WILLIAMSPORT - Bundled in a blanket, 6-year-old Nikkie watched as Santa Claus came to town aboard a firetruck.
As a horse-drawn sleigh passed, her eyes became like saucers.
Those are the big dogs, Pat Price told Nikkie, a black and tan miniature dachshund who swiveled with excitement in Price's arms as the pair took in the sights Sunday during Williamsport's holiday parade.
Majorettes, and musicians wearing elf ears and white-trimmed red hats, accompanied Santa Claus to Byron Memorial Park, where hundreds of people applauded the lighting of a winter wonderland.
In droves, they walked past houses with Christmas displays and wreathes.
"I think it's a good way to bring Christmas in," said Michelle Short, who stood near her 10-year-old stepdaughter, Jordyn, at the park.