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Hammondsport gears up for 47th Annual Christmas in the Park Celebration

Hammondsport is all set to host its 47th annual Christmas in the Park event, inviting the community to join in the festivities at Pulteney Square.

Scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 9, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., this year’s celebration promises an array of activities, including musical performances, various vendors, and a special visit from Santa Claus. The event will kick off with the St. Thomas Bell Choir at the bandstand and a free Christmas musical by the Keuka Lake Players at the chamber office, both starting at 4 p.m. Santa’s arrival is anticipated at 5 p.m., leading into the much-awaited tree lighting ceremony, after which he will be available for visits in the chamber office.

Music will be a central theme throughout the evening, with performances lined up post-tree lighting. The Maple City Chorus is set to perform at the bandstand at 5:15 p.m., coinciding with the start of wagon rides. Later in the evening, attendees can enjoy the melodies of the Hammondsport Methodist Church Carolers at 6:15 p.m. and the Hammondsport High School Choir at 6:45 p.m. In addition to the musical entertainment, food and craft vendors will be present in the park for the duration of the event, offering a variety of treats and crafts.

In addition to the evening festivities, the Hammondsport Fire Department is hosting a Breakfast with Santa event on the same day. From 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., families can enjoy a meal prepared by the Hammondsport Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. This breakfast event is especially family-friendly, with free meals for children under five, a modest $3 charge for children aged six to 12, and a $5 cost for adults. This year’s Christmas in the Park in Hammondsport not only offers an evening of festive fun but also a warm, community-focused start to the holiday season.