No snow, no sleigh, no problem: Santa gets lift from Lakeville Fire Chief, listens to Christmas wishes

Dec 2, 2023

LAKEVILLE – Will the children of Lakeville be good enough this year to get presents rather than coal for Christmas?

Naughty and nice lists aside, Santa paid Lakeville an early visit on Saturday, Dec. 2 at the Lakeville Lions tree lighting event, and kids didn’t waste any time informing Santa of their Christmas wishes. 

After conferring with Santa, Noah Chiuppi said that he told Santa that he wanted “a robot set” for Christmas. 

Olivia Darsh said that she likes Christmas “because we get presents.” For her present, she said that she wanted “a surprise.”

Grace Birkett said that she was hoping for “a magic pixie.”

Rather than a sleigh, Santa arrived at the Lions Clubhouse in a truck driven by Lakeville Fire Chief Michael O’Brien. 

In addition to watching the lighting of a Christmas tree, children who attended the event made s'mores by a campfire and got to eat Santa’s favorite food, cookies.

Lakeville Lions President Patrick Marshall said that the tree lighting and meet and greet with Santa is “a good time every year.”

“It’s just a nice community event that we love doing,” Marshall explained.