Alton's Haskell Playhouse will be decked out for the season this week for a special event this Saturday. Santa will be greeting kids of all ages from noon-2pm. Alton Park & Recreation's Rhonda Lewis says the event is a production of Friends of Haskell.
Lewis says there is basically no work done by city employees to change from Halloween to Christmas, as volunteers take care of the set up and tear down for both events. The city's biggest commitment is to open the doors. Visitors are also welcome to bring their own cameras.