Herrin – The City of Herrin is hosting a children’s Christmas open house next Friday. The event, held at City Hall from 4:30pm to 6:00pm will be an opportunity to have refreshments with various city officials and have a visit and a picture with Santa. There will be a variety of craft activities for the children and a drawing for bicycles, tricycles and some toys, for children 11 years of age and under. Santa and his number one elf will arrive by fire truck in front of City Hall at approximately 4:45 PM. It is requested that children be accompanied by an adult.