Santa Claus will be visiting Mount Laurel soon.
The jolly old elf will arrive at the Mount Laurel Community Center on a fire truck on Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 2:45 p.m.
The merriment will conclude at 7 p.m.
Free to the public, this is the second year the holiday event has been put on.
According to Recreation Director Alissa Mingin, there will be hot chocolate, sweet treats bar, cookies, and lots of surprises from Santa Claus.
There will be a story time circle offered for all. There will be readers with holiday stories for all to enjoy.
The Senior Citizens of Mount Laurel’s Senior Center volunteer to read holiday stories to the children. This is one way to bring the youth and seniors together as one to enjoy the story time circle.
There are six different seniors who will read throughout the event. Selections include “‘Twas the Night before Christmas,” “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” and “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.”
In the crafters’ corner people will make reindeer food, various ornaments, puzzles, marshmallow snowmen and will color.
Picture People will be on site to take pictures of the children with Santa, who has plenty of gifts for all of the children who visit him.
Chick-Fil-A will have the Christmas Kid Cow at the event as well.
Wish lists will be provided at check-in for the children to hand to Santa.
Letters to Santa will also be available from the North Pole to be written and sent back to Santa about the past year of the child’s memory and all of their good behavior.
The township is asking that all parents register their children ahead of time by calling the Recreation Department at 856–234–0001 ext. 265 or ext. 269.
Last year they had 75 children and are hoping to double that amount this year.