Clare celebrates Christmas on 1st

Clare’s annual Christmas Celebration is set for next Saturday, December 1 all over town.

The day’s events begin with the arrival of Santa at Ponderosa to have breakfast with the youngsters (12 and under) there between 9 and 11 a.m.

After Breakfast, Santa will head downtown on the Clare Fire Truck to his house in Clare City Park where youngsters can visit with him between 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Santa’s Reindeer will be on hand too and just waiting for a visit with area youngsters between noon and 3 p.m. at City Park.

Horse-drawn carriage rides will be available around town between noon and 3 p.m. and area businesses will feature Christmas sales and specials for shoppers.

Santa plans to be at his house in Clare City Park every Friday and Saturday before Christmas. Friday hours are 6 to 8 p.m. and on Saturday afternoons, Santa will be there from 2 to 5 p.m.

Sponsors for Clare’s Christmas activities include Chemical Bank (Carriage rides), Clare Rotary Club (Reindeer) and Isabella Bank (Santa).