By Jennifer Weber
December is here and with it comes a variety of holiday events to enjoy right here in Springville!
Concord Country Christmas Dec. 2
It’s that time of year again to celebrate an old-fashioned Concord Country Christmas on Saturday, Dec. 2 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Concord Mercantile located at 17 Franklin Street, Springville.
As tradition holds, Santa’s Reindeer will be outdoors in the parking lot waiting for your visit. Enjoy the holiday sounds from Partners in Time and the Mercantile Musicians while sampling a wide variety of homemade sweets baked by the volunteer elves of the Concord Historical Society. Don’t forget to look around the mercantile to find that perfect gift for someone special. And of course, Jolly Old St. Nick will be around for photographs.
Oh and one last thing—parents, don’t forget to bring your letters for Santa and drop them off in the North Pole Mailbox. All letters with a self-addressed stamped envelope will be checked on the naughty and nice list and receive a response!
For more info, call (716) 592-0094 or visit www.concordnyhistoricalsociety.org.
Seasonal Supper to Highlight Food Artisans and Local Farmers Dec. 9
Edible Crush and Art’s Cafe are partnering to bring a pop-up Farm to Table dinner experience to Springville on Saturday, Dec. 9 at 6 p.m. at at 39 East Main Street, in the historic Union Block Building.
The menu for this Seasonal Supper will begins with a roasted root vegetable soup prepared by Art’s Cafe along with a sampling of artisan breads. “We want to give people a taste of what will be available to them on a daily basis when the Cafe opens,” explained Allison Duwe, baker and ownership team member for Art’s Cafe, “Soups made from in-season ingredients and homemade stocks as well as handcrafted breads baked directly on a hearth – that is what Art’s Cafe will be about, along with amazing coffee, espresso, and tea.”
Chef Erin Horton of Edible Crush and FreshSmart Cafe will prepare the main course consisting of a salad of local greens with roasted butternut, red quinoa, cranberries and spiced pecans with local apple cider vinaigrette; local pork or beef with parsnip and potato puree; and roasted beets and turnips. “I want to promote local food and local food artisans with this dinner while providing residents a chance to experience fine dining without traveling beyond the Springville border,” said Chef Erin.
Dessert, coffee, and tea are included. Tickets to this event cost $39 and can be purchased by visiting www.springvillearts.org or calling (716) 359-8286. There are a limited amount of seats available and the last day to purchase is Monday, Dec. 4.
Drive-In Nativity in Springville Dec. 9
And now for a unique and treasured event— on Saturday, Dec. 9 at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. enjoy a full scale outdoor drive-in movie style version of the Nativity Story surrounding the birth of Jesus Christ presented by the Assembly of God church, located at 57 Transit Line Road, Springville in the wooded area adjacent to the church.
Guests experience the story, with live actors and animals, beautiful sets and refreshments from the comfort of their own vehicle while tuning in the radio to a selected FM station. This year also features a “Behind the Scenes Tour” of the sets and characters, designed especially with the children in mind.
“The Drive-In Nativity is a free gift to our community from the Assembly of God Church.” said Pastor Stan Handzlik. “We hope this presentation will be a blessing and encouragement to you and your family. Thank you for taking time at Christmas to remember and celebrate the real meaning of this holiday time, the gift of the Lord Jesus Christ.”
There is limited space available for this event. Call (716) 592-4652 to reserve a place for your family and vehicle for either the 6 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. performance. For more information, visit www.springvilleag.com.