A holiday tradition returns to Utica

After an absence of two years, a tradition of family holidays returns to Utica.

Christmas on Main Street returns this Saturday from noon to 5:00 p.m. at Utica’s historic Union Station on Main Street. The event has been canceled each of the past two years due to the pandemic, but Santa and his elves are gearing up for the 34th annual event this weekend.

What to expect?

Get into the holiday spirit with Christmas on Main Street and a variety of fun, free activities. Not only can kids have their picture taken with Santa Claus and Mrs. Clause and share all the items on their Christmas wish list, but the event also offers free wagon rides and free hot chocolate and cookies all day long. the day, according to the organizers.

Plus, you can enjoy live entertainment throughout the day with players from Polar Express, Mark Bolos, the Butler-Sheehan Irish Dancing Academy, and everyone is welcome to join in a holiday song. with Santa and company at 4:30 p.m. .

Enjoy the petting zoo with animals from the Utica Zoo. And, if real animals are a little too much for kids to handle, you can have the Ziyara Zanies Clowns make a pet balloon.

Santa Claus arrives at 12:15 p.m.

For more details or other information, visit Christmas on Main Street Utica on Facebook.

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