Santa Claus has Arrived in EP!
The annual Santa Claus visit to East Providence was held on December 1st at City Hall in East Providence. City councilwoman Anna Sousa from Ward 2 hosted the event. "I am glad that Santa accepted our invitation to return to East Providence," said a smiling Sousa. "I told Mr. and Mrs. Claus that they are always welcomed here!"
Councilwoman Sousa helped to decorate the City Hall foyer and was on hand along with Ward 4 Councilman Brian Faria and Ward 1 Councilman Bob Britto to welcome Santa as he arrived by fire truck to the delight of dozens of children and families.
After singing Christmas carols and lighting the City Hall tree the group followed Santa inside where the children got to talk with Santa, take photos and have refreshments. Each child received a gift bag. This writer was denied a gift bag by Santa because of an age limit, but Mrs. Claus did offer me some hot chocolate and cookies.
To the smiles of all, Santa promised to make East Providence his first stop on Christmas Eve.