Energize Your Holidays At The Niagara Power Project: FREE Activities to Brighten Up the Season

Teresa Martinez

November 29, 2011


NIAGARA—Holiday celebrations kick-off early at the New York Power Authority's (NYPA) admission-free Niagara Power Project's visitors center, the Power Vista, which will open the doors for its annual Festival Trees on Saturday, Dec. 3. As one of the stops along the Holiday Lights of Niagara Tour, the Power Vista's glass walkway will feature a dazzling display of artificial evergreen trees, adorned with energy efficient lights. The trees are decorated for the season by local non-profit groups and will be on display through Jan. 6, 2012.

On Saturday, Dec. 10, deck the halls at the Power Vista's annual Deck the Halls holiday party, featuring a special guest appearance by Santa Claus. The day's activities will run from 10 am to 4 pm and include, photos with Santa from 10 am to 2 pm plus craft-making with staff members from the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (NYS OPRHP). Performances by the Niagara Experience Players and an informational exhibit on energy efficient lights with tips on celebrating a green holiday will also be featured.

NYS OPRHP will also provide free rides on its Niagara Scenic Trolley between the Gorge Discovery Center and the Power Vista between 10 am and 3 pm during the Deck the Halls event.

In addition to holiday activities, guests are invited to enjoy the Power Vista's attractions including displays and interactive exhibits relating to the production of electricity, energy efficiency and the area's history, plus spectacular views from the observation deck 350 feet above the Niagara River Gorge. Parking and admission at the Power Vista are always free.

For more information, contact the Niagara Project Power Vista at 716-286-6661 or email npvista@nypa.gov


About NYPA:

■ The New York Power Authority uses no tax money or state credit. It finances its operations through the sale of bonds and revenues earned in large part through sales of electricity. ■ NYPA is a leader in promoting energy efficiency, new energy technologies and electric transportation initiatives. ■ It is the nation's largest state public power organization, with 17 generating facilities in various parts of New York State and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. ■ Approximately 80 percent of the electricity it produces is clean renewable hydropower.  Its lower-cost power production and electricity purchases support hundreds of thousands of jobs throughout the state. ■For more information, www.nypa.gov.


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