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Santa visits Thronateeska Heritage Center

Santa shows off one of the Christmas trees (Source: WALB) Santa shows off one of the Christmas trees (Source: WALB)
Just a few of the more than 6,000 Santas, Santa has collected throughout the years. (Source: WALB) Just a few of the more than 6,000 Santas, Santa has collected throughout the years. (Source: WALB)
Children make picture frames for their pictures with Santa (Source: WALB) Children make picture frames for their pictures with Santa (Source: WALB)
Hannah Beth Hembree, Program Manager, Thronateeska Heritage Center (Source: WALB) Hannah Beth Hembree, Program Manager, Thronateeska Heritage Center (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

As Christmas inches closer, Santa made an appearance in the Good Life City today.

More than 50 children met Saint Nick at Thronateeska Heritage Center.

It was the land of 1,000 Santas, but Kris Kringle said he has collected more than 6,000 Santa replicas from all different decades and countries.

Hannah Beth Hembree, Programs Manager for Thronateeska, said for the past decade this event has been a staple at Thronateeska bringing joy to a lot of children.

"My favorite part of this event is seeing all the kids. They're just so overwhelmed seeing all the Santas. It's definitely my favorite part," said Hembree.

And the children got to snap a picture with Santa, and craft picture frames to store their keepsake.

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