Firefighter EMT Steve Anderson, dressed as Santa Clause, and firefighter EMT Kristi Asplund, dressed as Mrs. Clause, ride a fire engine during Santa's Annual Ride with Capital City Fire/Rescue in the Mendenhall Valley at Glacier Valley Elementary School on Dec. 17, 2016. Santa's ride went throughout the Mendenhall Valley, and Capital City Fire/Rescue volunteers handed out candy canes. (Photo by Marlena Sloss).

Firefighter EMT Steve Anderson, dressed as Santa Clause, and firefighter EMT Kristi Asplund, dressed as Mrs. Clause, ride a fire engine during Santa's Annual Ride with Capital City Fire/Rescue in the Mendenhall Valley at Glacier Valley Elementary School on Dec. 17, 2016. Santa's ride went throughout the Mendenhall Valley, and Capital City Fire/Rescue volunteers handed out candy canes. (Photo by Marlena Sloss).

Photos: Santa comes to town

Bridget Bartlett, 6, reacts as she sees Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus riding a fire engine during Santa’s Annual Ride with Capital City Fire/Rescue in the Mendenhall Valley on Aspen Avenue on Dec. 17. CCFR volunteers handed out candy canes.

Savana Martinez, 4, speaks to firefighter EMT Steve Anderson, dressed as Santa Clause, as firefighter EMT Kristi Asplund, dressed as Mrs. Clause, talks with other children during Santa's Annual Ride with Capital City Fire/Rescue in the Mendenhall Valley at Glacier Valley Elementary School on Dec. 17, 2016. Santa's ride went throughout the Mendenhall Valley, and Capital City Fire/Rescue volunteers handed out candy canes. (Photo by Marlena Sloss).

Savana Martinez, 4, speaks to firefighter EMT Steve Anderson, dressed as Santa Clause, as firefighter EMT Kristi Asplund, dressed as Mrs. Clause, talks with other children during Santa’s Annual Ride with Capital City Fire/Rescue in the Mendenhall Valley at Glacier Valley Elementary School on Dec. 17, 2016. Santa’s ride went throughout the Mendenhall Valley, and Capital City Fire/Rescue volunteers handed out candy canes. (Photo by Marlena Sloss).

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