Photos: Amid swirling snow, Santa touches down in Cutchogue

KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | Instead of his typical sleigh and reindeer, Santa touched down in a helicopter Saturday morning in Cutchogue.

The Christmas season officially opened in Cutchogue Saturday morning as Santa arrived by helicopter in the middle of a snowstorm.

After being treated to a magic show at the firehouse, kids and their parents excitedly watched as Santa made a dramatic arrival in the swirling snow.