Galleria of Treats Drive-Thru Event at Walden Galleria
— Family-friendly trick-or-treating to be held as outdoor drive-thru event at WNY’s largest shopping center —
Buffalo, NY: Walden Galleria and the American Cancer Society of Western New York have set a date for their 26th annual trick-or-treating event, only this year, with a few adjustments. The family-friendly Halloween affair, Galleria of Treats, will become a drive-thru event held on Thursday, October 29th starting at 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. outside underneath the three-level parking ramp next to Texas de Brazil. This year’s event modification is to accommodate the safety and protection of guests, staff members, and volunteers.
“The health and safety of our guests and employees is extremely important to us,” said Alex Corbelli, Marketing Director for Walden Galleria. “This year we’ve come up with an alternative to Galleria of Treats while still being able to provide candy and a trick-or-treating experience for our guests from their safety of their cars.”
Galleria of Treats welcomes over 10,000 people annually with over 4,000 individual tickets sold. The event provides a safe, family-friendly alternative to traditional, neighborhood trick-or-treating, all while producing nearly $15,000 in funds for the American Cancer Society.
“Walden Galleria has been an outstanding partner for us,” said Mariah Turk, Community Development Manager for the American Cancer Society of WNY. “This is one of our largest annual events and we’re happy to see so many members of the community take part in our mission.”
Tickets are presale only and available online only, now through October 28th for $5.00. A maximum of 500 tickets will be sold. Each ticket holder receives one bag filled with assorted candy, one full-size candy bar from Niagara by Frey Premium Chocolates and information from Walden Galleria stores and local businesses who normally participate in the event. All sales proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society of Western New York.
This is a ticketed event and will not be available to purchase the day-of. Drive-ups are not allowed. For more information regarding Walden Galleria’s Galleria of Treats event with the American Cancer Society of WNY, please visit www.waldengalleria.com.
About American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of 1.5 million volunteers dedicated to saving lives, celebrating lives, and leading the fight for a world without cancer. From breakthrough research, to free lodging near treatment, a 24/7/365 live helpline, free rides to treatment, and convening powerful activists to create awareness and impact, the Society is the only organization attacking c cancer from every angle. For more information go to www.cancer.org.
About Walden Galleria
Walden Galleria is the Buffalo-Niagara region’s premier shopping, dining, and entertainment destination. With over 200 retailers, 12 sit-down restaurants, an international food court, an indoor karting racetrack and a Regal Cinemas Stadium 16 with RPX theatres and full reclining seats, Walden Galleria truly dominates the retail market. Walden Galleria attracts over 23 million visitors a year by offering an impressive and unique selection of retail, restaurants, and entertainment that cannot be found anywhere else in the market including Anthropologie, lululemon athletica, Free People, Urban Outfitters, Apple Computer, Microsoft Retail, ZARA, World of Beer, Texas de Brazil, The Cheesecake Factory, Dave & Buster’s, RPM Raceway, 5 Wits and many more! For more information, visit www.waldengalleria.com.
About Pyramid Management Group, LLC
Pyramid Management Group, owner of Walden Galleria, is one of the largest, most innovative, privately-held shopping center developers in the northeast. Headquartered in Syracuse, New York, Pyramid’s portfolio of retail-based, tourist and entertainment destinations dominate the northeast with 18 properties located throughout New York, Massachusetts and Virginia. For over 40 years, Pyramid has led the industry in combining the best elements of traditional retail with world-class dining, entertainment and hospitality, all under one roof. For more information, visit www.pyramidmg.com.