Christmas in the CityChristmas carriage rides scheduled for Dec. 17 have been canceled due to the forecast of extremely cold weather.

“Our apologies for this change,” Arkansas City Area Chamber of Commerce director Kammy Downs said in a release.

“It is in the best interest of safety for people and the horses, (so) the carriage ride owner and the Ark City Chamber have decided to cancel.”

However, Santa Claus still is on schedule to be at North Pole, Kansas, located at 504 S. Summit St.

He also will make an appearance at Graves Drug, located at 212 S. Summit St.