Adel Sip and Sample will be celebrated from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 7. This is the 25th year Adel will hosting the event.

“It’s become a real staple in the community. We feel it’s really sort of our quick off for our holiday season,” said Deb Bengtson, director of the Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce. “And it gives our residents time to come out and, not only visit Santa, but see other businesses and go in and sample goods. I know a lot of people pick up the recipe cards and keep them from year to year. It’s a fun event. It’s a great way to kick off the holidays.”

Forty businesses throughout Adel will be participating in Sip and Sample.

Santa, Mrs. Claus and Elf will be available from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Adel Public Library. Santa will also be greeting the little ones from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Salvage This to hear their gift requests. Horse and carriage rides will be offered at Restoration Harmony. People can also donate to the Angel Giving Tree at Harvey Greenhouse.