PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Santa Claus gets a big sendoff as he begins his annual journey to deliver Christmas gifts. Families gathered in temperatures of -8 degrees Fahrenheit at Santa’s official residence in Finland.READ MORE: 'Hold Him Accountable': Philadelphia School District Teacher Let Student Make Wooden Gun In Shop Class, Parent Says
That’s inside the Arctic Circle.At Least 3 People Shot, Killed In Violent Thursday Night In Philadelphia
The elves put on a song-and-dance performance to wish him luck.
Then he left his village with reindeer leading the way.MORE NEWS: Colonial School District In Delaware May Resort To Online Learning Amid School Bus Driver Shortage
Eyewitness News was told he’s heading to the North Pole to stock up his sleigh.