Santa Claus made an early stop at Yankee Candle in South Deerfield Saturday morning.
Saint Nick ditched the sleigh and reindeer and arrived in a helicopter.
Once he landed, he and his elves sang songs and took pictures with children. An annual tradition enjoyed by people of all ages.
“It’s about traditions for families this time of year,” said Wade Basset. “It’s about bringing back the memories of old and new, creating those memories. This is just one of those events for us that kicks off the holiday season.”
Those who attended stayed warm with heaters, coffee and hot chocolate.
Yankee Candle Village
The Perfect New England Destination
25 Greenfield Road, South Deerfield