Santa’s Castle hosts 8,000 visitors

This mother goat is a favorite at Santa’s Castle.

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Santa’s Castle wrapped up a good year with 8,000 visitors from all 50 states. Santa Claus gave away 3,500 books to children. Kids wrote 850 letters to Santa and all of them received personal replies from the Castle.

The youngest visitor was a four-week-old baby.

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