LAVEEN, AZ – Santa Claus is coming to town at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2. He will arrive via helicopter at the Heritage Academy Campus where the public is invited for a morning of Christmas festivities.
Campus opens at 9:30 a.m. for the event with seasonal entertainment provided throughout the morning by the Heritage Academy’s orchestra, choir and dance programs.
The free event runs until noon and is sponsored by Heritage Academy, a charter school for grades 7-12, Rob Olson, the “Red Bus” Realtor, AmeriFirst Financial, US Preferred Realty, Great American Title Co., and FindItInLaveen.com, a business directory of Laveen-based businesses.
Olson, who is known in the area for his vintage double-decker British bus, developed the idea because he thought there were too few community events that cater to young children in the Laveen area.
“This is the official welcome of Santa Claus to our community,” he said. “We want the community to come out and meet Santa, get photos, and enjoy food and music.”
Suzette Haynie, PTO president at Heritage, said there are many families in Laveen with young children who will enjoy a visit with Santa.
“We wanted to kick off the holidays with a community-wide event for families,” she said. “We love our Laveen community and want to share during the holiday season.”
Kabob King and Scooptacular will be present, and Heritage Academy will provide complimentary hot chocolate, as well as the entertainment, and arts and crafts stations for children.
- WHO: Santa Claus arrives in Laveen
- WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 2 at 10 a.m. (Event is from 9:30 a.m. until noon)
- WHERE: Heritage Academy, 4275 W. Baseline Road, Laveen
- WHAT: Family Holiday Celebration, featuring free hot chocolate, music and dance performances, arts & crafts activities for children, and photos with Santa Claus.