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Santa gets a new ride for Hilton Head lighting festival

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC (WTOC) -

Santa and the Mrs. have upgraded their ride from the sleigh and reindeer.

They arrived in style on Hilton Head Island in the back of a convertible. The annual Christmas tree lighting festival kicked off with the annual parade where family and friends gathered together to greet Santa Claus - Mrs. Claus - and Rudolf the red nosed reindeer.

The event is a traditional yuletide celebration helping Lowcountry residents get into the spirit of the season.

"It's always the Saturday after thanksgiving, because we know that people will have their family and it's a family time," said Kathi Bateson, President and CEO of the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina.

"So, we want the children here, that's why we plan the activities for them, that's why they'll see their friends from school performing and they'll be ornaments they can make and then we also collect food and gifts for deep well."

This is one of three free events the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina holds each year.

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