Santa is one busy guy these days. So get the kids ready to spend some time with the big guy and feel pure joy knowing it won’t cost you a cent. Here are some free events for this week.
The 13th annual Breakfast with Santa will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 5 at Orchard Park Middle School (60 South Lincoln Ave.). Kids can visit with Santa, make holiday crafts and enjoy a hayride. They’ll have doughnuts and hot cocoa.
Santa in the Center is a fun event for everyone in your family. This annual holiday tradition is held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Perfect Gift (6000 Goodrich Road, Clarence Center). Kids can get their pictures taken with Santa, enjoy refreshments and catch a carriage ride.
Santa will be the star of the show in Kenmore for a Holiday Sing-Along starting at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 4 at Crosby Field. There will be a huge bonfire, caroling, refreshments and a visit from St. Nick. So, bundle up the family and get ready to sing classic holiday songs at this community event.
It is sure to be a joyous and peaceful evening for the Tree Lighting and Caroling event at 6 p.m. Dec. 5 in the Village of Williamsville as part of the weekend Holiday in the Village event. There will be caroling, a tree lighting and much more as the community celebrates the onset of the Christmas season. Events start earlier in the day and include trolley rides (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.), horse and wagon rides (noon to 2 p.m.) and DIY pictures with Santa (11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mill and Spring streets). For the full schedule, visit walkablewilliamsville.com.
– Mary Celani-Friona