Boys and girls dressed up in their spiffiest pajamas to help kick off Santa on Main in Uptown at the Arts Center.

As children rotated around the three arts-and-crafts stations spread across the exhibit floor, the Greenwood Youth Orchestra played a medley of classic Christmas tunes. Glue, glitter, markers, stickers and safety scissors were on every table allowing children to create their own Christmas-themed art.

All the cutting, gluing and coloring made the children hungry and thirsty, so they, accompanied by their parents, went in the back for some milk and cookies. As the children enjoyed their snack, one of Santa’s helpers played holiday festive songs with her guitar, songs such as “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”. She even invited a couple of children to sing “Let It Go” from Disney’s “Frozen”.

Not too soon after, Mr. and Mrs. Claus entered into the room to greet children and ask them about what they wanted for Christmas this year.

Santa left, but one of his elves read a story to the children, which is a new addition to the PJ party festivities.

The night ended with Santa Claus returning to do a singalong with the children.

While Santa might be going back to the North Pole tonight, he will be back today in Uptown to take pictures. The pictures will be $10 per family and Santa will be available from 9 to 11 a.m. and 3 to 5 p.m.

Contact reporter Jonathan Limehouse at 864-943-5644 or follow him on twitter @jon_limehouse.