Citywide Christmas celebration

The annual lighting of the city of Wichita's Christmas tree and related festivities will take place Dec. 3 on Kennedy Plaza outside Century II and inside Century II. Here are all the details:

1) The evening will begin at 6 p.m. on Kennedy Plaza with the lighting of the holiday tree, a reading of a "Night before Christmas" by Mayor Brewer, carols sung by the Newman Troubadours and the arrival of Santa Claus on a fire truck. A fireworks show will conclude the outdoor activities.

2) The indoor event will be in Century II Exhibition Hall, starting about 6:30 p.m. There will be games and inflatables for kids 5 to 12, letters to Santa, pictures with Santa and prize giveaways, including 14 decorated Christmas trees, an iPod and a new child's bike.

3) The event is free but donations will be accepted of canned food, hats, gloves and scarves. Cash donations also will be accepted for the Mayor's and Kansas Food Bank's No More Hungry Kids Campaign.

A good deal

Watch a showing of the 1947 holiday film " Miracle on 34th Street" for free at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Warren Oldtown, 329 N. Mead. The movies stars Maureen O'Hara, Edmund Gwenn as Kris Kringle and Natalie Wood.