Santa's Holiday Hero Express photo by Sam Amundson

Santa’s Holiday Hero Express 2022

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Santa Claus came to West St. Paul tonight with the third annual Holiday Hero Express. The parade featured decorated first responder vehicles from the West St. Paul Police Department, South Metro Fire, and M Health Fairview—with Santa Claus in tow. The parade featured lights and sirens, to the delight of the crowds.

“We try to make their holidays just a little bit brighter, pun intended,” said Terry Johnson, assistant fire chief and fire marshal for South Metro Fire, in an earlier interview.

Here’s a look at the Holiday Hero Express, captured by photographer Sam Amundson:

All photos by Sam Amundson: Sam is a freelance photographer specializing in sports, nature, portraiture, and photojournalism. He’s currently a junior at Two Rivers High School where he runs cross country and plays baseball. Sam lives in St. Paul, Minn., with his parents and sister.

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