SPARTA - The Sparta Recreation Dept. is sponsoring its annual “Holiday Festival and Visit with Santa” beginning at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4. Admission is a non-perishable food item to be donated to the Sussex County Food Pantry. In addition to Santa’s arrival, there will be live entertainment, a magic show, pony rides, a petting zoo, food, fire engine rides and more. For information, call 729-2383.