Celebrate Christmas in Little Falls, Dec. 8th, 2012!
Visit Little Falls and Enjoy these Fun Events for the Whole Family!
The historic city of Little Falls, situated on the banks of the Erie Canal and the Mohawk River, becomes a magical holiday setting decorated with colorful lights and festive ribbons, as the community celebrates the 5th annual Christmas in Little Falls, December 8th, 2012.
Sponsored by the businesses and not-for-profit agencies serving Little Falls, the holiday celebration offers a full range of activities, with highlights including historical tours, free horse and carriage rides, visiting with Santa Claus, caroling, and a spectacular Indoor Farmersí Market and Artisansí Fair. On this page you will find descriptions of some of our favorite fun events for the whole family!
FREE Horse & Carriage Tours!
Take a FREE Horse & Carriage tour of historic downtown Little Falls! The tours depart from City Hall on Main Street, beginning at 10am and running until noon. This fun and free event is sponsored by the generosity of the Little Falls Family YMCA and Harry and Kevin Enea at Enea Family Funeral Homess.
Visit Santa Claus at the Fire Station!
What could be cooler and more fun for your child than visiting with Santa Claus? Thatís easy! Visiting with Santa Claus at the Little Falls Fire Department garage, surrounded by shiny red fire trucks! Santa will arrive on his Christmas-decorated fire truck on Saturday morning at about 9:15am, after he fires the starting gun for the Red Nose Reindeer 5K Fun Run. The visit with Santa is FREE. This traditional Little Falls Christmas event is sponsored by the brave firemen of Little Falls Fire Department!
Red Nose Reindeer 5K Fun Run!
Celebrate the holidays with a fun race for all ages through the scenic neighborhoods of Little Falls, NY! The course is mostly flat with a few hills. The race starts at the Little Falls YMCA and ends on Main Street in front of Ed & Budís. Locker room and showers are available at the YMCA. There will be post-race refreshments, and an awards ceremony. Entry fee is $20 (adults) and $5 (youth), and includes an official long-sleeved race T-shirt for the first 50 registrations. Call 823-9200 for more information! Prizes For: Top Male/Female, Top Youth, Best Costume, Top Team (5 or more). Registration opens at 8am at the YMCA; the race begins at 9am. Download the official race application here!
Walk Like a Victorian!
Be sure to dress up in Victorian attire, or as your favorite Victorian or Dickensian character, and stroll about our lovely community with its scenic and historic Victorian-era homes, mills and buildings during Christmas in Little Falls. There will be prizes awarded for awesome costumes and themes, as well as special prizes awarded on the spot for groups or families who all dress-up and get in the spirit of a traditional, Victorian Christmas!
Free Christmas Movies!
Enjoy FREE Christmas movies, like Alvin and the Chipmunks, at the Valley Cinema on Albany Street! Admission is free, but we ask that you consider a $1 donation, with all proceeds to benefit the Little Falls Food Pantry. Showtime is Saturday, at 11am.
Meet local artisans and shop for handmade crafts at the Emmmanuel Bazaar, Saturday Morning from 10am to 2pm at Emmanuel Episcopal Church at 588 Albany Street in Little Falls.
Christmas Cookie Exchange!
Bring three dozen cookies to The Shops at 25 West, and exchange cookies with your friends and neighbors! Yum yum!
Christmas is a time of giving, and of supporting our favorite charities. You can support the needy by enjoying the tasty, homemade soups and stews of the areaís finest chefs! Be sure to visit Soup Fest along Main Street and at Dragonfly Fitness! Soup Fest, now in its second year, is sponsored by the Little Falls Family YMCA. If you wish to make a soup and raise money for YOUR favorite charity, get the event application here.
Christmas Cookie Decorating and Childrenís Activities
Gather at the Little Falls Community Center on Saturday from 10am to 1pm to decorate Christmas cookies, sponsored by the White Rose Bakery! There are also other activities for children, such as coloring and story time. This fun event is brought to you by the Little Falls High School FBLA Club.
Twelve Days of Christmas Scavenger Hunt!
Can you follow the clues based on the famous Christmas carol, and find all TWELVE of the treasures hidden in stores and locations around Little Falls? This event runs Friday evening and all day Saturday, and has some great prizes. This event is sponsored by Little Falls Construction. Be sure to down-load your entry form and clue sheet, or pick one up from any participating business, or from Van Meter & Van Meter, LLC. Be sure to preview the clues and displays in selected storefronts on Main Street from now until December 7th!
Historical Tours and Events!
Visit the Little Falls Historical Society Museum between 9am and 2pm on Saturday, and see the special Christmas-themed exhibit! This year the museum features fascinating displays on wintertime life and recreation in our historical Erie Canal city! Afterwards, walk up to take a guided tour of the historical WCA mansion on Garden Street, and enjoy the special Christmas decorations.
Listen to Great Holiday Music!
Listen to great holiday music performed by the children and teens of Little Falls at the M&T Bank Lobby! At 10am, the Benton Hall 4th & 5th Grade Chorus will perform, accompanied by select students from the BHA Handbell Choir, followed by a 5th Grade clarinet ensemble and then by the BHA piano students. Then, at 11am, the Little Falls High School Christmas Choir will perform a medley of Christmas classics, followed by a saxophone ensemble and a flute ensemble. Finally, at 1pm, the Mohawk Valley Christian Academy Choir will perform a selection of classic Christmas carols and spirituals!!
Organic Valley Holiday Foods Tasting!
Visit the Little Falls Community Co-Op, 589 Albany Street in downtown Little Falls, on Friday afternoon for a tasting of delicious all-organic dairy and meat products, as well as displays and information on organic food sponsored by Organic Valley Co-Op! The Co-Op is also sponsoring cheese-tasting on Satruday.
Remote Broadcast with BUG Country Radio!
This year, Christmas in Little Falls will host a live, remote broadcast by your favorite radio personalities with BUG Country radio from 10am to Noon at the M&T Bank Clock Tower Park. Be sure to listen to the day's events on BUG COuntry Radio, at 99.7 FM and 101.1 FM.
Enjoy Awesome Shopping in Little Falls!
Welcome to scenic Little Falls, New York Ö a great place to visit, and a GREAT place to shop! Little Falls is a gem of a small city in Upstate New York. Our local businesses offer everything from the mundane, such as groceries and farm supplies, to the exotic, such as fine art, antiques and handcrafted jewelry!
While you are in Little Falls, be sure to check out the awesome and unique shopping opportunities at our fine local shops! To learn more about the many shopping and dining opportunities in our fine city, visit the ShopLittleFallsNY.com website, here you find a directory of business, complete with reviews and profiles. If you are visiting Little Falls for just a day or two, then this brief shopping guide will help you plan your time by showing you where to go to find the shops and deals that will delight you the most.
Donít Miss This Special Holiday Celebration!
We invite you to make Christmas in Little Falls part of your Holiday tradition. Join in the good, old-fashioned fun in our scenic town, and make this a holiday to remember! For more information, please feel free to contact Christine Van Meter, the event Chairperson.
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