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Merrimack Valley

December 7, 2013

Santa Claus will make an early appearance in Merrimack Valley

LAWRENCE — The second annual We Love Santa Party is coming to Merrimack Valley Federal Credit Union today.

Everyone is invited to attend the family event and help raise money for local charities at the same time.

From 2-5 p.m., Merrimack Valley’s corporate office at 500 Merrimack St. will be transformed into Santa’s Workshop. Children can decorate ornaments and make holiday cards, play reindeer games, dance and get their faces painted. Mrs. Claus will serve cookies and juice, and the big man himself will be there to talk to and pose for pictures with his young admirers.

There is no admission fee for the We Love Santa Party, but donations will be accepted to benefit Credit Unions Kids at Heart, which supports Boston Children’s Hospital, The Joe Andruzzi Foundation, and The Professional Center for Childhood Development.

Party-goers can enter to win raffle prizes — this year, a $500 Toys R Us gift card is up for grabs! Local crafters will help families get holiday shopping done, too, selling handmade jewelry, scarves, handbags and so much more.

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