With just three weekends left until Christmas the holiday events are picking up across the region. There is no bigger event this December than the annual It’s A Wonderful Life Festival in Seneca Falls set for Friday-Sunday with the It’s A Wonderful Run 5K on Saturday. Jessica Lahr, Jim Sinicropi and Josh Durso have all the details including your weekend weather outlook, sports line-up and several of our favorite local photos from the past week.
Join Jessica Lahr, Jim Sinicropi, Jessamy Uticone and Josh Durso inside the FingerLakes1.com Studios in Seneca Falls for a special Christmas Week edition of FLX Weekly on FingerLakes1.TV. See the results of our Christmas Craft Show gift finding challenge, see if it will be a White Christmas, and get your local event and sports line-up for the holiday weekend ahead.
Over 4,000 runners and thousands more holiday revelers congregated in Seneca Falls, NY on Saturday for the It’s A Wonderful Life Weekend and the 8th Annual It’s A Wonderful Run 5K. Seneca Falls is believed to be the town that inspired Bedford Falls in the Frank Capra holiday classic movie “It’s a Wonderful Life”. This year marks the 70th Anniversary of the film’s release. Check out the video below capturing Saturday in Seneca Falls…
Seneca County Historian Walter Gables recounts Christmas through the Civil War including the origins of the American Santa Claus, the original Christmas Carols that were born out of the conflict, and journal entries on Christmas Day from a soldier from Canoga, NY.