Remsen Celebrates “Old Fashioned Christmas”

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Santa Claus was in Remsen Monday evening for the Old Fashioned Christmas.  He turned on the lights for the Community Christmas Tree, then listened to youngsters wish list.

(Remsen) — The strong winds and blowing snow, along with the falling temperatures didn’t stop the Old Fashioned Christmas in Remsen on Monday evening.  Santa Claus arrived in town on a Remsen Fire Truck, and gathered the children to start the countdown to when the Community Christmas Tree would be lighted.
Shortly afterwards, the North Pole resident went inside the Remsen Museum and listened to the children’s Christmas wish lists. Businesses had remained open, offering refreshments. Hot
chocolate and warm apple cider were common among the refreshments.  Holiday goodies were being sold at the Remsen VFW Hall. The St. Mary’s boys basketball team helped youngsters with the decorating of Christmas cookies, and also at “Kids Corner,” children were able to select various gifts that they would give to their parents. The weather conditions did cause many people to vacate the area soon after the community
tree was officially lighted.