Lewiston Christmas Walk
- 12/7/19 - 12/8/19
- 10am - 5pm
- Center Street, Village of Lewiston
Thousands of people come to Lewiston each year to welcome Santa by helicopter, visit with Santa in the Peace Garden, ride the carriage, visit the petting zoo and shop the beautifully decorated stores on Center Street. Visitors will enjoy the charm and unique character of the Village of Lewiston.
LEWISTON CHRISTMAS WALK
December 7 & 8, 2019
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce
Santa Claus Arrival
Welcome Santa as he makes his grand entrance into the Village on Saturday, December 7th at 11:30am at Academy Park by helicopter (weather permitting) provided by Rainbow Air, Inc. Santa will be escorted by horse drawn carriage, decorated holiday float and a Vintage Fire Truck, where all the boys and girls follow him for the special Santa Promenade down Center Street!
Santa will greet the children at the International Peace Garden following the Santa promenade down Center Street with assistance from Deal Realty and J & J Strassburg Trucking. Meet Santa both Saturday, December 7th from noon-4pm and Sunday, December 8th from 1-3pm of the Christmas Walk! Santa is sponsored by Deal Realty. Stop by and 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 Tropical Tom, 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.
Stop by our Lewiston Wreath and take a photo! The Wreath is at the Corner of South Fifth Street and Center at KeyBank.
Be sure to see the outdoor special characters Rudolph, Clarice, Grinch and Bumble! Stop by the Petting Zoo on Saturday, December 7th and Sunday, December 8th 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 and You & Me Boutique (463 Center St.). Any letters addressed to Santa that are placed in the box by December 20th 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 and You & Me Boutique!
Lewiston Tour of Homes
Experience Lewiston’s charm and history through the annual Lewiston Tour of Homes, a ticketed event that will take you through Lewiston homes and businesses! Tickets are available for $25 pre-sale or $30 at the door at www.lewistonhometour.com or by calling 754-9500. At the door tickets are available at Lewiston Fire Co. #1 (145 North Sixth Street, Lewiston) from 10am – 5pm. Proceeds to benefit the Historical Association of Lewiston.
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.
Full Weekend Activities
Apple Granny – (433 Center Street) We will host “Elf on the Shelf Story Time” with Free Hot Chocolate. Enter for a Free Raffle to win and “Elf on the Shelf” book. FREE
Brewed and Bottled Craft Beer Shop - (402 Center Street) Special beer tappings throughout the weekend and other treats for holiday shoppers.
Canterbury Place – (547 Center Street) Join us Saturday & Sunday from 10am – 5pm for tastings of Stonewall Kitchen Jellies & Jams. Sweet or savory, we have what you need for your holiday entertaining or gift giving. One size fits all!
Coldwell Banker Integrity Real Estate – (625 Center Street) Come visit us from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. for holiday desserts and beverages! We will be hosting area vendors to get your Christmas shopping started. We will also be collecting food for Heart & Soul Food Pantry, pet supplies for Niagara SPCA and holiday gifts for needing families this holiday season. Drop off a donation to be registered to win some great prizes!
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.
Holiday Market & Craft Show with Lewiston’s Lion Club – (Lewiston Fire Hall 145 N. 6th Street) The Lewiston Community Lions Club presents a Holiday Market & Craft Show from 10am – 5pm both Saturday & Sunday. Join us for fun, arts and craft from your favorite local vendors. Special Leap Year raffle to benefit Lewiston’s inclusive playground.
Inspirations on Canvas – (449 Center Street) Receive 20% off all in store purchases (excludes gift certificate or commissioned art purchases), hot cocoa and treats. Enter for a chance to win a select painting by Kathy!
Lewiston Family Ice Rink (Academy Park) The Town of Lewiston is proud to announce the return of the popular Lewiston Family Ice Rink. The rink is transformed into a winter wonderland. Visit www.LewPortSports.com or like our Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/LewistonFamilyIceRink daily for a list of open skating times, kids programs, adult programs, and special events.
Lewiston Fire Co. No.1 -(145 N. Sixth Street) Chicken Chowder Sale from Noon until it runs out! Stop by the Fire Co. Truck Bays.
Lewiston Historical Museum – (469 Plain Street) The home of the Historical Association of Lewiston will be festively decorated. Explore the museum’s exhibits and learn about our local history while enjoying a cup of hot cocoa. 8 different Lewiston ornaments will be on sale – a great gift for anyone’s tree.
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church – (Corner of N. 4th and Ridge Streets). Craft Show & Basket Auction both Saturday and Sunday! 25 crafters/vendors from 10am – 5pm.
The Country Doctor – (549 Center Street) Fun Holiday gifts with purchases! Holiday candy throughout the shop.
The Rose Hanger – (480 Center Street) The Rose Hanger Shop will feature Christmas cookies and adult beverages while you shop! In store discounts on specific items. Enter our raffle for a chance to win a Rose Hanger Shop gift card, Valid January 1st.
Viva Nostalgia – (445 Center Street) Free samples of our Canadian Candy all weekend!
Saturday, December 7th Activities Only
Apple Granny – (433 Center Street) The “Balloon Man” will provide a great creation from 12:00 noon – 4:00 pm. We will host “Elf on the Shelf Story Time” with Free Hot Chocolate. Enter for a Free Raffle to win and “Elf on the Shelf” book. FREE
Bin There Dump That – Free Hot Chocolate and Goodies for Visitors from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.
Howard Hanna Real Estate – (505 Center Street) Our doors will be open on Saturday from Noon – 2pm serving hot chocolate & snacks. Caricatures, crafts and coloring sheets. Frosty will be here too!
