Family Entertainment

Family Entertainment

Family Entertainment Events

Holidays at The Olean Bartlett House

Holiday tours at the Barlett House in Olean
Mon, 12/02/2019 - 6:00pm - Fri, 12/20/2019 - 9:00pm

Take a trip back in time with a Victorian Christmas at the Fannie Bartlett House in Olean.  Tour this beautifully restored mansion built in 1881 with 15 rooms, including a third-floor ballroom during special hours for the holiday season!  The historic house with be adorned with Christmas decorations. 

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Salamanca's 2019 Silver Bells Festival

2019 Silver Bells in Salamanca
Wed, 12/04/2019 - 4:00pm - Sat, 12/21/2019 - 2:00pm

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.

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Visit Santa's Cottage in 2019

Visit with Santa
Repeats every week until Wed Dec 11 2019 .
Wed, 12/04/2019 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Wed, 12/11/2019 - 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 4th and December 11th from 6-8pm thanks to the GOACC, City of Olean, Home Depot, and Duggan and Duggan Contractors. 

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Wreath Making & Boxwood Tress at Nannen Arboretum

Wreath Making at Nannen Arboretum
Wed, 12/04/2019 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

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.

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Tree Lighting Ceremony at The Seneca Allegany Resort and Casino

Tree Lighting Ceremony at Seneca Allegany Casino
Thu, 12/05/2019 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm

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.

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Christmas in Gowanda 2019

Christmas in Gowanda 2019
Fri, 12/06/2019 - 4:00pm - Sun, 12/08/2019 - 3:00pm

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.

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Pfeiffer's Annual Holiday Nature Crafts for Kids

Pfeiffer's Holiday Crafts at the Portville Library
Sat, 12/07/2019 - 10:30am - 12:00pm

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! 

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Santa at Gowanda Harley-Davidson®

Santa at Gowanda Harley
Sat, 12/07/2019 - 11:00am - 2:00pm

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.

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Saturday with Santa at Allegany State Park

Saturday With Santa at Allegany State Park 2019
Sat, 12/07/2019 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

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!

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"Every Christmas Story Ever Told...and then some" at Gowanda's Historic Hollywood Theater

Every Christmas Play Poster at Hollywood Theater
Sat, 12/07/2019 - 1:00pm - 6:30pm

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

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Forest Bathing and Moving Meditation at Pfeiffer Nature Center

First Snow at Pfeiffer Nature Center
Sat, 12/07/2019 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

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.

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Ellicottville's 2019 Christmas Stroll

Living Nativity Ellicottville NY
Sat, 12/07/2019 - 4:30pm - 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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Franklinville's Tree Lighting Ceremony and Small Business Saturday Showcase

Franklinville Christmas 2018
Sat, 12/07/2019 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

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 pm
Tree Lighting at 7:00 pm

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Keynote Chorus' "Holiday Roads" Concert

Keynote Chorus' Holiday Concert 2019
Sun, 12/08/2019 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm

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". 

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Friends of Good Music presents Calmus - Vocal Ensemble from Germany

Friends of Good Music presents Calmus- vocal ensemble from Germany
Thu, 12/12/2019 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

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".

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Brett Young at the Seneca Allegany Casino

Brett Young at the Seneca Allegany Casino
Sat, 12/14/2019 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

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!

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12 Skating Days of Christmas

Ice Skating Days of Christmas at the William O Smith Rec Center
Thu, 12/19/2019 - 6:00pm - Wed, 01/01/2020 - 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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Hinsdale Lights Up the Holidays

Hinsdale Christmas in the Park 2019
Sat, 12/21/2019 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

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. 

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Breakfast with Santa at Sprague's Maple Farm

Sprague's Christmas Lights
Tue, 12/24/2019 - 9:00am - 1:00pm

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!

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New Year's Day Polar Bear 5k at St. Bonaventure

Polar Bear 5k image
Wed, 01/01/2020 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

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 Hall
Registration: 12:00-12:45 PM
Event start time: 1:00 PM

PRE-REGISTRATION PRICING:
Y members: $25

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Friends of Good Music presents Slavic Soul Party

Friends of Good Music presents Slavic Soul Party
Fri, 01/24/2020 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

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!

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Southern Tier Symphony's: Series II "Engage"

Southern Tier Symphony Logo
Sat, 02/01/2020 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

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. 

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Mountain Ski Fest at Holiday Valley 2020

Holiday Valley's Mountain Ski Fest 2019
Fri, 02/07/2020 - 8:00am - 5:00pm

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.

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Olean Theatre Workshop presents "The Matchmaker"

Matchmaker poster
Thu, 02/13/2020 - 7:30pm - Sun, 02/16/2020 - 4:00pm

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.

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Olean Community Theatre presents "High School Musical"

High School Musical Poster
Fri, 02/21/2020 - 7:30pm - Sun, 02/23/2020 - 4:00pm

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.

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Friends of Good Music presents Duo Jalal viola - percussion

Friends of Good Music presents Duo Jalal
Sun, 02/23/2020 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm

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. 

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Holiday Valley's Telestock Day 2020

Holiday Valley Lodge at Night
Fri, 02/28/2020 - 9:00am - 3:00pm

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.

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Holiday Valley's 2020 Penguin Paddle

Holiday Valley's Penguin Paddle 2018
Sat, 02/29/2020 - 8:30am - 4:00pm

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...

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Friends of Good Music presents Invoke String Quartet

Friends of Good Music presents Invoke String Quartet
Fri, 03/27/2020 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

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. 

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Holiday Valley's Spring Pond Skimming Party 2020

Holiday Valley's Pond Skimming
Sat, 03/28/2020 - 11:00am - 3:00pm

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.

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Friends of Good Music presents Philip Edward Fisher

Friends of Good Music presents pianist Philip Edward Fisher
Fri, 04/17/2020 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

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". 

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Friends of Good Music presents Kenneth Overton

Friends of Good Music presents Kenneth Overton
Fri, 05/01/2020 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

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. 

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Olean Theatre Workshop presents "Witness For the Prosecution"

Poster for OTW's Witness for the Prosecution
Thu, 05/07/2020 - 7:30pm - Sun, 05/10/2020 - 4:00pm

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.

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Olean Theatre Workshop presents "Witness For the Prosecution"

Poster for OTW's Witness for the Prosecution
Thu, 05/07/2020 - 7:30pm - Sun, 05/10/2020 - 4:00pm

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.

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Southern Tier Symphony's: Series III "Amaze"

Southern Tier Symphony Logo
Sat, 05/09/2020 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

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. 

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Olean Area Sports, Recreation, & Fitness Expo

from 2016 show
Sat, 05/30/2020 - 10:00am - Sun, 05/31/2020 - 3:00pm

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!

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2020 Taste of Olean/Art in the Park

2016 Taste
Sun, 07/26/2020 - 11:00am - 5:00pm

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.

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GOACC's Santa Claus Lane Parade 2020

Kids on float
Fri, 11/27/2020 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Come join Santa and Mrs.

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Visit Santa's Cottage in 2020

Visit with Santa
Repeats every week until Wed Dec 09 2020 .
Wed, 12/02/2020 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Wed, 12/09/2020 - 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 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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Travel Guide

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#1 for Turkey Hunting and in the Top 3 for Deer Hunting

Cattaraugus County was named #1 overall by New York Game and Fish Magazine for turkey hunting and is in the top three for deer hunting by DEC reports.

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