LITTLE FALLS – The City of Little Falls, Youth & Family Center and Think Local Little Falls have teamed up to spread Christmas cheer with a weekend of festive events, deals and entertainment from Friday, December 9th through Sunday, December 11th, while Christmas in Little Falls rocks the Holidays.
The festivities include:
Friday, December 9: Celebration of Lights returns to Canal Place at 17.00. Sterzinar Park transforms into a winter wonderland of light with a tree lighting ceremony featuring Benton Hall Academy Principal Joe Long. There will be free horse-drawn carriage rides, outdoor musical entertainment, shopping, delicious food and much more. Guests can stop by The Café at Stone Mill to sip the English Christmas drink, Wassail, then head to Rock Valley Brewing for a trivia night that goes into the later hours of the evening.
Saturday 10 Dec: The fun continues bright and early Saturday morning at the Little Falls Youth & Family Center with the Red Nose Reindeer 5K Run presented by Rock City Runners. There will also be a visit and free professional photos by Bob Crister of DSP Images with Santa. While visiting with Santa, guests can also meet the Grinch, who will be helping Pause 4 All Paws with their cookie sale and scavenger hunt.
Chicks Along the Canal will be hosting their Merry Chicksmas Market at Little Falls First Presbyterian Church.
The Tuesday Night Knitters group will host two yarn pop-ups to include items for sale as well as demos at Main Street Mechantile and the 586 East Main St. building.
The Little Falls Public Library is hosting a reading of “Little Blue Truck Christmas” for younger children, and guests can have their picture taken with a little blue truck decorated for the occasion. Valley Cinemas invites moviegoers to wear their favorite pajamas for a “Polar Express Experience” at
There are free horse-drawn carriage tours that provide tours of the historic downtown with pickup and drop-off at the M&T Bank grounds; the fun competitive Tipsy Server Race that takes over Main Street; the Classic Citywide Charity Soup Party; and non-profit agency events. Ann Street Wine & Liquors offers the chance to sip some warm spiced wine while stocking up on holiday events.
Live music and entertainment will take over Elk’s Lodge #42, including the sixth grade bell choir, fifth grade county band, Emily Rozonkiewiecz’s piano students, Little Falls Middle and High School band and vocals, and Edelweiss Schuplatter’s German Dancers. There will also be a barbershop quartet, Full Circle and carolers wandering downtown.
Additional morning activities include the Superhero Pancake Breakfast at the American Legion, cake decorating sponsored by White Rose Bakery with Reindeer Games by Connected Community Schools at the Community Center, the HALO tree of love at CVS and the Utica Zoomobile at LF Ace Hardware.
New this year is a free movie night at Rock City Center presented by Creative Outpost. There will be “Dance on Film” screenings and a presentation by producer, Hannah Straney.
Elks Lodge #42 hosts their annual holiday party with a “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” theme, inviting guests to dress up as their favorite character from the movie.
There will also be open houses all day at Paca Gardens, Designs by Shelly and Showcase Antiques of CNY. The LF Historical Society also offers an outdoor exhibit and is open by appointment.
Sunday 11 Dec: Holy Trinity Lutheran Church invites the public to attend their holiday concert at 2 p.m.
Full details and times are available on the “Christmas in Little Falls Rocks the Holidays” Facebook page. For more information, call the Youth & Family Center at 315-823-1740 or email [email protected]