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In Partnership with Downtown Lawrence Inc. & Lawrence Parks & Recreation
Sponsored by T-Mobile

Saturday, December 5 | 10 am, Union Pacific Depot

Saturday, December 5 | 2 pm, South Park

Saturday, December 12 | 10 am, East Lawrence Recreation Center

Saturday, December 12 | 2 pm, Broken Arrow Park

Saturday, December 19 | 10 am, Centennial Park

Saturday, December 19 | 2 pm, Quail Run Park

Santa Claus, along with Ric Averill and his Stage(S)Truck, will take to the streets three Saturdays in December to bring music, stories, and opportunities to take a photo with Santa to neighborhoods across Lawrence. Bundle up, bring your hot chocolate, dust off your Santa hat, and join us at your neighborhood park to hear holiday tunes and stories from Ric Averill, and take a socially distanced photograph with Santa Claus.

All events will be free, socially distanced, outdoors, and will require properly worn masks. 


Safety is the most important thing to us. To ensure the health and wellness of guests and performers alike, we ask that you adhere to our safety guidelines!

Outdoor, Socially Distanced Performances:

Enjoy your mini-performance from an outdoor area where Ric Averill’s Stage(S)Truck will be parked. We ask that each group/pod maintain at least 12 feet between the truck, performers, staff, and each other’s pod groups.


Properly worn masks will be required for all guests, staff, and performers per Arts Center policy and local health and safety guidelines. All performers, including Santa, will also wear a clear mask with a small head microphone underneath.

Photos with Santa:

Guests are allowed to take photos with Santa in two ways.

  1. Live Santa will remain on the truck stage while guests at the required 12-foot distance take a selfie or posed photo.
  2. Guest will have access to a life-sized “flat Santa” image cut-out for photos posed at a close distance.

Staff Wellness Screenings:

Lawrence Arts Center staff complete daily health screenings and temperature checks prior to participating in any event or activity. Anyone reporting symptoms will not attend performances.

Santa Claus Is Coming to Town Weather/Changing Health Conditions:

In the event of inclement weather, the event will be canceled. Group/mass gathering sizes are subject to change based on the current health guidelines outlined by Douglas county.  If group/mass gathering sizes change and cannot fit our current plans, the event will be canceled.  Cancellation notices will be posted one hour prior to that event time on the Lawrence Arts Center’s website event page & Facebook page.


December 5, 2020 @ 10:00 am
December 19, 2020 @ 2:00 pm
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