" Look, do see Rudolph up there in the sky?"
It happens faithfully the Sunday before Christmas. Residents and friends gather in Forest Park's Triangle Park to enjoy hot cider and donut holes and await the magical sound of .... not sleigh bells... but the sound of the sfire truck's siren. THAT'S how Santa arrives! There are squeals of excitement and delight and Santa climbs out throwing fistfuls of candy to the awaiting crowd. This is usually followed by the wails of some frantic toddlers when they realize Santa is actually going to mingle with the crowd. That is to be expected. There is always a rousing version of "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer" and "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" sung by Santa and his adoring throng. Santa works the crowd and listens to every wish. An added attraction is the fire truck and the wonderfully patient fire fighters that serve as Santa's helpers. Many thanks to the Clairmont Avenue Fire Dept. for making this such a wonderful neighborhood event each year. I am departing from my usual one or two photos today because, well I had so many cute ones I couldn't choose and there are only a few days left to cram these in. HO HO HO!
Cute cousins await Santa's arrival
" Santa I'm down here"
" Hey, that dog looks like me!"
The Tune du Jour is "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer" by the one and only Gene Autrey
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