‘Santa weekend’ arrives in Old Town

       Coming up is Old Colorado City's “big Santa weekend.”
       Nancy Stovall, this year's Christmas event coordinator for the Old Colorado City Associates (OCCA) merchants group, used that term in talking about the OCCA's annual Breakfast with Santa and Santa's Workshop Saturday, Dec. 8.
       The breakfast will be at Meadow Muffins, 2432 W. Colorado Ave., from 8 to 11 a.m., while the workshop (in which youngsters can work on various craft activities) will go from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. inside a heated tent in Bancroft Park. The cost for the breakfast is $5 ($3 for children), and the cost for the workshop is $4 (free for adults).
       On both Saturday and Sunday, the OCCA's Santa Claus will meet children in the park's historic Garvin Cabin from noon to 5 p.m. There is no charge for that service, except for pictures taken by his “elves.” Santa will continue to be in the cabin weekend afternoons through Dec. 23, plus noon to 4 on Monday, Dec. 24.
       Other activities in the historic shopping district this weekend will include strolling carolers from Mesa Ridge High School Dec. 9 starting at 3 p.m. On Saturday, Dec.15 will be other school-age carolers (school name not available), starting at 2 p.m., and music by Floyd Frame's brass band, starting at 3 p.m.
       Last Saturday, Dec. 1, passersby at the northwest corner of 26th Street and Colorado Avenue got to hear an hour of singing by Harmony in Motion, a seven- member Fort Carson singing group, next to the Colorado City Creamery's outside eating area.
       All these events/activites are part of the OCCA's annual “It's Christmas in Old Colorado City” promotion.

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