Winter

Winter time in the Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County

Winter Events

Visit Santa at his House in Allegany

Fireplace in Allegany's Santa's House
Thu, 12/06/2018 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Santa will be making stops to his house in Allegany to visit with kids from around the area!

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Friends of Good Music presents "A Music City Christmas"

Friends of Good Music presents A Music City Quartet
Fri, 12/07/2018 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

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.

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Winter Vendor and Craft Fair & Chicken BBQ

Winter Vendor Fair info
Sat, 12/08/2018 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

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.

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Jewel's Handmade Holiday Tour at the Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino

Jewel's Handmade Holiday Tour
Sat, 12/08/2018 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

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.

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Leon's 2018 Old Fashion Christmas

Leon's Christmas 2017
Sun, 12/09/2018 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm

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!

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The Journey to Mars Open House with the Challenger Learning Center

Challenger Learning Center's Journey To Mars
Wed, 12/12/2018 - 5:00pm - 9:00pm

The Challenger Learning Center of the Twin Tier Region is offering a FREE community engagement evening titled, The Journey to Mars!

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Visit Santa's Cottage in 2018

Visit with Santa
Wed, 12/12/2018 - 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 12th from 6-8pm thanks to the GOACC, City of Olean, Home Depot, and Duggan and Duggan Contractors. 

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Visit Santa at his House in Allegany

Fireplace in Allegany's Santa's House
Thu, 12/13/2018 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Santa will be making stops to his house in Allegany to visit with kids from around the area!

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Holimont's Anticipated Opening Day!

Holimont to open Dec 14, 2018
Fri, 12/14/2018 - 9:00am - Sun, 12/16/2018 - 4:20pm

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. 

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Consumer Demo Day at Holiday Valley

Demo Day at Holiday Valley 2018
Sat, 12/15/2018 - 9:00am - 3:00pm

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.

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Reindeer Day at the Salamanca Historical Society Museum

Reindeer Day at the Salamanca Historical Society Museum 2018
Sat, 12/15/2018 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

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

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By the Fireside at Allegany State Park

By the Fireside at Allegany State Park
Sat, 12/15/2018 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

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.

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Snowmobile Season Begins!

Snowmobile Season in Cattaraugus County
Wed, 12/19/2018 - 12:01am - Wed, 01/09/2019 - 4:00pm

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

12 Skating Days of Christmas

Ice Skating Days of Christmas at the William O Smith Rec Center
Wed, 12/19/2018 - 6:00pm - Tue, 01/01/2019 - 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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Snowmobile Safety Course

Snowmobile Safey course 2018
Wed, 12/19/2018 - 6:00pm - Thu, 12/20/2018 - 10:00pm

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

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Hinsdale Lights Up the Holidays

Hinsdale Christmas in the Park 2018
Thu, 12/20/2018 - 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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Christmas Run at Yoderland ATV Park

Yoderland Mud Park Gowanda NY
Sat, 12/22/2018 - 11:00am - 3:00pm

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. 

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Breakfast with Santa at Sprague's Maple Farm

Sprague's Christmas Lights
Mon, 12/24/2018 - 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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Holiday Valley's 2018/2019 New Years Eve Celebration and Torchlight Parade

Torchlight parade at Holiday Valley
Mon, 12/31/2018 - 9:00pm - Tue, 01/01/2019 - 1:00am

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!

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First Day Hike in Allegany State Park 2019

First Day Hike at Allegany State Park
Tue, 01/01/2019 - 10:00am - 2:00pm

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.

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Allegany Adventure Series

Cross Country Ski at Allegany State Park
Wed, 01/02/2019 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Allegany Adventure series- Summit Warming Hut- Allegany Nordic Ski Patrol will be leading a program about Cross country skiing

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Guided Group Snowshoe Hikes with Adventure Bound onthefly

Adventure Bound Group Snowshoe Hikes
Sat, 01/19/2019 - 6:00pm

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.

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Bret Michaels at Seneca Allegany Casino

Bret Michaels at the Seneca Allegany Casino
Sat, 01/19/2019 - 7:00pm

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

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Friends of Good Music presents Broadway's Next H!T Musical

Friends of Good Music presents Broadway's Next H!T Musical
Fri, 01/25/2019 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

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!”

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Southern Tier Symphony's 16th Season "Music from the Movies"

Southern Tier Symphony Season 16, Session 2
Sat, 01/26/2019 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

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. 

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Holiday Mission to Space with the Challenger Learning Center

Dresser Rand Holiday Mission to Space 2019
Sun, 01/27/2019 - 1:30pm - 8:30pm

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! 

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Group Snowshoe Hike

Adventure Bound Logo
Sat, 02/02/2019 - 6:00pm

Group Snowshoe Hike with Adventure Bound onthefly

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.

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Olean Theatre Workshop presents "Little Women"

Olean Theatre Workshop presents Little Women
Thu, 02/07/2019 - 7:30pm - Sun, 02/10/2019 - 2:30pm

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.

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"Chick with Hits" at Seneca Allegany Casino

Chicks with Hits at the Seneca Allegany Casino
Sat, 02/09/2019 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

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!

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Friends of Good Music presents "Ebony and Ivory" with the WNY Chamber Orchestra

Friends of Good Music presents WNY Chamber Orchestra with Philip Fisher
Sun, 02/17/2019 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm

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. 

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Seneca Allegany Casino presents AMSOIL Championship Snocross National Series 2019

Racer Tim Tremblay courtesy of AMSOIL at the Seneca Allegany Casino
Fri, 02/22/2019 - 12:00pm - Sat, 02/23/2019 - 11:00pm

The twists, turns, thrills, and high speeds in the snow returns to Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino on Feb.

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Fat Bike Race at Holimont

Fat Bike Race at Holimont
Sat, 02/23/2019 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm

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. 

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Friends of Good Music presents Dimitris Kotronakis

Friends of Good Music presents Dimitris Kotronakis
Fri, 03/29/2019 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

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.

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Olean Theatre Workshop presents "The Crucible"

Olean Theatre Workshop presents The Crucible
Thu, 05/02/2019 - 7:30pm - Sun, 05/05/2019 - 2:30pm

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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Winter Places

Travel Guide

Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County Travel Guide for 2018It's a full 56-page comprehensive guide, highlighting the activities and attractions in our County and it's FREE!!

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NYAGT Geocaching Trails

Equestrian Trails throughout

Miles of equestrian trails meander throughout our county.

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