Here's a look at some of the holiday-themed events around Saline this weekend.
Happy Pawlidays - Pet Photos with Santa. 9 a.m., Mill Pond Park. Free! Bring your pet for a free photo with Santa in this event sponsored by Saline Rec. No registration. Just show up!
Treasure Trail to Santa. 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Busch's Shopping Plaza. Visit the local businesses for goodies. The trail leads to Santa, where you can take pictures. Carriage rides in the parking lot.
Thank Our Troops Holiday Writing. 10 a.m. Saturday. Carrigan Cafe. Help write holiday cards that will be stuffed into holiday stockings for soldiers.
Pet Photos with Santa. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Pets-N-Things, 541 E. Michigan Ave. Bring your kids and pets for pictures with Santa. Photos are $15 per sheet.
Rentschler Farm Museum Christmas - 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, 1265 E. Michigan Ave. Enjoy a glimpse into Christmas on a 1930's era farm. The farmhouse will be decorated for the holidays, with vintage toys and craft demonstrations. Santa will also be in one of the barns.
Open Mic Night at Brewed Awakenings Cafe. 6-9 p.m., Saturday. Join the Saline High School choir for a night of yuletide music by the fireside. 20 percent of food and drink sales will be donated to the ChadTough Foundation.
The Nutcracker. 7 p.m., Saturday. Saline High School. Dance Alliance presents The Nutcracker.
Christmas on the Rentschler Farm, 1-4 p.m., Sunday, 1265 E. Michigan Avenue. Another opportunity to experience Christmas how it was on a 1930s era farm. Mrs. Claus will also be on hand to read to children at 1:15 p.m., 2 p.m., 2:45 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Family Movie Day. 2 p.m., Saline District Library. It's a free showing of A Christmas Story at the library. Snacks and drinks provided. Bring your own blankets and pillows.
Register online at salinelibrary.org or call 429-5450 for more information.
Saline New Horizons Concert. 3 p.m., Sunday, First United Methodist Church. A free holiday concert.
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