On Friday night people crowded into River Park Square Mall to see Santa Claus for the first time this year. While waiting for Santa, David Wolfe sang some holiday classics, including "Jingle Bell Rock," and Tom McArthur, the announcer for the night, kept up-to-date with Santa's estimated arrival time via walkie talkie.
Then, Santa was spotted at the top of the escalator waving and shouting "Merry Christmas!" and was greeted with cheers. Once Santa reached the Christmas tree, he took a few moments to say hello to his elves, and then pointed up to the top of the tree and it instantly lit. David Wolfe then led everybody in one last song as Santa mingled with excited children, who were ready to tell him what they wanted.