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Santa Claus set to land on Old Falls Street in a Rainbow Air Santacopter

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Wed, Dec 6th 2017 12:20 pm
A scene from the first weekend of Jingle Falls.
A scene from the first weekend of Jingle Falls.
Arrival part of Jingle Falls USA holiday activities on Dec. 9
Santa Claus is coming to town and he's arriving by Rainbow Air Helicopter. The public is invited to witness this event as Santa arrives on Old Falls Street, USA, on the cross-section of Rainbow Boulevard, at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9.
This helicopter arrival is a highlight of many Jingle Falls USA festivities taking place that day, including the life-sized Gingerbread Wonderland activities hosted by the neighboring Niagara Falls Culinary Institute, where Santa will visit after his landing. (In case of inclement weather, Santa will arrive safely by a Niagara Falls Fire Department fire engine.)
In addition, Old Falls Street is hosting photo opportunities with a pair of living reindeer and Santa's sleigh, provided by Reindeer Promotions of WNY, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., on its middle block. Guests are encouraged to take photos before and after Santa's arrival that morning.
"Old Falls Street is proud to be part of Jingle Falls USA and is looking forward to having Santa land on our street," said Jason Murgia, Old Falls Street's general manager. "This arrival is only part of the day-long festivities happening that day. We hope that guests make their way to the many other activities that are being presented on Dec. 9."
Other Jingle Falls USA activities planned for Downtown Niagara Falls, NY, on Dec. 9 include:
  • Niagara PAL Santa Dash 5K Run throughout Downtown Niagara Falls beginning at 9 a.m.
  • Niagara PAL basket auction inside the Sheraton At The Falls; open to the public beginning at 9 a.m.
  • "Deck the Falls" inside Power City Eatery (444 Third St.)
  • Winter Birds of Niagara Falls State Park at 10 a.m.
  • #LiveNF Makers Market on Third Street from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Holiday marketplace inside The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Gingerbread Wonderland activities inside the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Niagara Falls School District carolers in Art Alley (Third Street) noon until 2 p.m.
  • Photo opportunities with area mascots on Old Falls Street noon to 4 p.m.
  • Free horse and carriage rides on Old Falls Street from 2-7 p.m.
  • Salvation Army's Citadel Brass Band roaming the area from 2-7 p.m.
  • "Frozen" Outdoor Movie Night on Old Falls Street; meet the characters at 4 p.m. and View the Movie at 5 p.m.
  • Fireworks display following the movie at 7 p.m.
Jingle Falls USA is a brand-new collaborative holiday effort, which is being celebrated on Saturdays, Dec. 2-16. For more information, or to view the current Jingle Falls USA schedule, visit www.JingleFallsUSA.com.
Events are also listed on the Old Falls Street USA Facebook page. Visitors can share photos taken during Jingle Falls USA on social media using #JingleFalls for a chance to win on overnight package to the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino.

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