For those looking to get into the Christmas spirit without the hustle and bustle of busy shopping malls, be sure to bring your children to see Santa at the Santa Claus Christmas Cottage in Lockport, NY this week.
Christopher Parada, Executive Director for the Historic Palace Theatre, is playing the role of jolly old Saint Nick for the third holiday season now at the cottage and is inviting all Western New York families to come visit this unique Santa Claus experience.
“I wanted the Cottage to be a special venue for Lockport, I wanted the children to have a place they can go to year after year and offer families a place they can create Christmas memories. This is a free place and a very welcoming place. There are no rushing lines and families are welcome to take pictures as they like. I have added a lot of local history and this is turning into a yearly tradition for many people in WNY,” said Parada.
Indeed, Parada estimates that over 500 people a day are visiting from all over Western New York.
“With it growing from year to year, the community support has been amazing and great. People are driving from all over Buffalo, Orchard Park, West Seneca, Lancaster, Amherst, Medina, and Albion to visit.” The Christmas Cottage offers kids a place to share holiday wishes, drop off letters in the North Pole Mailbox and visit with the “Head Elf.” “Having the Christmas Cottage gives the community a specific place to host Santa and start a tradition that can last for many years,” said Parada.
Parada welcomes you to come visit this beautiful Christmas setting and see Santa’s sleigh filled with his giant red toy bag, a fireplace, a Christmas train chugging around the Cottage, holiday greenery, lights, music, giant candy canes and many classic Christmas decorations.
The Santa Claus Christmas Cottage is located at Day Road Park, in historic Lockport, NY and is open this Tuesday and Thursday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Bring the children by and start a tradition of your own that you can experience for years to come.
For more information, visit http://www.lockportsantaclaus.com.