Posted by Bob Wicks on Nov 25, 2016
On Saturday, December 10, greet Santa at 10 am as he arrives at the Ipswich Town Wharf.  Sing carols with Buddy the Elf as we await Santa’s arrival! Jingle bells will be available for purchase.  Jingle your bells and follow our honored guest and Buddy the Elf on a festive “Jingle Bell Walk” to the Ipswich Town Hall at 45 Green Street.  Keep a sharp eye out for the “Grinch”! 
Once Santa arrives at Town Hall, he will receive children 11 and under while holiday carolers entertain.  Parents are urged to bring a camera!  Each child will receive a gift bag from Santa as well.  Following their visit with Santa, the children can have their faces painted, play festive games, and create holiday crafts.  The Rotary Club will serve hot dogs, hot cocoa and more in the COA cafeteria. 
Tickets will be available for purchase in order to enjoy delicious food, face painting, and crafts.  There will be free games to play as well as raffles for Christmas trees and an iPad Mini valued at $400!
In the event of rain or heavy snow, we will meet at Town Hall. Parking is available at Town Hall and in the Ascension Memorial Church lot.  Unfortunately, no pets are allowed in Town Hall.  Attendees are encouraged to bring unwrapped gifts fit for a child to support the Marines in their organization, Toys for Tots!
Proceeds from the Jingle Bell Walk will be donated to Ipswich Caring.  This organization provides holiday meals and toys for local Ipswich families.