Winter time in the Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County
Santa will be making stops to his house in Allegany to visit with kids from around the area!
Friends of Good Music and the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts in St. Bonaventure University presents "A Music City Christmas" with Jason Coleman, Floyd Cramer's grandson, and Meagan Taylor, Chet Atkins' niece.
Head to the Winter Vendor Fair held at the Limestone Firemen's Community Center on December 8th from 10am until 4pm. Finish all of your Christmas shopping while supporting local businesses, crafters and artisans.
Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino is bringing more incredible holiday entertainment this December. The Seneca Allegany Events Center will welcome Jewel’s Handmade Holiday Tour with Atz, Atz Lee and Nikos Kilcher (Alaska: The Last Frontier) on Saturday, December 8th at 7pm. Tickets start at $35.
The Leon Historical Society presents the 22nd annual Christmas Program at the Historical Church at the four corners in Leon. See the members of the Historical Society dressed in Victorian attire and you are encouraged to wear your Victorian dress as well!
The Challenger Learning Center of the Twin Tier Region is offering a FREE community engagement evening titled, The Journey to Mars!
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 12th from 6-8pm thanks to the GOACC, City of Olean, Home Depot, and Duggan and Duggan Contractors.
Holimont has started Snowmaking! This private ski resort, which opens their doors to non-members with the weekday pass, anticipates an opening date of Dec 14th. With 21 new Super Pole Cat Fan Snow Guns, they have been able to produce far more snow, to assist Mother Nature when necessary.
Demo Day returns! This is a great chance to try this year's equipment on snow before you buy - for FREE! The industry's best brands will be on-hand for a FREE consumer demo. Try it, test it, rip it, then head to one of Ellicottville's shops (who will also be there) to buy it.
Reindeer Day is here as part of the Seneca-Salamanca Chamber's Silver Bells Celebration! 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
As the holidays draw closer, take a moment to make your season a little merrier by spending a relaxing evening in the lobby of the Red House Administration Building in Allegany State Park. Join us on Saturday, December 15th for “By the Fireside.” This month’s featured performance is by the Studio 107 Chamber Players of Olean High School, playing songs of the season.
The season begins December 19, 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 450 miles of trails! Call 1-800-331-0543 for your FREE map! Brochures can be requested Read more
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.
Gear up for winter fun by attending this Free Snowmobile Safety Course, required for youth riders. This is being hosted by the Elibomwons Snowmobile Club and will be held in Randolph, at the fire hall. Course is over the course of two days, Dec 19th and 20th, with course running 6-10pm each day. In order to obtain credit for the class, you must attend both dates! Pre-registration is appreciated and can be by private messaging the Elibomwons Snowmobile Group on their Facebook Page.
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.
Come have some fun in the snow at Yoderland ATV Park! Jeeps, UTVs, ATVs, and 3 wheelers are all welcome to spend the day, riding the trails that have hills, flat areas, slopes, a climb, mud holes and bounty hole.
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!
Join in the fun from 9:00 PM to 1:00 AM on December 31 with a family friendly event on the Holiday Valley Lodge main floor, and an adult party in the T-Bar on the top floor. The Lodge is the perfect location to view the torchlight parade on Cindy's Run at 11:15 and the fireworks at 11:45 with the Grand Finale at midnight!
Start your new year off right! Join us at Allegany State Park for our Annual First Day Hike. Allegany’s First Day Hike offers a healthy and relaxing way for people of all ages to get outside and enjoy the winter beauty of the area.
Allegany Adventure series- Summit Warming Hut- Allegany Nordic Ski Patrol will be leading a program about Cross country skiing
Experience the glistening bright white snow while snowshoeing through the forest trails in Ellicottville, where the silence and serenity is breathtaking. This will be a guided hike with staff from Adventure Bound onthefly. The guides will share with you some of their knowledge of weather conditions, the local region, and serve hot cocoa.
Bret Michaels Songs & Stories World Tour takes the stage at Seneca Allegany Casino January 19th! After gaining notoriety as the outlandish leader of the ’80s glam metal band Poison, Bret Michael
Friends of Good Music and the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts in St. Bonaventure University presents Broadway's Next H!T Musical! The New York Times calls Broadway’s Next H!T Musical “Hilarious!”
The Symphony is happy to announce the dates for our upcoming season! More details on each series will be listed soon. Don't forget to put us on your calendar! Season 16 is titled "Wonder" and each series will bring a sense of that to the audience.
Series 2: Music from the Movies, will be held on Jan 26th, at 7:30pm at the Olean High School.
On this Football FREE Sunday, the Challenger Learning will offer a Simulated Mission to Space for adults and teens (5th grade and up). This makes a great gift for the holidays and if you book before Christmas, you can receive a gift certificate to place under the tree!
Experience the glistening bright white snow while snowshoeing through the forest trails in Ellicottville New York where the silence and serenity is breathtaking.The guides will share with you some of their knowledge of weather conditions, the local region, and serve hot cocoa.
Olean Theatre Workshop presents "Little Women", a dramatization of Louisa M. Alcott. Little Women, a story that never will grow old for its treatment of a mother's love for her children and their appreciation.
Thirty-six top 10 singles. Countless Country Music Awards and Grammy Awards. Over 10 million records sold around the world. Don’t miss three of the biggest female artists together on one stage. See Chicks With Hits this February at Seneca Allegany!
Friends of Good Music and the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts in St. Bonaventure University presents the Western New York Chamber Orchestra featuring Pianist, Philip Edward Fisher, and Conductor, Glen Cortese.
The twists, turns, thrills, and high speeds in the snow returns to Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino on Feb.
Bring out your fat bikes for an afternoon of racing and fun. Join us for this first ever event. Winter fat biking in a cyclocross format will be a spectacle to see. Come out and cheer on your favorite riders. More information to follow.
Friends of Good Music and the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts in St. Bonaventure University presents Classical Guitarist, Dimitris Kotronakis.
Dimitris Kotronakis is a classical guitarist and musicologist based in Athens. He is a multiple prize winner in many guitar competitions, and has performed in numerous guitar recitals throughout Europe and North and South America.
Olean Theatre Workshop presents "The Crucible". The action begins in the home of Reverend Parris, whose daughter Betty lies unconscious and appears very ill.
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Miles of equestrian trails meander throughout our county.