Santa on the Square

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Posted December 7, 2022 | Photos by Bruce Ackerman
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  • Santa Claus holds Aubrey Hankins, 7 weeks, as Mrs. Claus and her parents, Carrissa and Cody Hankins look on on the first night of Santa On The Square on the Ocala Downtown Square in Ocala, Fla. on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022. Children and their families can visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus every Tuesday and Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. through Dec. 15 before Christmas in the City of Ocala sponsored Santa On The Square. [Bruce Ackerman/Ocala Gazette] 2022.
  • Jake Lohman, 2, right, tells Santa Claus what he wants for Christmas as he sits with his father, Matt, as Mrs. Claus looks on the first night of Santa On The Square on the Ocala Downtown Square in Ocala, Fla. on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022. Children and their families can visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus every Tuesday and Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. through Dec. 15 before Christmas in the City of Ocala sponsored Santa On The Square. [Bruce Ackerman/Ocala Gazette] 2022.
  • Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus visit with James Gonzalez, 7, his sister, Nayeli, 1, and his twin brother, Jeremy, 7, left to right, on the first night of Santa On The Square on the Ocala Downtown Square in Ocala, Fla. on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022. Children and their families can visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus every Tuesday and Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. through Dec. 15 before Christmas in the City of Ocala sponsored Santa On The Square. [Bruce Ackerman/Ocala Gazette] 2022.
  • Nayeli Gonzalez, 1, holds hands with Santa Claus as she visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus on the first night of Santa On The Square on the Ocala Downtown Square in Ocala, Fla. on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022. Children and their families can visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus every Tuesday and Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. through Dec. 15 before Christmas in the City of Ocala sponsored Santa On The Square. [Bruce Ackerman/Ocala Gazette] 2022.
  • Kash Gershaw, 7, second from right, tells Santa Claus what he wants for Christmas as he sits with his sister, Kalee, 6, right, as Mrs. Claus looks on the first night of Santa On The Square on the Ocala Downtown Square in Ocala, Fla. on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022. Children and their families can visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus every Tuesday and Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. through Dec. 15 before Christmas in the City of Ocala sponsored Santa On The Square. [Bruce Ackerman/Ocala Gazette] 2022.
  • Sophia Rodriguez, 6 months, begins to cry as she visits with Santa Claus on the first night of Santa On The Square on the Ocala Downtown Square in Ocala, Fla. on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022. Children and their families can visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus every Tuesday and Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. through Dec. 15 before Christmas in the City of Ocala sponsored Santa On The Square. [Bruce Ackerman/Ocala Gazette] 2022.
  • Sophia Rodriguez, 6 months, checks to see if Santa Claus' beard is real as she visits with Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus with her mother, Zerimar Ramirez, on the first night of Santa On The Square on the Ocala Downtown Square in Ocala, Fla. on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022. Children and their families can visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus every Tuesday and Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. through Dec. 15 before Christmas in the City of Ocala sponsored Santa On The Square. [Bruce Ackerman/Ocala Gazette] 2022.

The City of Ocala is hosting Mr. & Mrs. Santa on the downtown square every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m., Dec. 6-15.
All parents are invited to bring cameras to capture the holiday magic.

For more information, visit www.ocalafl.org/holidays or call the City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department at 352-368-5517.