Santa will be on hand from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in Santa's house, on the South side of the Main Stage. The "Santa Express" train will be there as you wait and Santa's Helpers will be available to escort your family to the Olde Mill for Parkville's Children's Christmas Village. The village, which is open from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m, has free Christmas-themed activities for kids ages 2-12.
Free shuttles to the event will run Friday from 5:30 p.m. till 11:00 p.m. from Park Hill South High School, the YMCA, and Park University (although, can't you just walk from Park University?).