The Crookston Student Association, along with nearly a dozen student clubs at the University of Minnesota Crookston will host the annual Santa Land celebration on Saturday, December 6. The Sargeant Student Center will be buzzing with crafts and activities for children from 1-4 p.m. Several of the crafts are free and all local children and their parents are welcome. Santa, Mrs. Claus, and several elves are scheduled to arrive from the North Pole for the Santa Land festivities. 

"Santa Land is a tradition near and dear to the hearts of U of M Crookston students as at allows them to be kids again, right alongside the real children," says Lisa Samuelson, director of Student Activities. 

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Contact: Lisa Samuelson, director, student activities, 218-281-8507 (; Elizabeth Tollefson, assistant director, communications, 218-281-8432 (; Stephanie Onken, communication assistant, 218-281-8446 (