Santa Claus was popular, as usual, at the Flossmoor holiday festival on Saturday, Nov. 26. He had some difficulty starting the trek from the library lawn to Flossmoor Park for the tree-lighting ceremony because so many late-arriving kids needed his attention.
But Santa had some competition from two new features at the event, one planned and one spontaneous.
The South Suburban Trombone Choir was on the schedule, and the nine-member all-trombone group charmed the crowd with brass versions of traditional holiday melodies.
"We all need a little more trombone . . .