The 23rd annual Holiday in the Depot in Washington will be held Dec. 12 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the town center. There is no snow or rain date.

Festivities kick off with the lighting of the town Christmas tree by special guests at Bryan Memorial Town Hall.

Students from Washington Montessori School will sing carols at this time.

Santa will arrive by hay wagon shortly after the tree lighting and will be available to visit and have his photograph taken with children until 8:30 p.m. inside town hall.

Other offerings include caroling by troubadours from the Gunnery School, the sale of Christmas ornaments by the Washington Volunteer Fire Department's Auxiliary, a craft by Gunn Memorial Library, goodies from the Animal Welfare Society , hot dogs and chili at the American Legion Hall, gift sales at the senior center and hayrides.

Goods and letters for soldier boxes will be collected by the "Town Hall Gang."

Letters to Santa may be mailed at town hall.

Other activities will also be offered around town:

Members of the Washington Business Association will sponsor a drawing for an iPad Mini and a gift basket of goodies.

Entry forms will be available at participating businesses from 6 to 8 p.m. and should be dropped off at Washington Supply for the drawing at 8:30 p.m.

Clifford the Big Red Dog will visit businesses to meet his fans.

Offerings will include a book signing with Florence and Wendell Minor at Hickory Stick Bookshop, cookie decorating and holiday card making at the National Iron Bank, refreshments at The Matthews Group, hot cocoa and wine at Washington Supply and a book signing, as well as a pick a balloon for a surprise gift opportunity event for kids 12 and under at the Washington Art Association.