'Tis the season for Christmas cheer and holiday activities! Check out the festivities happening today across Madison County:
- Christmas giveaway, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Allen Chapel AME Church, 1610 Sheridan St.
- All-you-can-eat breakfast with Santa, 9-11 a.m., Mirror Room, Eagles Lodge 174, 1315 Meridian St.
- Breakfast with Santa, 9 a.m.-noon, Knights of Columbus, 1225 Main St.
- Holiday Gifts and Goodies Vendor Event, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Santa Claus arriving, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; lunch, 11 a.m.; New Horizons United Methodist Church, 611 E. 53rd St.
- Ernie's Heart Pet Food Pantry booth (part of Holiday Gifts and Goodies), 9 a.m.-3 p.m., New Horizons United Methodist Church, 611 E. 53rd St.
- Wreaths Across America Service, noon, The Gardens at Willowcrest Park, 200 W. 53rd St.
- Holiday open house, pictures with Santa and dedication of new cat barn, noon-4 p.m., Madison County Humane Society, 2219 Crystal St.
- Season of Giving Gift Fair, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Mounds Mall.
- Pictures with Santa, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., PetSmart, 4216 S. Scatterfield Road. Fundraiser for Madison County Humane Society.
- Christmas open house, noon-4 p.m., Madison County Humane Society, 2219 Crystal St.
- Sixth annual Local Authors Fair and Book Signing, noon-4:30 p.m., third floor landing, Anderson Public Library, 111 E. 12th St.
- "It's a Wonderful Life: A Radio Play," 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Byrum Hall, Anderson University.
- Chicken Fry, 5-7:30 p.m., Knights of Columbus, 1225 Main St.
- "A Christmas Carol," 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Madison Park Church, 6607 Providence Drive.
- Anderson Symphony Orchestra Christmas concert, 7:30 p.m., Paramount Theatre, 1124 Meridian Plaza. Symphony Friends basket silent auction at intermission. Dessert and music after-party at Ricker's headquarters, 11th and Jackson streets.
- Visit with Santa Claus, 10 a.m.-noon, Alexandria-Monroe Historical Society Museum, 313 N. Harrison St.
- Informational Healthcare Enrollment Session, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Pendleton Library. Sponsored by Community Hospital Anderson.