Entertainment & Attractions
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.
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 4th and December 11th from 6-8pm thanks to the GOACC, City of Olean, Home Depot, and Duggan and Duggan Contractors.
t’s that time of year! Bring your creative spirit and join Nannen Arboretum Society members, Nan Miller and Cheri Reed, for a wreath or swag or boxwood tree making class. Learn to identify various evergreens and other natural plants that can be incorporated into your wreath or swag.
The Seneca Allegany Resort and Casino warmly invites you and your family to their tree lighting ceremony. Join the celebration outside the Bus Lobby Entrance as they get into the holiday spirit with Santa and Mrs.
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.
Randolph’s Country Christmas Weekend is an annual event that takes place during the first full weekend of December. A weekend full of tradition and Christmas surprises. Stop into Randolph and enjoy the Festival of Trees; the "Light up the Night" Christmas Parade presented by EPAC; the Memory Tree Lighting; visit with Santa Claus, and so much more.
Come have a great time with us at Pfeiffer Nature Center’s nature craft table at the Portville Library. All ages will enjoy creating these fun crafts using items which come directly from nature herself. Santa Claus will be visiting and there will be lots of other library craft activities going on too!
The big guy will be here, Harley style! Fun for the whole family. A Gowanda Harley-Davidson tradition. Gifts galore for the motorcycle enthusiast on your list! Gowanda Harley-Davidson features WNY's largest selection of genuine Harley-Davidson MotorClothes® Apparel and Collectibles.
HO! HO! HO! The holidays are fast approaching and there's no better way to get into the spirit than by spending some time in Allegany State Park. Join the Environmental Education Department on Saturday, December 7th for a fun, festive, family event- Saturday with Santa!
In conjunction with Christmas in Gowanda, The Gowanda Historic Hollywood Theater presents "Every Christmas Story Ever Told....and then some!" This is a live theater production that will take place on the stage of the historic theater. Enjoy the brand new seating as well! Installed in mid No
The Tri-County Kiwanis Club of WNY is presenting "It's A Wonderful Life", a play adapted for radio-on-stage from the Frank Capra film by Tony Palermo.
Forest bathing, also known in Japanese culture as "taking in the forest atmosphere" or shinrin-yoku, is a moving meditation surrounded by nature. Join us for the second seasonal offering on Saturday December 7th from 2-3pm at the Lillibridge location of Pfeiffer Nature Center.
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.
The Village of Franklinville Events Committee will be hosting their Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony and Holiday Festival on Saturday, December 7th, 2019.Activities beginning at 5:00 pmTree Lighting at 7:00 pm
The Leon Historical Society presents the 23rd annual Christmas Program at the Historical Church at the four corners in Leon.
The Keynote Chorus consists of community members who enjoy singing, and has been continuously spreading joy through their concerts and musical collaborations for over 30 years, since 1987. The mission of the Chorus is to "spread our love of music to all that want to hear or participate with us".
The fourth performance of the 2019-2020 Concert Series, presented by Friend of Good Music and held at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, is Calmus, a vocal ensemble from Germany and their performance of "Christmas A Cappella".
Enjoy a special holiday treat for Country Music fans - Brett Young, Country Musician Sensation, will perform in the Seneca Allegany Events Center on Saturday, December 14th, at 7pm. Tickets are on sale now!
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.
Come out and see the Christmas Tree Displays in the Town of Hinsdale! The Hinsdale Historical Society is sponsoring a Christmas Tree Display in the Town Park on Main St. in Hinsdale.
Enjoy a pancake breakfast with Santa on the morning of Christmas Eve. Not just any pancakes--Sprague's Maple Farms' pancakes, smothered in their famous housemade maple syrup!
Start your 2020 off right with the New Year's Day Polar Bear 5k, which starts at St. Bonaventure University Campus.RACE DAY INFORMATION: Location: St. Bonaventure University's Murphy HallRegistration: 12:00-12:45 PMEvent start time: 1:00 PMPRE-REGISTRATION PRICING: Y members: $25
The fifth performance of the 2019-2020 Concert Series, presented by Friend of Good Music and held at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, is sure to get you moving and up out of your seats. Welcome Slavic Soul Party!
