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Sam Penrod reporting The countdown to Christmas is officially on. Santa made an appearance at the University Mall in Orem, today.
It felt like Santa brought the cold air from the North Pole this morning. It was really cold at the mall, but well worth the wait when Santa arrived in Orem this morning on a special mode of transportation.
Instead of jingle bells, we knew Santa was on his way with the roar of Chopper Five in the air.
Our Chopper Five made a special delivery with Santa Claus to the University Mall in Orem and hundreds of people were here to welcome him to Orem.
Everyone lined up outside of the landing zone and Santa went around the crowd to say hi to everyone and remind them that they need to be very good, because Christmas is just 27 days away!
Santa Claus: "I am so happy to be here. Today is great. The helicopter ride was great. Thanks for having me down here in Orem."
Chopper Five will be making another special delivery with Santa, tonight at the Gateway at 7 pm. So if you missed Santa in Orem, you have another chance tonight.