SOUTHBOROUGH – Families flocked to St. Mark’s School field on Dec. 4 for the return of a spectacular sight at Southborough’s 44th annual Santa Day.
Santa Claus arrived by helicopter along with this year’s event chair Andrea Thomas, who was dressed as an elf.
After landing and greeting the crowd, Santa listened to children’s gift requests across the street in the Community House. There, kids could also create ornaments.
Outside of the Community House, refreshments were served and Algonquin Regional High School singers performed carols a cappella.
Last year’s pandemic restrictions altered this longtime holiday tradition, with Santa riding around town via a firetruck to maintain social distancing. A firetruck was also his mode of transportation a few times in previous years due to inclement weather.
Santa Day is organized by Kindergroup, a cooperative playgroup in Southborough.