The first day of Christmas in the Country took place Saturday in Glendale.
Children stood in line to meet Santa Claus while grownups spent time Christmas shopping in downtown stores.
The man in the red suit is what keeps Lynn Braner and her family coming back every year.
“Kids like to see Santa and Mrs. Claus,” Braner said.
Along with getting a photo taken with Santa, children can write him a letter with the help of Mrs. Claus. The children receive personalized letters in return, Braner said.