It's another month yet before Santa Claus will make his way down the chimney, but he took some time on Saturday to ring in the season at the Meadowbrook Mall and find out what the kids are hoping for this Christmas.
Children were able to ride into the Sears court with Santa on the mall's train.
Families also had a chance to get their children's picture taken on Santa's lap.
Parents who brought their kids to the event say there's one simple reason they come each year.
Parent Eric Phillips says it's "mostly just the enjoyment of the kids and everything like that."
Santa will be at the Meadowbrook Mall through Christmas Eve.