There will be no shortage of things for youngsters to enjoy on Saturday, Dec. 3 when the Highland County Senior Citizen Center hosts its annual Breakfast With Santa, the Grinch and Frozen-like Friends.
There will be breakfast, photos with Santa, games, a lighted forest of trees, food delivered to Santa’s reindeer, characters like the ones from the movie “Frozen,” a life-sized gingerbread house to decorate, the Grinch in his lair, cookie decorating and more.
The event takes place from 8 a.m. to noon at the senior center, 185 Muntz St., Hillsboro. Admission is $5 for most people, but $3 for anyone 23 months or younger.
“If you like Elsa, Olaf and Anna, you’ll like this event,” senior center executive director Mechell Frost said.
Separate from the admission fee, scoops of UDF ice cream and Auntie Anne’s pretzel bits will be sold for $1.50 each, and tickets for a 55-inch flat screen TV that will be raffled off that day will be sold.
The breakfast menu includes scrambled eggs, sausage, biscuits and drinks.
The Forest of Trees is where Santa Claus will be found and children will be able to have their photo taken with him and tell him what they want for Christmas. As they exit that room kids will be able to send reindeer food up a chute to Santa’s reindeer. From there they’ll enter the Frozen room where characters similar to ones from the Disney movie will greet them. Then they can visit the Grinch and help decorate the gingerbread house with paper pieces of candy that they’ve colored.
There will be a large movie screen where the kids can check on the reindeer they fed and view other Christmas-themed things, and they’ll be able to use icing to decorate cookies and help make a short Christmas video.
Tickets are on sale now and can also be purchased at the door. But Frost said those with advance tickets will not have to wait in line at the entrance door. Tickets can be purchased at the center from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday or at www.highlandseniors.com. The center will be closed Nov. 23-25 for Thanksgiving.
“We appreciate everyone helping out and all the proceeds benefit the senior center,” Frost said. “Christmas has a special deal to it and we like to share it with the community.”
For more information call the center at 937-393-4745.
Reach Jeff Gilliland at 937-402-2522 or on Twitter @13gillilandj.