The Symphony is happy to announce the dates for their upcoming season! More details on each series will be listed soon. Don't forget to put them on your calendar! Season 17 is titled "The Magic of Music" and each series will bring a sense of that to the audience.
Mountain Ski Fest is a day full of skiing, snowboarding, activities and camaraderie for skiers or riders (age 21+) on Friday, February 7th, 2020 from 8AM – 5:00PM. Ski Fest includes ski and snowboard demo equipment from local shops, recreational racing, breakfast, lunch and beer and wine and tastings.
The New Year of 2020 brings to the stage “The Matchmaker” by Thornton Wilder. The famous and beloved musical “Hello Dolly” was based on this play. It is about the matchmaker, Dolly Levi, who likes to arrange things. It will add some levity to the cold of winter.
Olean Community Theatre presents "High School Musical" in its 41st Season! High School Musical is a story about two high school juniors from rival cliques - captain of the basketball team, and a shy transfer student who excels in mathematics and science.
The sixth performance of the 2019-2020 Concert Series, presented by Friend of Good Music and held at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, is Duo Jalal viola - percussion.
A day of peace, love and telemark skiing at the Yodeler champagne Sundeck. Free tele demos. Brought to you by the City Garage, Dom’s Butcher Block, 22 designs, Scarpa, Telemark Skier, Free Heel Life, Fly Low. Special lift ticket rates for participants.
The Penguin Paddle is an annual fundraiser for Holiday Valley's Lounsbury Adaptive Program on Saturday, February 29, 2020. It is a day filled with wonderful auction items, delicious food and lots of laughs as people slip inside a garbage bag and slide on their bellies "penguin style" down the bottom of Yodeler slope. Here's a schedule of events...
The seventh performance of the 2019-2020 Concert Series, presented by Friends of Good Music and held at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, is Invoke String Quartet. They were the winner of the 2018 Concert Artists' Guild International Competition.
The zaniest of all spring events, Pond Skimming on March 28th challenges skiers and snowboarders to try to skim across an ice water filled pond at the bottom of Yodeler. Some will make it all the way across, but many end up getting very wet (and cold!). Prizes are awarded for the best skimmer, the best costume, the best kid and of course the most spectacular splash.
The eighth performance of the 2019-2020 Concert Series, presented by Friends of Good Music and held at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, is Philip Edward Fisher and his piano recital: "Beethoven at 250".
The final performance of the 2019-2020 Concert Series, presented by Friends of Good Music and held at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, is Kenneth Overton, a baritone singer, accompanied by Kevin Miller on piano.
The last production of Olean Theatre Workshop's season is Agatha Christie's “Witness for the Prosecution,” based on Christie's own short story of the same name. It is a courtroom drama involving the murder of an older, wealthy woman by a younger man. As with anything Christie, the story will leave one guessing until the very end. This is sure to be the talk of the town.
Whether coming off the big game season, enjoying winter sports, gearing up for spring fishing or looking to spend a fun day with family, everyone will enjoy the 11th annual Greater Olean Area Sports, Recreation, & Fitness Expo. It brings the whole idea of the great outdoors under one roof!
The one and only Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball, America's largest outdoor basketball tournament, will be held in Olean on their new dates of June 5th-7th
If the way to a person’s heart is through the stomach, then Olean is a destination visitors are sure to love. The Taste of Olean will be held on July 27th. Time to loosen that belt a few notches, gather family and friends and head down to the 71st Annual Art in the Park and the 30th Annual Taste of Olean.
Come join Santa and Mrs.
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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The Largest New York State Park is Allegany State Park which is the 3rd largest in the nation with 65,000 acres (97 square miles) and lots of trails. Allegany State Park has over 35 miles of Cross Country skiing trails, 18 hiking trails and 5.6 miles of paved multi-use trails (horseback riding, snowmobiling and more) around Red House Lake area. 3 campground areas with over 375 cabins.