There will be a Santa Brunch at Audubon Park, 1320 29th Ave. NE, Saturday, Dec. 17, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. This year they will be splitting the Santa Brunch into two different time slots to accommodate all the families that enjoy this event. They will still have pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, fruit and beverages. They will also be having a gingerbread house making craft and will have all the goodies needed to make a gingerbread house. Santa will be making a stop as well, so the little ones can have a picture taken with him. Make sure to pre-register each participant and only the children will be able to make gingerbread houses. Cost is $6/person. More info at audubonneighborhood.org.
Middle school kids will perform a short play called “Toy of the Year” before Santa arrives. Children can take photos with Santa, make a photo craft and enjoy custard, punch and cookies with Santa. Ages three and up with parent, $7. per child. Tuesday, Dec. 13, 6 p.m. at Murzyn Hall, 530 Mill St. NE, Columbia Heights. Register for all activities online, www.ci.columbia-heights.mn.us under recreation, or call 763-706-3730.