NORTHBOROUGH – Santa Claus, indeed, did come to town Dec. 18, although he wasn’t riding in a sleigh led by reindeer.
Residents throughout Northborough gathered in various schools, parks and in their front yards to wave as Santa drove by in a Northborough Fire Department truck.
Anne Boyden took pictures as her kids, Sarah and Thomas, waved to Santa at Ellsworth McAfee Park.
“Sarah and Thomas were excited about the chance to say ‘Merry Christmas’ to Santa,” Boyden told the Community Advocate.
The park was one of Santa’s many stops throughout Northborough. The event, in turn, was a partnership between the Northborough Recreation and Fire departments.
Santa visited the Zeh, Melican, Lincoln Street and Proctor schools before visiting the Town Common, Assabet Park, Ellsworth McAfee and Memorial and Casey fields.
That doesn’t include the many streets the fire truck also drove down.
For the Boydens, it was the second time they participated in the event.
“Last year, I think, we were a little nervous,” Boyden said. “But, this year, it’s super exciting.”
“I think it’s such a fun and safe way to celebrate Christmas,” she continued. “When there are so many things we can’t do now, this is so special.”