In Maynard, a new spin on Santa’s sleigh
You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen, Comet and Cupid and Donner and Blitzen. But do you recall Robinson R44? They do in Maynard, where Santa has been making his entrance by helicopter at the Maynard Christmas Parade for two decades. A generation of children has grown up with visions of rotor blades whirling in their heads. Revelers scream in anticipation as the Christmas berry-red copter circles over town before descending on the Clock Tower Place parking lot.