Santa coming to Auburn’s Kreher Preserve and Nature Center for HoHoHo Hike Dec. 7

Published: November 14, 2019
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Santa Claus will be visiting Auburn University’s Kreher Preserve and Nature Center during its annual HoHoHo Hike Saturday, Dec. 7, from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

“Join the Nature Center guides as we venture out into the forest to look for Santa Claus,” said Michael Buckman, center manager. “Santa’s most distinguishing characteristic is his bright red coat. As we search for him, we may come across many other things in the forest that are red. At each encounter, we’ll learn about the creatures and their amazing adaptations to the winter. Eventually, we’ll find Santa, and visitors will be able to whisper to him all of their wishes for the holidays. After the hike, hot cocoa and s’mores will be available around a warm campfire.”

The HoHoHo Hike is a fun, family-friendly event for all ages. A short, guided hike will take participants through the Kreher Preserve and Nature Center forest, stopping along the way at educational encounters with forest creatures and ending with a visit with Santa Claus. Holiday-themed crafts will be available before and after the hike; and hot cocoa and s’mores kits will be available for purchase around the campfire.

The Kreher Preserve and Nature Center is located at 2222 N. College St. in Auburn. Hikes depart from the main pavilion. Tickets are $5 per person, $4 for members; children ages 2 and under are admitted free.

The event will be postponed or canceled in the event of inclement weather; watch the center’s website or Facebook page for updates.

The Auburn University School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences is a flagship institution for natural resources-based degrees including natural resource management, geospatial and environmental informatics, and sustainable biomaterials and packaging. The school is also the backbone to Alabama's $22 billion forest, wildlife and natural resources industry. Its mission is to create future professionals and leaders and to develop new knowledge and science-based solutions and share them with individuals, families, communities and industries so they can make informed decisions to advance their business and well-being.