See Santa next week at Jackson County History Center

Next week is the final chance of the season to see Santa Claus at the Jackson County History Center.

From 5 to 8 p.m. each day, he will be in the livery barn on the center’s campus at 105 N. Sugar St., Brownstown.

The Festival of Trees set up inside the livery barn will provide a great photo opportunity for kids and families, too, history center volunteer Margo Brewer said. The exhibit features 21 decorated Christmas trees based on this year’s theme of snowmen, and people can vote for their favorite. There also are some other decorated trees and three displays to see.

Admission to see Santa and the Festival of Trees is free, but freewill donations to benefit the history center, which is a nonprofit organization, will be accepted.

The Festival of Trees also is available to view from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today, from 1 to 8 p.m. Saturday and from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. The Bethel Baptist Church choir will perform Sunday.

After Christmas, it will be open from 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 26 and 28 and from noon to 6 p.m. Dec. 30.

Groups interested in scheduling a day and time to view the trees and displays may call Margo Brewer at 812-525-2295 or Gloria Cross at 812-521-6717.