Christmas is truly about the children in our lives, and this holiday season, Main Street Chillicothe is staying true to course.

On Wednesday, Nov. 28, from 4 to 6:30 p.m., the Livingston County Courthouse will be full of Santa's Helpers for Kids Christmas.

Kids Christmas is a unique event that allows the youth in the area to buy, create, and wrap gifts for the loved ones in their lives. This experience lets the kids surprise their parents, grandparents, or other important people with gifts chosen with thought and care. Participating downtown merchants have selected a variety of items that will be available for purchase, with all items costing less than $15.

"This is a wonderful way for children to experience the gift of giving without draining their piggy banks or their parents' pockets," said Crystal Narr, Main Street Chillicothe Director.

All purchases will be gift-wrapped at no cost by the Alpha Delta Rho chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, and the children may also create Christmas cards to accompany their gifts.

In addition to Kids Christmas, everybody's favorite jolly old man, Santa Claus, will be taking a break from toy-making to be on site. Children can visit Santa from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., that evening in the Courthouse Lobby.

Main Street Chillicothe can be reached at 660-646-4071, or at