Santa Claus will visit Waterville Valley for the 22nd year in a row on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012.
Pulled by a team of Alaskan sled dogs, Santa and his elves will arrive in the Waterville Valley Town Square at 3:30 p.m. Santa and the elves will visit with children indoors at the Nordic Center from 3:45-6:45 p.m. Each child will receive a small gift and candy and parents are welcome to take photos of their children with Santa. Hot cocoa and cookies will be provided. A raffle will be held for an assortment of prizes donated by Waterville Valley area businesses.
Santa hopes that families will consider making a $5 per child or $10 per family donation. All proceeds will be donated to the Whole Village Family Resource Center in Plymouth, NH, an initiative of the Lakes Region United Way. Whole Village Family Resource Center is a partnership of people and agencies aimed at enhancing the lives of families and children in the region. Visit www.wholevillage.net for more information.
At 7 p.m. Santa will light the tree in the Town Square courtyard signaling the start of the annual fireworks display over Corcoran Pond. Shops and restaurants in the Town Square will be open during the event.
Various people and organizations donate their time and resources to support this popular annual event, including musher Lidia Dale-Mesaros, the Waterville Valley Public Safety Department, Whole Village Family Resource Center, the merchants of Waterville Valley Town Square, and Santa Claus.