“It’s a Wonderful Life” in Seneca Falls

For one weekend every year, Seneca Falls becomes Bedford Falls for the “It’s a Wonderful Life Festival’. The festival draws in actors from the 1946 film and a ton of fans.

Bedford Falls is the fictional small town in which Frank Capra’s “It’s a Wonderful Life” takes place. Locals believe Bedford Falls is based on Seneca Falls. One of the most striking pieces of evidence is the steel truss bridge, which may have inspired a critical scene in the famous movie.

Sean Painter with the "It's a Wonderful Life Festival Committee" says Seneca Falls is the place to be this time of year and the lights all over town make you get into the Christmas season, "If there is such a thing as a Hallmark movie town this would probably be it just because we live the Christmas season."

The town comes to life next weekend when thousands come for the festival.

Everything kicks off next Thursday night, December 6th at 7:00 p.m. with the live radio show “Merry Christmas, George Bailey!” by the Seneca Community Players. Tickets are $8.

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