Holiday events coming Saturday

By David Hotle, The JOURNAL


With the Washington square decorated in evergreen and festive holiday colors, and with Santa Claus preparing his elves and sleigh for his yearly entry into Washington, the annual Showcasing Nights of Washington (SNOW) event is on track to enter the Christmas season this Saturday.

While he might visit Washington incognito from time to time, Santa Claus made a visit to the area in July in conjunction with the Main Street Washington showing of the movie ?Elf? in Central Park.

On Saturday the area will have its Holiday Blitz with back-to-back activities. While previously the SNOW was held Friday night and continued through Saturday morning, the event was changed last year so all the events were held Saturday.

The morning begins at 8 a.m. with Breakfast with Santa in the United Presbyterian Church. Also at 8 a.m. the annual Jingle Bell Run begins from the Washington Square. Santa?s House opens at 4 p.m. With the sale of the former library building, Santa?s House is now located at the iTech building.

The Washington Community Theater will have a live broadcast of ?Miracle on 34th Street? at the library from 6 to 7 p.m.

At 7 p.m., the lighting ceremony will be done on the bandshell with the parade following immediately after, she added.

Santa?s House also will be opened for visitors for about an hour and a half after the parade.

Santa?s House also will be open from 1 to 4 p.m. on Nov. 26. The house will then be open from 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 2; 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 3; 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 7; 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 9; 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 10; 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 14; 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 16; 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 17; 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 21; and 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 22.

The Washington Chamber of Commerce also will hold its tour of homes on Dec. 2.