Pictured in this 2019 file photo is a scene from Santa’s Village.

Santa’s Village runs Dec. 9-12 at UT Martin

The city of Martin and the University of Tennessee at Martin will host the 37th-annual Santa’s Village holiday celebration Dec. 9-12 in the university’s Ned Ray McWherter Agricultural Complex. The event is open to the public 6-9 p.m., Dec. 9-10; 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Dec. 11; and 1-5 p.m., Dec. 12.

The event is free to attend; however, visitors are encouraged to donate $5-worth of canned foods or an unopened children’s toy to benefit local families in need.

Santa’s Village will include the traditional forest of lights and MTD model train display, along with a petting zoo and carnival rides provided by Pope’s Amusement Rides. Santa will make his annual appearance to visit local children. An arts and crafts vendor fair will also be held during the event.

For more information, contact the city of Martin Parks and Recreation Department at 731-587-6784.


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