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Bring the family and join us for Breakfast with Santa at Urbana’s Willow Creek Farm on Dec. 9 and 10. This kid-friendly event gives the little ones a chance to get their photos taken with Santa, decorate cookies, feed the animals and write letters to Santa, all while enjoying a delicious brunch buffet from V. Picasso. Two seatings are available, from 9 to 11 a.m. or noon to 2 p.m. Pick your date and time and buy advanced tickets here. Just $15 per person! All ages welcome. Get tickets online for Brunch with Santa.
Christmas is coming — are you in the holiday spirit yet?
Before you deck those halls, why not arrange a phone call from the jolly old elf himself!
If your child would enjoy getting a personal phone call from Santa Claus or a letter in the mail from the North Pole, check out the opportunities a few local organizations are offering this holiday season.
Calls from Santa
For more than 20 years, the Champaign Park District has been offering free calls from Santa to Champaign-Urbana children.
This year, calls will be made on Thursday, Dec. 14 between 6-8 p.m. The deadline to register for the free call is Dec. 12 by 5 p.m. Registration forms will be available starting Monday, Nov. 20, at any Champaign Park District facility or online.
Santa is also making calls to boys and girls from the Q96 radio station studio on Nov. 22. Parents are asked to register online and fill out a short survey about their child’s interests, what they want for the holidays, etc. to be considered.
Letters from Santa
If your child would prefer to receive a letter from Santa instead, the Savoy Recreation Center is mailing personalized letters from Santa Claus. Parents can call (217) 359-3550, or stop by the Savoy Recreation Center and fill out a form by Dec. 7. Only 50 letters will be sent out, and it is first come, first served. Letters will be mailed out no later than Dec. 14.
The Mahomet Recreation Department is also mailing out personalized letters from Santa. Both a registration form and informational form must be filled out in person or online. The deadline to register for a more personalized letter is Nov. 28. A total of 50 letters will be mailed out. There is a $5 fee.
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