As you put your Jack-O-Laterns and Halloween decorations away, it’s time to start thinking about Christmas.

It may be soon, but even Santa Claus has to plan.

And Kissimmee residents have to plan too, if they want their children to receive a phone call from the Jolly ‘Ol Man himself.

The City of Kissimmee is now taking requests for the “Santa Calling Program,” an annual tradition that happens this year on Dec. 4 from 5:30-8 p.m.
If you are interested in having Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus call your children, send the following information in an email to santa@kissimmee.org:

The child’s name (and its pronunciation); age (10 years old or younger); English or Spanish speaker; gender; phone number; a list of what they want Santa Claus to bring; names and ages of their siblings; school, grade and teacher; pet names and type; what parents what would like the child to improve on (something positive); Elf on the Shelf details (Is it a girl or a boy? Name?); and the best time to call between 5:30-8 p.m. on Dec. 4.

Parents can also visit Kissimmee City Hall and the Oak Street and Chambers Park community centers with that information.

Parents are reminded that “Santa Calling” is and not a gift-giving service. The deadline to receive requests will be on Nov. 27, at 5 p.m. Please remember the time selected as Santa will be calling many children and can call each child once.

For more information e-mail the complete information to santa@kissimmee.org or call 407-518-2360.