Santa Makes Stop In Bedford At Otis Park

(BEDFORD) – Santa and Mrs. Claus stopped at Otis Park on Thursday evening to meet and greet children and hear what they want for Christmas.

Audio: Bedford Parks Director Barry Jeskewich
Santa listens intently to a child’s Christmas wishes.

The children first stopped at the Bathhouse for some cookies and refreshments. They colored Christmas pictures and watched Christmas movies before heading to the sleigh to see Santa and Mrs. Claus.

From left to right: MaryAnn Roach, Jamie McClain, Kathy Myers, and Jane Hayes hand out cookies Thursday evening.

Santa’s sleigh arrived to take groups of children up to the North Pole to see Santa and Mrs. Claus. Santa Claus Lane was decorated with Christmas lights on the trees and other Christmas themed lighting was scattered along the way.

In asking Nolan Reagan what he was going to request from Santa this year he said – “I am going to keep that a secret.”

From left to right: Nora Reagan, Nolan Reagan, Macie Johnston, and Addie Johnston prepare to leave to the North Pole.

When arriving at the North Pole the children made their way to first see Mrs. Claus who read “Twas The Night Before Christmas.” After the story, children visited with Santa’s Elves who handed out treats and prepared them to meet Santa. One by one they sat by Santa and told them their requests.

Mrs. Claus reading “It Was A Night Before Christmas”

The North Pole had two fireplaces crackling with a warm fire to keep everyone warm. The atmosphere was festive and both adults and children shared in the holiday spirit amongst the holiday decorations.

Ellie and Macy Horton greet the children

Santa’s Sleigh then brought the children back down the hill. On the way down WBIW asked the children if they had fun. They all answering was a big loud “YES”.  When asked if they all got in their requests to Santa, there was another big loud “Yes.” Macie Johnston said that she had a lot of fun.

Santa’s Sleigh

Santa will be in Bedford both Friday and Saturday evening from 5:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. Tickets are $2 for visitors ages 6 and above. Children under the age of 5 are free.