Apparently due to a lack of snow, Santa and Mrs. Claus utilized other conveyances instead of their sleigh to visit Essex via Lake Champlain Ferry and an Essex Volunteer Fire Department truck. Hugs and candy canes were dispensed by the jolly duo on the ferry dock. Among the other activities for Christmas in Essex were a tree lighting, carol sing-a-long, Pleasant Valley Chorale concert, pancake breakfast at the Essex Volunteer Fire Department’s firehouse, scavenger hunt, vendors and activities for all ages.
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