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Santa Starts Holiday Season at Yankee Candle

20131130_113917SOUTH DEERFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — Thousands of people turned out for the start of the holiday season at the Yankee Candle in South Deerfield Saturday morning.

There were carolers, balloon animals, sleigh rides, and special discounts on the candles.

Santa Claus even arrived by helicopter.

For most children, the chance to chat with him was the highlight of their visit.

“I really liked it and I enjoyed shaking his hand, and it’s nice to know him,” said 9-year-old Brandon, after meeting Santa.

“I’m here because I want to see the horses and I was going to see Santa,” said eager Santa visitor, Trevon.

Santa even gave each child he met with a special coloring book he wrote himself.

He’ll be available for visits at Yankee Candle throughout the holiday season.

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