Jolly Old Saint Nickolas himself was in town Saturday, November 28 to share cookies, crafts and Christmas wishes with groups of delighted children at the “Cookies with Santa” event held at Natchitoches’ historic Prudhomme-Rouquier house.
The ladies of the Service League of Natchitoches volunteered to act as Santa’s helpers, ushering in families and setting up tables with crafts and treats for the visiting children. The event was sponsored by the Historic Downtown Business Association (HDBA).
To ensure safety and social distancing, each family had its own table with cookies and craft projects for the children to make their own ornaments. There was also a mailbox for children to send their letters directly to the North Pole. Santa went from table to table and spoke to each child. Family friendly events such as these are part and parcel of what makes Christmastime in our community so special.