Niagara Gazette

December 4, 2013

Power Vista set to energize the holidays

Staff Reports
Niagara Gazette

Santa will be stopping by the New York Power Authority on Saturday for its annual Deck the Halls event at the Power Vista where the annual Festival of Trees is running through Jan. 4.

The Festival of Trees features a dazzling display of Christmas trees, adorned with energy- efficient lights and decorated for the season by local nonprofit groups along the Power Vista’s glass walkway. It is an official stop along the Holiday Lights of Niagara Tour.

Activities on Saturday will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will include photos with Santa from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., refreshments sold by Boy Scout Troop #855 of Lewiston, crafts with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, as well as performances by the Harmonicoots of Western New York and the Niagara Experience Players. The event will also feature informational exhibits on energy-efficient lighting and tips on celebrating a green holiday.

Masons from the New York Masonic Safety ID Program will be on hand to provide parents, guardians, college students and seniors with free Safety ID packets. Visitors who sign up will receive a compact disc, personalized with their digital photograph, fingerprints and other vital statistics.

The Parks Deptartment will also provide free rides on its Niagara Scenic Trolley between the Gorge Discovery Center and the Niagara Power Vista during the event

In addition to holiday activities, guests are invited to enjoy the Power Vista’s attractions, which include displays and interactive exhibits relating to the production of electricity, energy efficiency and the area’s history, as well as spectacular views from the observation deck 350 feet above the Niagara River Gorge. Parking and admission at the Power Vista is always free.

For more information, contact the Niagara Project Power Vista, 5777 Lewiston Road, Lewiston, at 286-6661 or email npvista@nypa.gov.