Weekly Feature



2007-11-28 / Entertainment

Take a Christmas walk in Lewiston

Hartland Carriages will be dashing through the Village of Lewiston with complimentary horse-drawn carriage rides during the Lewiston Christmas Walk, being held this weekend. Hartland Carriages will be dashing through the Village of Lewiston with complimentary horse-drawn carriage rides during the Lewiston Christmas Walk, being held this weekend. 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 40th annual Lewiston Christmas Walk on Saturday, Dec. 1 and Sunday, Dec. 2 along Center Street and throughout the quaint village.

New this year is a life-size wine bar. Western New York sculptors Steve Guagliardi and Joseph Lezama will carve a 7-foot ice bar offsite and feature it in front of the Village Vineyard and Wine Tours, located at 476 Center St.

The Niagara Wine Trail USA is the sponsor of this exhibit and is offering complimentary wine tastings Saturday and Sunday beginning at noon. Ice carving demonstrations will also take place on Saturday beginning at 1 p.m. at the intersection of Niagara Street and Center Street.

Throughout the weekend, the village's shops, restaurants and businesses will serve warm beverages and refreshments. Hartland Carriages will be dashing through the village with complimentary horse-drawn carriage rides from noon to 4 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday. Compliments of First Niagara Bank, the carriages will leave from the bank, located at the corner of North Fifth and Center Streets.

Get the children in the holiday spirit by stopping by the 15th annual Holiday Arts and Crafts Workshop between 1 and 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1 in the Red Brick School Gym at North Fourth and Onondaga Streets.

Or stop by the Music School of Niagara's soup tent in the parking lot of Hunt Real Estate, featuring soups donated by Water Street Landing, the Village Bake Shoppe, Casa Antica, Carmelo's and the Brickyard BBQ & Pub.

And don't forget about the jolly old elf himself as Santa will return to Lewiston's Academy Park by helicopter at 11:30 a.m. Saturday with the help of Rainbow Air and The Brickyard BBQ & Pub.

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 754-4214 or visit www.historiclewiston.org.

For more information on the Lewiston Christmas Walk and a complete schedule of events taking place throughout the Lower Niagara River Region, log on to www.northofthefalls.com or call 754-9500.

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