The Commerce Journal

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November 27, 2013

Santa coming to Children’s Museum

COMMERCE — Santa is coming to northeast Texas, making an early stop for the Brunch with Santa Event at the Northeast Texas Children’s Museum.

The Commerce Kiwanis will provide a pancake breakfast. Returning for the 2013 Brunch will be the cupcake Christmas train and balloon creations from Twist-It Balloons.

As all children anticipate, Santa and Mrs. Claus will be making a stop. They will be in their sleigh to talk to the children. Children may choose to write a letters to Santa Claus. A Christmas story will be read, Christmas crafts will be made, and the choir from Commerce Elementary will sing as part of the event.

“This is my favorite event of the year,” said Sharline Freeman, executive director of the museum. “It is exciting for us to see the children so happy with the excitement of Christmas.”

Children will have the opportunity to play throughout the Children’s Museum. They can make bubbles in the Kiwanis Bubble Room, doctor the dogs in the Commerce Veterinary Clinic exhibit, buy groceries in the Brookshire’s exhibit, milk a cow, and play in the 40 play areas in the Children’s Museum.

“This event has become a highlight for families in northeast Texas,” said Dr. Gil Naizer, president of the Northeast Texas Children’s Museum Board of Directors. “It is a great way to begin the Christmas season.”

So get your cameras ready, bring your wish list and say “Hello!” to jolly, old Saint Nick at the brunch with Santa on Dec. 7 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Northeast Texas Children’s Museum.

Tickets for the event are $7 per person prior to the event or $10 at the door on the day of the event. For more information, call the Northeast Texas Children’s Museum at 903-886-6055.

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