On December 14th, Santa and his jolly crew surprised nearly 400 students at Gault Street Elementary School as part of VNY’s Adopt-A-School program and holiday celebration.
Arriving in a convoy of classic cars, Santa and friends made their entrance on the school playground for a festive morning of excitement and activities. Alongside his lively snowman and playful reindeer companions, Santa also distributed surprise gifts from VNY to the students. VNY’s own mascot, Vinny, also made an appearance to usher in some high-flying holiday fun, talk about the exciting world of aviation and the vital role it plays in the community.
Prior to Santa’s arrival, students were treated to a performance by the wizard Glenndalf, with an interactive segment to entertain and astound with comedy and magic. The event culminated with Santa’s playground tour and meet-and-greet with his companions. “Every year, VNY has had this fantastic opportunity to bring festive fun to our local students,” said Diana Sanchez, VNY Public & Community Relations Director. “We are so glad to be able to highlight this occasion with a visit from Santa and his crew while also exposing students to aviation and interactive educational experiences. It’s a fun, fulfilling day for staff and students alike!”