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Santa’s Arrival in Downtown Ithaca

December 8, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Santa's Arrival in Downtown Ithaca.

Santa’s Arrival in downtown Ithaca, presented by Maguire Hyundai Subaru, is a perfect opportunity to ring in the holiday season.

Santa and his elves enter Downtown Ithaca is the most unique way possible: rappelling down from the top of Center Ithaca!

Prior to Santa’s arrival, enjoy festive live music and performances from Next Jennaration Dance Studio, CSMA youth carolers, Fall Creek Brass Band, and more!. Then, have your photo taken with Santa at this free family event.

Visit downtownithaca.com for more information along with details about the other family-friendly events being offered during the Winter Lights Festival.

Santa’s Schedule:
11:00am: Enjoy a lively dance performance by The Next Jennaration
11:15am: CSMA carolers
11:30am: Fall Creek Brass Band will get our toes tapping as we prepare for Santa’s arrival
12:00pm: Santa and his elves will rappel down from the roof of Center Ithaca onto Trolley Circle!
12:15pm – 3:00pm: Santa will be greeting kids and posing for photos in his sleigh pulled by Sparky the Unicorn – located at the Bernie Milton Pavilion
(FREE, please bring your camera)
1:00pm – 1:45pm: Enjoy a musical performance by Ithaca Talent Education inside Center Ithaca
12:00pm-4:00pm: Sparky the Unicorn will be available for photo ops & Hot Cocoa Bar
Santa’s arrival in Downtown Ithaca is FREE and open to the public. Bring the whole family, bring your cameras, stick around to shop for the holidays!


December 8, 2019
11:00 am - 3:00 pm


Downtown Ithaca
171 E. State St.
Ithaca, 14850 United States