GSC logo high resSanta Claus is coming to town! The Balsam Fir Christmas Tree Sale at the Great Swamp Conservancy starts with Santa’s arrival on December 3, 2016. Santa will be available to visit from 10 AM to 2 PM on Saturday only.

Get a quality 5 x 7 photo with Santo for only $5 taken by professional portrait photographer and Swamp Snapper Club member Jim Soriano. Long-lasting, fragrant, soft-needled balsam fir trees can be purchased for $35 on Saturday and Sunday from 9 AM to 4 PM.

Reserve your tree by calling GSC at 697-2950 or email us at

Children may enter the GSC Christmas coloring contest by downloading the coloring entry from our website –, or they may color the picture at the tree sale. The entry form is also available at the Canastota Public Library.

Recycled, repurposed Christmas décor will also be offered for sale at incredible prices and don’t forget about the GSC gift shop for unique gifts. If you have Christmas décor in good condition and no longer need it, please feel free to drop it off at the GSC office building at the front door before Saturday December 3. Children can make a gift for wildlife, receive a letter to Santa kit and enjoy hot cocoa and cookies while visiting. All proceeds benefit the GSC.

By martha

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