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Christmas in Little Falls event rocks the holidays

Posted 12/4/22

The City of Little Falls, the Youth & Family Center and Think Local Little Falls have joined together to spread holiday cheer with a weekend of festive events, specials and …

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Christmas in Little Falls event rocks the holidays

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LITTLE FALLS — The City of Little Falls, the Youth & Family Center and Think Local Little Falls have joined together to spread holiday cheer with a weekend of festive events, specials and entertainment Friday Dec. 9 through Sunday, Dec. 11 as Christmas in Little Falls Rocks the Holidays.

Festivities include:

Friday, Dec. 9: The Celebration of Lights returns to Canal Place at 5 p.m. Sterzinar Park transforms into a winter wonderland of lights with a tree lighting ceremony featuring Benton Hall Academy Principal Joe Long. There will be free horse-drawn wagon rides, outdoor musical entertainment, shopping, yummy eats and more. Guests can stop by The Café at Stone Mill to sip on the English yuletide beverage, Wassail, and then head to Rock Valley Brewing for a Trivia Night going into the later hours of the evening.

Saturday, Dec. 10: 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 visits 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 host their Merry Chicksmas Market at the Little Falls First Presbyterian Church.

The Tuesday Night Knitters group is holding 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 hosts a reading of “Little Blue Truck Christmas” for younger children and guests can have their photo taken with a little blue truck decked out for the occasion. Valley Cinemas invites moviegoers to wear their favorite pajamas for a “Polar Express Experience” at 5 p.m.

There are free horse-drawn wagon rides providing tours of historic downtown with pick-up and drop-off at the M&T Bank lot; the hilariously competitive Tipsy Server Race taking over Main Street; the classic Soup Fest for charity throughout the city; and non-profit agency events. Ann Street Wine & Liquors offers the chance to sip on some warm spiced wine while stocking up for holiday event needs.

Live music and entertainment takes over the Elk’s Lodge #42 including the sixth grade bell choir, fifth grade all-county band, Emily Rozonkiewiecz’s piano students, Little Falls Middle and High School band and vocal, and Edelweiss Schuplatters German Dancers. There will also be a barbershop quartet, Full Circle, and carolers wandering throughout downtown.

Additional morning activities include the superhero pancake breakfast at the American Legion, cookie decorating sponsored by White Rose Bakery with Reindeer Games by Connected Community Schools at the Community Center, the H.A.L.O. tree of love at CVS and the Utica Zoomobile at LF Ace Hardware.

New this year is a Free Movie Night at Rock City Centre presented by Creative Outpost. There will be “Dance on Film” screenings and a presentation by producer, Hannah Straney.

The Elks Lodge #42 hosts their annual holiday party with a “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” theme, inviting guests to dress as their favorite character from the movie.

There will also be open houses throughout the day at Paca Gardens, Designs by Shelly and Showcase Antiques of CNY. The LF Historical Society offers an outdoor exhibit as well and is open by appointment.

Sunday, Dec. 11: Holy Trinity Lutheran Church invites the public to join them for their 2 p.m. holiday concert.

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 LFrockstheholidays@gmail.com.

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