Lewiston Christmas Walk Weekend Events
- December 1 - December 3, 2023
- All Day
- Lewiston, NY
The annual Lewiston Christmas Walk weekend hosted by the Upward Niagara Chamber of Commerce, will take place December 1st through December 3rd in the historic Village of Lewiston. Center Street is full of holiday spirit! Many of the storefronts will offer special activities, treats, promotions and great shopping sales (hours will vary).
Friday, Dec 1 - Tree lighting at Academy Park 7pm.
Holiday performances from Harmonia Chamber Singers, Greater Niagara Ballet, Lewiston Dance Center, Janet Dunstan Dance Academy, St. Peter's RC School Choir, PLUS, a Community Sing-Along and a visit from VERY SPECIAL GUESTS! Store hours vary.
Saturday, Dec 2 - Santa and Elves arrive!
Santa and Elves arrive with Skydive the Falls at Academy Park at 11:15am (weather permitting) and Santa’s arrival by Helicopter provided by Rainbow Air at 11:30am (weather permitting). Follow Santa for his promenade down Center Street after his arrival at Academy Park where he will greet children in the Peace Garden from Noon – 4pm. Activities in Village through 4pm. Free Carriage rides from Noon –3pm. Petting Zoo at Hennepin Park from Noon – 4pm. Free Mini-Golf at Gallo on Saturday from Noon – 4pm and Sunday Noon – 3pm. Shops open - store hours vary.
Sunday, Dec 3 - Holiday events and Christmas Lights Parade!
Shops Open! Free carriage rides Noon – 3pm. Petting Zoo at Hennepin Park from Noon – 4pm. Street closed at 3:30pm. Lewiston Christmas Lights Parade on Center St at 5:30pm!
Send your Letter to Santa
Get your letters written and delivered to Santa, right here in Lewiston! The red regulation sized mailbox on Center St. will deliver your letter directly to the North Pole! The mailbox can be found outside of Just Desserts by Aimee (476 Center St.) Any letters addressed to Santa that are placed in the box by December 17th will receive a response before Christmas! This is not a U.S. Postal Service mailbox. Letters will go to the North Pole only! Sponsored by Rich's Expert Door.
Take your family photo at the Lewiston Wreath in Hennepin Park. The seven-foot wreath is decorated with fresh greens!
WEEKEND-LONG EVENTS THROUGHOUT THE REGION!
Antique to Chic – 536 Center Street
Saturday & Sunday: Old fashioned Christmas shopping experience with a unique variety of gifts, vintage holiday décor and hand crafted items. From jewelry to purses to vintage LPs to collectibles, there is something for everyone on your list! Join us for sweet treats, Super Santa Sale items and enter to win a gift basket while you’re here.
Apple Granny Restaurant – 433 Center Street, Lewiston
Live music with Dave Stayner from 6pm – 9pm on Saturday, December 2!
Brewed & Bottled Craft Beer Shop – 444 Center Street, Suite 1, Lewiston
Opening early at 10AM on Saturday, December 2nd for holiday shopping and celebrations! Join us as we tap specialty and Christmas beers. Win a chance for a gift prize with the purchase of a 6-pack to go!
Brickyard Brewing Company - 436 Center Street, Lewiston
Visit the Holiday Market on Thursday, November 30th from 4pm - 9pm.
Listen to the sounds of Teal’s Vocal Performance Team “TNT Vocal Dynamites” as they sing your holiday favorites at 2pm on Saturday, December 2nd!
Center of Renewal at Stella Niagara – 4421 Lower River Rd, Stella Niagara
Friday - Sunday: Advent 2023 Silent Retreat Weekend. Pre-registration required. Call 716.754.7376, Ex. 1 or 2. $220 per person includes lodging and meals.
Cheri Amour – 522 Center Street, Lewiston
Saturday & Sunday: Merchandise specials and gifts with purchase all weekend!
Deal Realty - 451 Center Street, Lewiston
1:00-4:00pm: Join us for complimentary refreshments, giveaways and a free holiday craft for the children on Saturday, December 2nd.
DeGiulio’s Pharmacy – 220 Portage Road, Lewiston
15% off all items on the “Gift Side” of the pharmacy on Saturday, December 2nd.
