Santa Claus is very busy this time of year, but we have good news! He’s carving time out of his schedule to visit with the children in the Rolla community. Below is a list of places and events where you can visit with Santa Claus!
December 4 – Breakfast with Santa – 8:00 AM
Join Ozark Actors Theatre at Cedar Street Playhouse for breakfast with St. Nick himself! Enjoy breakfast burritos from sonic, meet Santa, and get your picture taken. Arrive early because Santa has to get downtown for the parade!
December 4 – 51st Annual Christmas Parade – 10:00 AM
Dig out your ugliest Christmas Sweater this year for the Christmas Parade! The Rolla Chamber of Commerce is excited to get in the Christmas spirit with the community at this event. Be on the lookout for Santa and Mrs. Claus towards the end of the parade!
December 4 – Cookies & Cocoa with Santa – 12:00 PM
Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at the Flooring Nook from 12:00 – 4:00 PM to take photos and enjoy cookies and cocoa with you and your family. There will be Christmas crafts, face paintings, gifts for the kids, and more!
December 6 – Christmas Open House – 5:00 PM
If seeing an authentic reindeer is on your bucket list, then Town & Country Bank is the place to be! Santa and his reindeer will be making an appearance on December 6. A craft table will be provided by the Rolla Public Library. Drop in as you please and enjoy refreshments and holiday cheer!
December 8-18 – Christmas in the Park – 6:00 PM
The Rolla Lions Club is excited to bring you another year of Christmas in the Park! Santa and his friends, Frosty and the Grinch are all going to be there! This event is free to the public, but donations are accepted.
December 9-11 – Christmas Train – 6:30 PM & 10:00 AM
Join Rolla Parks & Recreation for a Christmas adventure! A Fine Linen Theatre performance, storybook trail, hot cocoa, and of course a visit from Santa and his elves! This event is currently sold out, however, there is a waiting list.
December 11 – Santa Claus is Coming to Hutcheson Ford – 9:00 AM
Photos with Santa, plus a special treat for all of the kids who stop by and see him at Hutcheson Ford in St. James!
December 11 – Winter Wonderland – 11:00 AM
Your Community Health Center is hosting its first-ever Winter Wonderland! Come and get your pictures taken with Santa, crafts with Mrs. Claus, and enjoy hot cocoa and candy canes with the elves.
December 18 – Santa’s Last Stop – 11:00 AM
Santa will make his last stop in the area at Kingdom Kia for free photos, hot chocolate, cookies, and games! Both 2 legged and 4 legged kids are welcome.
Another thing to keep in mind this holiday season is Phelps County Bank, as well as Your Community Health Center, are both mailing letters to Santa! The deadline for Phelps County Bank is December 15, and for Your Community Health Center it is December 23.