Buffalo November 29, 2018
The Winter Village Just Outside Of Buffalo That Will Enchant You Beyond Words
Buffalo turns into quite a magical place once the holidays roll around, with the snow falling and
enchanting tree-lighting events taking place all around the city. Equally so, Western New York’s delightful small towns also turn into quite amazing places to visit during the wintertime. Embark on this scenic drive to discover one of the merriest winter villages in Chautauqua County.
The Chautauqua Institution is a fascinating destination all year long, but the Winter Village brings this slice of Ames Avenue to life around the holidays.
Though only in its second year of operation, the first Winter Village event in 2017 proved to be a hit with both locals and out-of-towners and it’s clear that this festivity will remain a popular tradition here in Western New York.
So, what comes along with this amazing Winter village? For starters, there are horse-drawn carriage and sleigh rides available that'll make your holiday season complete.
As you make your way around the Winter Village you'll have opportunities to meet with Santa...
...And even meet his famous reindeer on select weekends as well.
The Winter Village is a great place for the entire family to explore, with lots of activities and events going on that our younger visitors will enjoy.
On weekends, the Smith Memorial Library offers special story times for the kiddos. It’s a great way to get out of the cold and warm up!
The shops on the grounds are also open and participate in the festivities, featuring everything from a market, cafe, bookstore, restaurants, and more.
For adult visitors, Winter Village weekends also offer opportunities for wine and food pairing dinners that'll give your taste buds the ultimate holiday gift this year.
So, if you're ready to dive into the holidays, then it's time you visit the Chautauqua Institution's Winter Village just outside of Buffalo!
The festivities all take place on selected weekends from now through December 31st at the Chautauqua Institution, located at 1 Ames Ave., Chautauqua, NY 14722. The event is free to enter and there is free parking available as well. Each weekend features different events and activities, including musical performances, shopping, dining, Breakfast with Santa, decorating workshops for gingerbread houses and cookies, New Year's Eve poppers, and so much more.
To learn more about the Winter Village and to view the full weekend schedules for upcoming events, visit the Chautauqua Institution website
Are you going to cross off this Winter Village from your bucket list this year? To discover more magical winter villages around Western New York, read about how Most Buffalonians Have Never Heard Of This Fascinating Country Village Museum!