When Santa Claus arrived at the special workshop set up by Penn Yan Lions Dec. 22, children who attend the Penn Yan Head Start Program were more than thrilled.

Each year, the Lions Club sets up the automated North Pole workshop, which is now 50 years old, according to Lion Dan Banach. The children are taken on a wagon ride through town, and brought to the location of the workshop celebration.

After Santa spends some quality time with each child, Lions help the children assemble their gifts.