December 3, 2010 (Lakeside) –Santa Claus is coming to town, arriving in Lakeside for the 12th annual Spirit of Christmas on Maine Avenue this Saturday, December 4th, Festivities will be held from 1 to 6 p.m., with a community tree lighting ceremony at 5:30 p.m.
The Lakeside Chamber of Commerce invites you and your family to visit with Santa and enjoy holiday music, a petting zoo, hay rides, jump area for kids, games, a Blackhawk helicopter, Christmas shopping, food, and entertainment.
This year's event also includes a toy and food drive; guests are encouraged to bring an unwrapped toy or nonperishable food item to share.
This year's tree lighting will be dedicated to Mr. Brown, El Capitan's Band Director. “Mr. Brown was a great supporter of the Lakeside Community and always helped us celebrate the beginning of the holiday season with music from the El Capitan Marching Band,” states a press release from the Lakeside Chamber of Commerce.