Santa Claus greets children during Christmas on the Square
Dec. 2, 2011 at 6:02 a.m.
Updated Dec. 3, 2011 at 6:03 a.m.
An elf, who goes by the name of Kate Garcia, guards the gazebo where Santa Claus was greeting children during the lighting ceremony in DeLeon Plaza.
Before entering the gazebo, children were exposed to bright lights and subjected to interrogation to determine whether they were "naughty or nice." Naughty children were denied entry to the gazebo's inner sanctum, while the nice were granted privileged access to Santa's lap.
Mrs. Claus confirmed that the helper elves were unable to find any naughty children.