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Birkdale Village welcomed Santa Claus on Nov. 17 with a holiday parade and tree-lighting ceremony. Cheerleaders from Hopewell High School also joined in the parade, handing out candy and showing off some of their cheers.

Santa will return to Birkdale from noon-6 p.m. each weekend until Christmas for photo opportunities.

On Dec. 1, Red Rocks Café will host a breakfast with Santa event. Breakfast takes place at 8:30 and 9:45 a.m. For tickets, call 704-728-6745 or visit www.ourtownshabitat.org and click on “Events.”

Tickets cost $15 for adults or $10 for children,. The money raised will benefit Habitat for Humanity.