WARSAW — There are plenty of Christmas events still left in the area.
People may view them below.
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- Santa will visit with kids at Heritage Park from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16.
- The town of Leesburg will be celebrating its annual Candelaria and Christmas party tradition from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, with Santa making a special appearance at 6 p.m. The town Christmas party will be held at the old firehouse, located next door to Leesburg Town Hall. Members of the Leesburg 4-H Mighty Farmers and Boy Scout Troop 729 will be lighting the luminarias around 5 p.m. There will be hot chocolate and cookies at the party. Kids will receive treat bags from Santa.
- Milford Police Department’s annual Santa parade will be taking place at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9. It will travel up and down the north and south streets of town. Lineup will begin at 5:15 p.m. Sirens will be used sparingly. Participation in the parade is open to emergency personnel and their families only, but the public is invited to line the streets to see Santa, get some candy and raise holiday cheer.
- The annual breakfast with Santa will be from 8-11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, at North Webster Community Center. The Kiwanis Club will provide the breakfast, and there will be crafts for children.
- Santa Claus will be at the old fire station at 104 N. Jefferson St., Silver Lake, on Wednesday, Dec. 20. There will be refreshments and kids may visit with him then. He will travel around on a firetruck starting at 6 p.m., arriving at the station around 7 p.m.
- Lakeland Youth Center, 101 W. Chicago St., will help everyone get into the Christmas spirit by offering gingerbread houses to decorate between noon and 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9. Each house may be decorated at LYC or taken home with all the supplies. Gingerbread houses are $5. Register at lakelandyouthcenter.com and let them know how many houses you plan to make.
- Warsaw Middle School bands will perform their winter concert starting at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11, at the Lakeview Middle School auditorium.
- Warsaw Community High School’s band Christmas concert will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12, at the WCHS PAC. Doors open at 6 p.m.
- Warsaw Parks and Recreation Department’s Light Up the Night at Central Park is 6-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15. It was rescheduled from Dec. 1 due to weather then. Kids may receive glow necklaces and goodie bags while supplies last.
- Main Street Warsaw’s Twinkle Light Parade starts at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 15, with country gospel singer Susie McEntire and her husband Mark Eaton and Warsaw Mayor Joe Thallemer and his family as the grand marshals. MSW’s event for Third Friday runs from 5-8 p.m., including visits with Santa, hot chocolate, carolers, carriage rides and a Christmas market.
- “A Country Christmas With Susie McEntire” returns to Lakeview Middle School, 848 E. Smith St., on Saturday, Dec. 16. Doors open at 6 p.m., with the concert starting at 7 p.m. The concert once again has free admission, with people asked to bring new, unwrapped toys to donate to Toys for Tots. Toys will be donated this year in memory of local radio personality Chris Cage’s son Christian, who passed away earlier this year.
- A Community Christmas Dinner will be held from 2-4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 25 at Zimmer Biomet Center Lake Pavilion, 119 E Canal Street, Warsaw. The event is being coordinated through the Greater Warsaw Ministerial Association in cooperation with Our Father’s House Catering, Second Harvest and The Salvation Army. The event is a community meal where people are encouraged to come enjoy food and fellowship. Two hundred meals have been planned, so it will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Tax- deductible donations to support the event may be sent to: GWMA, P.O. Box 1797, Warsaw, 46581. The dinner is planned to provide a warm meal and a place for people to go who may be alone on the celebration of the birth of Jesus.