The jolly giant elf is coming to Big Spring Memorial Park (also known as the Duck Pond) on Friday, December 16th from 5:00PM-7:00PM as part of the Athens North Pole Stroll activities.
Bring the family and the camera and gather around Santa as he reads T'was the Night Before Christmas. He will then spend a little time with the children before rushing back to his workshop at the real North Pole.
Keep Athens-Limestone Beautiful will be selling hot cocoa. Be sure to ask them about their Paws for a Cause 2017 calendars when you stop by their table for a tasty sip.
The Athens Optimist Club will be on hand with a collection of larger faire to choose from to take care of those last-minute hungers.
Stroll the decorated trees that wrap around the Big Spring Pond. Signs will help you identify the sponsors and decorators of the trees at this annual event. Keep Athens-Limestone Beautiful's "Tired Snowmen" will be there for you to see as they wait for Santa to come down their chimney. Of course, the ducks of Big Spring Park may come to see you as your snap photos and stroll the trees -- they're quite the camera hams.
To enjoy this event, please come to the Athens-Limestone Visitors Center 100 North Beaty Street in Athens, Alabama and enter the park at southside of the visitors center via Market Street. Parking is available in the park as well as the rear of the Bank Independent at the corner of Clinton and Market Street. Some parking is available on East Street near the pavilion. The North Pole Stroll trail is handicap accessible as it lines the sidewalks of the park.
For more information, please contact the Athens-Limestone County Tourism Association at the Athens-Limestone Visitors Center by calling 256-232-5411 or dropping by at 100 North Beaty Street in Athens.