It's the season many children dream about all year long, and Saturday, one Oswego County community celebrated everything about Christmas. Our Candace Hopkins brings us the sights and sounds from Mexico.
MEXICO, N.Y. -- The time until Christmas is slowly ticking down. But while adults are content to have awhile longer to finish their shopping, kids wish the day would come right away.
"We get to open presents and have family over at the end, and have Secret Santa", said Mexico Resident Jacob Poissant.
Santa was on the minds of many of the children in Mexico Saturday, as he and Mrs. Claus rolled into the village by horse drawn carriage. They were taking part in the Christmas in Mexico parade, and set some time aside to meet with good girls and boys, who came ready with their lists.
The annual event brings together area residents and visitors, and with a flick of the switch, officially brings the Christmas season to the village.
"It's great for our community but we really want people from outside the Mexico community to come in and really see what Mexico has to offer," said Christmas in Mexico Coordinator Morgan Fazzio.
"It's nice to see community coming out even in Winter time when it's pretty chilly, you get a pretty good turn out even though it's about twenty degrees out", said Mexico Resident John Larson.
And many of these parents say Christmas takes on a new meaning, when they experience the holiday through the eyes of their children.
"It takes everything about Christmas and makes it even better, to see their smiles is better than anything that you could get", said Mexico Resident Jason Poissant.