Santa Claus himself greeted youngsters and families at the Pelican Rapids Historic City Hall, at a special Santa “Meet and Greet” Nov. 25, hosted by the Merchants on the Move and Chamber of Commerce.

 Right, Izzi, Ian and Ibrahim Saric said three cheers for Santa. 

Below, father Chad Starr and his son Brooks, who recently moved into Pelican, got close up and personal with Santa.  Chad recently joined Lake Region Electric Cooperative.  

Below right, visiting from New London, Minn., Kinley and Kyla Ottoson.

Santa will be paying numerous visits to the area, including: 

Old Saint Nick will be hanging out among the flowers at Brown Eyed Susan’s in Pelican Rapids from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3.

Make sure to dress warmly on Saturday, Dec. 10, if you head over to Santa Day at the Erhard Town Hall from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., where the Erhard 4th of July Committee is sponsoring hay rides if the weather holds up.

Santa visits Minnesota National Bank, from 4-6 p.m., Dec. 16, featuring goodies and photos with Santa.

Lakeland General Store is hosting Kris Kringle along with Trowbridge Creek Zoo Animals on Saturday, Dec. 17, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.