Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Tis' the season for pictures with Santa!

The Carlson's Team had the opportunity to hang out with Santa this Saturday, December 1st in Perry.  First we were invited out to Breakfast with Santa , hosted by the Ladies Auxiliary at the Perry Fireman's Building.  A delicious breakfast was prepared and Santa came to visit and gave kids the opportunity to share with him their Christmas wishes where Carlson's stood by to capture the moment.  It was a wonderful start to our very busy Santa Saturday! 

As the streets were shut down to traffic, main street came alive with people all excited to spend time mingling and enjoying the holiday lights and festival set up by the Holiday Delights Committee.  A festive tree lighting kicked off the night as people gathered around to hear the High School Chorus sing holiday music and enjoy the different local groups and vendors that set up in the plaza. Cheesed and Confused, Blue Box Cafe, The Country Kitchen, The Vets Club, The American Legion and The Maple Queen were just a few of the many awesome vendors that set up and contributed different products for public enjoyment. A live Nativity scene was set up, complete with animals for petting! A flash mob from the Perry Middle School surprised us all with a dance number to Read Around Perry.

An impressive firetruck parade lit up the town as trucks covered in lights decorated main street throughout the duration of the festival, filling the street with the holiday spirit.

Peyten Nearhood; all smiles as she
showed us that not all 2 year olds
are afraid of Santa!
After Santa helped oversee the lighting of the tree downtown, he made his way with his elves to the hot spot of the night where kids were standing in line watching outdoor movies waiting to meet and greet with him.  Cookies and toys were donated so each child could receive a special Christmas surprise and then build their own cookies! 

Both events were a huge success and we were so happy to be invited to share in these fun holiday traditions again this year!
Approximately 500 kids came out to have their picture taken with Santa this year between both events.  With numbers like that, Carlson's has committed to investing in modern technology that keeps the printing time short (approx. 15 secs per print).  By the time the kids are done talking to Santa about their placement on the "Naughty or Nice" list their prints are ready to go.  This is the same technology we utilize for our event photography (ie. corporate parties, photobooths, etc...) to avoid having you stand in line all night and get you back into the party that much faster.

If you didn't get a chance to get your picture taken with Santa last Saturday you have 2 more wonderful opportunities to meet him coming up soon! Carlson's will be hanging out with Santa at the Warren's Cleaning office on North Main Street in Warsaw to benefit the Relay For Life as they host a Christmas Bazaar on Sunday, December 16th.  Your next opportunity will be on Thursday, December 20th at The Stage.  Santa will be arriving around 5:30 and then a FREE Holiday Movie will be showing at 7:00pm.

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