Santa arrived in style on a Media Fire Company fire truck with flashing lights, cheers of the crowd, and the band, Makin' Music, singing "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" on Friday night.
This year onlookers from all over Delaware County were able to spread out and get a great view of the festivities at the new location of the Delaware County Courthouse. The Philly Phanatic made an appearance once again and pumped up the crowd for the big arrival. Once Santa made his way to the courthouse steps he counted down to the lighting of the Christmas lights on State Street. The only disappointment was from in front of the courthouse, spectators could not see State Street illuminate.
To close out the event, children lined up to meet Santa himself. It was a fun event that moved much quicker then in previous years, making it more enjoyable for the youngest of participants who find it hard to be patient.
All-in-all, Santa's arrival in Media was a wonderful way to kick off the holiday season.
Be sure to check out all of the local holiday events happening around town throughout the season.