Christmas in City set for Saturday

Robert Stone meets Candy Cane the reindeer during last year’s Christmas in the City festivities in downtown Huntington. A live reindeer will again be part of the event this year, which begins with Santa’s arrival on Saturday, Nov. 24, at 10 a.m. TAB file photo.

Santa Claus is coming to town.

Or, rather, to the city.

A parade through downtown Huntington will mark the arrival of the jolly old elf during Christmas in the City on Saturday, Nov. 24.

Santa Claus will be the guest of honor in a parade that begins at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, 903 N. Jefferson St., and winds down Jefferson Street to Washington Street.

From 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Santa will be available to meet with children in the lobby of the New Huntington Theatre, 528 N. Jefferson St. Families are invited to bring their cameras.

A reindeer from Santa's entourage, along with one of Santa's special miniature pets, will be waiting across the street from the theater to meet with children.

The Reindeer Express mini train will be stationed at North Jefferson and Washington streets, ready to give rides to children and adults alike. There is a fee for the train ride.

Christmas in the City is sponsored by the Downtown Business Group.

The live animals, supplied by Animal Grams, are sponsored by Emily Butts, Dan Gagnon, Karen McFaren and Delora Nash of The Downtown Salon; the Herald-Press; and Justin Wall of Wall Legal Services.

The Reindeer Express is sponsored by Russell Engineering Associates Inc.