Saint Jo prepares to welcome Santa to the Square Saturday

Santa on the Square will be presented by the Saint Jo Chamber of Commerce on Dec. 8.
Activities begin at 2 p.m. with the living nativity scene on the square, along with crafts for the children, a 42 Tournament and a parade, along with the arrival of the Big Guy from the north.
Visitors can stop in the local museums including the Stonewall Saloon and Ordnance Museum, shop at the local stores and dine at the restaurants.
A scavenger hunt will begin at Davis & Blevins. Tickets also are being sold for prize drawings that include a rifle and a mixer. Tickets will be sold from 2 to 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 8 by the gazebo.
Throughout the day there will be horse-drawn carriage rides. Family Christmas photos will be available for free on the square along with the traditional photos with Santa. Those will be offered from 2 to 4 p.m. near the gazebo. Crafts for the kids will be in the civic center.
Choirs will perform in the gazebo from 2:30 to 4 p.m.
The parade rolls at 4:30 p.m. Enjoy cookies, hot chocolate and coffee provided by the Century Club. Santa will be available to visit with the children for photos and to hand out goodie bags.

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