There are plenty of opportunities to embrace all things Christmas today and Saturday in Radcliff.

The city’s debut of Santa Claus Lane and tree lighting is at 6 p.m. at Colvin Community Center, 230 Freedoms Way behind Radcliff City Hall.

Also tonight, visitors can view the city’s Festival of Trees event and vote for their favorite and get a free photograph with Santa Claus.

“In the last several years of when I was may­or, and I’m not com­pletely sure the last few years under my predecessor (Mike Weaver), I know the turnout has been really good and people seem to enjoy themselves,” Radcliff Mayor J.J. Duvall said. “There would always be several hundred people that come to it.”

What is labeled as “Don’t Be A Grinch celebrate the season with the city of Radcliff” is from 6 to 8 p.m.

“It’s a chance to get out and get into the fes­tive spirit this time of year,” Duvall said.

On Saturday, there is an opportunity to have breakfast with Santa Claus and then visit with Mrs. Claus during a craft fair at Colvin.

A pancake breakfast hosted by the Optimist Club of Radcliff is from 8 to 10 a.m. Tick­ets for children 10 and younger cost $3 and are $5 for anyone older than 10.

The Craft Fair runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Mrs. Claus is available to make crafts from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Duvall said it’s important for Radcliff and other communities in Har­din County to have Christmas festivals.

“It’s a chance for people from Radcliff and all around to come and enjoy some fellowship and the Christmas season,” he said.

The fun doesn’t end this weekend. Radcliff fire­fighters are making weekly neighborhood runs with Santa, the Rad­cliff Woman’s Club’s Taste of Radcliff begins at 6 p.m. Monday at Colvin and Christmas at the Cab­ins at the Saunders Spring Nature Preserve is set for 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 13.

Jeff D’Alessio can be reached at 270-505-1757 or

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