Cottage open for kids to visit with Santa

Posted at 11:53 PM, Dec 06, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-06 23:53:02-05

It's not the North Pole but it is where you'll find Santa Claus this time of year in Lockport.

It's a special cottage that Christopher Parada and his father built. This time of year it becomes a Santa destination. Christopher said, "I wanted it to be as storybook as possible."

When they built the cottage six years ago, Chris and his dad weren't sure if it would be a hit. It was. According to Chris, "There are 10,000 people that come through here each season."

The cottage is a popular place for kids to visit with Santa. It also houses a museum dedicated to the Santa School started by Charles Howard in 1937.

"He was an apple farmer from Albion that wanted to appear as Santa." Chris is a Santa School historian and has collected memorabilia, including an original Santa suit and beard.

There is no fee to visit Santa, but visitors can make a donation.

For hours that Santa appears at the Christmas Cottage you can visit Christopher Parada's website.




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