Find Santa around town

FROM STAFF REPORTS

With Christmas less than a month away, Santa and Mrs. Claus have several appearances scheduled throughout town over the next few weeks.

Pictures with Santa
Santa will be available for pictures from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Friday, Dec. 4 and 6 at Town Hall Recreation Center, 14955 Dale Evans Parkway. Appointment fee is $20 and includes a glossy 8-by-10 print. Call (760) 240-7880 to reserve an appointment. Additional photos will also be available for a fee.

Apple Valley’s annual Winter Wonderland
Join the Apple Valley residents and leaders — and Santa — as Apple Valley Civic Center turns into Winter Wonderland from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday. There will be holiday crafts, train rides, photos with Santa and falling “snow.” Welcome in the holiday season with Christmas carols and warm treats and watch as Santa helps light the new town Christmas tree, donated by the Home Depot. This event is free.

Apple Valley Civic Center is at 14999 Dale Evans Parkway. For more information, call (760) 240-7000, ext. 7071 or click on www.AppleValleyEvents.org.

Santa in the Park
Santa will make two appearances at James Woody Community Center Park to listen to children’s wish lists and sit for photos. These events are free from 3 to 5 p.m. Dec. 12 and 19.
James Woody Community Center Park is at 13467 Navajo Road.

Cocoa and Carols with Santa
Enjoy a night with Santa and get into the spirit of Christmas by singing carols, reading stories and having some hot cocoa and cookies with your neighbors, friends and family. Bring a wrapped gift for Santa to present to your child.

This event is $7 per person from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 14 at Town Hall Recreation Center.

Rent-a-Santa
Reserve Santa and he’ll visit your home or party. Santa is available to deliver packages, listen to wish lists or sing a few songs. Reservations are available through Dec. 24 at $40 for the first half hour, $25 for each additional half hour, and 55 cents per mile from Town Hall to your location.
Call (760) 240-7880 to reserve your time with Santa.