The kids got to see Santa twice this year. First time was our annual neighborhood Cookies with Santa, and the second was hosted by this Greek restaurant off South Blvd. We discovered it by coincidence. We ate dinner at the restaurant the week before and the hostess mentioned that every year the owner throws a Christmas party for the community with free food and Santa arrives by red helicopter. So we decided to check it out. It was awesome! Free burgers, fries and drinks for everyone, and then we all got to watch as Santa's helicopter flew towards us and landed. I've never been so close to a helicopter landing before. It is really powerful! Brayden got scared, food boxes, dust and debris started flying everywhere! But it was cool, after the helicopter turned off Brayden was fine and the kids got to go hug Santa.We'll probably try and do this every year!
And here is our annual neighborhood picture with Santa: