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Santa Claus will make visits to Fairfield

The Area Chamber of Commerce in Fairfield holds Christmas drive by.
The Area Chamber of Commerce in Fairfield holds Christmas drive by.(source: KYOU)
Published: Dec. 9, 2020 at 9:04 AM CST
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FAIRFIELD, Iowa (KYOU) - Covid-19 has canceled numerous events throughout the year, and even in the last month of 2020 that hasn’t changed.

Last year Santa and his helpers welcomed families inside his house and his workshop to enjoy hot chocolate and gifts, but due to rising cases of covid and the recent mandate that just wouldn’t work. The CEO of the Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce, Darien Sloat, says he didn’t want children to miss out.

“We really wanted kids here to have a Christmas moment”

So, Santa spoke with Sloat and hatched up a plan.

“We’re going to have Santa on the square doing a drive up”

The event will be held this Friday and Saturday, December 11th and 12th, and also the following Friday and Saturday after that from 6:30 to 8:30 pm and you won’t have to go to the north pole because instead, Darien says it be at the Fairfield Square.

“On the East side of the square next to Santa’s house, folks can pull up in their car and Santa will come up and say hi to the kids and hear a few ideas of what they have and he’ll also accept letters to Santa and put them in Santa’s mailbox which is sitting right in front of his house.”

He’ll also gift the children with a Christmas stocking that has a cut out for a picture and also a letter from old Saint Nick himself and a candy cane. Sloat shares this will be at no cost to the public.

“And this is all free.”

The last day to see Santa at the square will be Wednesday, December 23rd.

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