Lewiston Christmas Walk

Sat Dec 1st, 2018 - 10 am to 5 pm


December 1 & 2, 2018
Brought to you by
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce

Santa Claus Arrival

Santa Claus Arrival!  Welcome Santa as he makes his grand entrance into the Village on Saturday, December 1st at 11:30am at Academy Park by helicopter (weather permitting) provided by Rainbow Air, Inc.  Santa will be escorted by carriage and a beautiful holiday float by J.J. Strassburg Trucking and Deal Realty where all the boys and girls follow him for the special Santa Promenade down Center Street!

Meet Santa

Meet Santa!  Santa will greet the children near the historic Frontier House in his special holiday float following the Santa promenade down Center Street.  Meet Santa both Saturday, December 1st from noon-4pm and Sunday December 2nd from 1-3pm of the Christmas Walk!  Santa is sponsored by Deal Realty.  Stop by the Deal Realty booth to pick up Santa's Magic Dust and complimentary giveaways.  Don't forget your camera for photo opportunities with Santa!

Throughout the Village!

Enjoy familiar Christmas favorites Frosty, Olaf, Buddy the Elf and Rudolph as they promenade up and down Center Street on Saturday and Sunday from Noon - 4pm.


Center Street is full of holiday spirit!  The shops will be open both Saturday and Sunday during the Christmas Walk and many will offer special treats, promotions and great shopping sales!  Check your favorite businesses for store hours.

Complimentary carriage rides are available on Saturday from noon - 4pm and Sunday from noon - 3pm.  Drop off and Pick up is in front of Northwest Bank, 500 Center Street. Sponsored by SuperMarket Liquors & Wines

Stop by our Lewiston Wreath and take a photo! The Wreath is at the Corner of South Fifth Street and Center at KeyBank.

Hennepin Park

The lighting of the Village of Lewiston Holiday Tree will take place on Friday, November 30th at 7pm.  A tradition of lighting the tree, donated by the Lewiston Garden Club, and entertainment!


Be sure to visit Hennepin Park with special characters Rudolph and Bumble! Stop by the Petting Zoo on Saturday, December 1st and Sunday, December 2nd from Noon - 3pm. Sponsored by Tedesco Enterprises.

Send your Letter to Santa

Get your letters written and delivered to Santa, right here in Lewiston!  The red regulation sized mailbox on Center St. will deliver your letter directly to the North Pole!  The mail box can be found outside The Spicey Pickle (463 Center St.). Any letters addressed to Santa that are placed in the box by December 19th will receive a response before Christmas!  This is not a U.S. Postal Service mail box.  Letters will go to the North Pole only! Sponsored by The Spicey Pickle!


Niagara River Region Gift Certificates

Looking for the perfect gift to give this holiday season?  Give the gift of "local" this year with a Niagara River Region Gift Certificate.  Purchase a gift certificate in any amount and redeem it at over forty businesses! Each gift certificate comes in a personalized envelope accompanied by a listing of businesses where they can redeem the certificate.   A complete list of participants is available online at www.NiagaraRiverRegion.com.  Gift certificates are available at the Chamber Office (895 Center Street) or online.

Academy Park

The Lewiston Family Ice Rink will be open with special $3.00 Admission pricing for the weekend.  Skate Rentals are $5.00.  Hot Chocolate and Coffee will be available for $2.00

The Boy Scout Troop 855 will host their Christmas Tree Sale in Academy Park.  Stop by and pick out the perfect tree! Starting on November 30th, trees will available Monday-Thursday from 4pm-8pm, Friday from 4pm-9pm, Saturday from 9am-9pm, and Sunday 9am-6:30pm. 


Weekend Activities

Antique to Chic - (536 Center Street) Christmas walk Open House! Extended hours from 10am - 6pm Saturday & Sunday. 20% - 50% off select items, homemade cookies & refreshments, free raffle for a gift certificate, giveaways and unique gift ideas including Christmas décor & items by local artists.

Apple Granny
- (433 Center Street) Visit with the Elf on the Shelf with free hot chocolate! Activities, Raffle Drawing, and book reading.

Canterbury Place - (547 Center Street) Canterbury Place will be offering a taste of the Stonewall Kitchen Cheese Ball and a sample jar of their Wild Main Blueberry Jam while supplies last!

Deal Realty - (451 Center Street) Saturday 1-4pm and Sunday 1-3pm.  Please join us for some complimentary refreshments, giveaways and a free holiday craft for the children.  Deal Realty also presents Santa in his beautiful holiday float Saturday, December 1st from noon-4pm and Sunday, December 2nd from 1-3pm near the historic Frontier House.  Stop by the Deal Realty booth to pick up Santa's Magic Dust and complimentary giveaways.  Don't forget your camera for photo opportunities with Santa.

