Waterville Holiday Tradition “Kringleville” Moving Inside 

A holiday tradition for more than four decades in Waterville is moving.

Santa and Mrs. Claus have been greeting children at Kringleville in Castonguay Square for the past 44-years.

This year, Kringleville is being moved inside, to the storefront window at the REM Forum in The Center building on Main Street in downtown Waterville.

Jennifer Olsen, the Executive Director at Waterville Main Street says by moving the event inside it keeps kids from enduring long waits out in the cold andĀ also makes Santa Claus more visible to onlookers in downtown Waterville.

“Volunteers have been working on it all year round. And we’re ready to start decorating this month. And so people will get the same experience we’ve always gotten from Kringleville. But this time it’s going to be a little bit more friendly to families with young children so they can wait inside and be warm and comfortable,” Olsen said.

The annual Kringleville auction to help raise money for the event is scheduled for October 30 at the Silver Street Tavern in Waterville. The event beginsĀ at 5:30.

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