Oakland officials held their annual Santa Day at the gazebo in the town center on Saturday, and children of all ages, including a 5-week-old and a college student, took turns sitting on the jolly old elf’s lap. Cookies were given to the good boys and girls (isn’t everyone good this time of year?).
Several food trucks lined the street, and residents could pick up dinner before enjoying the Christmas Sing-Along at the steps of the Oakland Meeting Hall. Participants received candle-shaped lights to wave as the sun set. A youth chorus led the crowd in singing songs celebrating Christmas.
The Town Commission also took part in a tree-planting ceremony at nearby VanderLey Park.