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Enjoy cookies with Santa
YMCA holds family event with live nativity
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Christmas Open House and Cookies with Santa

When: noon to 6 p.m. Dec. 16

Where: JA Walters Family YMCA, 2455 Howard Road, Gainesville

How much: Free

Contact: 770-297-9622


The J.A. Walters YMCA will be host to a special, "Cookies with Santa" open house on Dec. 16.

The open house is from noon until 3 p.m. It will feature light snacks, carolers and a live nativity scene along with family games.

Cookies with Santa will begin at 4 p.m. and conclude at 6. During that time, kids will not only have the opportunity to share a snack with the jolly one, they'll also be able to have their picture taken with him, too. The pictures can be delivered via email or saved to a CD.

Although the portraits are free, the YMCA staff do ask that participants bring an unwrapped toy or a small, cash donation to be given to a local charity.

The family-friendly event at the J.A. Walters branch, 2455 Howard Road in Gainesville, is free and open to the public.

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