BAR HARBOR — Craft tables, hot chocolate, holiday games, and cookie decorating are all planned for the 5th Annual Charitable Christmas Celebration on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Atlantic Oceanside Hotel.
Children can write letters to Santa at the event, with a response promised by Christmas. Children may also meet and get their picture taken with Santa himself, who is making the trip from the North Pole to Bar Harbor with his wife this year.
The event is free, but participants are asked to bring donations of winter clothing (especially coats) for any age, and new unwrapped toys and gifts. Donations will go to Maine Seacoast Mission and H.O.M.E. Charities in Orland.
The event is sponsored by the Witham Family Hotels Charitable Fund.