Get ready for an incredible weekend of holiday spirit and fun! The It’s a Wonderful Life Festival is coming again December 13, 14 and 15 and you can get into the holiday spirit with us as Seneca Falls transforms into the real Bedford Falls.
This year’s festival is shaping up to be one of our best yet! Come visit us to experience holiday magic which includes: a huge bonfire and caroling with Santa on Friday night, a pasta dinner at Mrs. Martini’s with It’s a Wonderful Life movie trivia, free horse-drawn wagon rides, the It’s a Wonderful Parade, the It’s a Wonderful Run 5K (recently named the best race in NY), a Taste of Bedford Falls, a train ride with Santa, Christmas shopping, a chance at $500 with the Money Tree Raffle, and of course, viewings of the movie, It’s a Wonderful Life – with opportunities to meet the actors from the movie throughout the weekend. The festival concludes on Sunday with the Bells of Bedford Falls which will ring in honor of those angels who have made a difference in your life.
Visiting the festival is free and a great way to catch the holiday spirit early. Parking is never an issue as you can park in the Mynderse Academy Parking lots (105 Troy St.) and take the free shuttle to Fall St. There are many wonderful shops and vendors to visit! Get some Christmas shopping done and stop at any of our wonderful local eateries to grab a drink or a bite to eat with friends.
For our media friends - live remote opportunities and human interest stories abound here. Set up on Fall St. on Saturday to broadcast as hundreds stroll past yelling Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. Images and people from the festival make for compelling stories - check out the Wonderful Run 5K, the horse-drawn wagon rides and the parade to name just a few!
The It’s a Wonderful Life Festival is one of the most popular and well attended holiday festivals in New York state. Come see why thousands flock to Seneca Falls each year as it transforms into Bedford Falls - complete with Martinis bar, characters from the movie and holiday cheer everywhere! You won’t be disappointed. #seeyousoon