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Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 3:23 pm

Christmas in the Park

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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!

Event Date and Time

December 6, 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Thursday, December 15, 2011 at 10:24 pm

Santa visits Alexander School

post by Rick Franclemont in alexander, reading, Santa, school

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!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at 2:28 pm

Pancake Breakfast with Santa John Kennedy School

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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.

Event Date and Time

December 10, 2011 - 8:00am - 10:00am
Saturday, November 19, 2011 at 10:15 pm

Santa visits Present Tense open house

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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.

Saturday, November 19, 2011 at 10:14 pm

Santa visits Oliver's Candies in Batavia

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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.

Friday, October 14, 2011 at 12:09 pm

Majestic Lights in the Park

post by Melissa Haacke in Basom, Alabama, Christmas, holiday, Oakfield, Santa, trees

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.

Purchase a Christmas Tree (through the project) and decorate it as you wish.

The $30 fee covers the cost of the tree, materials for the sign, lead cords, replacements cords and adapters as needed, etc.  Participants will provide lights and decorations.   Please use LED lighting only.

Please fill out the attached application and return to the Town Clerks office with $30.00 no later than Monday, November 7th

The Christmas Trees will be in and ready to decorate on Thursday, November 24th through November 27th.  Please have trees decorated no later than 3:00pm on Sunday, November 27th.  This will allow for a final check of the electricity prior to the lighting.

The festivities will begin at 5:00pm on Sunday, November 27th at the Elroy D. Parkins Park (Little League Park).  Refreshment and a light snack will be provided.  All trees will be lighted simultaneously.

Join us for caroling, making for holiday memories and remember!

Santa Claus is Coming to the Town!!!

Any questions call the Town Clerks office at 585-948-5835 between the hours of 9:00am and 4:00pm Monday through Friday. 




Majestic Lights in the Park


Name_______________________________________________                      Phone_____________________




In Representation of____________________________________________________________________


How would you like it Signed?____________________________________________________________




PLEASE NOTE:  You may write whatever you would like on your sign, but due to space limitations in the program, only the family, organization, business or memorial name will be listed.

Please mail or bring in $30 No later than Monday, November 7th to                                          

Melissa Haacke

Oakfield Town Clerk

3219 Drake Street

Oakfield NY 14125

Event Date and Time

November 27, 2011 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 at 12:47 am

Q&A with Santa Claus

post 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.

Sunday, December 13, 2009 at 2:00 pm

Public and private schools both warmly welcome Santa

post by Daniel Crofts in John Kennedy School, Santa, st. joseph school

Where's Santa Claus?

Here he is!

(You can't tell, but he is smiling underneath the beard.)

Wait a minute...here he is again!

Bella March (upper left) and siblings Violet (lower left) and Norman, sitting with Santa. Photo courtesy of Kelly March.

You'll always catch fleeting glimpses of the Man in the Red Suit at Christmastime. Our own Howard Owens spotted him on Main Street last week. You're likely to catch him at the mall at least once, and you might even see him on the front lawns of festively decorated houses (although for some reason he never seems to feel like talking in those instances).

If you live in Batavia, you could have found him this weekend where his two favorite things were present: families and food.

Santa's weekend in Batavia kicked off with the "Supper with Santa" at St. Joseph's School, an annual event sponsored and funded by St. Joe's home school association, SOS (Supporters of St. Joseph's) and catered by Paulie's Pizzeria. On Saturday morning he was at John Kennedy Elementary School's "Pancake Breakfast with Santa," which was put on by the John Kennedy Parent Group (JKPG).

Good Saint Nick had no shortage of admirers at either event. Children waited in long lines to tell him their Christmas wishes. Most people would probably become overwhelmed trying to keep track of each child's Christmas list, but it was no problem for Santa. His ability to remember non-written Christmas lists comes from his talent for seeing and appreciating each child's unique personality.

"All it takes," Santa said, "is to see their faces and hear their voices."

Santa at St. Joe's with, left to right, Nicky Ventola and Moira and Clara Werner. Photo courtesy of Nora O'Neill.

The kids got an up-close look at Santa's personality, too.

"He's very fun," St. Joe's first-grader Amanda Bergman said. "Fun to be with."

Knowing such an important visitor was coming, parents and staff of both schools spent a lot of time in preparation.

"We always plan a year in advance," said Nora O'Neill, marketing director for St. Joe's. "Soon after the event is over, we start planning for the next year."

...Kind of like Santa himself, who prepares for Christmas Eve a year ahead!

JKPG President Shari Ange credits parent Sherri Wahr with coming up with the idea for the Pancake Breakfast at the group's last meeting three months ago.

"We used to have a breakfast at Applebee's for Easter," Ange said. "Sherri thought it would be great to have a breakfast with Santa. Hopefully we can make this an annual thing."

Thursday, December 10, 2009 at 2:31 am

Santa to visit First United Methodist Church Saturday

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at 1:40 pm

Santa's Coming To Oliver's Candies

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Santa is coming to Oliver's Candies at 211 West Main Street Batavia on November 21st. (this Saturday) from 10am till 2pm.   There will be a petting zoo, Santa (every kid gets an Oliver's Candy Cane) and the Jaycees selling hot dogs, popcorn and hot cocoa.

Bring your kids and camera's!

Ribbon Candy is ready!  Hand made candy canes, Christmas gifts and so much more . . .!

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