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Free Family Fun At the Power Authority's Deck The Halls Holiday Event & Power Vista Holiday Schedule

Lou Paonessa

December 8, 2008


LEWISTON—Join friends and neighbors for some free family fun at the New York Power Authority’s annual “Deck the Halls Event with Santa,” Saturday, Dec. 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Niagara Power Vista. Santa Claus will be on hand to take pictures with youngsters from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The event will also feature hands-on craft activities, face painting, holiday games in addition to the more than 50 interactive exhibits on hydroelectricity regularly on display at the visitors center.

In the spirit of the holiday, employees at the New York Power Authority are collecting non-perishable food items for Community Missions.  Guests are invited to bring their own voluntary donations to this cause.

The Niagara Power Vista is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5. p.m.  During the holiday season, it will be closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. 

The Niagara Power Project Power Vista is located at 5777 Lewiston Road in Lewiston.  It features displays and interactive exhibits relating to the production of electricity, energy efficiency and the area’s history, as well as spectacular views from the observation deck, 350 feet above the Niagara River Gorge.   Both parking and admission are always free of charge.

For more information call 716-286-6661 or 1-866-NYPA-FUN, or visit for a complete schedule of activities.

  About NYPA:

■    NYPA 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-owned electric utility, with 18 generating facilities in various parts of the state and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines.

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