December 6, 2008

A cold start to Downtown's Santa Saturdays

There was a lot of pre-Christmas activity scheduled at Monument Square Saturday -- the first of the Downtown Racine Corporation's three Santa Saturdays. And although it all went off without a hitch, if truth be told it was too darn cold for many to come out and enjoy the festivities.

Nonetheless, there was music and dance, and Santa in his chalet; also hot chocolate and carriage rides around downtown.

And -- don't tell the kids -- there actually were two Santas downtown at the same time, one at north end of the business district in front of JoJo's Toys, waving to passing motorists and talking to kids who walked by, and the other in Monument Square hearing children's wishes. (We won't even mention a third Santa at the Cops 'N Kids book giveaway up on State Street.) In any case, kids, you had no excuse for telling the Jolly Old Elf himself just want you want for Christmas.

Here are some pictures:

Two dancers from the Racine Studio of the Performing Arts

And when they were done, seven crowded onto Santa's lap

Devin Shirley and Stephanie Besaw played at Northern Lights

Photo op with Santa Bear and Mr. Spruce
(I must've missed that Disney movie.)

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