West Side Nut Club Cancels Annual 'Santa Land' Event Due to COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is canceling Saint Nick's annual visit to Evansville's west side.

Posted: Dec 2, 2020 9:49 AM

Officials with the West Side Nut Club have called off their annual Santa Land event for 2020 due to continued COVID-19 activity in the area.

Club members hope the December tradition at Acorn Plaza can return in 2021.

The cancelation of the Christmas time event may come as no surprise with other downtown Evansville holiday events being canceled due to the virus, in addition to the Nut Club canceling its iconic Fall Festival back in July due to safety concerns created by the virus.

Even though Jolly Old Saint Nicholas won't be making his usual appearance for the now-canceled Santa Land event, kids and families hoping to meet Santa may still get that chance at Evansville's Eastland Mall from Dec. 4 - Dec 24.

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