The Winter In The Village
Dansville's Winter in the Village is a day long holiday festival in the heart of Dansville’s historic downtown district. The village comes alive with activities planned throughout the day and well into the evening. The annual Arts & Crafts Sale, Santa lighting the Christmas trees in Church Park as well as many local businesses, vendors, artisans and entertainers located throughout the downtown district are an annual delight to our many visitors. The tradition of the Wine Tasting Tour has become an annual highlight, featuring a multitude of New York wineries. Winter in the Village is a festival designed to begin the Christmas holiday with fun-filled memories with a local, hometown flair and sense of pride.
Many downtown businesses and restaurants offer a wide variety of sales, specials and entertainment for visitors. The festival is sponsored by the Dansville Chamber of Commerce and the Village of Dansville, who remind people to visit the entire business community and discover great bargains and dine in our fine restaurants. To learn more details about this year's Festival, visit the "Discover Dansville" page on Facebook.
The 2014 Winter in Village - Saturday, December 6
The Dansville Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that Winter in the Village, a holiday festival in Dansville’s historic downtown, will be held Saturday, December 6. Promotion of this event is the Dansville Area Chamber’s holiday gift to the community.
Winter in the Village is filled, morning to night, with activities and opportunities for young and old alike. Already planned are the 5K Jingle Bells Walk and Run (10am, Dansville Community Center), Genesee Community College’s open house, holiday activities and exhibit space (10am-7pm), and the Dansville Area Chamber’s Arts and Crafts Show and Sale at the Dansville Town Hall (10am-7pm). For children especially, don’t miss visits with Santa at Shannanagan’s (153 Main) from 1-4pm (sponsored by the Chamber). A fire truck parade starts at 4pm, gathering Santa and Mrs. Claus on the way to the Lions Club tree lighting ceremony (5pm) at Church Park, a community favorite. Enjoy music at the Genesee Valley Federal Credit Union and many other locations. Merchants offer specials for the day, and the Dansville Library always has fun, hands-on crafts for children. Ice sculptures will grace downtown Dansville, and when it gets chilly in the evening, head to ReMax Realty where outdoor heat lamps will warm you. Grab a bite to eat from a wide variety of restaurants; a few select food trucks have been invited to the event.
The Wine Walk launches at 5:30 at the Dansville Chamber office where participants will be proofed, receive a wristband and the free 2014 commemorative glass for a $10 admission fee (cash only please). Wine tasting locations (6-8pm) will be announced soon. Businesses are invited to decorate their windows in any Christmas holiday movie theme (by Saturday, October 25). Prizes will be given based on a panel decision and announced during Winter in the Village.
To Participate In This Year's Event:
- To participate as an Exhibitor at GCC, download additional information & vendor application here.
- To have your business or organization's events / activity / promotion included in the Winter in the Village 2014 marketing and promotions, please download the additional information here. [You may also use this form to request an ice sculpture as well as participate in the Wine Walk.]
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The Winter in Village in the News
"Winter in the village slated Dec. 3"