Santa Claus has come to Lincoln.
Saturday night, Santa and his reindeer landed at Southpointe Mall to help light the annual Christmas tree.
Saint Nick had the help of Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer, the Gingerbread Man and holiday elves to help him light the tree.
The crowd cheering them on was full of Christmas shoppers and families eager to kick off the holiday season.
"It was a nice night," said Heather Schossow. "We just had a wonderful time doing our Christmas shopping, get the kids out here so they can get ready for Santa to come."
Santa is taking time off from building toys to listen to what Lincoln kids want for Christmas. He'll be at the Southpointe Mall Friday and Saturday from noon to eight and Sunday from noon to five all the way up to Christmas Eve.