Christmas is still a few weeks away, but for those eager to get into the holiday spirit, the Brentwood Library has two festive events planned for the coming days.
On Saturday, Dec. 3, world-renowned gift-giver and star of classic stories and songs like “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas,” Santa Claus, will be appearing at the library to have his picture taken with children. A couple of days later, on Monday, Dec. 5, the impressive Brentwood Library Christmas tree will be lit.
See more on each event below.
MORNING WITH SANTA
Santa Claus will be making an appearance at the library Saturday morning, from 9 a.m. till noon in the periodical reading room for the 27th annual Morning with Santa event.
Parents need to bring their own cameras if they want to take photos. At 9:30, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m., magician Scott Humston will perform magic shows amid other Christmas activities in the children’s library. Refreshments will also be available.
Tickets are required for each adult and child and can be obtained at the children’s library service desk. It is recommended that you get them in advance as the event can fill up.
CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING
Anyone driving past the Brentwood Library this time of year cannot help but notice the enormous, decked-out Christmas tree in front. Covered in shiny ornaments and bright red bows, the tree will get even more noticeable Monday evening at 5:30 p.m. when its lights will be turned on for the season.
The lighting will be accompanied by a performance from the Ravenwood High School Choir. A reading of “The Polar Express” will take place at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. in the periodical reading room to bookend the main event.
Tickets are required for each adult and child who want to attend the reading, and are available at the children’s library service desk. As with the Morning with Santa event, it is recommended that you get tickets in advance as they might run out.