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Friday at Centennial Square, Santa comes to town

Santa and Mrs. Claus will make an appearance in Centennial Square this Friday, just as they did during last week’s Christmas in the Park walking tour. Both will be available for photos, while Santa (Milton Dunaway) will be talking to kids about their Christmas want lists and Mrs. Claus (Peggy Hilburn) will be on hand to read a Christmas story. Here, Chesleigh Owens is given a treat by Ms. Claus after giving Santa her Christmas list.

This Friday’s the day area kids have been looking forward to since last Christmas. It’s the day Santa pays his annual visit to Tylertown!
Parents and grands are invited to bring their children to Centennial Square from 3:30-5 p.m. Friday afternoon. Not only will kids have a chance to get in their request for those special toys from Jolly Ole St. Nick, they’re in for another bonus. Santa’s better half, Mrs. Claus, will be on hand, too.
Both are available at the gazebo in the square for photo ops, so bring your cell phone and snap all the shots you wish
In addition, Santa’s helpers, in the form of kids from Salem High School have volunteered to help kids in Christmas craft activities, including making ornaments, thumbprint reindeer and more. All make collectible keepsakes to remember this year as a special Christmas.
Mrs. Claus will have a Christmas story to tell, and, as always, cookies and milk are available as refreshments, said Chamber president Lori Hawn.
To make Friday’s Santa Comes to Town an even more memorable event, parents may consider a side trip afterward to Tylertown’s Christmas in the Park. Now in its 25th year, the holiday lighted trail of over 40 acres at Holmes Water Park is always a hit with both children and adults alike. A trip through Christmas in the Park is only $5 for regular passenger cars and trucks, higher for commercial size vans and buses. It’s open nightly from dusk until 8:30 p.m., seven nights a week, weather permitting, through New Year’s Eve.

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