To celebrate Santa's first day, Greece Ridge Mall hosted a free movie and a parade with Santa Claus. The parade included the Keystone Bagpipe and Drum Corp. and the Paint Alley Crowns, who gave out free balloon animals to the kids. Organizers say it is a way to get a jump start on the holiday season.
"We want to make sure they have a good time while they're here so we try to have a couple different activities for them and make sure they get a little free gift from Santa just to get that holiday spirit going," says marketing director Melanie Fazio.
Santa arrived at Eastview, Marketplace and the Mall at Greece Ridge and will be here until Christmas Eve.