Santa, elves arrive for Medina’s big day

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 30 November 2013 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers

MEDINA – Santa Claus arrived in Medina today by horse-drawn carriage. He was led into town in a mini-parade down Main Street with a band, color guard and elves.

Kathy Blackburn, president of the Orleans County Chamber of Commerce, dressed as an elf and helped direct children in costumes through the downtown business district.

Santa rode in the carriage with Ben Root, 2 ½ of Medina. He won the award for best-dressed elf. Ben is the son of Patrick and Jennifer Root. Ben also was the first one to sit with Santa in the Medina Theater Company. Ben is pictured in his award-winning outfit with Santa, who is scheduled for photos with children from 12:30 to 3 p.m.

Santa will help light the Christmas display in Rotary Park at 5:30.

The parade of lights will be at 6 p.m. More events are also on the schedule. For more information, click here.