Santa wishes

Anxious boys and girls lined up to meet Santa and Mrs. Claus when Santa’s House opened on Wednesday.
Krystle Wagner
Dec 6, 2012


Lucy Beber, 5, of Grand Haven Township, was the first in line to see the jolly elf.

“(I have) pictures of Santa’s House when I was a little girl,” said Lucy’s mom, Kim Beber. “We’re continuing the tradition.”

Lucy brought her list to read to Santa, which she proudly signed, “Love Lucy.”

Spring Lake resident Kyle Nutt and his family also stopped at the house on Wednesday night.

Nutt said there’s one part of his visit that is the best.

“Telling him what you want for Christmas,” he said.

An iPod Touch and other gadgets were among the most asked for gifts, Santa said. Other hopeful gifts include a bike, a green helicopter and a Barbie dollhouse.

For Gwen Ortquist, 7, the one thing she wanted was a zebra-print bedspread that is purple with black stripes.

Ortquist, of Grand Haven, said she was looking forward to her visit with Santa.

“We don’t get to see him that often,” she said. “We’re excited to tell him what we want.”

St. Nicholas will continue to greet visitors on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 6-8 p.m., and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Dec. 22.

There’s no cost to visit and have pictures taken, but they ask for donations for the Tri-Cities Kiwanis Club and other children’s programs.

To read more of this story, see today’s print or e-edition of the Grand Haven Tribune.


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