A few light snow flakes were falling in Kent this afternoon, which can only mean one thing — Santa’s on his way.
With some help from his favorite local elves, Santa has arranged to fly-in for an early visit to Kent at the annual Festival of Lights this Saturday, December 3rd.
The head-elf in charge of Santa’s social media sent around this announcement to make sure everyone gets their Santa selfie and has a chance to clear-up any misunderstanding with the naughty list:
“Bundle up the kids (of all ages) and plan to be in downtown Kent for the arrival of the big guy in the red suit and white beard during the Kent Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Festival of Lights on Saturday, December 3rd !
Once again this year in addition to Hometown Bank Plaza, Kent’s winter wonderland will include the Main Street bridge and gazebo.
Bring the kids and watch holiday favorites while waiting in line to see Santa!
Santa will arrive at approximately 6:00 pm.
Families are encouraged to get there early because the line gets long, fast.
Don’t forget to bring your camera for a keepsake photo with Santa.
The Kent Free Library in collaboration with the KSU Library will continue the tradition of handing out age-appropriate books to the children after they see Santa.
Donations are being accepted to help defer the cost of the books.
Please send checks made out to the Kent Area Chamber of Commerce to: 176 East Main Street, Suite 303.
Many local merchants are extending their business hours, so stop in and support them, and get some early Christmas shopping done.
Bring the family to this festive community event and share in the spirit of the season.
The ever-popular event is sponsored by the following organizations: Kent Area Chamber of Commerce, Kent Junior Mothers, Kent Lions, Kent Kiwanis Club and Kent Parks & Recreation.”