By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News
Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive at the Fremont Holiday Fest on a Portland Fire Bureau truck at 3 p.m. December 5.
By popular request, the pair will arrive earlier than in past years to pose for photos with children from 3:30 to 7 p.m. in the Beaumont Village area.
Beaumont Hardware, 4303 N.E. Fremont St., will host Santa Paws, a Santa taking photos with dogs and their owners as a benefit for the Oregon Humane Society. Reservations for Santa and Santa Paws photos may be made on the website of the sponsoring Beaumont Business Association: www.beaumontvillagepdx.com.
In addition to the holiday fest, the business association sponsors the Golden Ticket shopping event. Visitors who make a donation when visiting Santa will receive a complimentary Golden Ticket to redeem for gifts or discounts at participating businesses.
“We are expecting a festival that really showcases the many shopping opportunities and services our village has to offer,” said Donnette Sand, chair of the Fremont Holiday Fest committee. “This is an opportunity for all of our businesses to invite the community inside for some refreshments, specials, activities and good cheer.”