American Christmas Celebrates New “Christmas Experience” with Ribbon Cutting

Left to right: Gerald Dennis, Founder & Executive Director of North East STEM Academy, Linda Tyler Membership Sr. Director of Membership & Programs for the Business Council of Westchester, Melvin Campos, CEO of the Boys & Girls Club of Mt. Vernon, J. Gary Pretlow, Assemblyman, Dan Casterella, CEO of American Christmas, Shawyn Patterson-Howard, Mayor of Mt. Vernon, Henry Wilson, Executive Director, Youth Community Outreach Program of Mt. Vernon, Corazon Pineda from the Westchester County Office of Economic Development, Lisa A. Copeland, Mt. Vernon City Council Member, Bob Soloff, President of American Christmas.

American Christmas opened its doors to the public for the first time on November 4th and celebrated in grand style with a ribbon cutting and tour for local dignitaries, elected officials, and the Executive Directors of the three nonprofit organizations that will benefit from 100% of the ticket sales. 


American Christmas, located at 30 Warren Place in Mt. Vernon, has been creating the world’s most iconic holiday displays for over 50 years, including Rockefeller Center, Radio City Music Hall, Macy’s, Cartier, Saks, Harry Winston, Ralph Lau ren, and J. Crew to name just a few. They operate in 30 states to the delight of holiday revelers across the country. 


This year, they decided to let the public take a sneak peek at the displays being assembled as well as open their showroom after transforming it into Santa’s Workshop, ideal for photo taking under 50,000 twinkling lights, and with many fun animatronics and surprises. Visitors can also shop at the Outlet store inside the building where they will find hundreds of vintage displays of all shapes and sizes on sale, as well as pick up new unique ornaments and decorations in the Christmas in America retail shop on site. 


Tickets enable visitors to see the warehouse and visit Santa’s Workshop and all proceeds will benefit The Mount Vernon Boys & Girls Club, North East STEM Academy, and Youth Community Outreach Program of Mt. Vernon. “We are so proud to support these three local and important nonprofit organizations. We want to give back to the community that supports us all year long,” says Dan Casterella, American Christmas Chief Executive Officer, and an employee of the company for nearly 20 years. 

Tickets for the Christmas Experience, which will be open now through December 23rd, are available online at  


Free parking is available in the front of the building. 


More information about American Christmas services can be found at