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Santa House, Free Trolley rides and Thursday Downtown Activi

Date(s): 12/11/2014 @ 5p.m. - 12/18/2014 - 7p.m.
Venue: southeast corner of the downtown Iola square
Address: corner of Jefferson and Madison Ave's
Iola, KS 66749
Telephone Number: 620.365.5252
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Event Description:
Come see the sweetest little home in Southeast Kansas!  Santa's house is brought to the southeast corner of the Iola square each year so that Santa may come and visit with the area children before Christmas!  Santa is in his house every Thursday evening from 5 - 7 p.m. starting December 4th until December 118, the last Thursday in December before Christmas!
In his warm and cozy house you will hear Christmas music playing softly while you visit with dear old saint Nick!  There is a working fireplace, a bright and shiny Christmas Tree and Mrs Claus or one of Santa's elves available to help you through the house.
There are plenty of photo opportunities with Santa or, if you would rather you can take your children outside of his home and get pictures in his sleigh that is parked with his reindeer, including Rudoph!
The local Iola Kiwanis Club is on hand to give rides in their miniature train as well as Jolly Holly Molly Trolley that will take you on free Christmas Lights tours (sponsored by Personal Insurance Agency).
Thursday nights in December are entertaining and hot cocoa and cookies will be served by different businesses and organizations.  And bring your pocketbooks!  The stores downtown stay open late, for all your Christmas shopping needs!
After the visit to the Santa house, you can go ride the trolley for free. Rides are sponsored by Loren Korte, PSI so that you can give your child the experience of riding on the trolley and it cost nothing.
Trolley will run about every 15 minutes, and will take you around the square and to see a few lights.
Take advantage of all of these special treats.
December   5, 5:30p.m.-7p.m.
December 11. 5p.m.-7p.m.
December 18 5p.m.-7p.m.
contact info
Donna Houser
208 W. Madison Ave
Iola, KS 66749
Phone: 316-841-8276
Fax: 620.365.8078
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