Santa's Village to mark 29th year in Martin, Tenn. - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Santa's Village to mark 29th year in Martin, Tenn.

Posted: Updated:
  • Heartland NewsMore>>

  • School condemned, some Meridian students will attend class in modular buildings

    School condemned, some Meridian students will attend class in modular buildings

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 6:13 AM EDT2014-07-30 10:13:27 GMT
    Less than three weeks from the first day of school, the Meridian High School parking lot looks more like a construction site. Crews are working to set up five mobile offices before the start of the school year.Meridian Elementary School students will start the new school year, and spend the next two years in modular classrooms.Meridian Elementary School was condemned after cleaning crews discovered toxic mold last summer.That created a space crunch for the Meridian School District. All studen...
    Less than three weeks from the first day of school, the Meridian High School parking lot looks more like a construction site. Crews are working to set up five mobile offices before the start of the school year.Meridian Elementary School students will start the new school year, and spend the next two years in modular classrooms.Meridian Elementary School was condemned after cleaning crews discovered toxic mold last summer.That created a space crunch for the Meridian School District. All studen...
  • McCarver to join St. Louis Walk of Fame

    McCarver to join St. Louis Walk of Fame

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:07 AM EDT2014-07-30 09:07:19 GMT
    The St. Louis Walk of Fame already features 10 men who played for the St. Louis Cardinals. Tim McCarver is about to make it No. 11.
    The St. Louis Walk of Fame already features 10 men who played for the St. Louis Cardinals. Tim McCarver is about to make it No. 11.
  • Home burglarized while family flees from crime

    Home burglarized while family flees from crime

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:06 AM EDT2014-07-30 09:06:24 GMT
    A St. Louis family was simply trying to avoid crime. Instead, their actions made them crime victims.
    A St. Louis family was simply trying to avoid crime. Instead, their actions made them crime victims.
MARTIN, TN (KFVS) -

The legacy of Santa’s Village can be measured in the amount of food and toys that have been collected and donated to service agencies through its 28 years.

More than $1 million has been distributed to area residents over a span of 28 years.

Santa’s Village will mark its 29th anniversary, Dec. 12-15, continuing that tradition and also continuing to provide four days of family holiday entertainment.

More than 270,000 people have attended Santa’s Village.

The fantasy land provides the sights, sounds and fun of Christmas. It is staged each year at the Ned McWherter Agricultural Complex at the University of Tennessee at Martin.

Times are from 6-9 p.m. on Dec. 12-13; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. on Dec 14; and 1-5 p.m. on Dec. 15. The event will return to the “Enchanted Forest” theme this year in scenes depicting the holidays.

There's also wagon rides on Friday through Sunday, MTD model train display, children’s rides and vendor booths.

Twenty hours of continuous local entertainment and a petting farm will add to the festivities.

Admission is a suggested donation of $5 worth of nonperishable foods and/or toys.

“We would like to thank the sponsors and volunteers who contribute time and money,” said Kim Kirby, Martin Parks and Recreation Department program director. “Santa’s Village is not only a wonderful, family-oriented holiday event, it helps the less fortunate in the surrounding area.”

For more information about Santa’s Village, contact Martin Parks and Recreation Department at 731-587-6784.

Copyright 2013 KFVS. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow

310 Broadway
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

FCC Public File
publicfile@kfvs12.com
573-335-1212
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KFVS12. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.