UNION — Even though he is very busy getting ready for his trip around the world delivering presents on Christmas Eve, Santa Claus will make time Thursday to travel to Union to take part in “Storytime With Santa.”
Each year, the Union County First Steps program arranges for Santa to take time out from overseeing the elves making toys in his shop at the North Pole to travel to Union for Storytime With Santa at the Union Housing Authority Community Center at 201 Porter Street, Union, and this year will be no different.
First Steps Director Laura Wade announced Friday that, as he has in years past, Santa will travel to Union to take part in Storytime which will begin Thursday at 11 a.m. Wade said that, again as in years past, parents with preschool children ages birth to 5 years old are urged to bring their children to Storytime so they can meet Santa and enjoy a visit with him as well as all the other fun things they’ll get to do during the event.
Storytime will begin with, what else, a Christmas story which will be read to the children by Wade.
Next will be crafts time which Wade said will involve the children, parents and other adults accompanying them, and first steps staff making a craft item related to the Christmas story that will be read.
Once craft time is done, the children and adults at Storytime will sing Christmas songs.
Can you guess what happens after that? That’s right, Santa will make his appearance and spend some time with the children.
Wade said that Santa will hear each child’s Christmas wishes and then given each of them a small present.
Sounds like Storytime With Santa is going to be a lot of fun, so be sure to attend and have a merry old time with Santa.
Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090.