Even Santa couldn't escape Irene's wrath.
The hurricane-turned-tropical storm that pounded the East Coast with drenching rains and high winds last weekend damaged Santa's Workshop, a theme park in New York's Adirondack Mountains.
Open since 1949, the park at its peak drew 250,000 visitors a season.
Matt Stanley is manager of the park in Wilmington. He says flooding damaged some of the shops, filled a reflecting pond with debris and mangled a train bridge. He hopes to re-open Saturday.
The park's features include Santa's homes and workshops, craft shops, amusement rides, a reindeer barn, skits and musicals and an always-frozen North Pole.
Santa's Workshop was inspired by a story Lake Placid businessman Julian Reiss told his daughter about a baby bear who finds Santa on Whiteface Mountain.