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May 9, 2020 - 3:44pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in weather, Santa, news.

It snowed in Genesee County today, so of course, Santa paid us a visit.

Photo submitted by Jean Grinnell.

November 7, 2018 - 4:23pm
Event Date and Time: 
December 8, 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Elba Holiday Craft and Vendor Show 
PResented by: Boy Scout Troop 6017 of Elba, New York 
Saturday December 8th from 10:00am-4:00pm
Elba Central School 

80+ Vendors
Mr. and Mrs. Claus visit from  1:00pm-3:00pm  - On Site Photos with Santa, $5
Sheriff’s Department Photograph and Fingerprint For Kids 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Snack Bar Run by The Boy Scouts Featuring Their Almost Famous French Onion Soup ($) All Day
Fresh Made Wreaths from Harringtons
Fired Up Ready to Paint Ceramics - Paint Your Own Ornament ($)

December 9, 2017 - 2:20pm
posted by Billie Owens in news, Announcements, east pembroke, Santa, Holidays, Christmas.

Press release:

There will be a Pancake Breakfast & Pictures with Santa on Sunday, Dec. 10th at St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish in East Pembroke.

Please bring your camera for a picture with Santa and receive a gift bag.

Time is 9 a.m. to noon. Church is located at 8656 Church St., East Pembroke.

Breakfast includes: pancakes, sausage, applesauce and a beverage.

Adults -- $6; children 5 to 12 -- $4; and children 4 and under eat free.

Any questions, please contact Penny at 356-3413.

December 4, 2017 - 10:49pm
posted by Billie Owens in Event, Adam Miller Toy and Bicycle, batavia, Santa, Christmas.
Event Date and Time: 
December 9, 2017 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Santa will visit Adam Miller Toy and Bicycle from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9.
This is  free event and everyone is welcome! Bring your camera and take a photo with Santa at no charge, and enter a drawing for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate.
Adam Miller Toy and Bicycle is located at 8 Center St. in the City of Batavia.
December 2, 2017 - 4:25pm
posted by Billie Owens in events, batavia, Christmas, Santa.
Event Date and Time: 
December 5, 2017 - 6:30pm
Santa Claus will visit with children at Richmond Memorial Library in Batavia, starting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 5.

Parents and children of all ages welcome for this free family event. Come in your pajamas and curl up by the fireplace to meet Santa for stories, songs and fun!

Don’t forget to bring your wish list and camera.

NO registration required.

November 18, 2017 - 2:16pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Santa, Oliver's Candies, batavia, news.


Kamrey Reigle, 4, gives Santa a hug today at Oliver's Candies. The store brought Santa to town today along with ponies for the children to ride.


Aubri Dart, 2, wasn't as sure about Santa, even crying rather than get on his lap, as some of the other children did.





Eithan Worden, 3, with his mother, Jamie Worden, enjoyed his pony ride.

November 2, 2014 - 2:23pm
posted by Pauline Miano in Christmas, Santa, Sing along.
Event Date and Time: 
December 6, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

The Elba Betterment Committee will hold their second annual Christmas in the Park on Saturday, December 6th at the Village Park on Main Street.  Families, businesses and churches may purchase and decorate a tree as they wish. The lighting ceremony will be at 7:00 with Santa, refreshments and a Christmas sing along.  Join us for great family fun!

December 15, 2011 - 9:24pm
posted by Rick Franclemont in school, alexander, reading, Santa.

Santa took a break from his busy schedule to visit Alexander school tonight.

After reading two stories, it was time for Santa to hear what everyone wanted for Christmas.

Then everyone gathered in the cafeteria to frost and decorate cookies!

December 7, 2011 - 1:28pm
posted by David Stupp in John Kennedy School, Santa, pancake.
Event Date and Time: 
December 10, 2011 - 8:00am to 10:00am

Pancake Breakfast with Santa this Saturday December 10 at John Kennedy School From 8am-10am.  Craft &Vendor Fair, games and letters to Santa for the kids.

November 19, 2011 - 9:15pm
posted by Rick Franclemont in Present Tense, Santa, Holiday Open House.

Santa was spotted at Present Tense today for their holiday open house.

Sitting among the books, unique gifts and toys, he was going over his naughty and nice list.

Esme Coleman sitting on Santa's lap.

Emily Caldewell telling Santa what she wants for Christmas.

Visit the Present Tense website for more information on specials this month.

November 19, 2011 - 9:14pm
posted by Rick D. Franclemont in jaycees, Oliver's, holiday, Santa, girl scouts.

Today was Santa's annual visit to Oliver's Candies in Batavia. Store Manager Jeremy Liles said that the event is held to kick off the Christmas season every year on the Saturday before Thanksgiving. The line of kids waiting to see Santa stretched across the store to the door.

Some of the kids, happy to tell Santa what they wanted for Christmas.

Outside was a petting zoo for the kids.

The Batavia Area Jaycees were on hand with refreshments.

Just in case you weren't prepared for Santa's Christmas visit, the Girl Scouts had plenty of cookies. Just add milk.

October 14, 2011 - 12:09pm
posted by Melissa Haacke in Basom, Oakfield, Alabama, Christmas, holiday, trees, Santa.
Event Date and Time: 
November 27, 2011 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Town of Oakfield

Majestic Lights in the Park

Sunday November 27th at 5:00pm


The Elroy D. Parkins Park (Little League Park)


Majestic Lights in the Parkis a lighted Christmas Tree celebration representing area families, businesses, organizations and/or in the memory of a loved one who is no longer with us.

December 14, 2009 - 11:47pm
posted by Daniel Crofts in Christmas, Santa.

As a follow-up to The Batavian’s Dec. 13 article on Santa’s weekend in Batavia, the Man in the Red Suit has agreed to take time out of his busy schedule to answer a few questions.

Q: Santa, it seems like you’re all over the place during the holiday season. How do you do it?

A: Well you know, it’s not always me. I have a lot of helpers who carry my "persona" to different places and spread my Christmas cheer.

Q: What does Santa like to eat?

A: I love pizza. Mrs. Claus makes great pizza with homemade sauce.

Q: What does Santa like to do when he has free time?

A: Well I’ll tell you, Santa likes to rest for a couple weeks after Christmas! For fun, I enjoy spending time with Mrs. Claus and watching movies.

Q: What are some of your favorite movies?

A: "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" and "Frosty the Snowman."

Q: It must be pretty tough flying all around the world. How do you keep your reindeer fit?

A: Wel, we give them hay, obviously; in the North Pole we have a greenhouse where we grow hay, oats and other kinds of reindeer food. Plus, there’s the food that kids leave for them on Christmas Eve. They get their fill on Christmas Eve, let me tell you.

Q: Obviously, things are pretty busy now at the North Pole. With Christmas coming up quickly, I’m sure the elves are working hard. When you’re away on trips like this, how do you keep in touch with the folks back home to make sure everything is going okay?

A: Cell phones. This modern generation makes it much easier for me to travel and still stay in touch with my elves. I call them on the cell phone, and then they call me back if anything comes up.

The Batavian thanks Santa for sharing these details about his professional and public life, and wishes him, Mrs. Claus, and all the folks at the North Pole a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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