Sisters Sadie and Sophie Gallup enjoy the play area while waiting to have their photo taken with Santa. (Photo submitted)
Northville students Cadence Crandall and Adara Wright paint ornaments. (Photo submitted)
Northville fourth-grader Owen Kallen poses with Santa while his younger sister Fiona sneaks in a request to Mrs. Claus. (Photo submitted)
Northville student Lily Whitman enjoys pancakes with her mom, Wendy. (Photo submitted)
Northville student Briella Biron's painted face goes perfectly with the Christmas tree dress she wore. (Photo submitted)

NORTHVILLE — The Northville Central School PTO’s annual Breakfast with Santa event was bigger and better than ever this year.

Kids, families and friends streamed through the door all morning long to eat made-to-order pancakes, paint decorative ornaments, spend time reading and playing, write a letter to Santa and, of course, to visit with Kris Kringle and his lovely wife.

With nearly 150 breakfasts sold in two short hours, this year’s event was the biggest Santa Breakfast yet, according to PTO secretary Cristen Shepard, who added that numerous parents welcomed the addition this year of a play mat for kids waiting to have their picture taken with Santa and a reading area for families. Several high school student volunteers were on hand to help their younger schoolmates write letters to Santa and decorate ornaments. High schoolers also painted trees and stars on the children’s faces, while several eighth-graders organized and operated the photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus.