The 3rd annual 1000 Islands River Santa Festival saw Santa arriving in style by boat to a crowd of more than 1300 children to receive their Christmas gifts.

Santa and Mrs.Claus arrived by boat on Saturday, December 19,  in Alexandria Bay to the delight of over 1300 children and more than 300 adults. The gifts that were not handed out were donated to Samaritan Medical Center and Galisano Children's Hospital in Syracuse.