HARTFORD — Jolly old St. Nick will make a special holiday appearance from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14, at the Lewis and Clark Confluence Tower, 435 Confluence Tower Drive, and he plans to show up in style.
Arriving on a shiny Hartford Fire Department fire truck promptly at 1 p.m., Santa Claus will spend two hours visiting with children of all ages and taking last-minute requests for Christmas gifts. Children who visit with Santa will receive a free gift from the Confluence Tower staff. Parents are encouraged to bring cameras for photographs with Santa.
“Every year, Santa Claus takes time out of his busy schedule to visit the tower,” Hartford Projects Manager Deanna Barnes said. “We are thrilled he has made time for us again this year.”
Santa Claus will depart for the North Pole at 3 p.m. to finish up preparations for his Christmas deliveries.
The Confluence Tower is open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays.
This event is free and open to the public. There is a charge to tour the tower.
Tour prices are $4 for adults, $2 for children 12 and under and children 2 and younger are free. Group rates are available for 12 or more people and reservations can be made by calling the Alton Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau at (618) 465-6676. For information about tower events throughout the winter, visit www.ConfluenceTower.com.