A winter rain storm grounded Santa’s helicopter this morning, but he still made the trip to Leesburg—where families had lined up to meet him—thanks a lift from the fire company.
The visit was part of the second annual Santa Lands event at the Virginia Village shopping center. Reviving a decades-old holiday tradition, the plan was for Santa to arrive by helicopter and land in the parking lot before spending the day meeting with children and hearing their last-minute Christmas wishes.
While the weather didn’t cooperate, Santa arrived on time to find families lined up along the storefronts. Nearly 1,000 children had registered in advance for the event.