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Power Authority pitches family holiday events

The New York Power Authority will hold its annual admission-free holiday events featuring the Festival of Trees from Sunday to Jan. 4, and its annual Deck the Halls event, featuring photos with Santa, on Dec. 7 at Power Vista, 5777 Lewiston Road, Lewiston.

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

Deck the Halls runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 7, and includes photos with Santa from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., refreshments sold by Boy Scout Troop 855 of Lewiston, crafts with State Parks, and performances by the Harmonicoots of Western New York and the Niagara Experience Players. The event also will feature exhibits on energy-efficient lighting and tips on celebrating a green holiday.

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

For more information, call 286-6661 or email

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