The Gleason Community Club will present a kick off to Christmas this Saturday, Dec. 11, from 1-5 p.m. at the Community Club building, just off Hwy. 17 in downtown Gleason. All events are free and open to anyone. Santa will be arriving at 1:30 p.m. He will be available for photos and will hand out candy to children. The event also features movies, crafts, games with prizes and free horse drawn sleigh rides. The village Christmas tree will be lit at 5 p.m. Everything is free, but the Community Club will gladly accept donations of non-perishable food items which will be given to the local food pantry.