Photos By Tommy Stafford : ©2010 www.nelsoncountylife.com : Santa Claus arrived in style Wednesday night (12.8.10) at Stoney Creek Bar and Grill. The Wintergreen Fire Department gave him a lift!
Nellysford / Stoney Creek
Nelson County, Virginia
It was a night of caroling, hot chocolate, tree lighting, and of course Santa! He hitched a ride to Stoney Creek Bar & Grill  for their annual tree lighting via a fire truck from Wintergreen Fire & Rescue. “The reindeer have to rest right now, we can’t zap their energy before Christmas Eve. That’s our longest working night of the year,” Santa told us as he was preparing to have kids visit and tell him what they wanted for Christmas.
Jackson Winter (in Santa hat) along with his dad, Colin, his mom, Amy, and sister Anna, give Santa a wish list for this Christmas.
The night began with Christmas carols in front of Stoney Creek Bar and Grill, just before the tree lighting.
Santa gets a helping hand down from the fire truck after arriving at Stoney Creek this past Wednesday night. (12.8.10)
Denise Moldenhauer of Roseland gets her kids ready to see Santa!
After visiting all of the kids in Nelson, Santa went inside where it was warm and a huge buffet awaited him.
Frank Ott of Stoney Creek gets caught in the middle as Santa gives out hugs Wednesday night.
“I have lots to do between now and Christmas Eve, so I will be heading back to the North Pole between my visits here with kids,” Santa told us Wednesday night.
See you later this month Santa!