Santa returns to Downtown Milford


As the weather turns chilly and children’s thoughts leave Halloween behind and think of Thanksgiving smells, deep in their hearts, we all know, is the arrival of Santa Claus that truly brings warm smiles and glee to their faces. Downtown Milford, Inc. (DMI) reminds all children from 1 to 99 that Santa Claus arrives in Milford on Saturday, November 24 at 11:00 am. Santa will be accompanied by his hard-working elves. Santa will arrive on a blazing red fire truck from the Carlisle Fire Station with sirens blasting escorted by local Milford police.

The annual Santa Claus House has been a Milford tradition in downtown with photographic records dating back to the 1940s. Six years ago, with the help of countless volunteers, Downtown Milford Inc. and the Santa Claus House Committee were able to provide a brand new house for local children, which currently stands on Walnut Street in downtown Milford. All of the materials and hours that were put into building the Santa House were donated by local construction businesses and volunteers.

Santa will receive each child and listen to their holiday dreams and wishes every Friday evening 5:00 to 8:00 pm and on Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm until Sunday, December 23. Every child will receive a candy cane, picture with Santa and a locally-made stocking filled with candy. A weekly drawing for a Downtown Milford Gift Certificate will be given away to five lucky Milford shoppers.

All of Santa’s elves, DMI volunteers, are working behind the scenes to prepare the Santa House for the arrival of Santa. Numerous elves prepared the Santa House with lights and decorations, while others made and filled over 1,500 little stockings. If families would like to be part of this project they can contact DMI Director Murrie Zlotziver at 302-839-1180 or email

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