Winter Wonderland returns to Arnold Gregory in Albion on Dec. 10

Provided photos: Santa, his elf and Who characters greeted children in the community room at Arnold Gregory Complex during the Christmas Winter Wonderland last year.

By Ginny Kropf, correspondent Posted 25 November 2022 at 5:54 pm

ALBION – Party Tyme Rentals, located on the second floor of the Arnold Gregory Complex, will again host their Winter Wonderland on Dec. 10.

The free community event was started by Christine Nenni and Michelle Wiseman three years ago at their home on State Street in Medina.

Wooden soldiers guard the door of Party Tyme Rentals on the second floor of the Arnold Gregory Complex, where children can drop their letters to Santa in the Santa mailbox.

This year’s event will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and feature gifts, crafts, family fun, sleigh rides, hot cocoa and the Grinch and Cindy Lou Who. Santa will arrive by fire truck at 1 p.m.

Also this year, Nenni, who recently graduated from the Microenterprise Assistance Program, has recruited several fellow graduates with prospective new businesses to help with the festivities.

They are Brandi DiMatteo, owner of Yolo Events, who is helping with the planning and some of the creative crafts for children; Mindy Warne, owner of Maws Photography, who will be taking pictures throughout the day; and Jordan Gawne, owner of Cakes Be Gawne, who will be making cookies for a cookie decorating activity. Also, Air Raising Events owner Cheryl Watts will be at the event doing face painting and creating balloon animals.

Frosty and Friends, a non-profit organization,, has been helping to secure donations and will be doing activities with the children the day of the event, Nenni said.

Party Tyme Rentals also has a Santa mailbox located outside their door, where children can drop in their letters to Santa.

The Winter Wonderland event receives community support from NYSCOPBA, Ace Hardware, Gallo’s Bar and Grill in Hamlin, Sewing with a Twist, Marines Toys for Tots and DeGeorge Property Group.