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Newfane’s Annual Holiday Light Up and Parade begins with a 5:30 p.m. parade on Dec. 6, when Santa arrives on a horse-drawn wagon. If anyone is interested in participating as a parade entry, please call Tammy Dodge at 778-8558. ext. 2232. Talk to Santa at the Main Street gazebo; everyone enjoys hot chocolate and cider, with free cookies.
Dec. 6 also brings the 8th Annual Candy Cane Craft Show and Cafe at the Newfane United Methodist Church, 2699 Main St., from 4 to 8 p.m. This year’s show has both new and returning craftsmen. There are some exciting items that will be for sale, made by several talented people. There is a good price range, and something for everyone. This is a great opportunity to do some Christmas shopping for gifts, as well as holiday décor. In addition, the café will again offer delicious homemade hot food at very reasonable prices. The bake sale includes our popular cookie platters as well as many other goodies. The church is handicap accessible, with an elevator in the rear of the building.
Dec. 6 will be the first night of the Living Nativity at Grace Bible Church on West Avenue, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Enjoy a 30-minute guided walk through the Christmas story and beyond. Dress warm because some scenes are outside. The event continues Dec. 8, 13 and 15. Park behind the Newfane Town Hall and take a shuttle bus. While-you-wait activities include Christmas music, coffee, hot cocoa and cookies, and the kids’ corner offers crafts. Admission is free.
From 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 6, there will be a basket auction at the First Baptist Church on East Avenue, where all proceeds from the auction will be going for Christmas toys for area children. If you can donate a basket, call Denise at 585-205-6928.
Dec. 8 brings back the Old-Fashioned Carol Sing at the Van Horn Mansion, beginning at 2 p.m. Bring the whole family and join them for a wonderful family holiday tradition with carol singing in the parlor, the Methodist Bell Choir and holiday treats in the dining room. The mansion will be traditionally decorated for the holidays. Admission and parking are free, but a non-perishable food donation for the local food pantry would be appreciated. For information, call 778-7197.