Friday kicked off the official start to the Christmas spirit with the arrival of Santa Claus to River Park.
Santa Claus arrived straight from the North Pole and what a better way than by flying in.
“He comes in a helicopter and with two helicopter drivers and then when he comes down we get to take pictures with him and we get candy cane,” said Daniel Valdez.
Dozens of kids from the community were sure to greet his arrival with hugs and huge smiles.
“I like to meet Santa, I am happy like that,” said Even Rocha.
Happy were the kids but so were the parents.
“Just really brings the community together, I think all types of community involvement like this is just great to have,” said Amy Williams, a parent.
Santa hopped onto a fire engine and lead everyone to the Christmas tree where he made it snow, magically.
Then off he went to his tiny house cottage were he will meet with children every day until Christmas Eve.
“Children are the future, we need to have the children happy we need to have the children understanding what it means to love unconditionally, they need the hope and the joy of the Christmas season and wen we do that then our future is ensure,” said Santa Claus.