Soldiers, Families Ring In Holiday With Santa

Posted at 6:46 PM, Dec 05, 2015

Hundreds of kids lined up outside Division Headquarters on Tuesday at Fort Campbell for a chance to see Santa.

The event, hosted by the post's Morale, Welfare and Recreation program, offered a chance for the families at Fort Campbell to ring in the holiday season every year on December 1.

Lines snaked around inside McAuliffe Hall and streamed outside as the post held a tree lighting ceremony before the kids had a chance to take a picture with Santa.

Marty Sims, sponsorship manager with MWR, said they estimate about 1,500 to 2,000 families come each year for the occasion. The Winter Wonderland exhibit outside the headquarters building was scrapped this year because weather in previous years made it too difficult on scheduling.