Schroon Lake Santa will be coming to Schroon Lake after all.
A month after the Schroon Lake Chamber of Commerce announced it had dropped sponsorship of its annual Old Tyme Christmas celebration, a group of residents have joined to bring a holiday event to the community.
Santa’s arrival is scheduled along with children’s games, refreshments and a holiday movie Saturday, Dec. 10.
The event will begin at 4 p.m. with children’s face painting and activities at the Strand Theatre on Main Street. Santa will arrive at the theatre at 6 p.m. to meet children. At 8 p.m. the movie “Happy Feet 2” will be screened.
The Schroon Lake Senior Citizens Center will be part of the festivities, serving cookies and hot chocolate 6 to 8 p.m.
“Liz and Larry McNamara, owners of the Strand Theater, have been hosting this event for numerous years in conjunction with the Old Tyme Christmas celebration,” said Patti Mehm, an event organizer. “They wanted the public to know that they will still be hosting Santa’s arrival, helping to usher in the holidays here in Schroon Lake.”
Mehm said activities are still being sought for the event.
“We would like to find some type of child-focused entertainment to be a part of the activities at the senior center. Either a craft, storytelling or a musical performance, would be a great addition to the festivities,” she said.
Interested people can contact Mehm at 791-3578.
That same day, the annual Schroon Lake Community Church and Saint Andrews Episcopal Church Christmas bazaar will be held 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Community Room of the Schroon Lake Community Church.
The Christmas bazaar will include a luncheon, granny’s attic (new and used items), and food and bake table. New this year will be photos with Santa and a children’s craft table.