Santa greets children upon his arrival at the Toys for Tots event held at the Sparta Train Station. (Photo by Nancy Madacsi).
SPARTA – This weekend residents had lots of opportunity to celebrate and Santa made an appearance at several holiday events. Santa's appearances included arriving at the Sparta Train Station with Operation Toy Train, and also visiting children at the Pavillion at Station Park, as a part of the 2018 Christmas Festival. Meanwhile, the German Christmas Market was its usual success along the Lake Mohawk Country Club Boardwalk. The event was expanded this year to include vendors at the Police Athletic League building on Station Road. The Christmas Market closes on Sunday, Dec. 2, at 5 p.m.