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Christmas in Gowanda 2018

Cattaraugus County , Chautauqua-Allegheny | Arts & Culture

Christmas in Gowanda 2018

The family-centric fete in the village takes people back to the traditional Hallmark-like Christmas. Take photos with Rudolph and Frosty (or the reindeer outside of the Persia Town Hall), watch the Holiday Spirit Parade (with FIREWORKS afterwards), attend the Tree Lighting Ceremony, or take a Santa Express train ride. New this year, for adults, is the Wine and Cheese Tasting Ride! There will also be a Snowflake Walk, Horse Wagon Rides, and Police car and Fire truck Rides (outside Hollywood Theater).

All Train Rides run on December 1st. Santa Express Train Rides will have 3 different runs: 10am, 12pm or 2pm. Cost is $12, Ages 3-11 years old - $8 and toddlers 2 and under ride for Free with an adult ticket holder. Children will get to see and interact with Santa, Mrs. Claus, some of the elves and perhaps a couple other friends, receiving a small gift from them. Tickets are limited so make your reservation today by calling Becky at the Grudzien Agency (Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm) at 716-241-7165.

For adults only (must be 21 years or older) there will be a 6pm Wine and Cheese Tasting Ride on Dec 1st. Reservations are needed for this also, and can be made by calling Becky at the Grudzien Agency (Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm) at 716-241-7165. Cost for this is $35 for a table car, and $30 for a coach car.

Gowanda is a a beautifully quaint community nestled among the hills surrounding Cattaraugus Creek and is coming together for a Christmas Celebration Friday, Nov 30th and Saturday, Dec 1st, 2018. 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!


Event Details

    Nov. 30, 2018 - Dec. 1, 2018
    12:00 AM - 11:59 PM