Santa Claus set for stops in Warren, Huntington

Santa Claus uses some Christmas magic to oversee the lighting of the Warren town Christmas tree last year during the Winter Warrenland festivities in downtown Warren. He will again help light the tree on Friday, Nov. 25, at 6;15 p.m., and is scheduled to be in both Warren and downtown Huntington on Saturday, Nov. 26.
Santa Claus uses some Christmas magic to oversee the lighting of the Warren town Christmas tree last year during the Winter Warrenland festivities in downtown Warren. He will again help light the tree on Friday, Nov. 25, at 6;15 p.m., and is scheduled to be in both Warren and downtown Huntington on Saturday, Nov. 26. TAB file photo.

Santa Claus will usher in the Christmas season this weekend with stops in both Warren and Huntington.

Winter Warrenland begins Friday, Nov. 25, at 6 p.m. with Santa’s arrival aboard a fire truck in downtown Warren.

Following a meet-and-greet with the town’s citizens, the jolly old elf will turn his attention to the town Christmas tree located adjacent to the Town Hall at 132 N. Wayne St. He’ll use his magic to light the tree.

Santa will lead a procession to the Knight Bergman Center at 132 Nancy Street, where he’ll meet with children individually to review their Christmas list. Warm drinks and cookies will be served.

Santa will return to the Knight Bergman Center on Saturday, Nov. 26, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. to hear more Christmas wishes.

In another bit of Christmas magic, Santa will also be in downtown Huntington on Saturday, Nov. 26. He’ll be the guest of honor at Breakfast with Santa, starting at 9 a.m. at New Life Fellowship Food Ministry, 323 N. Jefferson St. The free breakfast is sponsored by Nick’s Kitchen, and no tickets or reservations are required.

Starting at 10 a.m. and continuing until noon, Santa will be at Gigabuggy, 422 N. Jefferson St., to hear Christmas wishes.

More free events start at 10 a.m. and continue until noon in downtown Huntington. Visitors can pet reindeer and catch a ride on a pony, a camel and a Christmas train. Those events are sponsored by Bob Burnsworth Coldwell Banker, The 5th Parlour, Hoosier Camel encounter, Smith Furniture and Wall Legal Services.

The Huntington Branch of the Huntington City-Township Public Library, at 255 W. Park Drive, will have a cookie decorating session from 10 a.m. to noon. Metronet, at 438 N. Jefferson St., will host a story time.

Eight selfie stations — at Antiqology, Coldwell Banker, Dream Center, The 5th Parlour, Giggabuggy, Metronet, New Life Fellowship Ministry and Party Shop — will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Selfie-takers should pick up an instruction card at Metronet and post and tag their selfies for a chance to win one of five gift baskets.