A local event grows into a popular holiday tradition in Kearney.
"Why is this fun for you? It's because there's a lot of activities and crafts!"
That's the whole idea, as the Kearney Children's Museum hosts its fifth year of "Breakfast With Santa". It included pancakes, carolers, and photos with the big man in the red suit.
Organizers say it's a laid back way for the community to kick start the holiday season without all of the craziness that comes with it.
"I think the best part is it's a chance for a lot of different organizations to come together," said museum executive director Tara Knuth. "We rely on the events center and everyone to make this happen, Kiwanis for the pancakes, and like I said, it's something we can do with a lot of things that hit a lot of different ages. It's not just for the little kids, because we have the ice skating for the bigger ones so everyone can get involved."
"Breakfast With Santa" also serves as a fundraiser for the museum, helping with the end of the year budget expenses and costs of future events.