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Santa lands at the Shoppes at Grand Prairie

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PEORIA (WEEK) -- As the holiday season approaches, Santa Claus made sure to land his sleigh in Peoria. Shoppers doing some holiday shopping at The Shoppes at Grand Prairie received a special visit from Santa Claus on Saturday.

The event included free socially distanced selfies with Santa, carriage rides and stuffed holiday sloths.

Marketing manger Megan Otto wanted to keep the holiday tradition going, even in the face of a pandemic.

"To keep Santa safe and healthy we are keeping him a little bit more distant than maybe we have in the past," Otto said. "This year I think we need a little bit more cheer all the way around so it was really important for us to keep it alive."

Santa will visit every Saturday from 12 pm to 6 pm at the Shoppes at Grand Prairie until Christmas.

Andy Weber

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