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Santa Claus is coming to town on Saturdays

Santa and the Mrs. collect letters from Santa, then mosey to Bella Caffe for photo opps.

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Santa and Mrs. Claus weren’t pulled by eight tiny reindeer on this particular occasion, rather they were assisted by an ATV driven by Bella Caffe owner Thom Peterson.
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Children may drop off their wish lists to Santa. A bright red mailbox is stationed at Pioneer Park.

Jolly Ol’ St. Nick sweeps through downtown Park Rapids on a festive sleigh, exclaiming “ho, ho, ho” and “Merry Christmas!” on Saturday afternoons to collect the letters.

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Theodore Butler, 2, chats with Mr. and Mrs. Claus on Nov. 26, accompanied by mom Treal Butler, April Weiss and 4-month-old Grace Weiss.
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Santa (a.k.a. Bud Gates) and the Mrs. (a.k.a. Deb Gates) will return around 10:45 a.m. on Saturdays, Dec. 3, 10 and 17 to retrieve more letters.

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Jacob Abseliamov seemed a bit taken aback to encounter Mr. and Mrs. Claus at Pioneer Park on Saturday. He was strolling downtown with parents Candice and Timur.
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Children can visit and take photos with the Clauses from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays at Bella Caffe.

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Shannon Geisen is editor of the Park Rapids Enterprise.
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