WAPAKONETA — Children’s Hometown Holiday in Wapakoneta will take place Saturday, Dec. 5 and Sunday, Dec. 6, with some changes due to the coronavirus.
The visit with Santa will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday as a drive-thru event. Children can drive up, say hello and leave their letter in Santa’s big red mailbox at the new gazebo behind downtown Wapakoneta. The route starts on Blackhoof Street and heads north before a right-hand turn onto Heritage Drive, with left-hand turns not allowed Saturday. Follow the road past the gazebo and exit onto Harrison Street. No one should leave a car.
The annual fireworks display will be at 6 p.m. Saturday at the practice field at Wapakoneta Middle School. The health department asked people to remain in their vehicles during the fireworks.
A free pancake breakfast will be available from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday at the Knights of Columbus. You can wave at Santa as you wait in line.
There will be calls from the North Pole by Twinkle Toes Tammi, one of Santa’s elves, from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday. Register by Friday with a paper questionnaire from around town, or fill it out online at wapakymca.org.