First Presbyterian Church of Lewiston - (505 Cayuga Street)  Welcome to the Old Stone Church, the oldest church in the Village! The church is open for tours Saturday and Sunday, December 1-2 from 10am - 4pm.  Sunday, we celebrate Advent during worship at 11:15am. We invite you to join us for worship, and then stay for fellowship and a church tour.


J&J Strassburg Trucking - The Strassburg family has designed and decorated the Holiday Float that brings Santa down the promenade!  The Float will be at the Bicentennial Peace Garden with Santa!

Lewiston Community Lions
- (100 Center Street) Christmas Holiday Market and Craft Show at Niagara Crossing Hotel & Spa.  Saturday and Sunday from 10am - 6pm.  Art & craft vendors, Christmas Raffle, 50/50, and more! Fairbanks room on first floor and 2nd floor event room.

Lewiston Museum -
(469 Plain Street) Explore the Lewiston Museum, which will be adorned for the season with a splendidly decorated Christmas tree, greens and candle light throughout.  Be sure to take in the exhibits on local history and get up close and personal with artifacts from Lewiston's past.  The museum store will be open and offering locally themed books, ornaments, toys and Lewiston treasures.  Seven special hand-painted ornaments of historic Lewiston buildings will be available for purchase!


Lewiston Tour of Homes - The 14th Annual Lewiston Tour of Homes benefit the Historical Association of Lewiston.  Tickets are on sale! Celebrate in style and see the latest holiday inspired décor.  Each home will feature Christmas tablescapes, offering innovative entertaining ideas.  A dessert sampling and cocktail reception is included with your ticket.

Mad Hatter Tea House - (402 Center Street) Mad Hatter Tea House will be out on the patio serving old fashion Hot Chocolate and roasting chestnuts!

Orange Cat Coffee Co. - (703 Center Street)  Join us at Orange Cat Coffee Co. for special discounts and deals on all holiday coffee flavors & blends.  We will also be hosting local children's book authors Brigette Atlas-Callahan and Kristen Madej-Warham for book sales & signings on Saturday from 11am - 4pm and 9:30am - 12:30pm on Sunday, December 2nd.

Spice Harbor - (476 Center Street) Search the store to find the Elf on the Shelf - he will be popping from spot to spot hourly (10am-9pm Saturday and 10am-6pm Sunday) to show off a great deal offered for that hour only! Check back often to see what she's up to next! Also, EVERYONE (no purchase necessary) can stop by to pick an ornament for surprise discounts and specials!

St. Paul's Episcopal Church - (Corners of N. Fourth & Ridge Street) Craft Show and Basket Auction from 10am  - 5pm!

The Country Doctor -
(549 Center Street) Treats of course and we have small wrapped gifts to give away to customers intermittently.  Happy Holidays from our Co-op!

The Spicey Pickle - (463 Center Street) The North Pole Mailbox is located outside of The Spicey Pickle!  Send your letter to Santa!  Be sure to include your return address so Santa can write back to you!  Letters to the North Pole only!

Water Street Landing - (115 S. Water Street) A weekend Hockey Shootout and a surprise treat with every kids meal both Saturday and Sunday from Noon - 3pm! For the adults, enjoy a specialty coffee or try out our new winter menu.

You & Me - (467 Center Street) 10% off your purchase and enter to win a $100 gift card all weekend!

VFW Downriver Post 7487 - Members will be outside serving Hot Cocoa and Coffee from CRB Holdings - Tim Hortons at Hennepin Park from 10-4 both days! Donations Accepted!


Saturday, December 1st Activities

13 Players - A Niagara University Alumni driven professional theatre company, will be caroling outside of the
Orange Cat Coffee Co (703 Center Street) from 10am - 1pm! Their inaugural production of It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play will take place December 14-16 at Leary Theatre.  Tickets are $20 General Admission, $15 Student/Military at www.13players.com 

Kiwanis Club of Lewiston - The Kiwanis Club of Lewiston will be ringing bells at DiMino's Lewiston Tops from 8am - 4pm for the Salvation Army!

Lewiston Choraleers at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church -
(620 Center Street) 1pm at 602 Center Street, Lewiston. Enjoy the Choraleers Christmas Program directed by Donald Shrimpton!  General Admission $5 per person. Children 12 and under are free.

