One of the oldest traditions in Silvermine is the arrival of Santa Claus on Christmas Eve. This celebration is one of the most popular events on our community calendar. And, having received official word from the North Pole, we are happy to report that once again, Santa will arrive at the Silvermine Arts Center on Christmas Eve.
This year’s festivities will begin promptly at 3:30 p.m. As usual, there will be lots of hot chocolate for everyone while season’s greetings are exchanged by all who attend.
For those who are new to the community (and for those who need a reminder for this once-a-year event), this is the way things work: On December 24th, between 10:00 and 2:00 p.m., sneak away to 297 Silvermine Ave – an antique red home near the Silvermine Tavern. Note that drop-off is no longer at the Tavern! You’ll find a large box awaiting the arrival of your child’s gift. Label the gift with your child’s name in large block letters. Tie multiple gifts together. (Occasionally, Santa has been known to forget his spectacles and he doesn’t want any child to worry about being forgotten.)
Later that afternoon, at approximately 3:40 p.m., you’ll hear the jolly sound of Santa’s elves ringing bells on the fire truck. For the next hour or so, the air will be filled with the merry sound of children’s excited voices as gifts are opened and admired. And yes, Santa sent a message again this year, saying the elves will be handing out candy canes to all those youngsters waiting to hear their names called!
Don’t miss this very special annual tradition. Plan to join the festivities on Thursday, December 24th at 3:30 p.m. in Silvermine.