Giving Santa an earful of wishes


This little girl took full advantage of Fayetteville’s Santa visit to let the jolly old elf know what her family wants under the Christmas tree this year. The event was part of the holiday celebration Saturday that saw thousands view a parade and witness the tree-lighting at the gazebo on the square. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Below, the Downtown Christmas Parade in Fayetteville on Dec. 5 and the endless activities that followed were attended by well over 2,000 people. Most of those stayed after the parade to meet Santa, hear a variety of live music, participate in activities for the kids, sip hot chocolate and, of course, gather around the large Christmas tree for the annual lighting. Photo/Ben Nelms.