PHOTO GALLERY: Christmas in Gowanda brings smiles to many

Grace Carson, 5, of Maltbie Road, posed with a reindeer in front of Persia Town Hall.
The horse carriage rides were a hit for families as it traveled through the heart of the village.
Gowanda Mayor David Smith puts his arm over his wife Jill as fireworks light up Gowanda.
The Pfleuger and Escribano family take a picture with Mr. and Mrs. Claus.
Kids, with excitement, eye down the coming parade on West Main Street.
The Versailles Fire Truck went all out for the parade down West Main Street.
Gowanda Mayor David Smith, in background with microphone, emcee'd the parade.
Mr. and Mrs. Claus wave to parade goers on a Gowanda Fire Truck.
Persia Town Hall gave away cookies and gave warmth. The hall had over 1,200 cookies and had only a couple hundred at 7 p.m. on Friday.
Many look up into the sky as the fireworks commence.
These are the two cookie winners for the Persia Town Hall contest.
This Christmas float used the most out of the flatbed to wow the festival goers.
Many went to see the Gowanda Tree Lighting Ceremony at Chang Hu Park Friday.