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Christmas on Saturday in Kirkland

The Greater Area Kirkland Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Christmas in Kirkland celebration from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday.

Events in the downtown area include visits with Santa, tree decorating, library craft and story time, face painting, raffles, wagon rides, free refreshments, music by the Hiawatha High School band and chorus, and more. 

A craft sale will be held at Hiawatha High School from 2 to 6 p.m.

Santa will arrive downtown by wagon at 3 p.m. The wagon will be available for free rides during the celebration. 

There will be a homemade candy and cookie sale at First United Methodist Church from 3 to 6 p.m. After the tree lighting, a live nativity will be at UMC for caroling and celebration.

Containers will be downtown for people to donate to the Kirkland Food Pantry.

Hiawatha students in grades K-8 will participate in artwork and essay contests. Prizes will be awarded to winners in each grade level.

The student prizes, the Holiday Home Decorating prizes, the downtown Christmas Pole Decorating prizes and raffle winners all will be awarded at 6 p.m.

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