Santaland is Back!

November 16, 2010 Updated Nov 16, 2010 at 4:24 PM EDT

By WKBW News

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Santaland is Back!

November 16, 2010 Updated Nov 16, 2010 at 4:24 PM EDT

Orchard Park, NY (WKBW-TV)
Santaland returns to its original location inside Chestnut Ridge park this year. Children
and their families will ride a hayride from the casino to “Santa’s Cabin.” For the fourth year in a row, volunteers from a local nonprofit organization, the Verizon Telecom Pioneers, will be reviving this Western New York holiday tradition.
Children will have the opportunity to visit Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus, create crafts, write letters to Santa, have their faces painted, receive free books, enjoy cocoa and cookies and holiday music. Local businesses are generously offering their assistance. TOPS Markets is
donating refreshments and cookies and Toys for Troopers is helping out with toy giveaways.
Last year, over 1,800 children came to visit with Santa.
As in past years, people coming to Santaland are asked to bring a donation of cash, department store and food store gift cards or personal toiletries to benefit the Domestic Violence Shelters of Western New York.
Santaland takes place on December 4, 5, 11 and 12 from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. at Chestnut
Ridge Park, 6121 Chestnut Ridge Rd. Orchard Park NY, 14127. More information about the event can be found at www.santalandny.org. All events are free, handicap accessible and are
being held with the assistance of the Erie County Department of Parks and Recreation.