Special to Iredell Free News

Rescue Ranch and Brawley Animal Hospital will host its Photos with Santa and indoor Shop ‘n Stroll event on Saturday, December 2.

The event will be from 12 noon to 6 p.m.

Photos with Santa cost $50 per family and will be taken by Amanda Caldwell Photography. This includes a digital image of families and pets. Additional photos may be purchased directly through the photographer.

In addition, an indoor Shop ‘n Stroll with vendors and complementary cup of hot chocolate or coffee will be available for guests.

Pre-registration and payment are required for Santa photo sessions. To register, visit rescueranch.com.

The Ranch’s barnyard will be open for visits with outside animal ambassadors. The 10,000-square-foot inclusive playground will also be open.

For those just interested in shopping at the indoor shop ‘n stroll, admission is $5 per person with children ages one and under free.

All proceeds from Photos with Santa and indoor Shop ‘n Stroll will benefit the nonprofit animal welfare organization, which promotes respect for all animals through education; is committed to agricultural, environmental and wildlife conservation; and facilitates rehabilitation, rescue, and responsible pet ownership in order to enhance the human-animal bond.

Rescue Ranch is located at 1424 Turnersburg Highway in Statesville.