Thursday, December 6, 2012
Santa will be giving out gifts, and the city will also light a menorah.
Somerville holds its annual tree lighting Thursday night, and Santa Claus will be making an appearance. The tree lighting takes place at 5:30 p.m. on the City Hall Councourse, and Santa will attend the ceremony escorted by the Somerville Fire Department. After the ceremony, Santa will be available for photos at the Somerville High School Highlander Cafe. He'll give a gift to all children who attend the ceremony, according to the city's website. In addition to the tree lighting, Somerville will, for the first time, light a Hanukkah menorah on Thursday. The Somerville High School Band, the Somerville High School Chorus and Somerville Community Chorus, and the El Sistema Somerville youth orchestra will perform.
Friday, December 23, 2011
Speaking on SCATV's "Greater Somerville," Santa Claus voiced his opinion about holiday lights in Somerville and spoke about other issues in the city.
Santa Claus, best known for operating a global toy distribution organization, appeared on Somerville Community Access Television's "Greater Somerville" earlier this week and was remarkably up-to-date about local issues, especially for a busy executive who spends most of his time 3300 miles away at headquarters in the North Pole. Among other things, Claus voiced his opinion about the holiday lights "Illumination Tour" that recently took place in the city, saying East Somerville had better lights than West Somerville. "East Somerville was definitely the [tour] to be on this year, and West Somerville has some ground to make up," Claus said. The toy distributer also spoke about receiving correspondence from children, noting that young people …
And let us know what you were asking Father Christmas to put under your tree when the picture was taken.
Getting your picture taken on Santa's knee at local businesses is a tradition. In the 1990s, this journalist's mother would dress up as a convincing Mrs. Claus for our local bank and pass out miniature candy canes and good cheer. My little brother is on her lap, and my pre-teen self is sitting next to him on Santa's. I believe back then I was asking Santa to leave in my stocking press-on earrings, glitter lipgloss and a gift certificate to Limited Too. We at Patch invite you to send in pictures of yourself or your children posing on Father Christmas's knee, as well what you remember asking for at that age and what your children are asking for now. Just click on "Upload Photos and Videos," add a caption, or leave your story in the …