JOHN SHAW | WESTPORT-SOUTH BEACH HISTORICAL SOCIETY
                                Children and their families surround Santa under the Destruction Island lighthouse lens in the Westport Maritime Museum Saturday during the Westport Santa by the Sea celebration.

JOHN SHAW | WESTPORT-SOUTH BEACH HISTORICAL SOCIETY Children and their families surround Santa under the Destruction Island lighthouse lens in the Westport Maritime Museum Saturday during the Westport Santa by the Sea celebration.

Santa, snacks, pirates and shopping at Santa by the Sea celebration

  • Thu Dec 6th, 2018 1:30am
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Santa arrived at Float 6 at the Westport Marina Saturday, Dec. 1, to a crowd of waiting children there to tell him what they wanted for Christmas, part of the 2018 Westport Santa by the Sea celebration.

Santa traded in his sleigh for a Coast Guard vessel, which delivered him to the marina around 10:30 a.m. He was then escorted to the Destruction Island Lighthouse Lens Exhibit Hall on the grounds of the Westport Maritime Museum, kids in tow, where he met with kids and their families under the lighthouse lens.

The holiday craft bazaar and bake sale next door in McCausland Hall was well attended and offered dozens of handcrafted treats and gift items. Down the street at the Tackle Box event center was Shop with a Pirate, the annual free kids-only store where kids can shop, enjoy free refreshments, get their gifts wrapped and play games with volunteers from the South Beach Buccaneers.

 

JOHN SHAW | WESTPORT-SOUTH BEACH HISTORICAL SOCIETY
                                Santa sits beneath the Destruction Island lighthouse lens in the Westport Maritime Museum Saturday. He was there to greet children and their families having arrived earlier in the day at the Westport Marina for the annual Santa by the Sea celebration.

JOHN SHAW | WESTPORT-SOUTH BEACH HISTORICAL SOCIETY Santa sits beneath the Destruction Island lighthouse lens in the Westport Maritime Museum Saturday. He was there to greet children and their families having arrived earlier in the day at the Westport Marina for the annual Santa by the Sea celebration.

PHOTO COURTESY BROOK MAPLES PRIEST
                                Family members enjoy refreshments at the annual Shop with a Pirate event at the Tackle Box in Westport Dec. 1. Part of the 2018 Santa by the Sea celebration, kids got to pick out gifts for friends and family and have them wrapped by volunteers from the South Beach Buccaneers.

PHOTO COURTESY BROOK MAPLES PRIEST Family members enjoy refreshments at the annual Shop with a Pirate event at the Tackle Box in Westport Dec. 1. Part of the 2018 Santa by the Sea celebration, kids got to pick out gifts for friends and family and have them wrapped by volunteers from the South Beach Buccaneers.

KRIS COX | LOST RIVER PHOTOGRAPHY
                                Santa prepares to board a Coast Guard vessel to be transported to Float 6 in the Westport Marina to greet families at the annual Santa by the Sea celebration Dec. 1.

KRIS COX | LOST RIVER PHOTOGRAPHY Santa prepares to board a Coast Guard vessel to be transported to Float 6 in the Westport Marina to greet families at the annual Santa by the Sea celebration Dec. 1.

JOHN SHAW | WESTPORT-SOUTH BEACH HISTORICAL SOCIETY
                                Dozens of handcrafted items were for sale at the Santa by the Sea craft fair in Westports McCausland Hall Dec. 1 during the Santa by the Sea celebration.

JOHN SHAW | WESTPORT-SOUTH BEACH HISTORICAL SOCIETY Dozens of handcrafted items were for sale at the Santa by the Sea craft fair in Westports McCausland Hall Dec. 1 during the Santa by the Sea celebration.