It's another Bitterroot Valley tradition - the annual Community Christmas Party at the Daly Mansion, northeast of Hamilton.

This year's event will be Saturday, December 15, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and will be hosted by Mrs Claus, who'll greet you at the front door of the historic mansion. Santa will make his grand arrival at 12 noon. Get there early, 'cause there's usually a crowd to greet him.

Music will be provided by Joan Roe on the piano and the Bitterroot Ragtime Society, who have become regulars at Mansion events. Dancers from the River Street Dance Theater will also be performing.

Photos with Santa in the mansion's living room, cookies and crafts and lots and lots of Christmas trees upstairs and downstairs at the Daly Mansion.

Admission will be $5 for adults and $2 for children, with active military veterans and their children admitted free of charge.