Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Lewiston Christmas Walk Dec. 6-7

41st annual Lewiston Christmas Walk set for December 6 & 7

I just love visiting the village of Lewiston, located about 7 miles north of Niagara Falls, NY. Here is a press release I got about their Christmas Walk set for this weekend. The tour of homes on Sunday sounds really nice, I might try to convince my hubby we should go to it! The above photo shows the 'ice bar" where you can taste wines from Niagara County vineyards.

LEWISTON, NY – The historic village of Lewiston will once again be filled with the sounds of sleigh bells and the smell of evergreens the first weekend of December. The Lower Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce will host the 41st annual Lewiston Christmas Walk on Saturday, December 6 and Sunday, December 7 along Center Street and throughout the village.

“We invite residents and visitors alike to come early and stay late to enjoy our quaint historic village with extended holiday hours at our shops and dining in our fabulous restaurants,” said Cara Turner, interim president, Lower Niagara River Region Chamber. “What a great way to get into the Christmas spirit by wandering through our village decked out for the holidays!”

The life-size ice bar returns in front of the Village Vineyard and Wine Tours located at 467 Center Street. Sponsored by Niagara Wine Trail USA wineries Schulze Vineyards, Freedom Run, Vizcarra Vineyards, Spring Lake Vineyards and the Village Vineyard and Wine Tours, complimentary wine tastings featuring Niagara Wine Trail USA wines are available Saturday and Sunday beginning at noon.

Throughout the weekend, the village’s quaint shops, restaurants and businesses will serve warm beverages and refreshments. Hartland Carriages will be dashing through the village with complimentary horse-drawn carriage rides on Saturday, noon – 4 p.m. and Sunday, noon – 3 p.m. Compliments of CWM, the carriages will leave from the corner of North Fifth and Center Streets.

Get the children in the holiday spirit by stopping by the annual holiday arts and crafts workshop on Saturday, December 6 between 1 – 3 p.m. in the Red Brick School Gym at North Fourth and Onondaga Streets. On Sunday at 3 p.m., the boys and girls choirs of St. Paul’s Cathedral and the women’s choir from St. Peter’s R.C. Church and other area churches will perform a choral choir at St. Peter’s on Center Street. And don’t forget about the jolly old elf himself – Santa will return to Lewiston’s Academy Park by helicopter on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. with the help of Rainbow Air and The Brickyard BBQ & Pub.

Gloria Baker, branch manager of Lewiston’s First Niagara Bank is this year’s event chair. Event sponsors include CWM, e3communications, Modern Corporation, Mount St. Mary’s Hospital and Health Center, Niagara Frontier Publications and Niagara University.

Also back for another year is the Tour of Homes, presented by the Historical Association of Lewiston, featuring some of the area’s most beloved homes decorated for the holidays. For more information on this year’s tour and participating homes, call the Historical Association at 716-754-4214 or visit http://www.historiclewiston.org/.

For a complete list of all events and activities taking place during the weekend, stop by any Lewiston business beginning November 29. For more information on the Lewiston Christmas Walk and a complete schedule of events taking place throughout the Lower Niagara River Region, please visit http://www.northofthefalls.com/ or call 716-754-9500.

The Lower Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce is a personalized Chamber whose mission is to unify the region and to promote it as a premiere place to live work and play. The organization is responsible for coordinating efforts in the marketing and promotion of tourism, business development, quality of life and the history and culture of the region, which encompasses Lewiston, Youngstown, Porter, Ransomville and Sanborn. For more information, visit http://www.northofthefalls.com/.

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