Village of Blaine
Following what has become a tradition for the Village of Blaine, Applebee’s hosted a very special Breakfast with Santa. Over 400 guests and their families attended, each bringing a toy to donate to the Alexandra House, a local charity dedicated to helping victims of domestic abuse and their families.
Children were able to pet and snap photos with several of Santa’s reindeer, kindly hosted by Caribou Coffee, who in the spirit of this holiday season handed out free hot chocolate and coffee to visitors.
Poplar-Prairie Stone Crossing
Hoffman Estates, Illinois
The holiday spirit was in full force at Poplar-Prairie Stone Crossing’s Winter Wonderland event as carolers strolled past storefronts delighting customers with their favorite holiday songs. Several of Santa’s reindeer stopped for a quick visit – or did they come for the free fresh donuts, hot chocolate or coffee that was on-hand?
Word on the street is Poplar-Prairie’s resident elf, Buddy, is visiting some tasty restaurants right now. Check out our Instagram to see where he is today for a chance to win some gift cards!
Carolers, Santa and chicken sandwiches – what’s not to love?! Spreading some holiday cheer, carolers walked the property two weekends in a row singing visitors’ favorite holiday classics. Santa managed to stop by Chick-fil-A for a breakfast with kids from the local community, inspiring many to reconsider the chicken sandwich as a holiday dinner staple.