The holiday event included crafts and a walk to Shain Park.
More than a dozen children, along with their parents and grandparents, made their way down Maple Road yesterday afternoon to Shain Park, where Santa Claus was waiting for them at "his" house. Before heading out to see the jolly man in the red suit, the festivities got started at the Birmingham Historical Museum and Park. Holiday crafts, a large wintertime train set, and a life-sized dollhouse entertained the children before their journey. Accompanied by a police escort, the children braved the cold outdoors for the parade with noisemakers in hand.