Santa Claus is coming to town on Sunday, December 16…Well at least to Monticello Raceway and Casino.


On that afternoon the jolly ole gent will be horse drawn to the winners circle  and if it is anything like it has been in the past few years, the children will be cheering.


Santa’s visit is part of the special 10-race card on Sunday which has been added to coincide with the children’s fourth annual Free, Fabulous, Fantasy  Holiday Party.


The day will get underway with the first race going to post at 12:25pm and the featured Candy Cane Pace will be the second race on the card.


After that race Santa will ride around the track in a sulky pulled by a beautiful white horse who’s reputed to be a  buddy of the ‘Rudolph’ (you know who). Hordes of children will join Santa for the winners circle presentation and each will receive a candy cane.


After that race the party begins in earnest at 1pm.  Monticello Raceway horsemen will take the children to the third floor of the grandstand  for a magical make- believe  journey to the North Pole where they will visit with, and have photos taken, with Santa and his Elves in Snowy Candy Cane Land.


Gifts and games of all kinds will be given away and along with sweet treats, cookies, hot chocolate and  the kids can even have their faces painted by a professional. And ‘Elvis’ will be in the building.


Attendance to the Holiday Party is FREE and the  offer is extended to all children, near and far..