Sunday, December 12

All Day – St. George Living History Productions will broadcast via Zoom.

It’s a Wonderful Life Museum 32 Fall Street. MASK 

8:00am-11:30am               Pancake Breakfast by the United Way. Tickets at the door. 

Seneca Falls Community Center, 35 Water Street. MASK

8:00am – Noon                 Visit George Bailey’s Car 

James Chrysler Dodge Jeep & Ram 1429 NY-414 

8:30am – 10:30am:         Karolyn Grimes 19th Anniversary Breakfast Celebration. Ballroom, 

The Gould Hotel, 108 Fall Street. VAX

9:00am-6:00pm             Festival Welcome Center. Information, Festival Merch, Tickets, IAWL Trivia Show, Lost & Found, First Aid.

Festival Welcome Center, 76 Fall Street MASK

–                                             Festival of Wreaths Fundraiser Raffle. Plus the $500 Money Tree Raffle provided by Generations Bank, benefitting Seneca County House of Concern.  

Festival Welcome Center, 76 Fall Street MASK

9:30am                              Bedford Falls Express Train Ride leaves Academy Square promptly at 9:30 am. Take a moment to go back in time. Enjoy this 90-minute train ride while you sip a hot beverage and take in the view. Santa may even make an appearance!

Academy Square, 12 North Park St./Cayuga Street

10:00am-Close                  Gingerbread House Contest. Come see the great gingerbread houses and vote for your favorites!  See the “It’s A Wonderful LEGO Life” set including old Granville house, the famous truss bridge, George’s 1919 car, and the “You Are Now In Bedford Falls” sign. Santa Letter Writing activity for kids, and new exhibits.  

Heritage and Tourism Center, 89 Fall Street. MASK

10:00am-2:00pm           Pastor Greg Asimakoupoulos will be selling and signing copies of his books – Finding God in It’s a Wonderful Life & Zuzu’s Wonderful Life.  

Seneca Falls Heritage and Tourism Center, 89 Fall Street. MASK

–                                             You’ll want to participate in this year’s Uncle Billy’s Wonderful Scavenger Hunt. Test your observation skill! So much fun!

Festival Welcome Center at 76 Fall Street. MASK

10:00am-3:00pm           It’s a Wonderful Life Characters on Fall Street

–                                             FREE Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides – Pick up and drop off at

Festival Welcome Center, 76 Fall Street

11:00am                              Reading of the Greatest Gift, the original story that inspired Frank Capra & Jimmy Stewart to make It’s A Wonderful Life. FREE!

The Little Theater, 103 Fall Street. MASK

–                                             Greg Asimakoupoulos:  “Finding God in It’s a Wonderful Life.”

The First Presbyterian Church of Seneca Falls, 23 Cayuga Street. MASK

–                                             Trinity Episcopal Church members discuss how what they have learned from studying It’s a Wonderful Life can be applied to any community, maybe even the country. Facilitated by the Rev. J. Brad Benson, parish priest. 

Trinity Church, 27 Fall Street. MASK 

–                                             Book signing, Michael Willian.

It’s a Wonderful Life Museum, 32 Fall Street. MASK 

–                                             FREE Roasted chestnuts by the Knights of Columbus or until gone.

Corner of State and Fall Streets.

11:00am-12:30pm           Actors from It’s a Wonderful Life Sign Autographs. (Autographs FREE with purchase; $30 fee for items you bring). 

The Gould Hotel, 108 Fall St. VAX

11:30am                              Bedford Falls Express Train Ride leaves Academy Square promptly at 9:30 am. Take a moment to go back in time. Enjoy this 90-minute train ride while you sip a hot beverage and take in the view. Santa may even make an appearance!

Academy Square, 12 North Park St./Cayuga Street

11:30am                               “Notes from Little Pete.” Presentation by Donald & Ronald Collins, the twins who played “Pete Bailey” as a baby.

Trinity Episcopal Church, 27 Fall Street. MASK 

11:45am                               Presentation by Author Michael Willian: “RSVPs for The Bailey Christmas Eve Gathering: Who’s There, Who’s Not & Everyone’s Back Story.” 

Trinity Church, 27 Fall Street. MASK 

12:00 Noon                      Wonderful Music Brass Ensemble

Seneca Falls Heritage and Tourism Center, 89 Fall Street.

12:30pm                            Screening of “It’s a Wonderful life” original version.

The Little Theater, 103 Fall Street. MASK

–                                              “It was a Wonderful Decade.” Presentation by Michael Chapin (“Young George’s Friend”) on his career as a child actor. Trinity Church, 27 Fall Street. MASK

1:00pm                               Merry Christmas, George Bailey! – by the Seneca Community Players. — Advance tickets available at Festival Welcome Center or at therealbedfordfalls.com 

The Bijou Theater,  95 Fall St. MASK

1:00pm-2:30pm               Actors from It’s a Wonderful Life Sign Autographs. (Autographs FREE with purchase; $30 fee for items you bring). 

The Gould Hotel, 108 Fall St. VAX

1:30pm                                 “The Backstory of Mr. Potter, Uncle Billy and the Other Jimmy.” Presentation by Sal St. George, writer, director, producer, St. George Living History Productions.

Trinity Church, 27 Fall Street. MASK

–                                             Bedford Falls Express Train Ride leaves Academy Square promptly at 9:30 am. Take a moment to go back in time. Enjoy this 90-minute train ride while you sip a hot beverage and take in the view. Santa may even make an appearance!

Academy Square, 12 North Park St./Cayuga Street

2:30pm                              Scavenger Hunt prizes awarded

Festival Welcome Center, 76 Fall Street. MASK

–                                             Videotaped interview with Carol Coombs (“Janie Bailey”) from the 65th Anniversary Celebration in 2011.

Trinity Church, 27 Fall Street. MASK

3:00pm                              Festival of Wreaths Winners announced –

Festival Welcome Center, 76 Fall Street. MASK

3:00pm                               Live Cabaret Show “I’LL BE SEEING YOU… A 1940’s Musical Revue” – Advance tickets available at Festival Welcome Center or at therealbedfordfalls.com

Pottersville Palladium 107 Fall Street. MASK

3:00pm                                “Look Where It’s a Wonderful Life Has Taken Us!” Presentation by Karolyn “Zuzu” Grimes and Jimmy Hawkins (“Tommy Bailey”). 

Trinity Church, 27 Fall Street. MASK

3:30pm                               Bedford Falls Express Train Ride leaves Academy Square promptly at 9:30 am. Take a moment to go back in time. Enjoy this 90-minute train ride while you sip a hot beverage and take in the view. Santa may even make an appearance!

Academy Square, 12 North Park St./Cayuga Street

–                                             Screening of “It’s a Wonderful life” colorized  version –This event is FREE! Concessions available for purchase.  

The Little Theater, 103 Fall Street. MASK

4:00pm                               “The Bells of The Real Bedford Falls.” Gather in front of the It’s a Wonderful Life Museum to hear the bells throughout town ring in honor of those who have impacted our lives.

It’s a Wonderful Life Museum, 32 Fall Street.

6:00pm                               “We’ll Raise a Cup of Kindness: the Final Scene Dinner.” Shuttles start leaving The Gould Hotel at 5:00 pm.

Seneca Falls Country Club, 2790 NY-89. VAX