First Fridays

Come to Seneca Falls on the First Friday of each month to support and enjoy local businesses from 5-7 PM, grab some delicious food or a drink at one of our participating restaurants, shop some of our fabulous stores, and explore some of our museums.

There will be no First Friday in January & February.

Seneca Falls Heritage and Tourism Center

Seneca Museum of Waterways and Industry

98 Fall Street

Seneca Falls, NY 13148

Exhibit Opening, Gingerbread House Decorating, Wine Tasting, and More!

Join us during December’s First Friday for the exciting exhibit opening of “Rooted in History” an exhibit that explores the lives of the Museum’s founders: Nelson and Edith Delavan. and the significant historic contributions to Seneca Falls that the ancestors of Nelson’s mother, Elizabeth Garnsey Delavan, made since the establishment of Seneca Falls. Meet Deborah Bell and Matthew Chatham, the descendants who helped to curate this exhibit.

Decorate your own Gingerbread House and enter it into our 12th Annual Bedford Falls Gingerbread Contest that will be judged during the It’s A Wonderful Life Festival. Limited supply available

Kids can come in and write and mail their letters to Santa up at the North Pole!

Free Wine Tasting with Montezuma Winery! Additional refreshments, and snacks will be available.

Red Brick Pub

57 Fall Street

Seneca Falls, NY 13148

Happy Hour

From 4pm-7pm stop in and enjoy a drink while you are exploring downtown Seneca Falls! $2.50 domestic bottles, $1 off all drafts, $3 well drinks.

National Women’s Hall of Fame

1 Canal Street

Seneca Falls, NY 13148

Food & Clothing Drive

The National Women’s Hall of Fame will be hosting a food and clothing drive for local Seneca Falls families. They are kicking off the drive on First Friday. We will be accepting donations of food, clothing, and monetary donations for the entire month of December. The first week of January will be the pickup week for families to come to Hall and pick up a package of food and clothing.

Fall Street Brewing & Finger Lakes Kombucha Company

106 Fall Street

Seneca Falls, NY 13148

Flight Special

Buy a flight of beer/cider/kombucha and get the second 50% off!

Participating Shops

Artist’s Lounge

116 Fall Street

Seneca Falls, NY 13148

The Artworks Gallery

109 Fall Street

Seneca Falls, NY 13148

Wholly Education
4 State Street
Seneca Falls, NY 13148

CV Designs

102 Fall Street

Seneca Falls

Participating Bars & Restaurants

WT Brews

6 Ovid Street

Seneca Falls, NY 13148

Participating Museums

Trinity Episcopal Church

27 Fall Street

Seneca Falls, NY 13148

Want to participate as a business?

Email Nora: for more information

Here is the Heritage Area Commission’s letter about the program.

Seneca Falls Heritage Area Commission:
This Commission was re-established in 2020 as it has been in the town’s charter since the merge of the town and village. The Commission was very active when it was within the Village’s charter. Seneca Falls is one of 20 Heritage Areas in NYS and the Heritage and Tourism Center is its headquarters. Our mission is to create more attention for Seneca Falls and to celebrate its heritage.

This Program Was made possible with grant support from the Nelson B. Delavan Foundation Part A