Santa Stopping By 16th Annual Elf Night

Elf Night
Posted at 8:45 AM, Dec 15, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-15 05:04:29-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) -- Santa Claus is coming to town!

You don't just have to sing it either... Santa, Mrs. Claus and some of his elves are stopping by the Capital City.

It's thanks of course to Elf Night. This Tallahassee tradition is now in its 16 season.

Dorothy B. Oven parked has been transformed into a Winter Wonderland, ahead of the special visitors from the North Pole. There are more than 250,000 lights on display.

The cozy Christmas spirit also includes hot cocoa and cookies.

This year’s theme is based on the popular children’s book The Polar Express written by Chris Van Allsburg. If it’s okay with Mom and Dad, children are encouraged to wear their pajamas.

For safety reasons, cars are not allowed to drive through the park during Elf Night. Free parking and other festivities are available next door at the Thomasville Road Baptist Church,as well as at the Piedmont Park Alliance Church across the street.

Officials urge you to try and avoid Thomasville Road if you can on Elf Night. Delays are expected because of the crowds.

Elf Night is Thursday, December 17 from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at Dorothy B. Oven Park. Organizers say the line to visit Santa Claus and his red-clad entourage opens at 5:30 p.m. and closes promptly at 8 p.m.

It's free and all are invited.

For more information, call (850) 891-3915 or click here.