North Peninsula Recreation Service Area                                Nikiski residents pose with Santa Claus during Christmas Comes to Nikiski at the Nikiski Community Recreation Center on Dec. 9.

North Peninsula Recreation Service Area Nikiski residents pose with Santa Claus during Christmas Comes to Nikiski at the Nikiski Community Recreation Center on Dec. 9.

Christmas comes to Nikiski

Santa will be making a stop at the Nikiski Community Recreation Center.

With Christmas right around the corner, Santa Claus has been making his rounds across the peninsula. This Saturday he’ll making a stop at the Nikiski Community Recreation Center.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, community members can visit the rec center and pick up a few Christmas gifts at the craft fair, where 35 local vendors will be selling their wares. Rec center shift supervisor Teri Langston said that wood art, holiday cards, cheesecake and pottery are just a few of the different items that will be on display. Damsel in Defense will also be offering self-defense courses, and The Compass Youth Center will be on hand with Red Bull specials.

At 11 a.m., Santa will make his grand entrance. Langston said that anyone who would like a photo with Santa should bring their own camera, and Santa will be at the rec center until about 2 p.m., Langston said.

Also starting at 11 a.m. and lasting until 1 p.m., kids will have the opportunity to decorate cookies with the staff of the North Peninsula Recreation Service Area. Each child will be able to decorate one gingerbread cookie and one ornament to take home.

Christmas Comes to Nikiski is free and open to everyone. For more information, contact recreation supervisor Jackie Cason at 907-776-8800 or jcason@kpb.us, or visit www.northpenrec.com.

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