Lewiston Dance - (Hennepin Park) Watch the mini-competition team from Lewiston Dance perform Jingle Bell Rock at 12:30pm in Hennepin Park!

Monica Jewelry Boutique - (777 Cayuga Street) Stop by and see our beautiful selection of jewelry.  Receive 10% off your purchase on Saturday, December 1st from 10am -3pm.  With every purchase, receive an entry for a chance to win a necklace or bracelet! Refreshments provided.

Purely Pediatrics - (110 C North 7th Street - behind 700 Center St) Come on over and visit with Dr. Sue and Nurse Kathy at the quaint carriage house that is the home of Purely Pediatrics. On Saturday they will provide snacks and a craft for all ages!  There will be a variety of wooden ornaments ready to be decorated! The open house will run from 11am - 3pm. All are invited!

Teal's Niagara Theatre - Members of Teal's Niagara Theatre will perform between Noon - 1pm outside the Brickyard Brewing Co.! Listen to some of your favorite Christmas music and selections from their upcoming production of Willy Wonka Jr. at the NACC on December 14-16th.  Call 262-8100 for tickets and info.

Village of Lewiston Recreation Department Holiday Arts & Crafts
  - (145 N. Fourth Street) 1pm - 3pm at Village Hall.  Children are encouraged to attend the Holiday Arts & Crafts to paint ornaments, make gifts, make a holiday decoration or just have fun creating things.  Children over 4 can visit anytime during this activity.  Since paint is used for some of the crafts, a smock or old t-shirt is suggested.  Pre-registration is not necessary.   Bring a box to carry your treasures home!  FREE!

Ongoing Activities through December

Adell's School of Dance - (Niagara Falls) Holiday Extravaganza 2018 on Friday, December 14th at 6:00pm at Niagara Falls High School Performing Arts Center. Enjoy vendors, crafts and more! Tickets available at the door.

Christmas at the Farm -
(2660 Saunders Settlement Rd, Sanborn) Meet and greet with Santa at the Sanborn Lewiston Farm Museum! Kids will frost a cookie and make a craft.  Christmas Basket auction as well!  December 8th and 9th  from 11am - 4pm.  Lunch will be available for purchase at 11:30am. Sponsored by the Sanborn Business & Professional Association.

Lewiston Choraleers at Messiah Lutheran Church - (915 Oneida Street, Lewiston) On December 9th at 2pm, enjoy the Choraleers Christmas Program directed by Donald Shrimpton!  General Admission $5 per person. Children 12 and under are free.

Niagara Crossing Hotel- (100 Center Street, Lewiston NY)  Make your reservations for our annual Santa Brunch, Sunday, December 16th from 11am - 2pm. Adults $24.95, Children 4-10 years old $10.95, Children 4 and under are free.  Please call 754-9070 to make your reservation for this special afternoon!

Old Fort Niagara (Youngstown, NY) December 8th and 15th from 6:30pm - 8:15pm. The 18th century historic site will offer guests a unique yesteryear experience enhanced by natural elements. Candles and lanterns will illuminate the outdoor walkways and indoor rooms. $15 per person.

Our Lady of Fatima Shrine Festival of Lights
- 1023 Swann Road, Lewiston NY. The Fatima Shrine is lit up every night from November 18th through January 5th, 2019 from 5pm - 9pm with over 75 beautiful lighted displays and an illuminated Shrine.  The gift shop and cafeteria are also open.  This year is a special one for the Shrine marking the 100th anniversary of the reported sightings of Mary Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal.  For more information visit www.FatimaShrine.com or call (716) 754-7489.

Ransomville Festival of Wreaths - Sunday, November 25th. Free Activities and family fun from noon - 5pm.  Closing ceremony at Ransomville Baptist Church at 4:45pm with the Wilson High School Chorus (2589 Youngstown -Lockport Rd, Ransomville).

St. Paul's Episcopal Church (Corners of N. Fourth and Ridge Streets) Christmas Eve Mass 4:30pm, Sunday Mass 11am

Village of Lewiston Recreation Department - Wednesday, December 12th, Holiday Paints & Crafts from 5 - 6:30pm.  Come and have fun making some holiday crafts or painting to decorate your house!  Ages 5+. FREE!

Village of Youngstown Christmas - 240 Lockport Street, Youngstown, NY. Saturday, December 8th at the Village Center from 10am - 4pm.  Free horse and carriage rides and special guests throughout the Village from noon - 4pm.  A full schedule of events! Santa will read The Night Before Christmas and take photos with children from 1pm - 3pm.  Visit the wonderful business district for shopping and more festivities!

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