SARATOGA SPRINGS – By now, having chronicled the man in the red and white suit for a few Saratoga Christmas magazines, I’ve become a bit of a connoisseur. And so, speaking from that expertise—let me give you a hint.
There is no better way to see Santa at his mirth-iest, good cheer-iest, indeed at the apex of his ho-ho-ho-iest than when you feed him.
Coupled with the fact that our crack research department has learned that Santa’s favorite meal is breakfast (the only thing he likes better is ice cream) you can see why we are encouraging you good parents to call early to ensure a seating reservation for the popular Festival of Trees’ Family Day events - Breakfast with Santa and Sundaes with Santa on Saturday, December 7.
This is a day that Santa looks forward to immensely as he fuels up for the long night making the world’s children happy. There are three Breakfast with Santa seating’s, scheduled at 8, 9:30 and 11:00 a.m.
But Santa always saves room for dessert and there is also a Sundaes with Santa seating at 12:30 p.m. All four seating’s require prior reservations (adults must accompany children). Tickets are $8 per person and include admission to Breakfast or Sundaes, a tour of the trees and a photo with Santa.
“The 9:30 Breakfast with Santa seating always goes first,” reports Sister Charla Commins, Director of Catholic Charities, “and we are filling up quickly on the other available time slots as well.”
Another favorite part of Family Day is Santa’s Workshop where children can enjoy Santa and Mrs. Claus, Frosty, Rudolph and other costumed characters as well as a variety of holiday craft activities and goodies. Tickets to craft activity booths are $1 each. Santa’s Workshop is open 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
To make a reservation for Breakfast/Sundaes with Santa or to volunteer for the Saratoga Festival of Trees, please call Catholic Charities at (518) 587-5000. For more information, visit www.saratogafestivaloftrees.com.