Santa's ChairHe's making a list and checking it twice -- Santa Claus is coming to the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute!

Crafted by students and built with plenty of hard work and tasty ingredients - the life-size Gingerbread Village is a true masterpiece. The sweet aroma of cinnamon and fresh cookies instantly feels like Christimastime! 

On weekends only, from December 4 through December 20, visit with Santa Claus and take part in a variety of free activities including cookie decorating, crafts and story-time. Santa will be on-site Fridays from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m., Saturdays 1 p.m. - 8 p.m. and Sundays, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. See the full event schedule below.

Friday, December 4, 6 - 9 Pm

6 - 9 p.m. Visit with Santa
6 - 9 p.m. Free Cookie Decorating
6 - 9 p.m. Free crafts for kids
7 p.m. Storytime in Barnes & Noble
7:30 p.m. Yule Log demo 

Saturday, December 5, 1 - 8 Pm

1 - 8 p.m. Visit with Santa
1 - 8 p.m. Free Cookie Decorating
1 - 8 p.m. Free crafts for kids
1 - 8 p.m. ACF Gingerbread House displays
1 - 3 p.m. Dance Performance "Time to Dance" Dance Studio
3 p.m. Storytime in Barnes & Noble
3:30 p.m. Yule Log demo
6 p.m. Storytime in Barnes & Noble
6:30 p.m. Yule Log demo 

Sunday, December 6, 1 - 5 PM

1 - 5 p.m. Visit with Santa
1 - 5 p.m. Free Cookie Decorating
1 - 5 p.m. Free crafts for kids
1 - 3 p.m. Choir Performance, City Honors (Donna Kerr Instructor)
1 - 5 p.m. ACF Gingerbread House displays
2 p.m. Storytime in Barnes & Noble
2:30 p.m. Yule Log demo

Friday, December 11, 6 - 9 PM

6 - 9 p.m. Visit with Santa
6 - 9 p.m. Free Cookie Decorating
6 - 9 p.m. Free crafts for kids
7 p.m. Storytime in Barnes & Noble
7:30 p.m. Yule Log demo

Saturday, December 12, 1 - 8 PM

1 - 8 p.m. Visit with Santa
1 - 8 p.m. Free Cookie Decorating
1 - 8 p.m. Free crafts for kids
3 p.m. Storytime in Barnes & Noble
3:30 p.m. Yule Log demo
6 p.m. Storytime in Barnes & Noble
6:30 p.m. Yule Log demo

Sunday, December 13, 1 - 5 PM

1 - 5 p.m. Visit with Santa
1 - 5 p.m. Free Cookie Decorating
1 - 5 p.m. Free crafts for kids
2 p.m. Storytime in Barnes & Noble
2:30 p.m. Yule Log demo

Friday, December 18, 6 - 9 PM 

6 - 9 p.m. Visit with Santa
6 - 9 p.m. Free Cookie Decorating
6 - 9 p.m. Free crafts for kids
7 p.m. Storytime in Barnes & Noble
7:30 p.m. Yule Log demo  

Saturday, December 19, 1 - 8 PM

1 - 8 p.m. Visit with Santa
1 -8 p.m. Free Cookie Decorating
1 - 8 p.m. Free crafts for kids
3 p.m. Storytime in Barnes & Noble
3:30 p.m. Yule Log demo
6 p.m. Storytime in Barnes & Noble
6:30 p.m. Yule Log demo 

Sunday, December 20, 1 - 5 PM 

1 - 5 p.m. Visit with Santa
1 - 5 p.m. Free Cookie Decorating
1 - 5 p.m. Free crafts for kids
2 p.m. Storytime in Barnes & Noble
2:30 p.m. Yule Log demo