Niagara Gazette —
The streets will be filled with music, family fun and holiday cheer in the villages of Lewiston and Youngstown and the Town of Wilson this weekend as all three municipalities are offering holiday events.
For the first time, Lewiston will hold a second weekend of its annual Christmas Walk, with stores offering treats to eat and Center Street again featuring Santa in the Peace Garden and a petting zoo at Country Doctor Antiques and Gifts. The festivities will also include free carriage rides from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday by Tour D'Elegance of Niagara, owned and operated by Sue Torcasio and David Moyer who have donated their time and carriage.
"This second weekend of our walk is an opportunity for those who filled their time in Lewiston with the beautiful Tour of Homes this past weekend or those deterred by the rainy weather last Sunday," said Gretchen Broderick of the Country Doctor and one of the spokespersons for the walk.
There will also be a holiday concert at 2 p.m. Sunday by the Lewiston Choraliers presenting "A Christmas Potpourri 2012." The concert will be held at Messiah Lutheran Church, 915 Oneida St. General admission is $5.
Also in Lewiston, The Fatima Shrine will continue its holiday lights presentation from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. each night; and the skating rink will be open at Academy Park.
Meanwhile in Wilson, the 3rd annual Christmas Tour of Homes will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday sponsored by the Wilson Free Library. The tour will feature a home originally built for the Pan Am Exposition in 1901, a home built in 1927 for a young woman while she was on her honeymoon, an older home built on an historic farms, a newer home overlooking Twelve Mile Creek and a woodsy home dramatically renovated.
The Wilson tour is unique in that it features personally decorated homes, often with the owners on site. Tickets are $20 each and include the five unique homes and a crèche display and refreshments in the library community room. Ticket holders will also be entitled to a 20 percent discount at The Garden Gate Gift and Florist. Tickets are on sale at the library, town and village offices, Wilson’s Lakeside IGA and The Garden Gate. For more information, call the library at 751-6070. All proceeds from the tour will benefit the Wilson Free Library.
In addition, Youngstown on Saturday will feature Christmas in the Village with over 30 vendors at the Youngstown Free Library, 240 Lockport St. There will be a third floor children's party with Santa, crafts and snacks from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and free carriage rides at the village hall from noon to 4 p.m. There is also a Victorian Tea at the First Presbyterian Church from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.