Winter Wonderland Hosts A Visit From Santa By Echo Menges
Santa arrived by fire truck to the Winter Wonderland light display on Broadway Street in Edina Friday evening, December 10, 2010 and was greeted by dozens of local children who were eagerly awaiting his arrival. A place for him to sit and visit with the kids was set up inside the massive light display along with a tall outdoor heater and a crackling fireplace to warm attendees. Hot chocolate was served by one of the event’s organizers, Roger Waibel, at the entrance to the walk-through light display. The weather cooperated nicely. There was a chill in the air, but the temperature didn’t get nearly as cold as it did the following day. Organizers Mr. and Mrs. Charles McCarty, Mr. and Mrs. Roger Waibel, and Mr. and Mrs. Kelly Hayes hope to continue decorating the lot on Broadway for their neighbors and families to enjoy. Waibel is already thinking about next year’s display and said he has several ideas.