JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -

Santa Claus arrived at the Avenues Mall in Jacksonville via helicopter Friday night.

Families joined to watch and Santa flew in for the holiday season.

People were treated to an interactive snow display, fireworks and festive activities as part of the celebration to welcome Santa to Jacksonville.

After traveling all the way from the North Pole, Santa will make the Avenues Mall's winter wonderland home until Christmas Eve.

PHOTOS: Santa comes to the Avenues

Published On: Dec 24 2013 03:30:45 PM EST   Updated On: Nov 08 2013 10:53:12 PM EST

Santa Claus arrived at the Avenues Mall in Jacksonville via helicopter Friday night.

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