DiCamillo Baking Co. Inc. – 535 Center Street, Lewiston
Incipio Ensemble will sing Christmas Carols in the DiCamillo Courtyard from 1pm – 3pm on Sunday, December 3rd. Incipio Ensemble is a semi-professional choir based in Buffalo.
Fashion Outlets of Niagara – 1900 Military Rd, Niagara Falls
On Saturday, December 2nd from 9:00 – 11:00 AM Support the NF Firefighters Toy Drive! Get a selfie with the Big Guy from Up North and a Dunkin’ doughnut in the food court. $5.00 donation per person goes directly to the Toy Drive. Limited to 100 guests. https://www.fashionoutletsniagara.com/Events/Doughnuts23.
Gallo Coal Fire Kitchen – 402 Center Street, Lewiston
Holiday Outdoor Miniature Golf provided by the Upward Niagara Chamber of Commerce and other activities provided by Gallo! Saturday Noon – 4pm and Sunday Noon – 3pm.
The Griffon Gastropub – 115 S. Water Street, Lewiston
Holiday Cocktails – Chocolate Peppermint Martino, Christmas Punch, Boozy Hot Chocolate, Irish Coffee, Christmas Cookie Cocktail and more! N/A options available!
Just Desserts by Aimee – 476 Center Street, Lewiston
Open for Christmas Walk Weekend. Thursday 11/30 3pm – 6pm, Friday 12/1 2pm – 6pm, Saturday 12/2 Noon – 6pm, Sunday Noon – 6:30pm
Kin Loch Farmstead – 4299 Ridge Road, Lockport
Join us on December 2 - 10:00 am & 1:00 pm to make a holiday wreath with fresh local pines and decorations. Also, Kin Loch lavender products will be available for shopping. Cost is $42 per person. Pre-register online at https://www.kinlochfarmstead.com/
Lewiston Animal Hospital – 165 Portage Road, Lewiston
Join us for holiday photos with your pet from 10am – 1pm on Saturday, December 2nd! Donate to the Pet Emergency Fund and receive a digital photo of your pet!
Lewiston Estates & Antiques - 621 Center Street, Lewiston
Cold?? Need to warm up?? 10-4 Saturday & 10-7 Sunday: Hot cocoa & mulled wine stations on the front porch along with festive snacks. Basket raffle entry with purchase.
Orange Cat Coffee Co. – 703 Center Street, Lewiston
Saturday & Sunday: 10% off all bulk coffee and tea! Enter to win an Orange Cat Goodies Basket!
The Point Church – 409 Plain Street, Lewiston
Saturday & Sunday, 1:00pm-3:00pm: Christmas Karaoke Café. Join us for some FREE fun & holiday music! Coffee, Cocoa & Cookies available for purchase.
Queen B’s Cottage – 475 Ridge Street, Lewiston
Saturday and Sunday: Sweets & Prosecco in the Garden! (weather permitting) Discounts throughout! Raffle for a $25 Gift Certificate (1st prize) and a fragrant Candle (2nd prize). Drawing on December 4th.
Sgt. Peppers Hot Sauces, Etc. – 444 Center Street, Side Unit 4, Lewiston
Saturday and Sunday: Enter to win a $50 Gift Certificate with any purchase of $10 or more. Drawing December 19th.
St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church – 620 Center Street, Lewiston
Saturday, December 2nd at 1:00 pm: Lewiston Choraleers Holiday Concert. Open to the public; $5.00 general admission. Children 12 and under admitted free.
Stuart Sports – 486 Center Street, Lewiston
Stop by Stuart Sports on Saturday, December 2nd during the Christmas Walk from 9am - 5pm and purchase your special holiday inspired shirt! Check out the local High School apparel selection - perfect for holiday gifts!
ADDITIONAL HOLIDAY/DECEMBER EVENTS
Celebrate Wilson Tree Lighting - Martin Park, behind Wilson Town Hall, 375 Lake St, Wilson, 7:00pm-8:30pm
Celebrate Wilson will be lighting up Martin Park. Along with the tree lighting, we’ll be serving hot chocolate as we wait for the “Big Guy in the Red Suit” to arrive.
Ransomville Festival of Wreaths – Throughout Ransomville, 8:00am-5:00pm
Pancake Breakfast at the American Legion; Pictures with Santa at the Fire Hall; Craft/Vendor Fair and Cookie Decorating at Jill’s Play Yard; Basket, Quilt & Woodcarving Raffles. Parade begins at 3pm. Lighting of the Wreath at 5pm.
