Santa Claus came to town in fine Bay Village-style Sunday, Dec. 7, as kids lined the streets for his annual Fire Truck ride through the city and then joined in for the annual Community Tree Lighting at the Cahoon Park Gazebo.
“It was wall-to-wall kids the entire route,” said organizer Eric Eakin, who rode with Santa on the annual tour that begins at Bradley Road Park and winds its way through the community.
Fair weather made it a great afternoon to wave at Santa and then head to the Community House to hear the program sponsored by the Bay Village Kiwanis and the Bay Village Historical Society. A reading of ‘The Night Before Christmas’ by Huntington Playhouse Director Tom Meyrose and carols from the Bay High Choraleers added to the festivities. A highlight at Rose Hill Museum was a collection of Gingerbread Houses crafted by Bay students.
At 3:30, Santa was escorted out of the Community House to the Gazebo where he was warmly welcomed by Councilmen Paul Koomar and Dwight Clark before lighting the tree with the help of kids in excited attendance. It was a great day in Bay!