Candy Canes And Airplanes Landing At Salina Airport

That Jolly Old Elf will be landing at the Salina Regional Airport Saturday for a special event.

Santa will host “Candy Canes and Airplanes” Saturday afternoon. Doors at Hangar 600 located at 2720 Arnold Ct. open at 1:00, in anticipation of Santa’s 2:00 arrival.

According to the airport, there will plenty of activities for the entire family. Local aviation assets will be available for tours and viewing. K-State’s manned and unmanned flight assets will be part of the event, as will a Blackhawk helicopter.

Kids of all ages will enjoy free cookies and cocoa (while supplies last) with Mr. and Mrs. Claus and Santa’s entourage of Christmas folk provided by the Salina Military Affairs Council’s Commanders Club.

With Ol’ St. Nick’s little elves hard at work in the North Pole, Santa’s Salina team will be ready with fun crafts and activities for the kiddos.

K-State’s student organizations will make decking your halls easy this year with opportunities to create ornaments, color pictures, make wish lists and much more! Pictures with Santa are free but some club activities do require a small cash donation.

While student Wildcats are helping to decorate your home, the Military Affairs Council will be decorating faces at their face painting booth.

CAPS of Salina will be doing crafts with the kids and offering parents tips on surviving the hectic holiday season. Even the Salina Bombers will get in on the action.

And remember to bring a new unwrapped toy. The Patriot Business Program will be collecting toys for Salina children in need. In exchange, you’ll get a coupon to one of Santa’s favorite Patriot Businesses- The Toy Parade on Santa Fe.

SeaPort Airlines will host a coloring contest and one winner in each of three age categories will receive a round trip ticket for themselves and a guardian on SeaPort.