Today (Friday), the annual “Christmas in the Heart” celebration, will welcome jolly ol’ St. Nick to the gazebo on the courthouse lawn. The annual event, organized and sponsored by the Brady/McCulloch County Chamber of Commerce, is ready to kick the holiday season into full gear with the sights and sounds of Christmas. Scheduled from 6-8 p.m. on the courthouse lawn, the event will feature carriage rides, Santa Claus, musical entertainment and festive treats. “We encourage all businesses to stay open late for Christmas shopping,” said Chamber EVP DeLaine Poe. A food drive sponsored by KNEL radio station, Unimin, Borden and Brady Federal Land Bank will also be set up on the square from 4-7 p.m. The annual food drive will benefit the McCulloch County Helping Hands center. Anyone who would like to sell craft items or snacks during the event or who would like to showcase their entertainment is encouraged to contact the Chamber at 597-3491.