CHICO, Calif. - All year, thousands of kids wait to sit on Santa’s knee and give him their Christmas wish.
How does that tradition work in the middle of a pandemic?
Sure enough, people are still carrying out the tradition with some change.
Taking a picture with Santa and him asking what we want for Christmas is something that many of us have done in our childhood.
This year, children can still meet Santa and tell him their Christmas wishes.
Not after giving him a hug and sitting on his knew, but through a window of plexiglass.
“We see Santa every year and its unfortunate to not sit on his lap this year, but the setup was really cute and the kids loved it. It was fun. I’m glad we came,” Molly Eggers, a parent, said.
A sign of the times, but children were still able to carry out the tradition.
Many of them are still happy about it.
Priscilla Corts, another parent, said, “I came in a day before to look at the scenery, so I just prepped them in advance, and they were all for it.”
Here is the question, what did they ask for Christmas this year?
Bayly Carstensen, who visited Santa at his workshop, said she wanted a sowing machine and fabrics, while Tisele Delatore wants an Apple tablet.
But, what about Santa?
“A short flight home,” he laughed. “Nothing really. Just to get rid of coronavirus so I can get back to holding kids and putting more smiles on their faces.”
While they could only meet Santa through plexiglass, he still managed to make them smile.