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George Bailey Award – Nomination Form
George Bailey Award – Nomination Form

Join us for the 69th Anniversary Celebration of “It’s a Wonderful Life”
With the Bailey Sisters and Other Special Guests
December 11, 12 & 13, 2015

We suggest you make your lodging reservations NOW as rooms are filling up fast Where to Stay

The IAWL Festival this year will have many exciting events

Welcome Reception
IAWL Movie Screenings
It’s A Wonderful Parade
Characters on the Street
Santa at the North Pole
Scavenger Hunt
Ma Bailey’s Hot & Hearty Cook Off
Autograph Sessions with Janie and ZuZu
Taste of Bedford Falls
Horse and Wagon Rides
George and Mary’s Amazing Race
Bells of Bedford Falls
Clarence’s Heavenly Confections

And some new events, keep checking back regularly

Send us your photos from past  It’s A Wonderful Life Festivals you have attended.


The Bailey Sisters: Karolyn “Zuzu” Grimes (right) and Carol “Janie” Coombs-Mueller at last year’s “it’s a Wonderful Life Festival”.

Karolyn “Zuzu” Grimes (left) and Carol “Janie” Coombs at the Hotel Clarence for the 66th anniversary celebration of It’s a Wonderful Life.  They are standing in front of the wall where the film is shown continuously by the Hotel Clarence. 
Photo by Henry Law.

Seneca Community Players
The Seneca Community Players will perform "Merry Christmas George Bailey" again this year.


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It's A Wonderful Life Passport

It's A Wonderful Life Passport
  It’s A Wonderful Life Festival Passport is now available ON-LINE. ONLY $20 During the festival as you experience “The Real Bedford Falls” the passport highlights the many links between Seneca Falls and Bedford Falls.. Read More ...

The Bells of the Real Bedford Falls

The Bells of the Real Bedford Falls
Each year, the “It’s a Wonderful Life” Festival ends with the ringing of the bells of the Real Bedford Falls. This year to close the festivities on Sunday, December 15th at 4:15pm, the bells of Seneca Falls will all ring simultaneously from the town’s four churches. Read More ...

Throughout the year: Visit The Seneca Falls It's a Wonderful Life Museum, 32 Fall St.

Holiday Hours OPEN 11:00 – 4:00
Dec 23, Dec 27, Jan 3

January Hours: 11:00 – 4:00 Friday and Saturday

During March
the museum will be open Tuesday – Saturday 11:00am – 4:00pm

Call 315-568-5838 for museum information.

Take the “It’s a Wonderful Walking Tour” –
click here
for brochure