Tonawanda News — This year’s Santa on the Carrousel event will take place from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday and Dec. 1, 8 and 15. The cost is 5. Lunch with Santa will precede the event at 11 a.m. and costs $10 per person, including the afternoon events. Advance registration and pre-payment is required for lunch; call 639-1885. Openings still exist for lunch each weekend.
In addition, a “Crafts for Kids” will also take place from noon to 4 p.m. Friday, included with paid admission. A Victorian Ornament workshop will be presented from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday for those 16 and up. Cost is $8 per person. Advance registration and pre-payment is required by Friday.
Holiday tours will take place at 1 p.m. Friday and Sunday, included with paid admission. The museum is also offering a special field trip program for the holidays, and will host 300 to 400 preschoolers coming up the next few weeks, Proefrock said.
It all combines for a fairly bustling time at the museum, where Jim Burgess has helped Santa out the past five years.
“The kids are what make it fun,” he said. “I’ve watched them grow up the last five years. It’s all about the spirit of Christmas.
“It’s a good experience ... it makes me feel young again.”IF YOU GO • WHAT: Santa Claus visits the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum • WHEN: Noon to 3 p.m. Saturday and Dec. 1, 8 and 15. Lunch with Santa is also available at 11 a.m. these days. • WHERE: Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, 180 Thompson St., North Tonawanda • COST: Lunch with Santa is $10 and includes the afternoon activities. Advance registration and pre-payment is required; call 639-1885. The Santa on the carrousel event alone is $5. • FOR MORE INFORMATION: Call 639-1885, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.carrouselmuseum.org.