Santa welcomed to Belfast

Dec 13, 2015
Photo by: Stephanie Grinnell Santa arrived in Belfast aboard a Front Street Shipyard vessel.

Motoring in by boat, Santa Claus was greeted by a crowd gathered at the boat launch Dec. 12 before climbing aboard a horse-drawn wagon to Belfast Boathouse.

Santa came to Belfast as one attraction during Holiday on the Harbor, which offered photos with Santa, ornament-making, cookie decorating, games, a balloon artist, snacks and horse-drawn wagon rides. In addition, Cold Comfort Theater presented "The Grouch that Stole Happiness" and Elf Erica from Belfast Free Library read a Christmas story.

Events during the day were sponsored by Belfast Parks and Recreation Department, Belfast Chamber of Commerce and Cornerspring Montessori School.

As Santa makes his way through the crowd, a horse-drawn wagon from Meadow Creek Farm in East Sumner is prepared. (Photo by: Stephanie Grinnell)
Santa waves to the group gathered by the harbor as a horse-drawn wagon whisks him away to Belfast Boathouse. (Photo by: Stephanie Grinnell)
(Photo by: Stephanie Grinnell)
After Santa disembarked, people attending Holiday on the Harbor events were offered rides in the horse-drawn wagon. (Photo by: Stephanie Grinnell)
Belfast Boathouse was packed with people seeking audience with Santa, making ornaments and decorating cookies, playing games and drinking hot chocolate as part of the Holiday on the Harbor events Dec. 12. (Photo by: Stephanie Grinnell)
Balloon artist Kyle Edgerly of Belfast fashions one of his creations for a young visitor to holiday festivities at the Boathouse Dec. 12. (Photo by: Stephanie Grinnell)
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Stephanie is editor of The Republican Journal in Belfast. She previously served as editor of Camden Herald following its return in April 2012.

Stephanie also was editor of VillageSoup's Capital Weekly in Augusta and has nearly a decade of experience in the newspaper business ranging from southern and central Maine to Waldo County.

Outside the office, she enjoys reading, cooking and gardening.

Stephanie lives in Washington with her husband Jeff, four children, a dog named Chewbacca, a rabbit and chickens.

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