Tioga Downs anounced last week that it will be the site of the First Annual Winterfest Celebration that will begin on Thanksgiving and run through New Year's Eve. The Winterfest Celebration will include fireworks, a lightshow and music extravaganza.

Computer coordinated lights which can be programmed for a thousand colors and timed to music will anchor displays throughout Tioga Downs.  Officials at Tioga Downs also say there will be sleigh rides and concerts held as part of the holiday celebration.

Also expected to be part of the holiday festivities will be singing Christmas trees and surprise holiday guests.  Tioga Downs plans to promote their Winterfest Celebration locally as well as around New York State.

In another move annouced last week Tioga Downs has signed a 99-year lease option for the Tioga Country Club.  Tioga Downs has reportedly already committed $50,000  to Tioga Country Club as part of the agreement.