Yule rules! Rudolph joins revelers in Atascadero

Families bundled up Friday in Atascadero’s historic Colony District to celebrate the holiday season, meet Santa Claus and have some icy fun on the Central Coast.

The free event once again featured giant snow slides and piles of crushed ice for play.

New this year was an early 20th century carousel with miniature horses in aluminum castings of wooden carvings that youngsters rode for free.