While he may not have made the journey by train this year, Santa arrived as usual in downtown Kirkwood on Saturday, Nov. 19 for the annual Downtown Kirkwood Holiday Walk.

Santa visited with children, took pictures and heard Christmas wishes as Mrs. Claus led holiday sing-a-longs. Local shops featured festive fare as Downtown Kirkwood donned its most wintery attire in the form of decorations.

Check out scenes from the event in the gallery below!

Photos by Diana Linsley.