Silver Bells in the City is held each year in honor of Ray Evans, lyricist of the famous Christmas song, “Silver Bells.” Ray Evans, a Salamanca native, was a pop lyricist who teamed up with the composer/lyricist Jay Livingston and wrote three Academy Award-winning songs together, as well as their famous Christmas song, “Silver Bells.”

This year the celebration will take place on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Salamanca High School and the Seneca Community Center will be filled with 60 vendors selling discounted toys, games, perfume, jewelry,  clothing and more. The Cattaraugus County Health Department will also be available to give flu shots.

On Saturday, the kids can visit with Santa 11 a.m.–2 p.m. at Parkview Supermarket, watch the Holiday Dance Recital with the Salamanca Dance Center at the Salamanca High School at 1 p.m., and cheer on your favorite performer at the 6th Annual Cattaraugus County’s Got Talent Semi-Finals at the Salamanca High School 3 p.m.–6 p.m.

The weekend of Dec. 13 – 15, families can look forward to movies at the Ray Evans Theater, with dinner and movie specials at local restaurants and the Senior Center. See marquee for details.

The Historical Museum presents Santa and reindeer, a basket raffle, Christmas Cash Raffle and a Bake Sale on Dec. 21. Also, on Dec. 21 and 22, the Congressional Methodist Church will hold a Craft Bazaar and Auction both days 10 a.m.–5 p.m. On Dec. 22, the Congressional Methodist Church will host the Christmas Cantata “Come Worship The King” at 3 p.m.

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