The visit with Santa event will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Dec. 14 at Columbus Park Refectory, 5701 W. Jackson Blvd. Christmas stockings stuffed with goodies and a picture with Santa will be available to children 12 and under accompanied by an adult.
The event will kick off at 5 p.m. Dec. 6 at Unity Fellowship Church at the corner of Cicero and Madison, followed by the tree lighting at 6 p.m. in front of the 15th District Police station, 5701 W. Madison St. The annual parade and tree lighting is organized by the Austin Chamber of Commerce.
Green Line riders can see the Holiday Train on Tuesday from about 3 to 7 p.m. Blue Line riders can catch a ride on the special train Dec. 12-14. The Chicago Transit Authority began the annual tradition in 1992.
The free event will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20 at Columbus Park, 500 S. Central Ave. Congressman Danny Davis is hosting the event along with several other elected officials and local groups.
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Celebrate the spirit of unity Dec. 15. The kickoff begins at 5 pm. at Unity Fellowship Church at Cicero and Madison, followed by the tree lighting at 6 p.m. in front of the 15th District Police station, 5701 W. Madison.