STRASBURG – Santa and Mrs. Claus made their annual visit to First Bank in town Saturday afternoon in spite of the rain.

Bank workers hosted the event that attracted dozens of people who came downtown to shop and stop in at businesses holding open houses.

Roy Alvarez and his wife, Rosa, brought their grandson, Matt Anderson, to see Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus. Matt lives in Berkeley Spings and visited his grandparents for the weekend, Roy Alvarez said. Earlier that morning the family attended the breakfast held at the Strasburg Fire Department and a bazaar hosted by the Toms Brook Volunteer Fire Department before coming back to see the Clauses.

Roy Alvarez said he hoped for a “peaceful, quiet Christmas” this year.

A couple blocks east, Strasburg opened its events center where vendors sold bundt cakes, hot chocolate and handcrafted Christmas decorations.

The weather forecast prompted organizers of the town’s annual Christmas parade to postpone the event until the following weekend. But visitors and shoppers could be seen walking up and down East King Street even as the rain continued to drizzle.

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