Santa Claus is coming to town. The Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center and the Kreher Preserve and Nature Center are joining to present the Ho Ho Ho Hike and Holiday Celebration.

Children of all ages are invited to this holiday celebration on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Kreher Preserve and Nature Center.

The event will include nature-themed crafts, performances, cookies and hot chocolate, along with a special appearance by Santa and Mrs. Claus. There will also be a hike and a “Santa-hunt.” Attendees are encouraged to wear comfortable walking shoes and to celebrate the holiday season with the Clauses.

Tickets went on sale Monday, Nov. 7, at A link to the event is also posted at Children are required to be accompanied by an adult ticketholder. Tickets are $15 per person for participants 2 years old and above. Children 23 months and younger are free with the purchase of an adult ticket. Those interested in attending are encouraged to purchase tickets early, as the event typically sells out quickly.

Attendees are asked to arrive 10 to 15 minutes before the event begins at 10 a.m. Kreher Preserve and Nature Center is located at 2222 N. College St. in Auburn.