Energize Your Festivities at the Niagara Power Project with NYPA's Annual Free Holiday Events (photos and captions included)
Deck the Halls Event - Dec. 8; Festival of Trees - Dec. 1 to Jan. 5

Teresa Martinez

November 29, 2012


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LEWISTON —The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will kick-off the holiday season with its annual Festival of Trees beginning Dec. 1 to Jan. 5.  On Dec. 8, NYPA will hold its annual Deck the Halls holiday event featuring photos with Santa.  Both events will take place at its admission-free Niagara Power Vista, 5777 Lewiston Road, Lewiston, N.Y.  Both admission and parking are free for these events.

The Festival of Trees features a dazzling display of artificial evergreens, adorned with energy efficient lights and decorated for the season by local non-profit groups arranged in grand style along the Power Vista’s glass walkway.  It is an official stop along the “Holiday Lights of Niagara Trail” (

The spirit of the holiday continues at NYPA’s Deck the Halls holiday event, on Sat. Dec. 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., featuring photos with Santa till 2 p.m. In addition, guests can experience craft-making with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (Parks Dept.); performances by the Niagara Experience Players; and an informational exhibit on energy efficient lights and tips on celebrating a green holiday.  

Lewiston Boy Scout Troop #855 will sell hot dogs, roasted chestnuts and hot chocolate during the event.  The Parks Dept. 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, including 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 at 716-286-6661 or email

About NYPA:

■The New York Power Authority uses no tax money or state credit. It finances its operations through the sale of bonds and revenues earned in large part through sales of electricity. ■NYPA is a leader in promoting energy efficiency, new energy technologies and electric transportation initiatives.■It is the nation's largest state public power organization, with 17 generating facilities in various parts of New York State and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. ■Approximately 80 percent of the electricity it produces is clean renewable hydropower. Its lower-cost power production and electricity purchases support hundreds of thousands of jobs throughout the state.■For more information,

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