Holidays call Monrovia home

Holidays call Monrovia home
The holidays in Monrovia will be loaded with fun events including "Breakfast with Santa" at several local restaurants.

The holidays in Monrovia will be loaded with fun events including “Breakfast with Santa” at several local restaurants.

Several events will be on tap in for the holidays in Monrovia.

The holiday season begins Friday with a visit from Santa Claus. Also taking place is the Spark of Love Toy Drive,, Kids’ craft stations and other special events.

On Saturday the Chamber of Commerce will get behind Small Business Saturday. There will be a free drawing.

Restaurants for the holidays in Monrovia will be taking part in Santa Breakfasts. Reservations may be required. Peach Cafe kicks off the festivities on Dec. 3 at 8 a.m.. Kris Kringle returns to Peach on Dec. 17 at 8 a.m.

Santa Claus will also visit Jakes Roadhouse on Dec. 3 at 9:30 a.m., Dec. 10 at 9:30 a.m. and Dec. 17 at 10:15 a.m.; The jolly old leg will visit with diners at Rudy’s Mexican Restaurant on Dec. 10 at 11 a.m. and on Dec. 17 at 11 a.m., Myrtle Tree Cafe on Dec. 10 at 10:15 a.m. and the Monrovian Family Restaurant on Dec. 17 at 9 a.m.

Monrovia will host its annual holiday parade on Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. It will be preceded by a Christmas Tre lighting at 6 p.m. in Library Park.

On Dec. 16 at 8:15 p.m. the Kattywompus String Band and Friends will host a “Holiday Sing Along” in the 400 block of Myrtle Avenue.

Horse-drawn carriage rides will be part of the fun Sunday afternoons from 3 – 6 p.m. and Thursday evenings at Myrtle and Lime.

On Dec. 31, celebrate New Year’s Eve on Myrtle Avenue, sponsored by the Old Town Merchants, Wendy’s and Athens Services. There will be a midnight ball raising and toast with a beer and wine garden. Featured band is Night Owl.

Throughout the holiday season Old Town Monrovia will be the place to find strolling carolers and live music as well as other activities that are fun for the whole family.