UNION — Christmas is rapidly approaching and that means things are really getting busy at the North Pole where Santa Claus is overseeing the elves making presents and toys for good little girls and boys and making sure the reindeer are ready to fly around the world on Christmas Eve.
Though he’s really busy getting everything ready to make sure the world’s children have a very merry Christmas, Santa is going to take some time out and travel to Union County Thursday, Dec. 14 for “Storytime with Santa” at 11 a.m. at the Union Housing Authority Community Center at 201 Porter Street, Union.
Storytime with Santa is an annual Christmas treat sponsored by Union County First Steps for children ages birth-5 years old and this year is going to be no different.
Earlier this week, Union County First Steps announced that, as he does every year, Santa will be traveling from the North Pole to Union for Storytime with Santa.
As in the past, the children in attendance and their parents or other adult guardians will have a story read to them by Laura Wade, Executive Director of Union County First Steps. They will then with their parents/guardians and First Steps staff do crafts, making an item related to the Christmas story they’ve just heard.
Next, the children, their parents/guardians, and First Steps staff will sing Christmas songs together.
Then it’ll be time for what everyone been waiting for, the arrival of Santa Claus who will spend time with the children, hearing their Christmas wishes, and then presenting each of them with a small gift.
Santa won’t be able to stay long, however, as he’ll have to hurry back to the North Pole to get back to work overseeing the preparations for Christmas Eve.
(By the way, do you know who is in charge at the North Pole when Santa is gone? Why Mrs. Claus, of course, and the elves and reindeer all say she does a really good job filling in for Santa.)
While Santa won’t be able to stay too long at the Community Center, we’re sure his visit there, like all his visits in the days leading up to Christmas Eve, will be a memorable one for the children in attendance, so bring your little ones to Storytime with Santa and make a Christmas memory that will last a lifetime.
Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090.