Catchin’ up with Santa and the missus

Hailing from Princeton, the Meyer family was all smiles when they sat on the laps of Santa and Mrs. Claus. Pictured are siblings Lola, 7, Ava, 3, Mack, 1, and Sadie, 5. The Grant House served cider and hot chocolate to families while they decorated cookies and had pictures taken with Santa. Tiptoes the Elf brought Oden wearing his ‘Ugly Christmas Sweater’ to see Santa at the Grant House. Oden was really hoping to hear Santa tell him that he had been a good dog this year. Who wore it best? Gabriel Allerton, 2 1/2, of Cambridge, sported a festive holiday hat when he sat on Santa’s lap at the Grant House on Dec. 14. Gabriel sure liked the handmade popcorn ball from Santa. Leanne Riebe, of Zimmerman, and her daughters Addison, 3, and Ava, 6, visited with Santa and Mrs. Claus by the fireplace at the Grant House. In a few whispers to Santa, the girls announced what they want for Christmas and received a treat bag and popcorn ball from the North Pole. Children found delight in telling Santa what they want for Christmas and more during a special Santa Day event at the historic Grant House Hotel and Eatery on Dec. 14. Decorating sugar cookies in the Rose Room, 4-year-old Bella Utermoehl, of Pine City, put the finishing sprinkles on her frosted Christmas cookie when she took the first bite. Her favorite part of the cookie was the pink frosting, which just happened to match her shirt. The arrival of Santa is always a treat for those who attend the event named in his honor at Harris Legion Hall. Samantha, 7, recalling her wish list for Santa in Harris. Six-year-old Owen, with grandpa Wayne Buisman, of Harris, waits for the gift he selected for family to be wrapped up for Christmas. In Harris, Micah Arrigoni, 5, feels right at home in Santa’s arms. Mia Arrigoni, 7, of Harris, peeks inside a treat bag that she received from Santa and his helper. Santa can’t help but smile when momma Jess places little Cayden Good, of Stacy, in his arms at the Harris Santa Day event. Newborn Zayden Thelander, from North Branch, visits Santa and Mrs. Claus who arrived by fire truck for Almelund’s old-fashioned Santa Day event Saturday, Dec. 14 at Amador Town Hall. Families also enjoyed cider, Christmas cookies and a craft fair for the Amador Heritage Center.
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Children found delight in telling Santa what they want for Christmas and more during a special Santa Day event at the historic Grant House Hotel and Eatery on Dec. 14. Decorating sugar cookies in the Rose Room, 4-year-old Bella Utermoehl, of Pine City, put the finishing sprinkles on her frosted Christmas cookie when she took the first bite. Her favorite part of the cookie was the pink frosting, which just happened to match her shirt.

American Legion Post 39 of Harris welcomed families to its annual Santa Day event Saturday, Dec. 7 at the Legion Hall in downtown Harris. Though it was too cold outside this year for kids to hunt for money in straw piles, they found plenty of warmth inside with Santa and the toy shop where gifts were chosen and wrapped for moms and dads to open on Christmas morning. (Photos by Jon Tatting)

Santa and Mrs. Claus arrived by fire truck for Almelund’s old-fashioned Santa Day event Saturday, Dec. 14 at Amador Town Hall. Families also enjoyed cider, Christmas cookies and a craft fair for the Amador Heritage Center. (Photo submitted by Lin Strong)
Also Dec. 14, children enjoyed talking and sharing gift ideas with Santa during a special Santa Day event at the historic Grant House Hotel and Eatery in Rush City. (Photos by Melanie M. Hedberg)