Tioga Downs Casino Introduces Winterfest

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NICHOLS, N.Y. (18NEWS) — Tioga Downs Casino announced the opening of a free new attraction called ‘Winterfest’. 

Winterfest officially opens Friday, November 28 at 6 p.m. with free admission for visitors.

The holiday sound and light shows and horse or tractor drawn wagon rides will be open every weekend through January 3 excluding Saturday, Dec. 6.

Additional Winterfest events are scheduled each weekend including an ice sculpting contest and an ice bar event.

Chairman and CEO of American Racing and Entertainment, Jeff Gural, said the timing of Winterfest opening was strategic. 

“It’s expensive, I decided that it would be worth it as part of the application to show the site selection that we were trying to become a destination attraction for the area.”

The Winterfest project cost approximately $250,000 to complete.

The State Gaming Commission is expected to publicize the decision on which of the 16 casino proposals receive a gaming license on December 17 in Albany.

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