CALUMET CITY | River Oaks Center, 159th Street and Torrence Avenue, welcomes children and their families to a pizza party with Santa from noon to 2 p.m. Dec. 21.
Participants will have an opportunity to meet with Santa Claus and share their holiday wishes, while enjoying lunch from Villa Pizza in the food court.
The other star of the day will be children’s book author Cheryl Powe, who will be reading some of her stories throughout the event. Powe currently works as a first-grade teacher in Chicago, and writes stories about the Humblebees, a group of colorful bees that teach children different lessons in each book.
Additionally, children can enjoy a bounce house set up next to Santa’s Village and a special discount on the shopping center’s choo choo train.
“We invite all of our guests to take a break from their holiday shopping and join us for pizza and fun holiday memories,” said Michelle Simmons, assistant director of marketing and business development at River Oaks Center.
For more information about River Oaks Center’s holiday events, visit www.facebook.com/RiverOaksCenterMall and follow them on Twitter at @RiverOaksCenter.