New York Power Authority ‘Decks The Halls’ At Its Holiday Event: Holiday Schedule Announced

Lou Paonessa

December 3, 2010


LEWISTON—Join friends and neighbors for holiday fun at the New York Power Authority’s (NYPA) annual “Deck the Halls Event with Santa,” on Saturday, Dec. 11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the admission-free Power Vista Visitors Center at the Niagara Power Project.

Santa Claus will be on hand to pose for pictures and hear holiday wishes from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The event will also feature performances by the Niagara Experience Players at noon and 1:30 p.m.; hands-on craft activities with the New York State Parks Interpretive Programs Office, face painting, holiday games and treats.  And of course, visitors are invited to enjoy the more than 50 interactive exhibits on hydropower regularly on display at the visitors center.

In the spirit of the season, NYPA employees are collecting non-perishable food items for Community Missions.  Those attending the “Deck the Halls” event are invited to bring their own voluntary donations to this cause.

The Power Vista is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5. p.m.   It will be closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. 

The Power Vista is located at the Niagara Power Project on 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 www.nypa.gov for a complete schedule of activities.

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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