Tapply Thompson Santa Village and Open House kicks off on December 12

BRISTOL — The 59th Annual Santa's Village will be held from Friday, December 13 through Sunday, December 15 at the Tapply-Thompson Community Center in Bristol. The Village will be open from 6-8 p.m. on Friday and 2-5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

On Thursday, December 12 an Open House will be held from 5-7 p.m. for all the contributor's that donate money, materials and time to the Village. Refreshments and

treats available for those who attend the Open House.

Visitors to Santa's Village should also be aware that there is a Christmas Craft Fair on the main floor during the three days. The Craft Fair begins one half hour prior to the Village and ends one half hour after the Village closes. There will be over 25 vendors at the fair.

Some of the exciting cast of characters that will be encountered this year will be Cadderly the Bear, Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer, Raggedy Ann & Andy, the Elves, and of course Santa & Mrs. Claus.

All children will have the opportunity to receive a cookie from Mrs. Claus and to visit with Santa and receive a small Christmas gift to take home for their tree. There will be instant photos available with Santa for a small fee. Cameras are allowed.

This event is free to all individuals. Canned good items for donation appreciated. For more info call the TTCC at 744-2713 or check the website at www.ttccrec.org.