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If you've been waiting patiently for Old Saint Nick to get to Central New York, the wait is almost over.

Santa Claus will arrive at Sangertown Square Mall on November 17 for a Wonderland party to ring in the Christmas season from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m.

Upstate Independent Drum and Bugle Corps will parade Santa throughout Sangertown Square at 10 a.m. and lead him to the Wonderland Party where you and the kids can get your pictures and enjoy the start of the Holiday season.

Santa has asked Pix the Elf to join his party and provide FREE face painting for all the kids who purchase a Santa Photo Package!

Kids are welcome to enjoy the crafts (while supplies last) and the coloring stations while sounds of the season are performed by Upstate Independent Drum and Bugle Corps.

Treats will also be provided by Auntie Anne’s.

My family has been visiting Santa at Sangertown as long as I can remember. In fact when my sister was little Mom convinced her to give up her pacifier by giving it to Santa, and now my sister takes her kids to see him there too!

Do you visit Santa at Sangertown?

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