On Saturday, December 17th from 1:00 to 3:00 PM,
bring the kids to meet Santa at 617-27th Street and celebrate the 2016 Christmas for the Children Celebration
. Hosted by the Downtown Newport News Merchants and Neighbors Association, children up to age 17 can participate in the free toy giveaway, visit with Santa and be eligible for prizes. However, children must be accompanied by adults. There will be free winter clothing and hot chocolate for all ages.
Toys, bicycles, bicycle helmets, winter accessories are still needed. Item drop off and pickup are available for your convenience. If you would like to help out as a volunteer, slots are still available for before, during and after the event. You must be 18 years or older to participate as a volunteer. Applications to volunteer will be accepted on or before December 14. For additional information about the Celebration, to donate items or request a volunteer application, please contact Councilwoman Saundra Cherry at 757-813-6014.