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Alden

Alden’s 20th annual Christmas in the Park will be held on Saturday, with events running throughout the village.

The free event, sponsored by the Alden Chamber of Commerce, the Town of Alden Recreation Department and a variety of local businesses and community organizations, will be held at various locations throughout the afternoon.

Activities include pony rides, a petting zoo, strolling carolers and horse-drawn wagon rides through Alden Town Park. Santa will be available for pictures near the bandstand in Firemen’s Park from 2 to 5 p.m., and Sara Elizabeth Genco will perform on the bandstand from 4 to 5 p.m.

Various businesses in the village will be holding open houses from 1 to 5 p.m. to coincide with Christmas in the park.

A Holiday Marketplace will also be held across from the bandstand, in the American Legion Hall, 13143 Broadway, from noon to 4:30 p.m.

Also this week:

• The Alden Town Board will meet at 7 p.m. Monday for a regular meeting at Alden Town Hall, 3311 Wende Road.

• The Alden School Board will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at Alden Middle School, 1648 Crittenden Road.