Santa Claus Comes to Town in a Helicopter

WILMINGTON -- St. Nick arrived at Wilmington's Independence Mall Saturday, where he was greeted by a crowd of adoring fans and the New Hanover High School band.

Kids of all ages were excited to see Santa arrive from the North Pole in a chopper.

Mall officials say if you want to beat major crowds, visit Santa before Thanksgiving.

Reported by Kim Gebbia