FARGO, N.D. -- Christmas came early for the Fargo Air Museum. Saint Nick himself stopped by to say hi to kids, trading his sleigh for a shinier upgrade.

Nearly a hundred families crowded around the museum to get a peek at Santa.

This is the 7th year the museum has done a "Santa Fly-In" It's a big hit with families, especially kids. Brandon Anderson brought his 5 kids to the fly-in. He says they barely stood still the whole time.

"Well, I had him on my shoulders so he could see and I could feel him getting excited, jumping up and down shouting 'yeah'," said Anderson.

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The visit was even more special for Adam Myhre and his mom, Brandi.

"My son is deaf with co-clear implants, so when he sees Santa he's not sure if he wants to sign first or just jump on his lap - today he just walked right up there and got on his lap like - I'm gonna tell you what I want," said Brandi.

Brandi and Adam, like all the other families visiting Santa, got to tour the museum for free. A big line formed for pictures with Santa. But Brandi says the most special part is seeing her son get out in the community.

"I think it's very important as a social aspect to be very involved in the community, especially being deaf. He also has perthes disease, and that's a physical ailment on him and even with his walker we are here and we're not letting it tear us down - we're gonna keep going," she said.