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Letters to Santa At Effie’s Cottage

Posted Date: 10/29/2023

Letters to Santa At Effie’s Cottage

     In Livingston, there are many clubs and organizations for people of all ages to join. These groups provide so much for the community, especially during the holidays. They donate many things, but they are always giving their most precious commodity, their time. One of these outstanding organizations is the Polk County Garden Club. They are located in the Historical Main Street District and have been serving Livingston since 1948. letters to santa at miss effie's cottage


     The Polk County Garden Club will host “Letters to Santa” at Miss Effie’s Cottage, 201 Mill Street, across from the Courthouse on Saturday, December 8th from 6pm-8pm. This meet and greet with Santa is always a wonderful success as members of the Garden Club share an evening with the community. The kids always love being able to personally put their letters in the special mailbox just for Santa. 

     This year’s event might look a little different than before, but everyone knows Livingston loves to keep traditions fresh and exciting.  All kids are encouraged to bring their letters to Santa to put in the mailbox and he will give each a big wave. There will be juice pouches, candy canes and cookies for the little ones.

      Don’t let the good times stop there. After dropping off a “Letter to Santa”, enjoy a drive around town to see the Christmas Lights and displays, from the Courthouse Square, Livingston Main Street District, Anniversary Park, and Heritage Park downtown, to Pedigo Park there are wonderful displays of thousands of Christmas lights.Mrs Clause poses for pictures at Letters to Santa at Miss Effie's Cottage


     Make sure to prepare to play at this event by shopping or staying in town like a local. Some locals even follow up this event by grabbing dinner or dessert at one of the favorite local places to dineLivingston Specialty Merchants’ Guild and Livingston Main Street are thrilled to invite everyone around to come #LivLocal with us at holiday traditions like this one. 






lines gather to see santa at miss effie's cottage and deliver the kid's letters directly to santa's mail box     the grinch visits miss effie's cottage during letters to santa event     effie's cottage event 2018



Date: December 8th from 6pm-8pm

Location: Miss Effie’s Cottage  – 201 Mill Street   (Diagonal from the courthouse) 


Admission is free for the community.

Please call for questions. (936) 327-3656

Learn more about the Polk County Garden Club:


letters to santa at miss effie's cottage 12.8.23 6pm-8pm 201 mill street