Santa to arrive in downtown Jasper

By Herald Staff

JASPER — The Greater Downtown Jasper Business Association announces the details for Santa Claus to make his arrival in Jasper.

Once again this year, this event will take place on Friday, Nov. 27, during the day. Santa’s arrival will brighten your child’s day and they can visit with him in his new, special house on the courthouse lawn, too.

You will capture the spirit of Christmas as you gather around the beautifully decorated downtown Square in anticipation of Santa, parading from the Fire Station to his special house, in a bright red fire engine.

Santa will not greet children at the Fire Station this year. At 1 p.m., Santa and his elves will be joined by members of the Jasper High School band to parade to the Santa House on the west side of the Square.

Children are encouraged to dress up like Christmas packages and walk along in the mini-parade.

As members of the high school band play Christmas music, Mayor Dean Vonderheide will be on hand to welcome everyone with a special greeting. Please be respectful of this event and distance yourself at least 6 feet away from other families who attend.

Santa will then spend a few hours visiting with children in his special Christmas House until 3 p.m. Be sure to bring along your camera and take pictures so that memories can be created for your little ones. Masks will be required for anyone over the age of 5 and social distancing measures will be required as you stand in line outside of the Santa House.

Children and families are also encouraged to bring canned foods and these items will all be donated to the Community Food Bank.

For more information, call the Jasper Chamber of Commerce at 812-482-6866.

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