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Santa drops by the beach at Crystal Cove

Santa Claus got sand instead of snow in his boots Saturday when he stopped by the 22nd annual oceanside Christmas celebration at Crystal Cove State Park.

Santa arrived in a lifeguard vehicle to sit on a throne where he took holiday requests as the sun dropped to the horizon. The evening included a tree lighting on the beach.