Friends from AirLink and Deschutes County Search and Rescue help old St. Nick land in the Old Mill District.

No one knows how to make an entrance quite like the Man in Red, and we can already feel the magic in the air! Santa Claus is set to arrive in the Old Mill District the day after Thanksgiving, Friday, Nov. 24, at 10 a.m. via a helicopter from our great friends at AirLink Critical Care Transport and the Deschutes County Search and Rescue team. Santa will land on the west event lawn on the westside of the river before the elves and Nutcracker ballerinas help him make his way to SantaLand, located this year next to Sweet Tooth Candy Shoppe.

Santa walks over flag bridge in the OMD.

Santa’s flight into the Old Mill District kicks off five consecutive weekends of SantaLand in the Old Mill District. SantaLand dates are Nov. 24-26, Dec. 1-3, Dec. 8-10, Dec. 15-17, and Dec. 21-23.