(Michigan City, IN) - Michigan City is gearing up to welcome Santa Claus into the community. The annual Festival of Lights Parade on Saturday is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m.
Nearly 30 units in the parade will proceed down Franklin Street beginning at 9th Street. The parade ends at 4th Street. in front of the Michigan City Public Library where a tree lighting ceremony will follow.
Parade attendees can also venture over to Washington Park to see the annual Festival of Lights or visit Santa Claus at his workshop at 710 Franklin Street.
According to the mayor’s office, there will be activities for kids inside the workshop where Christmas lists for Santa Claus can be dropped off from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Hot chocolate and holiday treats will also be available at the workshop.
Chili sampling will take place during the Chili Challenge at the workship and voting will take place for the best chili. A $5 charge will be required to sample chili with the proceeds going to Meals on Wheels, officials said.