Thanksgiving is still two weeks away, but the big guy in red is already in town.
Santa Claus arrived at West Town Mall for the holiday season at 6:00 pm Thursday evening. He was greeted by dozens of excited children.
They celebrated Santa's arrival with holiday crafts, face painting and balloon art.
The mall also supplied milk and cookies, a letter writing station where kids can pen their wish lists, and a photo booth.
Santa arrives at Knoxville Center Mall on Friday at 6:00 pm.