Santa Claus kicks off H.G. Harder's Christmas event

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Santa Claus made his way to H.G. Harder's Park in style Saturday night.

Santa arrived at H.G. Harder's in Panama City in a helicopter with a little help from the Bay County Sheriff's Office.

His arrival kicked off the annual Christmas at Harder's Park event put on by Bay County Parks and Recreation.

The event featured Christmas lights and displays around the pond and the chance to hang out with Saint Nick and even see his workshop.

"This is our first time out here to have our Christmas party and we're excited to see all the things that they have set up and we're really excited to see Santa's arrival by the helicopter," Melissa Wooten said, alongside Girl Scout Troop 161.

The lights will be available for visitors to see through January 5th.