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December 3, 2013

Santa schedules area visits

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Woodward, Okla. — AREA PARADES AND SANTA DAYS

This Saturday will be a particularly busy day for Santa.  Because after appearing in the Woodward Main Street Parade, he will also make stops in Buffalo and Mooreland.

Both Santa and Mrs. Claus will visit Buffalo this Saturday afternoon as part of the town's annual "Santa Day."  The Clauses will hand out candy to children, who will also be able to enjoy rides on the Buffalo Chamber train.  Then at 1 p.m. the Buffalo Theatre will open its doors to children and their families for a free showing of "The Santa Clause 2."

Santa will then make his way to Mooreland, where he will be chauffeured to the City Park by the Mooreland Fire Department.  Santa will meet with children and hand out candy from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and then the lights for Mooreland's "Christmas in the Park" will be illuminated at 6 p.m.

One of the event organizers, Don Osborn said there will also be "some music and entertainment in the park on Saturday afternoon as well."

Osborn, who is the choir director at Mooreland's United Methodist Church, said there will be another special music event on Sunday evening.

"On Sunday starting at 6 p.m. at the United Methodist Church parking lot, we'll have what we call our 'Singing Christmas Tree,'" he said.  "We'll have lights up in the shape of a tree and our choir stands behind the lights and sings.  Then people can come and sit in their cars and just listen to the nice Christmas music."

And if people miss out on Santa's visit and the choir concert this weekend, Osborn said they have another chance to enjoy the events next weekend.  He said Santa will return to Mooreland City Park from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Dec. 14, and the church choir will perform the Singing Christmas Tree again at 6 p.m. on Dec. 15.

Also celebrating the holidays on Dec. 15 will be the Town of Freedom with its annual "Country Christmas" event.  The program will begin at 11 a.m. with a community church service, followed by a free lunch at noon.  

The "Country Christmas" fun will continue at 1 p.m. with carnival games and races for the children, while adults have the chance to browse and bid on Christmas decor and gifts as part of a silent auction.  At 3 p.m., Santa will arrive in a fire truck bringing goody bags for the children.  All the events will take place along Main Street in Freedom.

Earlier in the week, the Shattuck Chamber of Commerce will be holding its lighted Annual Christmas Parade on Dec. 11 starting at 6 p.m. at the Windmill Park.  The theme of this year's parade is "An Oklahoma Christmas" and prizes will be awarded to the parade entries that best illustrate that theme.

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