PHILADELPHIA, PA, December 21, 2017 – State Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione partnered with state Rep. Angel Cruz and Santa Claus to animate the holiday season for dozens of Philadelphia children yesterday at the senator’s district office in the new Plaza Allegheny shopping center at 400 W. Allegheny Ave.

(From left) Capt. Krista Dahl-Campbell of the Philadelphia Police, state Rep. Angel Cruz, Santa Claus, Cindy Lou Who, The Grinch (reformed version), state Sen. Christine Tartaglione

The second annual Photos with Santa event gave more than 60 wishful youngsters a rare chance to meet Saint Nick in person and get their pictures taken with him, the Grinch Who Stole Christmas and Cindy Lou Who. The Grinch wore his own custom Santa suit in celebration of the festive occasion. Santa’s elves passed out free candy canes and photo prints to all the smiling visitors.

“Seeing so many children get excited to meet Santa, some for the very first time, personifies the joy of the holiday season,” Senator Tartaglione said. “Their eyes light up when they walk into the room and Santa greets them with open arms. It’s a special treat to behold.”

Senator Tartaglione opened her new district office in the Plaza Allegheny on Nov. 30. The shopping center also features a Save-a-Lot supermarket, along with restaurants, an auto parts retailer, shops and medical offices. The senator’s office is in Suite E-11 and is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. excluding holidays.

The senator’s friendly staff can assist constituents with many state-related services such as driver’s license renewals, auto registration, handicapped parking placards, unemployment applications, home heating assistance and property tax/rent rebates. The multi-lingual staff can also help with Spanish-English translations.

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