Santa ushers in holidays downtown


Eight-year-old Hazel Eaton greets Santa and Mrs. Claus Saturday at village hall as they step of their carriage.


Daisy Arntz says hello to Santa.


Chasity Snyder and Peyton Schaffer play ring-around-the-rosie as they wait for Santa to arrive.


Carrigan Rourke performs her duties as an elf.


Jaycie and Josephine Kazmierczak glimpse down the street and see Santa in the distance.


The Dukes marching band entertains the crowd while waiting for Santa’s arrival.


Horses lead Santa down South Main Street.


Dennis and Rebecca Hartman lead the parade.


Photos by Jonathan Delozier | Wellington Enterprise

Sleigh bells rang and residents were listening Saturday as Santa Claus made his way down South Main Street and greeted children at village hall. Little faces lines the street with hands outstretched for candy from elves and to greet the man in red and Mrs. Claus, who arrived just after 1 p.m.

Eight-year-old Hazel Eaton greets Santa and Mrs. Claus Saturday at village hall as they step of their carriage.
http://www.thewellingtonenterprise.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2017/12/web1_IMG_2923.jpgEight-year-old Hazel Eaton greets Santa and Mrs. Claus Saturday at village hall as they step of their carriage.

Daisy Arntz says hello to Santa.
http://www.thewellingtonenterprise.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2017/12/web1_IMG_2926.jpgDaisy Arntz says hello to Santa.

Chasity Snyder and Peyton Schaffer play ring-around-the-rosie as they wait for Santa to arrive.
http://www.thewellingtonenterprise.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2017/12/web1_IMG_2904.jpgChasity Snyder and Peyton Schaffer play ring-around-the-rosie as they wait for Santa to arrive.

Carrigan Rourke performs her duties as an elf.
http://www.thewellingtonenterprise.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2017/12/web1_IMG_2916.jpgCarrigan Rourke performs her duties as an elf.

Jaycie and Josephine Kazmierczak glimpse down the street and see Santa in the distance.
http://www.thewellingtonenterprise.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2017/12/web1_IMG_2914.jpgJaycie and Josephine Kazmierczak glimpse down the street and see Santa in the distance.

The Dukes marching band entertains the crowd while waiting for Santa’s arrival.
http://www.thewellingtonenterprise.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2017/12/web1_IMG_2894.jpgThe Dukes marching band entertains the crowd while waiting for Santa’s arrival.

Horses lead Santa down South Main Street.
http://www.thewellingtonenterprise.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2017/12/web1_IMG_2919.jpgHorses lead Santa down South Main Street.

Dennis and Rebecca Hartman lead the parade.
http://www.thewellingtonenterprise.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2017/12/web1_IMG_2910.jpgDennis and Rebecca Hartman lead the parade.