NEW YORK, Nov. 14, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Paley Center for Media is pleased to announce that for the first time ever, its New York location will transform into a holiday wonderland beginning on November 25, when It's Holiday Time in PaleyLand opens to the public, with free admission for all. Visitors will have the opportunity to come in from the cold, warm up with complimentary hot cocoa, and enjoy holiday activities including: nonstop screenings of beloved holiday TV classics; a photo opportunity with a stunning four-foot tall menorah, crafted out of woodland materials of white birch bark and evergreens; craft activities; and a visit from Santa! At the center of the experience is a display of the iconic "Parade of the Wooden Soldiers" costumes worn by the Radio City Rockettes in their long-standing production of the Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes.

"There is no place like New York City during the holiday season, and the Paley Center is thrilled to offer a beautiful wonderland where families can gather to create special holiday memories," said Maureen J. Reidy, President & CEO of The Paley Center for Media. "In addition to the great Paley Center experience, we're so pleased to bring a part of Radio City Rockettes' history to the Paley Center, thanks to our friends at Radio City Music Hall."

The Paley Center will also welcome a visit from the jolly man himself, Santa Claus. During select dates Santa will be at the Paley Center to greet visitors and pose for photos.*

In addition, visitors will have the opportunity to create special holiday keepsakes, warm up with complimentary hot cocoa, and enjoy nonstop daily screenings of classic holiday TV programs from the Paley Archive including: A Charlie Brown Christmas, Doug's Secret Christmas, Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, A Rugrats Kwanza, Santa Claus is Comin' to Town, and The Year without Santa Claus. The Paley Archive is the nation's largest publicly accessible archive of television and radio programs from over seventy countries, spanning almost one hundred years.

For additional event information, including Santa hours and screening times, please visit

**Please note, professional photos with Santa are available for a fee. Proceeds support the nonprofit Paley Center for Media.

About The Paley Center for Media

The Paley Center for Media, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with locations in New York and Los Angeles, leads the discussion about the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, radio, and emerging platforms for the professional community and media-interested public. Drawing upon its curatorial expertise, an international collection, and close relationships with the leaders of the media community, the Paley Center examines the intersections between media and society. The general public can access the collection and participate in programs that explore and celebrate the creativity, the innovations, the personalities, and the leaders who are shaping media. Through the global programs of its Media Council and International Council, the Paley Center also serves as a neutral setting where media professionals can engage in discussion and debate about the evolving media landscape. Previously known as The Museum of Television & Radio, the Paley Center was founded in 1975 by William S. Paley, a pioneering innovator in the industry. For more information, please visit

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