120514 fhsanta13There was no shortage of pizza as kids awaited Santa, who arrived with an assist by the Fair Haven Volunteer Fire Department. (Photos by Susan Ericson. Click to enlarge)


120514 fhsanta12A drizzly night didn’t stop the hearty kids and adults of Fair Haven from coming out to greet Santa Claus Friday night.

Leaving his sleigh at the North Pole until Christmas Eve, jolly old St. Nick got a lift to the annual Christmas tree lighting from the Fair Haven Volunteer Fire Department.

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120514 fhsantaMayor Ben Lucarelli was on hand to greet the children and throw the switch that lit up Memorial Park’s Christmas tree. 

120514 fhsanta3Dentist Paul Ferguson hosted cornhole games and a lit a fire pit in front of his office on River Road.

120514 fhsanta6Tweedle Dee Antiques opened its doors to a festive array of vintage clad Christmas trees and live Christmas Carolers.

120514 fhsanta7Cravin’ Haven employees ladled out cups of free chili.

120514 fhsanta8A rather svelte Frosty the Snowman made an appearance.

120514 fhsanta16Maureen Bay, owner of the soon-to-close Gem of an Idea, helped Umberto’s Pizzeria hand out pizza.

120514 fhsanta9And childlike wonder… 

120514 fhsanta18…was all around.