00 pm

Annual Christmas Lighting Contest, Salamanca Area Kiwanis Club

December 18 - 6:00 - 8:00 pm

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26 Main Street
Salamanca, NY 14779
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Phone: 716-945-2034
42° 9' 20.9916" N, 78° 42' 56.8836" W
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