Santa Claus arrives in Rockland by boat

Posted Nov. 25, 2011, at 5:33 p.m.

ROCKLAND, Maine — Reindeer had a rest Friday while the U.S. Coast Guard escorted Santa Claus to Rockland by boat.

Santa kicked off the city’s Festival of Lights celebration Friday, Nov. 25, 2011.

He will be in his workshop outside the Tradewinds Motor Inn on Main Street every Saturday in December from noon to 3 p.m.