Santa is Coming to Town December 1!

iStock_000007262192MediumStart your holiday season with a magical evening as you and your family experience the arrival of Santa Claus to his local home at the Midland Santa House and the annual Midland Courthouse Lighting Ceremony scheduled for Tuesday evening, December 1.  The traditional festivities get underway at 7:00 p.m. with the arrival of Santa Claus at the Tridge in downtown Midland.

Santa will lead the caroling crowd from the Tridge to the Midland County Courthouse for a brief program where he will be presented with the keys to his house and join in the lighting of the Courthouse displays.  Holiday music will be provided, and volunteers from Salvation Army and the MSU Extension will serve refreshments near and in the Courthouse.  Many downtown stores will stay open later.

Immediately following the lighting ceremony, Santa will then open the door of his Midland workshop for visitors.  He will greet families from his fireside chair daily through December 23.  The house will be closed on December 24 and 25, but will re-open December 26 & 27 without Santa.  Families wishing to bring cameras are welcome to do so.

A daily schedule of the Santa House hours can be found on the Midland Area Community Foundation’s website at or by calling the Foundation at 989.839.9661.