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Cahokia airport sponsors Santa fly-in and breakfast

St. Louis Downtown Airport in Cahokia is preparing to welcome a special guest to the Saint Louis University Parks College hangar on Saturday, Dec. 15.

downtownairportsantaflyinSanta Claus will arrive via airplane for the annual fly-in event that also features breakfast with the jolly old elf. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students and kids, and children ages 3 and under are free. For area residents who want to experience the holiday celebration, reservations can be made in advance by calling (314) 977-2250 by Dec. 13, and walk-ins are also welcome.

During the event, which runs from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., children in attendance will have the opportunity to visit with Santa individually and share their wish list for this year. Family members are also welcome to take photos to capture the memorable moment. Guests will enjoy pancakes, sausage, coffee, hot cocoa, orange juice and other tasty seasonal treats served up by Chris Cakes St. Louis.

“This will be the 18th year that Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology has hosted this wonderful event at their hanger here at the airport,” said Erick Dahl, director of St. Louis Downtown Airport. “It’s one of the highlights of the year and a family holiday tradition for many who attend.”

Michelle Sabick, Ph.D., Dean of SLU’s Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology, added “We’re hoping for a terrific turnout again this year and are excited to invite friends and family all across the bi-state region to join us in celebrating the magic of the holiday season.”

Parks College Center for Aviation Science is located at 4300 Vector Drive, Hanger 8, Cahokia. For additional information contact the Office of Alumni Engagement at

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