TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) The annual Festival for Children will be held Saturday, Dec. 8 at the Twin Falls Reformed Church from 9 a.m. until noon.
The morning starts off with a pancake breakfast, followed up by several activities. Children will have a chance to write Christmas cards, decorate cookies and even create their own ornament. They can also see the Polar Express, get their face painted and a chance to adopt a stuffed animal.
They ask for a donation of $5 per child or $20 for a family.
"It's wonderful," says Terry Rowe, program coordinator. "It's in this huge room and the intense Christmas feeling is everywhere. There's music playing, people in costumes, there's about 50 volunteers helping kids write their letters to Santa and putting them in the big mailbox. There's a big sleigh that Kapstone made for us that's out there with Santa Claus and the kids have their pictures out there taken with it and everything they do inside the festival is free. So once they come in, everything is paid for."
The event is open to all ages.
The money raised will go towards children’s programs at St. Luke's Magic Valley and Jerome.