‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ Turns 70: How to Visit the Real Bedford Falls
It’s just as lovely as you’d imagine.
“It’s a Wonderful Life” is a holiday film favorite for many families around the country, and this year marks the film’s 70th Anniversary.
In addition to the town’s “It’s a Wonderful Life” Museum—one of only four movie museums in the country—the Seneca Falls yearly festival to honor of the film is bigger than ever.
The weekend, December 9 to 11, will be packed with activities, presentations, screenings, and special appearances from the Bailey kids: Carol Coombs, Karolyn Grimes, and Jimmy Hawkins.
Visitors can expect to be transported back to a Victorian-era Christmas with horse-drawn wagon rides, historic home tours, a tree lighting ceremony, bonfire, and caroling. There will also be plenty of opportunities to meet the cast, as the actors will host a variety of autograph and photo sessions throughout the weekend.
Seneca Falls is about a two-hour drive from Buffalo and an hour drive from Syracuse. Travelers can choose from a number of hotels and bed and breakfasts, all within five minutes of downtown.