HORSEHEADS, N.Y. (WENY) – Saturday, the Village of Horseheads will kick off its 35th Annual Holly Days celebration.

The event will start 1:00 p.m. in Hanover Square. Throughout the day, there will be performances by local dance groups and vendors selling a wide variety of locally made goods.

The, at 2:00, Santa and Mrs. Clause will arrive. You'll be able to take pictures with them at the Horseheads Historical Society on Broad Street until 5:00.

The museum will also feature several new exhibits with the upcoming holidays in mind.

“In addition to Santa, there will be some special added features for children,” said Volunteer Coordinator Barbara Tighe-Skorczewski. “We've done some new exhibits with toys – I think they'll love it. It's much more than we've done in the past, and a new exhibit with regard to the dining car and the Phoebe Snow is under construction and is really shaping up very beautifully.”

The full Holly Days schedule is listed below:

  • 1:00- Welcome to Holly Days
  • 1:10- Filipetti's
  • 2:00- Santa arrives Pictures taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus at Horseheads Historical society
  • 2:10- Crystal Chords
  • 2:45- Let's Dance
  • 4:00- Dancin to the Rhythm
  • 5:30- Tree Lighting 
  • 2:00 - 5:00  Horse & Carriage Rides will be starting at the Village clock


  • First Heritage Federal Credit Union
  • David's Concessions
  • Studio 111
  • Gramps Funnel Cakes & Fried Dough
  • Hoxter's Hobbies
  • Chemung County Wonder Woofs 4-H
  • Cain's Crafts
  • Jude's Specialty Services
  • Nana Knits Grandpa Projects
  • Heavenlt Treats TPH, LLC
  • W.J. Farmer Insurance Agency, LLC
  • Elmira Camp of Gideons
  • Trust Allstars
  • Cozy Corner Crafts
  • The Cotton Gin Boutique
  • Lyn's Creations
  • Dee's Jewelry
  • Jerry's Lunch Concessions
  • Drug Free Community Coalition of Chemung County
  • Horseheads American Legion Riders
  • Re/Max Advantage
  • His Tabernacle Family Church
  • Pdr's Lunch
  • Pdr's Catering
  • Horseheads Cheer Boosters
  • Wally J's
  • NYBan SFL
  • Libertarian Party of Chemung County
  • Horseheads Project Graduation