Polar Express Celebration Returns to Nigra Arts Center

On Saturday, December 9, the Polar Express Celebration will return to the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts for the third consecutive year. The event, sponsored by Fidelis Care, will take place from 12-3 p.m. at the center, located at 2736 State Highway 30 in Gloversville.

Admission is $5 per person to benefit the Nigra Arts Center or a new, unwrapped toy to benefit Toys for Tots.

The popular gathering will feature hot chocolate (free with admission), crafts, a holiday basket raffle, entertainment and all kinds of family fun inspired by the classic tale “The Polar Express” by Chris Van Allsburg. Concessions will be available and so will Santa Claus, who will make an appearance for photographs.

In addition, the event will feature Sensory Santa, who will be available from 12-2 p.m. Sensory Santa is ideal for children with special needs who may want to meet Santa in a quieter setting without being overwhelmed by large crowds, bright lights and loud music. Sensory Santa’s suit will be extra soft for a comforting sensory experience and there will be no nearby distractions such as elves, colorful decorations or blinking lights.