Mark your calendar: Santa flies into Southborough on Saturday, December 5

by Beth Melo on November 20, 2015

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Above: Look for Santa to land in Southborough again the first Saturday in December. It’s just one of the traditional celebrations that day – stay tuned for more. (Photo by Susan Fitzgerald)

Santa will be making his traditional pre-Christmas trip to town on Saturday, December 5, 2015. Weather permitting, he’ll be flying in by helicopter again.

(After all, reindeer can only fly on Christmas Eve, and the North Pole is quite a long trip by car. It just makes sense.)

The helicopter will land on the St. Mark’s field at the corner of Routes 30 and 85 at noon. He’ll greet the crowd and head over to the Community House for his true purpose. There, he’ll get a chance to find out from children what they want for Christmas.

Entrance to the Community House is $5 per child or $10 per family and includes a photo.

The doors close at 3:00 pm and there can be quite a line, so don’t wait too late to show up!

As for the line, it’s an experience itself. OK, waiting in line is never FUN. But Kindergroup does keep the kiddies pretty entertained through the wait.

Inside the hall, listen to live holiday music. There are also crafts and other diversions. And for the second year kids will have the chance to meet Olaf the Snowman while waiting their turn. 

When the kids meet the Big Man, they can sit on his lap to share their Christmas wish list. Santa’s helpers will take and print a photo for you to take home as a memento. (And feel free to snap some quick pics with your own camera.)

On the way out, families can celebrate the experience with hot chocolate and treats.

The entire event is put on by Southborough Kindergroup with the help of sponsoring local businesses.

Santa Day is one of several traditional Christmas celebrations in town. Others that I’ve confirmed are taking place that day are the Library Christmas Tree decorating party for kids, St. Mark’s Church’s Annual Christmas Bazaar, and the Friends of the Library’s Holiday Book & Bag sale. Stay tuned for details on those and more.

1 Jocelyn November 20, 2015 at 7:54 PM

The Cub Scouts will also be selling wreaths at the Commubity House, so people will still have a chance to order a wreath if they missed the door to door sales. There’s also the Boy Scout Holiday Shop at Woodward School.

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