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Santa comes to River Park Square for 43rd year

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Santa Claus visited River Park Square over the weekend. Santa Claus visited River Park Square over the weekend.
SPOKANE, Wash. -

The kids at the mall know this is the real Santa Claus. For some, that means a lot of pressure.

"I'm excited but I'm also kind of nervous," seven-year-old Ilyana says. She's asking Santa for a snow cone maker this year.

Other requests from kids include a Care Bear, a blade builder, new Buzz Lightyear toys, a dress from the movie Frozen, and a hamburger.

It's almost an hour wait, but parents tell us it's worth it. One mom tells us it's all her kids have been able to talk about for the last new weeks.  

When I ask Mr. Claus how long he's been doing this, he reminds me, "I've been doing it forever."

He says he's been coming to this mall for 43 years, and every year he greets the kids with a twinkle in his eye.

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