Free Santa Events
Posted on Saturday, December 11th, 2010 at 8:47 am
How is your Saturday going?
We just got back from a Christmas train ride with Santa. Our town is lucky enough to have a real steam train in working order on the original tracks. Every December, the town sponsors a Christmas train ride. The tickets are only $4 each, and they sell out within hours. This is the first time in the three years that we have lived here that I have been able to get tickets (I made sure to show up within the first hour to purchase them when they went on sale last month).
We were limited to six tickets per family, which allowed us to take along a friend for our oldest child, who is right on the edge between believing in the magic of Santa and thinking he is too cool for Santa.
We’ve been seeing Santa and his eleves quite a bit lately, thanks to a bunch of wonderful free and low cost community events, such as the town’s tree lighting, our church’s Christmas festival (Mrs Santa was there because the big guy was busy) and more. Next weekend, we have a breakfast with Santa. I know of several other free Santa events, such as Chick-Fil-A’s free breakfast with the Santa cow, Santa at the library and more.
Beside Santa events, there are plenty of free Christmas Caroling, Christmas music concerts, Christmas Nutcracker ballet performances, Christmas lights display, Christmas food tastings all within our area. There are so many free and low cost events that we couldn’t do them all if we tried.
So, if you are looking for a little fun, just look around at your own community. You probably have just as many fun things going on where you live. Check with your town hall or public center, police stations, the chamber of commerce, local churches, local businesses, local civic groups, your community newspaper, and more. You can also become a fan of your local town on Facebook (if it has a page) to find out about available free and low cost events.
Meanwhile, thanks to Google, you can have Santa give your kids (or even a big kid), a call from Santa. Just click here to get started.It is free.