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Santa visits Park Ridge

PARK RIDGE (WAOW) - A special visit for children in Park Ridge Thursday night.

Santa and Mrs. Claus came into houses and heard what children wanted for Christmas. The Park Ridge Fire Department drove to different homes in the area. This is the 73rd year Santa has come to town.

Organizers say there's nothing better than seeing children's faces light up when Santa comes.

"When you drive up to the houses, you'll see them in the windows waiting and looking for Santa to come and it takes us a couple hours,” said Ron Slicer, the Park Ridge fire chief. “Two and a half hours to do this so some of them wait in the window pretty long."

Santa also gave out treats and gift bags to children. Organizers say it's their favorite part of the holidays.

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