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Jolly old Saint Nicholas visits Ellsworth

Santa Claus reads “Pip and Posy” to children in the Holbrook Library on Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Dec. 13, 2018. Santa’s operations stretch across the globe, but even with his busy schedule, he still finds time to interact with children on a personal level. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jette Carr)

Santa Claus reads “Pip and Posy” to children in the Holbrook Library on Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Dec. 13, 2018. Santa’s operations stretch across the globe, but even with his busy schedule, he still finds time to interact with children on a personal level. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jette Carr)

Santa Claus speaks to children at the Holbrook Library on Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Dec. 13, 2018. Just 12 days prior his adventures on Christmas Eve, Santa took the time to spread holiday cheer with the children of Ellsworth AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman John Ennis)

Santa Claus speaks to children at the Holbrook Library on Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Dec. 13, 2018. Just 12 days prior his adventures on Christmas Eve, Santa took the time to spread holiday cheer with the children of Ellsworth AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman John Ennis)

Kris Kringle visits with the children of Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., during “Santa and Me Story Time” at the Holbrook Library on Dec. 13, 2018. The “bringer of cheer” was escorted to the library by the Ellsworth AFB fire department. Though his schedule is quite packed this time of year, he took the time to meet with kids on base and to read them a holiday story. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt. Jette Carr)

Kris Kringle visits with the children of Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., during “Santa and Me Story Time” at the Holbrook Library on Dec. 13, 2018. The “bringer of cheer” was escorted to the library by the Ellsworth AFB fire department. Though his schedule is quite packed this time of year, he took the time to meet with kids on base and to read them a holiday story. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt. Jette Carr)

Jolly old Saint Nicholas shares candy canes with children at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Dec. 13, 2018, during “Santa and Me Story Time.” Saint Nick was escorted by the Ellsworth AFB fire department to Holbrook Library, where he read a holiday book and visited with kids. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman John Ennis)

Jolly old Saint Nicholas shares candy canes with children at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Dec. 13, 2018, during “Santa and Me Story Time.” Saint Nick was escorted by the Ellsworth AFB fire department to Holbrook Library, where he read a holiday book and visited with kids. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman John Ennis)

Jolly old Saint Nicholas shares candy canes with children at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Dec. 13, 2018, during “Santa and Me Story Time.” Saint Nick was escorted by the Ellsworth AFB fire department to Holbrook Library, where he read a holiday book and visited with kids. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jette Carr)

Jolly old Saint Nicholas shares candy canes with children at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Dec. 13, 2018, during “Santa and Me Story Time.” Saint Nick was escorted by the Ellsworth AFB fire department to Holbrook Library, where he read a holiday book and visited with kids. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jette Carr)

Santa Claus gives out high fives to kids at the Holbrook Library on Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Dec. 13, 2018. Father Christmas visited the base to read a book with the good boys and girls of Ellsworth AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jette Carr)

Santa Claus gives out high fives to kids at the Holbrook Library on Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Dec. 13, 2018. Father Christmas visited the base to read a book with the good boys and girls of Ellsworth AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jette Carr)

Members of the 28th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department visit with families on Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., on Dec. 13, 2018, following the conclusion of “Santa and Me Story Time” at the Holbrook Library. Firefighters escorted Santa Claus to the library earlier that day so he could read to the base’s children. After Santa left, the firefighters invited the Airmen and their families to tour a fire truck. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman John Ennis)

Members of the 28th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department visit with families on Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., on Dec. 13, 2018, following the conclusion of “Santa and Me Story Time” at the Holbrook Library. Firefighters escorted Santa Claus to the library earlier that day so he could read to the base’s children. After Santa left, the firefighters invited the Airmen and their families to tour a fire truck. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman John Ennis)

A child at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., is given the chance sit passenger in a stationary fire truck on Dec. 13, 2018. Following a “Santa and Me Story Time” event at the Holbrook Library, attendees were invited to the parking lot to tour a fire truck and visit with firefighters from the 28th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman John Ennis)

A child at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., is given the chance sit passenger in a stationary fire truck on Dec. 13, 2018. Following a “Santa and Me Story Time” event at the Holbrook Library, attendees were invited to the parking lot to tour a fire truck and visit with firefighters from the 28th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman John Ennis)

A Santa Claus doll sits in the front window of a fire truck on Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Dec. 13, 2018. Following a “Santa and Me Story Time” event at the Holbrook Library, Airmen and their families were invited to the parking lot to tour a fire truck and visit with firefighters from the 28th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman John Ennis)

A Santa Claus doll sits in the front window of a fire truck on Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Dec. 13, 2018. Following a “Santa and Me Story Time” event at the Holbrook Library, Airmen and their families were invited to the parking lot to tour a fire truck and visit with firefighters from the 28th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman John Ennis)

A child at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., is given the chance sit in the front seat of a fire truck on Dec. 13, 2018. Following a “Santa and Me Story Time” event at the Holbrook Library, attendees were invited to the parking lot to tour a fire truck and visit with firefighters from the 28th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman John Ennis)
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A child at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., is given the chance sit in the front seat of a fire truck on Dec. 13, 2018. Following a “Santa and Me Story Time” event at the Holbrook Library, attendees were invited to the parking lot to tour a fire truck and visit with firefighters from the 28th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman John Ennis)

Airmen and their families are shown the different components of a fire truck following the “Santa and Me Story Time” event at the Holbrook Library on Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Dec. 13, 2018. The 28th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department escorted Santa Claus to the library, where he visited with the base’s children and read a holiday story. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jette Carr)
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Airmen and their families are shown the different components of a fire truck following the “Santa and Me Story Time” event at the Holbrook Library on Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Dec. 13, 2018. The 28th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department escorted Santa Claus to the library, where he visited with the base’s children and read a holiday story. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jette Carr)

A child is shown the different components of a fire truck on Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Dec. 13, 2018. Following a “Santa and Me Story Time” event at the Holbrook Library, attendees were invited to the parking lot to tour a fire truck and visit with firefighters from the 28th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman John Ennis)
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A child is shown the different components of a fire truck on Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Dec. 13, 2018. Following a “Santa and Me Story Time” event at the Holbrook Library, attendees were invited to the parking lot to tour a fire truck and visit with firefighters from the 28th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman John Ennis)

ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. -- Santa Claus read to children at the Holbrook Library on Ellsworth Air Force Base during a "Santa and Me Story Time" event on Dec. 13. Santa’s operations stretch across the globe, but even with his busy schedule, he still finds time to visit with good little boys and girls around the world and spread holiday cheer. 

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