Santa Claus says he was very comfortable travelling around Niagara-on-the-Lake in his sleigh, even though it took him several hours to complete his route.
He started at 9:15 a.m. in Glendale, and made his way through all five villages, finishing up around 4:15 p.m.
There were streets where a lot of adults and kids came out to wave at him, which he enjoyed enormously. “I was really happy to see the number of people who came out. It was great to see all the kids with their names on signs for me.”
Standing up and waving helped to keep him warm, and although there were also long, cold stretches were there were few people waiting for him, it was worth it, he says, to have seen all the smiling faces. “It felt really good.”
He was a little stiff and sore at the end of the day, but Mrs. Claus was waiting for him in the North Pole with a heating pad.
By the next day he felt great, ready to get back to work helping his elves get toys ready for Christmas.
He will be back in NOTL on Christmas Eve with presents to deliver, he promises.