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Santa at Holmesburg Library

Santa Claus will greet children and pose for pictures on Wednesday, Dec. 11, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Holmesburg Library, 7810 Frankford Ave.

The event, sponsored by Friends of Holmesburg Library, will include cookies and make-and-take holiday crafts. Call 215-685-8756. ••

Santa is coming to town

St. Hubert High School’s faculty scholarship fund committee will sponsor Brunch with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 14, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The school is at Torresdale and Cottman avenues.

The cost is $15 for brunch and $5 for pictures with Santa. The menu consists of eggs, pancakes, bacon, chicken nuggets, french fries, juice, coffee, tea and water.

Activities will include coloring, letters to Santa, ornament making, a selfie station, dancing, reindeer food making, face painting and a performance by Anna Marie’s Academy of Dance.

For more information, email SHSantaBrunch@gmail.com. ••

Christmas bazaar at Ryerss

The Friends of Ryerss Museum & Library will sponsor a Victorian Christmas Bazaar & Open House on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The museum is located at 7370 Central Ave., in Burholme Park.

The day will include a visit from Santa Claus, crafts, gifts, lunch, live music, raffles, festive decorations, home-baked goods, used book sale and fresh wreaths and holiday decorations for sale. Call 215-685-0544 or visit ryerssmuseum.org. ••

Christmas concert on Sunday

St. Timothy Lutheran Church, 7965 Fillmore St., will host a Christmas concert on Sunday, Dec. 1, at 3 p.m. The concert is free. All are welcome.

Call 215-745-4453. ••

Service will offer hope during the holidays

Immanuel Lutheran Church, 14100 Worthington Road, will host a “Hope for the Holidays” service on Sunday, Dec. 22, at 2:30 p.m.

The worship experience is meant to give encouragement and hope for people, especially those coping with the loss of a loved one, who find the Christmas season difficult.

There will be prayers, scripture and music, followed by light refreshments and fellowship.

Call 215-464-1540 or visit ImmanuelPhilly.org. ••

Santa at Philadelphia Mills

Santa Claus is available for photos at Philadelphia Mills through Christmas Eve. Santa is in the Grand Court. To reserve a time or for more information, visit simon.com/mall/philadelphia-mills/stores/santa-photo-experience. ••

Christmas bazaar at All Saints’

All Saints’ Torresdale Episcopal Church, 9601 Torresdale Ave., will host its 47th annual Christmas bazaar on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 6-7.

The hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Dec. 6 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Dec. 7.

There will be a craft room, Christmas store, white elephant, religious items, a country store, Santa’s workshop, a 50/50, photos with Santa, raffles and food. Pets are welcome to sit on Santa’s lap.

Parking is in the rear of the church. Call 215-637-8787. ••

Holiday vendor fair on Dec. 15

The St. Hubert High School parents association will sponsor its annual holiday vendor fair on Sunday, Dec. 15, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the cafeteria, 7320 Torresdale Ave.

The event will feature holiday gifts, stocking stuffers, raffles, a tombola table and homemade baked goods, and the school store will be open to buy gifts for students and alumnae. For information, email Christine.Cassel35@gmail.com. ••


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