Individuals or groups can participate and we are asking for your help.


Volunteers will be needed from:

10:30am – 630pm on Saturday, November 18.

Union Station, 321 Main St., Utica


           Event Duties will include:

·         Monitoring the line for Santa

·         Selling Christmas Light-up Toys

·         Set up and take down

·         Keeping the area clean

·         Making Hot Chocolate

·         Making Popcorn

·         Distributing refreshments

·         Assisting with Wagon Ride


Post Event Duties

Disassemble Stage

Take down decorations and disassemble trees

Take down decorations sin Bagg’s Square Park

 Groups are encouraged to schedule their volunteers in 2 – 3 hour blocks throughout the day


For more information contact:

Sonia Martinez at

31st Annual Christmas on Main Street

Presented by the Mohawk Valley Latino Association

Saturday, November 18

10a.m.-6 p.m.

Union Station, Utica, New York

Christmas on Main Street is the official start to the Christmas Season in Utica and the Mohawk Valley!  This fantastic family friendly event is held every year at the beautiful Union Station in Historic Bagg’s Square on Main Street in Utica, NY.

Families can enjoy free entertainment, food and fun. Kids and adults alike can, have cookies and hot cocoa all day, enjoy a petting Zoo, wagon rides, clowns, games, and of course meet Santa!

Christmas on Main Street captures the traditions and atmosphere of an “Old Fashioned Christmas” in the heart of the city where children’s dreams of sugarplums, and visits with Santa come to life.

Bring back some memories and share the good times with your children and neighbors as well as incorporating some more modern and ethnic holiday traditions.

As always Christmas on Main Street is free to the public and is attended annually by thousands who come from near and far.

Christmas on Main Street Features . . .

  • Santa & Mrs. Claus’s Arrival at 12:15pm  ( Take Free Photos with Santa 12:30 – 4:30pm )
  • FREE – Cookies, Popcorn, Hot Cocoa, McDonald’s Orange Ade
  • Steven Swans Humane 11am-5pm and Utica Zoo Mobile Petting Zoo 1-4pm
  • Ziyara Zanies Clowns, Balloon Animals, Costume Characters

New Attractions

Christmas Craft Fair

This year we are expanding this family friendly event to include a Christmas Craft Fair. Adults can shop at a variety of craft vendors and begin their holiday shopping.

Costumed Characters

We have new Costumed Characters this year to entertain the children.  Feel free to stop and take photos with a Snowman, Reindeer, Elf, Iron Man, Spiderman, or McGruff  the Crime Dog!

FREE Entertainment Inside Union Station 11am – 5pm

10:00 – 11:00                                      Christmas Music

11:00 – 11:45                                      Center Stage Dancers

11:45 – 12:30                                      Mark Bolos

12:15 pm                                              Santa Arrives

12:30 pm – 1:00                                 Jim Okey Magic Show – sponsored by Greyhound Bus

1:00 – 1:30                                           Kids for Utica Puppet Show and Singers

1:45 – 2:15                                           Butler-Sheehan Irish Dancers

2:30 – 3:00                                           Ritmo Caribeno

3:00 – 3:30                                           Maribella Colon

3:30 – 4:00                                           Edelweiss Schuhplatter German Dancers

4:00 – 4:30                                           Mike Peek, Nikki Darling, Bob Plunkett, Malcom Parker

4:30 – 5:00                                           COMS Costume Characters – Children’s Sing along Christmas Show

5:00 – Dusk                             Christmas Carols with Santa & Mrs. Claus ( outside )

Outside of Union Station

FREE Wagon Rides – 11am to 4:00pm

Tree Lighting Ceremony in Bagg Square Memorial Park at dusk.

Special events at the Utica Children’s Museum (reduced admission for the day)

The day caps off with a holiday light and fireworks spectacular at Bagg’s Square Memorial Park, made possible by a generous donation from Vision Hotels and the new Double Tree Hilton at Hotel Utica!



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