Keller Williams Realty –(479 Center Street) Photos, cocoa and candy canes with the cast of Frozen and a special gift for parents from 12-4pm!
Lewiston Choraleers at St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church – (620 Center Street) On Saturday, December 7th the 1pm performance will feature a family friendly program with an eclectic mix of traditional, contemporary, ethnic and international holiday music. Open to the public, with a general admission fee of $5 (Children 12 and under admitted free). www.lewistonchoraleers.com
Niagara Area Habitat for Humanity – Holiday Village – A Gingerbread Production 10:00 am – 4:00 pm (Saturday, December 7th only). Annual Gingerbread Decorating in St. Peter’s School Cafeteria (please use side entrance), 140 North 6th Street, Lewiston. This year we will also have a keepsake ornament making station, story time, face painting and a place to write your letters to Santa. In addition, we will have hot chocolate, coffee, water, donuts, Christmas cookies and reindeer feed sale. Additionally, we will be raffling off gingerbread houses built and decorated by DiCamillo’s Bakery, artist Marolyn Corriere and baker Victoria Dudkowski. Mayor of Lewiston, Anne Welch, Council member of Niagara Falls, Ezra Scott and Mrs. Larson, Principal of Lewiston Elementary School have generously volunteered to be our story time readers. Gingerbread Houses to decorate will be sold for $5 each. Other activities and refreshments are minimal cost. Story time is free! All proceeds benefit Niagara Are Habitat for Humanity.
Purely Pediatrics –(110 C North Seventh Street) Come and visit our little carriage house on Saturday, December 7th from 11am – 3pm with your little ones to enjoy some Christmas treats and to make an adorable gingerbread man ornament for your tree!
The Pottery at Stella Niagara – Visit “The Pottery” at Stella Niagara for the best selection of unique and handcrafted items created by Sr. Carolyn Fisher. Many items have been crafted especially for the upcoming holiday season. The studio will be open on Saturday ONLY from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. You may also visit “The Pottery” on Saturdays from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm throughout the year or call (716)754-4311 ext. 9-651# for an appointment.
Rock Solid Tattoos & Permanent Makeup Studio – We will be passing out treats and temporary winter tattoos for children from 12:00 noon – 4:00 pm.
Village of Lewiston Recreation – (Village Hall Red Brick 145 N. Fourth Street) Breakfast with Santa at 10am. Cost for each child is $5.00. Seating is limited to 50 children. Arts and crafts will be offered from 1-3pm! Call 754-1990 for more details.
Women’s Respite Program – Jazz up your Christmas with award winning Ladies First Jazz Company from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm at Stella Niagara, NY. Enjoy a cabaret style evening of jazz and refreshments in support of the Women’s Respite Program. This program, sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis, provides respite weekends for low-income mothers, grandmothers raising their grandchildren, mothers of children on the autism spectrum and women with cancer. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Bring your Christmas Walk booklet and receive $10 off! For information or tickets call S. Diane Gianadda or Teresa Maciocha at (716)893-0931.
Sunday, December 8th Activities Only
Apple Granny – (433 Center Street) Make your reservations for a private dinner with Santa on Sunday, December 8th at 4pm. LIMITED SEATING! $25 per seat (24 Seats Available). Children’s Meal Choice: Hot Dog or Mac & Cheese. Adult Meal Choice: Roast Beef Sandwich or Chicken Caesar Salad (with or without chicken). This will include tax, tip and any non-alcoholic drink. Call the CHAMBER office to make your reservations 754-9500
Lewiston Choraleers at Messiah Lutheran Church – (915 Oneida Street) On Sunday, December 8th the 2pm performance will feature a family friendly program with an eclectic mix of traditional, contemporary, ethnic and international holiday music. Open to the public, with a general admission fee of $5 (Children 12 and under admitted free). www.lewistonchoraleers.com
Meraki Salon & Spa – (795 Center Street – next to CVS Pharmacy) Join owner Lisa Carney-Brochey for the Grand Opening Day on Sunday December 8th from 10am – 5:00pm. We will have music, holiday treats, product sample giveaways and vendors! Stop by and say hello!
Ongoing Activities through December
Castle by Candlelight at Old Fort Niagara – December 7th and 14th at 6:30pm – 8:15pm. Ticketed event. Tickets are $15 each and can be purchased online at www.oldfortniagara.org
Christmas at the Farm – (2660 Saunders Settlement Rd, Sanborn). At the Sanborn Lewiston Farm Museum December 7th & 8th from 11am – 4pm. Enjoy crafts, cookies, Santa and more. Sponsored by the Sanborn Business & Professional Association.
Christmas in the Village of Youngstown – (240 Lockport Street, Youngstown, NY). December 14th. Christmas cheer in the Village of Youngstown from 11 – 4pm! Activities in the Village Hall and throughout the Village. Free carriage rides. Santa at noon.
Lighting of the Tree at Hennepin Park- (Hennepin Park) On Friday, December 6th at 7pm, join the Village of Lewiston for a tradition of lighting the Holiday Tree with entertainment.
The Pottery at Stella Niagara – (4421 Lower River Road) Visit “The Pottery” on Saturdays from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm throughout the year or call (716)754-4311 ext. 9-651# for an appointment.
Village of Lewiston Recreation – (145 N. Fourth Street) Cookies & Crafts with Santa on Thursday, December 5th at 6:30pm. Children are invited to attend a cookie social with crafts and an opportunity to tell Santa what is on their holiday list! Cost is $5.00 per child. Seating is limited to 50 Children. Call 754-1990 for details.