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Santa, I Would Like A Cowboy Hat

by Shawn

As a young boy, I looked forward to my annual visit with Mr. Claus.  It took place every year on roughly Dec. 10th at Southridge Mall just off of 76th St. in Greendale, WI.  Every December, we would hop in the front wheel drive sleigh and head west to see the man in the red suit.  One year, I asked for a Cowboy hat for Christmas.

I got it.

What are YOU going to ask Santa for this Christmas?

Santa Village Wednesday through Sunday

Explore a little piece of the North Pole at Santa Village.  The Fargo Park District is hosting Santa Village at Rheault Farm in South Fargo.  You can visit this week, Wednesday-Friday, December 11-13 from 4:00-8:00 pm and Saturday & Sunday, December 14-15 from 1:00-8:00 pm.

The mission of Santa Village is to give back to the community by collecting non-perishable foods, new or gently used toys and monetary donations to aid families in Cass and Clay counties.  This year donations will be distributed through the Giving Tree of Hope, Great Plains Food Bank, Children’s Miracle Network at Sanford Children’s Fargo and YMCA 21st Century Community Learning Center.

Santa Village is an opportunity for children and the young at heart to meet Santa and explore a small piece of the North Pole.  Some of the activities planned include: visit with Santa, decorate cookies with Mrs. Claus, meet Santa’s reindeer, make holiday crafts, see model train displays and write a letter to Santa.  Each letter written to Santa will be donated to Macy’s where they will be donating $1 per letter to Make-A-Wish North Dakota.  There will also be concessions available and horse drawn rides every Saturday and Sunday from 2:00-5:00 pm.

Santa Village is open through December 23.  The hours are:


· December 11-13 4-8 pm

· December 14-15 1-8 pm

· December 18-20 4-8 pm

· December 21-22 1-8 pm

· December 23 1-8 pm

Rheault Farm is located at 2902 25 St S, Fargo with a parking lot off of 30 Ave South.  For more information call 701-499-7788 or go to www.fargoparks.com.