Miracle on Main Street schedule includes family friendly activities

Miracle on Main Street taking place Dec. 7 has a full schedule of activities that the whole family will enjoy.

Central to the events taking place across the village of Fredonia is the arrival of Santa Claus. Along with Rudolph and Frosty, he makes his first appearance at the Telecommunications Museum of Fredonia where children can try out an old fashioned way of communicating by sending a telegram to the North Pole. Adults and children may also take a tour of the new location and try out the interactive exhibits between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Santa then heads over to the D.R. Barker Library where he will read a special holiday story beginning at 11 a.m.

At 11:45 a.m., Santa and his friends head to Barker Commons for the traditional lighting of the village Christmas tree.

Everyone will enjoy refreshments donated by Gina Kron of Tim Hortons along with a presentation to our local Hospice Organization and the annual Festivals Fredonia “Give Back” presentation. The Fredonia Rotary Club will rededicate the Gazebo after a year long refurbishment project.

Rounding out his busy day, Santa stops at the Grange for the remainder of the afternoon where he and his elves look forward to taking photographs with the children courtesy of the Kiwanis Club of Northern Chautauqua County. Scheduled are crafts for children and music by Kay Barlow.

The Winter Market at the Masonic Lodge will include craft time for children. Jennifer Ruhland of Jentle Creations will lead children in making their own Christmas cards between 10:30 and 11:30 a.m.

Peggy Rose of The Cakery will present a gingerbread decorating workshop from noon until 3 p.m. at The White Inn, 52 East Main Street. Anyone can decorate their own special gingerbread house for a fee. Call The Cakery at 672-4294 for more information.

Children can participate in a holiday coloring contest at Our Lady of the Lake at 29 West Main St. between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. There will be three age groups: 3-5 years old, 6-8 years old and 9-12 years old, with winners in each category receiving a basket of children’s arts and craft items.

Fredonia Presbyterian Church on 219 Central Avenue is displaying over 500 nativities from the United States and 30 other countries on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday from noon until 2 p.m.

For more information call 672-4818 or visit www.festivalsfredonia.com for a detailed schedule of events.