We can't believe the last weekend of Christmas Land 2016 has come and gone. Thank you to all of those who came out to support us this holiday season! Also, a huge thank you to our staff for making this a magical event!
We wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a healthy and happy new year! We can't wait to see you all again for Christmas Land 2017!
Thank you so much to all who came out to Christmas land on our last day of the Season on Sunday. It truly was the North Pole up there but that didn't stop you! Friends, family & new friends attended in droves regardless of the tundra going on. Thank you to all of you who came and visited over the past month; thousands of wonderful people attended!
It's crazy to think that almost exactly a year ago Paula and I were watching a Hallmark movie called Christmas Land. When the movie ended we looked at each other and said, "hey, let's start our own Christmas land. The world needs something positive and we want to go back to how Christmas was when we were young and growing up in a small town."
We then said, where can we hold this event the first year? We are so grateful that Lou, the owner of Altamont Vineyard and my friend’s dad who I have known for 26 years, said we could hold our event there!
We honestly had no idea who would come, or if people would come each weekend, but we quickly realized that many people thought the same way we did and were looking for someplace positive and non-commercial to bring there children. Where we can say Merry Christmas and be in a positive space!
We are thrilled that as we began planning Christmas Land JJ Devito caught wind of it in September and he and his wife Suzanne wanted to be a part of it! You two are the best and we love you.
Thanks again to all our fabulous Christmas Land visitors! Also, we want to give a huge thanks to our staff and all of our vendors. And a special thanks to our own families for all of the amazing support!
Thanks so much to Lou the owner of the vineyard for allowing us to hold this event at the Vineyard and thanks to Mike for all your assistance. We really appreciate it!
Thank you to Paul Radziwicz who kindly let us borrow his sheds for our store and Santa's shack. He was a total stranger when I rang his doorbell because there were sheds on his lawn. He and his wife are two of the kindest people & they actually showed us what the spirit of Christmas is.
Thanks to Michael Rosenthal of Today's Limousine for donating your Limo and driver to bring the kids and families from the Ronald McDonald house to Christmas Land for some much needed fun.
Thank you Santa for coming all the way from the North Pole to be with us. You Rock!
Thank you to the fabulous Christmas Guys for doing our lights.
Thanks Maria Vartanian, our awesome decorator! You are the best!
Thanks again to our awesome staff! And a special thanks to my three daughters who were there every single day we were open, even with college finals going on!
As you can see, it takes a village.
We are se excited to begin planning Phase II of Christmas Land on our own land! There will be more details to follow soon and throughout the year so keep your eyes on our website and Facebook page for all the latest.
Our first year was a big success because of all of you! We cannot wait till 2017!
Merry Christmas to all!
Michelle & Paula - Co-Founders
Suzanne & JJ - Members
We have a lot of people to thank for this wonderful weekend!
First and foremost, thank you to Ronald Mcdonald house for allowing us to host your children and their families at Christmas Land ! We hope they all enjoyed the photos, cookies, lunch, gifts, music, and fun. We are so grateful to have been able to offer them a day of fun during the holiday season!
Thank you to Debbie for coordinationg all this, to Today's Limousines for donating the limo and driver, and an enormous thank you to all of you who have attended Christmas Land and donated gifts for the children and their families. We couldn't have done it without all of you!
We also had a great time with all of you who stopped by this weekend! We hope you had a much fun as we did!
The Siena College Accapella Group stopped by to sing us some carols!
Saturday, December 3rd, 2016
Sunday, December 4th, 2016