Food, music, concert, gingerbread house competition and display, Santa, and more this weekend

A variety of holiday activities are scheduled this weekend, a week before Christmas, for children and adults.

In Wellsville, a free Saturday community meal will be followed by a showing of the music classic, A White Christmas, and an afternoon tour of the village by Santa on a fire truck. An educational series on Israel and Palestine also will be held Sunday.

At Friendship, A Friendship Christmas – Celebrating the True Message of Christmas, a joint venture of the community’s five churches, will feature a Gingerbread House Competition and Exhibition Saturday afternoon, followed by a Christmas Concert, Unto Us, featuring a youth choir and various ensembles, on Sunday. Both include refreshments.

For additional details, check out our exclusive Allegany Hope Calendar of Events through the link at the top of this page or at

If you are aware of any additional free or primarily-free activities which are missing through the rest of December and into the New Year, please have the event organizer send full details to AlleganyHopeWNY@outlook. com or use the Submit an Event link at the top of this page for publication consideration. Do not submit through Facebook Messenger.