Santa Claus came to town Sunday, but Rudolph, Donner, Blitzen and the rest of the reindeer gang was nowhere to be found.
Instead, the Jolly Old Elf arrived by helicopter to the Schaumburg Regional Airport, where he was greeted by about a couple hundred excited youngsters and their families for the Schaumburg Park District's annual "Santa's Flight to Schaumburg."
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"I think it's a lot of fun and we are really looking forward to meeting Santa Claus and seeing him on his helicopter," said Schaumburg resident Jennifer Zorn-Sargent as she waited for Santa's arrival her 3-year-old daughter Kaileigh. "I think it is it's a great idea for the community and for families to get together before Christmas."
Besides visiting with Santa, families who attended the event co-sponsored by the park district and Northwest Flyers were treated to a breakfast buffet, crafts and games,