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PHOTOS: Santa Sightings at Castro Village and Ice Creamery

The Alameda County Fire Department's station 25 on San Miguel Avenue made two special deliveries this past week.

The arrived in style this past week — thanks to the firefighters of station 25 on San Miguel Avenue.

On Friday, St. Nick made his debut at the Castro Village to the cheerful holiday melodies of The Silver Lining, a local female a cappella group in support of cancer research.

He took pictures with kids of all ages...and species. Prince, a 13-year-old pekingese from San Lorenzo dressed for the occasion in a matching Santa suit and calmly sat on Mr. Claus' lap.

"We get quite a few dogs each year," said Santa's helper Becky Fryer. "But last year we got a pot belly pig."

Over at on Saturday, Santa made a similar grand entrance via firetruck.

Despite ongoing , Santa was able to make his way onto the newly-paved side walk along with Mrs. Claus and his little helper.

During Saturday's Santa debut, Knudsen's also passed out samples of their vanilla ice cream, which they .

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