Santa & Mrs. Claus will arrive in Jefferson at 6:15 pm on Thursday, Dec. 6 at the Thomas Jefferson Gardens. Everyone is invited to watch this annual tradition! They will light the community Christmas tree in the Gardens at 6:30 pm. This tree will remain lit through the Christmas holidays. Santa & Mrs. Claus will then make their way to the Mahanay Memorial Carillon Tower to visit with youngsters and their families from 6:45 – 7:30 pm. With the lights of the bells in the observation deck, this is a special location for kids to tell Santa their Christmas wishes. The admission to the Tower is free for all during this special evening!
Local musicians will play the Mahanay Memorial Carillon during the Christmas season. On Tuesdays and Thursdays between Thanksgiving and Christmas, special Tower Tunes Live Concerts will be played from 5:15 – 5:30 p.m. Musicians involved are Rick Morain, Pat Richards, Danille Curtis and Bonnie Orris. Each musician will select their own music so expect a great variety of wonderful holiday music.