The holiday season got into full swing thanks to a visit from Santa Claus.

He stopped in town Saturday, ready to hear from boys and girls who told him what they hope to find under their Christmas trees.

Santa sat in his house in the parking lot of The Center in downtown Schuyler and welcomed children who waited in line with their parents. Along with their chats with Santa, each child received a bag of candy courtesy of the Schuyler Area Chamber of Commerce.

There were other activities held that day to get people in the Christmas spirit.

Inside The Center, the annual Parade of Trees was on display.

Christmas trees decorated by individuals and organizations were lined up for the public to view. There were also cookies and cider and crafts for children.

The admission fee was a freewill donation or nonperishable food given to the local food pantry.

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