Santa ditches sled, crashes Christmas party by chopper

POMPANO BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) - Children at a Christmas party in Pompano Beach were greeted, not by the sound of sleigh bells, but by the whirr of helicopter blades.

Old St. Nick, as it turns out, ditched his sled and reindeer when he made a grand entrance from a Broward Sheriff’s Office helicopter at the St. Coleman’s Catholic Church’s annual soiree for disadvantaged youth, Saturday.

Santa Claus’ early appearance was part of a day of fun set up to bring some holiday joy to South Florida families in need.

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