Holiday Valley’s Winter Carnival and Ellicottville’s Mardi Gras weekend is here and we can guarantee all manner of fun no matter which way you choose to spend your time.

At Holiday Valley, dress up for the costume parade.

Rock out to live musical entertainment.

Step in to the Snowbar for a frosty one.

Fill up at the Safety Patrol’s cookouts and Sunday morning pancake breakfast.

Sit back and enjoy the Dummy Downhill Race.

Duck down as Mercy Flight’s helicopter drops rubber duckies that can win you prizes.

On Saturday night, head into the village for the wacky and wonderful, one-of-a-kind Ellicottville Mardi Gras Parade – beads and all.

Drop off donations at Tops Market or during the parade for the HV Ski Patrol’s food drive for the Ellicottville Food Pantry.

Stroll around the village’s charming shops and boutiques.

Hang back for some major party music and food and beverage specials at virtually all of Ellicottville’s cool bars and restaurants all weekend long.

Yes, there’s something for everyone. Take a look at page 7 for a complete list of Saturday and Sunday activities at Holiday Valley, and page 3 for a list of bands playing around the village. Then just relax and have fun!