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Kiddies romp with Santa at Houston Symphony Magical Musical Morning

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Houston Symphony, Magical Musical Morning, Good Ship Lollipop, December 2012, Santa Claus, St. Nick
Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Houston Symphony, Magical Musical Morning, Good Ship Lollipop, December 2012, Mark Hanson, Christina Hanson, Christopher Hanson, Nicholas Hanson, Andrew Hanson
Christopher Hanson, Mark Hanson, Nicholas Hanson, Christina Hanson, Andrew Hanson Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Houston Symphony, Magical Musical Morning, Good Ship Lollipop, December 2012, Patricia Dewhurst, Caroline Dewhurst, David Dewhurst
Patricia Dewhurst, Caroline Dewhurst, David Dewhurst Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Houston Symphony, Magical Musical Morning, Good Ship Lollipop, December 2012, Courtney Chapoton, Danielle Batchelor
Courtney Chapoton, Danielle Batchelor Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Houston Symphony, Magical Musical Morning, Good Ship Lollipop, December 2012, Jake Wolff, Beth Wolff, Tenley Wolff
Jake Wolff, Beth Wolff, Tenley Wolff Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Houston Symphony, Magical Musical Morning, Good Ship Lollipop, December 2012, Manolo Sanchez, Lucia Sanchez
Manolo Sanchez, Lucia Sanchez Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Houston Symphony, Magical Musical Morning, Good Ship Lollipop, December 2012, Monica Bickers, Bailey Bickers, M.P. Stukenberg, Kate Stukenberg
Monica Bickers, Bailey Bickers, M.P. Stukenberg, Kate Stukenberg Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Houston Symphony, Magical Musical Morning, Good Ship Lollipop, December 2012, Emily Van Houtan, Josephine Van Houtan, Campbell Kurka
Emily Van Houtan, Josephine Van Houtan, Campbell Kurka Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Houston Symphony, Magical Musical Morning, Good Ship Lollipop, December 2012, Elizabeth Yzaguirre, Jake Wolff
Elizabeth Yzaguirre, Jake Wolff Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Houston Symphony, Magical Musical Morning, Good Ship Lollipop, December 2012, Audrey Cochran, Conrad Cochran
Audrey Cochran, Conrad Cochran Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Houston Symphony, Magical Musical Morning, Good Ship Lollipop, December 2012, Layla Tutor, Betty Tutor
Layla Tutor, Betty Tutor Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Houston Symphony, Magical Musical Morning, Good Ship Lollipop, December 2012, Billy McCartney, Kinley McCartney, Christie McCartney, Kellan McCartney, Katie Reese McCartney
Billy McCartney, Kinley McCartney, Katie Reese McCartney, Christie McCartney, Kellan McCartney Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Houston Symphony, Magical Musical Morning, Good Ship Lollipop, December 2012, David Wuthrich, Luke Wuthrich
David Wuthrich, Luke Wuthrich Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Houston Symphony, Magical Musical Morning, Good Ship Lollipop, December 2012, Brooke Richards, Nate Richards, Christian Richards
Brooke Richards, Nate Richards, Christian Richards Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Houston Symphony, Magical Musical Morning, Good Ship Lollipop, December 2012, Allison Conlan, Rebecca Priske
Allison Conlan, Rebecca Priske Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Houston Symphony, Magical Musical Morning, Good Ship Lollipop, December 2012, Santa Claus, St. Nick
Houston Symphony, Magical Musical Morning, Good Ship Lollipop, December 2012, Mark Hanson, Christina Hanson, Christopher Hanson, Nicholas Hanson, Andrew Hanson
Houston Symphony, Magical Musical Morning, Good Ship Lollipop, December 2012, Patricia Dewhurst, Caroline Dewhurst, David Dewhurst
Houston Symphony, Magical Musical Morning, Good Ship Lollipop, December 2012, Courtney Chapoton, Danielle Batchelor
Houston Symphony, Magical Musical Morning, Good Ship Lollipop, December 2012, Jake Wolff, Beth Wolff, Tenley Wolff
Houston Symphony, Magical Musical Morning, Good Ship Lollipop, December 2012, Manolo Sanchez, Lucia Sanchez
Houston Symphony, Magical Musical Morning, Good Ship Lollipop, December 2012, Monica Bickers, Bailey Bickers, M.P. Stukenberg, Kate Stukenberg
Houston Symphony, Magical Musical Morning, Good Ship Lollipop, December 2012, Emily Van Houtan, Josephine Van Houtan, Campbell Kurka
Houston Symphony, Magical Musical Morning, Good Ship Lollipop, December 2012, Elizabeth Yzaguirre, Jake Wolff
Houston Symphony, Magical Musical Morning, Good Ship Lollipop, December 2012, Audrey Cochran, Conrad Cochran
Houston Symphony, Magical Musical Morning, Good Ship Lollipop, December 2012, Layla Tutor, Betty Tutor
Houston Symphony, Magical Musical Morning, Good Ship Lollipop, December 2012, Billy McCartney, Kinley McCartney, Christie McCartney, Kellan McCartney, Katie Reese McCartney
Houston Symphony, Magical Musical Morning, Good Ship Lollipop, December 2012, David Wuthrich, Luke Wuthrich
Houston Symphony, Magical Musical Morning, Good Ship Lollipop, December 2012, Brooke Richards, Nate Richards, Christian Richards
Houston Symphony, Magical Musical Morning, Good Ship Lollipop, December 2012, Allison Conlan, Rebecca Priske

While the instrument petting zoo had its fans and decorating reindeer ornaments and gingerbread cookies was a popular diversion, the big attraction at the Houston Symphony Magical Musical Morning festivity was the photo opp with Santa.

The queue, to be forever commemorated with the big man in red, snaked around the ballroom of River Oaks Country Club as parents and grandparents gathered their kiddos for photographs.

More than 350 young and young-at-heart turned out for the annual holiday fundraiser that this year was chaired by Danielle and Josh Batchelor and Courtney and John Chapoton with Beth Wolff serving as grandparent chair.

In addition to the children and grandchildren of symphony patrons, 16 youngsters from the Salvation Army Family Residence were invited to join the fun which included a kid-friendly brunch of chocolate-chip pancakes and chicken strips as well as traditional brunch fare for the grown-ups.

Houston Symphony musicians and a student string quartet from Virtuosi of Houston provided musical entertainment throughout the morning.

Joining in the merry, merry were symphony fans and their children were Tricia and Lt Gov. David Dewhurst, Audrey Cochran, Betty and Jess Tutor, Joella and Steve Mach, Viviana and David Denechaud, Ting and John Bresenhan, Daniela and Manolo Sanchez, Reece and Fulton Davenport and Houston Symphony CEO Mark Hanson and wife Christina with their three sons - Christopher, Nicholas and Andrew.

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