Photo: Santa arrives
Santa makes his grand entrance down the escalators at Charleston Town Center mall's Center Court. The jolly old elf will be at the mall every day through Christmas.
Hermey the elf, Rudolph and Bumble the Snow Monster get excited as Santa is spotted at the top of the escalator.
Sarah Majestro, right, Caitlyn Rawlings, center, both of Charleston, and other elves react to the "Shining Chimes" light show, which debuted Wednesday night and featured the mall's 16 new giant ball ornaments. The ornaments were wrapped with embellished garlands and hung between large light curtains. The display contains more than 42 miles of copper wire and more than 100,000 LED light bulbs.