Santa Claus is coming to the courthouse.

Santa and his elves will be serving up a special Christmas celebration this Saturday as the Jacinto Foundation hosts breakfast with Santa on the grounds of the historic Jacinto Courthouse.

“It’s just going to be a good time,” said Jacinto Foundation Executive Director Charlette Foster.

Set for Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the schoolhouse adjacent to the courthouse the event will include a pancake breakfast and photos with Santa for $10 each and pony rides, train rides and a petting zoo for a separate $10 ticket. Breakfast only can be purchased for parents or others for $7 per person. In case of rain the breakfast event will move inside the courthouse.

It’s all part of a Christmas season filled with joy and fun at the historic courthouse.

“We just want it to be special. It’s just a good and happy place,” said Foster.

The courthouse has been decorated for the holidays with lights and decorations inside and out. continuing each Friday and Saturday through December 18 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. the general store will be open offering hot chocolate, hot cider and hot coffee and a different musical group will be on hand singing Christmas music.

The upcoming schedule includes:

December 10: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. – Santa in the courthouse, Mission of Hope Church singing, General Store Open

December 11: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. – Breakfast with Santa, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Santa in the courthouse, Strickland Baptist Church singing, General Store Open

December 17: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. – Strickland Baptist Church singing, General Store Open

December 18: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. – LoveJoy Baptist Church Singing, Charles Dickens Night, General Store Open

The lights at the courthouse come on each evening at dusk throughout the week.

Foster said they’ve had a great response to the Christmas activities and have had many people visiting the courthouse for the first time in years or even for the first time ever.

“That’s what we want. It’s such a special place,” she said.

More events and activities are being planned for 2022 so keep an eye on the foundation’s Facebook page for the latest updates, she said.

Banner Independent Editor

Managing editor of the Daily Corinthian’s sister newspaper, Booneville’s Banner-Independent, Brant Sappington has been a member of the Daily Corinthian family since 2001.

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