Opening Day for the two day, Holidays at Empire Mine, drew a record crowd Friday and attendance wasn’t bad on Saturday even with the rain. Park Aide Christian Latner said the park was bustling the day after Thanksgiving.
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Latner said Saturday drew about 500 more visitors, and that was not bad for a rainy day.
A favorite at the event is a visit with Santa Claus. Santa said that he was busy on Friday.
Santa said children had a different view of Christmas this year.
Santa did say one young woman had a special request.
One little girl, Anna knew what she wants and even brought a catalog to show Santa.
Anna also shared what her brother wants.
1700 visitors in one day is close to if not a park record for a single day of Holidays at Empire Mine.
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