ROUND LAKE,. N.Y. — The holiday season is officially underway and with it comes the reappearance of Santa’s Playland, a free children’s experience that lasts just three nights.
For the 19th year in a row Quick Response Restoration will light up children’s eyes with horse drawn wagon rides, train rides, kiddie rides, light displays, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman, and more at its headquarters at 2077 Route 9, Round Lake.
Quick Response is a fire, water, and mold restoration company that has been in business for more than 25 years.
Santa’s Playland will go into full operating mode for Hometown Heroes only from 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Dec. 6. This is a special evening that welcomes all emergency responders, law enforcement and their families to Santa’s Playland. And of course Santa Claus will be available for photos with the family. This is a night of free rides, light displays and light hors d’oeuvres for these ever present heroes and their families. Parking will be on-site for this night only.
Santa’s Playland will be open to the public for two nights more from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday Dec. 13 and Saturday Dec. 14. These two nights of free rides, light displays, and photo opportunities generate so much interest that parking will be limited to off-site where buses will shuttle the families to and from Santa’s Playland.
The two parking sites are south of Quick Response. Visitors to Santa’s Playland on these two nights can park at Corpus Christi Church, the corner of Route 9 and Ushers Road, and Sysco Foods, which is south of the church and also on Route 9, Fourteen buses will make continuous trips to assure guests are brought promptly to and from the event.
This year, Quick Response is adding a chartable component and is sponsoring Real Kids Wear Pink; a cancer fundraising charity started by local 12 year-old, Carly O’Hara.
“We have had thousands of families come through Santa’s Playland each year and it is completely free,” said company founder and President Vince Laurenzo. “It feels good to give back to the community that has supported our company through the years.”