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The New York State Department of Tourism has designated the Chautauqua-Allegheny Region for its 2007-2008 NYS Winter Festival.  Shop for holiday and sweetheart gifts in the middle of wine and grape country, see holiday displays of past and present times, ride a sleigh through the historic grounds of Chautauqua Institution, play in the snow at ski centers and festivals, get away for a winter journey through the land of Chautauqua.  For more information about visiting Chautauqua County and a comprehensive calendar of events, visit or call 1-866-908-ILNY (4569).


November 16 – 18                 Winter Weekend in Westfield, Village of Westfield, 326-4000

6:30 pm – Fri.                        Santa arrives via grape picker for the lighting of Moore Park and Main Street followed by caroling and pictures with Santa in Eason Hall

10 am – 5 pm – Sat./Sun        Victorian Christmas and Tea, Eason Hall and Holiday Arts & Crafts Show, Fireman’s Exempt Hall

10 am – 4 pm – Sat.               Horse-drawn carriage rides

 8 pm – 12 am – Sat.              Wine, Winter & Song, Quincy Cellars, Ripley, featuring wine tasting and appetizers from Chautauqua County wineries and restaurants, chamber music by SUNY Fredonia Quartet, and Concord Grape Heritage photographic exhibit.

12:30 – 5 pm – Sun.               23rd Annual Holly House Tour, 716-326-7317, Self-guided tour of Westfield’s finest homes and buildings decorated for the holidays.  Refreshments and music.


November 23 –                      Deck the Halls Holiday Exhibit, Fenton History Center, Jamestown

January 19                            716-664-6256,

10 am – 4 pm                         American holiday traditions of the past and present displayed in the grand 1863

1 pm – 4 pm (Sun)                  mansion of Civil War Governor Reuben Fenton. Elegant Victorian decorations, trees and Jamestown’s heritage holiday celebrations as well as traditions from Victorian times, Italian and Swedish holiday customs, African American Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, and Hispanic Three Kings. 


November 23 –                      Trail of Lights at Peek’n Peak, Findley Lake

January 5                              716-355-4141,

5:30 – 8:30 pm (Su-Th)            A winter wonderland of lights blanketing the resort. Stroll the boardwalk under

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