SANFORD - Santa Claus will be at Central Carolina Community College Dec. 5, enjoying the CCCC Foundation's Annual Christmas Tree Lighting. He invites everyone to join him there.
The free event takes place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, in the Lee County Campus Plaza, 1105 Kelly Drive, Sanford.
The Lee County High School Marching Band kicks off the festivities as the band parades through campus, accompanying Santa to the plaza.
The jolly old elf will greet children of all ages and be available to take Christmas wishes back to the North Pole. Santa is ready and eager to meet all of the children and have his picture taken with them. The CCCC Foundation will post the photos on its website, www.cccc.edu/santapics, the following day, where they can be downloaded for free.
The holiday classic, "'Twas the Night Before Christmas," will be read. Hot cocoa and cookies will be served. The Temple Teens will perform Christmas Carols.
The event will include other festivities as well.
"Following the story, a countdown will begin and the CCCC Christmas tree will be officially lit for the holiday season," said Dr. Emily Hare, CCCC Foundation Executive Director. "Please come out and join us for this special occasion!"
The CCCC men's basketball team will host Sandhills Community College at 7 p.m. that same evening.
For more information, contact Hare at 919-718-7230 or email@example.com.