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Saturday with Santa at Allegany State Park 2023

Red House at Allegany State Park

HO! HO! HO! The holidays are fast approaching and there's no better way to get into the spirit than by spending some time in Allegany State Park. Join the Environmental Education Department on Saturday, December 2nd for a fun, festive, family event- Saturday with Santa!

The big day starts at 11:00 a.m. in the Red House area of the Park. Stop to hang a couple of ornaments on the big tree in the Red House Administration Building, write a letter to Santa and have some cookies and hot chocolate. Camp Allegany, site of Santa’s Workshop, is open from 11:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. Make crafts, design your own button, play games, take pictures in the festive photo booth, take part in the Allegany State Park Historical Society coloring contest, and eat lots of cookies and hot chocolate!  The Red House Picnic Area Shelter will become a winter wonderland to make Santa feel at home during his short break from duties at the North Pole. He will be greeting and taking photos with children from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Don’t forget to make your way back to Camp Allegany for the announcement of the coloring contest winner at 2:45 p.m.

The Friends of Allegany State Park and the Allegany State Park Historical Society will be on hand to introduce folks to their organizations. Light refreshments and snacks will be provided by Friends of Allegany State Park.

In this, the season of giving, we are asking event participants to bring non-perishable food items and/or an unwrapped toy to be donated to a local food pantry and Toys for Tots.

This is sure to be a great day! Don't miss out!

For more information, please contact the Environmental Education/ Recreation Department at 716-354-6232 or [at]

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Allegany State Park
2373 ASP Route 1
Salamanca, NY 14779
United States

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42.049204, -78.865324 Google Maps
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