Santa Claus is pretty busy this year — with all the presents he has to deliver around the world and all — but he has managed to schedule some time before Christmas to meet with kids in person in Washington County.

The following are some opportunities for youth to meet with the Jolly Old Elf:

What: Christmas for the Coat

When: 6:30 to 9 a.m. Dec. 4

Where: Fernando’s Cafe, Blair

How much: Tickets $10 advance, $15 at door

Who: Hosted by Joseph’s Coat Thrift Store

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What: Eagles Club Community Holiday Dinner

When: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 7

Where: First United Methodist Church, Blair

How much: Freewill donation

Who: Hosted by the Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary 3943

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What: Santa in Arlington

When: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 8

Where: Arlington Auditorium

How much: Freewill donation

Who: Hosted by Arlington Volunteer Fire Department

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What: Christmas in Calhoun

When: 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 14

Where: Fort Calhoun Fire Hall

How much: Canned goods or cash donations to benefit Washington County Food Pantry

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