Holiday Market with vendors - Brickyard Brewing Company, 436 Center Street, Lewiston 4:00pm – 9:00pm
NY Power Authority Vista - 5777 Lewiston Rd, Lewiston, 9:00am -5:00pm
Festival of Trees: NYPA will feature a dazzling display of artificial evergreen trees, adorned with energy efficient lights as part of the annual Festival of Trees event. Additional exhibits are also open to the public.
Roaming Table Gift Card Bonus - https://www.lewistonfoodtours.com/ select “Gift Cards”
Give the gift of flavor this holiday season! At checkout use promo code HOLIDAY when you purchase $50, $100, or $150 gift cards and receive and additional gift card worth 20% of your purchase! Your bonus card will be emailed to you within 24 hours.
Christmas Concert by the Sanborn Band - Wilson Historical Society, 641 Lake Street, Wilson.
The concert is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
Lewiston Choraleers Holiday Concert - St. John de LaSalle Church, 8477 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls, 2:00pm
Open to the public; $5.00 general admission. Children 12 and under admitted free
Christmas in the Village of Youngstown – 240 Lockport Street, Youngstown, 10am – 4:00pm
Stop by the Village of Youngstown Red Brick Hall for vendors, music and more.
Lewiston Choraleers Holiday Concert - Immaculate Conception Church, 4671 Townline Road, Ransomville, 2:00pm Open to the public; $5.00 general admission. Children 12 and under admitted free
“Muppet Christmas Carol” Movie – Lewiston Opera Hall, 732 Center Street, Lewiston, 6 pm
Bring your own sleeping bag & pillow and spread out on the floor. Admission: Donations gladly accepted.
Town of Lewiston Recreation Gingerbread House Contest – 4361 River Road, Lewiston, 1:00pm
Limited space, registration required! www.lewportsports.com
Christmas at the Farm – Sanborn Farm Museum, 2660 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn. 11:00am – 4:00pm
Presented by the Sanborn Area Historical Association, Sanborn Business & Professional Association and the Town of Lewiston. Activities for kids ages 5-8, frost a cookie, Santa & Santa Store, basket auction. Lunch available for purchase beginning at 11:30.
December 9 & 16
Old Fort Niagara Christmas by Candlelight - 102 Morrow Plaza, Youngstown, 6:30pm
Tour the Great Lakes' Oldest Building, lit entirely by candles and decorated for the holidays by the Youngstown Garden Club. Meet characters from the fort's past and watch the firing of the grand feu de joie. Tickets are required and capacity is limited to 250 people per night.
Ontario House Holiday Tours – Winter Décor and Christmas Galore! Seven holiday themed rooms will immerse you in history, fantasy, and the magic of the season. Free and open to the public. Saturday December 9 Noon – 4pm, Sundays December 10 & 17 11am – 3pm, Monday December 11 through Saturday December 16th 11am – 3pm and 4pm – 7pm. Presented by the Youngstown Garden Club.
Lewiston Choraleers Holiday Concert - Messiah Lutheran Church, 915 Oneida Street, Lewiston, 2:00pm
Open to the public; $5.00 general admission. Children 12 and under admitted free.
Wilson Country Christmas – Village of Wilson
The First Baptist Church in Wilson will present a Country Christmas in and around the Village of Wilson. Join us for lots of treats, crafts and fun! The event is free and open to the public.
Breakfast with Santa – Lewiston #2 Fire Hall, 1705 Saunders Settlement Rd., Niagara Falls, 10:00am-2:00pm
Full Breakfast Buffet: children 12 and under - $15, adults - $20
Registration required due to limited seating. Register at www.lewportsports.com
Light Up Sanborn and Caroling at the Farm - Sanborn Farm Museum, 2660 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn, 6:30pm Let’s be Merry! Lights, music, cookies, snacks, coffee & tea.
Looking for the perfect gift to give this holiday season? Give the gift of "local" this year with an Upward Niagara Gift Certificate. Purchase a gift certificate in any amount and redeem it at over sixty-five businesses! Each gift certificate comes in a personalized envelope accompanied by a listing of businesses where they can redeem the certificate. A complete list of participants is available online at www.UpwardNiagara.com Gift certificates are available at the Chamber Office (895 Center Street) during office hours or online.