Christmas in the Park amplified holiday spirit

Photos by John Gregory

Holiday spirit was on full display as Old Poway Park was bustling with visitors Dec. 14 during the City’s annual Christmas in the Park event.

The highlight was a visit by Santa who arrived on the Poway-Midland Railroad to loud cheers. Santa lit the Community Christmas Tree and made his way to a tent where he listened to the Christmas wishes of children who had lined up to visit with him.

The event also featured live music, crafts, an assortment of food, vendors and carolers. In addition, the park was decorated with holiday lights and many people dressed in old-fashioned garb to add to the holiday atmosphere.