Start your holiday festivities with “A Storybook Christmas” at Palmetto Historical Park and Manatee County Agricultural Museum on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 3 to 8 p.m. This free event offers something for everyone: Decorations with themes around children’s Christmas books, kids’ crafts and contests, Reindeer Games, entertainment and of course, Santa.
A snow hill will also be on hand for children to slide down. Santa Claus will be arriving at 4 p.m. — bring your own camera for a photo with the big guy himself. Santa is sponsored by the North River Firefighters Organization; consider giving a contribution.
Plan on doing some Christmas shopping at the Scholastic Book Fair while there. Books appropriate for Pre-K through middle school will be available for purchase (cash, check and credit cards will all be accepted.) Food vendors on the premises include Word of Mouth BBQ, Impact Community Church, Demetrio’s and Kona Ice. Alex’s Lemonade Stand will be raising funds for children’s cancer research, and the Sweet Shop will raise funds for family programming.
The event is at 515 10th Ave. W., Palmetto. For more information, call 941-721-2034.