Santa, Christmas spirit arrive Saturday
There will be no place like Burleson for the holidays on Saturday as kids young and old will have the chance to experience Christmas cheer from morning to night.
First comes the The City’s 17th annual Santa’s Breakfast that will take place from 7 to 11 a.m. 3 at the BRiCk (Burleson Recreation Center).
The event is geared to children from up to 12 years old. But who can resist a breakfast of sausage, pancakes and orange juice served up for Santa’s elves?
The cost for breakfast is $4 for children and $5 for adults if you buy the tickets in advance. On the day of the event, Santa’s Breakfast tickets are $5 for children and $7 for adults. Remember children 2 and younger get in free.
Then comes the Burleson Public Library’s Thinking Outside the Christmas Box event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Participants will enjoy creating ornaments, decorating cookies, a scavenger hunt, door prizes, refreshments and more.
The Burleson Rotary Club’s Parade of Lights begins at 6 p.m. at Kerr Middle School and will bring Santa Claus to his final stop in Burleson on Saturday at the corner of Johnson Avenue and Ellison Street.
More than 35 floats are expecting to be in the parade.
Rotarians will be walking alongside Santa’s sleigh collecting new blankets from those who wish to give while the Mayor’s Youth Council will be collecting canned soups and dry foods at various collection stations along the parade route.
The finale for the night will be the City’s annual tree lighting and fireworks.
Dancers and singers will be on hand entertaining the parade crowd. Santa and his helpers will then have the honor of turning on the City Christmas tree lights.
The fireworks show will follow and is choreographed to holiday music. The show is a 10-15 minute low-aerial fireworks display at the corner of Johnson Avenue and Ellison Street.
On Dec. 10, the Senior Activity Center will hold its Christmas Craft Fair, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. where you can find lots of one-of-a-kind handmade items that will make a great unique gift.
Santa’s last stop for the City’s holiday events will be from noon to 8 p.m. Dec. 17 at Christmas at Russell Farm. Festivities include pictures with a donkeys wearing antlers, cowboy poetry, hay rides and more.