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Published November 28, 2012, 12:00 AM

Here comes Santa Claus

A crowd of several hundred children and parents greeted Santa Claus when he made his first appearance of the Christmas season in Hudson the night after Thanksgiving.


Children and parents eagerly await the arrival of Santa Claus in downtown Hudson Friday. He came from the north on Second Street, riding in a horse-drawn sleigh.

  • Children and parents eagerly await the arrival of Santa Claus in downtown Hudson Friday. He came from the north on Second Street, riding in a horse-drawn sleigh.
  • Santa Claus arrives in downtown Hudson in a horse-drawn sleigh.
  • Santa Claus greets a youngster.
  • Santa Claus greets a youngster on his way into Kelley Frame & Fine Art Gallery for sit-down sessions with children.
  • Owen Ashwood gets a good look at Santa from the shoulders of his dad, Chris.
  • A crowd gathers around Santa Claus when he arrives in downtown Hudson last Friday night, marking the official start of the Christmas shopping season. The jolly old gent turned on the Christmas lights with a wave of his staff.
  • The horse that pulled Santa’s sleigh is surround by the crowd.
  • People crowd into the warm atrium of the Second Street Crossing building to await Santa’s arrival. In the foreground, North Hudson Pepper Fest Queen Maggie Well paints a decoration on the face of a youngster.
  • Anna Lindemann, left, decorates the face of Beth Piehl, daughter of Mike and Ann Piehl.