NYPA Press Release

Santa Comes to the Niagara Power Vista Saturday for Deck the Halls

For Immediate Release: 12/05/2017


Contact:  Teresa Martinez | Teresa.Martinez@nypa.gov | (716) 286-6661

The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will hold its annual Deck the Halls on Sat., Dec. 9 in conjunction with its Festival of Trees event at its admission-free Niagara Power Vista at the Niagara Power Project.

Deck the Halls will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with free photos with Santa until 2 p.m. Additional activities include face painting, child safety IDs by New York Life, and crafts with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and University Heights Arts Association in the Community Room.

The Harry F. Abate and G.J. Mann elementary schools’ combined band performs at 1 and 3 p.m. led by music instructor Mike Kineke.

Visitors can also view more than 60 trees as part of the annual Festival of Trees event, which continues through Dec. 31. Area nonprofit groups decorate artificial trees adorned with LED lights provided by NYPA. Any organization interested in participating can contact NYPA at npvista@nypa.gov for a participation form.

In addition to holiday activities, guests are invited to enjoy the Power Vista’s state-of-the-art exhibits by taking a seat in the 4-D simulated ride, creating a transmission distribution system on a one-of-a-kind transmission grid table, building a dam or simulating the coordination of power across the state. Admission and parking are free.

State parks will provide free rides on its Niagara Scenic Trolley between the Gorge Discovery Center and the Niagara Power Vista during the event.

Non-perishable food donations will be collected in the Power Vista reception area on behalf of local food banks.

The Niagara Power Vista is located at 5777 Lewiston Road, Lewiston. For more information, call (716) 286-6661.


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