EL DORADO — True to fashion, Santa Claus braved the elements to visit the boys and girls this year — but it wasn’t the cold or snow he had to battle, it was coronavirus restrictions.


On Saturday, Santa greeted visitors at the 1885 Foster Schoolhouse in El Dorado, which was decorated with lamps and a Christmas tree courtesy of Cardinal Creek Farms.


Despite the challenges, Santa and his elves at the Kansas Oil Museum made sure every child who ventured out had the opportunity to tell him what they wanted for Christmas. Whether in person at a safe and social distance, or by dropping a letter off at the drive-thru mailbox, children gave him their list and assured Santa of their best behavior all year long.


This year only one family at a time could meet with Santa during festivities at the Kansas Oil Museum in El Dorado. Masks were required for all in attendance.


Visitors were treated to candy canes and hot cocoa or apple cider compliments of Hogoboom Oilfield Trucking.