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Santa to Arrive at Hadlock Field by Helicopter on Saturday

November 29, 2017 - Eastern League (EL) - Portland Sea Dogs News Release

Holiday at Hadlock Set for December 2nd

Free event highlighted by Santa's arrival from the North Pole by Helicopter

Portland, Maine- The Portland Sea Dogs will host the seventh annual Holiday at Hadlock event on Saturday, December 2nd from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM. The Sea Dogs will turn the place of summer memories into a winter wonderland. The free event, open to the public, will be highlighted by Santa's arrival from the North Pole by helicopter (ELF One).

Santa Claus is scheduled to land at 11:00 AM at Hadlock Field from the North Pole. Santa will then be available to meet with children.

Additional activities include arts & crafts, petting zoo, face painting, balloon artists, games, holiday photo opportunities on the field, holiday music, L.L. Bean Bootmobile, costumed holiday characters, and Slugger the Sea Dog.

Fans will also be able to make their own S'mores. The Sea Dogs will also provide free hot chocolate and cookies.

The Sea Dogs encourage fans attending to bring a new unwrapped toy to donate to the Toys-for-Tots program. The Sea Dogs will also be collecting new and used baseball/ softball equipment which will be donated to the Baseball Miracles program. The Baseball Miracles program distributes baseball equipment to under privileged children throughout the world, giving all kids the chance to play ball.

Additionally, fans will be able to get a head start on their holiday shopping as both the Sea Dogs' Ticket Office and Souvenir Shop will be open to allow fans to give the gift of summer this winter.

The Sea Dogs open the 2018 season on Thursday, April 5th in Binghamton, New York. The home opener is scheduled for Friday, April 13th at 6:00 PM against the Binghamton Rumble Ponies. Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased by calling the Sea Dogs Ticket Office at 207-879-9500 or online at www.seadogs.com. Book your nine-inning vacation!

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