Holiday story time, at every hour on the half-hour from 4:30-7:30 p.m., in the media lab of The Mercury, 24 N. Hanover St.
The annual holiday open house at Art Fusion 19464, 254 High St., from 5-7 p.m. Advance reservations are requested by calling 610-326-2506. Canned goods will be collected there for Pottstown Chapter 565 of the Vietnam Veterans Of America;
The opening of Santa’s Village at 139 High St., from 6-8 p.m., with visits with Santa, crafts for kids, reindeer-food making, and a coloring contest;
Rides in a horse-drawn wagon or wagonette, from 6-8, at a cost of $10 per ticket;
A production of the musical “Annie,” beginning at 8 at the Steel River Playhouse, 245 High St.;
Animal Christmas food drop-offs at Cole’s Tobacco, 215 High St., Grumpy’s Sandwiches, 137 High St., Twice As Nice, 233 High St., and the Sitter’s Clubhouse, 333 High St.
Discounted baby-sitting services at offered at the Sitter’s Clubhouse, 133 High St., and can be scheduled in advance by calling 610-326-7600; and
Roasted chestnuts offered by Empire Fire Company in the 300 block of High Street.
Scheduled for Saturday are:
Breakfast with Santa at Grumpy’s Sandwiches, 137 High St., at $5 per person. Space is limited and advance reservations are requested by calling 484-948-6061;
Activities identical to Friday, above, for Santa’s Village, wagon rides (for $7 per ticket, from 5-7 p.m. only), the Steel River Playhouse production of “Annie,” animal food drop-offs, discounted babysitting services, and roasted chestnuts;
Free trolley rides from 4:30-7:30 p.m.;
A raffle among downtown merchants with the chance to win up to $2,000 cash. Only 300 tickets will be sold, at a price of 5 tickets for $25; and
Free entry forms at 333 High St. for the Wheel To The Future cash prize drawing Dec. 22 at Sunnybrook Ballroom.