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Santa Claus arrives at Yankee Candle Village

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SOUTH DEERFIELD, MA (WSHM) -

The weekend after Thanksgiving is always a busy time at Yankee Candle Village.

Once again, thousands made their way to the village for the arrival of Santa Claus, who dropped in from a helicopter at 10 a.m. on Saturday.

After settling in, families waited in long lines to spend a few minutes with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

One family that has made the trip up from Connecticut for the last seven years told CBS 3 that it's always a fun experience.

Not only was Santa a big hit, so were the horse-drawn carriage rides in the parking lot.

Yankee Candle said this is their busiest weekend of the year.

Santa will be back on Sunday. He will arrive to a mini-parade around the village beginning at 10 a.m.

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