Christmas in Gowanda 2019

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Event Date(s): Fri, 12/06/2019 - 4:00pm - Sun, 12/08/2019 - 3:00pm
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Christmas in Gowanda 2019
Christmas in Gowanda 2019 Schedule

Gowanda is a a beautifully quaint community nestled among the hills surrounding Cattaraugus Creek and is coming together for a Christmas Celebration.  Come help us start off the holiday season downtown with local merchants, train rides all day, Santa Snowflake Pet Walk, Annual tree lighting ceremony, Holiday Spirit Parade and a festive atmosphere for the whole family. Of course we can not forget that Santa and all his helpers will be there to help us celebrate this joyous time of year! Mark your calendars! 

On December 7th from 12pm-2pm in front of Jesse's Home and Gifts, there will be the 1st annual Kid's Hot Cocoa Contest!  Kids can create a Gingerbread House to be placed in front of their awning, then they can serve hot cocoa, with proceeds be donated directly to the kid's choice of charity!

Festival times:  See photo for full schedule!
Friday, Dec 6th: Family Fun Activities Downtown 4-7pm
                       Tree Lighting at Chang Hu Park 7pm
                       Holiday Parade after tree lighting then FIREWORKS!

Saturday, Dec 7th: Train Rides with Santa (see more below)
                           Horse Drawn Carriage Rides
                            Police and Fire Truck Rides
                           "Every Christmas Story Ever Told...and then some!" performances at the
                            Hollywood Theater.  Two showings: 1pm and 5pm. 

Santa Train Express Info

For more information on this event please visit https://www.facebook.com/Christmas-in-Gowanda-553440464724679

This event will be held at:

Gowanda
Main St. and Jamestown St.
Gowanda, NY 14070
United States
42° 27' 47.232" N, 78° 56' 6.468" W
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