On Saturday afternoon, while the Schultz Sisters, Lori Pulvermacher, Lana Fabel, and Lyne Daniels, sang, Moon Struck Dancers entertained the crowds at the annual "Deck the Halls" event at the Buffalo Downtown Commons. The bright sun and warm weather brought many to the event. (Photos by D0ug Voerding)


Long lines of youngsters wait to talk to Santa Claus. In the back, Buffalo Princesses serve hot chocolate and cookies, while  others wait for horse-drawn wagon rides.


Little Colton Glur, 1, center, is not too happy sitting on Santa Claus' lap. Much happier are his sister Addison, 4, and his brother Landon, 5. Santa's eyebrows seem to have been caught in his glasses.


Rollie, 3, and Levi, 4, Dupes of Montrose share their Christmas requests with Santa.


Avery, 6, and Riley, 3, Baker of Buffalo, enjoy their visit with Santa.


Buffalo Princesses Cami Daniels, left, and Marah Moy served hot chocolate and cookies to people who came to celebrate "Deck the Halls" at the Buffalo Downtown Commons on Saturday. The princesses said that they ran out of hot chocolate and gave out 400 cookies. In the back is the long line of children and adults waiting to see Santa. Santa Claus Mike Pulvermacher thought that he had greeted at least 250 kids.


As the sun begins to set, people, young and old, enjoy a horse-drawn wagon ride.  The wagon was drawn by Snip and Excel, owned by Ken and Marie Thies of Buffalo, who operate a business that provides horse-drawn carriage rides for a variety of events.