Saturday with Santa at Allegany State Park

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Event Date(s): Sat, 12/01/2018 - 1:00pm - 4:30pm
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Saturday with Santa at Allegany State Park

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 1st for a fun festive family event: “Saturday with Santa”.

The big day starts at 1:00 p.m. in the Red House Area of the Park. Stop in to hang a couple of ornaments on the big tree at the Red House Administration Building. There will also be plenty of crafts for the kids to make to take home or to give as gifts. The Allegany State Park Historical Society will be holding a kids coloring contest and mailing letters to Santa in the lobby.

The Red House Picnic Area (site of Santa’s Workshop) is open from 1:00- 4:00pm. Make a pine cone bird feeder, design your own magnet, and take pictures in the forest photo booth. Hoping to make your HOWL-i-Days happier, Empire Animal Rescue Society (EARS) will make a special appearance in Santa’s Workshop with lots of adoptable Rein-Dogs and Christmas Cats!  The Red House Picnic Area Shelter has become a winter wonderland to make Santa feel at home during his short break from duties at the North Pole.  He will be greeting children from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Don’t forget to make your way back to the Administration Building for the announcement of the coloring contest winner at 4:30 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 will be provided by J-Con Concessions and Friends of Allegany State Park.  In this season of giving, we are asking event participants to bring items that can be donated to EARS, such as cat litter, cans of dog and cat food, and paper towels.  

For more information please contact the Environmental Education/ Recreation Department at 716-354-9101 ext. 236 or AlleganySP [at] parks [dot] ny [dot] gov.  The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation oversees more than 250 parks, historic sites, recreational trails, golf courses, boat launches and more, which are visited by 71 million people annually. For more information on any of these recreation areas, call 518-474-0456 or visit, connect with us on Facebook, or follow on Instagram and Twitter.

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Allegany State Admin Building and Red House Picnic Area
2373 ASP Route 1
Salamanca, NY 14779
United States
Phone: 716-354-9101 Ext. 236
42° 2' 57.1344" N, 78° 51' 55.1664" W
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